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March 28 2013

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Genetic Roullette – The Gamble Of Our Lives

Some day soon I hope to be able to say. GMO crops in the USA was a dark chapter in our food history that thankfully is no more a reality, but something that we need to remember so as not to repeat these mistakes again.

This documentary is really a great watch and the best thing I’ve seen come down the pipeline since Food Inc.  I am not sure when this was made, but I believe it was some time in 2012. By the time you see this post, Obama, if he did the right thing, will have vetoed the HR 933 that had a completely unrelated ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ slipped in there.

And now, Genetic Roullette:
UPDATE August16,__Nobember 3rd, 2013…..January 5th, 2014January 12, 2014
Here we go again
Link:
www.youtube.com/v/9NWyQKGnYes 

UPDATE JULY 22, 2013

OK, it’s become a shell game of sorts trying to keep a copy of this up on youtube.

Here’s the latest:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=taLw2LhPoTU%3F

 

UPDATE JUNE 2ND, 2013 – sorry, just found out the original link I had has been pulled from youtube. Here is another full version: http://www.youtube.com/v/voT_Mj5GDKQ?hl

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http://www.youtube.com/v/GrWRzxMUfDE – deleted from youtube.

When man thinks he can play God, the result is a major drag. Just because we have the scientific knowledge and ability to do something doesn’t mean we SHOULD do that thing.

 

**UPDATE**

I regret to inform you that late Tuesday night, March 27, 2013 President Barack Obama signed H.R. 933, which contained the Monsanto Protection Act into law. President NObama knowingly signed the Monsanto Protection Act over the urgent pleas of more than 250,000 Americans who asked that he use his executive authority to veto it. President Obama failed to live up to his oath to protect the American people and our constitution. I am so not surprised, just disappointed.

F-N-F | Friday Night Film | The Future of Food

F-N-F | Friday Night Film April 8th, 2011

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, healthy lifestyle is part of my thing.

The Future Of Food (2004)

This documentary came out November 13, 2007 according to the info on Hulu  – less than 4 years ago as of this posting. However, when checking out the history of the film on it’s OWN website, I found this:

The Future of Food has been a key tool in the American and international anti-GMO grassroots activist movements and played widely in the environmental and activist circuits since its release in 2004. The film is widely acknowledged for its role in educating voters and the subsequent success of passing Measure H in Mendocino County, California, one of the first local initiatives in the country to ban the planting of GMO crops. Indicative of its popularity, the Future of Food showed to a sold out audience of 1,500 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco in 2004, a benefit for Slow Food, where it was introduced by Alice Waters. [source]

Like Food Inc. and The World According To Monsanto, it is an eye opener for many as to what’s being done to our food supply.  Remember, knowledge is power and ignorance breeds complacency and allows for ease of control.  Keep informed!

The Future Of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade

Enjoy the film:

IF you are reading this post after HULU has removed the movie again, you can watch it for free here>>>http://www.thefutureoffood.com/onlinevideo.html

Monsanto – May Their Hubris Bring On Their Fall

I would love to see Monsanto be destroyed by it’s own corruption and greed – and any other company with equally diabolical plans and schemes such as theirs. Patenting life and trying to own and control the world’s food supply.  The way they conduct their business makes me extremely distrustful of anything they say as being accurate or truthful.

With that bit of zing, I want to share with you an article I was sent today by a friend.

Monsanto: The evil corporation in your refrigerator

02-04-2010

When we consider the rogue’s gallery of devilish, over-sized, greedy and disproportionately powerful corporations, we generally come up with outfits like Microsoft, Bechtel, AIG, Halliburton, Goldman-Sachs, Exxon-Mobil and the United States Senate. Yet somehow, Monsanto, arguably the most devilish, over-sized, greedy and disproportionately powerful corporation in the world has been able to more or less skulk between the raindrops — only a household name in households where documentaries like Food Inc. are regarded as light Friday evening entertainment. My house, for example. But for the most part, if you were to ask an average American for their list of sinister corporations, Monsanto probably wouldn’t make the cut.

It should.

Founded by Missouri pharmacist John Francis Queeny in 1901, Monsanto is literally everywhere. Just about every non-organic food product available to consumers has some sort of connection with Monsanto.
Anyone who can read a label knows that corn, soy and cotton can be found in just about every American food product. Upwards of 90% of all corn, soybeans and cotton are grown from genetically engineered seeds, also known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs). These genetically enhanced products appear in around 70% of all American processed food products. And Monsanto controls 90% of all genetically engineered seeds. In other words, Monsanto controls — and owns patents on — most of the American food supply.

When you consider, as Walletpop originally reported, that one-in-four food labels is inaccurate, that the F.D.A.’s testing is weak at best, then how can we trust one corporation to have so much control over our produce? The answer is, we can’t.
Recently, a study by the International Journal of Biological Sciences revealed that Monsanto’s Mon 863, Mon 810, and Roundup herbicide-absorbing NK 603 in corn caused kidney and liver damage in laboratory rats. Scientists also discovered damage to the heart, spleen, adrenal glands and even the blood of rats that consumed the mutant corn. A “state of hepatorenal toxicity” the study concluded.

This hasn’t slowed down Monsanto’s profit machine. In 2008, Monsanto cleared over $2 billion in net profits on $11 billion in revenues. And its 2009 is looking equally as excellent.

Author and food safety advocate Robyn O’Brien told me, “Monsanto is expecting gross margins in Q2 2010 of 62%, its corn and soy price mix to be up 8-10% and its glyphosate revenue to expand to an estimated $1 billion in gross profit by 2012, enabling Monsanto to further drive R&D into seeds and to price those seeds at a premium – further driving price increases on the farm and in the grocery stores.”

This, O’Brien says, in the same year when farm income declined by around 34%.

Because Monsanto claims that its GMOs create higher yields and therefore comparatively higher revenues per acre for struggling American farmers, they’re certainly a tempting option. On the surface, that is. Monsanto controls its seeds with an iron fist, so even if you happen to own a farm next to another farm upon which Monsanto seeds are used, and if those seeds migrate onto your land, Monsanto can sue you for royalties.

Additionally, if you use seeds from crops grown from Monsanto seeds, a process known as “seed cleaning,” you also have to pay royalties to Monsanto or it will sue you. All told, Monsanto has recovered $15 million in royalties by suing farmers, with individual settlements ranging from five figures to millions of dollars each.

Back in 2004, farmer Kem Ralph served eight months in jail and was fined $1.3 million for lying about Monsanto cotton seeds he was hiding in his barn as a favor to a friend. They weren’t even his seeds (yeah, that’s what they all say!). By way of comparison, the fine in Ralph’s home state of Tennessee for, say, cocaine possession, is $2,500.

In keeping with the Orwellian nature of modern marketing, one of the first phrases you see on the front page of the Monsanto website is “we help farmers.” Funny. In a cruelly ironical way, that is.

In fairness, the argument in support of Monsanto is generally “it makes more food for lower prices.” Of course this is a red herring. Basic economics proves that choice and competition create lower prices. Not monopolies. This applies not only to American grocery stores, but also in terms of feeding developing nations where food is scarcer.

Moreover, stronger Monsanto herbicides, compatible with herbicide resistant seeds, are giving rise to mutant Wolverine-ish super weeds that have adapted and are rapidly spreading through the air to farms that don’t use Monsanto GMOs, destroying obviously vulnerable crops. Say nothing of the inevitable mutant bugs that will adapt to the pesticides that are implanted into the Monsanto Mon 810 genetic code. And if further studies indicate similar organ damage in humans, the externalized costs to health care systems will begin to seriously out-weigh the benefits of cheaper food.

Ultimately, there are better, healthier ways to make cheaper food. Until then the best thing we can do is to demand further investigations and buy organic products whenever practical.

And if you can’t afford to buy organic, O’Brien recommends, “A great first step, given how pervasive these ingredients are in processed foods that often use these ingredients to extend shelf life, is to reduce your exposure to processed foods and stick with pronounceable ingredients and foods that your grandmother would have served her kids.”

Meanwhile, let’s endeavor to make Monsanto a household name. But not in a good way.

On January 15, the Obama Justice Department launched an anti-trust investigation against the corporate behemoth over its next generation of genetically modified “Roundup Ready” soybean seeds. The very next day, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, which challenges the safety of genetically modified agricultural products — the centerpiece of the Monsanto empire. If the investigation fails, farmers will have to switch over to the next generation of Roundup Ready seeds in 2014. And the cycle of corporate abuse and monopolization will continue.

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The World According To Monsanto (2008)

If you are at all concerned (and I don’t know why you wouldn’t, other than ignorance of the fact) about what has been going on in the world’s food supply, this will be an uncomfortable eye-opener for you. Thank our Maple Loving friends to the north for this one.

After researching this on my own, I have come to the conclusion that the real culprit or cause behind this whole thing is an unconstitutional ruling by the US supreme court that allowed anyone the right to patent life : i.e., genes, modified seeds, and thus, the underlying natural product.

In other words, the entire food supply will be owned by a select few corporations owned by the elite ruling families of the world as part of their plan for total domination and control.

Yes, that’s pretty sick, but so long as people are aware of what’s going on and decide to DO SOMETHING about it, then their plans will fail.

UPDATE 2-12-2010 – youtube version has been removed due to copyright claim.

Here’s the video on Veoh – you might have to download a free media player to watch, not sure.

Watch The World According to Monsanto in Educational |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

This is part one of 10.  Parts 2 thru 10 are listed below as hyperlinks that will open in a new window.

World  According To Monsanto Part 2

World  According To Monsanto Part 3

World According To Monsanto Part 4

World  According To Monsanto Part 5

World  According To Monsanto Part 6

World  According To Monsanto Part 7

World  According To Monsanto Part 8

World  According To Monsanto Part 9

World  According To Monsanto Part 10

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