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(NaturalNews) One of the brave and the bold, Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai is the newest scientist to stand up to Monsanto. Dr. Shiva says he will give Monsanto a $10 million building that he owns in Cambridge, Massachusetts if the corporation can disprove his statement that there are “no safety assessment standards” for genetically modified organisms.

Dr. Ayyadurai is a systems biologist who has analyzed the effects of the genetic engineering process on the biochemical pathways that affect plant physiology. He has written extensively on the stark contrast between natural, unadulterated crops and genetically engineered ones. He makes it clear that there are no safety assessment standards for GMOs and he can prove it.

Independent scientist finds stark differences between GM soybeans and natural ones

Now Dr. Ayyadurai is challenging Monsanto to come forward and address the issue. The repercussions of just one untested GMO could spell harm for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Genetically engineered crops are controversial and in some eyes, morally wrong. Genetically engineering crops is a completely different field of agricultural control, a deviation from traditional plant breeding. Genetic engineering may combine the DNA of a natural plant with genes from a foreign entity like bacteria. How do these unprecedented gene crossovers affect the plant’s natural compounds and chemistry? How do these changes affect humans or the ecosystem over time?

In one analysis Dr. Ayyadurai found that genetically modified soybeans can accumulate carcinogenic formaldehyde which also led to the depletion of glutathione, a key antioxidant in natural soybeans. When he tested the non-GM soybean plants, there was no buildup of formaldehyde or depletion of glutathione, proving biochemically that GM-soybeans are an inferior and toxic version of natural soybeans.

GMOs approved based on “requirements” not actual safety standards

Dr. Ayyadurai points out that GMOs are approved around the world based on “requirements,” not safety standards. “A standard provides rigorous protocols, processes and procedures,” proclaims Dr. Ayyadurai. “For example, what ingredients should be in the soil and what kind of chemical assay should be done to measure whether that GMO is ‘materially different’ from, or ‘substantially equivalent to,’ its non-GMO counterpart.”

Corporations like Monsanto claim that their GM varieties are “substantially equivalent” to natural seeds and government regulators just assume that they are safe. However, Dr. Ayyadurai’s biological analysis comparing GMOs with natural seeds shows that they are not the same. He proves that GMOs are biochemically different, disrupting molecular systems and equilibrium within the plant’s physiology. “Objective standards to measure equivalence or difference do not exist,” Dr. Ayyadurai insists.

“More importantly, any independent lab should be able to execute those standards, so the results would be reproducible, not just behind closed doors at Monsanto or by a university professor they have funded.”

Objective safety assessment standards needed for all GMOs

Dr. Ayyadurai has gone to great lengths to produce such eye-opening findings, accessing 184 institutions in 23 countries to amalgamate the molecular pathway interaction from 6,497 wet lab tests. Dr. Ayyadurai would like to see Monsanto take an objective approach to achieving safety assessment standards. He would like to see an independent study with legal compliance and agreed-on standards where Monsanto’s GM varieties are grown alongside non-GM crops in the same conditions.

Dr. Ayyadurai points out that the perception of GMO safety is skewed by a country’s economic goals, corporate brainwashing, lobbying and the corruption of academia. The challenge going forward is “to bring the issue forward in a manner that helps the public and scientists to see it clearly” he states.

“If anything, Monsanto has been doing publicity stunts by paying off academics, while spending tens of millions in advertising to brainwash us with beautiful images of African and Indian children frolicking in open fields of flowers, etc., to make us believe that GMOs are safe, while manipulating mainstream media to claim that safety standards for GMOs exist and that the organizations such as the US FDA have determined and assessed the safety of GMOs in the market. This is not true; thus, the challenge.” [Emphasis added]

Sources include:

GMWatch.org

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Honey & Cinnamon Weight Loss Recipe

Both honey and cinnamon are well known for their healing benefits, and they have been popular used as medicine in many remedies as well. You know the nutritious and tasty of these two ingredients, but did you know that the combination of them can also be a booster for weight loss? They will not do this job alone, while combined them with the proper diet and exercise program can help you get your goal faster.

If you are still struggling to lose the unwanted pounds, why not try honey and cinnamon combination?
 
Honey and Cinnamon Combination for Weight Loss

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • a cup of hot water
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey

Mix the cinnamon with hot water and let it cool down.

Add the honey to the mixture when the water cooling to a drinkable temperature, this will keep the honey’s nutritional value.

Stir and drink it.

How to Use This Remedy

It’s suggested to drink this mixture four times a day:

1. In the morning, half an hour before your breakfast. Drink it on an empty stomach will help you increase your metabolic rate and speed up the fat burning process.

2. Between meals, especially if you start feeling hungry and you experience food cravings. The mixture will lessen your appetite and also help you stay focused and alert throughout the day.

3. Consume this mixture before your workout will boost your energy for you to complete your exercise more better. Especially when you exercise on an empty stomach, drink this mixture instead of eating some foods will help you burn more calories, as the body does not need to digest foods during working out.

4. Before your bedtime, drink this mixture will give you a good night sleep and it will also help you combat the night time cravings. As it provides your stomach with the healthy substance to munch on.

Other Ways to Use Honey and Cinnamon Mixture as A Natural Remedy

Honey and Cinnamon for Boosting the Immune System

Used honey and cinnamon as a mixture regularly can improve your overall immune system, as both of them are with anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which make the body strong enough to beat the harmful bacteria and viruses.

Honey and Cinnamon for Better Digestion

Take this mixture before meals will help you digest even the heaviest of meals, this is an effective natural cure for indigestion. It helps promote good bacteria in the colon thus promoting digestion and cleanses the colon by eliminating the toxins too.

Honey and Cinnamon Mixture Lowers Bad Cholesterol

Regular intake the honey and cinnamon mixture lowers bad cholesterol. For best result, mix 3 teaspoons of cinnamon and 2 teaspoon of raw honey in 4dl of green tea, drink 3 times a day. Bad cholesterol will decrease after a few days.

Honey and Cinnamon For Bad Breath

Gargle with the mixture first thing in the morning will make your breath fresh throughout the day.

Honey and Cinnamon For Cough

This mixture also reduces both dry and phlegmatic cough by clearing the phlegm from the chest. Drink it 2-3 times a day to relieve the symptoms of cough.

Honey and Cinnamon For Boosting Energy

You will feel more rested by drinking the mixture regularly, as it helps against fatigue and boost energy levels. Drink it in the morning and in the afternoon, and you will get many essential minerals and vitamins from both ingredients, such as calcium, iron, manganese, vitamin C and vitamin K.

Honey and Cinnamon For Protecting Stomach

This is a natural remedy to deal with some stomach problems, including bloating, gas and acid reflux. It protects the stomach wall by coating it to prevent these normal stomach problems, it also cleans the system of bad bacteria to prevent the infections.

Article Written by Alex Jordan of Natural News

Sources: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, newrealities.com, bembu.com