GMO. Part 3.

June 5, 2013 by Jerry Alatalo

The Original Teachings.

English: United Nations General Assembly hall ...
English: United Nations General Assembly hall in New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In order to offer a contrasting, alternative vision to the harrowing vision of GMOs described in Parts 1 and 2, we will share with you the Native American Hopi Indian viewpoint. We pray that you are strengthened spiritually by these thoughts and words. The perspectives contained will show a clear contrast to our present Earthly reality. The people of the world must choose between the two perspectives.

We will begin with the Hopi legend of Maasaw. Maasaw is the Hopi God, deity, spirit who gave the Hopi people their original instructions. Maasaw had only four possessions. They were his digging stick, his seeds, his water and his cloak. Maasaw said, “If you live as I live, you can come and live with me.”

The message Maasaw was giving to the Hopi and all people was one of simplicity.

How can we describe the life of simplicity? The simple life calls for not taking more for oneself than what is required to live. It attempts to avoid misuse and waste of resources. A simple lifestyle is one which has nothing that is self-serving or selfish. Where is the concern for our brothers and sisters around the world? The survival of humanity depends on our desire to share this planet’s abundance with all.

Then the entire planet will return to its original beauty.

Make your spiritual agreement with your Creator, be it Allah, God, Great Spirit, Source or Prime Essence. Make your decision to live your life as simply as possible. Make the decision to become as self-sufficient as possible. If you have any unnecessary material things give them to someone who needs them, deny yourself those things not necessary.

In any way that you can do it bring about a relationship with Mother Earth. Begin to regularly celebrate that relationship then you will develop a deeper respect for the rest of the Creation. Then you will develop a new attitude toward all of life.

Pray for the purifying of yourself and all so that this world will become a peaceful world. Pray for abundant food, health and happiness for all of Mother Earth’s inhabitants. Love all of Creation and then you will find the Creation returning that love to you. The Hopi people believe that the world’s spiritual center is Hopi land. To those who own the trained mind and sight, world changes will be visible in Hopi land.

The following Hopi prayer was spoken to the United Nations General Assembly along with the United Nations People’s Assembly. Imagine what this Earth will be like when all live in accord with the honorable spirit of this prayer’s words:

“Great Spirit and all unseen, this day we pray and ask you for guidance, humbly we ask you to help us and fellowmen to have recourse to peaceful ways of life, because of uncontrolled deceitfulness by humankind. Help us all to love, not hate one another. We ask you to be seen in an image of love and peace. Let us be seen in beauty, the colors of the rainbow. We respect our Mother, the planet, with our loving care, for from her breast we receive our nourishment. Let us not listen to the voices of the two-hearteds, the destroyers of mind, the haters and self-made leaders, whose lusts for power and wealth will lead us into confusion and darkness…”

“…Seek visions always of world beauty, not violence nor battlefield. It is our duty to pray always for harmony between man and Earth, so that the Earth will bloom once more. Let us show our emblem of love and goodwill for all life and land. Pray for the house of glass (the United Nations), for within it are minds clear and pure as ice and mountain streams. Pray for the leaders of nations in the house of mica who in their own quiet ways help keep the Earth in balance. We pray to the Great Spirit that one day our Mother Earth will be purified into a healthy, peaceful one. Let us sing for strength of wisdom with all nations for the good of the people. Our hope is not yet lost, purification must occur to restore the health of our Mother Earth for lasting peace and happiness. Techqua Ikachi.”

Find it in yourself to bring about a real, reverent attitude toward all life and our environment here on the Earth. The Creator wants to rescue us, so we must rescue the world. When you pray make your prayer be for the well-being of the world. Try to remember to always use good words when talking with or about people. Stop yourself from ever saying words which are harmful or hurtful. Come to the point where you have respect for yourself, for others, for all things and the Mother Earth herself.

Understand that Mother Earth is a living organism just as we all are. For that reason she responds to our thoughts. Once this attitude of oneness and peace is embraced by the entire world, all will work together and carry out great things. Future generations will see this time as the one where the greatest accomplishments in human history were turned into a reality. The Hopi were to remain watchful.

“The most important factor that we were instructed to watch is mankind because he will become the most mindless and heedless foe of Earth and nature.”

Mankind must be watchful of its actions.

“The present crisis of world events is an unfoldment of life cycles which we set in motion through our own behavior.”

“Let your hearts be filled with happiness, enjoy your lives to the fullest, for this is the best medicine for sickness. Live long for there are great and exciting adventures awaiting you. So time passes on, and the prophecies handed down by our ancient people begin to unfold. Many great events lie before us, and we are witnessing with astonishment today that our ancients’ words were right.”

“Often we are sad and discouraged that our voices are not being heard, so we try not to grieve. Instead, we gather strength from the teaching we learned: that we must neither lose sight of our prayers or the divine laws of the Creator, laws which never change or break down, that often bring miracles when one meets obstacles which seem impossible to pass. For better or worse we must struggle on until our prophecies are fulfilled.”

“The wisdom accumulated by anyone who is willing to stand up and be counted is respected. Anyone with a strong Spirit and strength who is unafraid of reaching our goal of destiny, which is for the good of the Earth and all life, can understand the tasks involved, and can count on support from others. There is a saying, if one or two be strong, three or four will be greater under the banner of the Great Creator.”

For years, the Hopi elders say,

“Our founding fathers have passed the knowledge of survival from mouth to mouth, which is to respect all living things, for we are all one and created by one. It seems like now people have forgotten this concept of the right way of survival. They have replaced it with defensive tactics, and as a result are always running behind. They are racing steadily downhill to ruins. We mean that all nations on Earth are doing this. People must skid to a stop and look around. There might be a dried-up old root (Hopi elder) visible near you; get hold of it for support until you see the light.”

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Peter Kater “Improvisation #2 in A Minor”

GMO. Part 2.

Monsanto
Monsanto (Photo credit: arbyreed)

June 5, 2013 by Jerry Alatalo

The Schmeisers still had not escaped from having to deal with Monsanto. Monsanto canola had gone on to their farm and they contacted Monsanto to remove the crops. Monsanto faxed a legal contract to the Schmeisers which had a paragraph blacked out. The Schmeisers requested the form be re-faxed without the paragraph being blacked out. The paragraph read, “No one in the Schmeiser family will ever sue Monsanto… The Schmeiser family will not talk about this case to anyone…” The Schmeisers took Monsanto to small claims court and Monsanto was ordered to pay the Schmeisers $640 for their removal of Monsanto canola plants, setting a precedent for GMO corporate liability.

The Schmeisers considered the precedent to be a great thing for farmers all around the world.

There is no such thing as containment of GMO crops. It is impossible to prevent GMO crops from travelling by wind, insect or animal to the surrounding environment. This is why it is of the utmost importance that GMO foods be banned as soon as possible.

Many of you reading this understand that organic foods are much more nutritious than conventional or GMO foods and offer more minerals and vitamins. Organic farming yields 80% more than GMO crops. Organic farming and the clean operation of the organic farmers are threatened with GMO contamination. Organic farmers all around the world are extremely concerned about GMO food/crops literally destroying their farms and livelihoods.

The GMO food product we are about to describe requires that we issue a preliminary warning to you. We pray for your spiritual, emotional and physical health upon learning of this genetically modified food product. The product is what is called a terminator seed.

The seed is one which terminates itself, commits suicide, after one planting. The age-old practice since time immemorial of farmers saving their seeds for next year’s planting is in jeopardy. The ramifications of terminator seeds are incomprehensible. Thinking about the ramifications is so utterly saddening that one is unable to convey the emotions felt with any words in the human language.

Monsanto GMO cotton has been in India now for a several years. As opposed to the claims made by supporters of GMO crops such as higher yields and less chemical spraying costs, the seed and chemical input costs paid by Indian farmers have increased manifold. Many of these farmers have had to get loans from banks to save their farms and livelihoods. Many have not been able to earn enough money to keep their farms going and have been financially destroyed.

The combined effects of being unable to save seeds because of terminator seed technology and the massive increase in seed and chemical costs has led to a tremendous amount of farmers in India losing their farms.

Terminator seeds are all about total control of the world’s food supply. One cannot believe that this state of affairs is a reality on planet Earth at this time. Monsanto and other corporations involved with genetically modified food have spent billions of dollars buying seed companies to dominate food production world-wide.

There will be no choices, no co-existence and no containment with GMO food/crops. The yields are lower, chemical costs are four times higher and the nutritional yield is 50% lower than traditional food/crops.

There is no benefit  derived by allowing GMO food/crops to continue. There are nothing but negative consequences seen and felt by humanity through the continued planting of GMO crops. GMO food will result in more hunger and starvation on Earth. The social impacts are incalculable.

Percy Schmeiser describes the lengths that Monsanto will go to enforce their patents through legalities. He describes Monsanto’s contracts with farmers as vicious, containing gag orders and resulting in the farmers’ giving up of all rights. There is small print saying that if you open a bag of Monsanto seed you agree to all terms of Monsanto’s patent whether you signed a contract or not.

Farmers receive letters from Monsanto where if you tell Monsanto about a neighboring farmer that has Monsanto crops on their farm you will get a free leather jacket.

Monsanto has created an atmosphere of fear in farming communities all around the world. Extortion letters have been delivered where Monsanto demands money from farmers because Monsanto thinks the farmer has their crop. Threats of lawsuits from Monsanto have put farming families through a form of hell as these families worry about their futures and their farms.

In the past farmers freely talked and were friendly with their neighbors. This age-old spirit of community and friendliness has unfortunately been replaced by distrust and a tearing of the social fabric of farming communities.

Cities around the world are fighting against Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta and other corporations to ban GMO foods. There are countries around the world that have already banned GMO food and crops. Most European countries require that food be labeled GMO for consumers to know what they are buying for their families.

There is no GMO labeling required by law in the United States of America. People in America do not know whether the food they are purchasing is GMO food or not although eighty percent of the people want GMO food labeled.

Ninety five percent of soy crops are GMO, seventy percent of the cotton and corn are GMO, sugar beet and alfalfa GMO’s have been given the go-ahead while wheat is in the works. Monsanto and other corporations own one half of the world’s seed supplies. These corporations have as their motivation the wish to maximize profits, increase market share and increase control over farmers’ abilities to survive and plant what they want.

One could use the analogy of the drug dealer when it comes to GMO agribusiness.

Monsanto has sued thousands of farmers since 1996 for “stealing” their patented crops when the farmers did nothing but let the wind blow.

Many of you are aware that the defoliant dioxin used in the Vietnam War was manufactured by Monsanto. Dioxin is one of the deadliest chemicals known to man and millions of people suffered exposure to dioxin in Vietnam. Cancer and genetic defects continue to afflict those exposed to dioxin in the Vietnam War. To this day both the people of Vietnam and American veterans are feeling the health consequences.

Thousands of affected veterans have been denied benefits because of falsified scientific studies on the effects of dioxin produced by Monsanto.

Monsanto GMO crops are all around the world and produced and sold because of falsified Monsanto studies. What kind of leaders would allow potentially harmful GMO crops to be grown and sold around the world when they knew that there were questions about their safety?

Monsanto has sued and bankrupted farmers who are simply doing God’s work of feeding people. They have no guilty conscience after destroying anyone who stands in their way.

These agribusiness monopolies destroy every farmer and community that gets in their path. This destruction of resources that allow people to live and survive, increases in illness, poverty and death are the ramifications of allowing the scourge of GMO food and crops to continue.

In many countries food sovereignty is fading away where people must move to cities and try to find food in garbage cans. Before GMOs they grew whatever food and raised whatever animals they needed on their small farms.

GMO foods have been proven to increase health problems associated with the immune system, reproduction and insulin regulation. Roundup herbicide is sprayed on farmland all around the world in huge quantities, drenching the soil.

Animal studies have shown GMO food to produce many times higher incidences of allergens, infertility and birth defects over non-GMO feeds. Many animals will not eat GMO foods.

Scientists who oppose GMOs after discovering safety problems suffer attack from powerful corporate controllers as well as retribution for telling their truths. Many of them give up after these attacks, including attacks in the media, take a toll on them and their families. Meanwhile one billion people go hungry in the world every day when distribution and poverty are the causes.

All of the promises made about GMO foods were not true. GMOs have lower yields, the seeds cost more, the crops need more chemicals, the seeds cannot be saved and the produce tastes no better, if not worse, than organic foods.

Regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allow biotech companies to approve GMO foods themselves. The companies use unreliable, falsified data in their scientific studies to fix the process of approvals. The biotech industry protects itself from lawsuits as GMO food does not require labeling as GMO. How can a consumer sue for damages caused by GMO food if no one knows whether they consumed it or not?

The FDA has allowed free rein by food and pharmaceutical companies. An independent body must be formed to investigate safety concerns as effective scientific studies and evidence are in short supply.

Just as the financial industry had the ability to destroy the world’s economy, the GMO agribusiness industry has the potential to destroy the world’s food supply. Spiritual leadership of the highest caliber is needed at this time. There is no other choice for humanity but to put a stop to and banish GMOs.

What kind of legacy are we leaving to future generations? Humanity must fight for good safe food for everyone. Humanity must fight for the rights of farmers to produce safe food and re-use their seeds from year to year as the Creator designed.

GMO crops will do damage with cross-pollination. They will combine with other crops, plants, trees and animals. Terminator seeds are the greatest assault on life that the world has ever seen.

Folks, if you have not by now concluded that GMOs must be banned, the following will move you to demand it. Now. We pray that the following statistic does not harm you and that you are able to react in the highest spiritual way.

It has been estimated that between two hundred thousand and two hundred and fifty thousand Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last fifteen years. This is an international scandal of the highest order. We are sorry that we had to give you this information as it is information which is cause for much hurt and suffering.

It needed to be said as it is a true sign of the absolute severity of this human problem. We had to give you this statistic because it points to the reality which people absolutely must look at squarely and responsibly without delay.

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