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There's a major food fight going on over GMOs, but why all the hoopla over what we harvest? http://yhoo.it/1HZsWyn
GMOs — or genetically modified organisms — were in the spotlight again this past week following controversy at “The Dr. Oz Show” over, among other things, the television host and doctor’s stance on GMOs. It sparked a media firestorm and had people picking sides.
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I just read the GMO article published on Yahoo News.

Here are some interesting facts that are either glossed over or not mentioned in the article:

1. Regarding the quote, "But why all the hoopla over what we harvest?" : This hoopla isn't over what we harvest, it's about a lot more than that, where what we harvest is the least of the issues.

2. The "millions of studies" have never been long term studies that study what the concerns are, just like in #1 above, those studies discuss things that aren't of concern, such as, what are the long term affects on the corn crops that are modified, which says nothing about what it does to organisms that eat the stuff over the long term.

3. The bulk of those studies were only 1 to 2 weeks in length.

4.  The negative affects that the GMO's had on mice and rats was excluded from the final results, and exposed by one Dr. Steven M. Druker. 

5. The Pro-GMO lobbies want Americans to think that every country on the planet is onboard with them.  Other countries are NOT on board.  In fact, they are fighting them, and the Pro-GMO lobbies propagandize those other countries that America is on board with GMOs, when we are not.

6.  One of the largest selling points of GMO's is that it stops the use of pesticides.  This is patently false!  In fact, it now takes more GMO specific pesticides to treat the GMO plants, and those pesticides have NOT been tested for human consumption or their long term affects on people.

7.  GMO companies have cornered, and continue to increase their market share on pesticides.  Every farmer that uses GMO's MUST buy the GMO specific pesticide from the GMO company that produced their GMO seeds, because the GMO's claim the sole Rights to their seeds, and as such, no other company is allowed to study their products to produce a proper pesticide specific to their GMO's other than the owner of the patented GMO seed in question.

8. We know as a fact, today, that the nutrient value of GMO's is breaking down.  If we use the nutrient value of a non-GMO corn cob from 40 years ago as a baseline, today's GMO corn cobs are producing a corn cob that is about 85% of nutrient value, and decreasing.

9. From the article, consider the quote explaining the process of creating GMO's, "taking a gene from one organism and putting it into another one to alter it in a desirable way." :   Now, consider the fact that You are an organism, and that no one has ever studied the long term affects of long term ingestion of those organisms into your body.  No one.

10.  If we combine #'s 6, 8, and 9 we can easily deduce enough probable cause to halt GMO use by stating the obvious.  If the GMO companies "extensively studied GMO's" then why are their crops producing unforeseen affects such as nutrient degradation and the need for GMO specific pesticides, and the continued use of traditional pesticides?  Based on that alone, it should be enough for people to say, "wait, I'm not down with GMO's!"

There's a lot of facts on this topic, please, do NOT accept the commercial and generalized explainations of the issue are.  Dig down deeper and become informed.  The GMO lobbyists are spending billions on force feeding you their "frankin-foods".  Don't let them.
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Pope Francis called it the first genocide of the 20th century. Watch the story behind the Armenian Genocide. http://yhoo.it/1DFESj2 
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Here's what Manny Pacquiao had to say about his upcoming showdown against Floyd Mayweather: http://yhoo.it/1OfjVRH
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In California, Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions for the first time ever. Here's what you need to know about the California water crisis. http://yhoo.it/1FIH7G8
Four years into the historic drought in California, Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions for the first time ever. The restrictions, laid out on April 1, ordered urban water use to be decreased by 25 percent.
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Rolling Stone retracted "A Rape on Campus," but what impact will this have on victims of sexual assault? I spoke with Kelly McBride, media ethicist and VP of academic programs for the Poynter Institute: http://yhoo.it/1GZVO9s
On the heels of the Columbia Journalism Review’s blistering investigation that found Rolling Stone failed in its “reporting, editing, editorial supervision and fact-checking” of its explosive 2014 report about an alleged gang rape on the University of Virginia campus, journalism experts are weighing in on the case.
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Check out my exclusive interview with Ellen Pao about her high-profile gender discrimination case.
HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” a series about hoodie-wearing hipsters coding for cash and dreaming big in the tech world, often feels more like a freewheeling fraternity house than a buttoned-up, billionaire boys’ club. As details of Ellen Pao’s gender-discrimination case against the prominent venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers came to light, the industry and the (mostly) men who fund it sounded as if they were a bit of both.
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The man behind the viral photo, Baltimore bishop M. Cromartie, urges rioters to get off the streets and "follow the cause and protest peacefully" http://yhoo.it/1zeFjoT
Bishop M. Cromartie of Baltimore’s Prophetic Deliverance Ministries has had enough of the violence and rioting in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray. The bishop, who says he saw his own cousin killed by police in 2002, told Yahoo News that it’s his mission to keep kids off the streets and spread the message that it’s OK to protest but not OK to start riots.
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Remembering the Oklahoma City bombing 20 years later http://yhoo.it/1JfcjgH
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When I stopped by Floyd Mayweather's gym in Las Vegas, he took a break from training to tell me about the upcoming match against Manny Pacquiao. http://yhoo.it/1O9U0Lp #MayPac
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 Julia Louis-Dreyfus tells me about Selina Meyer's hopes and dreams for the future of America. http://yhoo.it/1GoKuVr 
Hail to the chief! This week marks the return of America’s favorite foul-mouthed leader, President Selina Meyer, in Season 4 of HBO’s hit comedy “Veep.” Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns in the role that has already won her three Emmys and a SAG Award. With Selina, Julia has accomplished the rare achievement of having a third successful character on TV, following Christine Campbell in “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and, of course, theunforgettab...
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In our exclusive interview, Ellen Pao takes on the boys club of the tech world, discusses the role race plays in the Valley, and responds to the millions of critics and fans who followed her every move as she battled Kleiner Perkins: http;//yhoo.it/1CaZNcN
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Rolling Stone has officially retracted the article, "A Rape on Campus" - watch my intv with UVA student Ryan Duffin: http://yhoo.it/1DNgror
On April 5, Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism will release its review of the discredited Rolling Stone article, "A Rape on Campus." This follows the March 23 announcement by Charlottesville, Va., Police Chief Timothy Longo, stating that there was no evidence to support the shocking story of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, published by the magazine last fall. Ryan Duffin, a UVA student featured in the article under the a...
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Katie Couric (@katiecouric) is an award-winning journalist and TV personality, well-known cancer advocate, and New York Times best-selling author The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives.

In February 2014, she joined Yahoo! News as the Global News Anchor. Prior to her time with Yahoo!, Couric joined the Disney/ABC Television Group in Summer 2011 and served as special correspondent for ABC News. In September 2012, she began hosting a daytime talk show, Katie.

In addition to her journalism work, Katie has been an outspoken advocate for cancer research, specifically colon cancer, founding the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) after losing her husband, Jay Monahan to the disease. She has established the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City in 2004, and co-hosted the network-wide special: "Stand Up 2 Cancer" to on September 5, 2008. (www.standup2cancer.org)

In 2014 she was the Executive Producer of the film Fed Up, which appeared at the Sundance Film Festival.

Katie was the first female solo anchor of an evening newscast at CBS Evening News, after a 15-year stint as co-anchor of NBC's successful Today Show.

Katie lives in New York City with her two daughters.
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    BA English, 1975 - 1979
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