​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Gene for people;

Gene for congress!  * Gene for People is announcing, "GeneCare," as the replacement for  ObamaCare!  

          

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​"GENE FOR PEOPLE" RECHTZIGEL, CONGRESS MN CD4


​"GENE FOR PEOPLE" is running for Congress against Betty McCollum in MN CD 4


​"GENE FOR PEOPLE" believes Betty McCollum has become a Congressional Zombie(an elected one that goes AGAINST the people; dead representation; talk but no walk; a show but no go)!


​**BOTTOM OF PAGE**CONTACT YOUR U.S. SENATORS** PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW**


1. GENE FOR PEOPLE will represent the real needs of the people in providing modern safe, independent, efficient transportation to the people!

​     On March 31, 2015, CBS Minnesota stated that the "Twin Cities' Traffic Congestion Ranks Among Worst in U.S."  According to a survey of information collected by GPS navigation company TomTom, drivers in the Twin Cities spend an average of 63 hours per year stuck in traffic! 

  • Betty McCollum voted for a four year transportation bill, H.R.22(which included and gave needed moneys to the Export-Import Bank), without trying to rid MN CD4 and the Twin Cities of dangerous traffic congestion, by failing to author a bill or try to amend H.R. 22 (FY2015-FY2019) that could have, could have created NEEDED major construction to double the lanes of I-494 and I-694 and increasing inner freeways accordingly to free up and eliminate all traffic congestion!
  • Betty McCollum voted to keep the Export-Import Bank funding in the transportation bill, H.R.22,(The transportation bill, H.R.22, approves $135,000,000,000 for EACH YEAR of FY2015, FY2016, FY 2017, FY2018, and FY2019 in loans, guarantees, and insurance) the Export-Import Bank is a haven for reports of fraud, waste, and abuse in it's loans! (Examples stated by the OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL ARE: Stefano Guido Vitale pled guilty in March 2016 and Alan Michael Leschyshyn pled guilty in February 2016 to conspiracy  to bank, mail and wire fraud; conspiracy to commit money laundering; and wire fraud.  Tammy Roth Hanania and Edward Peter Hanania pled Guilty in February 2016 and  Bree Ann Davis pled guilty in December 2015 to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and money laundering.  The co-conspirators scheme produced approximately $2.5 million fraudulently obtained proceeds which the defendants agreed to launder through various bank accounts;   there is 33 investigations open as of March 31, 2016 of fraud, waste, and abuse being committed in the Export-Import Bank loans). 
  • ​The $139,100,000 millions owed to Ex-Im Bank by NewSat and the Project is in default!  The $139.100,000 millions given to NewSat of Taxpayers Money Wasted by the Export-Import  Bank loan of fraud, and abuse, could have been used to rid the "Twin Cities" of Traffic Congestion!


​2. GENE FOR PEOPLE will represent the real needs of the people in providing Health to the people by mandating GMO labeling of Foods; and "clean label" & "free of" labeling of vitamins

     Doctors are not up-to-date as stated in the article titled "Do you know what's in your vitamins?" of the Science & Health section of the Minneapolis StarTribune dated Sunday, June 5, 2016, saying, "When she was about four months pregnant...read the ingredient list on the bottle of vitamins her doctor had recommended.  On it were things such as aluminum and titanium dioxide, some of the same ingredients in the laundry detergents and cleaning products she had been throwing away to help ensure her baby was not exposed to them."

​     As Dr. Michael Antoniou, a British molecular scientist, points out, gene-splicing has already resulted in the "unexpected production of toxic substances...in genetically engineered bacteria, yeast, plants, and animals with the problem remaining undetected until a major health hazard has arisen."​​

  • Betty McCollum has failed to give the people the right, to choose, to be Healthy!
  • Betty McCollum on July 23, 2015 voted for ​H.R.1599, ​the Act passed 275 -150(Roll No. 462) the House to Deny Americans the Right to know, or DARK ACT!  ​As the gentleman from Colorado, Mr. POLIS, said, "States have the right to determine their own local laws relating to GMO labeling, and the Federal Government shouldn't interfere."
  • Betty McCollum votes for Monsanto's Right to Deceive Consumers--​despite 93% of Americans in favor of mandatory GMO labeling(Almost everyone, 93% of Americans says the federal government should require labels on food saying whether it's been genetically modified, or "bio-engineered," poll used both phrases [ABC News])!


​3. GENE FOR PEOPLE will represent the real needs of the people in freeing the people from ever increasing darkness and chains of Poverty!  The "establishment" controlled government spending on poverty is misdirected.  A shocking 70% of the money spent on poor people goes not to poor people, but to those that serve poor people.  The '"establishment" controlled government has spent $15,000,000,000 to aid the poor with the bulk of it going to providers.

  • ​Betty McCollum has failed to stop poverty from increasing in Minnesota with childhood poverty increasing in MN CD 4!  In ​Ramsey County, ​which is in CD4, the​ percent of children living in poverty is a shocking, disgraceful high of 25%  


​​​4.  GENE FOR PEOPLE will represent the real needs of the people in making government ​serve the people,​ not condemn, control, and rule over the people like it now is!


​5.  "GENE FOR PEOPLE" RECHTZIGEL WILL  PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY OF HEALTH TO THE PEOPLE BY MANDATING GMO LABELING OF FOODS, EVEN IF "GENE FOR PEOPLE" RECHTZIGEL HAS TO TURN THE GOVERNMENT UPSIDE DOWN TO DO IT!


​"GENE FOR PEOPLE" RECHTZIGEL Quotes part of the chapter titled, ​"HAZARDS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS AND CROPS" from the book FOOD, INC., New York Times Bestseller (​How Industrial Food is Making us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-- And What You Can Do About it​)

​"TOXINS AND POISONS

​GE products clearly have the potential to be toxic and a threat to human health.  In 1989, a genetically engineered brand o l-trypotophan, a common dietary supplement, killed thirty-seven Americans.  More than 5,000 others were permanently disabled or afflicted with a potentially fatal and painful blood disorder, eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (EMS), before it was recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...In 1999, front-page stories in the British press revealed Rowett Institute scientist Dr. Arpad Pusztai"s explosive research findings that ​GE potatoes are poisonous to mammals...The damage to the rats' stomach linings apparently was caused by the CAMV viral promoter, apparently giving the rats a severe viral infection.  Most alarming of all, the CAMV viral promoter is spiced into nearly all GE foods and crops...

INCREASED CANCER RISKS

In 1994, the FDA approved the sale of Monsanto's controversial rBGH.​  This GE hormone is injected into dairy cows to force them to produce more milk...In 1998, Monsanto/FDA documents that had previously been withheld were released by government scientists in Canada showing damage to laboratory rats fed dosages of rBGH.  Significant infiltration of rBGH into the prostrate of the rats as well as thyroid cysts indicated potential cancer hazards from the drug. Subsequently, the government of Canada banned rBGH in early 1999.  The European Union (EU) has had a ban in place since 1994.  Although rBGH continues to be injected into ten percent of all U.S. dairy cows, no other industrialized country has legalized its use...

FOOD ALLERGIES

​In 1996, a major GE food disaster was narrowly averted when Nebraska researchers learned that a Brazil nut gene spliced into soybeans could induce potentially fatal allergies in people sensitive to Brazil nuts...Mandatory labeling is also necessary so that those suffering from food allergies can avoid hazardous GE foods and so that public health officials can trace allergens back to their source when GE-induced food allergies break out...

DAMAGE TO FOOD QUALITY AND NUTRITION

​A 1999 study by Dr. Marc Lapp'e published in the Journal of Medicinal Food ​ found that concentrations of beneficial phytoestrogen compounds thought to protect against heart disease and cancer were lower in GE soybeans than in traditional strains...For example, the milk from cows injected with ​rBGH contains higher levels of pus, bacteria, and fat...

​ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

​When gene engineers splice a foreign gene into a plant or microbe, they often link it to another gene, called an antibiotic resistance marker gene (ARM), that helps determine if the first gene was successfully spiced into the host organism.  Some researchers warn that these ARM genes might unexpectedly recombine with disease-causing bacteria or microbes in the environment or in the guts of animals or people who eat GE food...German researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the guts of bees feeding on gene-altered rapeseed (canola) plants.  EU authorities are currently considering a ban on all GE foods containing antibiotic-resistant marker genes...

INCREASED PESTICIDE RESIDUES

​Contrary to biotech industry propaganda, recent studies have found that U.S. farmers growing GE crops are using just as many toxic pesticides and herbicides as conventional farmers and in some cases are using more...These broad-spectrum herbicides are designed to literally kill everything  green. The leaders in biotechnology are the same giant chemical companies---Monsanto, DuPont, Aventis, and Syngenta (the merger between Novartis and Astra-Zeneca)--- that sell toxic pesticides.  The same companies that create the Herbicide-resistant GE plants are also selling the herbicides.  The farmers are then paying for more herbicide treatment from the same companies that sold them the herbicide-resistant GE seeds...

GENETIC POLLUTION

​"Genetic pollution" and collateral damage from GE field crops already have begun to wreak environmental havoc.  Wind, rain, birds, bees, and insect pollinators have begun carrying genetically altered pollen into adjoining fields, polluting the DNA of crops of organic and non-GE farmers...Because they are alive, gene-altered crops are inherently more unpredictable than chemical pollutants--- they can reproduce, migrate, and mutate.  Once released, it is virtually impossible to recall GE organisms back to the laboratory or the field...

​DAMAGE TO BENEFICIAL INSECTS AND SOIL FERTILITY

​In 1999, Cornell University researchers made a startling discovery.  They found that pollen from ​Bt corn was poisonous to Monarch butterflies...

​CREATION OF GE "SUPERWEEDS" AND SUPERPESTS"

​Herbicide-resistant "superweeds" are already emerging.  GE crops such as rapeseed (canola) have spread their herbicide- resistance traits to related weeds, such as wild mustard plants...This will present a serious danger for organic and sustainable farmers whose biological pest management practices will be unable to cope with increasing numbers of superpests and superweeds....

​NEW VIRUSES AND PATHOGENS

​Gene-splicing will inevitably result in unanticipated outcomes and dangerous surprises that damage plants and the environment...Scientists in Oregon found that a GE soil micro-organism, Klebsiella planticola, completely killed essential soil nutrients.

GENETIC "BIO-INVASION

What will happen to wild fish and marine species, for example, when scientists release into the environment carp, salmon, and trout that are twice as large, and eat twice as much food, as their wild counterparts?...

SCIOECONOMIC HAZARDS

​The patenting of GE foods and widespread biotech food production threatens to eliminate farming as it has been practiced for 12,000 years. GE patents, such as the Terminator Technology, will render seeds infertile and force hundreds of  millions of farmers who now save and share their seeds to purchase ever-more expensive GE seeds and chemical inputs from a handful of global biotech/seed monopolies...such as Monsanto and pay royalties on seeds and offspring.  Family and indigenous farmers will be driven off the land, and ...Rural communities will be devastated.  Hundreds of millions of farmers and agricultural workers worldwide will lose their livelihoods...

ETHICAL HAZARDS

​The genetic engineering and patenting of animals reduce living beings to the status of manufactured products.  Apurely reductionist science, biotechnology reduces all life to bits of information (genetic code) that can be arranged and rearrander at whim...​One can only wonder, after the wholesale gene altering and patenting of animals, will GE "designer babies" be next?"


​"GENE FOR PEOPLE" ASKS YOU?  Are you going to serve technology or ​is technology going to serve you?


"GENE FOR PEOPLE"​ believes the greed for profit of the establishment giants of genetic engineering will endanger the people's Health, Wealth, Welfare, and Rights and thereby taking the power and money of the many (the people) and putting it into the hands of the few (the establishment).  The character of JACK HARPER in the movie "OBLIVION" brings forth a powerful warning of the dangers of establishment technology of genetic engineering getting "out of control."


​As the June 10, 2016 Minneapolis StarTribune stories on page A1 & A2 state:

​1. "ZIKA SPURS A DIRE WARNING:... WHO advises pregnancy delay in Zika areas!"  Why is it the area in danger the most is the areas closest to where the GMO Zika related mosquitos were released?

​2.  "FDA SLOW TO RECALL TAINTED FOOD, watchdog says, Lengthy investigations put consumers at risk."  "...the Food and Drug Administration allowed some food safety investigations to drag on, placing consumers in jeopardy of death or serious illness, according to the inspector general's office at the Department of Health and Human Services."  ​"...Food safety has long been a weakness for the FDA..."


​​GENE FOR PEOPLE DECLARES month of  JUNE as "MANDATE LABELING ALL GMO FOODS MONTH"


​On Saturday June 11, 2016, the Saint Paul Pioneer Press article "Vermont law worries Minn. sugar industry"​  In the article a coalition of groups deceptively calling themselves "The Coalition for Safe and Affordable Foods" are secretly putting forth a major effort to force the United States Senate to go ​against 93% of the people ​in trying to pass the ​H.R.1599,by July 1st 2016 THE DARK ACT: ​

​      

​Deny

​Americans the

​Right to

​Know, or ​DARK ACT!

 

​YOU, the American People have a right to know what is in your FOOD?  Is it NON-GMO or GMO Food?


​THIS IS URGENT:  Please call or write your two United States Senators and tell them to vote against the ​DARK ACT ​H.R.1599, ​BECAUSE YOU WANT ​"MANDATE LABELING OF ALL GMO FOODS."


​? Did? You? Know?:  50 countries, including France, Germany and Italy have banned or restricted GMOs,​ while the US doesn't even require labeling.


​H.R. 1599 passed the U.S House of Representatives and was sold to Congress via milti-million dollar public relations and lobbying campaigns built on lies and deception.  The bill's sole purpose is to support an industry ---Monsanto's poison-peddling industry --- that was founded on lies and deception from the get --- go.  Were the Congress members who voted against you (the people) fooled by Monsato's slick, deceitful packaging of this so-called "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act"?  Or did they simply vote with their wallets, stuffed full of biotech and junk food industry cash?  We don't know.  But we know this:  ​We cannot let this bill get through the U.S. Senate!  ​The lie that food prices will rise with mandatory labeling is a lie that has been debunked over and over, by legitimate independent studies; but the lie of rising food costs was based on a study funded by, and which remains the intellectual property of, the Council for Biotech information --- ​of which Monsanto is a member!


​The Campaign for Liberty said that whatever your view on GMOs, there is no Constitutional justification for the federal government to preempt state laws in this area and there certainly is no justification for Congress to preempt private sector efforts to meet consumer demands for NON---GMO foods!


​As U.S. Senator John Tester, D-Mont., argued against the earlier Senate plan:  "Transparency leads to accountability and gives power to Americans.  It's true when we talk about food, too.  Free markets work when consumers have access to information.  But this bill does none of those things, it just keeps folks​ in the dark."


​If we do not stop ​H.R.1599 from passing the U.S. Senate, a majority of U.S Senators could do the same!  ​If we are going to stop the federal government from taking away our right to demand truth and transparency in labeling, we will have to increase our impact, and we have to do it now!


Please call or write your two United States Senators TODAY and tell them to support your RIGHT TO KNOW and to vote against the ​DARK ACT ​H.R.1599, ​because you want ​"MANDATE LABELING OF ALL GMO FOODS."



Open Letter to Amy Klobuchar/Minneapolis StarTribune, GMO misrepresentation on 6-24-16


​U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

302 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

(202) 224-3244

​www.Klobuchar.senate.gov/public/contact-amy


StarTribune

650 3rd Av. S.

​Minneapolis, MN 55488-0002

​(612) 673-7576


​Dear U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Minneapolis StarTribune,


     ​  Did you, Amy Klobuchar, lie to the Minneapolis StarTribune newspaper or did the Minneapolis StarTribune newspaper lie?

​       The Minneapolis StarTribune in Business Section D, on Friday June 24, 2016, reported a contradiction that stated, "Klobuchar and Franken opposed​ an earlier Senate bill that mirrored the House bill in outlawing mandatory on-package GMO disclosure at the state and national levels.  ​That bill failed to gain enough support to come to a vote in March."

       The word "opposed​" is falsely stated, because you, Amy Klobuchar, ​votedfor that House bill outlawing (barring) mandatory on-package GMO disclosure at the state and national levels, as stated by Jim Spencer in the StarTribune, March 2, 2016, saying, "​BILL OUTLAWING STATE GMO LABELING LAWS PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE, ​Amy  Klobuchar voted for the bill barring state mandates...​WASHINGTON -- In a move that sparked outrage from consumer advocates and praise from the food industry, the Senate Agriculture Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would stop states from requiring food labels to note the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMO)...​Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined two other committee Democrats and 11 Republicans in supporting the measure...The vote gave the food industry, including Minnesota-based companies such as Cargill, General Mills, and Land O'Lakes, everything it wanted to derail state GMO labeling laws, especially a law set to take effect in Vermont in July."

       ​Why Amy Klobuchar and/or Minneapolis StarTribune are you misleading the good people of Minnesota?

​       Will you Amy Klobuchar/StarTribune please come out publicly and correct this misrepresentation that was reported by the Minneapolis StarTribune on Friday, June 24, 2016?

​       ​Will you Amy Klobuchar/Minneapolis StarTribune please immediately and truthfully admit the truth, as reported March 2, 2016 by Jim Spencer in the Minneapolis StarTribune which said, "​BILL OUTLAWING STATE GMO LABELING LAWS PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE, ​Amy Klobuchar voted for the bill barring state mandates...Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined two other committee Democrats and 11 Republicans in supporting the measure"?

​       ​Why the cover-up?  The people have a Right to know, that you voted against the people's "Right of Knowing" if their food is GMO or NON-GMO! 


Yours truly,


​"Gene for People" Rechtzigel, Candidate for Congress MN CD4




Last scientist in Congress has human genetic engineering Warning!
BY REP.BILL FOSTER:
      ​"As the last scientist with a Ph.D. remaining in Congress, I feel a responsibility to transmit those concerns to my colleagues and to the  public."

       "Last scientist in Congress has human genetic engineering Warning!"

       "It's time for leaders in government to take notice.  The ability to modify DNA has been around for decades, but until recently it was expensive and time consuming, and required a very high level of technical skill.  That has changed significantly in the last few years with the development of new gene editing tools such as CRISPR/Cas9, introduced by Jennifer Doudna and others.  These tools have been rapidly adopted by researchers around the world."

       "These tools are revolutionary because they enable any researcher with basic capabilities in molecular biology to edit genomes.  Therein lies the promise and the danger."

​       "Anyone with $300 and Internet access can now buy their own CRISPR kit to begin primitive genome editing of plants and animals...However, environmental risks are also amplified...However, if genetic modifications are made to "germline" cells - sperm, eggs, and embryos - these modifications will also be carried forward to future generations.  This will fundamentally change the course of human evolution and is something ethicists have been concerned about for decades."
       "Many in the scientific community believe there are critical ethical, legal and safety questions that must be answered before this research advances...many of the most respected scientists in the field published a letter calling for a moratorium on human germline modification for clinical applications, warning that "
​there is an urgent need for open discussion of the merits and risks of human genome modification."

​       ​"So serious is the potential for CRISPR and related tools that the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine recently announced they will launch a major international initiative to develop guidelines for human gene editing."

​       "This is a critical point in the future of humankind, much like the advent of nuclear power...Similarly, the first human life created from a genetically modified embryo will be a development that will alter the global political landscape and will forever be traceable in the human genetic record...we must not blindly charge ahead.  Now is the time to engage in serious and thoughtful discussion about what this means for the future of the human race."


​Saint Paul Pioneer Press, July 3, 2016 - ​"UNDERSTANDING  ZIKA"

​By Lauran Neergaard:

​       "Washington - Researchers infected pregnant monkeys with the Zika virus to learn how it harms developing fetuses...Among the first surprising results:  While most people harbor Zika in their bloodstream for only a week or so after infection, the virus lingered in one pregnant monkey's blood for 70 days and in another for 30 days...The Zika virus, which is spread mainly by a tropical mosquito, is causing an epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean.  It causes only a mild illness, at worst, in most people but can cause severe brain-related birth defects if woman are infected during pregnancy.  No one know how big the risk is, or how to tell which pregnancies will be affected."
​​

Pioneer Press, July 1, 2016 -​ "How Humans help spread Zika" 

By Marlene Zuk:

       "​So far, the 691 cases reported in the U.S. all appear to have their origins from travel abroad​."


​StarTribune, July 3, 2016 - "Obama demands Zika fundings"

​Nation & World News Services:

​       "...Senate Democrats blocked a $1.1 Billion funding package to fight the virus."


​Pioneer Press, July 3, 2016 - ​"Vermont becomes first state to label GMOs - Uncertainties abound with competing bill in Congress"

By Dave Gram (Associated Press):

​       "Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined other Vermont leaders Friday to celebrate the state's newly implemented law requiring labels on genetically modified food and blast proposed federal legislation that could pre-empt the state requirement."

​       "Vermont became the first state Friday to require the labeling of food containing GMOs, or genetically modified organisms."

​       ""Vermont had the courage to say ... 'If it's the right thing to do, what are we waiting for,'" Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin said to cheers from a rally audience of about 150 people on the State-house steps."

       ​"Vermont Sen. Sanders sharply criticized the compromise bill in Congress that called for less stringent regulations, and said the bill has several shortcomings.  The Senate is expected to vote on the bill next week.​" (or this week?)

​       ​"The federal legislation would allow an electronic code on a package to stand in for a label, requiring a smart-phone and internet connection for a consumer to KNOW whether the product contained genetically modified ingredients..."Perhaps most shockingly and what exposes the partial nature of this legislation,this bill imposes no penalties whatsoever for violating the labeling requirement, ​MAKING THE LEGISLATION ESSENTIALLY MEANINGLESS," Sanders said."

​       "​Vermont's law imposes a penalty of $1,000 per day per genetically modified product that is not labeled as required."



​GENE FOR PEOPLE - OPEN LETTER FOR U.S. SENATORS TO VOTE NO TO THE DARK ACT H.R.1599 THIS WEEK!



July 4, 2016


U.S.Senator Al Franken

309 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Phone:(202) 224-5641

​www.franken.senate.gov/?p=contact


​U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

302 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

​Phone:(202)224-3244

www.Klobuchar.senate.gov/public/contact-amy


​Dear Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Al Franken,


​       Will you please, Amy Klobuchar, and Al Franken, follow the "Will of the People" and your oath to protect the People's Rights incorporated in the United States Constitution / Bill of Rights by voting against any federal legislation that would pre-empt and / or usurp Vermont's U.S. Constitutional Right to implement state requirements that require labels on genetically modified foods, thus by voting against any federal legislation you will be protecting the People's Right to KNOW if their food contains any GMOs, or genetically modified organisms?

​       Will you, Amy Klobuchar, and Al Franken, listen to the  voice of the people, as 93% of the People want and need to know if GMOs, or genetically modified organisms are contained in foods, before a purchase is made?

​       Both you, Ms. Klobuchar and Mr. Franken should be sensitive to the current epidemic of chronic illnesses (Gluten allergic reactions, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and Crohn's Disease [gastrointestinal {GI} tract problems]) disabilities sweeping the United States; ​which came into being after the introduction of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) into the public's food supply.

​       All the People have different body strengths and weaknesses (example: some people can eat Gluten and some cannot) which grants the individual's knowledge as the best at deciding what foods to eat and what risks to take; which creates the necessity of having the freedom to achieve the Right to know completely what is in the food as a consideration whether to buy GMO tainted Food or NON-GMO FOOD!

​       Most modified foods have been proven to be a health risk over time such as artificial sweeteners, and trans-fats!  Many artificial sweeteners proved to be an endangerment to the people's health and were discontinued.  Trans-fats are a danger too because if it cannot breakdown outside the body, the human body cannot break it down inside the body also.

​       GE foods (GMOs) have been proven to be dangerous such as:

​(1)  German researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the guts of bees feeding on gene-altered rapeseed (canola) plants.

​(2)  Dr. Marc Lapp'e  published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that concentrations of beneficial phytoestrogen compounds thought to protect against heart disease and cancer were lower in GE soybeans than in traditional strains.....For  example, the milk from cows injected with rBGH contains higher levels of pus, bacteria, and fat....

​(3)  In 1996 a major GE food disaster was narrowly averted when Nebraska researchers learned that a Brazil nut gene spliced into soybeans could induce potentially fatal allergies in people sensitive to Brazil nuts...Mandatory labeling is necessary so that those suffering from food allergies can avoid hazardous GE foods and so that public health officials can trace allergens back to their source when GE-induced food allergies break out....

​(4)  In 1999, front-page stories in the British press revealed Rowett INstitute scientist Dr. Arpad Pusztai's explosive research findings that​GE potatoes are poisonous to mammals...The damage to the rats' stomach linings apparently was caused by the CAMV viral promoter, apparently giving the rats a severe viral infection.  Most alarming of all, the CAMV viral promoter is spliced into nearly all GE(GMOs) foods and crops!!! 

​(5)  GMOs, GE, products clearly have the potential to be toxic and a threat to human health.  In 1989, a genetically engineered brand L-Tryptophan, a common dietary supplement, killed thirty-seven Americans, and 5,000 others were permanently disabled or afflicted with a potentially fatal and painful blood disorder, eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (EMS), before it was recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)!

       Not only does, 93% of the people want to know what is in their food, not only do GMOs clearly have the potential to be toxic and a threat to human health, but the People have a "Right to Know" to avoid risks and a situation as reported on 6A of Saint Paul Pioneer Press, Sunday, July 3, 2016, By Karen Kaplan, "Study finds link between diet soda in pregnancy, childhood obesity" "...our results provide the first human evidence that ​artificial sweetener​consumption during pregnancy may increase the risk of early childhood over-weight," wrote the authors of the study, which was led by Meghan Azad of the University of Manitoba in Canada.

​       Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution, and the tenth Amendment of the Bill of Rights does NOT grant you as a Senator the power to disrupt the powers granted unto the States to implement state requirements to label foods containing any GMOs.

​       The Dark Act H.R. 1599 and the Senate companion bill is a violation of the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution because it violates "The right of the people to be secure in their persons...and effects(including food), against unreasonable...seizures(NON-GMO Food: seizure of the choice, seizure of the Right to know, seizure of the product, and seizure of the opportunity to buy NON-GMO Food)" of NON-GOM Food!

​       The Dark Act H.R. 1599 and the Senate companion bill is a violation of the 9th Amendment of the United States Constitution which says, "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain Rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."  The 9th Amendment incorporates the "​Right to Know," ​the ​"Right to Freedom of Choice," and the "Right to Individual Privacy" all of which the Dark Act H.R. 1599 violates, because People have a "Right to Know" ​what is in their food, a Right to choose if they want to eat NON-GMO Food or GMO Foods, and a Right to make the decision under Individual Privacy reasons!

       The Dark Art H.R. 1599 and the Senate companion bill is a violation of the 1st and 14th Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights which says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." because Congress is, with the Dark Act H.R. 1599, prohibiting the free exercise of religion to know and eat only foods created "by their Creator" - NON-GMO Foods!  Congress will be in violation of the First Amendment if it passes a law prohibiting the States and the People the Right to know which Foods have any GMOs in them on the label for all People have been "​endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness!"

​       So can you please vote against the Dark Act H.R. 1599, and against the Senate companion bill?  Yes, can you vote against Monsanto's multi-million dollar public relations lobbying campaigns to promote it's GMO seeds with it's billions in greedy profits, at the expense of denying the People the Right to be Healthy, denying the people the Right to Choose, and denying the people the Right to know what the they are eating? 


​Yours truly,



​GENE FOR PEOPLE Rechtzigel, Candidate for Congress MN CD4

​      



​Experimental GMO re-engineering of patients' immune systems killed two patients?

          ​"Experimental Leukemia study halted after death​" By Matthew Perrone(Associated Press), Early Sunday July 10, 2016, StarTribune:

​          "WASHINGTON - A study of an experimental treatment for leukemia was abruptly halted this week following two patient deaths, raising questions about a closely watched approach to cancer that involves reprogramming cells Wto seek and destroy the disease.  The Food and Drug Administration suspended the Juno Therapeutics trial Wednesday, after the company reported that two patients on its most advanced treatment died from swelling of the brain.  A similar death was reported in May...Juno's approach...still unproven, approach that re-engineers patients' immune systems to attack cancer.  The company filters patients' blood to remove white blood cells called T-cells and genetically alters them in the lab so they can target cancer cells.  They then return the modified cells to the patient."


​       GENE for PEOPLE says Congress is completely irresponsible concerning GMO's direct and indirect re-engineering of peoples bodies, peoples lives, and the environment. 

       GENE for PEOPLE RECHTZIGEL MN CD4 when elected will set safety standards on GMO experimentation and application, so our Creator's original creation of Human, animal, and plant life will be protected, from involuntary contamination of genetics from GMO's invasion to patent everything for unlimited profits, with limitations and necessary consents of others that NO encroachments will come upon and eliminate other peoples choices to live a lifestyle that they feel is healthy by way of non-religiously or religiously keeping their body, and what they eat and expose themselves to as a privacy right of choice of being only organic and natural to what mother nature and/or our Creator created it to be in it's original, NON-GMO, organic, natural state. 

       GENE for PEOPLE RECHTZIGEL MN CD4 when elected to Congress in MN CD4 will work with deep commitment to protect Vermont's, Minnesota's (and all other's states) U.S. Constitutional Right to implement state requirements that require labels on genetically modified foods, protecting the People's Right to KNOW if their food contains any GMOs,(genetically modified organisms)?
       GENE for PEOPLE RECHTZIGEL MN CD4 says that People have a right to "KNOW" before eating, what food is GMO-FOOD and what food is NON-GMO FOOD!     


       ​GENE for PEOPLE RECHTZIGEL MN CD4 openly says congress has failed to put into law that the people own the results of the sequencing of their own genome medical testing if and when done (unanimously the United States Supreme Court ruled ​In Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, 2013, that human genes cannot be patented) !


        Why is the FDA excusing away those who died in the GMO study?  Why didn't the FDA stop the studyafter the first death?  Why does it take more than one death for the FDA to say something?


​       Why did the FDA approve the release of the Zika virus mosquitoes in Florida?  Maybe after a vote happens in August of 2016?  Does the GMO companies want a epidemic of the Zika virus to occur in the United States from the release of Zika virus mosquitoes in Florida,so the GMO companies can try to get over $1,000,000,000 dollars of Zika grant money from our government? 

       ​A GMO company was experimenting with Zika virus mosquitoes way back in 2008 because a mosquito researcher infected his wife with the Zika virus back in 2008 (as stated in "The letter to the NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE").

​       Gene for People warned back in February 8, 2016 Debate of the danger of the Zeka Virus and of a GMO Company's plan to release the Mosquito in Florida!
       Gene
for People believes all GMO planned Mosquito's releases must be STOPPED!  



​   "Alarming superbug found in second person in U.S. -

​N.Y. case also resistant to antibiotic of last resort" ​By Lena H. Sun(Washington Post):

​       ​"Researchers have found bacteria resistant to the antibiotic of last resort in a sample from a second patient in the United States, said a study published Monday.  THe patient had surgery at a New York hospital last year, researchers said...In both cases, the bacteria carried a gene, known as mcr-1, that allows the organism to withstand colistin. The Pennsylvania  case was the first time this colistin-resistant gene had shown up in this country after it was first identified in China last fall...The latest research, published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology, comes at a time when scientists have been intensifying their efforts to find threats to their antibiotic arsenal...Last week, scientists reported the discovery of another gene that makes bacteria resistant to colistin.  The gene, called mcr-2, was found in E. coli bacteria....  Researchers at JMIO Laboratories in North Liberty, Iowa, tested more than 13,000 strains of E. coli bacteria and more than 7,000strains of Klebsiella Pneumoniae they had collected from hospitals in Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America in 2015.  They found 390, or nearly 2 percent, were resistant to colistin, and 19 tested positive for mcr-1."


​       ​Gene for People believes it is urgent that congress acts without delay to set guidelines and safety measures so that "CRISPR gernome editing kits" will not be used to harm the health of the people by re-engineering bacteria so that it can be resistant to all forms of antibiotics!  There is potential of serious dangerous superbugs that could be created to harm the health of the people and urgent acts must be taken by congress to protect the health and welfare of the people.  This is a critical point of responsibility, to protect the future health of humankind, even more so than the advent of nuclear power.


       Congress and the FDA is being reckless and careless by allowing "CRISPER gernome editing kits" to be sold as "Do-it-yourself CRISPR genome editing kits bring genetic engineering to your kitchen bench(Do-it-yourself CRISPR genome editing kit for Bacteria)."  "​CRISPR genome editing is one of the most significant, world-changing technologies of our era, allowing scientists to make incredibly precise cut n' paste edits to the DNA of living organisms. Now, one synthetic  biologist from NASA plans to make it as accessible as a home science kit, so you can bio-hack yeast and bacteria on your kitchen bench."  "Dr. Josiah Zayner, a research fellow in NASA's synthetic biology lab, believes that if CRISPR is the key scientific tool of the future, it's the tool amateur scientists should be experimenting with at home, today.(gizmag by Loz Blain)"

​       ​The trouble is gernome editing can harm humankind, just like nuclear power can when handled wrongly.  Is Dr. Josiah Zayner encouraging the creation of genome editing pollution that will FOREVER CAUSE HUMAN MADE IRREVERSIBLE POLLUTION OF our original environment, and the health and welfare of the people?



​StarTribune, July 15, 2016, By Jim Spencer: "First GMO label law passed by House"  Will Obama sign it??? 

​       ​"The House, which earlier this year approved a bill to ban mandatory on-package GMO labels, reversed course and accepted a Senate compromise that will force food distributors to disclose the presence of genetically engineered ingredients with words, a symbol or a smartphone scan code..."

​       "Many consumer groups opposed the labeling bill, saying the scan code would be confusing and hard to access..."

​       "The bill supersedes a state labeling law that took effect July 1 in Vermont.  The federal bill also pre-empts future state labeling laws..."

​       "A major concern critics noted with the bill was its distinction between foods that contain GMOs and foods that were made with GMOs..."

​       "Critics worry that its (only a scan  code) use in lieu of words or a USDA-developed symbol will confuse consumers..."


​EcoWatch, July 14, 2016, By Wenonah Hauter:  "House Passes GMO Label Law, Advocates Urge Obama to Veto the DARK Act"

​       "With this legislation, both the House and the Senate have voted to do away with basic transparency about how food is produced.  They've also revoked a popular  and clear state labeling law that is alredy in effect in Vermont, nullifying future state labeling requirements."

       "The majority of Americans support labeling for GMOs and will hold their elected officials accountable for stripping away this transparency."

​       "If this bill becomes law, the food and biotech industries win what are essentially voluntary requirements.  This so-called "compromise," does not mandate recalls, penalties or fines for noncompliance and many loopholes in the bill will likely leave many GMO ingredients exempt from any labeling requirements.  The bill gives companies the option to use discriminatory and cumbersome QR codes that require a smartphone to access basic information about the food on store shelves."

       "​Senator Barrack Obama campaigning for president, 2007" Said, "Here's what I'll do as President...We'll let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified because Americans should know what they're buying."      

       "We urge President Obama to remember his campaign promise to let consumers know what they are eating by rejecting this bill.  This is his final chance to get it right when it comes to food policies that protect people over corporations.  He'd do just that by vetoing the S. 764."



Gene for People investigates S. 764:

​      ​On July 17, 2016 after doing research,​Gene for People found the U.S. Senate and U.S. House to have stripped away the transparency of the name of "GMO Label Law" or "Dark Act" by naming it (S. 764) "An Act to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes" as a Senate Amendment to House Amendment "in lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted, insert the following: Section 1. NATIONAL BIOENGINEERED FOOD DISCLOSURE STANDARD."      

​       Gene for People also found out most discretion has been given to the Secretary of Agriculture of enforcement and that the practical disclosure standards in "S.764" for foods containing GMO's are:

       1.  Establishment of Mandatory Standard not later than 2 years after the date of enactment. 

       2.  Establishment requirements and procedures as Secretary of Agriculture determines necessary.

​       3.  Prohibits a animal that consumed feed produced from, containing, or consisting of bioengineered substances from being considered bioengineered food!

​       4.  Secretary of Agriculture will determine amounts of a bioengineered substance that may be present in food, as appropriate, in order for the food to be a bioengineered food.

​       5.  The food disclosure be a text, symbol, or electronic or digital link...to be selected by the food manufacturer.

​       6.  The food disclosure standard shall exclude "food served in a restaurant or similar retail food establishment; and very small food manufacturers."

​       7.  A bioengineered food that has completed the pre-market Federal regulatory review process shall not be treated as not as safe as non-bioengineered  food solely because the food is bioengineered or produced or developed with the use of bioengineering.

​       8.  S. 764 provides NO punishments for failing to make a disclosure of bioengineered food being sold, except that the Secretary of Agriculture can have a examination and audit of the noncompliance by the manufacturers with only the AUDIT RESULTS GIVEN (as a slap on the hand for noncompliance).

​       9.  The Secretary of Agriculture shall have no authority to recall any food NOT bearing a disclosure that the food is bioengineered.

​       10.  The Federal Bill of S. 764 is that NO STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF A STATE MAY DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ESTABLISH UNDER ANY AUTHORITY LABELING OF WHETHER A FOOD OR SEED IS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED OR WAS DEVELOPED OR PRODUCED USING GENETIC ENGINEERING OR CONTAINS AN INGREDIENT THAT WAS DEVELOPED OR PRODUCED USING GENETIC ENGINEERING.


​       Gene for People says the disclosure can be a digital link which will keep the GMO information a secret if people do not have the time or the electronics to access the information!  The Federal Government and big Food and Seed Corporations are keeping People in the dark concerning what is in the Food they are buying!  It is no different than if the Government would hide the price of the Food in the digital link and force you to buy your food without being told the price!?!  How crazy for the Government to force the People to buy Food without knowing what is in the Food!  Write and call president Obama now, today and tell him to veto the new Dark Act (S.764) because your own state is closer and  better at representing your Right to KNOW what you are buying and eating!


​      ​"Monsanto says no to latest bid from Bayer - The German company's new takeover bid was still considered "too cheap." " ​By Michael J. De La Merced (New York Times, July 20, 2016):  Monsanto, the U.S. maker of genetically modified crop seeds, on Tuesday rejected a revised takeover bid by Bayer of Germany as too cheap, an expected move that prolongs the bidding contest for the company ...'For us, the strength of Bayer as a long-term investment has been called into question by its potential takeover of Monsanto,' Asim Rahman, European equities fund manager at Henderson, said in the letter.  'After meeting with Bayer management at the end of May, we were still not convinced the transaction terms reflect paying a very high valuation multiple and the deal could constrain inorganic investment in the pharma division at a time when the future pipeline of this division is a key concern for investors.'  "  

       Gene for People says, yes, after congress passed the new Dark Act (S.764), now Monsanto considers the latest bid from Bayer "too cheap" but the question remains if congress refused to pass the new Dark Act (S.764) would Monsanto have accepted the Bayer bid as generous?       


​      

​       ​"Obesity drug development halted after patients die" - July 20, 2016 - REUTERS in StarTribune(D3):  "​Zafgen said it was suspending the development of its lead obesity drug, beloranib, more than six months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asked the company to halt all tests on the drug following the death of two patients...Obesity treatments have been plagued by safety concern, particularly related to heart risk and birth defects, and several drugs have been taken off the market...The U.S. Food and Drug Administration asked Zafgen to halt all tests on the drug in December after a second patient died from an artery blockage in the lung.  The drug was put on partial hold in October after the first patient died."


​       "Zika infection's source investigated - Florida - July 21, 2016, Star Tribune (A3): ​ Health officials are investigating what could be the first Zika infection from a mosquito bite in the continental U.S. Lab tests confirmed the Zika infection in a Miami area woman, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Florida's Department of Health.  Health officials said the person has no apparent links to recent travel outside the country."  Gene for People says the investigation should include a finding if there has been a release of Zika mosquitos in Florida, whether done openly or secretly by any GMO company, either directly or indirectly???????



S.764 letter to President Barack Obama


President Barack Obama

1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

Washington, D.C.  20500

www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Ph. (202) 456-1111

Ph. (202) 456-1414


July 25, 2016


Dear President Obama,


       Please veto S.764 because the American People have an urgent need of knowing what is in their food and to know what type of food they are eating, do you agree?

​       It is not an issue of the government proving if it is safe or not safe, it is an urgent need of having the Right to KNOW, because 93% of the people want to KNOW what is in their food and make their own decisions!

       All the People have different body strengths and weaknesses (example: some people can eat Gluten and some cannot) which grants the individual's knowledge as the best at deciding what foods to eat and what risks to take; which creates the necessity of having the freedom to achieve the Right to Know completely what is in the food as a consideration whether to buy GMO tainted Food or NON-GMO Food.

       Please veto S.764 because the American People want and need to feel comfortable with the type of food they are eating.

       Can you please veto S.764, because People have the freedom of choosing what type of clothes to wears, what type of car to buy, what type of occupation to work at, and should also have the freedom of choosing what type of food to eat, based on knowing what the food is made of and how it is made? 

​       Can you please veto S.764 because government closest to the people, can best specifically serve the health and welfare of the people concerning knowing what is in their food and how it is made before buying it?

​       The States are closer to the American people than the Federal Government and can best represent the people's concerns of what should be on the food label in allowing the people to know what they need to know before buying the food.

​       President Obama, don't you think and feel the Federal Government should not be prohibiting the States in S.764 from having the authority to label whether a Food or Seed is Genetically engineered or was produced using Genetic engineering or containing an ingredient that was developed or produced using genetic engineering?

​       President Obama, S.764 provides NO punishments or recall authority for food NOT bearing a disclosure that the food is bioengineered even if the food could or may harm the people who are allergic to it or unable to digest it in comfort!

​       President Obama, can you veto S.764 because in 1999, front -page stories in the British press revealed Rowett Institute scientist Dr. Arpad Pusztai's explosive research findings that ​GE potatoes are poisonous to mammals...The damage to the rats' stomach linings apparently was caused by the CAMV viral promoter, apparently giving the rats a severe viral infection?  Most alarming of all, the CAMV viral promoter is spiced into nearly all GE (GMOs) foods and crops!

​       President Obama, can you veto S.764 because S.764 denies the freedom to know and the freedom to choose what is healthy to eat concerning one's own body and gives those Rights to the Federal Secretary of Agriculture to determine the amounts of bioengineered substance that may be present in food, as appropriate, in order for the food to be a bioengineered food.

​       President Obama, can you veto S.764 because S.764 gives the Federal regulatory review process under the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to decide if bioengineering food is safe to eat and NOT the American people!

       President Obama, can your veto S.764 because in 2007 you promised, "Here's what I'll do as President...We'll let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified because Americans should know what they​'re buying" and S764 fails to fully do just that honestly and openly.


Yours truly,


Gene for People Rechtzigel, Candidate for Congress MN CD4

​(GeneforPeople.com)




​StarTribune, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - ​"Flour recall widened at General Mills again - E. coli traced to Kansas City plant has now spread to 21 states."  ​By Kristen Leigh Painter: "...The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 46 people have become ill from E. coli contamination of its flour,  with one person in Indiana having having developed a type of kidney failure.  The number of cases in Minnesota has risen from three to five --the most of any of the 21 states with cases...The CDC also revealed Monday the discovery of a second strain of the bacteria, E. coli O26, in flour from the same plant.  E. coli, the strain linked to 45 of the reported illnesses, is less common and likely less virulent than other strains that have wreaked havoc on public health in the past.  The bacteria can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and possibly death. Elderly people, young children and those with a weakened immune system have a higher risk of foodborne illness...​All of the reported illnesses came from eating or handling raw products, including playdough, cookie batter or other uncooked items​."​      


StarTribune, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - ​​"CDC issues new rules to test pregnant women for Zika - Testing should last for 14 days after symptoms start" ​By Lena H. Sun: "The centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging pregnant women who may have been exposed to the Zika virus to be tested for up to to 14 days after their symptoms begin - a longer period than it had recommended... Even pregnant women without symptoms can have evidence of the virus in their blood and urine, the CDC said...If pregnant women visit their doctor after the 14-day testing window and test positive with the less-test, they can be offered the Zika-specific blood testing to provide a definite diagnosis.  The virus is primarily trans mitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, but it can also be spread through sexual contact."


​StarTribune, Thursday, July 28, 2016 - ​"Florida - Two more Zika cases not linked to travel - ​Florida health officials are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika infection that do not appear to be related to travel, bringing the total to four.  The cases have raised the possibility that mosquitoes in the U.S. have begun to spread the virus, although officials say they are still looking into the cases and have not come to a conclusion.  So far, the 1,400 infections reported in the U.S. have been linked to travel to countries with Zika outbreaks. 


​       ​Gene for People Rechtzigel is drastically shocked that the Florida health officials are not reporting any concern of investigating into any GMO company or go between having released any GMO or Zika virus mosquitoes in Florida before these cases occurred.  To investigate for any sign of corruption in trying to get Zika virus grant money out of the government.  The "love of money" is the root of all evil and big corporations "love money" more than your health, the health of the people, as was the case with the "DARK ACT."  Congress needs to stop sleeping on their mattress of money and start holding Congressional Hearings on the 2008 Zika virus  experiments of if the Zika virus mosquitoes were released for the purpose of getting Zika virus government grant money at the expense of harming the people?

​       Gene for People Rechtzigel, at a February 8, 2016 debate, first warned of the plan of a GMO company to release the Zika virus mosquitoes.


​       ​Man-made Pesticides Hurt Bee's Fertility - "Insecticides can reduce bees' ability to reproduce - This is first time they're tied to male reproduction" By Jonah Engel Bromwich (New York Times):  "A new study of male honeybees shows that two insecticides -- banned in some European nations but still used in the United States -- can significantly reduce the drones' ability to reproduce...The study, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the leading biological  research Journal of the Royal Society, found that thiamethoxam and clothianidin, two chemicals from the neonicotinid family of insecticides, reduce living sperm in male honeybees, called drones, by almost 40 percent...U.S. beekeepers lost 44 percent of their honeybees colonies between April 2015 and April 2016, said an annual survey conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, when vanEngilsdorp is a project director:  Straub emphasized that the findings of this study did not represent a smoking gun and that various stresses are working together to adversely affect the honey-bees' health." 


       ​StarTribune, July 31, 2016(Saturday & early Sunday) ​- "'ZIKA IS NOW HERE'- Four Florida cases are the first in the continental U.S. Known to have been transmitted by local mosquito bites​."  ​By Jennifer Kay and Kelli Kennedy(Associated Press):  "MIAMI - Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading  the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first  time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean.  Four recently infected people in the Miami area -- one woman and three men -- are believed to have contracted the virus locally through mosquito bites, Gov. RIck Scott said..."If I were a pregnant woman right now, I would go on the assumption that there's mosquito transmission all over the Miami area," warned Dr. Peter Hotez, a tropical medicine expert at the Baylor College of Medicine."

​       Gene for People Rechtzigel says why isn't the  FDA and  government investigating the GMO company or companies that researched with the Zika virus mosquitoes back in 2008 (one mosquito researcher gave the Zika virus to his wife back in 2008)?

       Shouldn't these GMO companies be investigated for criminal charges in helping to create the Zika Virus Mosquito Monster that is raping women's reproductive systems with birth defects from what appears to be the release of these Zika Virus Mosquito Monsters, with a goal of getting what appears to be billions of government grant funds?


       ​​TwinCities.com Pioneer Press, August 20, 2016 (Saturday) - By Lizette Alvariz and Pam Belluch(New York Times):  "Zika-fueled travel warnings reach deeper into Florida - Pregnant women advised to stay clear of Miami Beach" MIAMI -- "With the Zika virus spreading to Miami Beach, federal health officials Friday advised pregnant women not to visit a 20-block stretch of one of the country's most alluring tourist destinations. 


     ​StarTribune, Friday, August 19, 2016, By Brady Dennis (Washington Post) page A2:  ​"Zika can affect brain cells in adults, research suggests - It raised concern among infectious disease experts"  ​"The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the worse it seems. A growing body of research has established that the virus can cause severe birth defects -- most notably microcephaly, a condition characterized by an abnormally small head and often incomplete brain development.  The virus also has been linked to cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome in adults, a rare autoimmune disorder that can result in paralysis and death.  Now, in a study in mice, researchers have found evidence that suggests adult and memory also might be susceptible to the Zika virus


       StarTribune, Tuesday, August 23, 2016, By Ariana Eunjung Cha (Washington Post), page A2:  ​"NIH WARNS OF ZIKA'S SPREAD TO GULF - ​...Over the past year, infections from the virus have reached epidemic proportions in parts of the world.  The World Health Organization has said that Zika may be responsible for thousands of babies being born with a severe birth defect known as microcephaly and for some adults coming down with neurological conditions.  More than 50 countries have been affected, with Brazil being the epicenter of the outbreak...This month, federal researchers announced that they had begun their first clinical trial of a vaccine in humans.  It will involve at least 80 healthy volunteers.  But even in the best-case scenario, it could be a long tome before an effective vaccine is available to the public."


       StarTribune, Saturday & Early Sunday, August 28, 2016, By Ariana Eunjung Cha (Washington Post), page A1 & A5:  ​"All U.S. blood donations to be screened for Zika virus" ​WASHINGTON - "The food and Drug Administration on Friday took the radical step of recommending that blood donations in all 50 states and U.S. territories be screened for the Zika virus...He noted the 'rapid expansion' of the virus, which is now actively  spreading in more than 50 countries in the Americas and Caribbean.  The United States has documented 8,000 cases of Americans who acquired the virus abroad and 2,000 infected through local transmission.  Nearly all of those in the later group are in Puerto Rico...The U.S. blood donation system is massive, with about 1 million units of blood collected from Americans each month. Marks said that within four weeks, 11 other states will be implementing Zika screening because of their location or because of the countries from which travelers are arriving.  Those states are: Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina and Texas...​Within 12 weeks, he said, such measures should be in place in the rest of the country...." 


​       ​THE WALL STREET JOUNAL, Friday, August 26, 2016, B1, By Costas Paris - ​"China's Zika Move Makes Waves - U.S. exporters worry about added costs, delays if containers must be fumigated - ​China's recent move to add the U.S. to a list of Zika - infected countries is worrying U.S. exporters, who fear they will be required to fumigate all containers destined for Chinese ports.  The cost to fumigate a container ranges from between $100 and $200.  Exporters who ship everything from agricultural products and chemicals to engine parts say they fear that conflicting information from Chinese custom officials about the new requirements could result in delays, added cost and lost business."





Betty McCollum on July 23, 2015 voted for ​H.R.1599, ​the Act passed 275 -150(Roll No. 462) the House to ​Deny Americans the Right to know, or DARK ACT!  ​As the gentleman from Colorado, Mr. POLIS, said, "States have the right to determine their own local laws relating to GMO labeling, and the Federal Government shouldn't interfere."
Betty McCollum votes for Monsanto's Right to Deceive Consumers--​despite 93% of Americans in favor of mandatory GMO labeling(Almost everyone, 93% of Americans says the federal government should require labels on food saying whether it's been genetically modified, or "bio-engineered," poll used both phrases [ABC News])!




FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 462
(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)
      H R 1599      RECORDED VOTE      23-Jul-2015      1:50 PM
      QUESTION:  On Passage
      BILL TITLE: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015



Ayes Noes PRES NV
Republican
230 12   3
Democratic
45 138   5
Independent        
TOTALS
275150   8

---- AYES    275 ---


Abraham
Adams
Aderholt
Allen
Amodei
Ashford
Babin
Barletta
Barr
Barton
Benishek
Bera
Bilirakis
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (MI)
Black
Blackburn
Blum
Bost
Boustany
Brady (TX)
Brat
Bridenstine
Brooks (AL)
Brooks (IN)
Brown (FL)
Buck
Bucshon
Burgess
Bustos
Butterfield
Byrne
Calvert
Carney
Carter (GA)
Castor (FL)
Chabot
Chaffetz
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Coffman
Cole
Collins (GA)
Collins (NY)
Comstock
Conaway
Cook
Cooper
Costa
Costello (PA)
Cramer
Crawford
Crenshaw
Cuellar
Culberson
Curbelo (FL)
Davis, Danny
Davis, Rodney
Denham
Dent
DeSantis
DesJarlais
Diaz-Balart
Dold
Donovan
Duckworth
Duffy
Duncan (SC)
Ellmers (NC)
Emmer (MN)
Farenthold
Fincher
Fitzpatrick
Fleischmann
Fleming
Flores
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foster
Foxx
Frelinghuysen
Fudge
Garamendi
Garrett
Gibbs
Gohmert
Goodlatte
Gosar
Gowdy
Graham
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (LA)
Graves (MO)
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Griffith
Grothman
Guinta
Guthrie
Hanna
Hardy
Harper
Harris
Hartzler
Hastings
Heck (NV)
Hensarling
Herrera Beutler
Hice, Jody B.
Hill
Hinojosa
Holding
Hudson
Huelskamp
Huizenga (MI)
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurd (TX)
Hurt (VA)
Issa
Jackson Lee
Jenkins (KS)
Jenkins (WV)
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, E. B.
Johnson, Sam
Jolly
Jones
Jordan
Joyce
Katko
Kelly (IL)
Kelly (MS)
Kelly (PA)
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kinzinger (IL)
Kirkpatrick
Kline
Knight
Labrador
LaMalfa
Lamborn
Latta
Lawrence
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Loebsack
Long
Loudermilk
Love
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Lummis
MacArthur
Marchant
Marino
McCarthy
McCaul
McClintock
McCollum
McHenry
McKinley
McMorris Rodgers
McSally
Meadows
Meehan
Messer
Mica
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Moolenaar
Mooney (WV)
Mullin
Mulvaney
Murphy (PA)
Neugebauer
Newhouse
Noem
Norcross
Nugent
Nunes
Olson
Palazzo
Palmer
Pascrell
Paulsen
Pearce
Perry
Peterson
Pittenger
Pitts
Poe (TX)
Pompeo
Price, Tom
Ratcliffe
Reed
Reichert
Renacci
Ribble
Rice (SC)
Richmond
Rigell
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rohrabacher
Rokita
Rooney (FL)
Ros-Lehtinen
Roskam
Ross
Rothfus
Rouzer
Royce
Ruppersberger
Russell
Ryan (WI)
Salmon
Scalise
Schrader
Schweikert
Scott, Austin
Scott, David
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Sewell (AL)
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Sinema
Smith (MO)
Smith (NE)
Smith (TX)
Stefanik
Stewart
Stivers
Stutzman
Thompson (MS)
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Tipton
Trott
Turner
Upton
Valadao
Veasey
Wagner
Walberg
Walden
Walker
Walorski
Walters, Mimi
Walz
Weber (TX)
Webster (FL)
Wenstrup
Westerman
Westmoreland
Whitfield
Williams
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Womack
Woodall
Yoder
Yoho
Young (AK)
Young (IA)
Young (IN)
Zinke

---- NOES    150 ---


Aguilar
Amash
Bass
Beatty
Becerra
Beyer
Blumenauer
Bonamici
Boyle, Brendan F.
Brownley (CA)
Buchanan
Capps
Capuano
Cárdenas
Carson (IN)
Cartwright
Castro (TX)
Chu, Judy
Cicilline
Clark (MA)
Clarke (NY)
Cohen
Connolly
Conyers
Courtney
Crowley
Cummings
Davis (CA)
DeFazio
DeGette
Delaney
DeLauro
DelBene
DeSaulnier
Deutch
Dingell
Doggett
Doyle, Michael F.
Duncan (TN)
Edwards
Ellison
Engel
Eshoo
Esty
Farr
Fattah
Frankel (FL)
Franks (AZ)
Gabbard
Gallego
Gibson
Grayson
Grijalva
Gutiérrez
Hahn
Heck (WA)
Higgins
Himes
Honda
Hoyer
Huffman
Jeffries
Johnson (GA)
Kennedy
Kildee
Kilmer
Kind
Kuster
Lance
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee
Levin
Lewis
Lieu, Ted
Lofgren
Lowenthal
Lowey
Luján, Ben Ray (NM)
Lynch
Maloney, Carolyn
Maloney, Sean
Massie
Matsui
McDermott
McGovern
McNerney
Meeks
Meng
Moore
Moulton
Murphy (FL)
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Nolan
O'Rourke
Pallone
Payne
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peters
Pingree
Pocan
Poliquin
Polis
Posey
Price (NC)
Quigley
Rangel
Rice (NY)
Roybal-Allard
Ruiz
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Sanford
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Schiff
Scott (VA)
Serrano
Sherman
Sires
Slaughter
Smith (NJ)
Smith (WA)
Speier
Swalwell (CA)
Takai
Takano
Thompson (CA)
Titus
Tonko
Torres
Tsongas
Van Hollen
Vargas
Vela
Velázquez
Visclosky
Wasserman Schultz
Waters, Maxine
Watson Coleman
Welch
Wilson (FL)
Yarmuth
Zeldin

---- NOT VOTING    8 ---


Bishop (UT)
Brady (PA)
Carter (TX)
Clawson (FL)
Israel
Kaptur
Keating
Lujan Grisham (NM)




Gene for People found H.R.1599, re-named, changed, amended by the U.S. Senate and then sent to U.S. House for final approval after having stripped away the transparency of the name it had "GMO Label Law - H.R.1599" or "Dark Act - H.R.1599" by re-naming it (S. 764) "An Act to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes" as a Senate Amendment to House Amendment "in lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted, insert the following: Section 1. NATIONAL BIOENGINEERED FOOD DISCLOSURE STANDARD."  CRUZ voted for this Dark ActSANDERS voted against the Dark Act.     ​

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress - 2nd Session
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate:
Question: On the Motion (Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 764 with Further Amendment (Amdt. No. 4935) )
Vote Number: 123

Vote Date: July 7, 2016, 10:45 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote
Measure Title: A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes.

Vote Counts: YEAs 63
NAYs 30
Not Voting 7

Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State:
Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Nay Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Alaska: Murkowski (R-AK), Nay Sullivan (R-AK), Nay
Arizona: Flake (R-AZ), Nay McCain (R-AZ), Yea
Arkansas: Boozman (R-AR), Yea Cotton (R-AR), Yea
California: Boxer (D-CA), Not Voting Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Yea Gardner (R-CO), Yea
Connecticut: Blumenthal (D-CT), Nay Murphy (D-CT), Nay
Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Yea Coons (D-DE), Not Voting
Florida: Nelson (D-FL), Yea Rubio (R-FL), Yea
Georgia: Isakson (R-GA), Yea Perdue (R-GA), Yea
Hawaii: Hirono (D-HI), Yea Schatz (D-HI), Nay
Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Yea Risch (R-ID), Yea
Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Nay Kirk (R-IL), Yea
Indiana: Coats (R-IN), Not Voting Donnelly (D-IN), Yea
Iowa: Ernst (R-IA), Yea Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Kansas: Moran (R-KS), Yea Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Kentucky: McConnell (R-KY), Yea Paul (R-KY), Nay
Louisiana: Cassidy (R-LA), Yea Vitter (R-LA), Not Voting
Maine: Collins (R-ME), Nay King (I-ME), Nay
Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Nay Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Massachusetts: Markey (D-MA), Nay Warren (D-MA), Nay
Michigan: Peters (D-MI), Yea Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Yea Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Yea Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Missouri: Blunt (R-MO), Yea McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
Montana: Daines (R-MT), Yea Tester (D-MT), Nay
Nebraska: Fischer (R-NE), Yea Sasse (R-NE), Nay
Nevada: Heller (R-NV), Not Voting Reid (D-NV), Nay
New Hampshire: Ayotte (R-NH), Yea Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
New Jersey: Booker (D-NJ), Nay Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
New Mexico: Heinrich (D-NM), Nay Udall (D-NM), Nay
New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay Schumer (D-NY), Nay
North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Yea Tillis (R-NC), Yea
North Dakota: Heitkamp (D-ND), Yea Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Yea Portman (R-OH), Yea
Oklahoma: Inhofe (R-OK), Yea Lankford (R-OK), Yea
Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Nay
Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Yea Toomey (R-PA), Yea
Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Nay Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
South Carolina: Graham (R-SC), Not Voting Scott (R-SC), Yea
South Dakota: Rounds (R-SD), Yea Thune (R-SD), Yea
Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Yea
Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Yea
Cruz (R-TX), Yea
Utah: Hatch (R-UT), Yea Lee (R-UT), Not Voting
Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Nay
Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Virginia: Kaine (D-VA), Yea Warner (D-VA), Yea
Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Nay Murray (D-WA), Nay
West Virginia: Capito (R-WV), Yea Manchin (D-WV), Yea
Wisconsin: Baldwin (D-WI), Yea Johnson (R-WI), Yea
Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Yea Enzi (R-WY), Yea




​It has been found in chapter titled, ​"HAZARDS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS AND CROPS" from the book FOOD, INC., New York Times Bestseller (​How Industrial Food is Making us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-- And What You Can Do About it​)

GE potatoes are poisonous to mammals...The damage to the rats' stomach linings apparently was caused by the CAMV viral promoter, apparently giving the rats a severe viral infection.  Most alarming of all, the CAMV viral promoter is spliced into nearly all GE(GMOs) foods and crops!!!


​People have a right to know what is in their food.  The U.S. Constitution reserves the right of the States to also protect the food supply of the people.  This bill passed by Congress below, forbids the States from protecting the peoples.  Government  closest to the people can best serve the people.  This bill is against the peoples right to know what is in their food, it is what the elitists big Food Corporations, GMO Corporations wanted and got.  The people lost the right to know what is in their food because the big elitists Corporations got most Cogress members in their pocket as those voting in red below: 




FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 466
(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)
      S 764      YEA-AND-NAY      14-Jul-2016      12:56 PM
      QUESTION:  On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment
      BILL TITLE: An Act to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes
.(It is mislabeled, it is the DARK ACT, Deny all people their right to know what is in their food; color red For the DARK ACT, color purple against the DARK ACT)

Yeas Nays PRES NV
Republican
205  36   5
Democratic
101  81   5
Independent        
TOTALS
306  117   10

---- YEAS    306 ---


Abraham
Adams
Aderholt
Aguilar
Allen
Amodei
Ashford
Babin
Barletta
Barr
Barton
Beatty
Benishek
Bera
Bilirakis
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (MI)
Blum
Bost
Boustany
Boyle, Brendan F.
Brady (PA)
Brady (TX)
Brooks (IN)
Brown (FL)
Brownley (CA)
Bucshon
Bustos
Butterfield
Byrne
Calvert
Cárdenas
Carney
Carson (IN)
Carter (GA)
Carter (TX)
Cartwright
Castor (FL)
Castro (TX)
Chabot
Chaffetz
Clawson (FL)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Cole
Collins (GA)
Collins (NY)
Comstock
Conaway
Connolly
Cook
Cooper
Costa
Costello (PA)
Cramer
Crawford
Crenshaw
Cuellar
Curbelo (FL)
Davidson
Davis (CA)
Davis, Danny
Davis, Rodney
Delaney
DelBene
Denham
Dent
DesJarlais
Diaz-Balart
Dingell
Doggett
Dold
Donovan
Doyle, Michael F.
Duckworth
Duffy
Duncan (SC)
Edwards
Ellmers (NC)
Emmer (MN)
Engel
Farenthold
Fincher
Fitzpatrick
Fleischmann
Fleming
Flores
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foster
Foxx
Frelinghuysen
Fudge
Gallego
Garamendi
Garrett
Gibbs
Gohmert
Gosar
Gowdy
Graham
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (LA)
Graves (MO)
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Griffith
Grothman
Guinta
Guthrie
Hanna
Hardy
Harper
Harris
Hartzler
Herrera Beutler
Hice, Jody B.
Hill
Hinojosa
Holding
Hoyer
Hudson
Huelskamp
Huizenga (MI)
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurd (TX)
Hurt (VA)
Issa
Jackson Lee
Jeffries
Jenkins (KS)
Jenkins (WV)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, E. B.
Johnson, Sam
Jolly
Jordan
Joyce
Kaptur
Katko
Keating
Kelly (IL)
Kelly (MS)
Kelly (PA)
Kennedy
Kildee
Kind
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kinzinger (IL)
Kirkpatrick
Kline
Knight
Labrador
LaHood
LaMalfa
Lamborn
Lance
Latta
Lawrence
Lewis
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Loebsack
Long
Loudermilk
Love
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Lujan Grisham (NM)
Lummis
Lynch
MacArthur
Matsui
McCarthy
McCaul
McClintock
McCollum
McHenry
McKinley
McMorris Rodgers
McSally
Meadows
Meehan
Meeks
Mica
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Moolenaar
Moulton
Mullin
Mulvaney
Murphy (FL)
Murphy (PA)
Napolitano
Newhouse
Noem
Nolan
Norcross
Nugent
Nunes
O'Rourke
Olson
Palazzo
Pascrell
Paulsen
Payne
Perry
Peters
Peterson
Pittenger
Pitts
Pompeo
Price, Tom
Quigley
Rangel
Ratcliffe
Reed
Reichert
Renacci
Ribble
Rice (NY)
Rice (SC)
Richmond
Rigell
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rokita
Ros-Lehtinen
Roskam
Ross
Rothfus
Rouzer
Royce
Ruiz
Ruppersberger
Rush
Russell
Salmon
Sanchez, Loretta
Schrader
Schweikert
Scott (VA)
Scott, Austin
Scott, David
Sessions
Sewell (AL)
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Sinema
Sires
Smith (MO)
Smith (NE)
Smith (TX)
Speier
Stefanik
Stewart
Stivers
Stutzman
Swalwell (CA)
Takano
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Torres
Trott
Tsongas
Turner
Upton
Valadao
Vargas
Veasey
Vela
Visclosky
Wagner
Walberg
Walden
Walker
Walorski
Walters, Mimi
Walz
Weber (TX)
Webster (FL)
Wenstrup
Westerman
Westmoreland
Whitfield
Williams
Wilson (FL)
Wilson (SC)
Womack
Woodall
Yoho
Young (AK)
Young (IA)
Young (IN)
Zinke

---- NAYS    117 ---


Amash
Bass
Becerra
Beyer
Blackburn
Blumenauer
Bonamici
Brat
Bridenstine
Brooks (AL)
Buchanan
Buck
Burgess
Capps
Capuano
Chu, Judy
Cicilline
Clark (MA)
Clarke (NY)
Coffman
Cohen
Conyers
Courtney
Culberson
Cummings
DeFazio
DeGette
DeLauro
DeSantis
DeSaulnier
Deutch
Duncan (TN)
Eshoo
Esty
Farr
Frankel (FL)
Franks (AZ)
Gabbard
Gibson
Goodlatte
Grayson
Grijalva
Gutiérrez
Hahn
Heck (NV)
Heck (WA)
Hensarling
Higgins
Himes
Honda
Huffman
Israel
Jones
Kilmer
Kuster
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee
Levin
Lieu, Ted
Lofgren
Lowenthal
Lowey
Luján, Ben Ray (NM)
Maloney, Carolyn
Maloney, Sean
Marchant
Massie
McDermott
McGovern
McNerney
Meng
Messer
Mooney (WV)
Moore
Nadler
Neal
Neugebauer
Pallone
Palmer
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Pingree
Pocan
Poliquin
Polis
Posey
Price (NC)
Rohrabacher
Rooney (FL)
Roybal-Allard
Ryan (OH)
Sanford
Sarbanes
Scalise
Schakowsky
Schiff
Sensenbrenner
Serrano
Sherman
Slaughter
Smith (NJ)
Smith (WA)
Tipton
Titus
Tonko
Van Hollen
Velázquez
Wasserman Schultz
Waters, Maxine
Watson Coleman
Welch
Wittman
Yarmuth
Yoder
Zeldin

---- NOT VOTING    10 ---


Bishop (UT)
Black
Crowley
Ellison
Hastings
Marino
Pearce
Poe (TX)
Sánchez, Linda T.

Takai



Singapore health ministry confirmed 14 new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus on Saturday which brings the total number of confirmed cases to 318.
       The Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint statement that 7 of the 14 new cases are connected to the Aljunied Crescent/Sims Drive/Kallang Way/Paya Lebar Way cluster. One of the remaining cases is linked to the cluster in Bishan St 12, while another case is linked to the Bedok North Ave 3 cluster.
       NEA said the vector control operations play the key solution in reducing the spread of the Zika virus. The agency is still continuing with those operations and outreach efforts in the cluster areas Aljunied Crescent/Sims Drive/Paya Lebar Way/Kallang Way/Circuit Road/Geylang East Central/Geylang East Avenue 1; Bedok North Avenue 2/Bedok North Avenue 3/Bedok North Street 3; Joo Seng Road; Bishan Street 12; Elite Terrace and Ubi Crescent.    
       NEA added that a total of 194 breeding habitats have been found and destroyed in the cluster areas as of Sept 9, 2016


"Study:Earth's roughly warmest it's been in about 100,000 years"By Seth Borenstein (Associated Press):  WASHINGTON - "...As part of her doctoral dissertation at Standford University,  Carolyn Snyder, now a climate policy official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, created a continuous 2 million year  temperature record, much longer than a previous 22,000-year record.  Snyder's temperature reconstruction, published Monday in the journal Nature, doesn't estimate temperature for a single year, but averages 5,000-year time periods going back a couple of million years...Snyder found...two interglacial time periods, the one 120,000 years ago and another just about 2 million years ago, were the warmest Snyder tracked.  They were about 3.6 degrees warmer than the current 5,000-year average...Snyder said if climate factors are the same as in the past -- and that's a big if -- Earth is already committed to another 7 degrees or so of warming over the next few thousand years...."

       ​Gene for People Rechtzigel says  "Space weather" refers to huge eruptions of radiation and plasma from the surface of the sun...eruptions...geomagnetic storms...even bring down the electric grid​, radio communications, GPS and other satellite services."  Gene for People believes it is the fast weakening, loss of the ​​​Earth's Magnetic Field at an ever increasing speed that is letting the space weather get to the surface of the earth to heat it up and not humans.  Humans did not cause the ICE AGE when the earths magnetic field was at its greatest strength, and humans are not causing the magnetic field to disappear.


TwinCities.com, Saint Paul Pioneer Press, Thursday, September 29, 2016, Page 12A:

"Zika virus-carrying mosquitoes caught" : MIAMI - The first Zika infected mosquitoes to be trapped on the U.S. mainland were caught in residential South Beach neighborhoods, Miami-Dade County officials announced Wednesday.  The disclosure of four locations outside the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, which was previously identified as a breeding site for Zika-carrying mosquitoes, has been the subject of a recent dispute between state and local officials.  The  Miami Herald sued the county Sept. 16 after its public records request for the trap information was denied.  In a statement, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Florida's Department of Health instructed the county on multiple occasions to withhold the addresses because of privacy concerns during their investigation into the Zika outbreak in Miami Beach."

       Gene for People questions if Florida's Department of Health is denying the Zika-carrying mosquitoes site locations from public investigations, so the GMO Companies that created the Zika-carrying mosquitoes are NOT caught guilty of releasing Zika-carrying mosquitoes to create the breeding site to help get the Federal Grant Money released and put into their pockets?



NEWS ALERT!​ - OCTOBER 31,2016
"[STAT]
PUBLIC HEALTH"

"Zika May Harm Male Reproduction, Mouse Study Suggests"

"Weeks after infection mice had shrunken testicles and lower levels of sex hormones"

"By Andrew Joseph, STAT on October 31, 2016"


"The Zika virus attacks cells in mouse testes crucial for sperm and sex hormone generation and hampers reproduction, according to new research that raises the possibility that the virus could affect fertility in men.

There are major caveats to the research, which was published Monday in the journal Nature. The study was conducted in mice, and many findings from mouse studies do not hold up in people. The researchers also used a very powerful dose of Zika when infecting the mice.

And even if the same outcomes bear out in people, researchers have no idea what percentage of men who contract Zika would be affected or just how damaging the infection could be. Many men, for example, can see a drop in their sperm count without having a harder time conceiving a child.

But the findings were enough for the paper’s authors to call for further study of the issue in men who have contracted Zika to determine whether the virus affects the male reproductive tract over time.

“This is what we see in mice,” said Dr. Michael Diamond, a viral immunologist at Washington University School of Medicine and senior author of the paper. “How much of this applies to humans? That’s the key question that needs to be addressed in longitudinal studies.”

Nikos Vasilakis, a Zika expert at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston who was not involved with the new work, praised the research and said it warranted additional studies in monkeys and possibly finding a group of infected men to study.

“The key is, would that translate as well in humans?” Vasilakis said about the study’s findings.

Little was known about Zika until doctors in northeastern Brazil witnessed a spike in microcephaly, or underdeveloped brains and heads, in newborns last year. Since then, researchers have discovered that the mosquito-borne virus can cause that and other congenital defects when it infects a pregnant woman and her fetus, as well as apparent neurological conditions in rare cases in adults.

Beyond that, though, Zika has been thought to be harmless in most people. The majority don’t even show symptoms, and those who do experience a few days of rash and fever.

But Zika has some puzzling characteristics that have led scientists to question how else it may affect people. In this case, Diamond and his team decided to look at parts of the male reproductive tract because the virus can also be sexually transmitted—unlike other viruses spread by mosquitoes—and because scientists had seen lasting infections in both human semen and in mouse testes.

The researchers found that Zika targeted two specific cell types in mice: spermatogonia, which make sperm, and Sertoli cells, which are involved in helping sperm develop and sheltering them from the blood and immune system, building what’s called the blood-testis barrier. Overall, compared with uninfected mice, infected mice saw drops in the number of those cells; in the levels of two sex hormones, testosterone and inhibin B; and in the number of sperm.

When the mice mated, the infected males had a harder time getting females pregnant and produced fewer viable fetuses than uninfected males. The virus also seemed to shrink the infected mice’s testes and damage tissue in the epididymis, a small tube that transports sperm.

There is no vaccine or drug for Zika at the moment, but if public health experts find that the virus can undermine sperm production and function in men, it could expand the market for treatments.

If a man contracted Zika and was able to take an antiviral treatment quickly, for example, it could block the infection before it did much damage to the reproductive tract.

“It would mean we were much more aggressive about treatment,” Diamond said.

As of now, it’s not clear if any groups are specifically studying if Zika has an impact on male fertility. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a number of studies underway looking at the virus’s persistence in semen, which could reveal how it affects sperm health, an agency spokesman said.

Republished with permission from STAT. This article originally appeared on October 31, 2016[STAT]
PUBLIC HEALTH"



TwinCities.com, Saint Paul Pioneer Press, Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Page 8A: "USDA approves two GMO potato types"  By Keith Ridler (Associated Press)  "...The potatoes next must clear a voluntary review process through the Food and Drug Administration as well as get the OK from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...McDonald's has rejected using Simplot's first generation of Innate potatoes for its French fries.  The food industry has also faced pressure from retailers as consumer awareness of genetically modified foods has increased.  Retailer Whole Foods has said it plans to label GMO products in all its U.S. and Canadian stores by 2018...."
GENE FOR PEOPLE RECHTZIGEL Quotes part of the chapter titled, ​"HAZARDS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS AND CROPS" from the book FOOD, INC., New York Times Bestseller (How Industrial Food is Making us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-- And What You Can Do About it​):
​"TOXINS AND POISONS"
​"
GE products clearly have the potential to be toxic and a threat to human health.  In 1989, a genetically engineered brand o l-trypotophan, a common dietary supplement, killed thirty-seven Americans.  More than 5,000 others were permanently disabled or afflicted with a potentially fatal and painful blood disorder, eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (EMS), before it was recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...In 1999, front-page stories in the British press revealed Rowett Institute scientist Dr. Arpad Pusztai"s explosive research findings that ​GE potatoes are poisonous to mammals...The damage to the rats' stomach linings apparently was caused by the CAMV viral promoter, apparently giving the rats a severe viral infection.  Most alarming of all, the CAMV viral promoter is spiced into nearly all GE foods and crops...."



"A Nevada woman dies of a superbug resistant to every available antibiotic in the US"
By Helen Branswell Published January 13, 2017 (www.foxnews.com/health/2017/01/13/nevada-woman-dies-superbug-resistant-to-every-available-antibiotic-in-us2.html)
    "If it sometimes seems like the idea of antibiotic resistance, though unsettling, is more theoretical than real, please read on.
    Public health officials from Nevada are reporting on a case of a woman who died in Reno in September from an incurable infection.
Testing showed the superbug that had spread throughout her system could fend off 26 different antibiotics.
    “It was tested against everything that’s available in the United States … and was not effective,” said Dr. Alexander Kallen, a medical officer in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s division of health care quality promotion.
    Although this isn’t the first time someone in the US has been infected with pan-resistant bacteria, at this point, it is not common. It is, however, alarming.

​    “I think this is the harbinger of future badness to come,” said Dr. James Johnson, a professor of infectious diseases medicine at the University of Minnesota and a specialist at the Minnesota VA Medical Center.
    Other scientists are saying this case is yet another sign that researchers and governments need to take antibiotic resistance seriously. It was reported Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a journal published by the CDC.
    The authors of the report note this case underscores the need for hospitals to ask incoming patients about foreign travel and also about whether they had recently been hospitalized elsewhere.
    The case involved a woman who had spent considerable time in India, where multi-drug-resistant bacteria are more common than they are in the US. She had broken her right femur — the big bone in the thigh — while in India a couple of years back. She later developed a bone infection in her femur and her hip and was hospitalized a number of times in India in the two years that followed. Her last admission to a hospital in India was in June of last year.
    The unnamed woman — described as a resident of Washoe County who was in her 70s — went into hospital in Reno for care in mid-August, where it was discovered she was infected with what is called a CRE — carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae. That’s a general name to describe bacteria that commonly live in the gut that have developed resistance to the class of antibiotics called carbapenems — an important last-line of defense used when other antibiotics fail. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden has called CREs “nightmare bacteria” because of the danger they pose for spreading antibiotic resistance.
    In the woman’s case, the specific bacteria attacking her was called Klebsiella pneumoniae, a bug that often causes of urinary tract infections.
    Testing at the hospital showed resistance to 14 drugs — all the drug options the hospital had, said Lei Chen, a senior epidemiologist with Washoe County Health District and an author of the report. “It was my first time to see a [resistance] pattern in our area,” she said.
    A sample was sent to the CDC in Atlanta for further testing, which revealed that nothing available to US doctors would have cured this infection. Kallen admitted people in this field experience a sinking feeling when they’re faced with a superbug like this one.
    “I think it’s concerning. We have relied for so long on just newer and newer antibiotics. But obviously the bugs can often [develop resistance] faster than we can make new ones,” he said.
    Doctors and scientists who track the spread of antibiotic resistance — the rapidly proliferating swarm superbugs — see this case as a big red flag.
    “If we’re waiting for some sort of major signal that we need to attack this internationally, we need an aggressive program, both domestically and internationally to attack this problem, here’s one more signal that we need to do that,” said Lance Price, who heads the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at George Washington University.
    There is international recognition of the threat, which an expert report published last year warned could kill 10 million a year by 2050 if left unchecked. In September, the UN General Assembly held a high-level meeting on antibiotic resistance, only the fourth time the body had addressed a health issue.
    The woman in Nevada was cared for in isolation; the staff who treated her used infection control precautions to prevent spread of the superbug in the hospital. Chen and Randall Todd, a health department colleague, told STAT testing was done to look for additional infections, but so far none have been detected.
    Johnson said it’s likely, though, that other people in the US are carrying similar bacteria in their guts and could become sick at some point. “It’s possible that this is the only person in the US and she had the bad luck to go to India, pick up the bad bug, come back and here it is, we found her and now that she’s dead, it’s gone from the US. That is highly improbable,” he said.
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People have asked me many times ‘How scared should we be?’ … ‘How close are we to the edge of the cliff?’ And I tell them: We’re already falling off the cliff,” Johnson said. “It’s happening. It’s just happening — so far — on a relatively small scale and mostly far away from us. People that we don’t see … so it doesn’t have the same emotional impact.""


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