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Food Revolution Summit Day 6 Highlights…Today’s Schedule

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Food Revolution Summit
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Yesterday’s presenters at the Food Revolution Summit focused on nutrition. Today’s guest are just are special as others. One two people that I have the utmost respect for as they are tireless when it comes to getting the message to the people.

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Vandana Shiva will both warm you heart and bring a smile to your face. Using their usual tactics of dis-information and lies Monsanto and company have attempted to discredit Vandana for the past 15 years or so that I know of. Thank you Vandana for being fearless in your quest to inform people just how stupid Monsanto and company are with their rigged statistics and false studies.

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Also today during the Food Revolution Summit you’ll hear from Ronnie Cummins from the Organic Consumers Association. If you’re not a member of the OCA, join. Ronnie is relentless in traveling the globe to bring attention to the glyphosate issues and other AGri-chemical companies. In addition the OCA assists with many petitions that address the issue in the USA…Whom do Your Elected Officials Represent. I’m excited to listen today…just hope I’m not wrenching under the hood…truck is still in need of a heart transplant…we found a donor but not sure if the blood type is correct…ronnie_and_vandana_322x250

Here is Ocean’s commentary from yesterday’s Food Revolution Summit…

If you would like to get all the recordings from this event there is a package available here

It just keeps getting better! Did you hear the amazing doctors who spoke today in the summit?

Catch the replays of yesterdays Food Revolution Summit here. (Link not working? Click here for the direct link.)

Alicia McGuire wrote: “This food revolution is changing my life. I am learning how to feed myself and my family the best way I can. I love that I can utilize this information to make myself and my family healthy.”

Dr. David Katz started off, sharing some brilliant perspectives about the remarkable level of consensus that’s developed in the scientific community about the optimal diet for human beings. Then Dr. Michael Klaper gave some inspiring insights on the results of his 40 years of clinical experience making food the core of his medical practice. And finally, we heard from Dr. Marion Nestle on her work standing up to big soda, and taking leadership for public health.

What did you think of yesterday’s presentations from the Food Revolution Summit?

Check out these inspiring replays, see what other people are saying, and post your own comments, on our replays page, here.

And Here’s What’s Coming Today from the Food Revolution Summit!

If you’re passionate about health, then you’re going to love this. Our theme is: Eating For A Healthy World: How Our Food Choices Affect The World Around Us.

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At 8 AM Pacific time (11 AM Eastern, 3 PM GMT), you’ll hear from Gene Baur on How Compassion Can Change Your Life. Farm Sanctuary founder Gene Baur has been hailed as the conscience of the food movement by Time magazine. A leading pioneer in the field of undercover investigations, Gene has conducted hundreds of visits to farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses to document conditions. He’ll touch your heart and inspire your spirit with the wondrous truth about animals, and how living with compassion can make you more fully human.

Then at 9 AM Pacific time, you’ll hear from Ronnie Cummins on why we need to Cook Organic, Not The Planet. Ronnie Cummins is the founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a nonprofit network of several million consumers who are dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and sustainable system of agriculture and commerce. Ronnie will reveal why organic food is essential to feeding the world’s growing populations, and how food production can sequester carbon in the soil to fight and even reverse climate change.

At 10 am Pacific time, you’ll hear from Vandana Shiva, Ph.D, on how to Stand Up For Your Future.  Dr. Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader and thinker. She’s director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, and Ecology, and the founder of Navdanya (nine seeds), a movement promoting diversity and use of native seeds. Forbes named her “one of the 7 most influential feminists in the world,” and Time selected her as an “environmental hero.” You’ll discover real solutions for fighting poverty and hunger, and how your food choices can contribute to a thriving, just and sustainable future for all.

 

I know today is going to be amazing. I can’t wait to see you there!

Check out all of today’s powerful broadcasts here. (Link not working? Click here for the direct link.)

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Oak Barrel Guy says JUST SAY NO TO GMO

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In closing today for the Food Revolution Summit I’ll leave you with some food for thought….

Rick Friday, a long-time writer and cartoonist for Farm News, found himself out of a job this week for poking fun (truth?) at a few agribusiness bad actors.

The offending cartoon featured two Iowa farmers having this conversation:

“I wish there was profit in farming.”

“There is, in year 2015 the CEOs of Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer and John Deere combined made more money than 2,129 Iowa farmers.”

The jury’s still out, according to New York Daily News which reported on the incident, on which corporation called the publication’s publisher to announce it was pulling its advertising.

But there was little doubt about why Friday was canned—he stepped on the wrong toes.

Big multi-national corporations, like our friends at Monsanto, have a long history of manipulating government officials and discrediting, and often silencing, scientists and journalists—to the detriment of the entire human population.

But they can’t silence us. And they can’t silence you.

This week we joined other organizations to deliver more than half a million signatures to the EPA demanding that they reject Monsanto’s request to renew its license for its deadly glyphosate and Roundup.

Will the EPA listen to reason? We hope for the best. We’re prepared for the worst.

Will we just roll over if Monsanto wins again? No way. With your help, we’ll organize the world’s biggest boycott of every product that contains even the slightest trace of glyphosate. As it turns out, that’s a lot of products. Which means we have a lot of power.

If you can help

Enjoy today’s edition of the Food Revolution Summit

Until Next Time

Happy Gardening

Written by Ocean Robbins and Aaron Aveiro

Prepared by: Aaron Aveiro

Photographs from Respective websites Google Images of Ronnie and Vandana & Aaron Aveiro

GMO LABELING…..It’s a MUST!!!!!!! WHOM DO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENT???

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This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Whom do your elected officials represent???

In this addition of WHOM DO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENT??? we are asking you to Call Your Senators Today! Tell Them No Compromise on GMO Labeling!

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Dear WE THE PEOPLE……

Monsanto and its GMO food front group, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), are mounting a last ditch effort to get Congress and President Obama to block state GMO labeling laws.

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, has introduced a Senate version of the DARK Act. As proposed, Roberts’ bill would preempt Vermont’s GMO labeling law, and replace state mandatory labeling laws with a federal voluntary labeling plan.

WHOM DO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENT???

But on Thursday this week, Senate Democrats will likely try to amend the bill with unacceptable compromises, in order to ram it through the Senate before Vermont’s law is set to take effect on July 1.MARK_AMODIE

TAKE ACTION! Call your Senators: Dial 888-897-0174! Ask them to reject Sen. Roberts’ DARK Act and also oppose any compromise that would block or delay Vermont’s GMO labeling law.

It’s critical that we flood Senators’ phone lines—it’s now or never for GMO labeling.

WHOM DO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENT???

Roberts’ bill, as proposed, doesn’t have the support of a single Democrat; it can’t get the 60-vote majority necessary to prevent a filibuster and pass, unless it’s amended.Hillary_Bride_of_Frankenfood_return_Monsantos_325K_Today_2016

But Roberts’ bill is still a huge threat.

Here’s why. When the Senate Agriculture Committee meets to consider Roberts’ DARK Act on Thursday, the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), is likely to amend the bill with a “compromise” (capitulation), one the Obama Administration has been pushing. The compromise will likely involve delaying Vermont’s law from taking effect while the GMA rolls out its so-called SmartLabel, or QR code, technology.

WHOM DO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENT???

One or both of those compromises could be enough to garner the votes necessary to push this bill through the Senate—and put an end to mandatory labeling laws.

So which is your elected Official??? Stupid or a liar???
So which is your elected Official??? Stupid or a liar???

SmartLabel: Monsanto’s ‘Absolute Favorite Idea’

WHOM DO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENT???

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, would love nothing better than to see a voluntary QR code labeling scheme replace Vermont’s mandatory labeling law.

The SmartLabel scam has wide support across the food industry and biotech industries. Fox Business recently ran an article headlined, “Monsanto: We Support GMO Labeling.” The article quoted Monsanto’s chief technology officer, Dr. Robert Fraley, as supporting voluntary labeling. Fraley said, “We support these kind of choices. My absolute favorite idea on labeling is the SmartLabel, which the food industry is working on today. It uses a Quick Response Code so you can use your smart phone to find out every single thing you ever wanted to know about where that food came from.”

Stabenow Takes Monsanto’s Money, Dow Chemical’s and Kellogg’s, Too

Stabenow claims to support consumers’ right to know about GMOs, but says Vermont’s law must be stopped in order to prevent a “messy patchwork” of state laws. But if that were her only concern, why not just propose a uniform mandatory federal labeling system, that meets or exceeds the standards set by Vermont?

WHOM DO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENT???

To answer that question, all we have to do is follow the money. Sen. Stabenow has taken from the biotech industry and Big Food.

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One of Sen. Stabenow’s top funders is Dow Chemical, maker of the infamous Agent Orange GMOs, engineered to survive Dow’s Enlist Duo, a custom cocktail of two deadly herbicides: Monsanto’s Roundup (a probable carcinogen) and 2,4-d, which was half the formula of the Vietnam-War-era defoliant. The combination is so dangerous that the Environmental Protection Agency has been forced to reconsider its approval.

WHOM DO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENT???

Michigan-based Kellogg’s, notorious for hiding GMOs in its so-called “natural” foods and contributing to anti-labeling campaigns, has also funded Stabenow’s campaigns, as has Monsanto.

Sen. Stabenow and the rest of Congress need to be reminded that they’re supposed to work for us, not the corporations.

TAKE ACTION! Call your Senators: Dial 888-897-0174! Ask them to reject Sen. Roberts’ DARK Act and also oppose any compromise that would block or delay Vermont’s GMO labeling law.

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– Alexis for the OCA team

Here is a link to sign the petition