Monthly Archives: July 2016

Don’t Mess with the Corn: Lessons from Mexico’s Struggle against GMOs ‹ The Argentina Independent

This is a wonderful article.  I learned so much about the Mexican point of view – what  strong, vibrant, intelligent, determined, colorful and interesting, diverse peoples.  I understand so much more about what they are going through and their own struggles against the corporate seed/chemical giants (basically Dow / Dupont / Monsanto / Syngenta soon to be ChemChina ?)  BASF )  I feel terrible for them and all the other countries that are experiencing this force.  I feel so hopeless in the US, like we can never get our land back from these mega monsters;  I want to see them succeed – their courage,  outspokenness  and activism is awesome.

Soledad Barruti investigates what can be learnt from Mexico in its struggle against genetically-modified corn, and tells of the daily violence experienced by those on the frontline.

Source: Don’t Mess with the Corn: Lessons from Mexico’s Struggle against GMOs ‹ The Argentina Independent

The Chilling History of Monsanto’s Rise to Power

This video is interesting even though I know all about Monsanto’s devious practices & history, as this video shows since 1901.   I thought most every one was aware of how harmful and pervasive their top selling poison, glyphosate,  marketed as Roundup, is.  Especially since WHO has declared it as a probable carcinogen.  But I still see it stacked up in front of garden supply, department and even grocery store chains.  And I still see it in so many homeowners gardening supplies.   And just because I never buy or use it, it is probably in my body, as it is in most all of us.

Monsanto became a leading producer of polychlorinated biphenyls in the U.S. The toxicity of PCBs were known, and concealed, by Monsanto executives.

Source: The Chilling History of Monsanto’s Rise to Power

OrganicJan16 – Organic-chart-Jan-2016.pdf

July 9, 2016 A Dark Time in US history

Such a Dark dark time in the USA as Monsanto,  the GMA, the biotech & chemical food industry, the USDA & the politicians & our govt have forced the DARK act upon  we the people.  Not only have we been sold out by the politicians, but by Whole Foods, the Organic Trade Assoc., and many “organic” companies that are only there to exploit the consumer for financial gain.  The chart shows who really owns many organic food companies.   This is going to be an extremely difficult challenge to “eat clean” ;  luckily I just don’t eat much- lots of fasting ;  Hey, I’ll look on the bright side,  cutting calories will be easier than ever!

Source: OrganicJan16 – Organic-chart-Jan-2016.pdf

Side Effects of Long-Term Pesticide Exposure

Includes list of 5 foods to always buy organic and 5 lower risk crops; good introductory article if you aren’t familiar with the risks of chemical agriculture and current methods being used worldwide to grow crops…

Long-term exposure to pesticides has been linked to infertility, birth defects, endocrine disruption, neurological disorders, cancer and more.

Source: Side Effects of Long-Term Pesticide Exposure

Pro-GMO campaign exploits Nobel laureates to attack Greenpeace and fool the people

The letter (propaganda) referred to,  originating from the website supportprecisionagriculture.org,  is highly questionable in the fact that those who signed it are not by any means any kind of experts in the field of agriculture and that there is a definite conflict of interest with those  that authored it (they are tightly bound to the biotech industry and have much to gain financially by getting this questionable rice to the field)  As usual , there is huge money involved to get these GE crops into the fields and marketplace;  completely unregulated and with no evidence at all that they are safe.

Greenpeace is being criticized for blocking GMO golden rice – even though the crop is years away from being ready, reports Claire Robinson

Source: Pro-GMO campaign exploits Nobel laureates to attack Greenpeace and fool the people