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Der Verband @OhneGentechnik
(ihr kennt das Siegel?) feiert sich, weil die bekannte Veränderung eines bekannten Gens in einer Pflanze entdeckt werden kann. Für die #Prozesskennzeichnung gelten jedoch mehr Ausnahmen als Regeln...

#Gentechnikwende #GMO
...fangen wir bei tierisch erzeugten Lebensmitteln an. 1) Fütterungsfristen: fast alle Nutztiere müssen nicht ihr ganzes Leben lang Futter erhalten haben, das nicht als gentechnisch verändert (GV) gekennzeichnet ist. (z.B. Schweine nur bis 4 Monate vor Schlachtung...

...milchproduzierende Tiere bis 3 Monate vorm Melken, Geflügel für die Fleischerzeugung bis 10 Wochen vor Schlachtung, Geflügel für die Eierzeugung bis 6 Wochen vor der Eigewinnung. Muttertiere (Sauen, Kühe, Hennen) dürfen übrigens generell GV-Futter bekommen).

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Preparing teaching materials *all-the-ways* for next semester, and thought I'd start sharing why this zoologist fell in love with #plants

Exhibit A - The nettle.

Defends itself with trichome cells encased in biologically-synthesised glass (silica)...what the what?

When you touch the trichomes, they lacerate your skin, breaking the silica casing & releasing the chemical contents into your dermal tissue.

The stinging sensation = organic acids. Chemical weapons may seem OTT, but when you can't run away, things get serious, quick.

The nettle has also weaponised a communication compound commonly associated with your immune system - histamine.

The histamine that is released from the trichome into your dermal tissue tells your tissue to become more permeable, allowing the organic acids to spread.

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#AfricanNeuroscience [Thread]

Ever wondered what #Neuroscience research looks like in #Africa? For 3 years, we have been working on profiling the neuroscience research landscape in the continent’s 54 countries. Very excited to share our latest work:…

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Why is this important?
#Africa has real potential in #Neuroscience, but needs help to rise from its current position! To do this, we need accurate data that reflects the heterogeneity of research across the continent's 54 countries.

Such data is lacking, as previous estimates about research outputs from #Africa are mostly inaccurate, partly because it is difficult to tell whether the research was, in fact, conducted within Africa or outside the continent in collaboration with #Africanscientists

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1) A thread on #ContactTracing. Yes, it's here. We are watching the #NWO #Agenda21 script play out right in front of our eyes. First we'll show what this is, then I'll share an Anon's opinion of what is really going on. No fear....
2) First, THOUSANDS of #ContactTracers are being hired all over the country. The evidence of this is clear.…
3) Now, who would be attracted to such an invasive job? How EXCITED your neighbor might be to be able to decide the future of your kids and other family members through #ContactTracing! 🙄 Controlling flags, grass length and noisy dogs is just not enough!
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I was writing a rebuttal to Dr Grum’s article “The Case for GMOs” @Ethiobserver . But I have to break my silence as some people, out of their utter ignorance, are relentlessly making ad hominem attacks on #GMO opponents. #Ethiopia
You can search “@kebyes GMO” so that you will learn how enthusiastic I am about the issue. Unlike others who are bashing every opinion/evidence, I like to ask questions first. That is how you learn. So please ask before resorting to attacks, PEOPLE. #Ethiopia
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Tonight I'm going to share highlights from the 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of Technology & Int'l Development" report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation & Global Business Network. Not just the "Lock Step" scenario, but all 4 scenarios. [54 page report]
Following Event 201 (Oct 18 2019), we must concede that the ruling class has been gifted with phenomenal and prophetic intuitions & insights. (They truly are the chosen ones.) Thus it is worthwhile, even mandatory, to study their scenario exercises & simulations.
"We believe that scenario planning has great potential for use in philanthropy to identify unique interventions... scenario planning allows us to achieve impact more effectively." [p 4]
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PARASITIC PLANTS! A thread on why cheating beats competing, for the dodder parasite @jianqiang_wu @MikeAxtell @RunoSteven @kevinfolta @LynnSosnoskie @plantae_org @ASPB @PlantTeaching @QUBIGFS @FrontYoungMinds #Plants #PlantSci #Parasite
For the younger readers out there, a plain language summary on how a plant, commonly called the ‘dodder’ can steal its food and water from other plants, courtesy of the fantastic resource at @FrontYoungMinds… I am also super proud to be an editor here!
The dodder (Cuscuta campestris, or any of the other Cuscuta species) is a parasite, it needs to steal all its food and resource from other plants. The adaptations required to live like this make for a lot of really interesting behavioural contrasts!
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Agrobacterium tumefaciens: soil microbe and genetic engineer by profession. A THREAD on the spectacular biology of the 100% NATURAL genetic modification process, and how we can use it to make better crops #GMO
A. tumefaciens lives in the soil, and is attracted to plant roots by chemicals that are released from naturally occurring wounds. When the microbe makes contact with the plant root, it spits out a plant hormone called cytokinin, which helps it to stick to the plant cells.
High concentrations of plant wound compounds like acetosyringone induce a range of genes in Agrobacterium, changing it from nondescript soil microbe to genetic engineer!
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_Cornell University’s Alliance for White Supremacy - GMOs, NeoColonialism, & the American Dream_

"I couldn’t contain my excitement!
I had gotten into a prestigious ivy league program at #Cornell ...…

"At 36 years old, me, a child raised by a single mother on the little island of #PuertoRico — who had had to give up their spot at other prestigious college programs and settle for public state university at 18 years old — had made it. ..

#MyAFSJourney #AllianceForScience
"My mother had celebrated my achievements of having been accepted to these other schools. Unfortunately, she was not even able to purchase a plane ticket for us to simply visit the schools or to afford the meal plans or housing despite ..

#MyAFSJourney #AllianceForScience
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I believe that your blood group (an “unstudied” science) can also identify your race. (Not absolute. All that body in-breeding over generations.)

Oh, that “Annunaki” conspiracy theory, Ja; to throw the still clearer thinkers off this trail❓ (Ditto DNA)
So that no one even much notices, that even the Bible identifies Ab-RA-ham as being from Ur: a SUMERIAN❗️ (Doesn’t much fit that ENKI / ENLIL, story, there, does it❓🤔)
I also, don’t really believe in anyone called “Hathor.” So what does that say about the interpretation of all those “hieroglyphics” and finds like the “Rosetta stone❓”
#OccamsRazor: if they stole so much of the other history ...❓🤔
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Brazilian Regulator's Irresponsibility Produces #Dengue 'Super Mosquito'… (Portuguese) New hybrid mosquitoes may be more harmful to health and the environment. #gmo
Without being consulted, nor even informed, about the risks to which it would be exposed, the population of the Pedra Branca district was subjected to an experiment between 2013-2015... 1,144 residents were infested with thousands and thousands of #GMO mosquitoes by Oxitec.
The #GMO mozzies had the mission of copulating with Aedes females and transmitting to their offspring a protein capable of killing them before reaching reproductive age. The PR claim was that the GMO insects wouldn't reproduce, much less perpetuate themselves in the environment.
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1/4 Researcher Selim Cetiner of @sabanciu in Turkey sure seems flipped out that @GMWatch ran this clip by @corinnelepage defending Seralini's research finding harm from GMO corn.

Cetiner complains it undermines his discussions w/ reporters.

Email here:…
@sabanciu @GMWatch @corinnelepage 2/4 Selim Cetiner email goes to the AgBioChatter list for help in attack @corinnelepage who defended the Seralini study finding harm from #GMO corn.

See LePage piece posted at @GMWatch in English, here:…

At the time, LePage was MEP repping 450 million
@sabanciu @GMWatch @corinnelepage 3/4 Like magic, Selim Cetiner email to AgBioChatter is forwarded to . . . . #Monsanto


#Monsanto execs then get to work, apparently to hand off #GMO info to Cetiner so he can undermine LePage.

"This is urgent," Sachs writes.…
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Boris Nikolic, "biotech venture capitalist"…
Nikolic was an advisor and attendee at the World Economic Forum
Also in attendance at the Forum was Robert S. Harrison, CEO, Clinton Global Initiative
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Thread 1. For many the main takeway from this report seems to people should 'eat less meat and become a vegetarian' otherwise we face a food crisis. Its clearly a good thing for many reasons to cut meat consumption - health, climate etc. But whats missing from this story....
2. Well first of all - 1 in 3 people already face hunger issues, close to billion face malnutrition not in the future but right now. So the hunger crisis is happening -but of course its happening to people in the global South so it only matters when it might impact 'rich' people
3. Yet a 1/3 of all the food produced is wasted and a 1/3 of all soil eroded. You would be forgiven for thinking this was a result of something magical that could only be fixed by 'individual consumers' changing their habits rather than this has been deliberately engineered.
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Es gibt #GMO-Gegner die ein Riesenproblem zu haben scheinen, dass @PerfectDayFoods jetzt #Eis mit Molke von Mikroorganismen herstellt.

Ich brauche dieses Eis nicht.
Mich stört, dass diese Leute eine wirre Vorstellung von #Natürlichkeit propagieren!…

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Die allermeisten #Milchkühe erhalten nämlich ohnehin #GMO-Futter. Für diejenigen die #Gentechnik sehr kritisch sehen und es daher ablehnen solche Produkte zu kaufen (ich zähle nicht dazu), gibt es Alternativen, aber die sind eine klare Minderheit.…

Zur Natürlichkeit:
keine andere Tierart als die Menschen schwängert konstant #Kühe um ihnen (in den allermeisten Fällen) direkt nach der Geburt das Kalb wegnehmen, damit wir die #Milch trinken oder anderweit nutzen können.……

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#Agenda21 #GlobalScale Let’s start with #dirt

🤔 let’s see Koch Bros....own a fertilizer company. One of the biggest. #WhoOwnsWho #GMO #AlteredDNA #HiveMinds

Top 7 Companies Owned by the Koch Brothers…

Wonder who owns the seeds...
...oh, chemical/pharmaceutical companies. So the major pesticide companies OWN all the seed companies. What a coincidence.…
Does it really affect us?

Messing with the gut is bad for mood. Depression from low serotonin b/c the gut is ill equipped to manufacture it will lead most to 💊 . Perfect for the chemical companies. #MakingMoneyOffMisery……
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To me the push back against #BigPharma #Vaccines #GunControl #Police #Prisons #Abortion #GMO #Monsanto et al and the other top level conspiracy debates are about government control! Think about the polarised sides that these debates take and who is on which side!
Do Democrats want overarching control in a socialist state? They support abortion choices which conservatives say ‘kills’ millions each year! Which can be spun as controlling the reproductive capabilities of some sections of society.
They support Gun Control which would leave the people defenceless against a tyrannical government. The support open borders and mass migration which would undoubtedly create a class of uneducated workers that would be taken advantage of.
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Yesterday morning I attended a talk on the genetic engineering of farmed animals at #AAAS2019. Some thoughts….
First of all, it’s already happening in research labs. It’s probably going to happen commercially. And, as with #GMO plants, the question of whether those animals are “natural” is a distraction.
But in thinking of how this technology will be used, it’s worth considering what conventional breeding has done to the animals we bring into being to serve us.
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If you ever worried that science was being warped by corporate interests, this backpedal by AAAS in giving an award to pesticide researcher should lay that to rest.

Answer seems to be "yes."

@dannyhakim @EricLiptonNYT @lizabio @cgseife @sfoucart @JeanneLenzer1 @mara
@dannyhakim @EricLiptonNYT @lizabio @cgseife @sfoucart @JeanneLenzer1 @mara @fastlerner Nina Federoff is the former President of AAAS. She is now an advisor to a law firm that lobbies for the agrochemical industry and a critic of #GMO reporting "Flacking for GMOs: How the Biotech Industry Cultivates Positive Media—and Discourages Criticism"…
@dannyhakim @EricLiptonNYT @lizabio @cgseife @sfoucart @JeanneLenzer1 @mara @fastlerner Nina Federoff also appeared at the release of the "junk science" book by the American Council on Science and Health, a front group for the chemical industry and #Monsanto…
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Ok, here's my rant. For years I've been asking the #scicomm pros: what do we do if we see the next Andrew Wakefield coming? What is your guidance on that? I have never seen an answer. They focus downstream on "hesitant" parents. Which is also needed. But it's not enough.
Parents are hesitant because they hear bogus claims from crap peddlers. These are amplified by networks of both opportunistic practitioners of various stripes (with detox potions, antineoplastons, movies to sell, for example), as well as just true-beleevers of claims--zealots.
And sometimes it's coming just from pranksters and fakenews peddlers. Some of it may actually be coming from malicious actors and crafted misinformation campaigns in, say, Russia.… Or #organic industry funded malcontents like USRTK.
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...This thread will focus on some of the things covered in a little known FB group called:

"Ethiopian Enoch 1 , Flat Fact Square Earth Truth. Ae Pizza Fe Lie ."

This group differs from other #FLATEARTH groups in the following ways:
* Advanced FE information is presented & shit posting is discouraged.
* Promotion of the "round map" or "debate" are forbidden.
* Redundant experiment, observation & recording of data is encouraged.
* The book "1 Enoch" is the main reference text, (Richard Lawrence Translation)
The main work--started by a man named Sam--is focused on Enoch due to Sam having matched what's described in 1 Enoch Ch. 72, 73, etc, with observable reality. Deeper exploration of the Enoch text gives clues to other occulted knowledge about this realm we call "Earth".
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Well, there goes my day. 239 pages of federal document...

Let's discuss with #bioengineered hashtag. Start without me, I have a meeting soon.

Pet food not included in label rule: "Therefore, although pet food and animal feed are “food” under the FDCA, such foods for animals are not covered by this regulation, pursuant to the amended Act. " pg 8. #bioengineered
"Other examples of “food” under the FDCA include dietary supplements, processing aids, and enzymes." pg 8. #bioengineered Oh, processing aids...does that mean enzymes like in cheese making...?
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Panel 2, on granting agencies and #citizenscience w/ @mgfortin_rd @NSERC_CRSNG + Ted Hewitt @SSHRC_CRSH + Serge Marchand @FRQS1 + Louise Poissant @FRQSC + Michael Strong @CIHR_IRSC #CSPC2018
#CSPC2018 @mgfortin_rd says #citizenscience and participative science is incredibly important. This isn't only including public in research, it's engaging communities who have knowledge incl #indigenous traditional knowledge.
... Current project ongoing, is a northern community that wants to better document the status of their natural resources (air quality, water) and to analyze the impact of #climatechange & other human impacts on these. There is added value to including these communities. #CSPC2018
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