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Appreciating what God gave us

December 7, 2013

Let’s talk about Thanksgiving. What does the word mean to you? It means different things to different people. To some, it’s a religious celebration....

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Dec-10-13 7:23 AM

for the libs, we did not make the world of nature or the creation. we can use it in many ways, but even being alive is a gift. Of course libs believe in the govt. Somehow the libs became god. Maggie is correct. Being thankful is not such a bad thing. The libs never learn this. they call the people greedy who pay the most taxes, the rich. If it were not for the rich, where would we be liberals ? .

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Dec-09-13 8:31 AM

wow, are you liberals desperate. Some how a food study gets into the posts about being thankful. for the first time in history, we have less chance of a famine. over eating is now a problem and the libs say that is bad. Just how stupid are you ? Maggie is right, give thanks for what we have. all done by great minds. i can hardly believe you libs.

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Dec-07-13 12:40 PM

Since the retraction is a wish of many people with links to the GM industry, the suspicion arises that it is a bow of science to industry. ENSSER points out, therefore, that this retraction is a severe blow to the credibility and independence of science, indeed a travesty of science.


Sorry, the second half of these keep getting cut off...

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Dec-07-13 12:39 PM

European Network of Scientists (ENSSER) Comments on the Retraction of the Séralini et al. Study

Journal’s retraction of rat feeding paper is "a travesty of science" and looks like a bow to industry.

Elsevier’s journal Food and Chemical Toxicology has retracted the paper by Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini’s group which found severe toxic effects (including liver congestions and necrosis and kidney nephropathies), increased tumor rates and higher mortality in rats fed Monsanto’s genetically modified NK603 maize and/or the associated herbicide Roundup[1]. The arguments of the journal’s editor for the retraction, however, violate not only the criteria for retraction to which the journal itself subscribes, but any standards of good science. Worse, the names of the reviewers who came to the conclusion that the paper should be retracted, have not been published. Since the retraction is a wish of many people with links to the GM industry, the suspicion arises that it is a bow of scienc

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Dec-07-13 12:23 PM

Judeye, before the usual ranters show up. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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Dec-07-13 8:46 AM

Hey Steinernut where are you? Maggie is calling for a "scientist" to be creative.

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Dec-07-13 7:32 AM walks..bull walks.. I want to know why can they not at least LABEL our foods so we, the consumer, can decide if we want GMO or not.

Getting back to the article...

Thank You Margaret for once again reminding us all of how very much we ALL have to be thankful for. Sometimes in our greed we forget how very much we already have. This year as we celebrate the holidays by giving gifts, you might want to look at gifts of giving. Make a donation to local food banks, hospices, senior citizen centers, those who work with our children, or international groups working to help lift others from the depths of poverty.

If you do decide to give a gift of giving, you also might want to first check Charity Navigator that rates each charity based on how much of the money actually goes to the work and how much is used for 'administrative' costs.

Give Thanks for all. Thanks Margaret again for the reminder.

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Dec-07-13 5:32 AM

How? With the wonderful governemnt we have looking out for our best interests? The headline from the National Post just caught my eye:

"Widely discredited study that fuelled fear of genetically modified 'Frankenfoods' finally retracted" (Postmedia News 28/11/13)

This French study made headlines around the world last year as it claimed to have found evidence that showed a group of rats that were fed a diet of genetically modified Monsanto corn along with Roundup contaminated water - at levels considered safe by US standards, died earlier than the group of rats that were fed non-GMO food. The study went on to report that those rats fed the Monsanto diet also suffered from liver and kidney failure in addition to being riddled with tumors.

For those who have conducted their own research on GMO's, the French study is consistent with other scientific evidence - showing the harm surrounding GMO foods.

The French study retracted their reported findings much to the re

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