The 10 GMO Myths That Monsanto Wants You To Believe Daisy LutherActivist Post Monsanto and their biotech buddies would have you believe that they are super-heroes, set on saving hungry children from starvation wearing a dazzling fake-green cape. In fact, in a recent attack on activists, Monsanto’s CEO Hugh Grant said that because critics “can afford” organic food, we don’t care about the plight of those who can’t afford it. “There is this strange kind of reverse elitism: If I’m going to do this, then everything else shouldn’t exist,” said Grant. Even Monsanto’s website is on the defense, with page after page attempting to justify what the biotech industry is doing to our food supply. Actually, it’s all about the public’s perception. But just because they shout the loudest, that doesn’t make it true. How we address these misconceptions can mean the difference between swaying people to examine these claims more closely or causing them to stick their fingers in their ears and sing, “lalalalala…” to block us out. The FDA: The EPA:
CIA Backs $630,000 Scientific Study on Controlling Global Climate By Dana Liebelson and Chris Mooney, MotherJones.com The Central Intelligence Agency is funding a scientific study that will investigate whether humans could use geoengineering to alter Earth's environment and stop climate change. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will run the 21-month project, which is the first NAS geoengineering study financially supported by an intelligence agency. With the spooks' money, scientists will study how humans might influence weather patterns, assess the potential dangers of messing with the climate, and investigate possible national security implications of geoengineering attempts. The total cost of the project is $630,000, which NAS is splitting with the CIA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and NASA. The goal of the CIA-backed NAS study is to conduct a "technical evaluation of a limited number of proposed geoengineering techniques," according to the NAS website. At least one individual has already tried modifying the climate.
US Military, Monsanto Targeting GMO Activists and Independent Scientists, New Investigation Alleges Sayer JiActivist Post A shocking new investigative report from the largest daily newspaper in Germany alleges that Monsanto, the US Military and the US government have colluded to track and disrupt both anti-GMO activists and independent scientists who study the adverse effects of genetically modified food. As revealed yesterday by Sustainable Pulse, on July 13th the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung detailed information on how the US Government "advances the interests of their corporations," focusing on Monsanto as a prime example. Monsanto contacts are known to the notorious former secret service agent Joseph Cofer Black, who helped formulate the law of the jungle in the fight against terrorists and other enemies. Thanks to Snowden and Wikileaks, the world has a new idea of how these friends and partners operate where power and money are concerned. The report details the case of Australian scientist Judy Carman, whose work on GMOs underwent heavy criticism by Monsanto supporters.
China admits to existence of 'cancer villages' sprouting up due to extreme pollution, chemical exposure (NaturalNews) On the heels of my own publication of articles questioning the integrity of "certified organic" when it comes to foods and superfoods produced in mainland China, a blockbuster report from China's own environmental ministry slams another exclamation mark on the severity of the problem. For the first time in history, the Chinese government is now openly admitting that severe exposure to chemicals via water pollution, air pollution and environmental pollution is causing the rise of "cancer villages" across China. Their report states: Poisonous and harmful chemical materials have brought about many water and atmosphere emergencies... certain places are even seeing 'cancer villages'... (Source) It goes on to admit: [China allows the use of] poisonous and harmful chemical products that are banned in developed countries and pose long-term or potential harm to human health and the ecology. Pollution? How does this happen? This realization shocks a lot of people.
Ag-gag in Action: National Geographic Photographer Arrested After Aerial Photos Heather CallaghanActivist Post Ag-gag laws are cropping up like Whac-a-Mole across the states in an attempt to protect large-scale farming and cattle operations from those pesky activists who find out about abuse and cruelty. Instead of addressing the systemic issue of transparency and animal/food safety, lobbying leads to more laws that inhibit the freedom to speak out about dismal conditions - clear 1st Amendment violations. Always in the name of "safety" and protecting trade secrets. It's one thing to keep people from committing theft, destruction of property, breaking and entering, intellectual property theft and privacy violations - which basic laws support. But it's wholly another to prosecute well-intentioned tourists or try peaceful protesters as terrorists. The latest to get burned is prominent world photographer and freelancer for National Geographic, George Steinmetz. An employee saw Steinmetz in the air and called the sheriff with his suspicions. Hutchnews reports:
A Republican Case for Climate Action There is no longer any credible scientific debate about the basic facts: our world continues to warm, with the last decade the hottest in modern records, and the deep ocean warming faster than the earth’s atmosphere. Sea level is rising. Arctic Sea ice is melting years faster than projected. The costs of inaction are undeniable. A market-based approach, like a carbon tax, would be the best path to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, but that is unachievable in the current political gridlock in Washington. The president also plans to use his regulatory power to limit the powerful warming chemicals known as hydrofluorocarbons and encourage the United States to join with other nations to amend the Montreal Protocol to phase out these chemicals. Rather than argue against his proposals, our leaders in Congress should endorse them and start the overdue debate about what bigger steps are needed and how to achieve them — domestically and internationally. Mr.
Monsanto Losing Its Stranglehold on European Crops Thanks to Public Opposition, Moving Efforts to US Instead Just one week after Italy told Monsanto exactly where they can plant their GM maize, Monsanto has come out with a statement saying they will no longer appeal to the European market for GM crop approval. Monsanto, will instead, invest "several hundred million dollars" in Europe over the next 10 years to expand conventional seed production and breeding. Just last year the Agribusiness giant, BASF also halted its GM crop development in Europe and moved its plant research headquarters to the US. Numerous types of GM crop applications will be withdrawn from Europe according to Monsanto, including: · 6 types of GM corn · several soybean varieties · and modified sugar beets “We will no longer be pursuing approvals for cultivation of new biotech crops in Europe. Europe is not just basing bans on public opposition, but also on the real, non-Monsanto funded science that points to GM crops being less than safe.
Why Are Millions Of Fish Suddenly Dying In Mass Death Events All Over The Planet? Michael SnyderActivist Post Millions upon millions of fish are suddenly dying in mass death events all over the world, and nobody seems to know why it is happening. In many of the news reports that are linked to below, locals are quoted as saying that they have never seen anything like this before. So is there a connection between all of the fish deaths that are now occurring all over the planet? If there is a connection, is there anything that we can do to stop the fish die-off? Sadly, because the big mainstream news networks in the United States have been virtually silent about this phenomenon, most Americans have absolutely no idea that it is happening. Please share the list posted below with as many people as you can. -July 18, 2013: 20 acres of fish ponds full of dead fish in Shandong, China -July 18, 2013: Hundreds of dead Stingrays wash ashore in Veracruz, Mexico -July 18, 2013: 10,000 lbs of dead fish found in a lake in Nanjing, China So why is this happening?
bayer's aventis cropscience - public enemy no. 1 in the UK undefined "In the future, only a few companies will be able to shape the developments in this industry - Aventis CropScience… will be one of them" So said Jurgen Dormann, Aventis CEO when Aventis (formerly AgrEvo) was created in December 1999 by the merger of Germany's Hoechst (AgrEvo was their joint company with Schering) and France's Rhone-Poulenc's Agro. However, following a series of fiascos, marked by a continuing failure on Aventis' part to either play by the rules or to tell the truth (see the Aventis' Pants on Fire Award), Aventis agreed in October 2001 to sell off its agricultural biotech sector Aventis CropScience to German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer. The principal goal of Aventis CropScience has been the global take-up of GM crops. Who are Bayer? Bayer named as 1 of the 10 worst corporations Bayer/Aventis/AgrEvo NEWS Protesters disrupt Bayer shareholders meeting (April 2002) GM protesters blockade Bayer GM safety tests 'flawed' [on Bayer/Aventis GM crop] Who are BAYER?
Global warming computer models collapse; Arctic ice sheets rapidly expand as planet plunges into global cooling (NaturalNews) For years, we've all heard that global warming is threatening our planet. But now, in a stunning turnaround, world scientists are warning that an era of global cooling seems to be upon us, complete with extraordinary expansions of ocean ice being recorded in just the past year. Even the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report seems to indicate that an era of global cooling is now underway, according to many scientists. It turns out that global warming predictions were little more than doom-and-gloom fear mongering based on failed computer models. For example, in 2007, the BBC reported that the Arctic would be "ice-free" by the summer of 2013. Scientists in the US have presented one of the most dramatic forecasts yet for the disappearance of Arctic sea ice. That BBC global warming fear mongering article is still available at: Here's the screen shot: But it turns out polar bears are powerful swimmers.