Apr 19

Full CBC documentary:

- “Surviving Or Thriving” – What Canada’s 40% Surge In Meat Prices Means For Ordinary People (ZeroHedge, April 19, 2015):

On the surface, Canada’s 1.2% inflation is negligible, and barely enough to keep up with the pace of overall growth as mandated by a few central bank academics. It is below the surface, however, that one finds the scary truth. Because when stripping away the sliding energy prices (which at the recent pace of short covering among oil speculators are about to surge) some scary numbers emerge, such as a 3.8% monthly jump in food prices, primarily as a result of a whopping 30-40% increase in select meat prices in the last 8 months.

How do ordinary people – which excludes those who work in central banks and have taxpayers fund their everyday purchases, which allows them to fully ignore soaring food and rent costs – survive in an environment of soaring food prices?

As the following brief documentary by CBC’s The National reveals, food inflation means people have no choice but to eat “far less beef” than they used to, “or chicken.” Others are ok with the runaway food inflation: “it doesn’t matter to me, I buy the meat at the price it is and that’s fine with me” say a gentleman who likely works for a hedge fund and BTFD for a living. Continue reading »

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Apr 12

- California Food Facts – Production & Crops California (Beach California):

California food facts are incredibly interesting. Most people think of the Golden State as a tourist destination where you can visit Hollywood film locations, see celebrities and go to beaches. In additional to California ranking as the top destination in the United States, it also ranks as the top food production state for a number of crops.

Though tourists hardly consider the agricultural significance of California as a food growing region, the temperate year-round climate and expanses of land provide foods the nation and world have grown to enjoy and count on. Below are some of the top crops and percentage of the nation’s supply produced in California. Continue reading »

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Apr 08

 … not to mention that Roundup is turning even the best farmland into a desert within just a few years, aside from destroying your health.

Flashback:

- Exposed: the great GM crops myth (The Independent):

“Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity of crops, an authoritative new study shows, undermining repeated claims that a switch to the controversial technology is needed to solve the growing world food crisis.

Last week the biggest study of its kind ever conducted – the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development – concluded that GM was not the answer to world hunger.

Professor Bob Watson, the director of the study and chief scientist at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when asked if GM could solve world hunger, said: “The simple answer is no.”

But aside from that, what could possibly go wrong?

- Monsanto: GM-Corn Harvest of 82,000 Hectares in South Africa Fails (Digital Journal)


- GMOs Will Not Feed The World – EWG Report (Sustainable Pulse, April 7, 2015):

Environmental Working Group released a new analysis Tuesday debunking the myth that genetically engineered crops (often called GMOs) will be crucial to “feeding the world” as the population soars. The report takes a hard look at recent research and concludes that so far, GE crops have done nothing to improve global food security – and there’s little reason to think that they will any time soon.

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Source: http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2015/03/feeding-world-without-gmos

The chief causes of global hunger today are poverty and small farmers’ lack of access to basic resources such as fertilizers and roads to market. So why do Big Ag and biotech companies keep insisting that the solution to meeting the demand for food is investment in their genetically engineered seeds? Continue reading »

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Apr 08

- Gerber Toddler Snack Tests 100% Positive for GMO Insecticide Corn (Sustainable Pulse, April 7, 2015):

GMO Free USA has published the results of independent lab testing which documented that Gerber Lil’ Crunchies Veggie Dip Baked Whole Grain Corn toddler snack contains high levels of herbicide tolerant, insecticide producing genetically engineered corn.

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GMO Free USA stated; “We sent a package of Gerber Graduates Lil’ Crunchies Veggie Dip Baked Whole Grain Corn Snack to a certified lab to test for the presence of GMO material. The quantitative PCR test verified, by DNA analysis, that 100% of the corn in the Lil’ Crunchies Veggie Dip was GMO. All of the corn has been genetically engineered to be herbicide tolerant (Roundup Ready) and the corn contained DNA sequences known to be present in Bt insecticide-producing GMO corn.” Continue reading »

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Apr 06

- America’s Poor Spend 60% Of Their Income On Food & Housing Proving CPI Is Meaningless (ZeroHedge, April 6, 2015):

Governments and the mainstream media are fond of reporting inflation figures that strip out things no one ever uses like food and energy. As anyone who follows these things knows, leaving out “volatile” categories that track meaningless price movements in the things people eat and the commodities humans burn to sustain themselves is key when it comes to accurately tracking inflation which is why we can’t exactly sympathize with the following, that seems to indicate that even though everyone with a PhD in economics knows that endless money printing does not lead to inflation, people who aren’t rich are somehow managing to spend a greater percentage of their income on food and housing.

Here’s more from WSJ: Continue reading »

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Apr 05

- Research Reveals Previously Unknown Pathway by which Glyphosate Wrecks Health (Mercola, May 14, 2014):

By Dr. Mercola

The more we learn about genetically engineered (GE) foods, the clearer the dangers become. I’ve warned you of the potential dangers of GE foods for many years now, as I was convinced that the artificial combining of plants with genes from wildly different kingdoms is bound to cause problems.

As the years roll on, such suspicions are becoming increasingly validated. In recent weeks, we’ve not only learned that GE corn is in no way comparable to natural corn in terms of nutrition, we’re also discovering the ramifications of dousing our crops with large amounts of glyphosate — the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup. Continue reading »

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Apr 03

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- The Empire Strikes Back: Poison Is “Natural” (RINF, March 31, 2015):

The processed food industry is seeking to turn back the global movement toward organic and non-GMO food by promoting its often unwholesome products as healthful and nutritious. In mid-March the Associated Press released a detailed report on how Coca-Cola commissioned fitness and nutrition “experts” to promote its high-fructose corn syrup-laden soft drinks as part of a healthy diet.

Through the month of February, blogs and newspapers published pieces from the writers in observance of “Healthy Heart & Black History Month.”

“We have a network of dietitians we work with,” a Coke representative told the AP, who would not say how much the company pays such spokespersons. “Every big brand works with bloggers or has paid talent.” Continue reading »

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Apr 02

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About 70 percent of the world’s poor are farmers, and to raise them out of poverty requires access to basic resources such as fertilizer, water, and the infrastructure to properly store or transport crops to market—not expensive, resource-intensive GMO seeds. (Credit: La Montañita Co-op)

- New Report Debunks ‘Myth’ That GMOs are Key to Feeding the World (Common Dreams, April 1, 2015):

Study upholds value of traditional methods ‘shown to actually increase food supplies and reduce the environmental impact of production’

About 70 percent of the world’s poor are farmers, and to raise them out of poverty requires access to basic resources such as fertilizer, water, and the infrastructure to properly store or transport crops to market—not expensive, resource-intensive GMO seeds. (Credit: La Montañita Co-op)

The biotechnology industry “myth” that feeding billions of people necessitates genetically engineered agriculture has been debunked by a new report out Tuesday by the nonprofit health organization Environmental Working Group.

The report, Feeding the World Without GMOs (pdf), argues that investment in genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, has failed to expand global food security. It advocates more traditional methods “shown to actually increase food supplies and reduce the environmental impact of production.” Continue reading »

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Mar 28

- Invest in Food (Bullion Bulls Canada – Sprott Money News, March 20. 2015):

At first glance, the title to this commentary seems facile, especially to those readers in higher income brackets. The reality, however, is that “investing in food” is a risk-free means of generating an annual return on one’s investment that would likely exceed the return one could earn on almost any other investment – despite the fact that nearly all other asset classes carry significant risks.

Indeed, with many asset classes currently at extreme “bubble” levels in their valuations (notably stocks,bonds, and real estate), the term “risk” is gross understatement. Putting any new money into any such assets (or simply keeping one’s wealth exposed to these sectors) is nothing less than financial suicide. In comparison to financial suicide; the opportunity for a risk-free return on one’s investing today obviously merits further scrutiny.

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Mar 25

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- The Price Of Ground Beef Has DOUBLED Since The Last Financial Crisis (Economic Collapse, March 25, 2015):

Since the depths of the last recession, the price of ground beef in the United States has doubled.  Has your paycheck doubled since then?  Even though the Federal Reserve insists that we are in a “low inflation” environment, the government’s own numbers show that the price of ground beef has been on an unprecedented run over the past six years.  In early 2009, the average price of a pound of ground beef was hovering near 2 dollars.  In February, it hit a brand new all-time record high of $4.238 per pound.  Even just 12 months ago, the price of ground beef was sitting at $3.555 per pound.  So we are talking about a huge increase.  And this hits American families where they really live.  Each year, the average American consumes approximately 270 pounds of meat.  The only nation in the world that eats more meat than we do is Luxembourg.  If the paychecks of American workers were going up fast enough to deal with this increase, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal.  But of course that is not happening.  In an article just last week, I showed that real median household income is a couple thousand dollars lower now than it was during the depths of the last recession.  The middle class is being squeezed, and we are rapidly getting to the point where burgers are going to be considered a “luxury” item. Continue reading »

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Mar 25

Buy nothing from this company, if you want to stay or become healthy.

Totally avoid all processed foods.


- Thousands Of Layoffs Coming After Buffett Merges Heinz With Kraft, Creating 5th Largest Food Company In The World (ZeroHedge, March 25, 2015):

Another day, another mega-M&A deal taking advantage of abnormally low bond rates, this time however not involving biotechs or a specialty pharma seeking to purchase a debt-free balance sheet, but one involving the Oracle of Omaha himself, and his Heinz investment, which will merge with Kraft Foods whose market cap was over $40 billion this morning on the news of the merger, and create the third largest food and beverage company in the US, and 5th largest in  the world.

And while the resulting company will certainly be an unprecedented food giant, one which leaves the US food industry even more concentrated, here is the rationale behind the deal and the punchline for American workers: “significant synergy opportunities.” Translation: thousands of layoffs imminent.

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Details from the press release:

H.J. Heinz Company And Kraft Foods Group Sign Definitive Merger Agreement To Form The Kraft Heinz Company Combination Creates Unparalleled Portfolio of Powerful and Iconic Brands Continue reading »

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Mar 19


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FULL ARTICLE UP at Nutritional Anarchy: http://www.nutritionalanarchy.com/?p=…

This is the state of modern food in a country where 96–98 percent of the people rely on the other 2–4 percent for food production and giant megacorporations make everything the majority of the nation’s people eat in giant industrial factories.

Kraft, the company we called in 2013 to ask if their Macaroni and Cheese contained genetically modified wheat and the customer service person couldn’t tell us, is currently recalling a whopping 242,000 cases of their flagship Macaroni & Cheese Dinner product in the classic blue boxes — I recorded that video in the middle of the night last night before I even realized that is equal to 6.5 MILLION BOXES.

Continue reading »

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Mar 17

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- California Is Turning Back Into A Desert And There Are No Contingency Plans (Economic Collapse, March 15, 2015):

Once upon a time, much of the state of California was a barren desert.  And now, thanks to the worst drought in modern American history, much of the state is turning back into one.  Scientists tell us that the 20th century was the wettest century that the state of California had seen in 1000 years.  But now weather patterns are reverting back to historical norms, and California is rapidly running out of water.  It is being reported that the state only has approximately a one year supply of water left in the reservoirs, and when the water is all gone there are no contingency plans.  Back in early 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the entire state, but since that time water usage has only dropped by 9 percent.  That is not nearly enough.  The state of California has been losing more than 12 million acre-feet of total water a year since 2011, and we are quickly heading toward an extremely painful water crisis unlike anything that any of us have ever seen before. Continue reading »

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Mar 17

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- America to lose one-third of its fresh produce when California runs out of water (Natural News, March 16, 2015):

As Michael Snyder points out in a timely article at The Economic Collapse Blog, California is rapidly reverting back to the desert it was once.

Awareness of this is only now beginning to spread, but almost no one truly grasps the implications of what losing California’s Central Valley agricultural output means to grocery shoppers.

Almost no one realizes, for example, that one-third of all the produce grown in the United States comes out of California’s Central Valley. As the NYT explains: Continue reading »

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Mar 16

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- McDonald’s in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food (Natural News, March 12, 2015):

For decades, McDonald’s has been the poster child of chemically-altered factory-made fast food. While preying on the emotional imprinting of children with on-site playgrounds and social engineering marketing tactics, the restaurant’s true fundamental ethics are reflected in the horrors of the factory food industry: imprisoned chickens in tiny cages, genetically modified soy as meat fillers, chemically-altered menu ingredients and a geopolitical form of processed food imperialism that has resulted in McDonald’s restaurants “occupying” hundreds of nations around the world while exporting obesity, diabetes and heart disease globally.

Slowly but surely, the public has increasingly caught on to the McDonald’s sleight-of-food stage magic. Feel-good advertising can’t cover up the truth about its inhumane treatment of animals, genetically modified food ingredients and insidious social programming that tries to equate the restaurant with an emotional state of bliss. “Happy Meal…” seriously? I doubt the chickens who were slaughtered for that meal were very happy… Continue reading »

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Mar 11

FYI.

Related info:

- Venezuela To Start Fingerprinting Supermarket Shoppers

- Obama’s Venezuelan coup fails – the evidence emerges

- Venezuela: Coup Plot To Assassinate President Nicolas Maduro And Install A De Facto Government Thwarted

- Hugo Chavez On Cancer Inducing Technology – Why He Had To Be Eliminated – To Obama: “You Are The Shame Of All Black People! Leave Us Alone!” (Videos)


March 07, 2015 – CNN’s Maggie Lake reports on the chaos in Venezuela as the cost of living skyrockets following plunging oil prices.

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Mar 08

FYI.



Running Raw Around Australia

- Running Raw Around Australia (Raw Vegan Path):

To inspire and motivate conscious lifestyle choices, to promote kindness and compassion for all living beings and to raise environmental awareness for a sustainable future, veteran raw vegan runners Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray ran together around Australia, 15,782 km, 366 marathons each in 366 consecutive days throughout the year 2013.  Janette and Alan finished running 365 marathons in 365 days in Melbourne December 31, 2013.

On January 1, 2014 they ran one more marathon #366 to set a new World Record for the most consecutive marathons, the only couple to Run Around Australia, both 60+ years young, fueled entirely on a raw vegan plant-based diet and wearing barefoot shoes! Together they have proven beyond any doubt, that by living a conscious lifestyle, you are never too old (and never too young) to achieve optimum health and physical fitness.

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