Sep 21

H/t reader squodgy:

“Perhaps the people where it originates will now wake up as evidence increases they are being slowly killed by the big corporate enterprises in the name of free enterprise and capitalism, when it is really just the other end of the circle…communism and capitalism lead to the same end….domination of the many by the few. Enjoy.”


Largest-Ever GMO Crops Study Shows Massive Environmental Damage in US:

According to new research from University of Virginia in the U.S., widespread adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has decreased the use of insecticides, but increased the use of weed-killing herbicides as weeds become more resistant, leading to serious environmental damage.

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Economist Federico Ciliberto led the largest study of genetically modified crops and pesticide use to date, alongside Edward D. Perry of Kansas State University, David A. Hennessy of Michigan State University and GianCarlo Moschini of Iowa State University. The four economists studied annual data from more than 5,000 soybean and 5,000 maize farmers in the U.S. from 1998 to 2011, far exceeding previous studies that have been limited to one or two years of data.

Herbicide Use / Environmental Impact (EIQ)

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“The fact that we have 14 years of farm-level data from farmers all over the U.S. makes this study very special,” Ciliberto said. “We have repeated observations of the same farmers and can see when they adopted genetically modified seeds and how that changed their use of chemicals.” Continue reading »

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Sep 20

– Mainstream media finally admits U.S. honey is contaminated with glyphosate weed killer (Roundup):

Freedom of Information documents obtained by the group U.S. Right to Know reveal that the FDA has confirmed the presence of glyphosate contamination in honey being sold on U.S. store shelves.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s top selling herbicide. Roundup’s explosive commercial success has been largely driven by the use of crops genetically engineered to withstand direct application of the herbicide. In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared the chemical a probable human carcinogen.

The documents show that every honey sample tested by the FDA contained glyphosate residue, in some cases at levels twice those allowed in the European Union (EU). Continue reading »

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Sep 19

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Viral video: Many shocked to learn the horrifying way Gummy Bears are made:

Did you know that gummy bears, one of America’s most popular junk food candies, are made in part from gelatin? Though a common ingredient in food, gelatin may not be what you think it is.

A colorless, odorless and tasteless substance, gelatin is found in many candies, including candy corn, trifles, gelatin desserts and items such as gummy bears, peeps, jelly babies, fruit snacks, marshmallows, ice cream and yogurt, according to New Health Advisor.

The ingredient is not limited to food, either, as it is also used in photography, pharmaceutical drugs and the manufacturing of cosmetics. Many of you may not realize it, but gelatin is made from boiling the tendons, cartilage, skin and bones of animals. Continue reading »

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Sep 19

Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto to create agricultural monster with near-monopoly control over the world’s food supply:

After months of haggling, the Bayer-Monsanto consolidation will finally be coming to fruition. Yes, our worst fears are coming true: Monsanto will become an even larger, more powerful force in the world. Germany’s Bayer cinched the deal by increasing their offer by another billion dollars. With an offer of $66 billion, and a commitment to take over the company’s current debts, Monsanto will soon be a part of the most frightening pharmaceutical-agricultural conglomerate in the world.

CNN Money has declared that the Bayer-Monsanto merger is “the year’s biggest takeover,” though it is surely far from something worth celebrating. Many feel that Bayer is the real winner here; the company is strongest in Europe and Asia, and will reap the benefits of Monsanto’s hefty presence in North America. Bayer will also get all of Monsanto’s experience in agrichemicals and GMO seeds. There is still a chance that this deal will not go through. If, by some miracle, Bayer is unable to acquire Monsanto, farmers and consumers across the world will breathe a sigh of relief. Continue reading »

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Sep 17

90-year-old Florida man arrested for second time in a week after feeding the homeless again:

Not everything has to be regulated. Not everything has to be codified and signed off on by the red tape gurus. Life CAN happen just fine without such interference. And when the government is stopping a man from feeding the hungry, rest assured something is very wrong with the regulations, the codes, and the local bureaucrats.

(From The NY Daily News)

When 90-year-old Florida resident Arnold Abbott said following his arrest on Sunday that police couldn’t stop him from feeding the homeless, he apparently meant it.

Abbott was charged again on Wednesday night for violating a new city law in Ft. Lauderdale that essentially prevents people from feeding the homeless.

“I expected it” he said in a Sun Sentinel report. “At least this time they let us feed people first.” Continue reading »

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Sep 06

No, “they” have not lost their mind. They know exactly that Zika is a harmless virus.

Flashback:

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‘Have we lost our mind,’ one beekeeper wrote, ‘spraying poison from the sky?’

US beekeepers fear for livelihoods as anti-Zika toxin kills 2.5m bees:

  • ‘It kills everything’: conservationist warns over threat to other animals
  • Regulators: ‘clear and public health crisis’ allows use of Naled chemical

Huddled around their hives, beekeepers around the south-eastern US fear a new threat to their livelihood: a fine mist beaded with neurotoxin, sprayed from the sky by officials at war with mosquitos that carry the Zika virus.

Earlier this week, South Carolina beekeepers found millions of dead honey bees carpeting their apiaries, killed by an insecticide. Video posted by a beekeeper to Facebook showed thousands of dead insects heaped around hives, while a few survivors struggled to move the bodies of fellow bees.

“This is what’s left of Flowertown Bees,” a despondent keeper says in the video. Company co-owner Juanita Stanley told the Associated Press her farm looked “like it’s been nuked” and estimated 2.5 million bees were killed.

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“This is what’s left of Flowertown Bees”, where up to 2.5 million bees were killed by an aerial spray meant to combat the Zika virus. Video: So many bees dead after the aerial spray.

In another Facebook post, South Carolina hobbyist Andrew Macke wrote that he had lost “thousands upon thousands of bees” and that the spraying had devastated his business. “Have we lost our mind,” he wrote, “spraying poison from the sky?” Continue reading »

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Sep 05

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Watch out: Florida residents being fined for growing vegetables on their own property:

Florida may be known for its tropical climate and spicy Latin-American culture, but what it’s not known for is the freedom to garden. The southeastern state continues to make headlines over the state government’s contempt for front yard gardens.

Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts had been cultivating their garden for 17 years when their hometown, Miami Shores, passed a new ordinance restricting vegetable growing to the backyard. The couple begrudgingly dug up their lush garden in August 2013, after local officials threatened them with a daily fine of $50, according to reporting by Fox News. Continue reading »

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Aug 29

Monsanto Mistake Spawns Widespread Crop Losses:

By Dr. Mercola

After two decades of planting glyphosate-tolerant crops, resistant weeds have overtaken farm fields across the U.S., leaving farmers to battle an increasingly difficult situation. At least 35 weed species are now resistant to glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup.1

Studies2 have also linked glyphosate to increases in Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), a deadly plant disease that causes plants to turn yellow and die — including crops that have never been sprayed with the herbicide but were planted in a field that received an application the previous season.

In an effort to skirt disaster, Monsanto developed a new breed of genetically engineered (GE) seeds tolerant to other pesticides besides Roundup. This, they claim, is the answer to rising weed resistance — a side effect the company said would not occur from the use of their GE seeds in the first place.

We now know, without any shadow of a doubt, they were wrong. And there’s every reason to believe they are wrong about their next generation of GE seeds as well. If anything, it will likely boost weed resistance, continue driving the increase in pesticide use and make our food even more toxic. Continue reading »

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Aug 27

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With strange floods, droughts and changing weather patterns globally, some areas are showing signs of the future of crop yield potential going forward to 2020. These are the areas that will continue to see losses YOY starting now.

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Aug 25

Jelly-sweet lover no more: Video shows how gelatin is made and it’s not pleasant

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Aug 22

H/t reader kevin a.

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Aug 17

The Odds of a Global Food Crisis Are Rising

Related info:

2016 Webbot Prediction of Immense Continental Floods: China a Perfect Match, 300 Million Evacuate (Video)

Rice Crop Wipe out India NE States & Upper Myanmar | Mini Ice Age 2015- 2035 (Video)

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Aug 16

Soros Group ‘Trained’ Socialists To Combat Will Of The People:

Leaked documents from the Open Society Foundations show the group to have actively trained socialist MEPs to combat populist parties and shut down free speech.

A series of documents leaked from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations have revealed a number of startling revelations about the work of the NGO when it comes to combating what they refer to as “xenophobic parties” in countries around Europe. According to at least one document the foundations has been calling for the censorship of language in the European parliament they term as hateful and have been actively working with various socialist members of the European parliament to train them on how to  combat “xenophobic populism.” Continue reading »

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Aug 13

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Turmeric spices found heavily contaminated with toxic LEAD… FDA forces nationwide recalls for multiple brands (see list here)

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Aug 11

“The bill claims that depriving minors of animal products can cause neurological disorders and anemia by leaving them iron-, zinc-, and vitamin-B12-deficient.”

Poor gorillas, orang-utans, elephants, horses, deers and cattle. They are all vegans and must suffer from neurological disorders and anemia, being iron-, zinc-, and vitamin-B12-deficient.

Poor, weak, suffering animals …

Ups …

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The meat of some of these animals is considered to be the best source of vitamin-B12 and protein, but where did they get their B12 and protein from???

Maybe they should jail all these animals as well, because they too are making their children go vegan.

That said, being a vegan does not automatically mean eating healthy.

There are lots of vegans that have a horrible, horrible diet. 

And yes, children’s health would suffer immensely from such a crappy diet, almost like being on a McD junk food diet.

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However, there also have been “brilliant” parents, with “normal” eating habits, who fed their toddlers left over pizza (or whatever kind of food has been left over) by blending it in a high speed mixer and that way killed their children with this newly created baby food diet.

Most children suffer greatly from eating a SAD (Standard American Diet).

A carefully selected vegan diet or even a raw vegan diet is absolutely great for your health and for your children.


Mussolini Would Be Proud: Italy Proposes Jailing “Reckless” Vegan Parents:

If parliamentarian Elvira Savino has her way, Italian parents who insist on a vegan diet for their children will risk up to four years in jail. In her shockingly tyrannical over-reach, the center-right party member seeks to “stigmatize the reckless and dangerous eating behavior imposed by parents” who make children go vegan.

“I have nothing against vegans or veganism as long as it is a free choice by adults,” she told Reuters in a telephone interview on Wednesday, days after she presented the proposed law in the lower house Chamber of Deputies.

“I just find it absurd that some parents are allowed to impose their will on children in an almost fanatical, religious way, often without proper scientific knowledge or medical consultation,” she said.

“Do-it-yourself on these matters terrorizes me.”

As GrubStreet.com reports, under the ‘Savino’ law, according to La Repubblica, raising anyone under the age of 17 on such a diet would be an offense punishable by up to six years in prison. Continue reading »

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Aug 03

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Seven days on an organic diet eliminates 90 percent of pesticide accumulation in humans:

Once people fully understand just how toxic pesticides truly are, their first thought is usually, “How can I get these deadly chemicals out of my body?” Pesticide use is so prevalent that it might seem impossible to avoid it entirely upon first glance, particularly when you take the concept of pesticide drift into account. In addition, some people shrug off the evidence of pesticide toxicity, figuring it’s already in their body and it’s too late to do anything about it.

The good news is that this is not the losing proposition that it might initially appear to be. In fact, a 2014 study published in Environmental Research showed that eating an organic diet for just one week reduces the amount of pesticide poisoning in the body by 90 percent. That kind of reduction is nothing to scoff at, and the fact that it can happen so quickly and easily is icing on the cake.
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Aug 01

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The Burrito Index: Consumer Prices Have Soared 160% Since 2001:

Calculating the real inflation rate

In our household, we measure inflation with the “Burrito Index”: How much has the cost of a regular burrito at our favorite taco truck gone up?

Since we keep detailed records of expenses (a necessity if you’re a self-employed free-lance writer), I can track the real-world inflation of the Burrito Index with great accuracy: the cost of a regular burrito from our local taco truck has gone up from $2.50 in 2001 to $5 in 2010 to $6.50 in 2016.

That’s a $160% increase since 2001; 15 years in which the official inflation rate reports that what $1 bought in 2001 can supposedly be bought with $1.35 today. Continue reading »

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Jul 27

EU Commission Allows ‘Toxic GM Soybeans’ for Import:

According to news agencies, the EU Commission has allowed the import of genetically engineered soybeans produced by Bayer and Monsanto. The imported soybeans can be used in food and feed despite unresolved concerns about health risks.

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Source: www.testbiotech.org

These crops can be sprayed with a combination of glyphosate and other herbicides such as dicamba or isoxaflutole. Market authorization has been issued after massive pressure from industry, which already sold its patented seeds in the US for cultivation and now wants to import the harvest to the EU within the next months. Continue reading »

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Jul 24

Denmark On Course To Double Organic Farming By 2020

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Jul 22

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Brazil suffering record cold temperatures again in July 2016 after a cold wave that damaged agriculture in June 2016. Arabica coffee beans stand at 36% loss, bananas 70% loss in Ribeira, Argentina 30% loss of raisin production and Chile clementine 30% increase. The grand solar minimum is here, South America is repeating the normal pattern expected climate wise during the GSM.

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Jul 18

123,000 Venezuelans cross border shopping for scarce food:

SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela — More than 100,000 Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed into Colombia over the weekend to hunt for food and medicine that are in short supply at home.It was the second weekend in a row that Venezuela’s socialist government opened the long-closed border with Colombia, and by 6 a.m. Sunday, a line of would-be shoppers snaked through the entire town of San Antonio del Tachira. Some had traveled in chartered buses from cities 10 hours away.

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Jul 16

Food

America Wastes About HALF The Food That It Produces While Hunger Runs Rampant Around The Globe:

Is the United States the most wasteful nation on the entire planet?  We are all certainly guilty of wasting food.  Whether it is that little bit that you don’t want to eat at the end of a meal, or that produce that you forgot about in the back of the refrigerator that went moldy, the truth is that we could all do better at making sure that good food does not get wasted.  It can be tempting to think that wasting food is not a big deal because we have so much of it, but an increasing number of people around the world are really hurting these days.  In fact, it has been estimated that there are more than a billion hungry people around the globe right now.  So as a society we need to figure out how to waste a whole lot less food and how to get it into the mouths of those that really need it.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, close to a third of all food in the United States gets wasted after it gets to the store.  This is commonly referred to as “downstream” waste.  When you add all of this “downstream” waste up, it comes to a grand total of 133 billion pounds of food each yearContinue reading »

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Jul 15

BETRAYED! Whole Foods and the Organic Trade Association just plowed right through American food consumers like the terrorist truck rampage in France (op ed)

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Jul 14

Organic Farmers Leave Organic Trade Association over GMO Labeling Betrayal:

By a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors, the U.S. organic farmer-controlled Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) has withdrawn its membership from the Organic Trade Association (OTA), OSGATA announced on Wednesday.

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Jul 14

Applegate Removes GMOs from Entire Meat Supply Chain:

Applegate, the leading natural and organic meat brand in the U.S., announced Wednesday its commitment to remove genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from its entire supply chain – from animal feed to finished product – and gain third-party certification.

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Jul 13

I would NOT eat shellfish. Brazil nuts contain a huge amount of selenium.


Eating selenium-rich foods including shellfish, nuts and onions decreases the risk of liver cancer, say scientists

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Jul 12

PANIC BUYING OF FOOD IN NEW JERSEY?:

Supermarkets in northeastern New Jersey are literally swamped with customers tonight, so much so that in some locations like Hoboken, lines are literally around the store to get it!

It is a rather unusual situation since there are no closures or shortages of any kind, so SuperStation95 sent one of our intrepid editors, Chris Rivera, to ask what — if anything — is going on?  He reports below: Continue reading »

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Jun 30

This Is How Venezuelan Truckers Avoid Looters:

You know it’s bad in the socialist utopia when…

Venezuelan trucks – afraid of looting – now carry “Not Transporting Food” signs…

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h/t @AKurmanaev

Who can blame them – no one wants the money anymore, it’s worthless – as many food trucks now require armed guards to keep them safe

With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard. Soldiers stand watch over bakeries. The police fire rubber bullets at desperate mobs storming grocery stores, pharmacies and butcher shops. A 4-year-old girl was shot to death as street gangs fought over food.

Venezuela is convulsing from hunger.

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Jun 30

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DARK Act Passes Senate Committee, A Coup For Big Ag Corporations:

On Tuesday June 23rd, it was reported that the Senate’s Agriculture Committee had reached a deal on GMO food labeling and what is essentially a slightly modified version of what clean food proponents have labeled the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know Act).

Senators, corporations and the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association are hailing the bill as the victory for the art of compromise. While labeling proponents and otherwise thinking Americans realize that the bill is nothing more than an attempt to prevent them from actually knowing what they’re eating as well as an attempt to prevent states from making that information available to them. Continue reading »

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Jun 30

GMO-Labeling

US Consumers Union Slams New GMO Labeling Dark Act:

On Thursday, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) announced a deal on legislation related to the labeling of genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. The new Dark Act would nullify state laws requiring clear, on-package labeling of food with GMOs and replace them with an ineffective national standard to be set two years from now by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives for Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, issued this statement in response: Continue reading »

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