Posts Tagged ‘GE’


June 24 ,2010

Who in Congress is a Monsanto lover and opposes labeling GMO’s?  Find out here and take action. http://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/ob230.htm#SEC3 Also Dennis Kucinich has 3 bills in Congress related to labeling GMO’s. Here in California Feinstein is a Monsanto lover. But Barbara Boxer is co-sponsoring labeling legislation with Kucinich.  Barbara’s got my vote.

June 21, 2010

Huffington Post

Supreme Court Case a Defeat for Monsanto’s Ambitions

This is not a break out the Champagne decision but it is sure worth a good glass of wine.

What does this mean?

The trial court based its injunction on its finding that, in approving the use of the alfalfa seed without conducting an EIS, USDA had failed to answer substantial questions concerning the extent to which deregulation would lead to the transmission of genetic traits to the crops of organic and conventional farmers and also whether the deregulation of the Roundup Ready Alfalfa would lead to the development of Roundup Ready Weeds.

This is the real news to take from today’s Supreme Court ruling – farmers and ordinary citizens concerned about the potential harms of GMOs have surmounted the essential threshold legal issue of whether they have standing to sue – a question the nation’s highest court answered today with a resounding “Yes!”

This site called ecocentric  explains the ruling in lay terms.


June 5,2010

Tell Congress to Label Genetically Modified Foods!

Non-GMO Month Planning Updates

Non-GMO Month Planning Updates

This October, retailers across the country will celebrate the first ever Non-GMO Month, putting the spotlight on Non-GMO Project Verified food and products. Coordinated by UNFI, Whole Foods Market, INFRA and the NCGA, in collaboration with the Non-GMO Project, Non-GMO Month will raise consumer awareness about the GMO issue and celebrate consumers’ right to choose non-GMO. A Non-GMO Day on October 10th (10.10.10) will feature speakers, film screenings and other educational events.

Vendors who enroll in the Non-GMO Project before June 15th will receive free ad space in UNFI’s October Specials catalogue. Contact us now to participate in this and other exclusive promotional opportunities!

Retailers interested in bringing Non-GMO Month to your store are encouraged to complete our online registration form.

I am thinking about printing up this registration form and taking it to some local stores to see if they would like to participate.  Then giving them some contact info and see what happens.




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Am re-posting this one.  It was only up for 2 days.  And here is the latest news from Huffington Post on the status of GMO Alfalfa.  http://tinyurl.com/ylxbtuy

This is from Natural News.com as of March 17, 2010  http://www.NaturalNews.com/028388_GM_crops_kidney_damage.html GMO’s cause liver and kidney damage.

This is the last in a series on GMO’s and the First in a series on what to do about them.

I had a dream last night.  I was in an old wooden warehouse. It was very spacious and dimly lit with only natural light though I did not see any windows. It had recessed worn down pathways for walking and a few people were strolling along it unhurried. Then rather suddenly it became a very congested crowded marketplace, hectic. People everywhere shoulder to shoulder. I felt trapped.

Someone friendly but unfamiliar approached with a tall white paper cup with a black lid on it. She said it was tea and asked me to deliver it to someone whose name I did not recognize. She began to explain where this person could be found. I listened trying to hear what she was saying but I only caught every other word. And the words I did catch didn’t make any sense. One word sounded like LEAD I think it was spelled LED in my dream and was particularly confusing. It sounded like a word I knew but it was not in any context.

Muffled sounds in the background and masses of out-of-focus people with very colorful clothing barely registered as I listened intently trying to make sense out of what she was saying. It seemed like a reasonable request and she seemed very calm amid all the confusion, in asking it.  I agreed to do what she asked but explained I could not understand anything she was saying. She didn’t attempt any further explanation but just smiled confidently, pointed in the direction I was to go and handed me the paper cup.  As I turned around to head in the direction she was pointing I was instantaneously engulfed in the crowd but not feeling trapped. I didn’t know how I was going to find the person I was to deliver the tea to but that did not seem to bother me.

The warehouse was now overflowing with people.  The pathways disappeared.  I headed for an open space that looked to be in an outdoor courtyard.

In the center of the courtyard was a huge object. Strange looking, different, interesting, nothing I had ever seen before. I was curious and approached the area. Standing near the object were 3 small children and a women, I took to be their mother. The children were light skinned, rosy cheeked, meek and mild yet very curiously studying the huge object that was doing nothing.  The mother dressed in heavy dark clothing and wearing a brimmed hat pulled down over her ears was closest to the oldest of the three who appeared to be about 7 years old.

With a rather cautious but steadied hand the oldest boy reached out to touch a section of the object. The object was a ball encased in a case.  It reminded me of how a ball bearing fits inside of a case and moves effortlessly within the casing. Such a curiosity. It was begging to be touched.  I could feel the excitement and anticipation in the young boy’s outreached hand. Eyes twinkling with wonder. Then without warning, the woman strikes the child with great force across his head knocking him off balance while shouting. “DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING.” The mild mannered rosy-cheeked child grabs the impact point on his face and looks at his mother in absolute confused, stunned, disbelief. The innocent, wondrous, magical curiosity that filled his whole being was gone replaced with a shattered vacant tearful stare.

My angry and rage was instantaneous but before I could do anything they evaporated into the crowd.  At this point I woke up still feeling the angry . I started to recall the dream. I remembered this one. I remembered the feelings. It meant something. It made me think. To me dreams are about feelings. When we are awake, I think we rely more on our thinking brain to get things done. Which is a good thing especially when our brain says that is a stop sign.  This usual means, however, we have very strong feeling about things that happen during the day but are not able to deal with them at the time. Grave injustices that are happening before our eyes, a child dies from hungry and we can do nothing but drive on. So we push these feelings down where they wait and wait sometimes for a very long time before we allow ourselves to feel them. Dreaming, I think is a way of allowing these feelings to happen without the hurt  that goes with it.  We don’t have to make sense out of our dreams or explain to our ego why we felt the way we did in the dream.  It’s o.k. to dream.  No guilt.

I went to sleep thinking about this blog.  I was looking for an image to post that would depict the title I was wrestling with. Titles I had “GMO’s: the Beginning of the End.”  “GMO’s End of the Line.” I am wondering if the answer I was wrestling with in my awake state wasn’t somehow tied up with the feelings I was having in this dream.  I am now trying to get my head to listen to my heart to figure out what it all means. My logical, practical brain is saying never mind it is not important, DON’T GO THERE.  My heart is saying this is very important stop thinking and listen to me.

I am listening. I am just not understanding. OMG.  There it is.  The part of the dream where I was not understanding the words. It all makes sense now.  Well, just a little.  I ran this dream by Cassie. I liked her interpretation best. There is a real conflict within me where I need to let go of some old feelings to make room for the fresh new ideas yet to be felt.

As you can tell from this series on GMO’s I feel very strongly about the subject. Using my dream as a guide I am going to venture into unchartered territory.  I have contacted the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund http://www.celdf.org/ They help ordinary people write local ordinances. I want to introduce a local ordinance that would require all GMO products be identified with a single red dot on the Point of Purchase signage. This is a labeling strategy.  I have absolutely no idea what I am doing or how to do it.  That doesn’t seem to make a difference. All I know for sure is that I feel this is important and needs to be done.  I may get slapped aside the head just as a reminder to keep touching things I have never touched before. So if you would like to follow along on this next adventure I will be posting the step by step process on how to write a city ordinance. You are going to get the ups the downs and everything in between.   This is the Beginning of the End for GMO’s.  Yea right.  In my dreams.

Part 1 of the GMO story: Do Trees Sneeze?


Part 2 of the GMO Story: The Big Bang.


Part 3 of the  GMO Story- They Kingdom Come Thy will be Done


Part 4 of the GMO Story: Attack of the Killer Tomato


Part 5 of the GMO Story: End of the Line for GMO’s


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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was a 1978 cult comedy science fiction horror B movie about a high-level government experiment gone terribly awry when a  group of giant, mutated tomatoes roll through suburbia on a spree of mayhem and murder. The movie was full of satire and irony.  The title was just perfect for this subject.  Everyone has at least heard of the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes which always seems to get some sort of reaction, usual a head shake and smile as if to say, “that is so ridiculous it is funny.”  Now that I have your attention I will show you the irony.

The plot thickens and a twist develops.  Fourteen years after the Sci Fi movie in 1992 the Flavr Savr tomato was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1992. It was first sold in 1994, and was only available for a few years before production ceased. Calgene made history but mounting costs prevented it from becoming profitable, and it was eventually acquired by the profit-making Monsanto Company. Pig genes were first used in tomatoes in 1992.  Do  you eat or slaughter a Genetically Engineered Tomato?  With a  genetically engineered tomato pumped full of  pig genes  you would have a ready-made bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich if you had some lettuce. They are working on the lettuce. That will be the sequel. Attack of the Killer BLT.

Here is the twisted bit.  Fictitious persons (an oxymoron) have taken little bits and pieces of real live people and plants and created a real live killing machine (living machine is another oxymoron).  The name of the Fictitious person is Monsanto. I am going to cast this character as the F’en-men.  The F’en-men are terrorizing Mom’s Plant and Animal kingdoms.  By using rape and lethal injection the F’en-men have screwed Mother Nature and devised a Third Kingdom. I am calling this Third Kingdom the F’en Kingdom. F is for Fictitious and ironically Frankenstein which is another science fiction horror story which lends itself very nicely to the F theme.

The F’en-men Modified Mother Nature’s creation by co-mingling Her 2 separate and distinct Kingdoms which if you read the earlier post was hell-bent on procreation and propagating life.  Diabolic in nature, the F’en men  proceeded in taking parts of a pig and putting it in a tomato or parts of  human being into a cow or grain of rice or a bull to make it produce human milk.  Mom is not happy with these new development. It defies all the laws of Nature.  And we all know for a fact if Mom ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy. Mom will get even. That is Her Nature.

Keeping this simple is getting a little harder and to add another twist to this already twisted saga on January 21, 2010, the United States Supreme Court granted the F’en-men personhood.  Yea, lets hear it for the Supreme Court.It would seem everyone even our Supreme Court who is made up of real persons, well maybe, is wanting to give life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to inanimate things like rocks, money and crap.  So, we will use this latest development and ask the question


This is Monsanto’s character references.  Monsanto created, PCB’s, Agent Orange, DDT, Roundup, rBGH, Terminator seed and bought the rights to the killer tomato. Do you see a pattern here? Everything that Monsanto creates or lays claim to creating KILLS. Monsanto is a now a real live certifiable killing machine as so ordered by our US Supreme Court. This is wonderful news right?

Plants with human genes. Cannabilism?

Wonderful if you condone Rape, incest and lethal injections.  Monsanto is mating human beings with plants and animals by forcible entry.  In Mom’s world this is rape. In Mom’s world rape is the worst offense you can commit.  This behavior is strictly against the laws of Nature and there is no doubt whatsoever that there will be consequences.  Mating an animal gene with a plant gene is horrific enough but to mate a human gene with a plant is beyond belief.  The gene pool is swimming in a toxic soup we have not seen since the beginning of time.

Now if you eat that tomato or bowl of rice  injected with a human gene you could be eating  a human embryo. I am not making this stuff up folks. This is happening as we speak. This new F’en mating process is called  GMO. A Genetically Modified Organism. It is unnatural and we are consuming it everyday in every way and there will be consequences.

Our EPA and FDA are also key characters in this game of life.  They are the crooked Referees that look the other way when someone on their team commits a foul.  They didn’t insist on any long-term testing on GMO’s so 80% of our produce now in the grocery stores is GE.  Europe has placed a ban on all GMO products because they don’t know what it is doing to the gene pool. No body knows.  In Europe they are much more civilized and do not believe in using the general public as lab rats like we do here in America. Everything a GMO in Europe is labeled by law.  Everything a GMO in America is not labeled by law.  People in Europe look for the GMO label and avoid it.  Europe will not buy our corn or soy products. They are all GMO’s. Japan will not buy our rice. GMO’s.


They have gone to US corn flakes, corn syrup, pop corn, tortillas, soy milk and soy burgers, rice krispies, rice cakes,tomatoes, potatoes, baby food, dog food, bread. GMO Corn is feed to the cows that produce the dairy and meat products we eat and our kids eat. Milk, cheese, ice cream, hamburgers from MacDonald, Burger King and Tahoe Joes. GMO corn is feed to the chickens we roast and the eggs we eat. We have no labeling ban on GMO’s.  GMO’s are everywhere and in everything. Potatoes have fish genes in them to keep them from freezing. Hersey uses GMO sugar beets to make Kisses.  The Kiss of death only in America.  Drugs, medicine, and vaccines for our kids all untested, unnatural, totally foreign red flag inducing genes running helter skelter through our blood streams making pig fat, fish scales, frog skin, boobs on boys, sterilizing sperm, and there is more.

GMO’s are Rape. No miracle or magic here like in the pollination and procreation process Mother Nature was so meticulous about.  Just a cheap shot.

Cheap shot

 FDA approved Corn Porn

FDA approved Corn Porn

And our friends at the FDA has legalized Rape and told Monsanto, the F’en-man now F has another meaning,  go for it. It’s all good.

The animal gene injected into a plant that had strict orders from Mom to stay out of the plant’s room is now up to it’s eyeballs in uncharted territory. The plants may be a little confused as well. Something is growing inside of it that has never been there before.  Normally under these circumstances there are guard cells that attack foreign or alien objects, beat them up and toss them out. The battle between the invading cells manifests itself as diseases, like cancer, autism, fibromyalgia, etc.  It is natures way of defending itself.  But there are no guard cells yet programmed to stop this F’en Kingdom invader.  Nature will evolve and will create a counter attack to these invaders.  What will then occur are new diseases to fight the foreign invaders.

F'en manporpoise

F'en manporpoise

The next time you are driving through the bread basket of America and see Amber waves of grain,fruited plains and corn as high as an elephant’s eye beware.  Chances are that these are the killing fields making toxic pollen killing all the pollinators the birds, bees and butterflies.  The wind is carrying the Terminator seed pollen to contaminate and enter the gene pool of that organic red corn that once kept an entire culture healthy, wealthy and wise.  Roundup kills everything it comes in contact with.

Roundup is Monsanto’s Pride and Joy, Cream of the Crop.

  Roundup is sprayed in school yards where your kids play, Monsanto’s Roundup linked to deadly diseases and birth defects,

Posted at Hawthorn elementary School

and it runs off into the storm drains where fishes drink it and it ends up in our drinking water.

storm drain runoff @ Hawthorn elementary

I run my dog on this grass.  My grand babies played soccer on this grass.  Little league baseball is played here. There is a children’s garden with lettuce and tomatoes right next to the posted warning sign. City, county, state agency’s use deadly Roundup on all public lands to kill stuff.  Landscaping services for shopping malls, open spaces, houses and apartment complexes spray Roundup regularly to kill stuff.   I am starting to take this killing thing  personally. We have devised a million and one ways to kill something and yet we do not know how to bring one single thing back to life.

I was wondering how I was going to end this.  I read the last sentence to Cassie.  This was her response.  “That is really stupid. Everybody always tells you to make a copy on an external hard  drive so if your computer crashes, you get the blue screen, error, abort, this file will self destruct in 10 seconds message then you can rest assured you have a copy.  You will not lose everything. You can start over.  Make a copy of your work, always backup is key.”  This is perfect example. Monsanto has no backup. It kills stuff and its dead and there is no bringing it back ever, no how.

We have all experienced the absolutely devastating feeling of losing a file, records, pictures, reports, that cannot be duplicated. There is no command z in nature where you can undo the last action when you contaminate the gene pool, kill a species. Terminator seeds are the delete button in nature and there is no backup.  Last night I feel asleep trying to finish this blog.  Yup, I unconsciously hit the delete key.  I have spent all day collecting the information from the original rough draft I saved.  Thank you god. I am done. It is dark. I am hitting save and backing this up.

UPDATE ON ROUNDUP CAUSES BIRTH DEFECTS.  JUNE 14, 2011  http://www.panna.org/blog/chemical-trespass-roundingup-birth-defects

Part 1 of the GMO story: Do Trees Sneeze?

Part 2 of the GMO Story: The Big Bang.

Part 3 of the  GMO Story- They Kingdom Come Thy will be Done

Part 4 of the GMO Story: Attack of the Killer Tomato

Part 5 of the GMO Story: End of the Line for GMO’s

Update: June 18, 2010 on Monsanto’s Roundup.

Scientist warns of dire consequences with widespread use of glyphosate
By Ken Roseboro, ed.
The Organic and Non-GMO Report, Posted June 14, 2010


The following links are the latest very disturbing plans put into effect by our Food Czars.

Genetically modified corn for fuel production and that makes 3 GMO’s approved in one week. The other two were alfalfa and sugar beets – January 31, 2011

Yet another blow to organics: USDA approves Monsanto’s GMO sugar beets – February 6, 2011

Honey story out of Germany about GMO proteins in Honey, natures most perfect food –February 10,2011

World’s First Genetically Engineered Biofuels Corn Threatens Contamination Of Food-Grade Corn – February 11, 2011

Monsanto Shifts ALL Liability to Farmers –February 21,2011

Roundup, GMOs linked to emergence of deadly new pathogen causing spontaneous abortions among animals February 23, 2011

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Bless you

Bless you

Trees don’t sneeze.  People sneeze.

Bless you

Dogs sneeze                             Lioness sneeze



But trees don’t sneeze ‘cause they don’t have any noses, or nasal passages or lungs like people and animals.

So what does sneezing trees have to do with GMO’s? Surprisingly just about everything and I do mean everything. Why trees don’t sneeze and people do all happened about 100 billion years ago when Mother Nature got bored and decided to have some fun. Her fun and games is the reason we have noses and trees don’t.

GMO=Genetically Modified Organism

GMO=Genetically Modified Organism. Sometimes it is called GM (not General Motors) =Genetically Modified or GE (not General Electric)=Genetically Engineered. They all mean the same thing, Genetically Modified Organisms.  When we talk about genes and organisms we are talking about something that is living and able to reproduce itself. We are talking about sex here and the difference between non-living things like rocks that do not have sex with each other to make more rocks, and living things like plants and animals that do have sex but not with each other  well, not until now which is the Modified part and M in GMO.  You have to understand the gene thing before you can understand modified.  This is rocket science but…

Keeping It Simple simon.  KISs

I am no scientist so I will keep it simple. And because I am a mom we are going to be looking at this sex thing from a mom’s point of view.

First: Lets break down GMO. G stands for genetic. Genetics has to do with genes. Genes come from a combination of elements. Elements are made up of Atoms.  And that takes us to…. In the Beginning….. In the Beginning there was Mother Nature. Mom to me and you.  Mom just finished cooking up some universes and galaxies far far away and wanted something to take her mind off of work. She took a handful of Atoms that were just laying around from her last job and a little pinch of starlight, rolled it up into a big ball and said, “Go for it.”


In the Beginning

What do you get when you put all this stuff together? You get great balls of swirling atoms falling all over themselves trying to get organized.

Falling all over themselves.

There was a lot of jockeying for positions during this start up stage. Atoms with negative charges fighting with the positive charges hooking up with each other making new stuff.   Great balls of cosmic energy. They put on quite a show.


Mom was amused but warned them to stop all the bickering and start working together. Next thing She knew all those little atoms came back to her so proud of themselves and said, “Look what we did Mom.”

Yup, that’s the periodic table with all the elements, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sodium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sulfur, gold and sliver and so on.  This is the game plan the atoms came up with when they all started to play nice with each other.  The simplified version in lay terms is Fire, Water, Air and Earth. “This is good,” Mom said.  “What else can you do?”  I’ll be back in an hour to check on you. Mom came back in about an hour Her time, a billion years our time , and was delighted to see everyone getting along.  One group was just laying around doing nothing. They were done playing a long time ago. We are going to call this group the inorganic  non-living, couch potato group. Non-living as in rocks, diamonds, gold, stuff just lying around waiting for someone to discovery them. Eureka.  They have nothing to do with our GMO story.

Blip.  Blip, Blip. We interrupt this blog to bring you a news flash.  Orders from headquarters, that would be Samson the blog master is, I have to hold these blogs down to 500 words.   I’m at 654 and we know who is counting.  Because Samson is such a stickler about the numbers and we are just getting started this is going to be a 6 part series.  Keeping it Simple is very complicated. Not really. Well, just a little. Next time we are going to talk  astrophysics and what happened that started a chain reaction of living organisms that are hell bent on taking over the world. Really.

In the meantime Samson will be here next Friday talking about something really cool no doubt.

Part 2 of the GMO Story: The Big Bang.


Part 3 of the  GMO Story- They Kingdom Come Thy will be Done


Part 4 of the GMO Story: Attack of the Killer Tomato


Part 5 of the GMO Story: End of the Line for GMO’s


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