The HPV Vaccine: Science, Ethics and Regulation

Written by anil on November 30th, 2010

Great article on the HPV Vaccine….

A recent civil society-led investigation has highlighted serious ethical violations in a trial of the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine on girls in Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh. The findings are presented along with a review of clinical trials of the hpv vaccine in India and an analysis of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules. Together they illustrate how the promotional practices of drug companies, pressure from powerful international organisations, and the co-option of, and uncritical endorsement by, India’s medical associations are influencing the country’s public health priorities.

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Two New DVDs released by Dr. Shiv Chopra

Written by anil on November 17th, 2010

Food Security: who feeds whom?

One on One with Shiv Chopra – About Food Security
DVD Video, NTSC, All Region
Total Length 65 minutes
Produced by
Item MR9416 $.24.95 Plus S&H
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Vaccines, prevention or curse?

DVD Video, NTSC, All Region
Length 1 hr, 23 minutes
Produced by
Item MR9414 $24.95 Plus S&H
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BNN: Genetically Modified Food in Focus

Written by anil on April 14th, 2010

Watch the April 12 / 2010 interview of “Genetically Modified Food in Focus” on the Business News Network
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Bayer ordered to pay $2M for illegal GMO rice

Written by anil on January 27th, 2010

By Rady Ananda

A United States federal jury ruled this month that Bayer CropScience must pay $2 million to two Missouri farmers for contaminating their rice crops with illegal GMO rice. Farmers Ken Bell and Johnny Hunter, the first in a series of 1200 such litigants, lost sales overseas as a result.

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Battle against GMOs is socio-economic too

Written by anil on January 27th, 2010

Most people have heard about how GMOs can affect their health, cause cancer, reproductive disorders, diabetes and the likes. This is true, but the adverse consequences of GMOs are actually even more frightening. Take the example of a bacteria-modified plant. The plant is injected with bacteria to make it more robust, but because of this, the plant actually thinks it is a bacteria and spreads toxins in the area around it, killing other plants and organisms like earthworms.

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Chopra speaks out in Chandigarh against the release of Bt Brinjal

Written by anil on January 25th, 2010

CHANDIGARH: “Release of Bt Brinjal would be the beginning of the end of Indian agriculture.” This voice against genetically-modified food got louder on Sunday with acclaimed scientist Shiv Chopra, who fought against bovine growth hormone in Canada and got it banned, supported the cause of rejecting “the poisoned food.”

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The 5 Pillars of Food Safety

Written by anil on January 25th, 2010

The USA is presently the richest and scientifically the most advanced country in the world.  Its people spend proportionately the least amount of their incomes on food supply.  On the other hand, the incidence of food-borne disease (FBD) in this country is the highest anywhere on the earth.  The closest example of another country in this regard is Canada.


The source of FBD during approximately the last 50 years is reported to originate from indiscriminate application of the following five substances in food production: hormones, antibiotics, slaughterhouse wastes, Genetically Modified Organisms and pesticides.  The types of FBD that these substances induce include cancer, antibiotic-resistant infections, neurological conditions, including BSE/CJD, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and immune, reproductive and other disorders.


None of the five substances is proved to be safe as required under the Food and Drugs Act of either U.S. or Canada. However, the first three of these products, i.e. hormones, antibiotics and slaughterhouse wastes, are unequivocally banned to be utilized in food production throughout the European Union countries.  Consequently, U.S. and Canadian beef is not allowed to be imported into EU countries.  However, the U.S. and Canadian regulatory authorities argue that the incriminating substances pose no risk to human health.  Therefore, the issue is being contested before the World Trade Organization for approximately the last two decades.


Meanwhile, all five of these products continue to be marketed contrary to the Food and Drug Act of both U.S. and Canada.  It is time to revise these policies and thereby protect public health and safety. In doing so, one would invoke what I refer to as the Five Pillars of Food Safety.


Barry Shainbaum interviews Dr. Shiv Chopra

Written by anil on December 3rd, 2009

Barry Shainbaum interviews Dr. Shiv Chopra, author of “Corrupt to the Core: Memoirs of a Health Canada Whistleblower,” about the H1N1 hype, food safety and Bill C-6. (November 22, 2009)
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Conférence pour la Liberté de Choix en Santé

Written by anil on November 3rd, 2009

Here are links to the talks given at the Conférence pour la Liberté de Choix en Santé.
Watch Part 1
Watch Part 2


Excerpt from lecture in Gujarat

Written by anil on November 3rd, 2009

We should keep away hormones, antibiotics, slaughterhouse waste and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Pesticides should not be allowed to enter any food.” This was stated by Shiv Chopra, fellow of World Health Organization and author of the book Corrupt to the Core’. Chopra was in city to deliver Kamalnayan Bajaj Memorial Lecture on Globalization, Food Security, Public health and Prosperity’ at Peace Research Centre in Gujarat Vidyapith.

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