Industrial Ag and Food

ADHD: It's the Food, Stupid!
A ground-breaking study reported in The Lancet shows that food is the biggest causes of ADHD for 64% of patients. This is good news for families that want to avoid the serious side effects of drugs like Ritalin. This study was only reports by one mainstream media outlet...’s-the-food-stupid/

It's Time To Question Bioengineering
The video is from the TedTalk site which I recently discovered and it presents a chilling view of the future if the bioengineering industry cannot be reined in.  It appears that transgenic salmon is only the tip of the iceberg.

You Have The Right To Know About GMOs

The Care2 petition site posts this informative article about the movement to require labels on food that contain Genetically Modified Organisms.

Disclaimer: There's a short ad that plays automatically when you go to the link and, ironically, it's for frozen pancakes that contain GMOs! This link shows that the ingredients contain corn syrup, soy, soy flour and soybean oil, all GMO products.

A Long List Of Monsanto's Crimes from Millions Against Monsanto
From Agent Orange to PCBs, rBGH in milk, GE Crops like corn, soy, cotton, sugar beets with patented contamination-prone seeds,  GM Alfalfa, transgenic salmon, the persecution of farmers, poisoning third world, killer weeds and Roundup and water privatization, Monsanto is the scourge of humanity. It will literally take millions of people to derail their quest to genetically engineer the world's food.

Millions Against Monsanto Right To Know Rally - March 26, 2011

I will be going to the rally tomorrow at City Hall in NYC which begins at noon. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) issued the following statement in support of the Right To Know cause and the rally.

Rep. Kucinich has also introduced Right To Know legislation to create a framework to regulate genetically-engineered organisms, including H.R. 5577, The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act.

Study: Organic Chicken Carries Significantly Lower Salmonella Risk

Organic farm methods are much safer for the environment than standard industrial CAFO farms. You also won't find antibiotics or antimicrobial in the feed given to organically raised chickens. BTW, the conventional birds in this study not only had much more salmonella but 40% of them had antibiotic-resistant salmonella!

Monsanto's Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup pesticides, have been linked to nutrient deficiencies in humans and farm animals that result in disease. Alzheimer's, for example, is linked to reduced copper and magnesium in diets and has sky-rocketed 9000% since 1990. GM Alfalfa has been approved now by the USDA and will threaten the entire organic farming industry through irreversible contamination. This article is heavy reading but contains a great deal of valuable information. 

The Dangers of Whistleblowing in India

11 Right To Information activists have been killed over the past couple of years in India. This story speaks to the power and importance of information transparency, as well as our collective obligation to protect whistleblowers in the US.

The article above doesn't go into the devastating effect that Industrial Ag and Monsanto's GM seeds have had on Indian agriculture, something that has spurred over 5,000 suicides. I've provided a link to this story here.
Industrial Agricultural and its' chemically intensive applications have wreaked havoc and spurred cancer claims in farming communities throughout India.

Indian farmers accuse Monsanto of pushing cotton "Seeds of Death."

Rally for the Right to Know - Millions Against Monsanto
The Center for Responsible Technology is supporting the Rally for the Right to Know on March 26 in Washington D.C. and many other US cities. The simple goal of this group is to insist that genetically modified foods are labeled as such for the public. It's a huge issue. Check out the site for a rally near you.

Facebook has a group page as well for this cause and the rally.

More on Monsanto

We need to fight for our democracy too...

Lights, Camera, Cover-Up

Both Florida and Iowa have introduced legislation making it a crime to photograph or videotape farm animals, threatening civl liberties and, by extension, public discourse. There is a lot at stake in this battle with food safety and environmental degradation at the top of the list. 

Haphazard Government Approach Undermines Undermines National Strategy of Food Regulation

The Center for Public Integrity's report details how US food safety system is fragmented among 15 different regulatory agencies.

UN Reports Agroecological Farming Can Double Food Production in 10 Years

How Can You Tell If The Food You Eat Is Genetically Modified?

95% from MSNBC poll want labels for GE Crops, and the inevitability of organic contamination - this is a critical issue for the future...

This is a terrific piece that encapsulates many of the issues that threaten our food today, and there's a petition to sign if you agree that action is warranted...

Outrageous Florida bill to make photographing a private factory farm illegal with a 30-year jail sentence! This makes me want to go out and shoot some of these factory farm CAFOs...

Background on non-GMO movement leaders...

GE Salmon petition

GMO Labeling petition