Archive | October, 2012

Jonathan Harris: Today

21 Oct

When Jonathan Harris ( http://number27.org ) turned 30, he began a simple ritual of taking one photo a day and posting it to his website before going to sleep, along with a short story. He called this project, ‘Today’.

This is a short film about Jonathan’s project, made a few weeks after he stopped it, by his friend, Scott Thrift: http://mssngpeces.com

Jonathan’s ‘Today’ project is viewable here:
http://number27.org/today

Music by Julio Monterrey: http://youthfaire.com

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Blog Action Day … What To Do About GMO

15 Oct

I found a FRESHLY PRESSED BLOG THAT truly helps about food before looking at mine, which is just a huge HUGE political push for NO GMO.

Read her blog here

The Double-Edge Sword of Food

The good news is that food connects us, and the bad news is that food can divide us. by Jules Fuel… ENJOY!

Prop 37 gives us the right to know… vote YES on PROP 37

http://www.carighttoknow.org

Genetically Engineered Foods versus Organic Foods

Our last several Presidents and our current President eat organic foods, yet embed Monsanto executives into the Dept. of Agriculture and the FDA.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/10/09/ge-food-supporters-insist-organic-foods.aspx?e_cid=20121009_DNL_art_1

HEALTH – GMOS greatly increase the use of herbicides and pesticides.

These articles tell how GMOs are greatly increasing the use of chemicals on our food crops

– 400 million more pounds of pesticides and 527 million more pounds of  herbicides.

This contradicts Monsanto’s claim that the GMOs reduce the use of chemicals.

http://www.carighttoknow.org/gmos_unleashed_a_pesticide_gusher

http://www.carighttoknow.org/stronger_weeds_fewer_butterflies

http://www.carighttoknow.org/damning_new_study

In politics, it always helps to follow the money.  – see chart below.

Starting with Monsanto & Dupont, these chemical & processed food corporations have contributed 32.5 million dollars to the No on 37 campaign. 

The Yes on 37 top donors are Dr. Mercola, Organic Consumers Fund, Nature’s Path Foods, Dr. Bronner’s Soaps and the Lundberg Family Farms.

Along with the thousands of individuals who have donated small amounts, the Yes on 37 campaign has raised a little more than 1/10th of that amount: 3.9 million. It is definitely a David against Goliath struggle. (The financial data is from Ballot*Pedia.)

FoodDemocracyNow.org states: “Already, Monsanto, DuPont, Coke, Pepsi and Nestle are running deceptive and misleading ads on the air in California. The problem is, the opposition knows that lying and deception works. After all, they did it for decades, whether it was covering up the harm to human health of cigarettes, Agent Orange or DDT.

In the past year alone 19 states have attempted to pass GMO labeling laws, but each time Monsanto and biotech lobbyists have threatened to sue [and the state legislators backed down. Note added by me.] In Washington DC, both Republicans and Democrats have voted against labeling genetically engineered foods in equal numbers; and the Obama administration has refused to act, despite a campaign promise the President made while on the campaign trail in 2007.


On November 6th, California could be the first state in the country to allow labeling of genetically engineered foods,

creating a wave across the country to achieve this right for the entire nation.

A growing number of studies have shown that there are serious environmental and health issues that relate to GMOs and their patented seed technology.

Even as the U.S. government continues to rubberstamp the approval of new GMO crops, countries around the world are banning or halting the import of GMO seeds into their country, including most recently, France, India, Egypt and China, as they are waking to the realities of this untested and unsafe technology.

In California, all we’re asking for is a simple label to appear on a package to inform consumers if their food contains GMO ingredients — a right that citizens in 50 countries already have.”

http://FoodDemocracyNow.org/

This will help and I will c/p from here to create my blog: In politics, it always helps to follow the money – see chart below. Starting with Monsanto & Dupont, these chemical & processed food corporations have contributed 32.5 million dollars to the No on 37 campaign. 

The Yes on 37 top donors are Dr. Mercola, Organic Consumers Fund, Nature’s Path Foods, Dr. Bronner’s Soaps and the Lundberg Family Farms. Along with the thousands of individuals who have donated small amounts, the Yes on 37 campaign has raised a little more than 1/10th of that amount: 3.9 million. It is definitely a David against Goliath struggle. (The financial data is from Ballot*Pedia.)


So, what does this silly cartoon have to do with this subject? Nothing. I wanted to end this with a smile knowing that you can do something about this tragedy.

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