Thursday, December 12, 2013

Public Testimony from Family, Nurses, Doctors- Birth Defects on Kaua'i

Hemo Wai Bros. " 'Aina Warriors" from Molokai...

"We are not feeding the world here..."
Hawaiians Testify About Birth Defects From Spraying of GMO Crops
This will get to you if nothing else will.
How anyone could not vote to pass, strip the bill, or veto Bill 2491 is beyond reason...especially because these people sat through this testimony...
Monsanto and Minion Review!
1899: Skretting is founded in Norway as an agricultural merchant.
1928: Hendrix Voeders is founded as an agricultural products wholesaler, which enters the animal feed business in the 1930s.
1931: Adolph Trouw founds a company producing vitamin and mineral mixes for animal feeds, and later begins its own production of animal feeds.
1963: Skretting begins producing extruded fish feeds, which becomes its sole focus. 
1968: Moore-Clark is founded in Canada.
1975: British Petroleum establishes BP Nutrition and acquires Trouw. 
1979: BP Nutrition acquires Hendrix.
1980: Trouw acquires Skretting.
1981: Trouw Chile is founded.
1986: BP Nutrition acquires Purina Mills and Moore-Clark.
1994: Nutreco is formed from the management-led buyout of BP Nutrition.
1997: Nutreco lists on the Amsterdam stock exchange.
2000: Nutreco acquires most of Hydro Seafood from Norsk Hydro.
2003: All fish feed operations are regrouped under the Skretting name.
 BP's chemical interests also expanded during this period, especially after 1978, when it acquired major European assets from Union Carbide and Monsanto.

A patent that starts the fatty production in a farmed fish. I wonder if that is a clue that GMO foods can do that to us...change our lipids (fats) ...
Here is the patent for the Aguafeed.

Did you know that Minerals Management Services (MMS), the same government agency that over sees off-shore drilling, is also in charge of Fish Farms? 

Are the growing this Aguafeed on Kaua'i, Molokai, Maui or Oahu?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Worm Castings Outlawed? Chemical fertilizers ONLY! FDA "Food Safety Modernization" Comments End Nov. 22nd

"In addition, FDA’s proposed rule treats all of the following soil amendments as if they were raw manure:
*Compost made without specific heating periods (farmers often refer to this as “static composting,” but the FDA has defined that term differently);
*Vermicompost or worm castings;
*Compost teas with any additives, even simple molasses or kelp meal;
*Any compost that does not meet the precise methods and testing requirements specified in the rule.
The practical effect of the proposed rule is to allow synthetic chemicals to be easily used, while making the use of many natural soil amendments difficult or even impossible for many farmers."
Action Alert
FDA Food Safety Comment Deadline is now Nov. 22 !
(Extended from Nov. 15)
Your Electronic Voice Can Help Save the Family Farms Producing Our Nation’s Best Food. It’s the 11th hour.  Please comment directly on the FDA’s food safety web page to help save our nation’s organic/local produce farmers from potential ruin!  The FDA’s proposed food safety rules threaten to ensnare many of the country’s safest farmers in a tangle of expensive, misdirected regulations that may force many of our best farmers out of business.
  • For the Preventive Controls Rule:  FDA-2011-N-0920 and RIN 0910-AG36
  • For the Produce Rule:  FDA-2011-N-0921 and RIN 0910-AG35
If you want to comment on both rules, you can mail them together but must label your comments with BOTH of those docket numbers.

Just a little PEEP from us might at least get some complaints into the record...
We will use it as evidence that they all know full well the actions taken by FDA/Monsanto is a conspiracy to make money in any and every way they can...Off of our health and our families' bodies...

Monday, November 18, 2013

We Can Inspire Other People; Together...

It has been crazy....trying to open other's eyes; after being been misinformed and uninformed on the reality of chemical corporations poisoning us and the Earth.
No longer Teflon, Monsanto and Minions will be stopped in their tracks...

"Today Kaua'i tomorrow the world! Template is set and now we cut and paste it! FREEDOM from tyranny !! How awesome!"

Victory for Kauai GMO opponents!!!

Mayor Bernard Carvalho vetoed  Bill2491 passed 10 days earlier... on October 31st 2013, and on Saturday, November 16th 2013, the veto was over ridden by the county council...The state has also stepped in by announcing all pesticide use must be reported too...

We should be alarmed...Pediatricians are!

Gary Hooser::
"Today is a day to celebrate and to reflect on our success. It has been a long and bumpy road and there are so many people to thank and to acknowledge. The passage of Bill 2491 is a major accomplishment of our community, a testament to grass roots democracy and perseverance against all obstacles. The chemical companies threw everything they had at us. We persevered speaking truth to power and won. 
To be clear this is not over and even yesterday the attorney for Syngenta has again threatened to sue us, saying a law suit is a certainty. The arrogance of this company has no limit. This is the very same company whose chemical spraying is suspected of sending the children of Waimea Middle School to the hospital and whose primary product Atrazine is banned in their own country or origin. Instead of acknowledging and respecting the people and the decision of the elected body of Kauai County, they insist on trying to force their agenda, hide their use of toxic chemicals and continue spraying their pesticides near Kauai schools, hospitals and homes. Clearly they continue to underestimate the resolve of our commitment. Imua."

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rainbow Warriors' Island of Kaua'i Capture Pirates Raping and Pillaging

Aloha, and common sense ruled the early morning of October 16th 2013 at 3:35:00 AM.  A long battle through the night with no blood drawn; and last words spoken by the Kaua'i County Council Chair Jay Furfaro in regards to Bill 2491. Passed with surprise in the crowds of people inside and outside, as it happened quickly, after a toe-to-toe over deferment (again).

Stripping the bill: buffers to 100' from the original 500'
and a change to any kind GMO- no need tell what kind..but they need to tell if the field is GMO.
It is possible that the word pesticide in the bill defined as any, even an organic pesticide over a certain limit of usage might be applied to BT, or Agent Orange resistant plant types, and reported.

The Mayor has 9 months to implement. Mayor Carvalho wasn't liking any of it...But pleasantly agreed to his duty of office, and plans on running for re-election...

The bill originally had an Environmental and Public Health Information Survey (EPHIS) attached with a Moratorium to shut the poisoners down until done and acted upon. This was not the case as this was switched to EPHIS with no Moratorium.

The biggest, and best part will be the disclosures of types of pesticides. They are using experimental poisons...and well known ones that we know cause birth defects like Agent Orange...

Babies were statistically proven last night before all;
that Kaua'i has 10xs the birth defect rate for heart deformities on their small island...
The disclosures will help pinpoint the facts for the EPHIS. Because the reports have something about the year before, we may be able to clarify this to get the information from last year, and this will speed the URGENT study...

The worst part is the OCEAN BARRIERS (buffer) to keep the pirates off our shoreline were not included....
The ocean is being severely affected...The EPHIS will answer to this tragedy that continues, as does the daily poisoning of all who call Kaua'i home, or visit...

So, with a ball and chain around their thick necks, the captured Pirates  are expected to start talking...and soon... we will have our treasure back...Our health, and the A'ina...Spirit of the Land.

Maui Aloha nui Kaua'i
Malama Pono | Stewards of the Land
Ali'inuenue | Rainbow Warriors
Aloha o'ka A'ina | Love of the Spirit of the Land

Hula - Maui, Hawaii - Miri
Miri shares her passion for Hula with a beautiful dance on the West side of Maui. KA NOHONA PILI KAI by Kealii Reichel Pä hanu mai ka pua ehu o ke kai E holu...

Beautiful Maui... song and dancer... ♫♪
a beautiful dance on the West side of Maui.

by Kealii Reichel
last verse
Puana `ia no ke ehu o ke kai
Ia hanu `a`ala o ke aumoe
Moe a`e ke ala e `alo ai
E ho`olale mau nei
 The spray of the sea recounts the story
That perfumed murmur of the deep of night
The pathway lies before us that we tread
Beckoning us ever forward

Gary Hooser, one of the council members who introduced the bill, called it “a piece of precedent-setting county legislation, certainly in our state.” He said he did not think the companies would sue, though they might try to override the county through state legislation.

“For some of the largest chemical companies in the world to sue a tropical paradise for the right to spray pesticides next to schools will not play well in the court of public opinion,” he said.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

MONSANTO Pesticide is Killing Us

Now we will know exactly...How Monsanto is destroying EVERYTHING and US...

The last video is about in animals...and food...
He says our food is not safe for human consumption...
Like we are slowly poisoning our entire population. Watch theses videos...Learn the truth!
Zen Honeycutt 2 months ago::
"FYI the video is cut off on the end because the battery died. We have 4-5 hours more of tape that is being edited and will be out soon in small clips. This was just a start. Sorry I did not edit the end to end less abruptly."

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Plants Genetically Change Themselves in Stress...Hate to be a "Fear Monger" but...

Under normal growing conditions susceptible plants do not contain dangerous levels of cynaide compounds.?

Cyanide[edit source]

Hydrogen cyanide (Prussic acid) is a poisonous chemical compound with chemical formula HCN, is a cyanide-containing compound. It is produced by certain plants under conditions of plant stress such as drought or frost. Cattle ingest the plant, and during digestion the cyanide compound is released. Risks are highest when grazing frosted sorghums and Sudangrasses that are still green.
Hay from these grasses stored for two months or more losses all its cyanide content.

Other plants that can produce Prussic acid under certain conditions are the Sorghum family, including both forage sorghum and grain sorghum (highest levels) , Sudangrass, Johnsongrass and Bermudagrass. Included as well are The Prunus family; wild black cherry, choke cherry, and pin cherry. Green flax can also produce this compound. Some non-hybridized strains can produce cyanide compounds .
Factors which increase cyanide concentration:
  • Young, rapidly growing plants
  • Mature plants that are stressed due to such conditions as drought, frost, wilting and trampling, herbicide damage, heavy nitrogen fertilization, and disease conditions.
Under normal growing conditions susceptible plants do not contain dangerous levels of cynaide compounds. Nitrate toxicity is another similar problem which can occur under certain conditions and can affect any plant.
Canola oil contains large amounts of "isothiocyanates" - cyanide-containing compounds. Cyanide inhibits mitochondrial production of adenosine triphosphate(ATP), which is the energy molecule that fuels the mitochondria. ATP energy powers the body and keeps us healthy and young !

Why in the world would we allow any kind of genetic modification?
Is Life and this Earth to be gambled:
 by teaching plants to grow pesticides in their beings..? 
Kinda like we are too?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

State and Federal Government Own Monsanto, and All Other Evil Corporations... Protecting Investment at Our Expense IN MORE WAYS THEN ONE...

Why can't we make these evil corporations go away, and why do our laws allow their behaviors of destroying our lives; and the world's environment? Because all these corporations are actually owned by our governments. Start at 1:36:00  See the bookkeeping, and how this works. Government retirement funds are supporting, rule the politics and operations of these corporations. Protecting these systems, not us, the United States, or our Earth. 
It really is all about money...

Comptrollers of public retirement funds are controlling the corporations by changing the laws, like Glass-Steagall. These HUGE trillions and trillions of dollars in these funds of investments are required by law to invest, and protect those investments....BY PROXY VOTES at corporate meetings, where they vote on the operations the corporations....If you are in this system you give them that ability...In the bookkeeping of their Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) we will find the truth; on who is really running the corporation.
@1:45:33 We see Monsanto in the books... And, these books are from only one public retirement fund. There are groups, cities, municipalities, counties, in New York. There are 50 other states and the Federal Government to account for too...Also private funds, like mutuals are involved in this .
This one pointed out here, in New York State, has 2,280,249 shares in Monsanto, worth $189,488,692...
Should a government have interest in a corporation that it gives patents to, or controls the courts that decides the future of a corporation; whose goal is to take over the food supplies of the world?

Just look...What is being supported by citizens of the USA, who have no idea. This shows how the government owns the media too... we get our information from the main stream news. Explains alot!
Who could possibly allow this to happen? Conflict of interest is hidden...Here is the whole scam.

From the author Clint Richardson... "This 4 hour presentation is part 2 of the Corporation Nation series. While a shorter, condensed version will be released soon, The Great Pension Fund Hoax is presented as documentary evidence of corruption and greed within our government and as a reference work.

Just look...What is being supported by citizens of the USA, who have no idea. This shows how the government owns the media too... we get our information from the main stream news. Explains alot!
Who could possibly allow this to happen? Conflict of interest is hidden...Here is the whole scam.

WOW, that was fast already removed from you tube. I found the original. Documentary and the proof of malfeasance by our governments...

Mr. Clint Richardson also says this...
"This is not for entertainment.

Understanding this information about the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) system of accounting in government will answer the question that has eluded you for so long, just as it did me...


Why do corporations get away with murder? Why does government allow this to happen by passing laws and regulations, and deregulating the very framework that these corporations operate within, both nationally and internationally? Why are We, the People suffering at the hands of this oligarchical government, while our taxpayer dollars are being used against us? And why does there seem to be no difference between the private sector and the public one?

Answer: Because government owns it all!!!
Note... I am mad as heck that after hours of self-editing, and two full days to process this final version, I had one misspelling at the worst possible spot. Please don't tear me apart for this, it is of no benefit to anyone. Please learn... and comment for the benefit of the people."

I say this after watching this video 3 times!
THERE WILL BE NO ECONOMIC COLLAPSE....But there may be wars to distract and make profits for those corporations that make war supplies, arms, planes, bombs, Sarin type gases and equipment that projects or protects from the poison gas. It's all about following the money.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

America’s Two-Headed Pig

“We’ve got a real mess,” says Dr. Art Dunham, an Iowa veterinarian who has treated farm animals for several decades. Dunham is a staunch believer that GMO crops are wreaking havoc with the health of animals and humans. His daughter, Leah Dunham, who tagged along with her father on many a farm visit over the years, recently wrote America’s Two-Headed Pig. Drawing on her father’s clinical notes, and the work of scientists like Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus in plant pathology at Purdue University, Leah Dunham outlines some of the ways in which humans are adding to the suffering of farm animals by feeding them a glyphosate-tainted, GMO diet.

Leah Dunham would like to see the CAFO model drastically overhauled or abandoned. Her father believes it’s more realistic to tackle the issue of GMO feed without attacking CAFOs. But father and daughter agree that the problems associated with today’s industrial agriculture model extend beyond the health and well-being of animals. Leah Dunham wrote:

My father has pored over thousands of research papers in attempts to remedy the underlying causes of the illnesses described in this book. His work has embodied a commitment to healthy lands, creatures, and farms, as well as the hard work necessary to sustain them. After years of listening to him talk about his attempts to solve reoccurring health problems, I realized that most people don’t have a clue as to how modern disease complexities affect farm animals. We both hope that this book will help all medical professionals, farmers, and consumers better address the true roots of various medical conditions, including nutrient deficiencies, clostridial infections, diabetes, and Parkinsons disease.

Leah Dunham says consumers are alarmed by news reports that focus on outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. But most are unaware that industrial GMO crops are “damaging our health in other, far more insidious ways – among them, by damaging the health of animals raised for food.”

Here are a few examples, from America’s Two-Headed Pig, of how Art and Leah Dunham believe genetically modified feeds, and particularly glyphosate, inflict suffering on farm animals.

Blindness and Mad Cow Disease caused by Canola Oil

Degradation of Vision
Loss of vision is a known, characteristic side effect of rape oil which antagonizes the central and peripheral nervous systems=20 again like soy oil, again worse. The deterioration takes years, however. Rape (canola) oil causes emphysema respiratory distress, anemia, constipation, irritability and blindness in animals-and humans. Rape oil was widely used in animal feeds in England and Europe between 1986 and 1991 when it was thrown out. You may remember reading about the cows, pigs and sheep that went blind, lost their minds, attacked people and had to be shot.
Canola oil contains large amounts of "isothiocyanates" - cyanide-containing compounds. Cyanide inhibits mitochondrial production of adenosine triphosphate(ATP), which is the energy molecule that fuels the mitochondria. ATP energy powers the body and keeps us healthy and young !
Canola oil is an edible vegetable oil that can be used to control insects on a wide variety of crops.

Officially, canola oil is known as "LEAR" oil - Low Erucic Acid, Rape. Industry experts love to tell how canola was developed in Canada and that it is safe to use. They admit it was developed from the rape seed, but that through genetic engineering, i.e. irradiation, it is no longer rape seed, but "canola" instead. ["Canadian oil", get it?]

They love to talk about canola"s qualities - its unsaturated structure(Omega 3, 6, 12), its wonderful digestibility and its fatty acid makeup. They turn us against naturally saturated oils and fats, while they come to the rescue with canola oil. They even tell us how Asia has warmly embraced canola due to its distinctive flavor. Isn't it wonderful how internationalists brokers "help" third-world peoples? Reminds me of the introduction of the microwave oven.
Genetically Modified Canola 'Escapes' Farm Fields
An earthly expression from the Old West sums up the flimflam accompanying rape oil"s rebirth and promotion worldwide: "horseshit and gun smoke!" Its new name provided the perfect cover for commercial interests wanting to make billions in the United States. The euphemism is still very much in use, but is no longer needed. Look at the ingredients list on peanut butter labels. The peanut oil has been removed and replaced with rape oil.

There is so much information here!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

2/3 of the veterans from Mideast wars are dead...Blood Study...Nutrition and Sterility

"If proper nutrition and exercise are absent when facial structures are developing, dentition always suffers. The kitten kept on a deficient diet for 10 months has an inadequate jaw with crowded, irregular and poorly aligned teeth." ~ Francis Pottenger, MD
Lessons From Pottenger's Cats
Francis Pottenger, MD, wanted to produce high potency adrenal extracts. That meant growing the healthiest cats possible. By accident, he found the cats on raw meat diet had much more potent adrenals than those on cooked meats prepared for human consumption. So he studied 2 groups of 900 cats over 10 years, and his findings have useful implications for humans.

Both groups were given vitamins, cod liver oil, and given access to outdoors. The control group was fed a optimal (native) diet of raw meat and raw milk.

*The experimental group was fed a diet of cooked meat and pasteurized milk. They are called Deficient Cats because of the resulting health deficiencies. "Adults cats placed on cooked meat or pasteurized milk diet begin to show unhealthy condition in their mouths within 3-6 months." (p. 22)
*Poor dental-facial development is "one of the earliest defects noticed in the cats on cooked food." (p. 41)
*Bad teeth alignment and poor occlusion (p. 41)
*Poor bone mineralization: calcium content of bone ranges from 12-17% in the first deficient generation to 1.5-3 % in the third generation
*Milk produced by a deficient mother lacks the nutrients necessary for her kittens' normal growth and development.
*"On the other hand, if such deficient kittens are given adequate feedings during the nursing period, much can be done to improve their general condition." (p.42)
Raw Meat GroupCooked Meat Group
Prominent Cheek BonesLonger and narrower face in Gen2 & 3
Broad Dental ArchesRetruded mid-face, underbite, overbite
Teeth regular in size and alignmentCrowded & Twisted Teeth, Malocclusion
Gregarious, Friendly, PlayfulIrritable, nervous, dangerous
Distinct Male & Female TraitsAggressive females & docile males
Normal sexual interest and patternSexual disinterest or perversion
Strong resistance to parasitesFrequent allergies and skin lesions
Efficient child birth with no delivery complications25-75% higher aborted pregnancy + difficulty with delivery causing many maternal deaths so there was no 4th generation
Mother cat stays healthy after deliveryMaternal health declines toward death
Newborn average weight = 119 gramsNewborn average weight = 100 grams
Head size stays the same from one gen to the nextSmaller skulls in G2 and G3 kittens
Well-developed normal cat can be maintained in health if given thyroid and adrenalsDoes not become a normal cat even if given intense therapy
(Source: Pottenger's Cats, by Francis Marion Pottenter, Jr., MD, Price-Pottenger Foundation, 1983)
*Well-developed normal cat can be maintained in health if given thyroid and adrenals.
*Does not become a normal cat even if given intense therapy...
(Source: Pottenger's Cats, by Francis Marion Pottenter, Jr., MD, Price-Pottenger Foundation, 1983)

Dr. Pottenger's study on raw milk compared to pasteurized milk showed the same result as raw meat versus cooked meat. "The cats fed pasteurized milk as the principal item of their diet show skeletal changes, lessened reproductive efficiency, and their kittens present progressive constitutional and respiratory problems as is evidenced in the first second and third generation deficient cats eating cooked meat. (p.15)

For Dr. Felix, the lessons provided by Pottenger's Cats are:

Some nutrients called "freshness factor" in some foods are heat sensitive.

Nutritional injuries, including dental-facial deformities, hormonal imbalances, allergies, and behavioral changes, can come from loss of the "freshness factor"

Nutritional injuries first shows up in the mouth and dental-facial misalignment

Nutritional injuries can be passed down to the next generations to cause increased dental and systemic complications

Nutritional injuries and their dental-systemic complications are compounded down the second and third generations, and reversal takes much longer and often is not complete
Do you have ancestors who had a life time of refined processed foods?
Is your child on the receiving end of nutritional injuries passed down from up your family tree?

"The first step in giving a person the right nutrition is to make him able to eat the right foods in sufficient quantify. This depends on the adequacy of his facial development, the strength of his muscles, and the shape of his masticating (chewing) bones.

Mothers: do not feel guilty that your child does not have perfectly straight teeth. There are many factors, including some that are beyond your control. So relax and take in what can be done after understanding how teeth and mouth fit into the Whole Health puzzle.
Reference ::
Pottenger, Francis M. Pottenger's Cats: A Study in Nutrition by Francis M. Pottenger, MD. 1995
Dr. Felix discusses Pottenger's findings and how they pertain to children's health during his webinar on September 19, 2013. Click here for more details and to sign up for this webinar on his events page.

And, this below explains why I have to take a rat poison to kill the microbes in my stomach that make Vitamin K, which causes clotting in the blood. Pesticides causes necrosis and destroys the membranes of red blood cells causing them to stick together. I have had this happen to me since 1995...
....primary neonate umbilical cord vein cells have been tested with 293 embryonic kidney and JEG3 placental cell lines. All R formulations cause total cell death within 24 h, through an inhibition of the mitochondrial succinate dehydrogenase activity, and necrosis, by release of cytosolic adenylate kinase measuring membrane damage. They also induce apoptosis via activation of enzymatic caspases 3/7 activity. This is confirmed by characteristic DNA fragmentation, nuclear shrinkage (pyknosis), and nuclear fragmentation (karyorrhexis), which is demonstrated by DAPI in apoptotic round cells. G provokes only apoptosis, and HUVEC are 100 times more sensitive overall at this level. The deleterious effects are not proportional to G concentrations but rather depend on the nature of the adjuvants. AMPA and POEA separately and synergistically damage cell membranes like R but at different concentrations. Their mixtures are generally even more harmful with G. In conclusion, the R adjuvants like POEA change human cell permeability and amplify toxicity induced already by G, through apoptosis and necrosis. The real threshold of G toxicity must take into account the presence of adjuvants but also G metabolism and time-amplified effects or bioaccumulation. This should be discussed when analyzing the in vivo toxic actions of R. This work clearly confirms that the adjuvants in Roundup formulations are not inert. Moreover, the proprietary mixtures available on the market could cause cell damage and even death around residual levels to be expected, especially in food and feed derived from R formulation-treated crops."
Glyphosate formulations induce apoptosis an... [Chem Res Toxicol. 2009] - PubMed - NCBI


I listened last night and was freaked and horrified by this very well educated guest in the know. How many are now ill and in pain? Suffering....The second guest exposes that 2/3 of the veterans from 1st mid east war are dead... From being poisoned by our own gov. They died on US soil from painful illnesses or suicide...

Nurse and veterans' advocate Joyce Riley said that veterans' situations continue to worsen year after year. The US has created a scenario in which veterans are repeatedly told there's nothing wrong with them, yet their conditions become overwhelming, and they end up committing suicide, she detailed. 

Taking a look at the troops who served in Desert Storm in 1991, of the over 600,000 soldiers, only 140 of them died in that war. But shockingly, since their return, over the last 10-15 years, probably about 2/3 of them are now dead, succumbing to the effects from various biological and chemical exposures, and experimental drugs and vaccines, Riley asserted. 
She also talked about how veterans could deal with Agent Orange exposure, suggesting that they study this report.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

BOYCOTT ROUNDUP by MONSANTO and Fighting to Save Pollinators like BEES

Do you waggle? Honey Bees perform a very sophisticated dance when they return to their hive called the waggle in which bees communicate the location of their food source. Picture a figure eight move with two loops and a straight run in the middle. The direction of the straight run (in orientation to the sun) determines the direction of the food source from the hive. The rate of looping and buzzing indicate the distance from the hive.
This vital pollinator is in danger. So is our food supply. Why something so small matters so much.
Editor's note: OnEarth's Summer 2006 cover story, reprinted here, was among the first to report the strange disappearance of honeybees and its potential billion-dollar impact on the U.S. food supply.
"Bees crawl all over my body. I sit in the mud of a road embankment, watching the throngs that have landed on my legs. At the peak of one knee, three worker bees stand in urgent conference, sniffing: They stroke one another rapidly with their antennae, which house their organs of smell.
All around them, their sisters tumble. Pairs of bees seize each other around their minuscule midsections and wrestle. Others go about their private business in the midst of the crowd, using their forelegs to groom their furry faces and long tongues.
I watch, calm and safe inside my borrowed beekeeper's gear: ..."
"In 2001, Anderson and two neighboring beekeepers filed a lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and International Paper seeking $2 million in damages. Anderson has found himself enmeshed in the strange world of pesticide law. He's learned to speak fluent pesticide legalese, committed to memory whole sections of FIFRA (the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act), and has become both cynical and stubbornly hopeful about the state of pesticide regulation in the United States. "The law is not broke," he says. "It's the lack of enforcement that's the problem."

Many bee experts assumed varroa mites were a major cause of the severe die-off in the winter of 2005. Yet when researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, traveled to Oakdale, California, where Anderson and a number of his fellow beekeepers spend winter and spring, they could find no correlation between the level of varroa mite infestation and the health of bee colonies. "We couldn't pin the blame for the die-off on any single cause," says Jeff Pettis, a research entomologist at the lab.

Unable to keep their hives healthy near the sprayed poplar groves, many beekeepers have moved away from Eagle Bend, Minnesota, where Anderson and his family have summered for decades. After a particularly disastrous series of die-offs in 2002, Anderson moved his hives to fields far from the sprayed poplars, and he now makes a long commute every time he works his bees in the summer. Since the move, the survival rate of his colonies has improved. Even last spring, when many of his colleagues suffered major losses, his colonies did relatively well. He sees this as confirmation that Sevin contamination is finally fading among his hives.
"I'm standing my ground," Anderson says. "If I pick up and move to another state, they'll just blast me with some other pesticide.""

...Kremen was able to discover which species are most efficient by "interviewing the bees." This involved shrouding watermelon blossoms in bee-proof veils, uncovering them just long enough for a single bee to visit, and measuring the pollen left behind. Some of the natives, including two species of bumblebee and the squash bee, do a far better job of delivering pollen than do honeybees. Kremen also noted that over the two years of her study, the numbers of native bees shifted. In one year, a few types of high-efficiency bees accounted for most of the pollination. The next, many species contributed. That finding argues for the need to maintain a diversity of bees, leaving enough flexibility for crops and their pollinators to survive shifting conditions....

And TODAY... Jeff Anderson still fights for the Bees.

Can a Lawsuit Save America’s Bees?

Beekeepers are battling the EPA over pesticides they say are killing their hives— and they're taking the fight to the courts. By Victoria Schlesinger on May 7, 2013
On a warm April afternoon in Oakdale — a small farming town in the San Joaquin Valley of California — beekeepers Steve Ellis (pictured above, with his hives) and Jeff Anderson sit at a dining-room table built for 10 in Anderson’s rural home. Ellis and his bees are visiting from his home base in Minnesota so that the bees can pollinate California almond crops during the Spring, but business is not the only reason for his visit.

On the kitchen wall hangs a plaque in the shape of a bumblebee that reads “The Bee Attitudes.” The two men explain their take on beekeepers’ standard view of environmentalists.

Mother's Placenta, Trade Treaties TAFTA and TPP, Monsanto and Minions as Usual

“According to traditional thinking, the placenta acts as a barrier between a mother and a child in the womb, preventing an exchange of cells between them. But recent research has revealed that the placenta is more porous than previously believed, says Kirby Johnson, a biologist at Tufts University. ‘Now we know a mother and her baby have to be linked. Cell-based communication is essential for a healthy pregnancy.’

“Overall, the placenta allows for a lot of two-way traffic, with fetal cells stealing into Mom, and maternal cells slipping into Child. (Even tumor cells can cross over, and there are a few well-documented cases of mothers giving cancer to fetuses.) After cells cross over, some get rounded up and killed by the new host’s immune system. Many, however, take root in the other body, burrowing into the heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, skin, pancreas, gallbladder, and intestines, among other places. Most of these organs house tens to hundreds of interlopers per million normal cells, but the lungs can tolerate thousands of foreign cells per million. Fetal cells do an especially good job of colonizing Mom’s body since they often have the power, much like stem cells, to turn into multiple types of tissue, depending on where they find themselves.

“At first, researchers assumed that microchimeric transplants would harm the recipient. Most scientists who study microchimerism also study autoimmune diseases, which occur in women three times more often than in men. Scientists have reasoned that perhaps a mother’s immune system, in trying to exterminate fetal cells inside her, inadvertently causes collateral damage to her own tissue. Or perhaps the fetal cells, surrounded by foreign tissue, rebel and attack the mother. Studies have indeed linked high levels of microchimeric cells to some forms of lupus, cirrhosis, and thyroid disease. Twin studies have also found higher levels of microchimerism in females with multiple sclerosis….

“On a more general level, given all the two-way cellular traffic, ‘the dogma of every cell in our body being genetically identical has to be revised,’ (says Gerald Udolph, a biologist at the Institute of Medical Biology in Singapore).“
From an article, “The You in Me,” by Sam Kean, in Psychology Today, March/April 2013, pp. 70-77:

A Transatlantic Corporate Bill of Rights:
"The [European] Commission’s proposal for investor-state dispute settlement [ISDS] under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would enable US companies investing in Europe to skirt European courts and directly challenge EU governments at international tribunals, whenever they find that laws in the area of public health, environmental or social protection interfere with their profits. EU companies investing abroad would have the same privilege in the US."
Illustration by Chris Van Es

The EU’s Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Michel Barnier, has been barnstorming the US, looking for support to include financial services as part of the talks on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Meanwhile, the financial industry is pushing the talks as a way to overturn the pesky – and highly effective – rules being implemented in the US under the Dodd-Frank Act.

Tough new rules on derivatives, capital requirements, financial structure, consumer and investor protections, and the like could be jeopardized in the trade talks, with the US Congress able to hold only an up-or-down vote on a final agreement, which would encompass a broad range of topics. And other commentators view the talks as another forum for cooperation, hoping that trade negotiations will improve coordination among financial regulators.

The US would be wise to reject that view.

The United States and the European Union have embarked on a new round of trade talks, which holds out the promise of deepening the two sides’ already robust economic relationship. But the talks should not be used to weaken US financial reforms that are just taking root.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not about free trade.
It's a corporate coup d'etat--against us!

This time we really must pay attention, because TPP is not just another trade deal. First, it is massive and open-ended. It would hitch us immediately to 11 Pacific Rim nations (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam), and its door would remain wide open to lure China, Indonesia, Russia, and other nations to come in. Second, note that many of those countries already have trade agreements with the US. Hence, THIS AMAZING FACT: TPP is a "trade deal" that mostly does not deal with trade. In fact, of the 29 chapters in this document, only five cover traditional trade matters!
The other two dozen chapters amount to a devilish "partnership" for corporate protectionism. They create sweeping new "rights" and escape hatches to protect multinational corporations from accountability to our governments... and to us. Here are a few of TPP's provisos that would make our daily lives riskier, poorer, and less free:
Food safety. Any of our government's food safety regulations (on pesticide levels, bacterial contamination, fecal exposure, toxic additives, GMOs, non-edible fillers, etc.) that are stricter than "international standards," as most are, could be ruled as "illegal trade barriers."....
Fracking. Our Department of Energy would lose its authority to regulate exports of natural gas to any TPP nation. This would create an explosion of the destructive fracking process across our land, for both foreign and US corporations could export fracked gas from America to member nations without any DOE review of the environmental and economic impacts on local communities--or on our national interests. It also means that most of the gas produced by this violently polluting process will not go to us, but to foreign users, which will raise our consumer prices and cut manufacturing growth.
Jobs. US corporations would get special foreign-investor protections to limit the cost and risk of relocating their factories to low-wage nations that sign onto this agreement. For example, an American corporation thinking about moving a factory would know it is guaranteed a sweetheart deal if it exports to a TPP nation like Vietnam. The corporation could skirt Vietnam's laws and demand compensation at an international tribunal for any government policy or action (such as a hike in the minimum wage) that undermined its "expected" profits. These guarantees would be strong incentives for corporate chieftains to export even more of our middle-class jobs.
Drug prices. Big Pharma would be given more years of monopoly pricing on each of their patents and be empowered to block distribution of cheaper generic drugs. Besides artificially keeping everyone's prices high, this would be a death sentence to many people suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other treatable diseases in impoverished lands. The deal would also restrict the rights of our government to negotiate with drug giants to get lower consumer prices with bulk purchases, as Medicare and Medicaid do in the US.
Banksters. Wall Street and the financial giants in other TPP countries would make out like bandits: The deal explicitly prohibits transaction taxes (such as the proposed Robin Hood Tax here) that would shut down super-rich speculators who have repeatedly triggered financial crises and economic crashes around the world; it restricts "firewall" reforms that separate consumer banking from risky investment banking (thus prohibiting Congress from reinstating the much needed Glass-Steagall firewall in our country); it could roll back reforms that governments adopted to fix the extreme bank-deregulation regimen that caused Wall Street's 2007 crash; and it provides a backdoor escape from national rules that would limit the size of "too-big-to-fail" behemoths. These extreme provisions would be enforceable by the banks themselves--TPP empowers them to force governments either to repeal reform laws or to compensate banks with taxpayer money for "losses" they say are caused by reforms.
Internet freedom. Thanks to public rebellion, corporations hoping to lock up and monopolize the internet failed in Congress last year to pass their repressive "Stop Online Piracy Act." However, they've slipped SOPA's most pernicious provisions into TPP. Corporate-created content, for example, would be given copyright protection for a stunning 120 years! The deal would also transform internet service providers into a private, Big Brother police force, empowered to monitor our "user activity," arbitrarily take down our content, and cut off our access to the internet. To top that off, consumers could be assessed mandatory fines for non-commercial, small-scale copying--like sending your mom a recipe you got off of a paid site.
Public services. TPP rules would limit how governments regulate such public services as utilities, transportation, and education, including restricting policies meant to ensure broad or universal access to those essential needs. One especially insidious rule says that member countries must open their service sectors to private competitors, which would allow the corporate provider to cherry pick the profitable customers and sink the public service. Also, corporations from any TPP nation must be allowed to bid on contracts to provide public services in the US on the same terms as American corporations.
A corporatocracy

Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's superb research and activist group, Global Trade Watch, correctly calls the Trans-Pacific Partnership "a corporate coup d'etat." Indeed, nations that join must conform their laws and rules to TPP's strictures, effectively supplanting US sovereignty and cancelling our people's right to be self-governing. Worse, it creates virtually permanent corporate rule over us--there's no expiration date on the agreement, and no provision in it can be altered unless all countries agree. Thus, even if Americans voted in an election to make changes, any other TPP country could overrule us by not agreeing.

WARNING--BUCKLE UP BEFORE READING THIS: Last year, Obama's top trade rep, Ron Kirk, declared that locking out the people is necessary, because the deal's details would outrage Americans and spook Congress from rubber stamping it. In short, to win public approval of TPP, the Obamacans say they must keep it hidden from the public.

Where, you might ask, is Congress? In the dark.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

“Stunning” Difference of GM from non-GM Corn" ~Formaldehyde~ ~NO NUTRITION~

A comparison of US Midwest non-GM with GM corn shows shockingly high levels of glyphosate as well as formaldehyde, and severely depleted of mineral nutrients in the GM corn Dr Mae-Wan Ho
The results of a comparison of GM and non-GM corn from adjacent Midwest fields in the US that first appeared on the Moms Across America March website [1] are reproduced in Table 1.
Table 1   Comparison between GM and non-GM corn grown side by side*

Parts per million (ppm)
IngredientGM cornNon-GM corn

Calcium146 130

*The GM corn was grown in a field that has been no-till, continuous GM corn (Roundup Ready) for 5-10 years and with a glyphosate herbicide weed control regime for all of the 10 years. The Non-GM corn has not had glyphosate (or Roundup) applied to the field for at least five years. The GM corn test weight was 57.5 lb; and non-GMCorn test weight 61.5 lb.
As Zen Honeycutt, who posted the report commented, glyphosate, shown to be toxic at 1 ppm, is present at 13 ppm in the GM corn. Similarly, formaldehyde at 200 ppm is 200 times the level known to be toxic in animals.
The GM corn was also severely depleted in essential minerals: 14 ppm vs 6 130 ppm calcium; 2 ppm vs 113 ppm of magnesium; 2 ppm vs 14 ppm of manganese 3 ppm vs 44 ppm of phosphate, 3 ppm vs 42 ppm of sulphur, and so on.
It is not surprising that this analysis has been carried out independently; i.e., not by biotech companies. It was done by farmers themselves. The high level of glyphosate is bad enough. Scientific evidence on glyphosate accumulated over three decades documents miscarriages, birth defects, carcinogenesis, endocrine disruption, DNA damage, neurotoxicity, and toxicity to liver and kidney at levels well below recommended agricultural use (see our recent review [2] Why Glyphosate Should Be BannedSiS 56). The presence of formaldehyde – a genotoxic and neurotoxic poison at such enormous concentration – is totally unexpected.

The RR corn sample that tested positive for the glyphosate residue also tested positive for formaldehyde at a level of 200 ppm.

Where does the highly toxic formaldehyde come from?

Plant pathologist and retired Purdue University professor Don Huber, who has been sounding dire warnings on glyphosate poisoning crops, soil, livestock, and people (see [4] USDA Scientist Reveals All – Glyphosate Hazards to Crops, Soils, Animals, and ConsumersSiS 53), commented that formaldehyde can come from degradation of glyphosate [5]. But it can also come from normal plant 1-C metabolism, as for example, de-methylation of serine to glycine plus formaldehyde.
Formaldehyde does not exist in the free-state in a healthy normal plant. It is toxic compound that reacts with proteins, nucleic acids and lipids, and has been classified as a mutagen and suspected carcinogen [6]. Formaldehyde is also neurotoxic, and at ~100 ppm induced amyloid-like misfolding of tau protein, leading to the formation of protein aggregates similar to those found in Alzheimer’s disease; followed by programmed cell death of the neurons [7]. In normal cells and organisms, formaldehyde is detoxified by glutathione-dependent formaldehyde dehydrogenase (GDFDase) to formic acid [8]. GDFDase is dependent on zinc [9], and it is likely that the chelating action of glyphosate [4] may be responsible for inhibiting the enzyme’s activity by depriving it of zinc.
“Of course the scariest part of this is that any RR plant (corn, soybean, canola, cotton, sugar beet or alfalfa) that is sprayed with glyphosate could potentially produce formaldehyde … and then the formaldehyde would unknowingly end up in the feed and food supply.” Vlieger said [3].  The accumulation of formaldehyde was not due to any unusual environmental stress experienced by the GM corn.  “This corn was not raised in an area that was affected by the extreme drought conditions of 2012.”
He also told UK group GMWatch [10] that the glyphosate and formaldehyde could “explain the continuing problems we are witnessing in livestock operations with poor animal health when GMO feed stuffs are in the diet.”
Obviously, the analysis should be repeated on more samples of GM and non-GM corn grown side by side to see if these remarkable differences could be replicated. If so, we can only conclude that previous data submitted by and for the companies that found GM corn “substantially equivalent” to non-GM corn must have been fraudulent, and the perpetrators need to be brought to justice.
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