Category Archives: GMO

Physical Cliff

Cliff_Edge_warningOften times if you follow politics or heck even turn on the news or read the news paper you hear the term fiscal cliff, It’s usually used to scare Americans into supporting some crap agenda by a certain political party. Well today I want to speak about another kind of cliff were headed for if things don’t change soon.  We will call it a Physical Cliff. Our country was once the greatest of all nations, you had freedom, liberty and prosperity just to name a few : all with a bill of rights and our beloved constitution to back it up. Now the very foundation of our country is being chipped away a little at a time by democrats, republicans, celebrities, education systems, TV and pretty much anything that has to do with the government, money, or politics. The main stream news is always talking about a new crisis, and as soon as the money or political gain is gone the story is swept under the rug, They the MSM make huge stories out of nothing like so and so celebrity, got a DUI (of course they seldom mention that they just get scolded a little), or wrecked a car. Very little mention of real news is ever presented. However there is a lot and I mean a LOT going on in the country we live in. Illegal aliens coming across the border just like it was crossing the street bringing diseases, and lice. Taking up more of the few jobs we have left, In some states they have more rights and can live more freely than us the American Citizen. For instance when I got my license, I have to provide proof of residence, an original birth certificate, and prove I was a citizen. Some states are being forced by Federal Law to give them license even If they can’t provide all the documentation.  When enrolling my children in school after a recent move here in Alabama, I had to provide proof of residence by showing a copy of my lease also provide copies of Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, Blue Cards (shot records). If I would have been a illegal alien I would not have had to provide most of that, And if I did not speak English I could receive even more benefits. The state is required by law to provide me with food stamps and TANF, if I told them my immigrant children were hungry, even if I could not prove my income. However if I were to go and try to apply for Food Stamps or TANF or any other Government program I would have to prove who I was, where I live, all my assets, and prove my income. It is truly a sad time when I can get a ticket or fine for fishing without a licence but Illegal Immigrants can flood across the border and reak all kind of destruction,  and be given rewards for it.

The next problem is there are conflicts all across the globe and the United States just has to be involved in every one,  and really not doing anything but stirring up trouble. There is unimaginable mass corruption in our entire system of government, everything from local judiciary courts all the way up to the President of the United States. They insist on controlling every single aspect of our lives. just like the Nazi Germans did. Most people are oblivious to whats going on around them. The information and proof is there written in black and white, if they would care to look or listen.  Local mayors, Police officers, and judges most are corrupt in someway, not just here everywhere.  Every which direction I look just about I see the United States snowballing down a slippery slope, and very few are even trying to stop it.  In fact some of the idiots are encouraging it, and helping to push it along. Everyone wants to blame Obama, and yea he has done his fair share to screw things up what with all his executive actions, but he is to much of a moron to master mind this whole collapse his self, I’m not giving the idiot that much credit.  All Obama is is a Yes Man, Yes i’ll screw the country, Yes I’ll triple gas prices by causing panic and promoting “global awareness” or something.  Yes you too can be appointed to a powerful office. Sure you can poison millions of Americans’ with the food you manufacture. You get what i’m saying.  My point is Obama is just a puppet in the corrupt system money controls everything, If you have the money you have the power simple as that.  There are plenty other people in Washington and all over the United States to blame for the mess this country is in right now, not just Obama. Just to clarify I am not in any way a fan of Obama,  just stating the facts.

Back to the topic of cliffs. I am certain that the United States is headed in the wrong direction, and has almost finished creating  it’s own demise. Picture the United States like a box. Much like the extremely horrible , and terribly scary fiscal cliff, When that fiscal Cliff box is pushed close to the edge closer and closer it falls over and tada ALL National parks close and VA Memorials all across the country close in the blink of an eye,  because lack of funding.  While the government is spending double the money for officers to keep people off the closed property during this time for their own safety, proving that the whole fiscal cliff government shutdown is really a load of BS, and the government really does not shutdown.  The hypothetical physical cliff we are headed toward is far more dangerous. The government keeps pushing our box closer and closer to the edge and eventually we as a country will fall over the side, it would have been to far and be to late to stop it at that point. There would be no way back. However there is still time to stop this from happening to this great country, but it requires everyone to stand up for what is right and push the box back the other direction. You have to stand up and have a voice. Oppose Agenda 21, Oppose Big Government, Oppose Common Core,  Oppose corruption , Oppose GMO poison, Oppose big pharma, Oppose a “New World Order” or a so called “One world Government”, Oppose the “New” Constitution,  Oppose the Forcible and unaffordable  Care Act.

Monsanto: Preventing GMO Labeling At Any Cost

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Today, Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) is set to introduce a bill that would preempt state mandatory GMO labeling efforts. The bill, strongly backed by The Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA), Monsanto and the Koch brothers, would give ultimate authority of the issue over to the FDA. This is concerning because the FDA favors a voluntary approach to the extremely controversial issue. The FDA also tends to side with biotech on the GMO issue. If this bill comes to pass, where does that leave the public’s demand for the right to know what is in their food? Image credit: politicalblindspot.com

Thankfully, pro-GMO labeling groups are determined to keep lawmakers from backing the Pompeo bill. Groups including Just Label It stormed over a hundred offices on Capitol Hill earlier this week and campaigned for two other initiatives that would instead demand mandatory food labeling. The bills, HR 1699 and S 809, were introduced last April by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) respectively.

Monsanto and other biotech corporations have vehemently fought labeling efforts in many states including 2012′s Prop 37 in California and last year’s I-522 in Washington.

In biotech’s latest efforts to stifle the peoples’s right to know, Monsanto has threatened to sue the entire state of Vermont over a proposed GMO labeling bill. The popular legislative bill requiring mandatory labels on genetically engineered food (H-722) is stalling in the Vermont House Agriculture Committee, with only four weeks left until the legislature adjourns for the year. Despite thousands of emails and calls from constituents who overwhelmingly support mandatory labeling, despite the fact that a majority (6 to 5) of Agriculture Committee members support passage of the measure, Vermont legislators are holding up the labeling bill and refusing to take a vote for fear of Monsanto’s threats.

Russia won’t import GMOs, prime minister says

Russia may be the current target of the American corporate media for its alleged role in provoking Ukraine to war, but the former Soviet stronghold has become a world leader in protecting its food sovereignty and kicking the multinational bio-pirates to the curb. New reports indicate that Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced the country’s rejection of all imports of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), upholding Russia’s growing stance against the cultivation and sale of GMOs within its borders.

The announcement comes just months after Medvedev ordered the country’s health ministry, agriculture ministry and other relevant agencies to investigate GMO safety and come up with proposals for better protecting the integrity of the country’s food supply. According to RT.com, their consensus is that Russia has no need for GMOs and will instead remain committed to traditional agricultural practices that have a proven track record of safety.

“If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then,” stated Medvedev before a congress of deputies from various rural settlements at a recent meeting. “We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.”

Earlier in the year, the Russian parliament petitioned the government to impose a temporary ban on GMOs pending the procurement of data showing their safety for humans and the environment. Such data doesn’t exist, of course, as GMO purveyors like Monsanto have never been required in places like the U.S. or Canada to conduct any long-term safety studies on transgenic crops prior to their commercial approval — and if they did, the results would not be favorable.

Consequently, Russia has decided to take the precautionary approach in the interest of its people rather than corporations, with the hope of eventually barring all GMOs from being bred, planted or otherwise used within the country. And this decision is backed by virtually every major government agency in Russia, illustrating the great differences between the leadership in this often vilified country and the increasingly fascist dictatorship that currently rules the U.S.

“The import of GMOs and GMO-based products into the Russian Federation may be banned if such products fail to pass the required examinations,” reads a draft bill recently put forth by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, which was tasked with tightening control over GMOs in Russia.

Putin opposes GMOs, says Russian citizens need to be protected

Russian President Vladimir Putin is also opposed to GMOs, having told the media that part of his job is to protect the Russian people against industrial food offerings that might harm them. Likewise, Russian Minister of Agriculture Nikolai Fydorov wants to see GMOs completely banned from all Russian territories as well, having referred to them in the media as poison.

“How ironic that a sustainable foods movement should take root in Russia at the behest of the people instead of the so-called ‘democratic’ West, where the will of the people is overturned by money,” wrote one RT.com commenter about Medvedev’s announcement. “I want my food imported from Russia!”

Similar sentiments are reflected in other comments, including one from a Russian woman telling of her experiences eating American food compared to food from her homeland. Besides the bread tasting like “rubber,” in her experience, American food in general simply doesn’t live up to the high-quality standards that are still the norm throughout Russia, standards that promote health and longevity rather than disease and death.

“There are a lot of choice… milk products, proper bread, etc. in Russia,” she writes. “The government of USA doesn’t want Americans to be healthy, giving big monopolies rights to feed people with all this rubbish [for] huge profits.”

Source: Natural News

World Depopulation, Agenda 21 Style

We all know the Federal Government spies on every aspect of our lives. But have you ever stopped to think why. My opinion is so they would know if a rumor is started about them so they can crush it before people find out.

The Myth of Organic Seeds

Today we have an excellent guest post from Nick at Whiteside Seed! There are a lot of misconceptions about organic seeds out there. Today Nick is going to shed some light on some of the most common myths of organic seeds.

Over the course of the last couple of decades we’ve been faced with a new choice. Not that the choice wasn’t available to make before that, but for  thirty  years we didn’t even consider the impact of hybrid vegetables being a staple at the supermarket. With the advent of genetically modified crops, people are suddenly starting to have some pretty strong opinions. Things are changing now. We see things that we haven’t seen before. We want to save our own seeds and we don’t want to be persecuted for it. We want tomatoes that don’t taste like Styrofoam and don’t have the texture of raw potato. We want staple vegetables that aren’t saturated in petroleum based fertilizers and pesticides.

The powers that be would have us think differently. They cite statistics heralding hybrid and GMO crops as the way to save the starving masses. What many of these overly-educated politicians don’t understand is that these crops are significantly less nutritious than their predecessors. Not to mention their bathing in petroleum-based fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides can cause multiple problems within the human physiology… and within the ecosystem. And there are plenty of independent studies that have been done to prove it.

After the Second World War we took on a posture of arrogance. We stopped the Nazis. We ended terror. We were responsible for the bulk of the world’s manufacturing. For some unknown reason we still think we’re better than every other country on the planet. But we haven’t even called for GMO labeling practices when other countries (countries we’re much better than, by the way) have adopted such policies. Even Russia has a non-GMO policy. And we’ve expanded our debt exponentially. Jefferson would be so proud. By the way, he was an avid gardener at his beloved Monticello and he never had a complaint about the production of his favorite heirloom crops.

But let’s talk semantics for a moment. Just because something is Certified Organic does not mean that it is heirloom. You can grow hybrids “organically”. You can also grow GMOs “organically”. Being “Certified Organic” only means that you have paid the USDA or your state extension of the USDA some money to tell you that your crops are “organic”. When, really, you’re only sticking to their chemically based rules. You can find this info here. And just because your favorite heirloom seed company isn’t “Certified Organic” doesn’t mean that your seeds aren’t organically grown. I know of many heirloom seed companies that are barely scraping by to keep these seeds in circulation and simply can’t afford to have the government tell them their seeds pass their ridiculous standards by way of their technical “organic” blackmail. And most of these companies grow organically… authentically.

You can be assured of this, however: People that sell heirloom seeds aren’t pulling your leg. Hybrid seeds are too expensive to sell at heirloom prices. GMO seeds are even more expensive than hybrids and would be light-years beyond availability for these, as yet, small companies. They fill your orders with minimal staff and profit margins. And they’re entirely dedicated to heirloom seeds. After all, why would you work for an heirloom seed company for twelve dollars an hour when you could work for a hybrid or GMO supplier for twice that?

I only mention this because heirloom seeds are my business. We’ve been questioned numerous times (too many to count) about the “organic” status of the nearly extinct varieties we’ve been increasing for release in my company. And we’re making excellent progress on some of these rare varieties that people haven’t eaten for decades. For the last nine years my partner and I have done this without compensation and we could not be happier with the response we’ve been getting from our supporters. But with this new fad of “organics” I felt I needed to clear up some of the blurred lines between heirlooms, hybrids and GMOs.

So, I’d like to leave a few links to some great heirloom seed websites. These are people that I know and have worked with extensively. And I can vouch for their seeds. Maybe they consider me their competition, but I figure we’re all in this together.

Peace,

Nick

 

Source: Ready4itall

We feed the baby what?

Today were going to cover some ingredients in infant formula to see how safe they are.  We are going to use Similac Advanced Complete Nutrition Milk Based Formula for use by babies Birth – 12 months

Similac® Advance®

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Infant Formula with Iron

 

Ingredients:

Unflavored Powder

Nonfat Milk, Lactose, Whey Protein Concentrate, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Soy Oil, Coconut Oil, Galactooligosaccharides. Less than 2% of the Following: C. Cohnii Oil, M. Alpina Oil, Beta-Carotene, Lutein, Lycopene, Potassium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, Ascorbic Acid, Soy Lecithin, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Choline Bitartrate, Choline Chloride, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Salt, Taurine, m-Inositol, Zinc Sulfate, Mixed Tocopherols, d-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, L-Carnitine, Vitamin A Palmitate, Cupric Sulfate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Manganese Sulfate, Phylloquinone, Biotin, Sodium Selenate, Vitamin D3, Cyanocobalamin, Calcium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Hydroxide, and Nucleotides (Adenosine 5’-Monophosphate, Cytidine 5’-Monophosphate, Disodium Guanosine 5’-Monophosphate, Disodium Uridine 5’-Monophosphate).
Contains milk and soy ingredients.

 

All of the Above was taken from the Abbott Nutrition website owners of the Similac Brand.

Alright now that that is out of the way were going to break down the ingredients a little further and do a little investigating.

First off Infant formula was never designed to be used wide spread like it is today; It was meant to be a medical nutritional tool for babies who were unable to breast feed for what ever reason.

So Let us take a look.

Lactose is Milk Sugar need I say more.

Whey protein concentrate is the cheapest and most common form of whey protein, a byproduct of cheese production. Whey protein concentrate is a common athletic supplement used to increase dietary protein intake, often with the goal of maximizing muscle hypertrophy.

Soybean Oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the soybean (Glycine max). It is one of the most widely consumed cooking oils. As a drying oil, processed soybean oil is also used as a base for printing inks (soy ink) and oil paints. It also contains GMOs

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), also known as oligogalactosyllactose, oligogalactose, oligolactose or transgalactooligosaccharides (TOS), belong to the group of prebiotics. Prebiotics are defined as non-digestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by stimulating the growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria in the colon. GOS occurs in commercial available products such as food for both infants and adults.

C. Cohnii Oil is Oil made from Red Algae.

M. Alpina Oil is is extracted from the Mortierella fungus

Potassium citrate is a potassium salt of citric acid with the molecular formula C6H5K3O7. It is a white, slightly hygroscopic crystalline powder. It is odorless with a saline taste. It contains 38.3% potassium by mass. As a food additive, potassium citrate is used to regulate acidity and is known as E number E332. Medicinally, it may be used to control kidney stones. Medication

Calcium carbonate is a chemical compound with the formula CaCO3. It is a common substance found in rocks in all parts of the world, and is the main component of shells of marine organisms, snails, coal balls, pearls, and eggshells. Calcium carbonate is the active ingredient in agricultural lime, and is created when Ca ions in hard water react with carbonate ions creating lime scale. It is commonly used medicinally as a calcium supplement or as an antacid, but excessive consumption can be hazardous. Medication

Potassium Chloride is a chemical compound that is a metal halide salt composed of potassium and chlorine. Primarily used to make fertilizer, it is also used as the final drug in the lethal injection process and an ingredient in embalming fluid.

Magnesium chloride is the name for the chemical compounds with the formulas MgCl2 and its various hydrates MgCl2(H2O)x. These salts are typical ionic halides, being highly soluble in water. The hydrated magnesium chloride can be extracted from brine or sea water. Magnesium chloride is most commonly used for dust control and road stabilization. Its second-most common use is ice control. In addition to the production of magnesium metal, magnesium chloride also is used for a variety of other applications: fertilizer, mineral supplement for animals, wastewater treatment, wallboard, artificial seawater, feed supplement, textiles, paper, fireproofing agents, cements and refrigeration brine. Mixed with hydrated magnesium oxide, magnesium chloride forms a hard material called Sorel cement.

Carnitine is a quaternary ammonium compound biosynthesized from the amino acids lysine and methionine. This is an over the counter supplement, that could possibly have adverse health effects.

Cupric Sulfate or copper sulphate, is the chemical compound with the chemical formula CuSO4. Copper sulfate is produced industrially by treating copper metal with hot concentrated sulfuric acid or its oxides with dilute sulfuric acidCopper sulfate pentahydrate is a fungicide. However, some fungi are capable of adapting to elevated levels of copper ions. Mixed with lime it is called Bordeaux mixture and used to control fungus on grapes, melons, and other berries. Another application is Cheshunt compound, a mixture of copper sulfate and ammonium carbonate used in horticulture to prevent damping off in seedlings. Its use as a herbicide is not agricultural, but instead for control of invasive aquatic plants and the roots of plants near pipes containing water. It is used in swimming pools as an algicide. A dilute solution of copper sulfate is used to treat aquarium fish for parasitic infections,[14] and is also used to remove snails from aquariums. Copper ions are highly toxic to fish, so care must be taken with the dosage. Most species of algae can be controlled with very low concentrations of copper sulfate. Copper sulfate inhibits growth of bacteria such as Escherichia coli. For most of the twentieth century, chromated copper arsenate (CCA) was the dominant type of wood preservation for uses other than deep driven piles, utility poles, and railroad ties. To make pressure-treated wood, a large cylinder is filled with an aqueous chemical bath. Copper sulfate pentahydrate is dissolved in the water along with other additives prior to the lumber being placed inside the cylinder. When the cylinder is pressurized, the chemicals are absorbed by the wood, giving the wood fungicidal, insecticidal, and UV-light-reflecting properties that help preserve it. Copper sulfate was also used in the past as an emetic. It is now considered too toxic for this use

Sodium Selenate is used in the Glass Manufacturing industry and is a common ingredient in insecticides. In addition, it is also used in fungicides. The FDA and European Union currently classify sodium selenate as a toxic chemical, primarily if ingested or inhaled. Testing on rats showed a dose of 1.6 mg/kg to be deadly. Chronic exposure to sodium selenate can cause severe lung, kidney, and liver damage

Potassium Hydroxide is an inorganic compound with the formula KOH, commonly called caustic potash Used in the manufacture of biodiesel. Glycerin from potassium hydroxide-processed biodiesel is useful as an inexpensive food supplement for livestock, once the toxic methanol is removed. Potassium hydroxide is employed as the electrolyte in alkaline batteries based on nickel-cadmium, nickel-hydrogen, and manganese dioxide-zinc. Potassium hydroxide is preferred over sodium hydroxide because its solutions are more conductive. The Nickel Metal Hydride batteries in the Toyota Prius use a mixture of potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide. Nickel–iron batteries also use potassium hydroxide electrolyte. Potassium hydroxide is often the main active ingredient in chemical “cuticle removers” used in manicure treatments.Potassium hydroxide is also used in petroleum and natural gas refining for removal of organic acids and sulfur compounds

The list above is not conclusive nor does it cover every ingredient or health risk. However this should be an eye opener for you to do your own research.