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MURAL FROM STREET ARTIST ‘MEAR ONE’ CONVEYS PEOPLES’ RESISTANCE TO GMO FOOD.

A promising sign of the peoples’ swelling march towards our ultimate victory over the death culture of GE crops is the growing tide of artists drawn to the cause of food soverignity. A beautiful example is this mural produced by Los Angeles-based graphic designed ‘Mear One’ (a.k.a. Kalen Ockerman). Once you use the link to get to the mural, click on the mural image to enlarge. Jim

http://www.chunkandcrumb.com/2012/11/mear-one-takes-stand-against-gmo-man.html

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HANDWRITING ON THE WALL: UNDERSTANDING THE MARKET, AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT & YOUR ASSETS AT THE SAME TIME.

Thank goodness for the Internet. You will not gain this MUST READ information on the near future of energy from self-serving mainstream media. Valuable article – DO TAKE THE TIME TO READ IT. “The Bank of England is doing a big study of this problem, which economists call that of ‘stranded assets.’ That is a fancy phrase for when you invest in something that suddenly loses its value…Coal isn’t just competing with wind. The conservative Deutsche Bank has just concluded that in 14 states of the US, solar power is now as inexpensive as that from coal and natural gas. Right now. That is, it would be crazy to build a new coal plant today when you could generate electricity just as cheaply with solar. And get this: by 2016– next year! — Deutsche Bank concludes that solar will be competitive with coal and natural gas in all but three or four states. And that is not an argument based on subsidies for solar. It will be as inexpensive as coal-generated electricity just purely on a market basis (in fact, it will be even cheaper, since there are massive government subsidies for coal, gas and oil)…Buying stocks in coal, gas and oil companies is like buying stocks in zeppelins. They are outmoded and prone to crashing and burning, a Hindenburg waiting to happen.” Jim

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/28957-focus-the-qhindenburg-trapq-dump-oil-coal-a-gas-stocks-if-you-want-to-retire

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‘THE ORGANIC & NON-GM0 REPORT’ COVERAGE OF DAY-LONG PANEL ON GE CROPS IN MISSOURI.

The place was the Missouri Organic Assn Annual Conference in Springfield. The panel had diverse backgrounds (https://www.facebook.com/missouriorganicassociation/photos/a.441832885905.240373.268043805905/10152626406255906/?type=1&theater) yet were united in their conclusion that GE crops are irreparably flawed. One of the most powerful presentations was from Steven Druker, author of the upcoming book, ‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truth.’ “Steven Druker, an attorney and executive director of the Alliance for Bio-Integrity, lambasted pro-GMO scientists, the biotech industry, and the US Food and Drug Administration, saying GM foods are not safe and are on the market illegally…Druker said the FDA is violating its own policy on food additives, which states that additives developed through new technologies must be proven safe before they enter the market. ‘This food had no business going to market,’ he said…“Government scientists raised concerns but they were ignored,” said Druker, who gained access to internal FDA documents revealing agency scientists’ objections to GM technology during his lawsuit against the agency. He said the FDA is lying when it says GM foods are safe. ‘The FDA has broken the law on this since 1992,’ he said. As a result, Druker said: ‘These foods should be banned, and the technology should be stopped. It’s time to tell the truth.'” My panel presentation has been posted on You Tube. Jim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2SbssaoKz0

http://www.non-gmoreport.com/articles/march-2015/expert-gmo-panel-held-in-Monsanto-%20home-state-gm-food-glyphosate-dangers.php

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‘THE ORGANIC & NON-GM0 REPORT’ COVERAGE OF DAY-LONG PANEL ON GE CROPS IN MISSOURI.

The place was the Missouri Organic Assn Annual Conference in Springfield. The panel had diverse backgrounds (https://www.facebook.com/missouriorganicassociation/photos/a.441832885905.240373.268043805905/10152626406255906/?type=1&theater) yet were united in their conclusion that GE crops are irreparably flawed. One of the most powerful presentations was from Steven Druker, author of the upcoming book, ‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truth.’ “Steven Druker, an attorney and executive director of the Alliance for Bio-Integrity, lambasted pro-GMO scientists, the biotech industry, and the US Food and Drug Administration, saying GM foods are not safe and are on the market illegally…Druker said the FDA is violating its own policy on food additives, which states that additives developed through new technologies must be proven safe before they enter the market. ‘This food had no business going to market,’ he said…“Government scientists raised concerns but they were ignored,” said Druker, who gained access to internal FDA documents revealing agency scientists’ objections to GM technology during his lawsuit against the agency. He said the FDA is lying when it says GM foods are safe. ‘The FDA has broken the law on this since 1992,’ he said. As a result, Druker said: ‘These foods should be banned, and the technology should be stopped. It’s time to tell the truth.'” My panel presentation has been posted on You Tube. Jim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2SbssaoKz0

http://www.non-gmoreport.com/articles/march-2015/expert-gmo-panel-held-in-Monsanto-%20home-state-gm-food-glyphosate-dangers.php

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THE LIES OF THE CAMOUFLAGED COLLUSION BETWEEN BIOTECH AND HAND-MAIDEN FDA BEGIN TO EMERGE.

Hold onto your hats! This eye-opening MUST READ article documents NO ONE is minding the FDA-store and their cloaked malfeasance is beginning to unravel. Details about FDA’s shocking kid-glove treatment of Biotech are beginning to come clear. These are EXPLOSIVE revelations and heads should roll. “Would it shock the public to know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has never formally approved any GE crop as safe for human consumption? Instead, these companies have been trusted to self-regulate with little scientific oversight and even less transparency in their methods…under voluntary consultation, the GE crop developer is encouraged, but not required, to consult with the FDA…Alarmingly, Gurian-Sherman’s study also reports that upon the FDA’s completion of a review of corporate-generated data summaries, the FDA does not generate its own safety assessment, but merely summarizes for the public the developers’ food-safety analyses. None of the GE crops currently in the market place have ever been FDA approved as safe.” The rats will now be scrambling for cover. Jim

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/29287-eat-at-your-own-risk-flawed-fda-risk-assessments-strengthen-arguments-for-labeling-gmos?tmpl=component&print=1

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JAW-DROPPING SYSTEMIC CORRUPTION EXPOSED BY EPA WHISTLE-BLOWER-SCIENTIST IN NEW LANDMARK BOOK.

We’ve all known in general terms the failure of institutions like EPA, FDA and USDA to protect the public interest. The truth is STUNNING and significantly worse than anyone feared as explained in this MUST READ book review about an explosive new book. “Such long-standing fraud would hardly come as a surprise to Evaggelos Vallianatos, who toiled for a quarter of a century in the EPA’s Pesticide Division, ostensibly responsible for protecting human health and the environment from commercial poisons. His new book, ‘Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA,’ documents a culture of fraud and corruption infesting every corner and closet of the agency…one of the fledgling agency’s greatest handicaps was its initial staffing with personnel from USDA, steeped in the religion of corporate agriculture and lethal technologies…Hired as scientists, EPA staffers spent their time cutting and pasting industry studies and conclusions into rubber-stamped registration approvals…audits by FDA and EPA soon found that most of the thousands of industry safety studies used to approve pesticide registrations were fraudulent….’IBT was not a unique case of scientific fraud,’ Vallianatos writes, ‘it was emblematic of a dark and deviant scientific culture, a ‘brave new science’ with deep roots throughout agribusiness, the chemical industry, universities, and the government.'” Please post and share widely. Jim

http://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/poison-spring-the-secret-history-of-pollution-and-the-epa/

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UK ARTICLE EXPLAINS HOW YOU DON’T NEED A GARDEN TO GROW GREAT POTATOES AND WHY THE EFFORT IS WORTH IT.

Growing potatoes in pots is increasingly popular and this excellent article gets you off to a fast start. No garden – or small garden – preventing you from growing potatoes? No problem – the answer to this fun quality-of-life issue is CONTAINER GROWING. “… I really missed that first harvest of little, soft, young potatoes. Jet in a new potato from Cairo or Jersey or Cornwall if you like but it will still taste nowhere near as good as the one I can fork out of my own soil and eat an hour later. That sweet, nutty taste and the texture like slicing butter just doesn’t exist in the shop-bought potato, and I wanted it back in my life. The answer has been to start growing them in pots.” Container gardening is also good for growing tomatoes, lettuce, herbs and other crops. The ‘Smart Bags’ we sell are among the very best. Jim

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/fruitandvegetables/11422293/How-to-grow-potatoes-in-pots.html

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FRESH CLARITY ON GE CROPS FROM AN HONEST SCIENTIST

F Courageous former Agriculture Canada research scientist Dr. Thierry Vrain elaborates on why the reality behind GE crops is oceans apart from Biotech’s fantasia. This article is MUST READ! “I refute the claims of the biotechnology companies that their engineered crops yield more, that they require less pesticide applications, that they have no impact on the environment and of course that they are safe to eat…The Bt corn and soya plants that are now everywhere in our environment are registered as insecticides. But are these insecticidal plants regulated and have their proteins been tested for safety? Not by the federal departments in charge of food safety, not in Canada and not in the U.S…Genetic engineering is 40 years old. It is based on the naive understanding of the genome based on the One Gene – one protein hypothesis of 70 years ago, that each gene codes for a single protein. The Human Genome project completed in 2002 showed that this hypothesis is wrong.” Jim

http://www.globalresearch.ca/former-pro-gmo-scientist-speaks-out-on-the-real-dangers-of-genetically-engineered-food/5424010

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‘TIS THE SEASON: TWO EXCELLENT PRIMERS ON STARTING SEEDS INDOORS.

While many garden seeds are planted directly outdoors – like Peas, Corn, Potatoes, Beans – others are almost always started indoors for best results. This latter group includes some heavy hitters like Tomatoes, Peppers and Onions. In fact, late February is the time we start seeding Onions indoors in Maine for field planting come May. These two articles from Organic Gardening magazine (http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/14-tips-starting-your-own-seeds) will help you get off to a successful start. Here’s an important hint: DO pay attention to your soil mix. We use and sell the best: our friend, Karl Hammer’s Vermont Compost Organic Soil Mixes. Jim https://www.woodprairie.com/product/876/gardening-tools

http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/starting-seeds-indoors?page=0%2C0