Organic & GMO Articles
Kerry's idea of making land more productive is to increase use of GMO and all of the chemicals that come with maintenance of those crops.
“You better eat everything on your plate, dear. There are children starving in Africa.”
How many kids in first world countries have likely heard their mom utter that phrase at the dinner table at least once? It may be an overused image, but that doesn’t make it any less valid. There really are lots of starving children in Africa.
Well, this week Secretary of State John Kerry took to the podium at the U.S.—Africa Leaders Summit to say that Africans shouldn’t build more farms because that would contribute to man-made global warming through a process that “releases significant amounts of carbon pollution”.
No, instead, they should just make existing lands “more productive”:
And now another part of this story is that certain agricultural processes can actually release carbon pollution and help contribute to the problem in the first place — it’s a twisted circle… But we also know there are ways to change that. For example, rather than convert natural areas to new farmland, a process that typically releases significant amounts of carbon pollution, we can instead concentrate our efforts on making existing farmlands more productive. This is an area where African leaders have actually been ahead, and significantly ahead of the game for some time.
On the surface, what Kerry is proposing sounds almost passable as a potentially smart idea, doesn’t it? Don’t build any new farms which may not be very productive and instead, just put all existing resources into making existing farms “more productive”.
If only it was that simple and that advice was coming from someone who wasn’t a Skull and Bones tool of the U.S. corporate establishment, it might be easier to even attempt to consider it in a positive light.
However, when dealing with anything modern agriculture, it’s been made all too clear that the phrase “more productive” has been hijacked and is just another way of saying genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Setting the Agenda 21 slant embedded in Kerry’s statement aside for the moment, the U.S.-oriented emphasis on genetically modified big agribusiness is just what Kerry and the rest of the Obama Administration are pushing here.
by Jon Rappoport republished from www.nomorefakenews.com
“The propagandists who actually decide the content of mainstream news have done a bang-up job on Monsanto. They’ve made it seem that the science for and against GMO crops is a swamp of uncertainty no one can decipher. Therefore, leave it alone. Don’t step into it. This omits one stunning circumstance: exactly how GMO crops were permitted into the US food supply in the first place.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
Perhaps you remember the Just-Label-It campaign. A number of activist groups petitioned the FDA for a federal regulation that would make labeling GMO food mandatory all across America.
Under the selective radar of mainstream media, Barack Obama has been carving out a whole new level of support for Monsanto and other destructive biotech giants.
From Scott Creighton, “Obama Pitches India Model of GM Genocide to Africa”:
“At the G8 Summit held two weeks ago at Camp David, President Obama met with private industry and African heads of state to launch the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a euphemism for monocultured, genetically modified crops and toxic agrochemicals aimed at making poor farmers debt slaves to corporations, while destroying the ecosphere for profit.
by Heather Callaghan – Featured FarOutRadio Columnist
as republished from Activist Post
There are approximately 60+ countries that have either some type of genetically modified food/crop ban, restriction or labeling requirements.
Did you know there is also a European network of GMO-free farming regions?
Bavaria, also referred to as the Free State (or, considered a free state; republic), is the 62nd member to join this network.
Environment Minister, Dr. Marcel Huber of Munich as pictured above, signed the instrument of accession on April 10th in Brussels, standing in solidarity with the President of the network, Maura Malaspina.
A lot of home builders and painters will know what trisodium phosphate (TSP) is. But a lot of them don't know that they eat it for breakfast!
Even though it appears right on the ingredients label, a lot of people don't realize it's an industrial cleaning agent. It gets worse (see below video), the government doesn't even want you to clean with it because it's considered bad for the environment. It's an okay part of a complete breakfast though!
Nick Brannigan and Vicky LePage hit the streets of Las Vegas again to show people what's up:
I referenced TSP when writing about various Cheerios debacles, saying that even if GMO-free, a lot of nutritionists would never recommend the cereal for its other ingredients. TSP appears in 6 varieties of Cheerios.