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On Wednesday September 19, 2012, the Food and Chemical Toxicology Journal in New York published the findings of the first-ever long-term peer reviewed feed trial.  It explored the long-term health impact of consuming GM Maize and the world’s most popular herbicide, Round-up.

AND THEN

MONSANTO’S TV AD SO BLATANTLY FALSE IT WAS PULLED OFF THE AIR BY THE FCC. It has to be pretty bad for that to happen.

TV ad against food labeling initiative Proposition 37 is pulled

Am I enjoying this?  More than you will ever know. There was never any doubt in anyone’s mind where I stood on the Monsanto issue. This is finally beginning to smell like sweet, sweet victory and the fall of a an evil evil giant.  Prop 37 last polled is ahead 2-1. If you don’t vote on anything else on Nov. 6 please please make sure and vote on at least this one.  Yes on Prop 37.  Help deliver the final blow and put this monster out of business for good.

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This pictures says it all for me. This year is going to be all about Mother Nature, water, sky and everything in between.

In numerology, which is the study of numbers, such as the figures in a birth date, and of their supposed influence on human affairs, this year is a 4 or a 13. A little confusing because of the 11. Some say you can’t breakup the 11 and others say you can. I am going with the –you can break it up — So 4 is the number for this year.

“This is a practical year. A year of evaluating material things. A time to manage well. Stick to things and accomplish goals. A time to put ideas into concrete form. This is a year for building resources for future security. There will be more work than play this year. Avoid carelessness and accept responsibility. Not a time to trust to luck.” Numerology is also called arithmancy which I didn’t know.

 

http://www.star-elders.net/

Star Elders Calendar

http://www.star-elders.net/

What else is going on?  Native Americans are seeing  a lot of their prophecies taking shape. Interesting happenings occurring on Dec. 21  and Jan 4.  Dec 4, 2010 was a full  lunar eclipse on the winter solstice. Jan 4 will be a full solar eclipse on a New Moon.  Eclipses are viewed as opportunities in the great cosmos. A Stargate or portal of sorts.  Small window where change can occur. Here’s how  GRANDMOTHER SILVERSTAR describes it.

GRANDMOTHER SILVERSTAR,Wiċahpi Mazaska Waśté Wiŋ, No-qui-si A-de-lv U-ne-ga, Hee-do-ka sent the following to us:

O’śi-yo, Star Family Relatives,

“Brothers and Sisters, we are now in a sacred time between the eclipses, between the December 21, 2010, TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE and the January 4, 2011 SOLAR ECLIPSE.

Coming on Jan. 4, 2011 is New Year’s Day of The EarthStar Way Sacred 13-Moon Calendar.

All over Mother Earth, the Star Family will activate the Star Laws of the Day.  Thus, in “Ceremony of the Stars” the Star Family will pray together as ONE HEART. “

I kind of feel there is some ancient wisdom going on here and I really like the idea of everybody being together as One Heart.  So I will pass that on.

Here at Hole in the Fence I have 3 pet projects I am going to focus on:  One is water.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6iwAZU4oHc&feature=related

Miracle water

 

Water is a miracle and a mystery and so darn interesting we just have to get to know it better. Did you know that water has a memory? Oh Yea.

Two is GMO’s.

 

WHO'S GETTING SCREWED THE MOST?

http://www.encognitive.com/node/10283

Monsanto is really doing the world a great disservice by contaminating the gene pool with GMO’s.  I really really don’t want my grand babies, or anyone’s children to have to deal with the wrath of a Women scorned, that would be Mother Nature, as she tries to sort out getting screwed over by profit pimps prostituting and raping all her children.

Three is Chemtrails.

 

Look Up

http://educate-yourself.org/ct/ aligncenter

There are streaks in the sky that linger for hours and hours. It changes the color of the sky and the weather. It blocks my sunlight. It blocks my gardens sunlight. I don’t like that. That is not good.  I want it to Stop until and when I find out what it is they are spraying, who is doing it, and why they are doing it?  If everything is fine I should be able to find the answers to those questions very quickly. If  the spraying is sinister and ill-conceived I have a feeling they will want to remain secret and keep what exactly it is they are doing up there a secret also. Sinister and secret is bad. Bad has to stop. That’s all.

That’s my three main things. If I have any time left over I will try to talk  Mr. Dalidio into planting timber bamboo on his 180 acres. Maybe take a yoga class or two and even a ceramics and videography class or get a degree in horticulture or botany. Plan a trip up the coast with my puppy dog to visit my kids and grand kids sounds like fun too.   Can’t forget to have fun. Fun needs to go at the top of the list. Still looking to get some Mount Shasta Water.

So, that is a preview folks. I am looking forward to making some real headway this year.  I am kicking off the New Year by heading to the refrigerator right now and pouring a glass of homemade eggnog with rum and bourbon in it.

“Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year, everybody.”

Toast

click click

From mom with Love.

 

 

 

 

 


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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

WHAT KIND OF PERSON IS MONSANTO?

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.

WHERE HAVE ALL THE GMO’S GONE?

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

LATEST NEWS ON GMO’S  FEBRUARY 28,2011

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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Okay, motivated by my mom’s articles and a recent deluge of GMO-related emails from organizations like Organic Consumers Association (OCA), I have taken action and thrown my considerable weight (insert laughter here) behind several petitions and campaigns to oppose the growing use of GMO products—despite the proven negative effects of previously approved products like maize and cotton—and the continued influence of former Monsanto executives on our agricultural philosophy and policy. So, as part of this weight throwing around stuff, I thought I’d lay out a very brief case against GMOs and the poster child of GMO infiltration, Monsanto.

I want to preface the rest of this polemic against Monsanto and its ilk by saying that I’m not against agricultural innovation, or even GMOs (sorry, mom), per se. What I am against is bad science, unethical (and illegal) business practices, and a blatant disregard for health and human rights. Study after study has proven the ineffectiveness of GMO products to date, the real and potential harm they cause to the environment and animals (including humans), and the real costs of additional pesticides, fuel, and labor required to use them—costs with no demonstrated returns.

It’s worth noting (and even emphasizing) that it’s not like there is lack of innovation in other modalities, specifically the field of organics. For instance, the Union of Concerned Scientists conducted a comparative study of crop yields and found that

Organic [my emphasis] and low-external-input methods (which use reduced amounts of fertilizer and pesticides compared to typical industrial crop production) generally produce yields comparable to those of conventional methods for growing corn or soybeans. For example, non-transgenic soybeans in recent low-external-input experiments produced yields 13 percent higher than for GE soybeans…. 1

This puts paid to the idea that we need GMOs to feed the world. What we need to do is utilize the most effective proven methods available. Those methods exclude GMOs. And Monsanto. And therein lies the rub. Monsanto needs to make money on its investment in GMO research, regardless of its efficacy.

It’s also worth noting that the coalition against GMOs cuts across political, cultural, and philosophical backgrounds. Some of the most vocal opponents of Monanto (and often the recipients of their lawsuits and mafioso tactics) are small farmers and seed companies. There are a multitude of examples. Here are a few from such varied sources as Democracy Underground, OCA, and the AP.

I could go on for many more paragraphs. But I’ll save you from the torture. Instead, I encourage you to follow the links below, sign the petitions, and get educated and involved. I can think of few other things as important as protecting one of the Big Three: food, water, shelter

Prevent a Monsanto lobbyist from getting appointed by Obama

Oppose the USDA’s approval of GMO alfalfa

Whew. All right, I’m climbing off my soapbox and walking away from Speaker’s Corner. For my next post I promise an optimistic and lighthearted topic!

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The Big Bang

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adenosine_triphosphate

ATP is the Big Bang that happens every single time and a cell is born.

The  group that was hell-bent on taking over the world is the living group.  Anything living is an Organism.  Organisms are very special and unique in every way.  They are Special because since that first group of atoms got together and made up the elements which formed a molecule which started life on this planet everything living now came from that single magic spark billions of years ago.

That spark created energy, E=mc2, and we can’t do it.  Only Mom knows the secret ingredients and she isn’t telling anyone yet. It all started with an atom. We can split atoms. Join atoms.  But we can’t create one from scratch.  http://www.wimp.com/bigbang/ Every single time a cell reproduces the entire creation of life from the beginning of time happens in a split second. Now that is what you call a big bang.

We can collect seeds, exchange seeds, cross-pollinate mix and match them.  We can freeze sperm but if something were to happen and all the trees and plants stopped producing seeds or the body stopped producing sperm and eggs we could not go into our laboratories or GSI super accelerators, nuclear power plants or mile long quasar tunnels and recreate that secret recipe Mom cooked up way back when those first molecules formed a cell and split in two and life began. You see we have devised a million and one ways to kill something but not one way to bring something back to life.

The population of the world is at 6,692,030,277.  There are 350,000 extant species of plants.  Zoologists have recorded 20,000 species of fish, 6,000 species of reptiles, 9,000 birds, 1,000 amphibians, and 15,000 species of mammals. And, although there are a million named species of insects, scientists estimate that there could be another million waiting to be discovered and named! About 1.8 Million have been given scientific names. The National Science Foundation’s “Tree of Life” project estimates that there could be anywhere from 5 million to 100 million species on the planet, but science has only identified about 2 million.

Currently we are destroying habitat and environments in the rain forests and Amazon faster than we can discover and ID species. So again we can kill something and once it is dead it is dead. We can not bring plants, animals, people or a single cell back to life.  And it all started with a atom that formed the elements that formed the first molecule. This is a molecule.  It consists of two or more atoms.

Amazing Molecule.

Molecules stick together. Not wanting to have to reinvent the wheel every time they got together Mom hardwired each molecule with the exact DNA sequences of its makeup. You know about this DNA stuff Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Mom is all about being practical so hard wiring each molecule will save a lot of time and energy in the future. Some molecules joined up with other molecules and now they are living under the same roof called a cell.

All those hardwired molecules or encoded genes that make up cells is called genetics. That’s the G in GMO’s.  Each of those genes has a little piece of something from the beginning of time like oxygen, sodium, magnesium, don’t forget the starlight, and carbon. Carbon is a biggie, it is in all living things and some non-living things like water but we are not going to talk about water here because that is astrophysics and I promised to keep it simple.  Just know that we need carbon and it is part of the makeup of all living things.  And remember also, too much of a good thing is too much. It is all about balance.

Because of their atomic makeup those little molecules had so much energy they were bouncing off the walls inside a cell. And before you knew it there was a big bang and that little bundle of energy split in two. And miracle of miracles it created more energy when it split. Now it is making more cells. The splitting caused a chain reaction making more energy, more splitting happening at lightning speed and it couldn’t stop splitting, making new cells, until you have every living, breathing thing here on earth. That’s an Organism and it is life. That is the O in GMO. Look around you. Everything living and breathing that started billions of years ago is still dividing, and multiplying and trying to take over the world.

For something to be alive it has to do these 6 things.

Reproduce, Grow, Breath, Change with the environment, Make energy, Die

Rocks, gold, silver, diamonds and the like don’t eat, breath, die or excrete, or get together and make more rocks, gold and silver or diamonds. That would be nice but these are non-living things.  These have nothing to do with Organisms. 

Life is just one continuous Bang after another.

This is a Single human cell.  This was you and me splitting cell a nanosecond before the big bang occurs and a little atomic reaction called nuclear fission goes off, bang, and the cell divides.  Got a clone. Mother like daughter.

Mother=Daughter

Mother=Daughter

Now you have two totally self-sufficient cells with encoded molecules  that have everything they need to divide again. They work creating energy and divide again, bang, bang and in a blink of an eye a hundred trillion little bangs traveling at the speed of light form cells that form a person with ears, blue eyes, a nose, pinkie toes, left handed, brown hair,  Nervous system, Circulatory system, Endocrine system, Muscular system, Reproductive system, Respiratory system, Skeletal system, Excretory system. It’s a freaking miracle don’t you know.

The original cell is mom and the split cell an exact duplicate is the daughter. This is genetics  and eventually after all the banging is over you get born. This is the end result of a single cell with noses in its DNA.

Just a little side note here.  The question may arise.  Why don’t we all look exactly alike if we all start out as a clone of the original cell?  Now we are getting into astrophysics.  But it is suffice to say that the odds of every atom hooking up with  exactly the same encoded molecules that determine hair and eye color, size, shape, etc is astronomical.  In lay terms, the odds are a little greater than winning the lottery.  And because we can not recreate time, ah ha, there’s the rub that time thing,  duplication at the time of creation is, lets just say for all intensive purposes impossible.  And that is the reason why every single living thing on earth is absolutely unique.  That is to say also, you are an original.

Plants cells do the Big Bang too.

Now we get to the part that explains why trees don’t have noses. This is a plant cell.

plant cell

It is different from an animal cell.   Different because the genes in the plant cell are programmed to make roots, stems and leaves, not bones, tissues and organs. It is a wonder. And this concludes part 2.

Part three is about two extraordinary developments.  The Plant and Animal Kingdoms and the beginning of the F’en Wars.  Stay tune.

Part 1 of the GMO story: Do Trees Sneeze?

https://holeinthefence.net/2009/12/18/what-is-a-gmo-do-trees-sneeze-1-of-6/

Part 2 of the GMO Story: The Big Bang.

https://holeinthefence.net/2010/01/01/gmo-part-2-of-6-the-big-bang/

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

https://holeinthefence.net/2010/01/16/gmo-story-continued-thy-kingdom-come-thy-will-be-done-on-earth-part-3-of-6/

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

https://holeinthefence.net/2010/02/02/gmo-story-part-4-attack-of-the-killer-tomatoes/

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

https://holeinthefence.net/2010/03/07/gmos-end-of-the-line-part-5-of-5/

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Bless you

Bless you

Trees don’t sneeze.  People sneeze.

Bless you

Dogs sneeze                             Lioness sneeze

gesundheit

AAACHOOOOO

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.”

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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.

Great

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.

https://holeinthefence.net/2010/01/01/gmo-part-2-of-6-the-big-bang/

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

https://holeinthefence.net/2010/01/16/gmo-story-continued-thy-kingdom-come-thy-will-be-done-on-earth-part-3-of-6/

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

https://holeinthefence.net/2010/02/02/gmo-story-part-4-attack-of-the-killer-tomatoes/

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

https://holeinthefence.net/2010/03/07/gmos-end-of-the-line-part-5-of-5/

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Hey all, my sis-in-law, Shawna, turned me on to an incredible website (and movement) called Healthy Child, Healthy World. As the name indicates, it is devoted to one thing: the health of our children. It’s an amazing site, and obviously well-supported. And the topics (like GMO labeling and enchanced chemical regulations) are near and dear to my heart.

Take a look at this well-produced trailer to get a sense of the founders’ commitment and the scope of their project. It’s very exciting!

I wonder if Healthy Child will be able to generate that all-important critical mass to affect real and sustained change. I certainly hope so, because although the focus might be our children (which is plenty important enough), the effects of the changes would be far-reaching.

I’d like to know what you think.

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