Seed Bombing is a term used since the 1970’s, which is about the time when the guerrilla gardening movement began. According to research, it was in the 1970’s that a group of garden activists known as the “Green Guerrillas” was founded by NYC artist Liz Christy who threw seed bombs into abandoned lots and wastelands. Christy went on to become the creator and founder of the Bowery Houston Community Garden which is still a heavily active garden today..A garden that has received both local support in addition to local government, to help preserve it as a community growing space. Since then, there have been so many different kinds of seed bomb inventions. These include things like seed balloons, seed condoms, seed-filled christmas ornaments, seed capsules, and even seed paper. The most common technique that most of us guerilla gardeners use today, happens to be the ancient method of using natural materials that were used by Masonobu Fukuoka, who used earth clay and seeds to create his successful balls of seeds. No matter where you live, or what recipe or method you use, one thing is for sure. Seed bomb and seed bombing groups are tripling in popularity and numbers, and as more and more consumers jump on the Seed Bomb wagon, even us here at the Food Revolution truly believe the Biotech Companies and Food industry should be very afraid. With every seed and every chemical-free seed bomb thrown or planted, we are in fact taking back our food supply, one bomb at a time!
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Is it really any surprise that the Washington labeling battle lost? Or Prop 37 proposal fell to the same fate in pretty much the same fashion. It’s not just the big bad chemical companies that are to blame for this recent demise folks, the dollars you have been spending every day can carry some of the fault as well. Here’s how:
“Members of the Grocery Manufacturers of America, which was forced to create a political committee to comply with state law, have contributed more than $11 million to No on 522, the campaign opposed to the labeling initiative” (shocking, no?). To break it down even further:
Pepsico ($2.4 million)
Coca-Cola ($1.5 million)
Nestle ($1.5 million)
That’s according to a review of state records. These are the same three companies that also made large contributions to defeat the California labeling initiative last year. That was of course after the big processed food companies joined with the biotech firms and helping to raise $46 million for the opposition.
Still there are others:
General Mills ($869,000)
You can add to the list the Campbell’s Soup Company, Kellogg’s Company, Land O’Lakes, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Cargill, Dean Foods and The Hershey Company as well. Yes, every time you spend your hard earned dollars on their products, you contribute to their ability to continue spending large fortunes to make sure labelling doesn’t happen. The thing is, you don’t need labels! I cringed as I watched the amount that either side was spending on labels that people don’t really read right now. And what people do read, they can’t understand. No longer are ingredients simply water, flour, sugar, eggs, etc. If you have to look up ingredients on your smartphone, or online at home to know what you’re eating, it’s not real food and shouldn’t be eaten. The processed food industry is getting richer and richer off making consumers sicker and more overweight. The lies that the government spews out showing reductions in this or that, simply isn’t true. The next time you’re out and about take a good look around you. What do you see? Do you see healthy and energized people, or are most of the adults and children you see in dire need of healthier food and a nutrition intervention? I think you’ll find that things aren’t as healthy and wonderful as what some people try to convince you of. Over 85% of all processed food has at least one or more GE (GMO) ingredients in them! That means that unless verified otherwise, grocery store shelves lined from ceiling to floor with GMOs. Most of the food we eat today isnt real food at all. It concerns me that we are so focused on labels, for food that shouldn’t be consumed in the first place. And by continuing to waste time and money on fighting to label garbage food, we’re continuing to allow the same food to be purchased and generating additional demand. Knowing that just about every single processed food product has one or more GMOs in it, how does it slip the minds of so many that purchasing products that contain GMOs, supports the growth of GE crops!!!
Complaining about such defeats just seems so ridiculous. What should we be doing then? The bottom line is this…real food doesn’t have an extended shelf life. Real food doesn’t have a dozen ingredients in it that you have to look up in order to know what you are eating. We’re so wrapped up in labelling food that needs to be taken off the shelves and replaced with real and whole foods, that we aren’t taking time out to realize that we’re fighting to label the very same foods contributing to the chronic diseases and illnesses, food allergies and weight issues we have today. The answer isnt easy or simple, because it makes us have to take responsibility for our own health and wellness, and for that of our family. The only way we are going to solve this problem is by getting out and getting growing. And with air pollution and the nasty chemicals being sprayed on us, learning how to creatively grow indoors is even better. Until we start growing our own food, going out into our communities and starting community gardens/greenhouses and take the reliance from buying and consuming these fake foods, the cycle will continue and this will be an ongoing battle. I look at the amount of money raised to try and pass the label initiatives and then I look back at how that same money could have been spent on school lunches programs and getting them away from the clutches of Monsanto, or on nutrition programs that are designed to to not only teach people what they should be eating and how to cook without using GMOs or toxic chemicals and additives. Think about it. Labelling continues the GMO cycle. It allows the nutritional oppression that has plagued us for far too long, to remain a burden to our health and wellness, as well as to our pocketbooks as we stay prisoners to the OTC medications and prescription we rely on to get through each day. It just seems like we are wasting so much time and money to label products we need to have gone, when we should be working on the root of the problem.
We here at the Food Revolution support self-reliance, self-sufficiency, and personal responsibility. The time of blaming and crying over spilled milk is over. it’s time to grab those containers if you live in an area that is now in winter mode, educate yourself on aquaponics and hydroponics, relearn how to cook and eat healthier, and get growing. Until we take back the reigns on this stage coach, we will remain conforming GMO supporters. There are so many amazing new grassroots groups and organizations that are popping up all across the world that are willing and able to help you make the change. It’s time to get our bodies back on real and chemical free foods and beverages so that they can begin to detox and function as they should. If you start today, replacing even just one meal a week with a healthy and processed free foods, you are already starting the process. Together we can take back our food supply! Together we can learn how to help and take care of each other! Together we can make a difference. We can do it together!
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Food Companies and Monsanto Spend Millions to Defeat Washington GMO Labeling Initiative. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/19698-revealed-big-processed-food-companies-spend-millions-to-defeat-washington-gmo-labeling-initiative
In the beginning there was excitement and rants about helping and doing something. We explained what our goals were, what we needed, and how much we need you to help us spread the message and come together. As the weeks have passed, our country and many others have seen additional conflicts and changes. People are suffering and struggling on an even greater level, in even greater numbers. Chemical and additive free foods and clean healthy water are vital to human health and wellness. They are crucial to being healthy and fighting off illness and diseases…My friends, our food supply has been monopolized by the very same company that brought us Agent Orange, and they (along with the other BioMafia corporations) are wiping real food off the shelves menus, leaving you with the genetically modified garbage “fake” foods that are creating new illnesses, causing chronic diseases and illness, and keeping our countries overweight. Our poor are the biggest the victims..they eat whatever they can find, with city after city making it illegal to give them food and even sleep at night. Enough is enough, and the time has come for you to decide who you really are. Are you the kind of person that stands there or walks by and tell yourself its not your problem, my tax dollars take care of that or they deserve t, or are you the person who was so excited to join us and do whatever you can to makea difference and fight back..We are fighters..We are do’ers..we are the strength, fists and power for those who have none..We are the Food Revolution and we call upon you to help us make a difference now!!
Recently I stumbled across an article that claimed Monsanto and several of the other biotech corporations want you to ask them questions. While I assure you that this is just another attempt to try and drum up some kind of positive image and support..heading off the to the article for yourself and asking the questions you have certainly can’t hurt. The bottom line is, if your smart and truly care about your future and your families health, you need to do as much research and investigating as you can. The back and forth between the conventional farmers (who use and live by bioseed), and our beloved organics will continue to plague your media channels until one or the other wins out and reigns supreme..Sadly I think the only real winners are the food companies and big businesses bottom line is if your poor which most of us are or are on the brink of becoming..you eat what you can afford. And if you can only afford to replace some of your foods with organics a day or two a week or worse, even a month, and the rest of your diet is full of the garbage diets westerns thrive on..your not doing yourself any good..until we spread the free food movement..the losers are us the consumers..But please check out the link, ask questions and let us know what if anything you get back!! 🙂
We here at the Food Revolution have been quite busy as of lately, working on design plans for upcoming projects, working on new marketing materials, working in our own gardens, and fighting the war that has been waged against us the good people of each and every citizen, across the globe. It seems as of now we’re being poisoned by the air we breathe, food we eat, and water we drink. The rights to have safe and affordable housing, clean and safe water, fresh and non hazardous air to breathe, and healthy and toxin free foods to eat are freedoms that we were allowed to enjoy in past times. For too long, our governmental systems have kept us locked in a tight little box, believing what it feeds us, absorbing their promises and promises, and putting faith into their words and oath’s to protect us and keep us each living the lives we are entitled to live..lives without constant worry over being poisoned, jailed, beaten, bullied, or harmed..lives that are healthy and wholesome.
Over the past few months, many of our countries have seen, felt, and heard things we are not used to…many of us have sat on the edge of our seats, watching and waiting for the corruption, tyranny, lying, and greed to stop..for things to change for the better, for our futures to look brighter than what we face right now, right this minute. Many of you follow the news, whether it is online or offline, so I wont bore you with the news that is the final straw for us here at the Food Revolution. If congress, here in the United States, passes the TPP (which we are certain by the 25th of July it will!), The Trans-Pacific Partnership would give corporations the right to sue national governments if they passed any law, regulation, or court ruling interfering with a corporation’s “expected future profits.” A news article I read today also stated the following: “They could also sue over local or state laws they didn’t like. The TPP would cover 40 percent of the world’s economy. Existing laws and regulations on food safety, environmental protection, drug prices, local contracting, and internet freedom would all be up for challenge. And the decision-makers on such suits would not be local judges and juries; they’d be affiliated with the World Bank, an institution dedicated to corporate interests (Slaughter, 2013). This will mean that states will pass all the laws and amendments they want and may find it means nothing. In essence my friends Democracy as we know it is coming to an end, and if you don’t start taking precautions now and preparing now, you only have yourself to blame. We need to stand together, work together, and fight together to make a difference..POWER TO THE PEOPLE, Its Time for A Food Revolution!!
Slaughter, J. (2013). Secret TPP Deal Would Void Democracy. Retrieved from
Over the last several weeks, we have been busy organizing and fine tuning all of our ideas, projects, and resources (though this will be an ongoing process), to make sure that we can pass it all on to you in a way that will provide you with the most success and help you to do the most good. Many of you have been waiting to find out how you can help, how you can start a food revolution in your community/area, and what you can do to help fight back against the Biomafia companies and food industries that are spending millions if not billions to keep you addicted to their toxic and deadly foods, sick with chronic diseases and illnesses, and worse than that..starving out our fellow brothers and sisters who are forced to remain prisoners of rapidly deteriorating low-income communities. Healthy and nurturing food should not be a luxury..it should not be only for those who can afford to pay the higher cost of organic foods..Healthy and chemical free foods should be a necessity for everyone, and access to those safe and nutrient rich chemical free foods should exist in each and every community, in every community, in every state, and in every country. For the most part, consumers across the globe have been unknowingly ingesting harmful chemicals and toxins because our governments have care more about profit and higher crop yields than human safety..because they refuse to ban cease and desist their continued attack on our health and wellness..we here at the Food Revolution have decided it is time for us to do our part to right the unjust, harmful, and dangerous wrongs that have been done in this world..and while we may not have the savings accounts of millions and billions of dollars in them, what we do have is the social media, skills, knowledge, and the ability to help lead others into doing the same thing..And here, my fellow revolutionaries, is how you can do just that!!! In no specific order:
1.) Build up support and awareness locally by starting your own Food Revolution page for your specific city (or your equivalent!) It is the foundation for people in your area to go to, to find the latest information, news, resources, events, etc. This makes it easier for you to collect the contact information for those who wish to help you in this battle, and stay in touch. Building your army of supporters this way helps you to do more good, spread out jobs and projects, and not carry the burden all on your own! As if helping to feed others, healthy and chemical foods is a burden 🙂 Please make sure that once you create your own page you share your pages link on our page so we can build our united Food Revolution empire
2.) Download our logo (if you need it let us know) and personalize it with your Facebook pages address and any contact information that you want to have on the flyer. This will be a valuable to pass out to people when you are out and about or at organized protests and marches! You can use the logo on websites, blogs, t-shirts, buttons etc..
3.) Research local resources..your local community is the best source of resources for you to use. See if you can get local neighbors, stores, home improvement centers, etc.. to donate tools, time, volunteers, and other supplies that you will need to start and keep your free food gardens growing!
4.) Depending on what city, state, and country you live in, this is where things get tricky. It seems that no matter if your working to do good in your community or not, laws are laws and rules and codes are rules and codes. Check to see what (if any) your local area has in the way of setting up community gardens, converting lawns to free food gardens, etc. By following the rules and making sure that you are not in violation of any of them, is the difference between healthy and chemical free food to share for free with those who need it, and all your hard work being dug up and taken out.
5.) Know your area! In communities/cities that enjoy year round warmth and sunshine, you can pretty much grow just about anything without too much trouble. Areas that have winters and months of cooler temperatures need to make sure that you select vegetables and fruits that can be grown in your soil and temperatures! Plan to plant-based on your season and area.
6.) Get out and talk about what you/we are doing! Talking to people while your out and about and talking about your page, gardens, needs, our mission will get you more volunteers and maybe even more donations!!
7.) Talk to local schools and see if you can’t bring in some of your fresh produce to donate for their school lunches!! Monsanto spends hundreds of thousands of dollars within the united states on providing them money and items for their lunch programs to feed their students. Maybe with some luck we can help them grow or expand a fresh food garden that they can use instead!
8.) Make sure that when you have decided to start your own local revolution, that you let us know so we can add you to our priv ate member group..It is there where we will discuss important projects, project ideas/videos, coordinate special events together, chat, and get help and extra support!!
9.) While our goal is to have our tools and items all donated, there are many times when that is not possible..permits, park rentals for special events, seed/plant purchases, etc may still have to be paid for..this is why I urge you to start an online fundraiser page (i use Fundraz through facebook…yes you will pay a small fee out of each donation) but you will need to set up a paypal account regardless..if there is another fundraiser or donation site you prefer use it! I make jewelry and recycled accessories, and homemade bath and body products to sell on etsy and in a fb store and put the money I earn directly into my paypal account to cover our expenses 🙂 Please remember to shop around and find the cheapest cost to you possible.
10.) Check our page for gardening tips, tricks, and how to’s..
For now this will get you started and get you motivated…time is not on our side, as our governments continue to take take, and what little funding programs do still have coming in, will not be able to carry the load of new individuals and families who are forced into poverty as new weapons and wars continue to be on the priority list. I can’t tell you how many times I have watch in horror, as people fill buses and trucks with cans of gmo infested food to feed the hungry, which contributes to their failing health and deaths..why feed others what you yourself wont eat..And then of course i hear people telling me that the food banks and shelters often wont allow donated fresh produce or organic canned goods because of liability..ugh!! Maybe it’s time for a new free food bank to come into reality?? It is us against a mighty and powerful force, but if we stand together and do not waiver from our mission to get healthy and safe food into the hands of those who need it, we shall begin to take them down and take back the food supply that has been monopolized for too long. Power to the people, it’s time to grow a Revolution and feed the future!! Healthy and safe food should be free for everyone!!
Greetings fellow Revolutionaries. Today I stumbled upon a youtube video that deciphered something I had heard was true, but until today just didn’t have a true scope as to how things really were. Granted the video highlighted the 2011 military budget, something that we have far exceeded in the two years since, but the excessive spending on wars we should not be in..on weapons to murder…while starving the life out of our already struggling and suffering low-income communities is the same. Needless to say, I am sickened and utterly in shock. According to the video, 53% of tax dollars funds the well oiled and fine tuned war and killing machine. For a country with so many rights and freedoms, we have an amazing job of giving to the rich and stealing from the poor. Healthcare, unemployment, education, and vital services to ensure our already struggling low-income communities continue to lose funding and be forced into nothingness, as the rich governments and big businesses along with all of their special interest groups and supporters, continue to get richer…and our hard-earned tax dollars continue to murder innocent men, women, and children in other countries, and pay for wars we simply shouldn’t be in or can afford. Yes my friends, we have truly become a great country haven’t we. I cannot help but wonder what our founding fathers would have to say if they could be brought back to life just for 24 hours..what would they say? How would they feel? Is this how they saw the citizens of this country, how we treat the citizens of so many other countries? I think not. This has to stop!! And the only way it can and will, is with you refusing to take part in the processes that have become a normal part of our every day lives. it is time to stop the corrupt government from brainwashing our children in school….it is time for us to stop buying food to feed our families and friends from the grocery stores that are nothing but poisons in pretty packages….it is time to stop giving money to the corrupt and greedy big businesses and governments that use that money to create new weapons of destruction s while murdering innocent human beings and paying for wars we should simply not be in. While I know it is not easy, change never is, it is imperative that we no longer freely choose to be a pawn in this game of monopolization and control. We are people, human beings, which are entitled to the same basic necessities and rights as the next person, regardless of age, sex, religion, culture, beliefs, social status, political background, etc..this is our life, our families, our homes, our communities, and together we can work together and take back what is ours and take care of one another..together we can and will make a difference, you just have to stop choose to change…Power to the People!!
On the evening before the massive and historic protest against Monsanto, 71 US senators voted against an amendment to the senate version of the 2013 farm bill that would have guaranteed states the right to enact mandatory GMO labeling laws. 71 senators voted against the 90% of consumers who want to exercise their right to know what is in their foods. Included in this 71 senators are 20 liberal Democrats and 43 Republicans (the very same who have fought so hard in the past to defend the rights of states!) Yep, it’s true my friends, these elected officials voted against your state’s constitutional right to protect the health safety and welfare of it’s local businesses and its citizens!!
We here at the Food Revolution feel you have the right to know who stands against health and wellness, and who were elected to represent your best interest and simply are not. We know you deserve the right to know who has no respect for your health and wellness, food safety, or for food sovereignty. In addition to listing the names of these individuals, we thought you’d like to read this:
The Corporate Takeover of Local Decision-Making
Arguing against the Sanders Amendment, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chair of the Agriculture Committee, said that the amendment “ . . . would interfere with the FDA’s science-based process to determine what food labeling is necessary for consumers.” Stabenow’s statement shows either her ignorance of, or dismissal of, the existing scientific evidence that GE food has been linked to everything from allergies to kidney failure to cancer.
But Stabenow’s real argument was one of efficiency: “It’s also important to note that around the world now we are seeing genetically modified crops that have the ability to resist crop diseases and improve nutritional content and survive drought conditions in many developing countries. . . We see wonderful work being done by foundations like the Gates Foundation and others, that are using new techniques to be able to feed hungry people.”
Let’s forget for a moment that Stabenow took in $739,926 in campaign contributions from Big Ag in 2012. Or that Bill Gates is a Monsanto shareholder. Or that there’s plenty of evidence refuting the claim that GMO crops can solve world hunger, improve nutrition or survive drought. The focus on efficiency over health and safety, when we’re talking about our food, should be enough to set off alarm bells. Claiming efficiency, whether it’s a valid claim or not, as a reason to trample states’ rights to make their own decisions regarding food and agriculture, should have us thinking “slippery slope.”
In their book, Slow Democracy, Susan Clark and Woden Teachout write: “ What we have now is the McDonald’s of democracy. It isn’t necessarily a rapid process, any more than our processed foods – with slaughterhouses, processing plants, intercontinental transportation routes, and months in the freezer – are actually quick. But it’s fast in the sense that fast food is fast: It’s a centralized process based on the premise of efficiency, delivering a simple, easy-to-use product, but one that leaves citizens unnourished and unsatisfied. Like industrial agriculture, this ‘fast democracy’ has encroached on our communities in a silent and invisible way. And Americans, with a deep stake in the quality of these decisions, know we are losing out.”
Right, remind me exactly who it is that is losing out, when over 90% of the American just want to know what is in their food so they can make better health and diet choices, and so far that percent of people means nothing to the people elected to represent and fight for those same things. Shameful! We tend to agree with those that say the real losers are those of us who have come to the harsh reality that we have been lied to by the government and food industry for too long. That it is us who are the losers when when 71 Senators ignore such a large percent of their constituents. That is us who are the losers when 71 Senators ignore the science that says, at the least, GE food should be adequately tested and labeled and banned. And it is us who are losing out when these same 71 Senators are willing to walk all over the US Constitution that guarantees states’ their right to protect the health and safety of their citizens! Shame on you! And he rest of the world seems to agree with us!
The Food Revolution was created to educate, empower, encourage, inform, and offer support to those who have come to cruel awakening that we are being poisoned through the foods and beverages we have become so reliant on and addicted too. Tired of being guinea pig, as time after time the BioChem companies are allowed to flood our global food supply with GE crops and gmos with first having to have extensive research and testing being done, or without being held responsible for the environmental, wildlife, or human health and safety that is put at risk without extensive testing and research ever being done. Here my fellow Food Revolutionaries, is that list of names:
The 71 Senators Who Voted Against Your Right to Know
We all are now well aware of the recent discovery of GE wheat growing unintended on a farm in Oregon. There are so many questions that come from this recent finding, and the answers we’re given leave even more. So let’s break it down as best we can. Monsanto stopped its development of genetically modified wheat in 2004. This happened as a result of growing concerns from American farmers who strongly felt that it would endanger exports to countries that ban these type products. With me so far? Great! Numerous countries do not accept imports of genetically modified foods. Since their first days of use, there has been an ongoing battle as to whether GE seeds, which were designed to resist insecticides and herbicides, add nutritional benefits, and improve crop yields to increase the global food supply, could also cause serious health conditions and harm the environment. As we told you in a previous post, part of the problem millions like us have with GE seeds and gmo foods, is the lack of outside research that would provide everyone with these answers. If you remember, just a few days ago, we told you why there hasn’t been such research conducted, and why even peer-reviewed journals are now being forced to provide you with articles that Monsanto allows to be published! (Monsanto is notorious for having its thugs run major damage control when you try to discredit the company, and prove that it has been lying to consumers for far too long!) Because of this monopolization and continuous refusal to allow unbiased and non-Monsanto funded research to prove that their claims has been valid, you have the opposition we have today. But back on track! The United States exports about half of its wheat crop to other countries. Since the announcement of the discovery of this genetically modified wheat in Oregon, Japan which is one of the largest export markets for the U.S. wheat growers, suspended numerous wheat imported shipments. South Korea was quick to follow, and said it would increase its inspections of U.S. wheat imports. The European Union has asked its 27 nations, to also conduct additional testing. As Monsanto stocks began to drop, we were still waiting for answers!! Oregon State University researchers get credit for discovering that the mysterious wheat had the genetic modification that Monsanto used in its field testing. *Gasp* But Monsanto hasn’t done wheat testing in many years!! Where did it come from!?!?!!?Monsanto, as it comes under heavy fire from all sides, swears that when the test fields were cleared in Oregon in 2001, the seed samples were sent to a USDA deep-storage facility in Colorado. Deep storage?? Monsanto’s research director, Claire Cajacob, claims that the company does keep some samples on hand, so that they can be able to test. The rest of the seed, however, is destroyed. Wait the seeds are sent to deep storage, they keep some to run tests on, but the rest are destroyed? Confused yet? We are!!! Cajacob states:”We’ve been very careful of how seed is stored and where it’s stored.” So now we really have some questions, because that makes no sense whatsoever! Are they storing the seeds in their deep-storage or did they destroy all of those seeds?
Here’s where it really gets our attention! Cajacob also claims that the company conducted follow-ups with any entity that possessed the seed with the so-called Roundup Ready gene and confirmed that they shipped it to Colorado or destroyed it.” What?!?!?!? So several entities that remain un-named for whatever reason they will come up with soon and tell us, have possession of the seeds that we were just told were sitting in deep-storage, and if we hear her words correctly, destroyed? At least now we know that at some point these seeds were shipped to Colorado. Doing some research, we learned that testing in Oregon ended in 2001, which is just four years before testing ended nationally. Monsanto representatives claim that the average wheat seed only stays viable for one to two years in a harsh climate like Eastern Oregon’s. Mmhmmm. So altering the DNA of seed doesn’t give it new traits or qualities that weren’t necessarily intended? Pfft!! It happens!! So here we have this mysterious growth of Monsanto wheat. This wheat popped up in a rotational field that was supposed to be fallow in 2013. None of this gives us any answers. Til now. Now we get Monsanto’s reaction and statements. On Wednesday, Monsanto made the claim that the Oregon field where the wheat was found last week, was in fact contaminated with Monsanto’s unapproved GM wheat, but that it was an “isolated” incident, and that it was very likely either the result of an accident or “sabotage.” Oh come on!!! Seriously?!?! We’re supposed to believe that while your stories regarding your GE wheat seed are so full of holes and make no sense, that you actually believe someone at some point went out ino a farmers field, planted those seeds, all as a means to disrupt the trade system between Monsanto and other countries?! Sorry Monsanto, we here at the Food Revolution say BS!!!And it seems that we aren’t the only ones. On Thursday, scientists warned that the biotech giant’s denial was full of many holes. Monsanto claims that it has tested 31,200 seed samples in both Oregon and Washington and found no evidence of contamination, and insists that there is no cause for concern in the world market. BUT….researchers this week argue that Monsanto’s tests are misleading and that the genetically modified gene used, which is not yet approved for use in the U.S., will very likely continue to be found in wheat seeds!! Carol Mallory-Smith, Oregon State Universities weed science professor who tested the initial wheat plants and determined they were the unapproved Monsanto seed said “We don’t know where in the whole chain it is.” Unh hu. She then goes on to add the following: “I don’t know how Monsanto can declare anything. We obviously had these plants in the field. You introduce something into the environment, and genes move around in the environment, whether transgenic or not.” Thank you!! Once these seeds are no longer in the safety of a controlled lab, things just can happen. And it does, and clearly it did! David Andow, a professor of entomology at the University of Minnesota, said in an interview with Bloomberg that “these claims are misleading,” and “the tests cited by Monsanto this week, which displayed clean wheat in the state of Washington, are shortsighted.” Monsanto fails to be honest yet again and we are to believe that their claim of safety in regards to GE seeds and gmos are safe for human consumption? Not buying it!! Andow also stated in his interview “Sure they tested it, but that doesn’t mean it’s all clean, it just means it’s not so widespread that it could be detected easily.” Now that makes perfect sense! Doug Gurian-Sherman, senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, says “This is not the first time Monsanto has been less than forthcoming on the extent of its seed contamination: “In previous cases, such as during the outbreak of herbicide-resistant weeds in recent years, Monsanto has initially played down the risks. The reality is that nobody knows what happened until extensive testing is done.” Shame on you Monsanto!! But wait there’s more!! Bloomberg reported recently that even if Monsanto’s claims about this specific wheat strain were proven true, they (Monsanto) has resumed trials of other and very similar GM wheat seeds. This of course is according to information which was posted in a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) database. Monsanto planted 150 acres of GM wheat in Hawaii last year and 300 acres of GM wheat in North Dakota this year. This, my fellow Food Revolutionists, means the risk of genetic pollution from unapproved Monsanto wheat is even greater than most people are aware of! Unacceptable!! And we here at the Food Revolution, refuse to allow such important information to be kept from making it to your eyes and ears.
Monsanto, you and the other biotech companies continue to put the health and wellness of consumers beneath profit and higher profit yields. You are the reason we eat, drink, and breathe ways to educate, empower, and inform people across the globe and get them back on track with eating and growing healthier and cleaner foods. Your lies will soon fall on deaf ears, as an informed public is your worst nightmare.
Anti gmo and pro gmo activists demand the same thing when it comes gmo’s….research..undeniable and concrete proof. For consumers today to put their trust and belief in anything that could have a major impact on their health, we want proof. Makes perfect sense doesn’t it? So why is it that from the day that gmo’s were first allowed into the food supply, through today, there have been no human health long term studies? Well my darling readers here’s the truth, and it is truly blood boiling! GMO agribusiness companies like Monsanto, BASF, Pioneer, Syngenta and numerous others prohibit independent research. Surprised? You shouldn’t be! In 2009, an editorial in the well respected American scientific monthly magazine, revealed this shocking bit of information. There are no independent scientific studies published in any reputable scientific journal in the world for one reason and one reason only. It is impossible to independently verify that GMO crops like Monsanto Roundup Ready Soybeans or MON8110 GMO maize perform as the company claims they do, or that that they have no harmful side effects because the GMO companies absolutely forbid such tests from ever being performed!!
In order to buy their seeds, whether to be planted for crops or to use in research study, Monsanto and the gene giant companies require an End User Agreement to be signed with the company. For the past decade,which is the period of time when the greatest number of GMO seeds in agriculture has taken place, Monsanto, Pioneer (DuPont) and Syngenta require anyone buying their GMO seeds to sign an agreement that explicitly forbids the seeds from being used for any independent research. Scientists are strictly prohibited from testing a seed to explore the circumstances that causes the seed to flourish or fails. Comparing any characteristics of the GMO seed with any other GMO or non-GMO seeds from another company. is also strictly forbidden. (Go figure!!) And even more alarming, is how they prohibit seed examination to determine whether genetically modified crops lead to unintended negative side-effects in the environment, animals, or humans. But don’t get me wrong, let’s give them some credit. (that was pure sarcasm in case you didn’t catch it!) Some research is allowed. Mmmhmm, it’s true. Only pre-approved research by Monsanto and the other GMO companies is permitted to be published in reputable scientific peer-reviewed journals. Hmmm, isit just me, or does that sound rather GE fishy?
Thanks to the amazing proclamation by former President George H.W. Bush in 1992, on request of course by Monsanto, no special Government tests of safety for GMO seeds would need to be conducted because GMO seeds were deemed to be “substantially equivalent” to non-GMO seeds by Mr. Bush (Is it just me, or does this scream corruption on the special interest level!). Let’s continue. Former attorneys for Monsanto were also appointed in governing positions in both the EPA and FDA , which allows them to oversee the rules governing GE crops (Yep I can see no bias here, pfft.). There have been NO Government tests of GMO seed safety to this date. So where does the support that GE seeds and crops are safe coem from? All tests are provided to the US Government on GMO safety or performance by the companies who created these seeds in the first place!! Well that explains a lot! It’s no wonder that so many people want to argue that these seeds and crops are so safe for humans, in addition to be the amazing solution to “World Hunger” But what choice do they have? After all, certainly if the company that creates the seeds used to create the crops, which are then used to feed millions of people across the globe, are deemed safe by those who created it in the first place they should be really safe right? C’mon people, think about it. Monsanto did the same thing for it’s Agent Orange creation, telling the world over and over and over how safe it was and yet is directly responsible for thousands upon thousands of deaths and illnesses directly stemming from this poison we now refuse to accept as safe! Better yet, look at your vehicle. You rely on it to get you to and from your home each and every day, and it has been tested and retested by outside sources numerous times (which is how the rating system was developed and gets determined!) to ensure that that vehicle is inf act safe for you and your family to ride in. But when it comes to one of the basic necessities in life, like food, we aren’t allowed to have the same testing by outside and unbiased researchers.
So let’s review. Monsanto and Gmo supporters demand the same proof that those of us who are against them are demanding. Monsanto and the other Bio headaches continue to stand to deny outside research to be conducted on their seeds, and even require persons who want to purchase their seeds to sign an agreement that in so many terms states that they will not in fact conduct any of the tests these companies have defined as not allowed. When research actually has been approved, the companies get to decide what gets to be said and published, before that research can be published. I don’t know about you, but there is sure a ton of hush hush and restrictions on a product that is now inside over 75-85% of our food supply. You would think that since GE crops are now a major part of our food supply, proving that their Franken-creations are for certain safe for consumers to consume over such long periods of time wouldn’t be at the front of their To Do list. But that’s clearly not the case.
So the next time you find yourself facing an individual who clearly supports and defends GE crops and gmo foods, or even while your sharing information online, nicely remind them that you can’t give them any additional research because the companies he/she supports consistently refuses to allow it, and when they do, they get to decide what gets said and what doesn’t!!
THE FOOD REVOLUTION IS COMING!!!! ARE YOU WITH US????