GMO Corn = FrankenCorn

What could possibly go wrong eating unnatural, Genetically Modified corn with Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide poison genetically spliced into the corn?

Do you think it might kill off all the good bacteria and gut flora we have in our digestive system that helps us stay healthy???  Not to mention that our body is not going to recognize this “unnatural food”, so it won’t know what to do with it, so our body will store it away until it figures it out.  Yep, store that Roundup in our bodies. That sounds healthy!

Hmmmm… No thanks, I think I will pass on the FrankenCorn.

FrankenCorn-Christopher Michael[ Image Credit: DDees.com ]

Monsanto’s GMO Bt Corn – Egyptian Study Proves It’s Dangerous

GMO fed to rats in EgyptIndependent Egyptian scientists have found that Monsanto’s GMO Bt toxic corn is NOT substantially equivalent to its NON GMO parent. While Monsanto claims there is no evidence of toxicity in their voluntary safety assessments, these independent scientists will tell you otherwise. By the 91st day of their studies, they found evidence of kidney, liver & intestinal toxicity, as well as male infertility. Time to face the music, Monsanto! BOYCOTT GMOs!

[Source:  www.gmofreeusa.org ]

GMO’s Are Not Natural

GMOs are not NaturalGMOs ARE NOT NATURAL. Tell the FDA not to allow genetically engineered foods to be legally labeled “natural.” There is nothing natural about “food” that is patented by chemical companies and created using genes from unrelated species, a promoter virus, bacteria and antibiotic resistant markers, and is turned into an EPA registered pesticide. Successful lawsuits have been brought against Big Food for misleading consumers, marketing products as “natural” while containing GMOs. This is a slick trick by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) for their Big Food members so lawsuits can not be brought forth in the future. And if GMO salmon (aka Frankenfish) gets approved for the markets, it too will bear the “natural” label. Don’t be fooled. Don’t let it happen. Of course, the FDA is filled with ex-Monsanto executives and employees!!

SIGN THE PETITION: http://bit.ly/1a14sRs

READ: http://grist.org/news/big-food-companies-want-to-call-gmo-foods-natural/

READ: http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/files/2013_1205_gma_letter_to_fda_81204.pdf

[ Re-Post from GMOFreeUSA.org ]

Bad news for the “GMOs industry” … advances in 2013!!

What’s wrong with us America? The rest of the world knows how dangerous and unknown GMO and Monsanto are, and they are banning it. But In America, we just want to have our food labeled as GMO so we can make our own decision to eat it or not. As this video says, if it’s not dangerous why are they spending millions in each state to NOT LABEL it as GMO???

It Is What It Is

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As 2013 comes to a close, we’d like to wish each and everyone one of you a Happy & Healthy GMO Free 2014! As the movement grows, we have much to celebrate, and still much more to get done. Everyone has their Top Ten lists. What is yours?
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Here are our Top Ten picks for 2013:
1. Kellogg’s U.S. sales down for 2 quarters because of GMO boycott
2. Hawaii Big Island passes Bill 113 to ban GMO cultivati…on
3. Kauai passes Bill 2491 for GMO & pesticide disclosure and buffer zones
4. Monsanto Protection Act terminated by Congress
5. 2 million people participate in Global March Against Monsanto
6. Connecticut & Maine pass conditional GMO labeling bills
7. Mexico bans GMO corn and throws out Monsanto appeal
8. E.U. bans 4 neonicotinoid pesticides responsible for bee deaths
9. Whole Foods announces mandatory GMO labeling by 2018
10. Chipotle Restaurants announces…

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Elect Coca-Cola to the Corporate Hall of Shame

Coca-Cola Hall of ShamePeople need to educate themselves and be more aware of what’s happening with our food supply. “Big Food” Corporations have taken over and they only care about their profits. They are genetically modifying our food on the premise that is a “good thing”, but they don’t want to label their foods as GMO. They are using dangerous chemicals in their food/drinks while telling you how good it is for you.

Coca-Cola supports this non-labeling of GMO products. Why? You think maybe some of those many, many chemicals used in their soda may not be safe… Knowing how good an oven cleaner Coke is, who in their right mind, after reading the ingredients in it, would still drink it! Then wonder why they are sickly all the time.

I know some people just don’t care, or just don’t want to know. Or they say “yeah, but I’m drinking diet Coke.” Even worse, with all the damaging “artificial sweetener” chemicals instead of sugar.

AspartameCoca-Cola is on the list for a few reasons. Their support for not labeling GMO’s and its role in the diet-related disease epidemic?

Speak up and tell Coke to stop running misleading ads about Diet Coke and Aspartame.

Help elect Coca-Cola to Corporate Accountability International’s Corporate Hall of Shame. This is for corporations that corrupt the political process and abuse human rights, the environment and our public health.

Click here to vote http://orgcns.org/1iBw1Yl

Why Are We Killing These Angels of Nature?

I am sure that most of you have gone through life without giving a second thought about honeybees. Yes, everyone knows they live in a bee hive and make honey, which beekeepers collect and sells in jars at your favorite grocery store or farmers market. But very few understand the important role that these Angels of Nature play in our life.

So, please read on and I will share some interesting facts, tid-bits, and beautiful images of honeybees and how we are putting them, and ourselves, in danger.

The practice of honey collection and beekeeping can be traced back to the stone-age, as evidenced by cave paintings.

Honey BeeThe honeybee is the only insect that produces food that human beings eat. Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and water.

honey-bee 4The world’s agriculture depends on the honeybee for pollination, which accounts for 80% of all insect pollination. Without pollination, there would be a major decrease in the yield of fruits and vegetables.

Honey Bee 2The honeybees make honey from the nectar they collect from flowering trees and plants.  The average worker bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. Honeybees collect 66 lbs of pollen per year, per hive. A hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles, the equivalent of three orbits around the earth to collect 1 kg of honey.

Honey Bee on Lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All honeybees are social and cooperative insects. A hive’s inhabitants are generally divided into three types:

Workers are the only bees that most people ever see. These bees are females that are not sexually developed. Workers forage for food (pollen and nectar from flowers), build and protect the hive, clean, circulate air by beating their wings, and perform many other societal functions.

The Queen lays the eggs that will spawn the hive’s next generation of bees. There is usually only a single queen in a hive. Queens also regulate the hive’s activities by producing chemicals that guide the behavior of the other bees.

Drones are male bees — the third class of honeybee. These drones are kept on standby during the summer for mating with the queen. Several hundred drones live in each hive during the spring and summer, but they are expelled for the winter months when the hive goes into a lean survival mode.

Bees live on stored honey and pollen all winter, and cluster into a ball to conserve warmth. Larvae are fed from the stores during this season and, by spring, the hive is swarming with a new generation of bees.

honey-bee 3Honeybees are not aggressive by nature, and will not sting unless protecting their hive from an intruder or are unduly provoked.  Honeybees represent a highly organized society, with various bees having very specific roles during their lifetime: e.g., nurses, guards, grocers, housekeepers, construction workers, royal attendants, undertakers, foragers, etc.  The queen bee can live for several years. Worker bees live for 6 weeks during the busy summer, and for 4-9 months during the winter months.

The honeybee hive is perennial. Although quite inactive during the winter, the honeybee survives the winter months by clustering for warmth. By self-regulating the internal temperature of the cluster, the bees maintain 93 degrees Fahrenheit in the center of the winter cluster (regardless of the outside temperature).

Roundup SprayingWe have to help the honeybees. Our food supply and the balance of nature depends on these small-winged Angels of Nature.  A quarter of our food depends on them collecting and spreading pollen. Yet we are polluting our environment with so many pesticides and toxins that the honeybees can’t survive.

Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could this incredible species be holding up a mirror for us?

Please click on the link below to learn more…

http://www.ted.com/talks/marla_spivak_why_bees_are_disappearing.html

[ Sources: National Geographic, benefits-of-honey.com, backyardbeekeepers.com, Maria Spivak ]