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Dr. Gary Null, Mike Adams, Organic Consumers, Others Speak Out Against Dr. Oz’s Organic Food Lies

Anthony Gucciardi
Natural Society / News Report
Published: Friday 7 December 2012
Following the Time Magazine article piece in which Dr. Oz stated that GMO-laden conventional food is comparable to organic, full of nutritional value, and even that those that choose real organic food are ‘elitists’ and ‘snobs’, leading health experts have come out against the celebrity doctor’s claims.
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Dr. Oz’s attack on informed individuals who choose to eat high quality organic foods free of genetically modified organisms and IQ-damaging pesticides has led to serious outcry over the past week. Many more health advocates are now joining independent journalists highlighting the many errors in Dr. Oz’s claims. This is great news as far as I’m concerned, having written my own piece detailing Dr. Oz’s lies regarding the consumption of GMOs and pesticides in conventional food.

Following the Time Magazine article piece in which Dr. Oz stated that GMO-laden conventional food is comparable to organic, full of nutritional value, and even that those that choose real organic food are ‘elitists’ and ‘snobs’, leading health experts have come out against the celebrity doctor’s claims. Groups like Organic Consumers Association, Mike Adams of NaturalNews, and Dr. Gary Null have spoken out publicly regarding Dr. Oz’s bogus claims.

Dr. Oz Facing Mass Response from Real Informed Consumers and Experts

Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Associated has authored a piece appearing on Alternet detailing how Dr. Oz, a man who has actually had shows which placed GMOs and pesticides in a negative light, has taken a card from politicians and flip-flopped on the issue. Whether due to the failure of Prop 37, a big financial incentive, or who knows what, Dr. Oz has effectively betrayed his informed fan base. The article is appropriately entitled ‘Dr. Oz Flip-Flops as High-Profile Attacks on Organic Food Intensify’.

The piece comes after Mike Adams addressed Dr. Oz’s attack on the day the article hit the news, in which Mike points out how Dr. Oz has sold out to Big Agriculture by siding with Monsanto and others. He also goes on to offer a possibility that I agree with, which is the likely possibility that Dr. Oz didn’t actually even author the article. Instead, he simply signed off on it — perhaps for a large financial incentive from a third party. The reasons for this are many, but the most important is the fact that the piece has too many similarities with recent organic assault pieces straight out of Time Magazine itself.

Outside of that, it’s very common for celebrities and major personalities to simply hire on a team of ghostwriters to generate stories for certain gigs. But even if Dr. Oz did not write the piece himself, he is still sticking up for it. On his Facebook page, Dr. Oz has tried many times to ‘set the record straight’ by literally repeating what was stated in his article. In the latest post he says that ‘critics’ of his post, which literally means those who are against GMOs and pesticides, just don’t seem to get it:

“Critics of the Time Magazine piece argue that my use of the phrase “food snob” (which describes me as well) undermines their fight to preserve the integrity of the American food

Immediately grouping everyone with informed opinions on food additives as ‘critics’ of Dr. Oz, Oz separates himself from millions of concerned consumers around the globe who were concerned with his organic food lies. Instead of apologizing, Dr. Oz continues to defend his statements.

And in case you’re doubting just how many people are fighting against GMOs (a number of which I am very grateful follow my work on a regular basis), you need to look no farther than Dr. Oz’s Facebook comments page. Over the past several days, the comments section has been almost 100% related to the Time piece. From demands for apology to accusations of being bought out by Monsanto, fans are not happy.

Dr. Oz’s loss of countless fans due to his organic food lies and failure to tell the truth about GMOs and other conventional food concerns shows how the element of truth works. Even if you’re a celebrity doctor with millions of fans, covering up information on such serious issues will not be forgotten. The new media, the alternative media, is entirely centered around exposing the truth in regards to topics that the mainstream media will not touch. Alternative media outlets make mistakes sometimes as we all do, but legitimate outlets push for truth. Dr. Oz appears to be pushing for the opposite.



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ABOUT Anthony Gucciardi

Anthony is an accomplished investigative journalist whose articles have appeared on top news sites and have been read by millions worldwide. A health activist and researcher, Anthony’s goal is informing the public as to how they can use natural methods to revolutionize their health, as well as exploring the behind the scenes activity of the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA.

Dr. Oz as in Wizard of......a

Dr. Oz as in Wizard of......a little man behind a green curtain pretending to be something he is not.
Rarely anyone succeeds in corporate media unless they take the corporate line.
The corporate line is that they have invested a lot of money in this bizarre undertaking and they want you to eat it. They take no responsibility for the health or environmental effects and frankly, they don't give a damn as long as they are making money.
Don't waste your time listening to him or reading his opinions. They have no value.

Dr. Oz has flip-flopped and

Dr. Oz has flip-flopped and he's going to feel the consequences. I have had heart problems and so I've read a lot of books lately by medical doctors, most of them cardiologists, about how to treat the condition and prevent further problems. In fact, I have a series of lectures (on DVD) by a lady cardiologist who is quite emphatic about people using organic produce. And so have the male cardiologists who wrote the books I've been reading. "Buy ORGANIC, whenever possible, and your body will thank you for it" has been their one consistent message.

I never really bought organic produce because I thought it's necessarily more nutritious...I just didn't want to ingest the pesticides and fungicides. As for GMO produce, I don't know if they've really been proven to be harmful to humans, but I am aware that industries and yes, even the government, have lied to us about the safety of different products, so I'd rather not consume GMO foods until the industry has PROVEN that it is safe - long-term, mind you - for human consumption. I don't want to be another guinea pig for poor science by corporations who just want to make a profit.

Dr. Oz was once friendly toward the concerns of people about the quality and safety of their foods. If he hasn't sold out to Monsanto, then he's betraying his many fans (who will now be less, I'm sure) by pronouncing GMO foods as safe as organic produce, when this is not really known.

I now ignore what he has to say. Maybe he'll come out with a book entitled "You on a GMO diet!" Too bad, Dr. Oz.

I am glad to see, Anthony,

I am glad to see, Anthony, that you corrected that minor mistake I told you
about earlier. I don't like your earlier mistake, but thank God Ronnie
Cummins had enough sense to tell you about it. That correction helps my
opinion of you. I don't mind disagreeing, I just want all the hard facts.

"Pay no attention to the

"Pay no attention to the 'moron' behind the curtain!" (fire, smoke bells and whistles) He's just an socialized elitist snob exploiting your innocence and trust.

I find it so absolutely

I find it so absolutely disconcerting and totally perverse that because of big money, big agriculture, big pharm, big politicians with big pockets, we are forced into an endless dialogue over what is better for us to consume, synthetic chemicals or pure food grown naturally. There is one very important ability which we seem to have lost, and it's called "common sense." If we think logically using our innate common sense, it is no mystery that synthetic food production via GMOs is solely for the purpose of monopolizing food production for a relatively few global industries that do not have our best interests in mind. In fact, this is why food in general, and organic food in particular is high in cost. Before the chemical industries started taking over, food was food. Now we must differentiate between big industry food laden with chemicals and real food from organic farms whose owners know the meaning of the word "integrity," and refuse to use synthetic chemicals in food production. There is an obvious reason why health food stores started and grew, and now why farmers' markets have flourished: we have become too well aware of the disastrous effects of these chemicals to our health.

Therefore, it is totally unconscionable that someone like Dr. Oz would sell out, after all, his fame grew and he prospered because of his audience-----people who trusted him. He is not a poor man, but like so many, is obviously short-sighted and put profit before his own children.

SORRY FOR CAPS, BAD EYES;

SORRY FOR CAPS, BAD EYES; YES, I'M TAKING SUPPLEMENTS, WHICH SADLY DON'T HELP. WE MUST ADMIT THERE IS CHICANERY IN THE ORGANIC FOOD BUSINESS AS WELL. WHOLE FOODS, FOR EXAMPLE. BUT ALSO GARY NULL, WHO SAYS HE'S BEEN TO AFRICA, WHICH MAKES HIM AN EXPERT; THERE'S NO CONNECTION BETWEEN HIV AND AIDS; AMAZINGLY, HE CAN CURE AIDS WITH HOMEOPATHY. STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT HOMEOPATHY AT MOST DOES NOTHING. BUT WITH ADDITIVES, CAN DO REAL HARM. FOR INSTANCE, I ONCE TOOK A HOMEOPATHIC "MEDICINE" FOR ALLERGIES. MY NOSE CLEARED UP, BUT WHEN I READ THE LABEL, I DISCOVERED IT HAD ANTI HISTAMINES IN IT. I WAS ON MEDS THAT MADE IT EXTREMELY BAD FOR ME TO TAKE ANTIHISTAMINES. ANOTHER TIME, I BOUGHT A LIQUID THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO WASH INSECTICIDES OFF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. OUT OF INTEREST, I SMELLED THE BOTTLE AFTER OPENING IT. IT SMELLED LIKE BUG REPELLANT. IF YOU'D USED IT WITHOUT TESTING IT FIRST, YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT WAS DOING A GREAT JOB OF WASHING OFF PESTICIDES. I RETURNED IT EXPLAINING WHAT HAPPENED. I'M NOT SURE WHETHER IT'S STILL FOR SALE. CAVEAT EMPTOR! I KNOW PEOPLE WHO PAY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS, IF NOT MORE, EACH MONTH FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS. STUDY AFTER STUDY SHOWS THAT LARGE DOSES OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS CAN NOT ONLY NOT HELP, BUT BE DANGEROUS. FIRST WE WERE TO TAKE HUGE AMOUNTS OF C, THEN E, NOW D. IN EVERY CASE, IT TURNS OUT MEGA DOSES OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS CAN BE DANGEROUS.

EAT WELL, EAT ORGANIC WHAT MOST MATTERS, IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, (MANY CAN'T AFFORD FOOD!), AND CONSULT A TABLE ON MOTHER JONES AS TO WHAT FOODS ARE MOST ESSENTIAL TO EAT ORGANIC. I EAT ORGANIC APPLES AND POTATOES. MOTHER JONES SAYS SWEET POTATOES ARE OKAY NON ORGANIC. (FOR SOME MYSTERIOUS REASON SWEET POTATOES ARE CALLED YAMS IN NYC). ORGANIC SWEET POTATOES TASTE BETTER. THE WORST THING THAT'S HAPPENED TO FOOD IN MY LIFETIME IS THE DISAPPEARANCE OF FRUIT WITH FLAVOR. WE USED TO EAT STAYMAN WINESAP APPLES: CRISP, TART, AND ENORMOUSLY TASTY. THE CURRENT FUJI, GRANNY SMITH, GALA CHOICES ALL HAVE THE SAME FLAVOR: BARELY NOTICEABLE. BUT THE SAME. LESS AND LESS BIODIVERSITY IN FOODS AS STORES BUY PRODUCTS THAT WILL SHIP WELL. AMERICANS DON'T KNOW WHAT RIPE FRUIT TASTES LIKE. AT FAIRWAY IN THE PRODUCE DEPT. A SIGN SAYS, "CHOOSE FRUIT THAT'S SOFT AND FRAGRANT." IF ONLY IT WERE THERE. IN EUROPE THE STORE PERSON PICKS OUT THE FRUIT FOR YOU, SO YOU DON'T SQUEEZE IT AND DESTROY IT. THOUGH YOU MAY ASK TO TAKE A WHIFF. I MISS BROWN FIGS AND SCUPPERNONG GRAPES, TURNIP GREENS FROM NORTH CAROLINA. I BELIEVER SCUPPERNONGS IN SPANISH ARE UVA DE CAMPAGNA.

GOTNOTRUCK: Dr. Linus Pauling

GOTNOTRUCK:

Dr. Linus Pauling patented what was called a "cure" for heart disease by using mega-doses of Vitamin C and L-Lysine. I am not attempting this cure because the vitamin C irritates my stomach, even with the use of Ester-C.

Still, in the many health books I've read recently, all by medical doctors with 2 or more degrees, most of them say, in effect, that no one's ever been killed by an overdose of vitamins. However, I do try to follow the guidelines of the PDR about the interaction of certain supplements and vitamins with prescribed drugs. I wouldn't advise anyone to swallow gobs of Vitamin A, or even Vitamins D or E, but I think you should be aware that the few studies that have warned against supplements were virtually all funded by Big Pharma, and are therefore suspect.

The main reasons why people do buy vitamins and supplements is because all of the prescribed drugs may treat a symptom, but then they have side-effects that require another prescription to treat, and thus the drug roller-coaster begins. And they all do have side-effects. In fact, some of the side-effects can even kill you, and they have to warn you of that, but they make it sound like something rare, and nothing to worry about, which is small consolation if you're the "rare exception."

I think the best course for treating a chronic ailment is the least-required medication, when necessary, along with vitamins and supplements that have proven benefit, lots of ORGANIC fruits and veggies, and consistent exercise.

I have been a strict adherent

I have been a strict adherent of vitamin, mineral and herbal supplementation since 1971, when I had a near fatal car accident. Believe me, I've done my homework. In my opinion, you can take anything Gary Null says to the bank, because it is all gold. I would be dead if it were not for my diet and supplements. My story is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/285643794789905/doc/306910742663210/

Linus Pauling was right about vitamin C. Large doses of it, taken over time, will prevent cancer, degenerative conditions, and contagious diseases like the common cold and influenza. If you have stomach trouble when taking vitamin C, make sure to get the ester C variety, which is oil soluble rather than water soluble. It stays in the system longer, and is mostly absorbed through the intestines rather than the stomach. To further ease stomach problems, take vitamins in the middle of a meal, with plenty of water. Eat yogurt regularly, and get lots of fiber.

Of course, avoid GMO foods. Dr. Oz obviously was told by his handlers that Oprah gets her money from advertisers who push GMO food all of the time. They are the ones who set this whole thing up. Why didn't Oz just say "no"? He's got his name recognition, and has made enough money to get by the rest of his life. Maybe he went along with this because he's sick of being in Oprah's stable of talking heads, and knew that this would blow up. He should get out while the getting is good.

Does Dr. Oz's claim that he

Does Dr. Oz's claim that he is still a food snob mean that he only want's to eat organic or non-GMO food, but it's ok for everyone else to eat GMO crap? That rally is snobby if not criminal. First, do no harm.

Since GMOs have contributed

Since GMOs have contributed to the deaths of thousands of farmers around the world maybe we should feed Dr Oz some pesticides. I was once at a nuclear waste hearing and some corporado scientist offered to eat low level nuclear waste. We offered to cram it down his throat. This sounds like a case in which similar work might be needed.

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