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Food Labeling…Why Don’t we Have Proper Labeling???

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Food Labeling has been a hot topic for about 20 some odd years now. With 90% of the people wanting a proper food labeling bill why don’t we have one???

IMHO Pecuniary Greed exhibited by our Elected Officials. Let us not forget the Great QR Code debacle given to us by Debbie “Let me stab my constituents in the back” Stabinthemnow. This was hailed as a great victory for Food Labeling, only problem was the victory was for the chemical companies heavily invested in GMO texnology, noit the comsumer. Not the 90% of us that want proper food labeling.

US Senator Debbie Stabenow

This past week my counterpart Nick Seit of Know Ideas Media published a production in regards to food labeling. More specifically Nick and have been questioning the validity of the Butterfly…Non GMOProject.

As I prepare for an interview this afternoon with CMO Metrics on GMO and some of ther many issues surrounding the subject of this technology that has been stuffed down our throats via Pecuniary Greed I can’t help wonder if the Food Labeling issue happens in Australia also…yes I’ll ask.

This past week I caught up to another counterpart, Thomas Baldwin. While Thomas and I disagree on some issues one things that Thomas and I can safely say Nick and myself all agree on is we really do need a proper Food Labeling…bill…law…something, I mean anything that will provide proper information we need to make educated decisisons about our diets.

I communicated with Thomas this past week on the Labeling issue and he sent me his letter to his Elected Official in Idaho…I reprint and share with you with permission…

Plant breeders today use advanced molecular biology to breed new cultivars that are useful to both farmers and
consumers. Their breeding research relies on high tech equipment, laboratories, genetic tests, genomic
sequencing, transcriptomics, proteomics, double haploids, mutagenesis, protoplast fusion, and molecular
markers to breed the modern variates we all grow and consume. As a result, dramatic changes have occured in
the genomes of crops over time. However, there is no argument that these products should receive the BE label.
The general consumer would also assume that these changes are “ natural” and therefore less likely to cause
harm. This presents a possible false correlation with misunderstandings about bioengineering (e.g. that
bioengineering is catorizable as a health and environmental concern) that separate perceived risk from real risk.
As human beings, we tend to focus and blame things that are perceived to be dangerous. We do not, by nature,
do a sufficient job of relying on data to determine risk. Additionally, consumer sentiment about bioengineering
is changing with the development of new bioengineering methods. Consumers need complex information to be
conveyed efficiently. To successfully meet consumer needs, the selection of a BE label has to be made very
carefully to represent the technology correctly. The original symbols are simple “cookie cutter” designs that are
confusing to consumers because they look like a dozen other food label symbols and are not symbolic of the
actual bioengineering technology.
This is my suggestion (below) for the BE “Bioengineered” label in order to communicate to the public the use of
bioengineering processes in modern breeding. An accompanying website is necessary to better help consumers
understand bioengineering. The focus of this label should be on consumer education and on cost efficiency to
ensure consumers know they are receiving safe food without paying high food prices for that knowledge.
“Bioengineered to BE safe and sustainable”
USDA.gov/BE
-The DNA centric BE label. The interweaving strands represent two complementary strands of DNA. The color
patterns on the strands are blue, yellow, green, and red for the four common DNA base pairs. The letters A, T, G
are centered in the first three loops of the helix and are the first discovered start codon for protein translation. The
two sets of two overlapping ten-point stars represents the geometric pattern of DNA (top view). The letters B and E
layered in the stars. Two black lines intersect at the center met with a right angle. Each line crosses the DNA double
helix and the helix remains open to represent engineering.

Thomas T. Baldwin 5th , Ph.D
Plant pathology/ Fungal Research Geneticist
Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research
1691 S. 2700 W.
Aberdeen ID 83210

LINK TO THE LETTER

I’d like to this opportunity to address those that for whatever reason feel that folks that disagree hate each other…POPPYCOCK. We just disagree, I do not dislike Nick nor do I dislike Thomas. ASs a matter of fact I routinely refer to Thomas for information for my productions…IMHO they are both an asset. So please stop with the “Why do you hate them” emails and messages, we don’t hate each other we just disagree on some issues now and then…

Thank you Thomas for the permission and go check Nick’s production out it’s actually veryt good and SPOT on in regards to Labeling. As for me I still say the market place is going to dictate what dirrection Food Labeling goes.

Remember to tune in tomorrow for GMO Tuesday for an update on the Monsanto Trial and other GMONews, hopefully I will have a link to today’s interview with Sheena Alexandra. If you like what you hear/read give us a thumbs up subscribe to the stations and if you can help keep the lights on…donation tab is to the right.

In closing I encourage everyone to contact your elected officials and provide them with your thoughts on proper Food Labeling. Also you can join my Twitter campaign where every day I ask…

plz ask ur followers & join me everyday asking @POTUS @FLOTUS @realDonaldTrump @EPAScottPruitt @US_FDA @SecretarySonny PLZ get the poison out of our food… Now that Mr Pruitt is gone I must change that….ha e a great day folks as always

Until Next Time

Happy Gardening

Written By: Aaron Aveiro with letter authored by Thomas Baldwin

Photos Aaron Aveiro & Ms Stabenow’s official website

Collections….In the PPI there is a lot of Confusion

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The Collections in the PPI

 

With the uprise in criminal activity in the Property Preservation Industrey (PPI), at the hands of the National Associatiobn of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS), members under the stern and watchful eye of Eric Miller, the Executive Director of the organization, collections of monies owed are always swirling around social media platforms.

That said, I caught up with a group of “Collectors” if you will to gather some information to assist the layperson in the PPI. One of the biggest issues in the PPI is the multiple layering of Order Mills (OM), providing a shroud around the “actual” client, or the agency requesting the work. Said agency’s, Lending Institutions, banks et.al. are in fact also members of NAMFS.

Formthe past few months the Murkin Group has offered services to members of the PPI who may need their assistance at no initial cost. With that I decided perhaps it is time to provide Labor in the PPI some more information on this organization.

The Murkin Group is a Third Party Commercial Collections Agency that specializes in Business to Business Debt Collections with a concentration on Construction Debt Collections and Construction Law. The founders of The Murkin Group have served the credit and collections industry for decades. The insights we have on the industry and its directions are outstanding. We understand the plight of the client & their reluctance to place accounts for the fear of an agency not living up to their own hype. Far too many clients have had horrible experiences. We operate to change the experience of our clients by exhibiting a level of service and dedication that exemplifies our reputation as leaders and innovators in accounts receivable management. By changing the experience of our clients, we change the perspective of our industry, and by changing the perspective of our industry we remove the negative stigma that has been attached to the words “Collection Agency”. It is our belief that if given a fair opportunity, The Murkin Group will exceed expectations while bringing a superior vision and process to our clients collections needs.

We understand that the small business is the backbone of our economy. We have been able to work with thousands of small businesses and helped to increase their bottom line and create alternative funding sources. We do not place one size business over another, but as a small business we do understand how one bounced check or one missed payment from a client can change your ability to pay employees or stay in business, so we strive just as hard for small business asset recovery as we do for our fortune 500 clients…..

Here is part one of a four part series on collections to the Presicent of the Murkin Group, Curtis Fort.

1) How did you developed your business plan in becoming a Collection Oriented Business?

TO REPRESENT COMPANIES THAT BUILD OUR GREAT NATION, CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIERS AND SUB CONTRACTORS. AND TO CHANGE THE PRECEPTION OF OUR INDUSTRY ONE CLIENT AT A TIME. I THINK WE ARE DOING JUST THAT.

2) When examining a case what information should a client expect to provide? –

ANY KNOWN DISPUTES, SIGNED AGREEMENTS, INVOICES, STATEMENTS, EMAIL COMMUNICATION AND A STORY OF HOW THE DEBT CAME TO BE.

3) Many companies boast about their success. What separates the Murkin Group from other collection groups-

WE UNDERSTAND CONSTRUCTION LIKE NO OTHER AGENCY., WE REPRESENT THE LARGEST HEAVY EQUIPMENT COMPANIES, READY MIX-CONCRETE COMPANIES, LUMBER DISTRIBUTORS, ANY MANY MORE.

4) What is the Murkin Group’s success rate when collecting for their clients?

BEING THAT WE STAY FOCUSED ON A NICHE INDUSTRY AND OUR COLLECTORS HAVE AN AVERAGE OF NO LESS THAN 20 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL COLLECTION AGENCY EXPERIENCE, WE MAINTAIN AROUND A 60% RECOVERY FOR ALL CLIENTS. SOME CLIENTS HAVE 85% BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF GETTING THE ACCOUNTS TO US UNDER 90 DAYS, NOT WAITING UNTIL THE DEBT IS TO OLD AND THE DEBTOR FEELS LIKE THEY DON’T OWE IT ANYMORE.

5) What is a standard collection fee. What is The Murkin Groups???

STANDARD FEES RANGE FROM 33-40% WE TYPICALLY CHARGE AROUND 25-33% SOME CLIENTS THAT HAVE CREDIT AGREEMENTS CAN GET BETTER RATES BASED ON AGE AND BALANCE OF ACCOUNTS.

Next in the series we’ll discuss how the collection process works. Should you have a specific question on collections please email me and we’ll get your question in front of Curtis.

If you have collection needs or question you may contact the Murkin Group Here   

Until Next Time

Happy Gardening