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Breaking news: Increasing incidence of Tumours in China must be linked to GM soy consumption

Date Added to website 19th May 2014

It looks as if the Chinese medical community is now weighing in on this one, and is expressing major doubts about the safety of GM soya and the vast w=quantities of gluphosate and other chemical used in Chinese agriculture. The scale of the health problem highlighted here is truly enormous -- 3.6 million new cases of cancer every year. It is just not credible that increases in the cancer rate year on year are associated with climatic or environmental factiors. or to variations on local diets. Something big is going on, and the Chinese authorities now appear to be intent on sorting out what the problem is. Top candidates for the cancer link -- GMO soy and Roundup / glyphosate herbicide.

Chinese Medical Scientists, The Chinese Soybean Industry, Chinese Citizens and Senior Military Officers Speak Out:

It is impossible that the constantly increasing incidence of tumors in China is not related to the import and processing of GM soybeans for food products to be consumed in China!

Edited and translated by Chen I-wan, Advisor, Committee of Disaster History to China Disaster Prevention Association (Blog: )

Is food produced from imported GM soybeans beneficial, nutritious, safe and without harm to consumers, or does it induce malignant tumors? This must be judged according to scientific testing and study results carried out by conscientious medical experts, and not by believing bogus, nonsensical lies spread by Monsanto, their "scholars" and officials bought by them.

Wang Xiao-yu, Secretary General, China Heilongjiang Soybean Association points and links chemical extracted GM soybean food oil to dramatic increase of tumor patients in China

China's Central TV (CCTV) reported in June 2013:

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"Before we adopted a cautious attitude to the safety of GM soybeans, but upon reviewing the '2012 China Tumor Registration Annual Report', we immediately realized how serious the issue is." Wang Xiao-yu, Secretary General, China Heilongjiang Soybean Association says, over half of China's food oil is soybean oil, and over 90% of soybean oil is GM soybean oil, "the scale involved is too vast, must face it".

The "2012 China Tumor Registration Annual Report" shows, China has about 3.5 million newly developed cancer patients each year, and about 2.5 million patients die of cancer. 8550 people become cancer patients each day, every minute 6 people are diagnosed with cancer, among 7 to 8 people who die, one of them dies due to cancer, the prevalence of cancer is also becoming younger.

"Experts of the Chinese Cancer Association speculate that the tumor pathogenesis inducement is related to climate and environment, and local diet consumption." Wang Xiaoyu says, "Based on my experience working the food industry for over 20 years, I find that cancer inducement very likely is associated with consumption of GM soybean food oil.

Zheng Qing-hua, Director, Radiation Dept., Hangzhou Cancer Hospital reported:

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"China has about 300 million children under the age of 14, the cancer prevalence of this group is as high as one new cancer child per 10 thousand kinds each year, and is increasing at a rate of 5% each five years."

Chinese People Fight Back on Monsanto Against Glyphosate-based Roundup

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Beijing food safety volunteers on Feb. 9, 2014 submitted an government information disclosure application, request to disclose information: "When the Ministry of Agriculture approved Monsanto glyphosate-based Roundup enter the Chinese market, the toxicology animal test report completed by a qualified Chinese institute such "safety certificate" was based on. On Feb. 25, 2014, the Ministry of Agriculture officially responded: "Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup obtained formal registration in China in 1988, registration number PD73-88. According to the concurrent registration regulations, Monsanto submitted a toxicology test report issued by U.S. 'Younger Laboratories' (Address: 123 CLIFF CAVE ROAD BAINT Louis, MO 63129, Tel.: 314-4876661) on Dec. 23, 1985. The result of the test report indicates, Roundup to rats acute via mouth LD50>5000 mg/kg, to domestic rabbits acute via skin LD50>5000 mg/kg, caused no stimulations to eyes or skin of domestic rabbits, and not allergy." Beijing food safety volunteers again on March 11, 2014 submitted a following government information disclosure application, request to disclose information: "Scanned copy of the toxicology test report submitted by Monsanto issued by U.S. Younger Laboratories on Dec. 23, 1985 for glyphosate-based Roundup. "

The Ministry of Agriculture on March 28, 2014 responded and argued: "When Monsanto applied for registration of glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup they submitted a toxicology test report issued by Younger Laboratories on Dec. 23, 1985, this information concerns commercial secretes of Monsanto company"!

Beijing food safety volunteers again on May 12, 2014 have submitted "Responding letter to the respond by Ministry of Agriculture on application to disclose the glyphosate-based animal test report", have refuted the Ministry of Agriculture using Monsanto's "trade secrets" as a illegal and ridiculous excuse refusing to disclose the above animal test report to the public, and requested the Ministry of Agriculture "should not inquire Monsanto's opinion, but should immediately disclose the toxicology animal test report on glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup of which Monsanto submitted to the Ministry"!

President W. Bush Extremely Unusual Support in 2002 to Monsanto

On May 9, 2001, the Chinese State Council issued the "Regulation on safety management of agricultural GMOs", and the Ministry of Agriculture accordingly issued regulations for "Safety Evaluation Administration of Agricultural GMO" to become effective on March 20, 2002, and regulations for "Safety management of agricultural GMOs Imports".

Then to the public's great supprise, a "interim GM agricultural product safety management measures" was suddenly issued by the Ministry of Agriculture on March 11, 2002 stipulating the following: "From the date of this announcement, foreign companies may apply to the Safety Management of Agricultural GMOs Office of the Ministry of Agriculture application for Agricultural GMO Import Safety Certificates, in accordance with relevant provisions of the Ministry of Agriculture to make the decision of approval or disapproval.

"In order to enable trade of GMO agricultural products to normally proceed during the 270 days applying for approval, the Ministry of Agriculture adopts the following provisional measures:

"Overseas companies exporting GMO to China on the basis of applying for the safety certificates, present the safety assessment valid documents issued by their own or a third country, to the Safety Management of Agricultural GMOs Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and apply for a "temporary certificate", for those who pass the examination a "temporary certificate" will be issued by the Ministry of Agriculture within 30 days. "

This means that Overseas companies can export GMO products to China by applying a "temporary certificate" before the 270 days safety evaluation is completed and befor

Masaharu Kawata reveals:

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The mystery of "The samples used for analysis and animal dietary test were cultivated without herbicide application."

"The Roundup Ready soybean marketed is usually applied with the herbicide

Roundup. But surprisingly enough, our inspection revealed that both the gene modified soybean 40-3-2 strain and conventional strain A5403 were NOT sprayed with Roundup herbicide in their cultivation. All the soybean of a few thousand kilograms used in safety experiments was harvested not sprayed. The reason is not stated in the documents."

Masaharu Kawata (Assistant Professor, School of Science, Nagoya University, Japan), "Inspection of the Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified, the Roundup Tolerant Soybean: Monsanto's Dangerous Logic as seen in the Application Document submitted to Japan," Nov. 2003. The data obtained with such samples may therefore not be valid to guarantee the safety of soybeans that human and animals ingest in real life, not just because glyphosate is a toxin that kills plants by inhibiting the plant enzyme EPSPS. Effects on other metabolic pathways must be taken into account, particularly when such artificial genes are inserted. For consumers, the test results using a different sample than the marketed soybean may be meaningless.