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#1464113 --- 12/21/14 02:28 PM Playing God in the Garden
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Monsanto: Science and Fraud are the Same thing

by Jon Rappoport

Monsanto: science and fraud are the same thing
Especially when the media agree and offer their seal of approval

Imagine this. A killer is put on trial, and the jury, in a surprise verdict, finds him not guilty. Afterwards, reporters interview this killer. He says, “The jury freed me. It’s up to them. They decide. That’s what justice is all about.”

Then the press moves along to members of the jury, who say: Well, we had to take the defendant’s word. He said he was innocent, so that’s what we ruled.

That’s an exact description of the FDA and Monsanto partnership.

When you cut through the verbiage that surrounded the introduction of GMO food into America, you arrive at two key statements. One from Monsanto and one from the FDA, the agency responsible for overseeing, licensing, and certifying new food varieties as safe.

Quoted in the New York Times Magazine (October 25, 1998, “Playing God in the Garden”), Philip Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications, famously stated: “Monsanto shouldn’t have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.”

From the Federal Register, Volume 57, No.104, “Statement of [FDA] Policy: Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties,” here is what the FDA had to say on this matter: “Ultimately, it is the food producer who is responsible for assuring safety.”

The direct and irreconcilable clash of these two statements is no accident. It’s not a sign of incompetence or sloppy work or a mistake or a miscommunication. It’s a clear signal that the fix was in.

No real science. No deep investigation. No convincing evidence of safety. Passing the buck back and forth was the chilling and arrogant strategy through which Pandora’s Box was pried opened and GMO food was let into the US food supply.

In order for this titanic scam to work, the media had to cooperate. Reporters had to be a) idiots and b) sell-outs.

Reporters and their editors let the story die. No sane principled journalist would have cut bait, but who said mainstream reporters are sane or principled?

Underneath the Monsanto-FDA buck-passing act, there was a conscious deal to give a free pass to GMO crops. This had nothing to do with science or health or “feeding the world.” It was about profits. It was also about establishing a new monopoly on food.

Not only would big agribusiness dominate the planet’s food supply as never before, it would strengthen its stranglehold through patents on novel types of seeds which were engineered.

It’s very much like saying, “A cob of corn is not a plant, it’s a machine, and we own the rights to every one of those yellow machines.”

How was Monsanto able to gather so much clout?

There was one reason and one reason only. Putting the world’s food supply into fewer hands was, and is, a major item on the Globalist agenda. If it weren’t, the FDA-Monsanto approval scam would have been exposed in a matter of weeks.

Major newspapers and television networks would have attacked the obvious con job like packs of wild dogs and torn it to pieces.

But once the scam had been given a free pass, the primary corporate-government tactic was to accomplish a fait accompli, a series of events that was irreversible.

In this case, it was about gene drift. From the beginning, it was well known that GMO plants release genes that blow in the wind and spread from plant to plant, crop to crop, and field to field. There is no stopping it.

Along with convincing enough farmers to lock themselves into GMO-seed contracts, Monsanto bought up food-seed companies in order to engineer the seeds…and the gene-drift factor was the ace in the hole.

Sell enough GMO seeds, plant enough GMO crops, and you flood the world’s food crops with Monsanto genes.

Back in the 1990s, the prince of darkness, Michael Taylor, who had moved through the revolving door between the FDA and Monsanto several times, and is now the czar of food safety at the FDA—Taylor said, with great conviction, that the GMO revolution was unstoppable; within a decade or two, an overwhelming percentage of food grown on planet Earth would be GMO.

Taylor and others knew. They knew about gene drift, and they also knew that ownership of the world’s food, by a few companies, was a prime focus for Globalist kings.

Control food and water, and you hold the world in your hand.

Here is evidence that, even in earlier days, Monsanto knew about and pushed for the Globalist agenda. Quoted by J. Flint, in his 1998 “Agricultural Giants Moving Towards Genetic Monopolism,” Robert Fraley, head of Monsanto’s agri-division, stated: “What you are seeing is not just a consolidation of [Monsanto-purchased] seed companies. It’s really a consolidation of the entire food chain.”

And as for the power of the propaganda in that time period, I can think of no better statement than the one made on January 25th, 2001, by the outgoing US Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman. As reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Glickman said:

“What I saw generically on the pro-biotech [GMO] side was the attitude that the technology was good and that it was almost immoral to say that it wasn’t good, because it was going to solve the problems of the human race and feed the hungry and clothe the naked. And there was a lot of money that had been invested in this, and if you’re against it, you’re Luddites, you’re stupid. There was rhetoric like that even here in this department [USDA]. You felt like you were almost an alien, disloyal, by trying to present an open-minded view on some of these issues being raised. So I pretty much spouted the rhetoric that everybody else around here spouted; it was written into my speeches.”

Glickman reveals several things in these remarks: he was spineless; people at the Dept. of Agriculture were madly buying into the Monsanto cover story about feeding the world; and there had to be a significant degree of infiltration at his Agency.

The last point is key. This wasn’t left to chance. You don’t get a vocal majority of Dept. of Agriculture personnel spouting Monsanto propaganda merely because the fairy tale about feeding the world sounds so good. No, there are people working on the inside to promote the “social cause” and make pariahs out of dissenters.

You need special background and training to pull that off. It isn’t an automatic walk in the park. This is professional psyop and intelligence work.

It isn’t rinky-dink stuff. To tune up bureaucrats and scientists, you have to have a background in manipulation. You have to know what you’re doing. You have to be able to build and sustain support, without giving your game away.

Psyop specialists are hired to help make overarching and planet-wide agendas come true, as populations are brought under sophisticated and pathological elites who care, for example, about feeding the world as much as a collector cares about paralyzing and pinning butterflies on a panel in a glass case.

Here is David Rockefeller, writing in his 2003 Memoirs:

“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

The Globalists play for keeps.

Owning the food of the world is part of their strike-force action plan, and Monsanto is a technocratic arm of that plan.

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Meanwhile, the controlled press treats the whole sordid Monsanto/FDA story with its time-honored policy of “he said-he said.” This policy dictates that stories merely present both sides of a conflict without drawing conclusions.

Monsanto’s lies and crimes and cover-ups are everywhere. You could wear sunglasses and find them in the dark.

The NY Times and the Washington Post could sell millions more papers on the back of Monsanto stories. It would be a bonanza for them. But no. They don’t care. They’d rather keep declining and losing readers. They’d rather die.

Normally, a business doesn’t commit suicide, especially when it sees exactly how to resuscitate itself. But here we are dealing with an agenda which can’t be disturbed. Globalism, and its agri-techno partner, Monsanto, are creating a planetary future. Major media are part and parcel of that op. They are selling it.

Again, we aren’t talking about sloppy reporting or accidental omissions of fact or boggling incompetence or ignorance about science. We are talking about conscious intent to deceive.

Yes, now and then the controlled media will release a troubling piece about Monsanto. But placement and frequency are everything. How often do these stories run? Do they run as the lead or do we find them on page 3? Are reporters assigned to keep pounding on a basic story and reveal more and more crimes? Does the basic story gather steam over the course of weeks and months?

These are the decisions that make or break a story. In the case of Monsanto and the FDA, the decisions were made a long time ago.

Part of every reporter’s training in how the real world works, if he has any ideals at all, is marching into his editor’s office with his hair on fire demanding to be given an assignment to expose a crime. The editor, knowing the true agenda of his newspaper or television network, tells the reporter:

“We’ve already covered that.”

“It’s old news.”

“People aren’t interested in it.”

“It’s too complicated.”

“The evidence you’re showing me is thin.”

“You’ll never get to the bottom of it.”

“The people involved won’t talk to you.”

And if none of those lies work, the editor might say, “If you keep pushing this, it would be bad for your career. You’ll lose access to other stories. You’ll be thought of as weird…”

This is how the game works at ground level. But make no mistake about it, the hidden agenda is about protecting an elite’s op from exposure.

If NBC, for example, gave its golden boy, Brian Williams, the green light, he would become an expert on Monsanto in three days. He’d become a tiger. He’d affect a whole set of morally outraged poses and send Monsanto down into Hell.

Don’t misunderstand. Brian hasn’t been waiting to move in for the kill. But wind him up and point to a target and he’ll go there.

However, no one at NBC in the executive offices will point him at Monsanto or the FDA.

All the major reporters at news outlets and all the elite television anchors are really psyop specialists. It’s just that most of them don’t know it.

One outraged major reporter who woke up and got out of the business put it to me this way: “When I was in the game, I looked at the news as a big public restroom. My one guiding principle was: don’t piss on your shoes. That meant covering a story that was considered out of bounds. If I talked to the boss about one of those stories, he’d look me up and down and say, ‘Hey, you pissed on your shoes. Get out of here.’”

Jon Rappoport

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More information and links pertaining to this article below:

“Playing God in the Garden”

“Statement of [FDA] Policy: Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties,”

“Agricultural Giants Moving Towards Genetic Monopolism,”

the one made on January 25th, 2001, by the outgoing US Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman

Here is David Rockefeller, writing in his 2003 Memoirs:
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#1464291 --- 12/29/14 10:14 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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#1464443 --- 01/04/15 03:16 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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Computer Bots against Vaccines
March 28, 2014 at 8:13am
From Jeff Hays, the producer of BOUGHT, the movie:

"She said he went on, “So we created a social media bot that searches conversation strings in all social media for these conversations...the bot then posts the fact that they are false and links them to the “real” data showing that vaccines are safe and don’t cause autism. So this is just one example of how we can use Big Data and bots to affect social change for good.”"

"The battle lines have been drawn. Our goal is to sidestep the battle, and force a discussion on 3 key issues of our day:

◾Big Pharma, its reach and effect on our health,

◾The truth about vaccine "safety and efficacy", and

◾The effect of GMOs on our health and our world."

https://www.facebook.com/notes/dr-tenpen...151953988518344
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#1464796 --- 01/11/15 04:44 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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2013: An impromptu video interview with Dr. Don Huber by a local Kauai Mom, briefly covering some of the highlights of his presentation on ‪#‎GMO‬ Crops, and the pesticide Glyphosate (RoundUp).

Scientists have recently discovered a mycotoxic / pathogen that is in GMO crops like corn, soy and wheat, that causes infertility and miscarriage in livestock animals and people. It's impacting cattle and livestock farmer's using GMO feed with up to 50% loss of fertility, and may be attributing to worldwide drop in Human Fertility. This new pathogen is being studied by scientists around the world at the moment trying to understand more, while the GMO Chemical companies are aware of this pathogen, they are keeping silent, and instead trying to discredit Dr. Huber, a man with 40+ years medical military intelligence experience who had the unique job of studying, monitoring and reporting to military and intelligence pathogenic threats to our food system and human population. Dr. Huber understands and spent a lifetime studying plant and soil pathogens, bio-warfare and protecting our nations food supply in the military.

He also covers how growing GMO crops destroys soil viability and microbes, and lateral gene transfer of the GMO crops into soil microbes, so that even years later, non-gmo crops you plant on that soil become contaminated with GMO genetic material from the soil bacteria. GMO crops are 'promiscuous', they swap genes readily with microbes, bacteria, virus, plants, fungus, animals, humans and this includes continuing to laterally gene transfer inside YOU once you eat them.

Dr. Huber explains that GMO foods are altering the Epigenetics of the human race, and our planet in ways that we do not yet fully understand or comprehend.

He commends Kauai County Council for taking this on with bill 2491 to protect the people of Kauai, noting that in science the 'Precautionary Principle" applies with Genetically Modified Organisms that have the capacity to swap and alter genes the the environment and humans and that Kauai needs to take precautions, to take action now.

GMO crop DNA does "Not stay where you put it," explains Dr. Huber "It exchanges DNA with other plants, even soil microbes, bacteria, virus's and fungus, animals and even people". Scientists cannot 'turn off' the GMO DNA promiscuity, or gene swapping / mutating ability.

Dr. Huber presented an in-depth three hour lecture here on Kauai, that is relevant to the Local Impact here on Kauai of growing so many acres of experimental GMO's.

His lecture also reflects the Global impact of potentially devastating consequences that Kauai plays a role in, by exporting these GMO seeds (and new pathogen) to the rest of the world.

Kauai's future soil viability is at risk, as the soil microbes are not only destroyed, but GMO crops genetically pollute the soil and years later transfer into NEW crops on the same land.

They literally change the epigenetic ecology of our entire island, animals and people on Kauai by their introduction unchecked into the island's environment. "We Know How to Get These Genes In, We don't Know How to Get them Out of the Environment" - Dr. Huber

A few excerpts of his presentation follow the 20 minute interview.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jkQzaCaFsY
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#1465306 --- 01/27/15 12:32 AM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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Dr. Mercola interviewing Dr. Huber

"I think that future historians may well look back upon our time, write not about how many pounds of pesticides we did or didn't apply, but about how willing we are to sacrifice our children and future generations all for this experimental process that we called genetic engineering that's based on failed promises, flawed science just to benefit the bottom line of a commercial enterprise."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx4UVhJcnpo#t=15
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#1465307 --- 01/27/15 12:35 AM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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#1465328 --- 01/27/15 02:48 AM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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Weed blaster shows promise as alternative to herbicides
Article by: TOM MEERSMAN , Star Tribune
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 4:42 AM

The method, gaining attention from organic farmers, uses grit such as corncob bits instead of chemicals to protect crops

http://www.startribune.com/business/272510321.html
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#1465720 --- 02/07/15 11:36 AM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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Will Pollinator Declines Increase Global Malnutrition and Disease? Yes, Says New Study

(Beyond Pesticides, January 28, 2015)

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=14888
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#1465732 --- 02/07/15 12:10 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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An American mom took on Monsanto.

Full Account of Monsanto Shareholder Meeting Jan 30, 2015

Posted by Zen Honeycutt · February 01, 2015

I am here to say on behalf of struggling parents, STOP POISONING our children! Glyphosate—a patented antibiotic—has been detected in the air, water, food, our children’s urine, our breast milk, Fruit Loops and in nutrients fed to children with cancer, at levels THOUSANDS of times higher than what has been shown to destroy GUT BACTERIA—where 70% of the immune system lies.

Shareholder’s must know that: Without proper gut bacteria our bodies cannot make Tryptophan, Melatonin or Serotonin. Serotonin regulates insulin—and therefore diabetes, which is on course to bankrupt US Healthcare in 13 years.

Without serotonin and melatonin, our bodies cannot prevent insomnia, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. 57.7 million American have mental illness today.

When the gut bacteria is destroyed, food particles and pathogens escape through the intestines, causing allergies and autoimmune diseases. Allergy ER visits have increased 265% since GMOs.

http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/full_account_of_monsanto_shareholder_meeting
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#1465845 --- 02/09/15 09:31 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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Petition to the President.

Shaking up the White House hive

Feb 4, 2015 by Paul Towers

As I spoke to a packed room at the EcoFarm Conference late last month, it was clear that many of us eagerly await the unveiling of the White House's new plan to protect bees. But if recent events are any indication, officials aren’t getting the message that pesticides are a key part of the problem. Just one day before my talk, EPA approved another bee-harming pesticide.

http://www.panna.org/blog/shaking-white-house-hive
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#1465989 --- 02/12/15 05:44 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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An Ecological Understanding of Weeds

If it weren’t for weeds, the world would have lost more topsoil than it has to date, and humankind might have suffered mass starvation by now. Why? Because the plants we call weeds do a vital job in ecosystems: they quickly establish in, protect, and restore soil that has been left exposed by natural and human-caused disturbances.

http://www.extension.org/pages/18529/an-ecological-understanding-of-weeds#.VN04u40tGAJ
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#1465995 --- 02/12/15 08:55 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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Where to Buy Non-GMO Seeds

2/4/2015 11:31:00 AM

By Cheryl Long

Can you recommend a reputable company or website that sells non-GMO, organic garden seeds?

So far, only a handful of common garden crops have been genetically engineered, and, as far as we know, no garden seed companies are knowingly selling genetically modified (GM) varieties at this time. Additionally, many garden seed companies sell Certified Organic seeds, and the certification rules prohibit genetic modification. Even if new GM varieties enter the market, as long as you choose Certified Organic garden seeds, you’ll be avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/where-to-buy-non-gmo-seeds-zm0z15fmzsor.aspx
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#1466973 --- 03/01/15 04:11 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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I found a free version of Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives.

I do not know how long it will be free. Please watch.

http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/...effrey_M_Smith/
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#1467440 --- 03/12/15 09:47 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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Glyphosate & Honeybees, interview with Don Huber 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HFDeno_5vU#t=55
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#1468242 --- 03/29/15 03:45 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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Tell The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Protect the Threatened Monarch Butterfly

The monarch butterfly population in North America has been shrinking at an alarming rate, largely because a significant portion of their breeding habitat is being destroyed by herbicides used on genetically engineered (GE) crops. Milkweeds are critical to the monarch’s survival because they are the only plants monarch larvae will eat, but they are being decimated by the rampant use of Roundup (glyphosate) used in conjunction with Monsanto’s Roundup Ready™ GE crops.

Monarchs need urgent, comprehensive protection – the kind of protection only a listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) can provide. I urge you to grant Center for Food Safety’s joint petition to list the monarch butterfly as threatened under the ESA.

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14715
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Make A Bee Waterer And Help Hydrate Our Pollinators

Posted in Nature

By Aaron Jackson June 24, 2014

Bees need access to safe water sources, they often risk drowning in birdbaths or being eaten at rivers and lakes among birds, fish, frogs and other wildlife. This is why they often fly around our clothes lines and may even land on us if we are in an outdoor pool on a hot day.

Read more: http://www.intelligentliving.co/make-bee-waterer-help-hydrate-pollinators/#ixzz3VoGVoXzW
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Monsanto’s Roundup Eradicates Milkweed, Major Food Source for Monarch Butterflies

February 9, 2015

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=14961
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#1468245 --- 03/29/15 03:50 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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How To Raise Monarch Butterflies

By Sarah Baird on January 14, 2015

http://modernfarmer.com/2015/01/raise-monarchs/
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Neonics Harm Bees’ Brain Cells, According to Researchers

February 10, 2015

Scientists at the Universities of Dundee and St. Andrews in Scotland have found evidence confirming that the levels of neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides bees are likely to encounter in the wild impair the pollinator’s brain cells, resulting in colony declines.

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=14969
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Plan to save monarch butterflies backfires

By Lizzie Wade 13 January 2015

That’s because people have been planting the wrong species of milkweed, thereby increasing the odds of monarchs becoming infected with a crippling parasite.

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/01/plan-save-monarch-butterflies-backfires

Monarch Watch

http://monarchwatch.org/


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#1468291 --- 03/30/15 11:35 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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GARDENERS BEWARE:

Many of the plants you buy at Home Depot and Lowe's may be treated with bee-killing neonictinoids. Because there's no clear labeling, many good-intentioned gardeners end up poisoning the very bees they are trying to help!

Home Depot has indicated it is working on safer alternatives, but Lowe's has not yet responded.

Country Max in Seneca Falls is carrying organic gardening items. Way to go Country Max!


The Perfect Crime: What's Killing All the Bees?

CCD has been attributed to a number of causes including mite infestation and pathogens, but for many beekeepers across the world, a primary suspect is a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. These chemicals came onto the market in the late-1990s and were approved in 2000 for application to corn, America’s #1 cash crop. It is now estimated that 90 percent of all corn seeds are coated with German agro-chemical manufacturer Bayer’s neonicotinoid pesticide. With the rise of the chemical’s use, there has been a steep drop off in honey production in the Corn Belt of the United States.

http://earthjustice.org/features/the-perfect-crime#
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40 Corporate Polluters Exposed In Report - Citizens Demand Feds Investigate Koch-Scott-Bush Deal

Mar 11, 2015

Some call them 'polluters' - others call them sociopaths. They are the greedy corporate and political racketeers who care nothing about the safety of other human beings, animals, the environment or democracy. It's all about getting their products made, packaged, and out to consumers for profit. That's it. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil - just do, be, and live by evil. Then get rid of waste wherever you can.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/11...America-EXPOSED


The report:

Political Spending by Companies Dumping Toxics Into Our Waters

By Ally Fields, Environment America February 2015

http://www.environmentamerica.org/sites/environment/files/reports/Polluting%20Politics%20AME%202.pdf
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Free to watch for a limited time: Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of our Lives

https://vimeo.com/125627467
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#1469992 --- 04/30/15 01:50 AM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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*********************Upstate New York tested .33 for Glyphosate in the water - 3X Higher than allowed in Europe*******************

Moms Across America's Zen Honeycutt speaks in Sydney, Australia - March 24, 2015

"I'm not a scientist and I'm not a doctor. I'm an expert Mom. I'm the expert of my children. You're your children's expert. If you're not a parent, you are your expert."

"A concerned Mom does better research than the FBI."

"Gmo's are a chemical delivery system to humans."

"Glyphosate stayes viable in dark salty water for up to 351 days, does not biodegrade like they say it does, this has been proven so when I went in front of the Monsanto Shareholder meeting this past January and spoke to them about their products harming our children on behalf of mothers, I said to them what is in our womb? Dark salty water and what is the size of a fetus? It's the size of a shrimp. You must be responsible for the contamination of our children and the pollution of our planet and I believe many of them got it."

"We have the knowledge and power to do something about this."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpkjMP3xhx8#t=33

https://www.facebook.com/MomsAcrossAmerica?fref=ts
http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/
http://www.momsacrosstheworld.com/
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#1470237 --- 05/03/15 05:56 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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#1470246 --- 05/03/15 08:13 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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Milkweed is a monarch's best defence

April 30, 2015

A recent study suggests glyphosate is merely the first of a one-two toxic punch from industrial agricultural operations. The second is neonicotinoids, the controversial nicotine-based insecticides that have been identified as a chief culprit in the decline of honeybees, along with a host of birds, bees and butterflies. It appears that even at one part per billion, these chemicals can affect monarch caterpillar development, delivering a potential knockout blow for the imperilled insects.

Find out more about milkweed and information about how to bring monarchs back from the brink at the David Suzuki Foundation's Got Milkweed campaign website.

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2015/04/milkweed-is-a-monarchs-best-defence/
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#1472183 --- 06/10/15 05:19 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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***Breaking News: USDA approves genetically engineered insects for field trials in New York State***

Just when you think organic farming is all about beautiful photos of cute animals and growing plants, you get hit with this – the USDA has approved the field release of Oxitec’s genetically modified diamondback moths at Cornell University.

We need transparency, oversight, and safety for our farmers' livelihoods! Click here for details and watch for more updates as this unfolds.

June 10th, 2015

Groups Urge New York State Government, Cornell University to Notify Public About Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moth Field Trial

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressre...th-field-trial/
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#1478016 --- 11/07/15 07:59 AM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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Fall leaves aren't just pretty. They form their own "mini-ecosystem."

The National Wildlife Federation is asking you (yes, you!) to put the rake down for the sake of Mother Earth.

http://www.upworthy.com/3-reasons-why-yo...ook-back?c=ufb1
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#1478995 --- 11/25/15 11:22 AM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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#1481001 --- 01/24/16 08:53 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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The Difference Between Genetically Modified (GM), Heirloom and Hybrid Foods

http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_orig...om_hybrid_foods
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#1481438 --- 02/05/16 02:37 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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For current information see,

"Health & Wellness" forum,

"State of the Science of the Health Risks of GMO Food."
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#1481716 --- 02/14/16 05:29 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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Where have all the ladybugs gone?

Tom Oder February 10, 2016

Native ladybugs are disappearing, and it could mean bad things for our crops, but there are ways you can help.

The next time you see a ladybug, do a farmer a favor. Whip out your smartphone, take pictures of it, and email the photos with the location to John Losey.

Losey is the director of the Lost Ladybug Project and will add your picture to the more than 34,000 ladybug images he has received. The project is a citizen science effort that Losey runs out of his lab at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he's an associate professor of entomology. Native ladybugs have been in serious decline since the mid-1970s, and Losey is seeking to document where remaining populations are being seen, where they're not being seen, all to help determine the reason for their decline.

http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/you-can-help-save-ladybugs
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#1482227 --- 02/24/16 04:40 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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Help Save Seed Diversity

We have been fortunate to work for many years with food historian and author William Woys Weaver, keeper of the historic Roughwood Seed Collection, and his assistant Owen Taylor. Weaver inherited the collection started by his grandfather in 1932 and has grown the collection to around 4,000 varieties of rare, unique, endangered and delicious non-GMO food plants. Located in Devon, Pennsylvania, the Roughwood Seed Collection represents incredible biodiversity that may hold the keys to resilience in an uncertain and changing culture. It is for this reason we find it important to realize that Roughwood Seed Collection needs to raise funds or lose the collection. Weaver is no longer able to financially support the collection and has started selling seeds to sustain his preservation work. Being a small scale operation, Weaver and Taylor need to raise enough funds to get on their feet this year, scale up and make a name for themselves as a small seed company, and become financially self-sufficient through seed sales.

http://www.idevmail.net/message.aspx?d=84&m=733&e=candygirl2345%40hotmail.com&r=5277435



Historic Settlement: Wildlife Agency Will Finally Examine How Roundup, Atrazine Harm 1,500 Endangered Species

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will analyze the impacts of atrazine and glyphosate — the two most commonly used pesticides in the United States — on 1,500 endangered U.S. plants and animals under the terms of a historic settlement reached today with the Center for Biological Diversity.

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/201...oundup-atrazine
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#1482811 --- 03/09/16 06:47 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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SAFE SEED RESOURCE LIST

http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/ViewPage.aspx?pageId=261



We are busy fulfilling orders from the Seed Exchange? Have you taken a look at the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook or online Seed Exchange?

exchange.seedsavers.org



Thanks to seed savers, Glass Gem corn exists.

This stunning, multi-colored corn is real and edible, and its seeds are now in high demand. It's a good thing someone spent time saving the seeds over the generations when the variety was out of our collective consciousness.

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/thanks-to-seed-savers-glass-gem-corn-exists



Wild Bee Abundance Across the U.S.

http://ecowatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/wildbeemap1.jpg



Was a USDA scientist muzzled because of his bee research?

The lawyers who filed Lundgren’s suit allege that nine additional USDA scientists have been ordered to retract studies and water-down findings, or have faced discipline in retaliation for their work. They further allege that three of those scientists, beyond Lundgren, were also working on pollinator-related research. The USDA’s inspector general just announced an audit, to take place later this year, in response to the “significant volume” of complaints they’ve had on their office’s hotline, alleging scientific censorship on pesticides and other issues.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle...02c9_story.html
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#1483581 --- 04/04/16 11:01 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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#1484182 --- 04/27/16 06:53 PM Re: Playing God in the Garden [Re: MissingArty]
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The difference between open-pollinated, heirloom, and hybrid seeds

http://blog.seedsavers.org/blog/open-pol...heirloom+hybrid



Lawn care affects human health

Once applied, chemicals last on lawns for three to five weeks and collect in our homes, in the carpets, and furniture where it is difficult to remove. The first to be infected are children, pets and other wildlife.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/o...ealth/81485256/
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