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Consumers Will Soon Have Devices In Their Hands To Detect GMO and Toxic Foods

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How flipping awesome is this gadget? GMO labeling? HA! Doesn’t matter! So there! Take that!

You’v been served, Monsanto…

Consumers Will Soon Have Devices In Their Hands To Detect GMO and Toxic Foods

by – Marco Torres – preventdisease.com
In the not too distant future, consumers will be able to run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, GMOs, pesticides, food safety and more with their smartphones and other hand-held devices.

Every human being on every developed nation on Earth, whether living in a rural or isolated area, in the middle of a large city, or near an industrialized area, now contains at least 700 contaminants in their body including pesticides, pthalates, benzenes, parabens, xylenes and many other carcinogenic and endrocrine disrupting chemicals.

We are being bombarded on a daily basis by an astronomical level of toxicity, all controlled by chemical terrorists on behalf of the food industry. Morever, many of these toxins affect our fertility and those of successive generations.

It’s time for people to know exactly what they are putting in their bodies and technology is coming to the rescue. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a cradle and app that uses a phone’s built-in camera and processing power as a biosensor to detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses and other molecules.

“We’re interested in biodetection that needs to be performed outside of the laboratory,” said team leader Brian Cunningham, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering at Illinois. “Smartphones are making a big impact on our society — the way we get our information, the way we communicate. And they have really powerful computing capability and imaging. A lot of medical conditions might be monitored very inexpensively and non-invasively using mobile platforms like phones. They can detect molecular things, like pathogens, disease biomarkers or DNA, things that are currently only done in big diagnostic labs with lots of expense and large volumes of blood.”

test gmo metals herbicide toxicity“Modern biological research is also allowing an extension of laboratory devices on to small computer chips to detect biological information within DNA sequences,” said biotech specialist Dr. Marek Banaszewski. “Bioinformatic algorithms within programs will aid the identification of transgenes, promoters, and other functional elements of DNA making detection of genetically modified foods on-the-spot and real-time without transportation to a laboratory.”

The wedge-shaped cradle created by Cunningham’s team contains a series of optical components — lenses and filters — found in much larger and more expensive laboratory devices. The cradle holds the phone’s camera in alignment with the optical components.

At the heart of the biosensor is a photonic crystal. A photonic crystal is like a mirror that only reflects one wavelength of light while the rest of the spectrum passes through. When anything biological attaches to the photonic crystal — such as protein, cells, pathogens or DNA — the reflected color will shift from a shorter wavelength to a longer wavelength.

The entire test takes only a few minutes; the app walks the user through the process step by step. Although the cradle holds only about $200 of optical components, it performs as accurately as a large $50,000 spectrophotometer in the laboratory. So now, the device is not only portable, but also affordable for fieldwork in developing nations.

In a paper published in the journal Lab on a Chip, the team demonstrated sensing of an immune system protein, but the slide could be primed for any type of biological molecule or cell type. The researchers are working to improve the manufacturing process for the iPhone cradle and are working on a cradle for Android phones as well. They hope to begin making the cradles available next year.

In addition, Cunningham’s team is working on biosensing tests that could be performed in the field to detect toxins in harvested corn and soybeans, and to detect pathogens in food and water.

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT in Regensburg have also engineered an ingenius solution to detecting toxins – a glove that recognizes if toxic substances are present in the surrounding air.

The protective glove is equipped with custom-made sensor materials and indicates the presence of toxic substances by changing colors. In this regard, the scientists adapted the materials to the corresponding analytes, and thus, the application. The color change — from colorless (no toxic substance) to blue (toxic substance detected). The researchers also envision other potential applications for the glove in the food industry.

Other handheld devices currently in development are portable chemiluminescence detectors, but based on enzyme-catalyzed reactions emitting light. The detection devices for nucleic acids, biotin associated with the target DNA provides the handle for the chemiluminescent detection. The non-radioactive DNA detection chemistry will be able to readily identify single-copy genes in transgenic plants making them suitable for GMO detection.
Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.

http://www.infowars.com/consumers-will-soon-have-devices-in-their-hands-to-detect-gmo-and-toxic-foods/

— with Steve Burns and Garfield Rupe.

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Illinois Illegally Seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup; Kills Remaining Queens

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If anyone supports government inspections of private property, this should be a warning to them.

If you think it would be OK to have government agencies inspecting your home for guns, or even keeping you on a list of gun owners, here is the kind of evidence that shows that governments are, at best, inherently arbitrary and unjust. At worst governments are corrupt and tyrannical.

So now they don’t seem to know what happened to his bees. “Golly. I didn’t know we were supposed to keep track of the property we “confiscate” (i.e. steel) from citizens. I thought we could just arbitrarily go wherever we wanted, taking anything we wanted at any time… with impunity. Why would we have to keep track of it or return it?”

It’s sort of like the gun confiscations that went on after hurricane Katrina. What gives the government a right to take a $300 gun from someone who isn’t causing any trouble at all and who only wants it to protect his property? That is money that government entities are stealing outright from citizens. Would you be OK with some military or law enforcement officer say, “Hey. Give me that valuable object you own.”? Me neither. What if they could just “confiscate it no matter what it was? That’s what we’re looking at here.

Honey bees are absolutely necessary to the growing of food. Just ask the thousands of big farmers that contract with bee keepers to pay to have honey bees put next to their fields or orchards. Without bees, food doesn’t grow. Now our ever-beloved Monsanto has managed to wipe out droves of bees and coming back for the ones that are resistant to their pesticide. The government is apparently on their side.

Should we not have the right to grow food if we want? We should probably leave that up to the government too. They do such a great job with everything else…

 

Illinois Illegally Seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup; Kills Remaining Queens

The Illinois Ag Dept.  illegally seized privately owned bees from renowned naturalist, Terrence Ingram, without providing him with a search warrant and before the court hearing on the matter, reports Prairie Advocate News.

Behind the obvious violations of his Constitutional rights is Monsanto. Ingram was researching Roundup’s effects on bees, which he’s raised for 58 years.  “They ruined 15 years of my research,” he told Prairie Advocate, by stealing most of his stock.

A certified letter from the Ag Dept.’s Apiary Inspection Supervisor, Steven D. Chard, stated:

“During a routine inspection of your honeybee colonies by … Inspectors Susan Kivikko and Eleanor Balson on October 23, 2011, the bacterial disease ‘American Foulbrood’ was detected in a number of colonies located behind your house…. Presence of the disease in some of your colonies was confirmed via test results from the USDA Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland that analyzed samples collected from your apiary….”

Ingram can prove his bees did not have foulbrood, and planned to do so at a hearing set in April, but the state seized his bees at the end of March. They have not returned them and no one at the Ag Dept. seems to know where his bees are.

The bees could have been destroyed, or they could have been turned over to Monsanto to ascertain why some of his bees are resistant to Roundup. Without the bees as evidence, Ingram simply cannot defend against the phony charges of foulbrood.

Worse, all his queens died after Kivikko and Balson “inspected” his property, outside of his presence and without a warrant.

 

Of note, Illinois beekeepers are going underground after Ingram’s experience and refuse to register their hives, in case the state tries to steal their private property on phony claims.

if bees die food won't grow

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New Research Connects RoundUp Active Ingredient Glyphosate Produced by Monsanto to Many Diseases

Debbie Stabenow - has damaged her brain by eating too much GMO food

I have been reading more and more about research showing that many of the newly prolific and mystifying diseases, disorders and syndromes we seem to have so much trouble with here in the United States are connected to the active ingredient glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.

Of course, old research also connected RoundUp to many diseases and disorders as well, but that was back when it was a conspiracy theory to think that the government would ever lie or even be terrible at conducting or interpreting research or even making sure it was valid. Yes, that was way back in the day when people thought maybe some parts of the government weren’t corrupt to the point that they didn’t mind how sick you got or if you died as long as they were personally paid off by huge, super-wealthy corporations.

The next time you hear the term conspiracy theory interpret that to mean “facts that haven’t been proven to the satisfaction of people who can profit from keeping them repressed.”

The video below is very enlightening and I highly recommend it.

Many Diseases Now Connected to RoundUp Active Ingredient Glyphosate Produced by Monsanto

Leaky gut syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis, obesity, heart disease, autism and more–a groundbreaking study now shows a direct link between RoundUp (Glyphosate)-soaked crops and these diseases. And it all goes back to our gut bacteria…

I can not stress enough the importance of watching this video (link below)… but here’s a synopsis for those on a time crunch:

Jeffrey Smith interviews Dr. Stephanie Seneff about Glyphosate from Kristin Canty on Vimeo.

For years, Monsanto assured us that the “metabolic pathway” that enabled RoundUp to kill plants did not exist in the human body. Stephanie Seneff, PhD, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT, has now proven that our gut bacteria does indeed contain the very same metabolic pathway, and it’s being targeted and killed by exposure to RoundUp / consuming RoundUp Ready GMO crops such as corn and soy — in much the same way.

Considering that RoundUp Ready crops represent the primary purpose / large majority of GMO crops world wide, and GMOs are reported to be in >70% of processed foods, this is a significant finding–even more so when contrasted against these specific diseases.

If you only watch the first 5 minutes of this video, you’ll learn enough to be sobered.

If you know anyone with autism in their family, keep watching through the 10 minute mark.

Debbie Stabenow - has damaged her brain by eating too much GMO food

Better yet, make time to watch the whole thing. It’s packed with facts that will make you a far more informed and aware human and (hopefully) motivate you to March Against Monsanto this weekend!

The video:
http://vimeo.com/65914121

The study:
http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416

 

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