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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

Bayer and Monsanto: An Unholy Marriage

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Bayer has just purchased Monsanto for 62.5 billion dollars, cementing one of the most unholy business marriages of all time. The two companies are equally yoked with a history of evil and self-serving business practices are concerned, and it’s important for the public to know what this massive business merger means.

The Bride

Monsanto is the company that is responsible for creating and marketing products like genetically modified BT corn (corn plants with built-in pesticide genes spliced into their DNA) and “Round-up ready” GMOs—plants that are engineered to resist the herbicide Roundup so that fields can be saturated with chemicals that kill weeds, but not the modified crops. Rather than increase crop yields as promised, GMOs have increased the use of herbicides and caused an alarming outbreak of herbicide-resistant “superweeds”.

Despite claims to the contrary, glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) has been shown to cause cancer and other illnesses. GMO crops in India and Central America have caused a deadly epidemic of kidney disease in those countries, and health in America has plummeted alongside the rise of GMO products.

Monsanto has become well-known as a company that falsifies documents, lies to the public, strong-arms farms and businesses into buying their products, and covers up wrongdoing. They have been sued many times, and are currently facing a very large lawsuit involving thousands of people with claims that they have cancer caused by Monsanto’s “safe” herbicides.

The Groom

Bayer has been a household name for generations, but many people are unaware of its sordid history. This company began in Germany under the name of I.G. Farben. In lawsuits, I.G. Farben has been accused of crimes against humanity during World War II—when the effectiveness of their pharmaceuticals was tested on Jewish people who were kidnapped, enslaved, or purchased to use as “human guinea pigs”.

Bayer admits to using slave labor, although it has done its best to minimalize its connection to I.G. Farben. And it’s no wonder they would rather people be unaware of their roots—I.G. Farben was the company that developed  Zyklon B…the poisonous gas used to kill millions of Jews in gas chambers during WWII.

A Match Made in Hell

Monsanto has its own ugly little toxic secret: Agent Orange. Monsanto created this chemical for use in warfare during the Vietnam war, and it was sprayed in large amounts (some 12 million gallons) to kill foliage in South Vietnam. Although not meant to be a toxin to humans, Monsanto’s product proved to be a powerful teratogen—sickening millions and causing horrific birth defects that continue to be a problem even in the children and grandchildren of those exposed. Many children in Vietnam today lie dying in orphanages due to disabilities caused by the toxin, and in America veterans of the Vietnam war and their descendants suffer from a long list of hundreds of health problems associated with Agent Orange exposure.

These two massive companies deserve to be tried for crimes against humanity, rather than be allowed to team up. By distancing themselves from their histories and covering up their wrongdoing, they have managed to continue to do billions of dollars of business despite the damage they’ve done to society.

Bayer has announced that once the purchase is complete, the name “Monsanto” will disappear. In this way, I.G. Farben and Monsanto will quietly blend into one “family” name…and Bayer will hide two companies with a horrible history. They will continue to benefit from their terrible past, building on a history of building a financial empire by taking advantage of the very people they claim to help—and then refusing to take responsibility for the damages they do.

An Uncertain Future for the Rest of Us

This new union will come with a special bonus: Monsanto is facing a huge number of serious lawsuits in the near future that could do real damage to the company. Now, they will have the added money and corporate backing of Bayer—and, with a name change, the hope that the public will soon forget who is responsible for the tainting of our entire food chain and the epidemic of autoimmune illness that is sickening people at unheard of rates.

This union will close a perfect vicious cycle that Monsanto alone couldn’t quite complete: Monsanto’s GMOs require Monsanto’s herbicides to grow; Monsanto’s herbicides cause resistant weeds that require more herbicides to eradicate; these herbicides cause diseases in everyone who consumes GMO products. Now, Bayer’s drugs can be prescribed for the ailments that Monsanto’s products cause—keeping the cycle of toxic chemicals and high-priced drugs all in the same family.

The losers in all of this? Clearly, everyone but Monsanto and Bayer.

By allowing this to take place, the Department of Justice has created the world’s largest seed and chemical company—a company that will control 77% of all seed corn and 58-97% of all cotton, soybean, and canola markets. This promises to be more expensive for farmers and to make it much more difficult for the public to have choices as to how their food is grown.

Please, share this article and let others know what is happening. If the public is aware of the merger, they will know to watch Bayer carefully and to take the steps needed to be informed about where their food is coming from and who is benefitting from it.

Best,

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Jeff Hays

Jeff Hays Films

“Movies that Make Movements”

 

References:

Bayer – Monsanto & $62.5 BILLION USD.

Study Connecting Monsanto’s Roundup to Kidney Disease

Holocaust Research Project

Life as a Human Guinea Pig

The Poison Used in the Gas Chambers

Monsanto is expanding in a country it once helped destroy.

40 Year Agent Orange Heartbreaking Images