What is GMO? A Simple Introduction…

Surely you’ve seen the acronym GMO before. But, do you really know what GMO is all about? If not, I have developed the following video to provide a simple introduction to GMO for you. After viewing the video, I hope you want to know more.  If so, I have many posts here on my blog about GMOs.

Enjoy the video and get involved in protecting ourselves and our food supply!

Kellogg’s “Roundup Ready” GMO Potato Chips – Only 42% Potato

GMO PringlesWhat? Pringles are made by Kellogg’s?? Tell Kellogg’s you won’t buy GMO Pringles because you don’t want your blood cells & bone marrow damaged by the Bt toxic corn in their fake Pringle’s chips. BOYCOTT ALL KELLOGG’S products until they stop fighting GMO labeling, remove GMOs and GET INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION. No voluntary labeling. We want standards equivalent to the EU and we want accountability. Get NON GMO Project Verified, Kellogg’s!

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Roundup Tolerant GMO Crops Lead to Superweeds

GMO - Super Duper WeedsThe USDA is nearly set to approve Dow’s 2,4-D GMO crops, which experts say will hurl us into a worsening chemical war on weeds – one that we will never win. We get an increasingly polluted environment and toxin-filled bodies, while Dow rakes in billions selling more chemicals to GMO farmers stuck on the chemical treadmill. 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) is a hazardous herbicide linked to increased rates of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, low sperm counts in farmers and birth anomalies, and has also been shown to cause liver and nerve damage, as well as hormonal disruption.

STOP THE MADNESS. TELL THE USDA: NO 2,4-D GMO CROPS!!!

 Email the USDA: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12645

[ Re-Post from www.GMOFREEUSA.ORG ]

Being Poor In America – A Republican vision for America – ‘The Working Poor Is Now The Largest Group Receiving Food Stamp Benefits’ – ‘House Republicans Vote To Cut Food Stamps By $39 Billion’

Republicans continue to punish those that are suffering as a result of their economic stagnation efforts.

The Last Of The Millenniums

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‘Who receives food stamps — what you need to know’.

‘According to the University of Kentucky study’,

  • ’28 percent of food stamp households are headed by a person with at least some college education’.

‘In 1980 that number was eight percent’.

  • ‘Households receiving food stamps are headed by someone with a four-year degree in seven percent of cases’,

‘up from three percent’.

  • ‘Households headed by a high school graduate cover 37 percent of food stamp recipients’,

‘up from 28 percent’.

  • ‘From 2000 to 2011, stagnant wages accounted for 13 percent of the increase in food stamp enrollment’.

‘Those employed either full or part-time, in year round jobs, saw the largest growth in food stamp recipients since 1980’.

  • ‘Seventeen percent of full-time workers, and seven percent of part-time workers, now receive food stamps’.
  • ‘The number of food stamp households headed by an unemployed person has remained fairly constant, at about…

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Darwin’s childhood garden now Wildlife Trust property

Republicans continue to punish those that are suffering as a result of their economic stagnation efforts.

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This video from England is called Visit Charles Darwin‘s Shrewsbury, the birthplace of evolution!

From Wildlife Extra:

Darwin’s garden purchased

January 2014: A wooden remnant of naturalist Charles Darwin’s childhood garden in Shrewsbury, Shropshire has been bought by Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

“No other part of Darwin’s childhood home is accessible to the public, so when we were offered the chance to buy this slip of woodland next to the river, we were thrilled at the opportunity to open up a cherished corner of his world,” said Colin Preston, Director of Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

While much of the land previously attached to The Mount, his birthplace, has disappeared under housing, other parts survived in private gardens, including the land the Trust has bought.

Through the wood, alongside an ice house once used by the Darwins, runs a path with views down to the River Severn

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Income Inequality – Simple Way to Fix It

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One of the big topics of conversation at the World Economic Forum last week was the same one that the President of the United States will talk about in his State of the Union tomorrow:

Inequality.

Specifically, the fact that the richest 10% of Americans — and especially the richest 1% of Americans — are now capturing all of the income growth in the country, while the rest of America, some 300 million people, are treading water or losing ground.

How bad has inequality gotten?

The richest 10% of Americans now take home a staggering 50% of all the income earned in the country, the highest level ever. This wealth gap exceeds the extremes reached in the brief “Gilded Age” portrayed in the The Great Gatsby that led to the Great Crash and Great Depression.

The rich can keep on getting richer, but until some more money gets into the hands of the people who actually drive most consumer spending, the economy will continue to struggle.

There is one easy way they can begin to fix the problem:  Pay people more.

Yes, that’s right. Pay people more. Stop being so selfish and voluntarily share more of the value that successful companies create with the people who create it — the rank and file workers who dedicate their working lives to the company and its customers (and, in so doing, to increasing the wealth of the senior executives and investors who own the company).

[ Re-Posted from Business Insider | Henry Blodget ]

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-fix-inequality-2014-1#ixzz2reJN2UFH

TPP: Stop It Now

TPP - Stop - NAFTA on STERIODSThe Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international trade and investment pact currently being negotiated behind closed doors between the United States and countries throughout the Pacific Rim.

The nations involved are the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Chile, and Peru. Japan, Mexico and Canada have indicated a desire to join. The economic power of this group is more than 40% larger than the 27-nation European Union.

The asserted purpose of TPP is to promote development and create jobs. However, the truth is they are secretly negotiating the economic structural adjustments necessary to appease the world’s largest multinational banks and multi-unit corporations. Corporations behind the TPP include Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Halliburton, GE, Koch Industries, Citigroup, Pfizer, Cargill, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Monsanto, Verizon, Wal-Mart, and many others. Make no mistake, these talks have nothing to do with free trade between equal nations. They are negotiations being conducted on behalf of these corporations and banks.

The details of the negotiations are being held in secret. However, 600 corporate lobbyists have been given special status to review negotiating documents and advise negotiators; while most of congress and the general public have been barred from reviewing what U.S. negotiators have proposed in our names.

Why so secret?  Here are a few reasons why:

  • TPP will offshore millions of good-paying jobs to low-wage nations, undercutting working conditions globally and increasing unemployment.
  • TPP will expand pharmaceutical monopoly protections and institute longer patents that will decrease access to affordable medications.
  • TPP will limit food GMO labeling and allow the import of goods that do not meet US safe standards.
  • TPP will institute SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA-like regulations and Internet measures which restrict our right to free speech.
  • TPP will roll back Wall Street regulations, and prohibit bans on risky financial services.
  • TPP will give multinational corporations and private investors the right to sue nations in private tribunals. These tribunals have the power to overturn environmental, labor, or any other laws that limit profit, awarding taxpayer funded damages.
  • TPP will encourage the privatization of lands and natural resources in areas where indigenous people live.

THE TPP IS BAD…BAD…BAD…BAD! 

EDUCATE YOURSELF & GET INVOLVED!

Resources – Please visit them for more information:

[ Stop TPP | www.StopTPP.org ]

[ Public Citizen | www.citizen.org ]