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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:32 PM

Corporate Giant Kaiser Permanente Comes Out Against GMOs

http://www.willamettelive.com/2012/news/corporate-giant-comes-out-against-gmos/

Corporate Giant Comes Out Against GMOs

By: Salem Weekly Editors
November 15, 2012




It has come to our attention that Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed healthcare organization in the United States, has advised its members against GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in food.

In its Northwest Fall 2012 newsletter, Kaiser suggested membership limit exposure to genetically modified organisms.

“GMOs have been added to our food supply since 1994, but most people don’t know it because the United States does not require labeling of GMOs,” according to the newsletter.

Sounding like a radical organic health proponent, the huge corporate Kaiser continued, “Despite what the biotech industry might say, there is little research on the long-term effects of GMOs on human health.”

Independent studies have shown GMOs to cause organ damage in rats and the inability to reproduce. Kaiser gave tips on how its members can avoid GMOs, including buying organic, looking for the “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal and to download the “ShopNoGMO” app.

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Link from: http://organicconsumers.org/

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proverbialwisdom Nov 2012 OP
Tikki Nov 2012 #1
djean111 Nov 2012 #2
Viva_La_Revolution Nov 2012 #3
AnotherMcIntosh Nov 2012 #4
hedda_foil Nov 2012 #5
freshwest Nov 2012 #10
think Nov 2012 #6
Cha Nov 2012 #7
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #8
femrap Nov 2012 #9
winstars Nov 2012 #12
dreamnightwind Nov 2012 #13
femrap Nov 2012 #17
dreamnightwind Nov 2012 #11
shanti Nov 2012 #16
shanti Nov 2012 #14
bvar22 Nov 2012 #15
proverbialwisdom Nov 2012 #18
DeSwiss Nov 2012 #19
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #20

Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:34 PM

1. ABSOLUTELY....this is a health issue..





Tikki

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:43 PM

2. About time! (n/t)

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:45 PM

3. Gram and Dad have been very happy with Kaiser

at least, as happy as you can be with an insurance company.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:46 PM

4. Very important post! Thank you.

 

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:49 PM

5. Bravo Kaiser! This is really thrilling.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:27 PM

10. Yes, as good as Chrysler going after Romney's lies. And they know about health. Kudos.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:49 PM

6. K&R

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:09 PM

7. WOW! I'm so Happy and Surprised about this "Advice" from

Kaiser..thank you, PW!

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:28 PM

8. Say what you will about Kaiser,

they have one of the best Certified Farmers' Markets in my town. Every Wednesday morning and they're always giving away free stuff. Plus, almost all the vendors are organic.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:14 PM

9. Kaiser has

 

really changed. Back in the Bay Area in the '80's and '90's, they were the worst.

If I have been eating gmo foods since 1994, then I must be feeling what the rats did. Guess they should be doing autopsies of people dying. I wonder what they would look for??

The thought of eating viruses or bacteria makes me

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Response to femrap (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:17 PM

12. A family member works for Kaiser in the Bay Area and say the new CEO is a good man,

who actually worked his way up the ladder. Here is an article recently sent to me:

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2012/11/bernard-tyson-named-to-succeed-george.html

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Response to winstars (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:28 PM

13. He won't be the CEO for another year

I hope he is as good as your friend thinks.

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Response to winstars (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:31 PM

17. I'm glad to

 

hear they are offering better health care.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:42 PM

11. Kaiser totally sucks

I have them and have probably never been more disgusted with any corporation. They'd much rather deny care than provide it. Sometimes it's hard to believe the lengths they'll go to in order to not see you or not treat you. Anyways that's been my experience with them.

I look forward to single payer some day, and dancing on Kaiser's grave.

Glad to see they've come out against GMOs. For that, I rec'd this thread. They're large and powerful, they could bring a lot of weight to this issue.

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Response to dreamnightwind (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:09 PM

16. i had to fight kaiser for a colonoscopy

which is a recommended diagnostic tool. they buckled pretty quickly. after my primary physician denied it, i contacted corporate office and they let me have one. i did have to change PP's, but that was ok, i didn't like her anyway. the only other problem i have had is that they change my PP frequently. just when you are happy and get used to one, they are gone

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:58 PM

14. thanks so much for this

i'm with kaiser and hadn't heard about it.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:03 PM

15. Americans have a RIGHT to know what they are eating.

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Americans should also know that Mr Monsanto (Tom Vilsack) was put in charge of the Department of Agriculture,
and Monsanto Lobbyist/Lawyer was put in charge of the FDA.

Google: Tom Vilsack & Monsanto

Google: Michael Taylor & Monsanto

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:30 AM

18. Thanks, everyone participating on this thread! KP's newsletter is cause for tremendous optimism.

Please share widely.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:29 PM

19. K&R

Non-GMO Shopping Guide


''In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.'' ~George Orwell

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:30 PM

20. don't care

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