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AND 'WE' WERE TOLD TO STOP FLUSHING ANTIBIOTICS DOWN THE TOILET

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AND 'WE' WERE TOLD TO STOP FLUSHING ANTIBIOTICS DOWN THE TOILET.

FINALLY, the light bulb has been turned on (or the powers to be are finally revealing the truth)! "More and more people are beginning to understand that what we PUT ON OUR FOOD, LAND AND WATER ENDS UP IN OUR BODIES." (quote from Center for Food Safety in an email sent to me from the Center for Food Safety. < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >)

As the following email states; "antibiotics, USDA temporarily allowed them in apple and pear orchards". and "With your help, tetracycline was banned for use in organic apple and pear orchards last year and now, with the National Organic Standards Board's (NOSB) latest vote to ban streptomycin, all uses of antibiotics in organic have been completely eliminated!"

Listed IS tetracycline; which is OBTAINED FROM BACTERIA of the genus STREPTOMYCES. Additionally, the mold Penicillium has been used for years as the antibiotic Penicillin. Streptomyces and Penicillium have been used as biological fungicides on our crops. See HUMANS / ANIMALS & CROSS - INFECTIONS
from PLANTS, SOILS AND INSECTS MANY are the “ACTIVE INGREDIENT” in BIO-CONTROL PRODUCTS @ http://issuu.com/biotechharm/docs/finished.full.cross.over.insects.pl_10ff47f1c3cdb4

STREPTOMYCES is the "active ingredient" IN FUNGICIDES (see Table S-3 [pages 42-43] STREPTOMYCES HUMAN HEALTH RELATED: See Chart on page 23. PENICILLIUM is the "active ingredient" IN FUNGICIDES; See Table P-3 [page 36] PENICILLIUM HUMAN HEALTH RELATED See Chart on page 20.

This information above on the link I provided, is just a very "small" example of what "naturally found" microorganisms, which are being used as the "active ingredient[s]" in bio-control products, and the human health implications.

You may also be interested in watching Anne K Vidaver’s presentation “Cross-infective microbes: from plants to humans” by Anne Vidaver; Enhancing Regulatory Communication Workshop in November 2006. This workshop lasted for three days and was presented before numerous governmental agencies; including the National Institute of Health, Center for Disease Control, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Department of Agriculture ... to name just a few. Additionally, numerous Universities were represented, as well as one ‘private’ Research and Development Biotech Company, which searches the world for novel microorganisms; as candidates for being the “active ingredient[s]” in bio-control products.

As you will see/hear in Dr. Anne K Vidaver's Abstract & Video presentation of “Cross-infective microbes: from plants to humans” she exposed the dangers of some of the “naturally found” bacteria & fungi being used for bio-control products because of the hazards to human health. NOTE: Professor Vidaver seemed to have been sabotaged prior to the workshop as many of her references that were sent in with her abstract before the workshop ended up “missing” . [see footage 00:01:38.0 “I should also say that a couple of the references that I’ve provided with my abstract are missing.“]

VIDEO alone: http://biopesticide.ucr.edu/video/assets/MOV00F_Vidaver.wmv
TRANSCRIPTION with video link: http://issuu.com/biotechharm/docs/vidaver.cross.infective

http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/3159/the-choice-is-simple-choose-organic-apples#

EMAIL RECEIVED:

Dear Sandi,

Last week we scored an important victory to end the use of antibiotics in organic apple and pear production and to uphold organic integrity! Thank you for your support!

More and more people are beginning to understand that what we put on our food, land, and water ends up in our bodies. Organically grown food is the only food legally-mandated to safeguard human health, animal welfare and the environment. That’s why organic is the best choice for people wanting to eat foods grown without the use of toxic, synthetic chemicals; sewage sludge; genetic engineering; growth hormones or irradiation. Although consumers also expect organic to be free of antibiotics, USDA temporarily allowed them in apple and pear orchards to fight the destructive fire blight problem that attacks tree blossoms, limbs and shoots. But last week that all changed.

With your help, tetracycline was banned for use in organic apple and pear orchards last year and now, with the National Organic Standards Board's (NOSB) latest vote to ban streptomycin, all uses of antibiotics in organic have been completely eliminated!

Thanks to the over 50,000 CFS members like you who signed our petitions to the NOSB and to the good work of our allies like Consumers Union, Food and Water Watch, and others, we convinced the NOSB to prohibit the use of streptomycin after 2014 and end antibiotic use in organic once and for all. We could not have achieved this victory without YOU!

For more information on this victory, check out our new video and blog post, “The Choice is Simple: Choose Organic Apples” from CFS’s Organic Policy Director.


By Lisa J. Bunin, PhD, Organic Policy Director
May 15th, 2014

Continuous improvement is the mainstay of organic agriculture. Unlike any other system of food production or product label, “improvements” are integral to the continued success of organic.  In fact, the expectation that organic production systems will continually improve is woven into the very fabric of the organic law—the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA).

One of the ways improvement happens is when a synthetic substance temporarily approved for use in organic is phased-out. That’s exactly what occurred earlier this month when the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)[1] voted to end the allowance of streptomycin, an antibiotic used to fight a persistent bacteria that threatens organic apple and pear orchards.

Antibiotics have never been permitted in organic agriculture with the singular exception of apple and pear production. Since the inception of OFPA, meat and dairy producers have been forbidden to use any antibiotics of any kind. Yet, early in the development of organic regulations, policy makers temporarily allowed both streptomycin and tetracycline as the exception to the organic rule to combat fire blight, a destructive bacteria that attacks tree blossoms, limbs, and shoots. Last year, tetracycline was banned and now, with the NOSB’s latest vote to rid organic of streptomycin, all uses of antibiotics in organic have been completely eliminated.  That’s the beauty of the continuous improvement model.

Consumers buy organic food because it’s a healthy alternative to the many overly processed foods on the market, most of which contain synthetic additives, preservatives, hormones, and dyes. They also do not expect their organic fruit to be grown with the use of antibiotics, much like they do not expect it to be irradiated, genetically engineered, sprayed with persistent toxic pesticides, or fertilized with toxic sewage sludge.  Even knowing this, regulators were persuaded by organic apple and pear growers to temporarily allow the spraying of antibiotics in their orchards until suitable alternatives were identified to manage the highly destructive fire blight problem.  But such exemptions are only temporarily, according to OFPA.  And, organic’s underlying tenant of continuous improvement provided the basis for the NOSB to decide to force an end to antibiotic use, based upon stakeholder input and evidences about available alternatives.

Like many, CFS felt that it took far too long to get antibiotics out of organic given their inherent incompatibility with organic systems.  Research on preventative strategies for orchard and biological controls were slow to emerge and stakeholder pressure and public awareness to eliminate antibiotics built gradually over time.  Mounting evidence that antibiotic use inevitably leads to the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria and decreases the effectiveness of the drug to combat infections made the need stop allowing them more urgent.  Equally important was the robust multi-stakeholder, public participation process—so central to organic’s continuous improvement mandate—which helped facilitate an end to antibiotics in organic once and for all.  That includes more than 50,000 people who signed CFS’ petition calling for the elimination of antibiotics in organic.

It’s a good reminder and worth noting that continuous improvements in a discernible sector of food production never happen, except in organic.  And, even though organic is the healthiest system of food production and the most beneficial for the environment, wildlife, climate, and biodiversity, organic keeps getting better all the time.

[1] The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is a voluntary, 15 member stakeholder Board appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to give ongoing advice on the implementation of the National Organic Program (NOP).  The NOSB is also the gatekeeper of synthetic materials in organic and it recommends to the Secretary which substances should be temporarily allowed and which ones should be phase-out after evaluating the evidence on available alternatives.

 

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*IS THE WORLD BEING  LED TO BELIEVE THAT ONLY "NATURAL" (naturally found in the environment)  BACTERIA AND/OR FUNGUS IS ONLY BEING USED IN MICROBIAL PRODUCTS; BIOPESTICIDES, BIOINSECTICIDES, BIOFUNGICIDES ETC. WHICH ARE BEING USED ON OUR FOOD CROPS, ORNAMENTALS AND/OR USED FOR INSECT CONTROL?   THIS IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE... "MUTANTS" ARE BEING USED THAT THE PUBLIC IS NOT AWARE OF
Are we being led to believe these microbial products are safe??
*It seems that using "mutants" and mutants created using recombinant techniques. (last 2 patents below) doesn’t qualify the claim of "naturally found" bacteria and fungus which are claimed as being the “active ingredient” in microbial biocontrol products.
*When searching the United States Patent Office for the search terms of “Agraquest” and “mutants” the results were twenty (20) United States patents; that were assigned to Agraquest alone and furthermore does not take into account International patents. These patents uses the wording; mutants, mutants thereof and/or recombinant techniques.  There are many MANY more patents that don't list Agraquest as the holder of the patent; but Agraquest's scientists were listed as "inventors" on other company patents. (these are not listed below)
*The reader is invited; NO... encouraged to view the following twenty (20) Agraquest United States patents and decide for themselves whether we can be 100% certain that only “naturally found in the environment” bacteria and/or fungus is being used on our food crops, ornamentals and/or used for insect control.... OR are mutants being used?

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