March Against Monsanto Graduates To Higher Level.

by Jerry Alatalo

The Creator created the People of the Earth into the Land at the beginning of Creation and gave us a way of life. This way of life has been passed down generation-to-generation since the beginning. We have not honored this way of life through our own actions and we must live these original instructions in order to restore universal balance and harmony. We are a part of Creation; thus, if we break the Laws of Creation, we destroy ourselves.

 Organic Food (photo: world.edu)
Organic Food
(photo: world.edu)

Alphabet Over the weekend millions in over 400 cities around the Earth took part in the annual “March Against Monsanto”. Philosopher and attorney Steven Druker has written a new book: “Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public”. The book was published in May 2015 and has already to date received 113 reviews at Amazon.com. The book has been very well received, as 94 of those reviews were 5-stars. Professors, attorneys, scientists and GMO activists have praised the book as the next “Silent Spring” written by Rachel Carson, Ralph Nader’s “Unsafe At Any Speed” or similar society-changing writings.

From the Foreward to “Altered Genes, Twisted Truth”:

“Without doubt, one of the most important books of the last 50 years. I shall urge everyone I know who cares about life on Earth, and the future of their children, and children’s children, to read it… Steven Druker is a hero. He deserves at least a Nobel Prize.”

– Jane Goodall, Ph.D.

Please visit Steven Druker’s website biointegrity.org and make a copy of his letter: “Challenge to Monsanto” (PDF – download available), where he directly challenges the Monsanto Company to scientifically disprove any facts presented in “Altered Genes, Twisted Truth”.

In Steven Druker’s legal opinion, the United States Food and Drug Administration failed to carry out legally required safety testing before approving genetically engineered (GE) foods in 1992, and have lied to the American people in the over 20 years since. In other words, unless Monsanto Company responds to his challenge with real scientific evidence to disprove assertions in Mr. Druker’s book, GE foods must by law be removed – taken off the market, because they were illegally approved.

For the anti-GMO global movement, Mr. Druker’s book and “Challenge to Monsanto” are a real game changer. The millions of men, women and children who marched against Monsanto may have done so for the last time. Thanks to Steven Druker and his fellow associates, concerned scientists and supporters, there is a possibility that GMOs will be off the market by this time next year.

Please visit http://www.amazon.com/Altered-Genes-Twisted-Truth to read reviews of Mr. Druker’s explosive new book and consider purchasing a copy. For those who are financially blessed, please consider buying multiple copies and giving them to friends, family, political officials, professors, members of the media/reporters, and/or any persons who have sufficient influence and the ability to determine the outcome of this decades-old, controversial, and extremely consequential debate.

Genetically engineered foods and crops have become one of the most debated, important and controversial issues of this generation. For the sake of this generation and future generations’ health and well-being – for the sake of all living things – share Steven Druker’s book, letter to Monsanto, and information as widely as possible.

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(Thank you to Mimesis Law at YouTube)

Genetically Modified Organisms Must No Longer Exist.

Posted on May 24, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve more of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.”

– JONATHAN SWIFT (1667-1745) Irish writer

oneness3-1After hearing a person who had called in to a radio talk show mention the documentary “Seeds of Death” about genetically modified organisms (GMO), the 2012 film was easily found on YouTube so, as millions of men and women around the world participate in “March Against Monsanto” protests against GMOs today, it has been reposted here. The film was created by Gary Null Productions and comes here from his YouTube channel.

Gary Null has written a number of books on naturopathic medicine, those that were bought by me some years ago are no longer in my possession, and I can’t remember who they were given or loaned to without return. So, because of an appreciation for Gary Null and naturopathic healing methods, it was a pleasant  surprise to find him behind “Seeds of Death.” Since the film was originally posted on YouTube on May 24, 2013, it has received more than 970,000 views.

Perhaps some readers share the habit of reading comments after reading articles or viewing video, so let me describe what was observed in the comments after viewing “Seeds of Death”. In the year since the film was first posted, there have been 7,186 comments. Because the film has a very powerful – and very disturbing – message about the dangers and health risks associated with GMOs, there was a good chance that so-called “shills” would be showing up in the comments.

I originally viewed a reposted video of the documentary at another YouTube channel that wasn’t Gary Null’s. Because this channel’s post had 5,000 or so views, there weren’t a lot of comments to read. Upon further searching I found the Gary Null version with its 970,000 views, decided there would be a lot more comments there, and went to that comments section. There were some heavy duty battles going on in those comments between pro-GMO and anti-GMO men and women, and then the thought came to mind to zero in on one of the pro-GMO commenters.

There was one commenter that, after finding “No recent activity”/nothing at his (or her) YouTube homepage, seemed to stand out as a good choice for a “shill” experiment. This person went by the name of “dsndicsma”, he or she (male from some of the language used by this person) was pro-GMO, so I went through all 7,186 comments to record how many this person made. What seemed odd is that this anti-GMO commenter on Gary Null’s documentary (highly critical of GMOs) has made around 640-650 comments – intermittently and consistently over a time frame beginning 8 months ago and ending yesterday.

The logical response one would expect from a person who, after viewing a documentary on any subject and strongly disagreeing with the film’s assertions, would be perhaps one or two or three critical comments depending on whether or not their original comment was replied to. This male commenter would logically, because he believes the film’s message is bullcrap or such, state his case/negative review clearly, then leave what he perceived as a type of  lying, unscientific, manipulative, etc. film – never to return.

But “dsndicsma” did return – again and again and again – close to 650 times over an eight month time period.

As it turns out, this man’s extent of commentary on what could be considered a “viral” anti-GMO documentary with over 970,000 views – “Seeds of Death” – represents 9.1% of all the comments. Although I didn’t read every last word of every last comment made by what seems to be a person who meets the description of “shill”, his input was mostly argumentative, intentionally offensive, and never offering any allowance that the other commenters may have made one or more valid points or expressed legitimate concerns about GMOs. He never conveyed any philosophical or spiritual concepts or reasoning with regard to GMO benefits for the starving and food-deprived men, women, and children of the Earth. He never discussed any of the moral and ethical dimensions of the pro-GMO/anti-GMO debate, even after hundreds of comments and months of involvement underneath the film “Seeds of Death” – this man’s  debating style never deviated or elevated., and remained at a low philosophical level.

Now, let yourself imagine that you just viewed a documentary that you strongly disagreed with. Let us say the film was about a new scientific discovery in the arena of renewable energy, you had researched the people in the film before, and you knew for a fact that what the film was saying lacked any credibility. Now, ask yourself this question: Would you devote a significant amount of time over a period of 8 months – including 650 suggestions/comments – to debating what you already knew was an incredulous/not-believable proposal?

Why would this man waste his time and energy on debate of an idea/message he “knows” will become debunked?

Before conducting this “shill” experiment I was 95% certain that “Seeds of Death” would be the subject of a post here on “March Against Monsanto” day. After seeing how this shill operated, that percentage went from 95 to 100% certainty. Besides being familiar with Gary Null through his books on naturopathics, others in the film who I’m to various extents familiar with and respect are Shiv Chopra, Jeffrey Smith (instrumental in a later equally powerful GMO film “Genetic Roulette” – which was broadcast on Free Speech TV), Vandana Shiva, Percy Schmeiser, Bruce Lipton, and Ralph Nader. In all honesty, I admit no knowledge of the remaining men and women who appear, but sense their genuineness for the most part.

Former Ohio Congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich is seen addressing the United States Congress on GMO labeling during the documentary.

Quite simply, “Seeds of Death” is a documentary that comes out of the gates swinging like boxer Mike Tyson in his prime. After the first direct connections with GMO-fact punches, the viewer becomes like Tyson’s unfortunate opponent but, compared to the actual first-round Tyson knockout victims who mercifully are spared from receiving further pummeling, must remain conscious for the remainder of the film – the distance – while being on the receiving end of ever-more-powerful hammering of their psyche-worldview regarding food production on Earth.

During the film one feels the most extreme and intense variety of emotions such as rage, concern, sadness, frustration and – as difficult as can be for one who claims to advocate for forgiveness – vengeance. For reasons which have yet to become fully understood and specified, of all the major issues humanity has to deal with – war, greed, poverty, starvation, environmental pollution, etc. – genetically modified organisms, namely GMO food-crops is the issue that pushes me to want to lash out and physically hurt those who are responsible for loosing this hideous technology and world disaster. There is a difference between the useless emotion anger and righteous indignation. With GMOs, righteous indignation becomes experienced in an intensity like no other issue.

War, monetary reform, and GMOs are the three most urgent issues in need of attention on Earth. Many nations have banned GMO cultivation, some have criminalized GMOs, while people in America – notably Vermont, Oregon and Hawaii – have begun to push back against this, what can be described as, technology from hell. American farmers have suffered deepening financial losses from the world’s growing rejection of US-grown GMO crops. Reports have been published that the Chinese people no longer accept shipments of wheat, corn, soy etc. with any trace of GMO in them.

GMO labeling now is not enough. A worldwide ban must become the only objective.

It is understandable and appreciated that men and women are working to pass labeling of GMO laws. However, consider an analogy. Imagine a violent criminal who, instead of being locked up behind bars, is given a sentence that requires him to wear clothing that identifies him as a violent offender. That violent criminal is GMOs, and simply labeling them does not prevent further violence to humans, animals, and all life forms. To ban GMOs is to lock up the violent offender, leaving that offender no possibility of harming one more innocent human being or living thing.

A label allows the violent offender to remain in the community, commit more violent crimes, and the community is the Earth.

My sincerest apology for bringing this devastatingly disturbing film to your attention. A gauntlet is a double row of men beating a person passing between them, and this documentary literally beats the viewer to a pulp. For those who are aware of the dangers of GMOs, this film will be nothing but a repeat of an experience that results in the most extreme feelings of anger or righteous indignation. For those new to the genetically modified organism issue, as well as those familiar with this most urgent issue, I pray you can find the highest wisdom and reason when considering potential actions.

Forsaking the option of sharing any message or points touched on during “Seeds of Death” – the film speaks loudly and powerfully by itself – there is only one thing to be said with regard to this technology as it relates to the health and well-being of this and future generations. For what it’s worth, without any scientific training in genetic engineering or related fields, but with a moderate amount of research and awareness on this issue, the following statement is made with the greatest concern and compassion for my fellow brothers and sisters, all life forms, and all things in the creation.

Genetically modified organisms are an immense, untenable, life-threatening error which can only become corrected when no longer existing on this Earth.

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(Thank you to Gary Null at YouTube)

Citizens Of Maui, Hawaii: Petition To Ban GMOs Ceremony.

Posted April 17, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force; in other words, the measure of the progress of civilization is the progress of the people.”

– George Bancroft (1800-1891) American historian

ocean77On April 7, 2014, the citizens of Maui County in Hawaii turned in their over 11,000 signatures calling for a ballot referendum to ban genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from their region. The first speaker at a ceremony to mark the occasion noted that Jackson County, Oregon overcame $500,000 spent by genetic food manufacturers to pass a ban on GMOs in that region. He tells the men, women, and children in front of their government building that, since GMOs and their pesticides have come to Maui, the people’s disease rates have increased, and people are dying in higher numbers from cancer.

Another academic points out that he has never been asked to sign any consent form to allow GMOs and chemical pesticides in Maui County, just as every person who receives a flu shot does. He tells his fellow citizens that “we have the right to be heard on this.” An elderly doctor tells the people of Maui that after decades of poisoning the land, “at some point you have to stop poisoning the soil.” His view is that releasing life-forms into the environment is “an extremely risky experiment”, and that “we are coming to realize that we are that experiment.”

He says that scientists around the Earth – from South America, China, Europe, Russia –  are producing and publishing studies showing the harmful consequences of eating genetically modified foods. In those and other regions, men and women are becoming more and more aware of the negative impacts of GM food products; of genetically living modified organisms.

A local Native Hawaiian organic farmer speaks to the gathering: “Today we cleanse the land so that tomorrow plants will grow, and it will be a new day – a new beginning. They’ve brought us into this corner to awaken us – for us to say ‘enough already.’ We have earned the right to go to battle; they will bring us all of these documents, they will throw money. It ain’t about money. It ain’t about greed. It is about doing what is right.”

The film provides an inspirational example of what people are capable of when they take action to do what is right. The song by the young man has lines which point to the importance of understanding the idea of societal movements advocating for the majority of people and not just the few. He doesn’t mention if he wrote the song, but whether he did or not, it is music that speaks in an anthem-like way to current social justice, economic fairness, and peace initiatives which are growing worldwide.

Congratulations to the people of Maui!

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The doctor in this short film (The Petition Turn-in Ceremony – The Day Everything Changed On Maui) mentions that scientific GMO studies from around the world are being posted on the organization’s website.

That website is: shakamovement.org

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(Thank you to ShakaMovement Maui at YouTube)

Percy Schmeiser: Octogenarian Warrior For Future Generations.

Posted March 9, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

Lead stories on most news programs these days are about the situation in Ukraine. Because Ukraine is correctly described as the “breadbasket of Europe” due to the country’s huge agricultural production, one can’t help but wonder what giant transnational corporations like Monsanto see and plan with regard to Ukraine’s endless food growing fields.

Without any knowledge about Ukraine’s agricultural sector but for the fact that it is huge, an initial perception is that Monsanto, the largest owner of seeds on Earth, would logically see those endless fields as a potentially lucrative market which can be gained. Now, to what extent, if any, Monsanto has placed Ukraine into its strategic market development plans is a matter of speculation. Given the history of Monsanto’s legal tactics designed to place their corporation in the driver’s seat against farmers who strongly oppose genetically modified organisms (GMO), combined with the power obtained in the United States government, would lead one to perceive correctly that Ukraine is on Monsanto’s radar.

Percy Schmeiser, the 82-year old Canadian farmer who has waged a decades long war against Monsanto and is a genuine hero, mentions in the video that Poland’s president recently vetoed a bill sent to his desk that would have approved GMO crops in that nation. Could it be more than coincidence that Poland borders Ukraine, and that the Polish president ended any opportunity for Monsanto to gain markets and profits in Poland? The vast farmlands in Ukraine represent a large, large market for companies like Monsanto to sell seeds, chemicals like Roundup (the largest selling herbicide on Earth), as well as obtaining legal compliance from farmers/growers through virtually one-sided contractual legalese those growers agree to/sign off on when purchasing Monsanto GMO seeds.

Mr. Schmeiser has become an icon for his family’s fierce legal battles with Monsanto, his sharing of agricultural knowledge, and his negative experiences with Monsanto around the world – gained through decades of farming in Canada.

When GMOs were simultaneously approved in 1996 by the Canadian and American governments, the biotech corporations touted GMOs as “savior” plants which would lead to higher yields (farmers will make more money), less need for chemical inputs (saving farmers money), and reductions in world hunger and starvation. After more than 17 years, every claim made about the superior “nature” of GMOs – that GMOs were “essentially equivalent” to historical crops with regard to nutrition, claims about GMOs being safe for human and animal consumption, claims that GMOs would not contaminate organic farms (essentially that GMO would not be carried by the wind, birds, insects, or transport), etc. – have all failed miserably.

GMOs have been a complete failure. Unless you own stocks in a corporation like Monsanto.

The Schmeiser family’s experiences with Monsanto are highly disturbing, and Mr. Schmeiser’s sharing of actual events drive to the core of the worldwide negative consequences of GMOs. His personal experiences, combined with his extensive knowledge of farming and the dangers of GMOs, are in effect “ground-zero” on the controversial issue of patenting life forms. He believes and states that Monsanto and other biotech companies have less concern for humanity’s health and well-being than the drive for total control of the world’s food supply. Monsanto has spent $billions to buy up traditional (and organic) seed companies, and then taking those seeds off the market leaving GMO seeds as the only option for farmers.

The families of the Ukraine who are in agriculture would be wise to fully learn from and understand experiences of the Schmeiser family from Canada. Theirs is only one of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of real-life badly ending farm family stories due to legal battles with Monsanto. Mr. Schmeiser tells the audience here that hundreds of farm families in Canada alone have suffered total financial ruin from legal battles with Monsanto.

Percy Schmeiser is now 82 years old; his wife is 81 years old. Mr. Schmeiser points out that he and his wife don’t know how much time they have left on Earth. Speaking with the spirit of all genuine heroes who have lived on this Earth, Mr. Schmeiser conveys that “We’re going to go down fighting!” He shares an experience in South Africa, where after speaking to an audience there about GMOs and Monsanto, he met face-to-face with a Monsanto representative outside the hall who shook his fist in the faces of Percy and his wife, “Nobody stands up to Monsanto! We’re going to get both of you, somehow, someday – and we’re going to destroy you both!”

In the video he states, “I don’t want to sound doom-and-gloom, but seeds that have evolved and been around for thousands of years are going, and going fast.”

Mr. Schmeiser points out that in Europe, because national governments have passed laws requiring the labeling of GMOs, transnational companies like Monsanto have backed off somewhat on efforts to push their seeds and chemicals/inputs like Roundup. He points out that if Monsanto and other biotech corporations are so “proud” of their GMOs, there should be no resistance to labeling them, instead of spending $millions for advertisements to convince citizens to reject state labeling/ballot initiatives.

God bless Percy Schmeiser and all men and women who in essence simply want good healthy food for their children and grandchildren – for everyone’s children and grandchildren. Some view GMO labeling laws, and publication of independent peer-reviewed scientific GMO studies, as necessary first steps on the road to banishment of science which has not only been an abject failure, but has resulted in very substantial, real harm to the environment and the health of human beings, animals, insects, and all living things.

Others hold the view that labeling GMOs is certainly pushed for benevolent purposes, but that labeling fails to remedy the essential problem(s) associated with GMOs let loose in the environment. This analysis shows people that labeling allows for a continuation of GMO planting and cross-pollination, gene drift through the winds, the waters, and other ways in which seeds and their physical makeup/constituents have migrated since the beginning of time itself.

Those who push for labeling GMOs have earned respect and honor for caring about the health and well-being of their fellow human beings and the creation. Labeling could be seen as reaching for the moon. Banishment of GMOs from the face of this Earth is the result of reaching for the sun. The question “would you be in favor of GMO labeling or GMO banishment?” offers the most intense insight into what is truly at stake.

Everyone old enough remembers the TV commercial that says, “you don’t mess with Mother Nature”. When GMOs became approved by Canada and America in 1996 without any environmental/health impact studies from independent scientists, the largest-scale assault on life commenced – the greatest assault the world has ever seen – and a literally monstrous technology got turned loose on the planet.

The GMO monster continues to replicate and combine. The destruction has to stop. For the sake of future generations. Please do not underestimate Percy Schmeiser’s absolutely urgent message.

Nobody has the right to patent – to own – life itself.

Ban genetically modified organisms from the face of the Earth.

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(Percy Schmeiser speaking at “The World vs. Monsanto”, organized by the Green Party of Canada, in Saskatoon, Canada – May 22, 2013)