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You are Toast Monsanto and May you burn in Hell for all eternity.

Since the beginning Monsanto has been putting out junk science about their exclusive patented Genetically Modified Organisms and the EPA, FDA and every crooked, corrupt, lying, politician world wide enabled them with every rule, regulation, law they could get their grubby little hands on.

Since the beginning Monsanto has has been lying through their GMO teeth about the effects of Roundup  and GMO’s on the environment, on our kids, animals that are feed roundup ready corn and maize. They were able to create  weapons of mass destruction so monstrous, so insidious, so devastating as to be untouchable, invincible, all powerful.  Too big to fail.

  There was not a ounce of truth in anything Monsanto said or did as they planted their killing fields in every corner of the world.   Monsanto declared war on Nature and with an army of corrupt  lying lawmakers, politicians and junkie scientists were given free range to rape and pillage everything in Nature’s path. Monsanto’s kingdom was built on LIES and Ruled Supreme. Until NOW.

Monsanto has met it’s Maker and it is the Truth.
This is the Truth.

The study, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, was the first ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs. You may find yourself thinking it is absolutely astonishing that no such studies were ever conducted before GM corn was approved for widespread use by the USDA and FDA, but such is the power of corporate lobbying and corporate greed.

Findings from the study

Here are some of the shocking findings from the study:

• Up to 50% of males and 70% of females suffered premature death.

• Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had a 200% to 300% increase in large tumors.

• Rats fed GM corn and traces of Roundup suffered severe organ damage including liver damage and kidney damage.

• The study fed these rats NK603, the Monsanto variety of GM corn that’s grown across North America and widely fed to animals and humans. This is the same corn that’s in your corn-based breakfast cereal, corn tortillas and corn snack chips.

Want more Proof? See it with your own eyes.

NOW WHAT?

Do you think you have a right to know what is in your food NOW? Are you going to believe for one second anything Monsanto, FDA, EPA, and corporate junkies tell you about GMO’s NOW?  Be the power that drives the final stake into Monsanto’s LYING, CHEATING,CORRUPT heart.

VOTE YES ON PROP 37 CALIFORNIA’S RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT IS IN OUR FOOD  NOVEMBER 6, 2012.

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Now that I have your attention

This is what we are really talking about.

California Secretary of State’s office announced today, June 13, 2012, that the Right to Know initiative to label genetically engineered foods will be on the state’s November ballot. The historic initiative would be the first law in the United States requiring labeling of a wide range of genetically engineered foods.

“All eyes are on California, and the voters of this state will support our right to know what’s in our food when they vote this November,” said Stacy Malkan from the Right to Know campaign”

Now, here is the rest of the story

California Voters to Decide to Label GMO’s.

First in the country Label GMOs Initiative.

If you would like to volunteer or do something go here. Contact Label GMOs I am volunteering to plaster, plant, lawn signs all over SLO. They provide the signs I just have to stick them in the ground. Jeffery Smith, Seeds of Deception, is making the rounds and looking for venues in any town anywhere in California. Also our fearless leader, Pamm Larry is making herself available to talk to any groups or organizations about getting the vote out in November. If you have a venue Jeff and Pamm will be there. Check it out here:  Contact Label GMOs.

And remember folks, this is not about the pros or cons of GMOs. So when you hear Monsanto talking about how great GMOs are you don’t have to listen or even respond.  Or you could say that’s all well and good but this is not about GMOs this is about my right to know what I am eating. Label it. This is all about OUR RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT IS IN YOUR FOOD.

And labeling GMOs will not cost the taxpayers or the manufacturers one extra red cent.  BEWARE OF SCARE TACTICS and know the truth.  The interesting thing here is twofold. First, major companies like Kellogg, Coke, Pepsi, Kraft, Heinz, Nestle, Best Foods, Pillsbury, Burger King, MacDonalds, Anheuser-Busch Budweiser, Bud Light, Bud Ice (and) Michelob, Campbells, Seagram Spirits, Mars, Cadbury Schweppes, and “Others Add to a Growing List of Companies Going GE-Free in Europe. Why? Because of labeling. If they want to sell in the EU they have to label GMOs. So, we know for a fact that these companies are already labeling GMOs and doing it here is the States is no big deal and the cost of doing business.

And what is even more significant is that it was the manufacturers who immediately went out and lined up non-gmo products to sell so they could label it non-gmo and sell to the EU and 40 other countries with labeling laws. They got rid of GMOs products because no body would buy it. Monsanto is out of business now not the manufactures.

The only one dead set against labeling GMOs is Monsanto. Because Monsanto is the sole supplier of patented GMOs and knows for a fact that given a choice we will choose non-gmo products.  The EU proved that fact. So this is all about denying us our rights. So far it has worked and the EPA and FDA Congress have assisted and cooperated with Monsanto and given them carte blanche over our rights.  This labeling law is the game changer.  We got them all by the balls and dead to Rights on this one.

Manufacturers are already cancelling their contracts with the major GMO provider and lining up non-gmo products.  NO COST TO TAXPAYERS OR CONSUMERS. If you hear industry spokesman say it will cost an extra $500 or $1,000 a year if the labeling law goes into effect you can bloody well laugh in their face and call them a liar because that is a bald faced lie. It never happen anywhere where labeling is the law.

And if you really want to play your Ace in the hole contact SafewayRalphs, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Von’s,  Spencer’s and let them know you want GMOs labeled. You have to contact them and let them know how you feel because apparently the grocers association  is siding with Monsanto and opposing the labeling thing.

Let the grocery stores know that’s dumb because you want products labeled.  Customers are the one and only thing grocery stores are concerned with. They don’t give two hoots or a holler about what Monsanto wants because Monsanto doesn’t buy anything. Monsanto sells.  So who do you think the grocery stores are more interested in keeping happy and satisfied?  You or Monsanto?  What is Monsanto going to say to the grocery stores? “If they don’t oppose this labeling law I won’t sell you anymore GMO products?”  Contact the stores. Let them know. Label it or else.  It’s just that simple folks.  And then Vote.

and Everybody that counts wins big time!!!!!

Just needed alittle over a half a million

Several months ago I unsuspectingly walked into a meeting thinking I was signing up to be one of many volunteers in San Luis Obispo to collect signatures for this petition. As it turned out I was the only volunteer from San Luis and one other person from Morro Bay. I thought this will never do. We are going to make history here.  Started making some calls and found over 175 other people from Santa Maria to Paso Robles who thought the same thing. These super volunteers took on their communities and just his week, the last week of the campaign, we beat all of our other weekly totals and turned in 1,245 signatures.

I think we all discovered a very important fact here.  THE BEST OFFENSE AGAINST A COMPANY THAT HAS MORE MONEY THAN GOD IS AN ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS. You can’t buy volunteers.  WE ARE PRICELESS. VOLUNTEERS RULE!!!!!

We got the job done and this initiative will be on the November Ballot!!!!!! We will be the first State in the United States  to mandate, by order of the people, that GMO’s be labeled.  We made history. But the game is not over yet.  There is more history to be made.

Next step, get the vote out. But first, going to be doing a little celebrating.

JANUARY 16,2012

Looks like more and more people are getting on this LETS KICK SOME GMO BUTT bandwagon.  India has charged Monsanto with biopiracy.  

An Indian government agency has agreed to sue the developers of genetically modified (GM) eggplant for violating India’s Biological Diversity Act of 2002.

AND

 Court rules organic farmers can sue conventional, GMO farmers whose pesticides ‘trespass’ and contaminate their fields

This involves 270,000 organic farmers in America.  For too long, Monsanto has been getting away with suing farmers whose crops have become contaminated by Monsanto’s patented genetic traits and chemical materials, and winning. Thankfully, the justice system seems to now recognize the severe error in this, and is now beginning to rightfully hold polluters and trespassers responsible. Monsanto, your days are numbered.

California’s Initiative process is making it possible to mandate that all GMO products sold in California  be labeled.  It would be a historic first in the US. The time has come for this to happen.

We get the petitions Feb 10  and will be looking to get 800,000 signatures on the petition which would insure the initiative gets on the November ballot. So if you are in California and you see signature gatherers  please sign it. It is called  California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act .

  I have scheduled two workshops to train the signature gatherers. I am telling you this because I would never have imagined myself doing this.  Anyone could organize a signature gathering team. And if you only get signatures from people in your neighborhood, or from your community organization, friends or strangers in front of a TJ’s or Whole Foods, it is all good.

There are no small efforts in this department. Everything and anything you do to get this initiative on the ballot is a BIG FREEKING DEAL. I would encourage everyone to contact labelgmos.org and sign up to gather signatures. Someone will contact you get you trained and put some petitions in your hands and you are off and running. I promise you if you get 1 signature on a petition it will make a difference.
O.k. folks that’s it for now.

Will keep you posted.

Feel the Energy?

NOVEMBER 28, 2011

2nd UPDATE

Our right to know Label GMO’s

THE CALIFORNIA RIGHT TO KNOW GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD ACT Initiative was filed with the California Secretary of State on November 9, 2011.  This is a big deal folks and 20 years in the making!!!!! We should have the verified, approved petition back and in our hands and ready for the signature gathering the first week in January 2012.

Keeping it Fun — Save our Planet. It’s the only one with Chocolate

In the meantime, have had a workshop training  on how to gather the signatures. Will be holding other workshops for the over 80 volunteer signature gatherers here in SLO County.  I am working with a couple of fantastic Cal Poly groups, Empower Poly and Real Food. The students are such a resource and a delight to work with.

Volunteers are wanting to gather signatures in their neighborhood, community groups, church groups, at farmer markets, from local growers and grocery stores, co-ops and health food stores.

I am working with Transition California with over a 1,000 members on gathering signatures in every transition town in California. This has Transition written all over it. There is a real energy and determination surrounding this campaign and is very exciting.

In the next couple of weeks I will be holding  more workshops. I want to concentrate our efforts and hit SLO county in a tidal wave with a sweep that will last 2 weeks starting on Valentines day and ending on the 29th. It’s a leap year.

If anyone is interested in getting involved do sign up at labelgmos.org. There is something for everyone. And if you have never done anything like this before, this is great way to get involved with something that will make a difference.  This is grass roots stuff and you can do no wrong.

Everyone could get at least one signature and that one could make all the difference.  I encourage you to sign up. It really has a very stimulating effect.  And just for fun ask your local grocery store, health food, co-op if they will be supporting the initiative to Label GMO’s.  That just gets the buzz going. People start talking and asking when they can sign the petition.  It will make our appearance something to look forward to.

O.k. Folks, more info below. Thanks for dropping in for the update.  Jeanne

p.s. I made the tee for about $5. Got a shirt at Michaels for $2.50, downloaded the press-on mirror image from the label gmo site,  printed it out on my printer then bought the iron on sheets, package of 6, for $8.  The printer didn’t pick up good color so I just filed it in with a blue permanent marker. Piece of cake and fun to do.

Reposting an article  from NaturalNews on

BABY THIS IS FOR YOU!!

Monsanto’s Roundup linked to deadly diseases and birth defects, most people have no idea by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer.

Also, I have included at the end of this article the latest action by Label GMO’s.org. to get a California Initiative on the ballot to make labeling of all GMO’s mandatory. All I can say is the time for bitching and moaning about how bad it is, is over. It is time to start turning this thing around.

If you like being in driver’s seat then this is where you need to be.  Take this initiative process and drive it home. They (WE)  need 800,000 signatures. Sound like a lot of work? It is a lot especially if only a handful of people are doing it all. I encourage you for your own peace of mind and satisfaction to get one name on a petition. And encourage that person to get a name and before you know it there are a million and one names. And a million and one more people who can feel better about themselves because they have made a difference. The power of one.  One name at a time is easy and you know and I know you can do that.

p.s. TODAY (AUGUST 20,2011) I ATTENDED A SEED MEETING WITH THE “LABEL GMO” PEOPLE. THEY NEEDED A POINT PERSON TO COLLECT SIGNATURES IN SLO. WELL, ALL FINGERS POINTED AT ME. IT IS TIME TO WALK THE WALK JEANNE GIRL. SO I AM ANNOUNCING I AM THE OFFICIAL CONTACT PERSON IN SLO IF YOU WANT TO SIGN ON TO KICKING SOME GMO BUTT. MY HOPE IS THAT WE CAN PUT SLO ON THE MAP AND GET NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR ALL THINGS GOOD AND GREEN BY COLLECTING THE MOST SIGNATURES.

MY HOPE, ALSO, IS THAT ALL THE TERRIFIC AND CONSCIENTIOUS GROUPS OF DEDICATED PEOPLE WORKING INDEPENDENTLY ON PROJECTS THAT ARE ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES CAN BAN TOGETHER FOR a VERY BRIEF AND SHINNING MOMENT TO COLLECTIVELY AND WITHOUT HESITATION, DELIVER a VERY SWIFT, DECISIVE BLOW TO ONE OF THE LARGEST THREATS TO OUR ENVIRONMENT, MONSANTO, THE GRIM REAPER TO ALL LIVING THINGS.

EVERYBODY, MOMS, DADS, STUDENTS, SENIORS, RICH, POOR, FARMERS, COMPUTER NERDS, SAINTS AND SINNERS HAS A STAKE IN THIS INITIATIVE TO LABEL GMO’S.  WE ALL EAT FOOD. INITIATIVE DETAILS BELOW. jeanne@holeinthefence.net if you want to leave contact info. thank you, thank you, thank you.

(NaturalNews) A recent report put together by various professors, scholars and researchers affiliated with Earth Open Source, a collaboration group devoted to food issues, cites in great deal the multitude of peer-reviewed scientific studies which show that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (glyphosate), which is applied to many genetically-modified (GM) crops, is responsible for causing birth defects, endocrine disruption, DNA damage, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and cancer — and yet government agencies around the world continue to ignore this crucial information, and withhold it from the public, as they push for its approval or expanded use.

One of the main studies highlighted in the report was published in the August 2010 edition of Chemical Research in Toxicology, and it showed that Roundup causes malformations in frog and chicken embryos at levels much lower than those used on agricultural crops. And since Roundup-ready GM crops are designed to tolerate the herbicide, not resist it, they literally absorb Roundup, which is then passed on in much higher levels to humans that eat the tainted crops.

Another study conducted as part of the Argentine government’s research group CONICET found high rates of the same or similar birth defect in humans living near GM soy crops that were routinely sprayed with Roundup, indicating a clear connection between the chemical and human birth defects. More than half of the growing land in Argentina is now dominated by GM soy, which is sprayed with about 53 millions gallons of Roundup every single year.

The authors of the report say that this and the bulk of other independent, indicting evidence against Roundup has been largely ignored by governments, including in the EU where new data requirements will demand that proper investigation into the safety of GMOs is conducted. Rather than rely on industry-funded pseudoscience that claims GMOs are safe, authors say those working for the people must rise to the occasion and take charge in having proper safety evaluations conducted on the safety of Roundup.

“The public … has been kept in the dark by industry and regulators about the ability of glyphosate and Roundup to cause malformations,” write the authors in their summary. “[T]he work of independent scientists who have drawn attention to the herbicide’s teratogenic effects has been ignored, denigrated, or dismissed … They have also contributed to the growing division between independent and industry science, which in turn erodes public trust in the regulatory process.”

Sources for this story include:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/57277946/…

Rather than just put a link up here I have copied their whole page so you can browse.  All the links work and take you to their site.

Our Mission

…is quite simply to get foods that contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms) as ingredients labeled so that we can make educated choices about the food we eat. Through our connections and communities, we invite people of all ages and backgrounds to join us and take a stand for the power of our democratic process and […]

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The Challenge

It’s easy to feel like we have no power.  It’s easy for life to feel hopeless.  We are so busy we can’t take time to take a stand on anything to effect change.  When we are alone, the only thing we can think is:  what can I possibly do about this? The Challenge can be […]

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Our Task

Given the challenges, our task is to wake ourselves up and remember the power we hold when we join together.  Obviously, we can do nothing alone. Or with only a few.  But when large numbers of us come together,  we CAN make change. We already have. I am a parent.  I learned long ago that […]

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Here you can find resources to educate yourself and others on Genetically Modified Organisms, and what happens when they are in your food. The Science Basic FAQ’s Resources   Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend

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What You Can DO

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”   -Margaret Mead We can do this if we remember that consistent baby steps done by many creates change. This is a Ballot Initiative for California, but it’s really about the whole country.  […]

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I am reprinting this article. It appeared in a green directory, Solstice, out of San Luis Obispo. If you did just one thing on this list it is better than nothing. Also, there is a plant called spiderwort that detects radiation. I added that at the end.

“Below is a list of foods that might lead you to discover that you have been doing many of the right things already, just by eating a quality and well-rounded whole foods diet.

Foods high in iodine: Kelp and dulse seaweeds  are the best; foods rich in vitamin P (bioflavanoids), citrus pulp, bilberry and blueberry;

Foods rich in vitamin A: sweet potato, fish-liver oils, butter, dark green vegetables, beef liver, yellow and orange veggies, carrots, egg yolk, dandelion greens/roots, berries, apricots, spirulina, chlorella, blue green algae, chilies;

Foods rich in vitamin D: fish liver oil, butter, eggs, liver, milk, saltwater fish;

Foods rich in vitamin E: wheat germ, wheat germ oil, leafy green vegetables, avocado, nuts, legumes, raw vegetable oils, sweet potato, whole-grain products, asparagus;

Foods high in minerals: dark leafy greens, beets,etc.; chlorella, cilantro, miso, (good quality stuff from South River Miso or Miso Master; garlic; eleuthero ginseng, bentonite clays if radiation exposure  cannot be avoided (do not take by itself, always mix in later and add at least psyllum to it); raw greens and sprouts; reishi and shitake mushrooms, burdock root; raw  beets, celery root, milk thistle, dandelion or artichoke leaf;

Herbs specific for your constitution: schisandra berry, tumeric, aloe vera and tiphala.

This was short and sweet.

p.s.  by mom. There is a plant called Spiderwort that can detect radiation. The stamen turn from blue to pink when they have been exposed to even slight radiation.  Here is what it looks like.

The studies were conducted at
Kyoto University in Japan and at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

This site pretty much puts all the information together
http://www.flickr.com/photos/heyitsdebv/5572073498/

If you have read the other wildcrafting pieces then I think you deserve to be upgraded to forager. Crafting is a hobby. What we are doing now is a little more than a hobby so that is the reason for the upgrade. Congratulations. Now on with the show.

As a kid I always munched the stems of these little yellow flowers.

Sour grass

It was sour tasting but surprisingly refreshing. I thought I was brilliant calling it sour grass. Come to find out that is what everyone calls it. Hence, common name sour grass.  If I knew then what I know now I would have eaten the whole thing. Sour grass’ real name is wood sorrel even though it is not a sorrel or a grass.  Its genus is Oxalis, the binomial name is Oxalis acetosella. Acetosella  is Greek for sour. Confused? Nevermind. All you need to know is that you can eat the leaves, flowers, seeds and roots, and call it whatever you want.  It has true heart shaped leaves

Shamrock -3 leaf clover but its not really a clover either.

look like clover but isn’t – clover does not have heart shaped leaves.

This is a white clover leave. See the difference?

Wood sorrel is an edible wild plant that has been consumed by humans around the world for millennia.[2] In Dr. James Duke’s “Handbook of Edible Weeds,” he notes that the Kiowa Indian tribe chewed wood sorrel to alleviate thirst on long trips, that the Potawatomi Indians cooked it with sugar to make a dessert, the Algonquin Indians considered it an aphrodisiac, the Cherokee ate wood sorrel to alleviate mouth sores and a sore throat, and the Iroquois ate wood sorrel to help with cramps, fever and nausea.[3]

Some oca (O. tuberosa) tubers

The edible tubers of the oca (O. tuberosa), somewhat similar to a small potato, have long been cultivated for food in Colombia.

The plant is mildly diuretic, so it is also good for those with water retention problems, when eaten raw or in a simple infusion or tea.

It does contain oxalic salts and as is the case with most everything, too much of a good thing is still too much. So, don’t plan on surviving on it alone. A handful a day is good for you. Two handfuls is one too many.

Next is Mallow

The Marshmallow Root (Althea officinalis )

This is a very common plant that grows just about everywhere. Likes moist best.  The whole plant is edible. Even the seeds which you can just eat as a snack. It is akin to the hibiscus and hollyhock and all are in the Family: Malvaceae so the leaves and flowers can look similar. And if you mistake a hollyhock for a marshmallow no worries. All parts of the hollyhock are safe to eat too. And everyone knows what a hibiscus looks like and the flower of the Hibiscus makes an excellent tea very high in Vit. C. So this is a great little family to get to know.

The whole plant, particularly the root, abounds with a mild mucilage and can be whipped up into a confectionary akin to the marshmallow. French druggists and English sweetmeat-makers prepare a confectionary paste (Pâét‚ de Guimauve) from the roots of Marsh Mallow, which is emollient and soothing to a sore chest, and valuable in coughs and hoarseness. A confection made from the root since ancient Egyptian time evolved into today’s marshmallow treat.   The ‘Marsh Mallows’ usually sold by confectioners here, however are a mixture of flour, gum, egg-albumin, etc., and contain no mallow.

Eat the greens raw. Cook the roots. Make a syrup with the roots or leaves and it is very good for the Kidneys. Here’s a nice little video on Mallow.

Now foragers it’s tea time. Pine needle tea time.

How do you tell the difference between a pine, a fir, cedar, juniper or spruce they all have needles? Easy. Pine needles are the only needles that come bundled. They bundle up with  2-5 needles in a bundle. The White pine has 5 needles.

bundled pine needles


bundled (2) pine needles


Pine needles are rich in Vitamin C and also bring relief to conditions such as heart disease, varicose veins, fatigue, kidney aliments, sclerosis. Pine needle tea also gives you better eyesight. Pine needle tea has  five times the amount of vitamin C found in one lemon. The white pine is the best for pine needle tea. It has 5 needles. They are all good  so any pine tree will do.

This is a fir tree-not bundled needles

The smaller needles tend to be sweeter but its not that much of a difference.

Pine needle tea brings you clarity and mental clearness when you drink it.

The tea has many benefits; cleans the veins, increases your strength and vitality and helps in reversing or slowing the aging process. Pine needle tea was used by Taoist priests to promote longevity

Gotta love it! Put a handful of needles in a pot of boiling water and boil for about 5 mintues. it’s the oil in the needles that has all the benefits and boiling removes the oil.  Then let it steep. Drink it hot. You can sweeten with honey. You should feel an almost immediate effect. I think I will do that right now. Toast.

Oh yum

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