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Interview with a Jayhawk Girl….Carey Gillam

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In the movie Donny Brasco there is a Line by Al Pacino’s character…Even a dog gets a warm piece of the sidewalk…While my talents are not on the same level of Al’s, although I have been told there is a  resemblance, I’m not so sure of that either. What I do know because a very wise man once told me…if you never give opportunity a chance, opportunity will never happen. When I was considering asking for this interview it was my father’s voice I heard talking about opportunity at the same time I could see the shadows of Little Man running around in the canyons of my mind yelling…WILL YA JUST DO IT ALREADY!!!!! So I asked Carey Gillam via Twitter if she would do an interview with me for the blog. When she responded…sure…well talk about acting like a giddy school girl…oh my!!!

Carey Gillam, the award winning Investigative Journalist and Author. From the Heartland to the Home of Fenway then on to the Big Peach and back, one could say Carey has made quite a name for herself. Herself and the truth about a weed killer, that is. As an Oakland fan I was apprehensive about asking but just had to know, Royals and Chiefs or Sox and Pats…Jayhawks Basketball, a Jayhawk Girl.

When I started writing I did it on a whim, sometimes I wish I’d have paid more attention in my English and writing classes. I mean I actually enjoy writing, going on little adventures with Little Man, digging into court briefs for articles. However, its interviews I enjoy the most, maybe that’s why I like radio so much, the interaction of live give and take. Conversations for interviews are the best as you really get a feel for the person, technology is a wonderful thing.

As an investigative journalist, sources are vital. Today information is at our finger tip via cyber-land. That said, one has to be very cognizant of the source of a website just like other media outlets, cyber-land is full of disinformation in addition to misinformation. I often find myself ending debate with, “when you use slanted facts you have a distorted slanted truth”. There is a lot of that out there, especially when it comes to the subject of Genetically Modified Organisms, or as we have come to call them GMO’s. For whatever reason, lines have become drawn in the sand on this subject. You are either “Pro” or “Anti” GMO. Refreshing when you talk to one that is kind of like you on the subject. I have always considered myself a “Straddler” because I firmly believe the GMO Technology is pretty sound science, I just have a problem with the deception of how said technology is being used. Pecuniary Greed in the chemical industry, combined with our broken political system created a problem that our wonderful chemical industry already had a solution for.

This position makes it very difficult for the folks I refer to as “industry shills” that work off a cheat sheet in various social media platforms to debate you because your answers do not fall into any catagories of talking points on their cheat sheets. They especially hate it when I tell them to check with their handlers!! While I have never actually seen Ms. Gillam comment in any platform other than Twitter, she is routinely the subject matter of discussions. When you see what is written in various social media platforms…attacks is probably the more appropriate term, as with anything GMO there are only two sides and if you’re “Pro-GMO” you must hate Carey and can only spew vitriol commentary about whatever has been written. That said…our interview.

As a Jayhawk Girl, you chose Journalism, what was so intriguing about the field of Journalism?

I always wanted to be a journalist, from about the age of 12. I thought there could not possibly be any more interesting job in the world and I still feel that way.

Were you always a Farm Girl?

I did not grow up on a farm. I was born in suburban Kansas City and moved to suburban Boston when I was four years old. I did eventually convince my parents to buy me a horse and we got a little acreage and built a barn, but that was far from farm life.

You had worked your way into a pretty successful journalistic career in the financial sector, `When Reuters asked you to go back to Kansas to report on agriculture was that like saying hey you’re from Kansas you’re a farm girl go report on agriculture for us, or was there an interest on your part to go rediscover the farming industry?

 I was covering the banking industry for American Banker, owned by Thomson Financial (which eventually merged with Reuters) and has just had my first child in 1998. I was living in Atlanta when I learned about an opening Reuters had in Kansas City covering the wheat futures exchange and agriculture. It was significantly more money than I was making and a chance to raise my daughter in a place with less traffic, a lower cost of living and better public schools.

Were you aware of the “Substantially Equivalent” position our regulatory agencies took in the early 90’s when you left Kansas for the big city lights??

Once I started covering the ag beat and learning about GMOs I became familiar with the legal and regulatory framework.

I have always maintained that the “Ruse” to feed the hungry children of the world, while a noble cause, the GMO issue is one driven by Pecuniary Greed. How long before you realized that the underlying issue for the GMO industry was to sell a chemical?

If you look at data provided by the agrochemical industry and reported through industry -funded ISAAA you can see that the single most planted and cultivated type of GMO is that which is designed to be sprayed directly with herbicide. There are other trait technologies, but the most widely adopted and used in the 1990s and today is that which conveys herbicide tolerance. It’s clearly not about feeding the world.

Is that what led you to look at the regulatory issues???

 Covering the ag beat means understanding the regulatory framework.

Your book Whitewash – The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science  has as part of the title is “Corruption of Science” What made you start to examine the science?

Following and familiarizing yourself with the science surround the issue you are covering is a critical part of any journalist’s job. I’ve been tracking the science for the last two decades.

Many for the Pro-GMO proponents, (their term not mine) make numerous negative claims about you. Was perception of Carey Gillam being an award winning journalist to a discredited journalists an overnight thing or did the industry gradually turn you into some sort of anti-science monster that needed psychologizing??

The industry has not turned me into anything. Industry players sling mud and write and say nasty things and desperately try to do anything they can to discredit me. They do this to others as well but have increased their efforts against me since my book came out. They are trying to protect billions of dollars in profits and they are willing to be very deceptive in their tactics. But that doesn’t affect me; it doesn’t change who I am or the veracity and the significance of the work that I do.

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The Dichotomy of Pecuniary Greed

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Lost brain cells???  Immune deficiencies?? Vitamin D loss??     Can Cannabis Help???

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For some 10,000 years the hemp and marijuana plant has been used to make mans life easier. Man has dressed himself, sailed around the globe, made weapons to defend themselves and even medicated themselves with these two plants. So how did we get from an organic textile industry with unlimited possibilities, to both plants becoming illegal? Again, Pecuniary Greed rears it’s goofy little head.
You really have to ask just how bad Pecuniary Greed is when we question the Nature of the Beast. One doesn’t have to look far in the current state of affairs in our fractured society. We don’t have to look very far to see how weak minded some people can be. People have created their own bubbles complete with blinders so the only view they see is the perverted world they want to see.
One can easily see how the rhetoric stated over and over will finally be accepted as truth. Propaganda, it has been an enemy of the people for a very long time, our First Amendment was predicated with propaganda in mind. Propaganda is so important in shaping a narrative that our #epicfail of a President Mr. Obama very quietly took the restrictions off our government to use propaganda on our society.

For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January.
Said the Washington Forum

Monsanto receives all the Limelight but the chemical industry as a whole has also made the propaganda game extremely profitable. It amazes me just how incomprehensibly insane people can become when they can not separate themselves from an issue while completely abandoning common sense. Let me ask this. How much money would it take you to do something, something you knew would have disgustingly heinous adverse affects on others. How much would it take to give your blessing to something you know to be false and will cause physical damage to a fellow human being?
What would it take for you to sell your soul??? An island? A boat? How about five acres of land…200 acres of land? A Two million dollar home? Half a million dollars cash? Or a measly fifteen thousand dollars to your campaign fund? What would it take for you to do another’s bidding so they could profit? How about if the safety of your family was threatened? Would you make a decision that would bring harm to another? Tough dichotomy. We all want to believe we’d never sell our integrity for anything. Pecuniary Greed does some very disturbing things when it comes to one selling their soul.
When you research marijuana and find that Shen-Nung (c.2700 B.C.), is known as the Father of Chinese Medicine, wrote about the use of marijuana as a medicine some 4700 (2700 BC and the 2018AD I’m cutting slack for the story line of the missing 33 years) years before marijuana became classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic with no recognized medical properties.

Cannabis Sativa is an old plant with a long history. The word, sativa, comes from Latin and means “sown” or “cultivated.” And, in fact, the hemp plant, Cannabis Sativa, has been cultivated by humans for thousands of years. Cultivated primarily for its strength as a fiber and for its medicinal uses, it has even been grown for food. Some of the earliest archeological hemp evidence, about 10,000 B.C., comes from rope imprints on broken Chinese pottery. Fragments of hemp cloth have also been found in Chinese burial chambers dating from the Chou Dynasty (1122-249 B.C.). In addition to archeological evidence, written documents refer to hemp as a source of clothing. For example, The Shu King, a book dating to about 2350 B.C., refers to the soil in Shantung as rich with silk and hemp while ancient poetry mentions young girls weaving hemp into clothing (Abel, 1980).

How did this technology become lost? Or perhaps discarded is the correct verb? The technology was never lost as we now know our government has created one of the most interesting dichotomy’s ever. As evidenced by the fact our government has been awarding and receiving patents on cannabinoids since 1942.

first pair of nylons From Smithistonian article, How 75 Years Ago Nylon Stockings Changed the World

How did the medical information become so convoluted? Pecuniary Greed. Remember one of the biggest con job our society has experienced using propaganda was, one that still affects us today, is “Refer Madness”. No, the truth is the technology and information never got lost just twisted and buried for Pecuniary Greed. However, if we really want to place blame on something, which I’m really surprised the chemical industry did not attempt to do…. blame nylons, that piece of hosiery that all us fellas love. That wonderful piece of lingerie that makes our ladies legs drive us up the wall. Yeah those things, we gotta blame something don’t we? Well it was actually rope and paper as the big culprits, but silk stockings were in the mix when we were given Refer Madness in 1936. While nylons did not make the big splash until 1942, nylons made from Dupont would allow common folk women the opportunity to keep up with the upper crust of society and have their legs look and feel silky smooth with Dupont’s nylon products.

Nylon’s impact on fashion was immediate, but the revolution sparked by the invention of what was originally called fiber-66 rapidly extended its tendrils down through every facet of society. It has given rise to a world of plastics that renders our lives nearly unrecognizable from civilizations of a century ago.
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Here is what has happened and what is going on.

At the time, 1936, marijuana and hemp were a hurdle, look at how they were used. Pecuniary Greed dictated they become expendable, After all, with organic plants a chemical company cannot generate profits. As we have found over the past forty years you have to genetically alter the plants original composition to make them profitable. The perverse thought about that being done to marijuana does raise concerns, but that is a discussion for another time. In the 70’s I theorized that marijuana was being kept illegal because it was more profitable than if it was legal. I still believe that. This is evidenced in the form of tax revenues the products are generating and as the laws are slowly changing. A little plug for WHOM DO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENT??? Line here…
By patenting elements of THC our government nor anyone for that matter can use them as marijuana is illegal. That said, marijuana is no longer profitable to keep illegal. It is no longer acceptable to keep out of the medical arena. We are finding that certain THC elements can safely help children when used properly. How do we say no to helping children? Remember that is one of the elements Monsanto used with their ruse on GMO’s feeding the hungry children of the world in their massive well orchestrated propaganda game to persuade the public to allow them to poison us. Yes, Pecuniary Greed has created a tough dichotomy for our government.
We have proof every day that there are medical benefits from THC, something doctors have known for some 4700 years. Now we all know that glyphosate is in everything. Regardless of what Monsanto says there are medical issues being discovered every day behind the poison in our food supply. Turns out that THC can help health issues related to glyphosate.

Glyphosate is found in common genetically modified foods (GMOs) [6], baby formula [7], prenatal vitamins and literally every vaccine that was tested [8]. High glyphosate exposure renders individuals vulnerable to vaccine injury, as many vaccines contain toxins and foreign molecules such as aluminum, polysorbate 80, fetal bovine serum, aborted fetal cells and thimerosal [9]. These toxins are neutralized by macrophages in a final showdown, which plays out in your lymph nodes and spleen. It is exactly these areas where glyphosate is providing the final hit: the lymphatic system. But has this been really proven to be accurate? Read More

So today courtesy Pecuniary Greed I give you your daily dose of Irony

A product outlawed some 75 plus years ago with a chemical company in the middle of the propaganda storyline could be the solution to the chemical placed in the food supply with a chemical company’s well organized and executed propaganda campaign.

Until Next Time
Happy Gardening