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)

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Canadian Scientist Links GMO, Roundup, Depression.

Posted on May 29, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

keyboard7After university studies in North Carolina, Thierry Vrain began his scientific career as a soil biologist before entering the field of genetic engineering in the late 1980’s and early 90’s. This was the “heyday” of genetic engineering, and not only was Thierry Vrain a believer in the new technology, but a very committed enthusiast. He spent many years in Canada’s government agriculture department before retiring around twelve years ago.

A few years post-retirement he began to become concerned about GMO technology and Roundup/glyphosate herbicides, after becoming aware of uncertainties revealed in scientific studies that have been published since those “heydays.” In the interview with “Food Integrity Now” he does an outstanding job of explaining for those without scientific training the process of creating GMOs, in what he assures listeners is “more simple than most people realize.” The woman host does a fine job by asking short, straightforward questions then allowing Dr. Vrain to fully answer. All through the interview she never interrupts her guest, in the best of interviewing styles.

Genetic modification technology is changing a living organism through forcing bacterial genes into animal and plant chromosomes, basically taking new proteins (enzymes) and introducing them in cells, producing a new function – like herbicide resistance. If you want to modify, you look for bacteria that are resistant to Roundup through experimentation then, after finding a suitable one, insert that Roundup resistant bacteria into corn, soy etc., and you have a patentable product that won’t be killed/harmed by Roundup spraying.

The Roundup-resistant bacteria are shot into plant cells as the gene from that resistant bacteria enters the nucleus of the plant’s cells, similar to stem-cell technology, whereupon the “new” plant now has the foreign bacteria gene in every cell. If you want the “new” plant to become antibiotic-resistant, the same process of finding antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the lab is copied, as well as the same insertion process as that used to introduce Roundup-resistant genes.

Then you have created a plant that is both Roundup-resistant and antibiotic-resistant, which can then be patented. When bacteria that match the criteria you are looking for become identified during lab testing, then inserted into the target plant for modification, Dr. Vrain and genetic scientists call this a “successful event.”

The initial dream for genetic engineering of plants/crops was elimination of farmers’ need for pesticides. “BT” crops represent 10-15% of current GMOs over 500,000,000 acres on Earth, which are genetically engineered with bacteria, producing proteins in every plant cell that kill insects when they try to feed on the plant. Unfortunately, just as those in the medical profession have seen with antibiotic-resistant disease bacteria, insects have become resistant to the killing effects of BT crops, so after a few seasons pesticides became necessary to apply.

The other 85% of those 500 million acres of GMOs are Roundup-ready, by far Monsanto’s biggest “success” story, as Roundup is the world’s largest-selling pesticide/herbicide. So much Roundup gets applied to farmers’ crops/fields that glyphosate (Roundup’s active ingredient) residues are now found everywhere in the environment – polluting water, food, rain, soil, animals, and humans. In America’s supermarkets, 80% of the food products contain significant residues of glyphosate.

Thierry Vrain explains that there are certain “myths” which have grown up around the industry-touted benefits of GMOs. Industry sales claims about “increased yields” are what Vrain considers “having no bearing on genetic modification, a play on words, and not real.” Marketing slogans such as “feeding the world” he finds “pie-in-the-sky.”

Regarding anti-GMO activists’ worries and concerns, Dr. Vrain then mentions what he calls “genetic pollution”, where the two kinds of genes in every cell of GMO plants – antibiotic-resistant and/or herbicide/Roundup-resistant – are moving unabated in the natural environment. These genes/DNA are now everywhere in nature, raising more and more concern from both environmentalists and those in the medical profession.

Environmentalists’ concerns are clear and obvious, including spread of possibly toxic, dysfunctional proteins with unknown, because unstudied, negative health consequences. The medical establishment has concerns because intestinal bacteria of humans are perfectly capable of picking up technological byproducts of genetic engineering.

Thierry Vrain believes glyphosate is more dangerous and harmful than GMOs

While genetic engineering technologies have evolved with regard to understanding initially unidentified negative consequences from approval to production in the environment, Dr. Vrain feels that, although there have emerged uncertainties about GMOs, glyphosate – the molecule which makes Roundup “effective” – has a far greater potential of harming living things, and that includes men, women, and children.

Glyphosate is a very small molecule chemical which was first patented as an effective descaling agent. It became discovered that glyphosate also kills bacteria, then Monsanto patented it as a herbicide in 1969. When genetically modified organisms became approved for production, sale, and release into the environment on farmland in 1996, Roundup with glyphosate quickly became the largest volume selling pesticide in the world.

Glyphosate remove metal ions from plant proteins which are necessary for the protein – the plants – to survive. When Roundup gets sprayed/applied it kills every plant but the Roundup-resistant ones which are genetic engineered, not only killing plants but also all enzymes of every living cell. This has led Thierry Vrain to believe that glyphosate is more dangerous – perhaps much more dangerous – to life than GMO crops themselves.

Glyphosate in doses as low as 1 or 2 parts per million (PPM) kill exactly like an antibiotic, according to Vrain killing only the good bacteria in human digestive tracts, while having no effect on the bad ones in the gut which cause disease. This may explain the rising concerns in the medical professions over antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria recently. Medical research in the past 10 to 20 years is telling us that the bacteria in our intestines are not just there for a ride and being fed, are not parasitic at all, and are actually absolutely needed for good health.

The bacteria in our gut are now known as so important that a new name has been given for this newly discovered organ in our bodies – the “Microbion”. Each person has one hundred trillion bacteria in their Microbion, ten times the number of human cells in the body. These bacteria are responsible for many, many aspects of our functioning – of our health. They are responsible for our immune systems. If the Microbion gets damaged, through eating glyphosate for example, the person is going to get very sick because of a compromised immune system.

The Microbion is also responsible for our mental health

Bacteria in our guts are responsible for synthesizing and creating almost all the serotonin in our systems – our brains. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain – one of the important ones. A damaged Microbion equals a damaged mental state, and low levels of serotonin lead to depression. Can you say anti-depressant? If serotonin levels become lower still, persons will suffer from mental illness like schizophrenia etc.

“This is very real” said Thierry Vrain in this interview.

“The Microbion is primary; it’s just as important as your brain, heart, or liver. It is extremely important. Basically, to make it very simple, the toxicity of engineered crops is not necessarily from the engineered crops themselves, but is from the pesticide that is applied on all engineered crops. This is where the conversation should be. Food in stores is contaminated with residues of a pesticide that is incredibly toxic to the Microbion. This is reality.”

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(Thank you to Food Integrity Now at YouTube)

Hawaii Island GMO Ban Heard Around The World.

Satellite view of Hawaii archipellago (USA). F...
Satellite view of Hawaii archipellago (USA). Français : Vue satellite de l’archipel d’Hawaï (États-Unis). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted December 19, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

On December 6 Hawaii Island Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113, banning GMO crops from the island. News of the legislative action by the Hawaiian people quickly led to positive reactions from an increasing number of men and women around the world who have awakened to the problems and dangers of GMO foods.

Passage of Bill 113, originally drafted by Hawaii councilwoman and attorney Margaret Wille, is an example of true democracy in action – in a process that began in May 2013 culminating in the GMO ban. The citizens of Hawaii Island have given people around the world encouragement in their efforts to maintain a healthy and nutritious food supply on the Earth, and will no doubt lead to similar legislation becoming written, debated, and passed in cities, counties, states, and nations around the world.

One of the strongest reasons for passage of Bill 113 on Hawaii Island, with its 12-month growing season, was the preservation of organic farms’ pristine certifications. If an organically certified farm becomes contaminated through cross-pollination of GMO from a neighboring farm, there is a very good chance the organic farmer will lose his certification as “organic”, jeopardizing sales to consumers and nations who want organic food only.

With the increasing worldwide trend by countries and food consumers toward labeling or outright banishment of GMO foods/crops, along with a higher demand for organic, Hawaii Island firmly decided to protect what will become an increasing share of the world’s agricultural sales – non-GMO, organic food. So, Bill 113 protects both the health and well-being of Hawaiian citizens in insuring good food, while looking out for the economic future paradigm shift toward organic.

There are strong indications pointing to a severe downturn in sales of GMO foods/crops around the world moving forward. Biotech industry suppression of the truth regarding the negative health effects humans and animals experience from eating GMO foods has become ineffective, as recent long-term studies have shown rats fed GMOs suffering from a variety of very serious health problems – including cancer.

All nations and regions around the world would exhibit wisdom by requiring GMO labeling, long-term studies by independent scientists, and moratoriums or outright banning. This is a wisdom that first, and most importantly, looks out for the health and well-being of citizens, animals, and all life forms, and second, looks at the devastating negative economic consequences of decreased future sales in the world’s agricultural marketplace.

One can look at the passage of Bill 113 in Hawaii as the proverbial “canary in the coal mine” for those who have been pro-GMO. Perhaps the most direct way to say this is as follows.

You may want to seriously consider selling any stocks you own that read Monsanto.

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The following video is of a short speech by Bill 113’s author, councilwoman and attorney Margaret Wille from May 25, 2013. Thank you Ms. Wille and all the men and women from Hawaii who showed the rest of the world what true democracy looks like.

Saturday October 12: Worldwide “March Against Monsanto”

English: Monsanto pesticide to be sprayed on f...
English: Monsanto pesticide to be sprayed on food crops. Français : Remplissage d’un épandeur (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted from www.march-against-monsanto.com

Press Release: October 12, 2013 Worldwide “March Against Monsanto”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: March Against Monsanto https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto

October 12, 2013 ‘March Against Monsanto’ planned for over 50 countries
SEATTLE, WA. (October 12, 2013) – On Oct. 12, millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries,with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states.  A comprehensive list of marches can be accessed at http://www.march-against-monsanto.com.
Tami Monroe Canal, founder of March Against Monsanto (MAM), was inspired to start the movement to protect her two daughters. “Monsanto’s predatory business and corporate agricultural practices threatens their generation’s health, fertility and longevity. MAM supports a sustainable food production system. We must act now to stop GMOs and harmful pesticides.”
GMOs are not adequately monitored to ensure public safety. Long term, independent, peer reviewed studies were not conducted before GMOs were introduced for human or animal consumption. In the USA, the revolving door between Monsanto employees, government positions, and regulatory authorities has led to key Monsanto figures occupying positions of power at the FDA and EPA. Monsanto has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to obstruct all labeling attempts; they also suppress any research containing results not in their favor. The scientifically established health risks include, but are not limited to: organ damage, sterility, infant mortality, birth defects, auto-immune conditions, allergies and increased cancer risks. GMOs have been partially banned by Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Madeira, New Zealand, Peru, South America, Russia, France, Switzerland and Costa Rico, and are currently labelled in 62 countries. Despite this, factory farm animals throughout the world are still fed GMOs.
Roberta Gogos, organizer for Athens, Greece, addressed the importance of the marches in austerity-impacted Europe. “Monsanto is working very hard to overturn EU regulation on obligatory labeling where enforcement is already lax. Greece is in a precarious position right now, and Greece’s farmers are positioned to follow the same perilous fate as farmers in countries such as Colombia and Mexico.”
Josh Castro, organizer for Quito, Ecuador’s march observes, “Ecuador is such a beautiful place, with the richest biodiversity in the world. We will not allow this Garden of Eden to be compromised by the destructive practices of multinational corporations like Monsanto. Biotechnology is not the solution to world hunger. Agroecology is. Monsanto’s harmful practices are causing soil infertility, mono-cropping, loss of biodiversity, habitat destruction, and contributing to beehive collapse. GMO crops cross pollenate with traditional crops, risking peasant farmers’ livelihood.”
In India, more than 250,000 farmers have committed suicide after Monsanto’s Bt cotton seeds did not perform as promised.  Farmers, left in desperate poverty, are opting to free their families of debt by drinking Monsanto pesticide, thereby ending their lives. Many farmers in other countries are also stripped of their livelihood as a result of false promises, seed patenting and meticulous legal action on the part of Monsanto and other big-ag interests. In many parts of Africa, farmers and their communities are left to choose between starving or eating GMOs.
An “Open Letter from World Scientists to All Governments Concerning Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs),” http://www.i-sis.org.uk/list.php, signed by 828 scientists from 84 countries, detailed concern regarding GMOs coupled with a call for immediate 5 year suspension of GMO crops in order to conduct “a comprehensive public enquiry of agriculture and food security for all.”
Supporting links:
Total Disinformation Awareness: Monsanto Suppresses Research On GMO Crops
Anniversary of a Whistleblowing Hero
GMO Scandal: The Long Term Effects of Genetically Modified Food on Humans
Data Pool of MAM:
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