Barbara H. Peterson on June 22nd, 2014

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Rosemary Mason MB ChB FRCA

Compiled with information from a global network of beekeepers, independent scientists and environmentalists

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We Are What We Eat – The poisoning of our food supply

We now live in a world where it is considered beneficial and necessary to spray poison over all our food and to add more poison (dye, preservatives, flavor enhancers, etc) in processing our food. Then we take more poison to counteract the poisons. Beam me up Scotty, the inmates are insane.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on April 6th, 2014

 

This website is designed to provide comprehensive yet simple guidelines for each individual to approach their respective city council with tools on how to end GMO cultivation and toxic pesticides associated with them in their own city or county.

This has been done in San Juan County, Washington and other cities across the nation. Proactive citizens all across the country have taken a stance and made their voices heard, and have made a positive change in their cities by urgently requesting the end of GMO cultivation – this can be done and is being done on local levels, right now, in over 30 cities across the U.S. – but there are as many as 30,000 cities across the nation – we need your help! Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on September 28th, 2014

Monsanto vs Farmers from Mathieu Asselin on Vimeo.
 

“In 1996, Monsanto introduced its first GMO seeds. It ensured that farmers could not save the seeds and essentially lose the ownership of their seeds. Consequently, the power balance shifted away from the farmers to corporations who now own 80 percent of GM corn and 93 percent of the GM soy market. Now farmers not only have to buy the seeds from the corporations year after year, but they are also forced to comply with the rules and regulations embedded in the contracts, which are designed to put the farmers at a juridical disadvantage. Since they have been wrongly accused, Dave Runyon, Troy Roush and Moe Parr have traveled the world speaking out publicly about Monsanto’s reckless business policies.”

 

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Barbara H. Peterson on September 25th, 2014

Barb 2014 questionBarb’s Note:

This is an open access paper regarding the implications of how future DNA evolution is affected by natural horizontal transfer of degraded DNA that has been around for years. Enter laboratory manipulated horizontal transfer via genetically engineered DNA that combines unrelated species into the mix when reading this and you will understand why I shared it ;)

Horizontal transfer of short and degraded DNA has evolutionary implications for microbes and eukaryotic sexual reproduction

Wiley Online Library

Abstract

Horizontal gene transfer in the form of long DNA fragments has changed our view of bacterial evolution. Recently, we discovered that such processes may also occur with the massive amounts of short and damaged DNA in the environment, and even with truly ancient DNA. Although it presently remains unclear how often it takes place in nature, horizontal gene transfer of short and damaged DNA opens up the possibility for genetic exchange across distinct species in both time and space. In this essay, we speculate on the potential evolutionary consequences of this phenomenon. We argue that it may challenge basic assumptions in evolutionary theory; that it may have distant origins in life’s history; and that horizontal gene transfer should be viewed as an evolutionary strategy not only preceding but causally underpinning the evolution of sexual reproduction.

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Barbara H. Peterson on September 23rd, 2014

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Yup! There goes another one. A potential android wannabe glued to a computerized gadget designed to talk back, respond to requests, handle telephone calls, remind about appointments, and basically act as a traveling personal secretary…

We’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of computerized control. That’s the signpost up ahead. Your next stop, the WiFi Zone!

Nowadays we’ve got all sorts of computerized toys such as talking cars that sense when another car is near and take action with no driver input that are equipped with navigational systems that tell us how to get to the nearest restaurant. We interact daily with talking phones that let us know the day, time and weather, which are being cleverly integrated into smaller and smaller devices such as watches and rings. Things that you keep on your person all day, every day. Things that you learn to depend on.

We are entering an age when talking to a computer will become so natural that the next logical step in the progression of integrating man with machine and eventually into android bodies with a computer chip brain will seem absolutely logical and sane. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on September 3rd, 2014

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Barbara H. Peterson on September 3rd, 2014

Dusty Special

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Barbara H. Peterson on August 31st, 2014

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Use a GMO contaminated bag of conventional seed, get sued for patent infringement. By the way, expect contamination.

It’s a setup, the game is rigged, the fix is in. Monsanto sues if its agents find the company’s patented gene in your crop, even if you never bought its genetically engineered (GMO) seeds. But does that mean diddley squat to Monsanto?

No. Here is a bit of logic, Monsanto style:

If the plant is found in your possession, then that means you have used the seed. If you have used the seed, then you have agreed to the technology use agreement, and owe Monsanto your crop, your seed and your profits. It doesn’t matter how the seed actually arrived in your possession.

Just ask Percy…

 

GMO transgenic contamination is so widespread that even most seed suppliers cannot guarantee that the seeds they sell to farmers are not contaminated up to at least 2%.

The amount of GMO contamination that might be present in conventional alfalfa is not known. But a December 2011 report by Stephanie Greene, a geneticist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, ARS, said that after Roundup Ready alfalfa was first deregulated in 2005 industry testing of conventional seed lots found levels of contamination as high as 2 percent.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/17/usa-alfalfa-gmo-idUSL2N0HD1SQ20130917

In fact, there is no guarantee whatsoever that levels even higher have not contaminated our seed supply.

The default standard for certification as GMO free has been taken to be zero in many cases, although experience shows that meeting such a standard will be difficult.There have been proposals for setting maximum allowable levels in the range of 1 to 3%, and it is likely that some tolerance level above zero will be accepted in the future.  

http://ohioline.osu.edu/agf-fact/0149.html

Anyone who has ever opened a bag of livestock feed knows about contamination. You cannot open a bag of oats or barley without finding a few pieces of corn. It happens regularly. It is commonplace. But now, the contamination is not simply a piece of corn or two, it is genetically engineered corn, or soy, or canola, or wheat, and it’s not just a grain or two. It’s widespread contamination that will only get worse the longer the genetically engineered monster is allowed to roam free.

Coexistence does not exist. This is a genetic takeover of the corporate kind. We need individual bans, folks. This issue is so urgent that I can’t even begin to express it. We know that the corporations pushing this stuff are big and mean and ugly. We also know that they survive off of our money.

Starve the beast before it starves us. And if you find GMOs trespassing on your property, demand that the company remove them. If it doesn’t, remove them yourself and send Monsanto the bill.

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