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 April 4th, 2014

Cannabis EatingMarco Torres

PreventDisease.com

The question is no longer which disease cannabis can cure, but which disease can’t it cure? A study published in Nature Reviews-Cancer provides an historic and detailed explanation about how THC and natural cannabinoids counteract cancer, but preserve normal cells.

 

The study by Manuel Guzman of Madrid Spain found that cannabinoids, the active components of marijuana, inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animals. They do so by modulating key cell-signalling pathways, thereby inducing direct growth arrest and death of tumor cells, as well as by inhibiting the growth of blood vessels that supply the tumor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 30th, 2014

days of noahBarbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Chemical warfare on planet earth and its inhabitants is increasing rapidly, which, if left unchecked, will result in a good portion of the planet being left unsuitable for the propagation of life. This is being caused by those who refuse to put humanity, the earth, its creatures, and our ecology ahead of corporate profit.

To those who would rape and pillage without a moment’s hesitation all for the sake of power, glory, and gold, I say:

If you do not change your ways, it is too late for you. If you do not stop this corporate onslaught that creates nothing but waste in its path, you will, at some point, come face to face with what you have done and have to answer for it.

But for those who see what is to come due to that all-consuming greed and lust for control of all resources that is inherent in those who would seek to dominate all things around them, who possess the arrogance to think that they can improve on nature’s way, it’s all about building the ark.

In Noah’s day, only a few survived. Noah and family built an ark to save themselves and the seed of life, leaving all others to perish in the flood. Noah and family were the only pure seed left. The only ones who would listen and act. All others were corrupt. So corrupt that nothing could be done to save them.

Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

It appears that today, corruption is also running rampant. Our food is being gene spliced with different species combined in one transgenic plant and animal that would never occur in nature, we are being genetically engineered, nanoteched, chemically mutated, slowly poisoned by the air we breathe and the water we drink, rivers are running red with pollution, males are becoming feminized through testosterone suppressing chemicals and foods, our children are being brainwashed and stolen from their parents by government agencies, and we sit back in our recliners thinking that this is okay. We are entering a time when corruption is the norm. We are becoming “as the days of Noah were.”

It’s Time to Build the Ark

Today’s ark is not one of wood and pitch. It is one that consists of enclaves dedicated to the preservation of all that is truly natural. It consists of saving what we can before the pollution is so all-consuming that there is nothing pure left. Just like it was up to Noah to build the ark and save his family along with the animals and plantlife, it is up to us to build arks of communities that store seeds and develop the skills to revive the planet. These communities will work with nature to rid it of the chemical and genetic nightmare that it has been subjected to and help it to recover along with its inhabitants.

Why? We do this because when the day comes to give an accounting of just what we have done, we want to stand with the knowledge that we have done everything in our power to do what is right. To support life and not ravage it. To build a way of life that is acceptable to all living things, and end the grievous existence that thrives on death and destruction. We do this because we love life and despise the lie. We do this because the only other option is to become that which we despise.

©2014 Barbara H. Peterson

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 30th, 2014

Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Glyphosate is not only used for genetically engineered (GMO) crops created to be resistant to it, but it is also used on non-GMO crops including sugar cane fields prior to harvest as a “ripener.” So, even when you buy pure cane sugar to avoid genetically engineered sugar beets, you still get a good dose of Glyphosate in your package.

RipeningSugarcane’s response to ripener application may be lessened when conditions favor good natural ripening or when conditions are not conducive to glyphosate absorption. Ripener application will reduce vegetative growth and may reduce cane yields. However, cane yield losses are generally offset by increases in recoverable sugar per ton of cane, resulting in equal or greater yields of sugar per acre when harvested during the recommended treatment-to-harvest interval.

http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/crops_livestock/crops/sugarcane/harvesting_processing/Sugarcane-Ripener-Recommendations–Glyphosate.htm#5

But Glyphosate is supposed to be safe, so what could possibly go wrong?

Scientist Slams Biotech Industry over Deadly Kidney Disease Epidemic

Dr Jayasumana recently released a study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that proposes a link between the world’s number one selling herbicide known as Roundup (aka Glyphosate) and a series of mysterious epidemics of fatal chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) affecting several poor farming regions around the world.

 

What qualities does Glyphosate have which could make it into a killer of so many people? Is Glyphosate alone the reason for the outbreak of CKDu?

The strong metal chelating property of glyphosate is the key factor. Glyphosate was first patented as a chelating agent, wetting agent and biologically active compound. It was initially used as a descaling agent to clean out calcium and other mineral deposits in pipes and boilers of residential and commercial hot water systems. Descaling agents are effective metal binders, which grab on to Calcium, Magnesium and heavy metals to make the metal water soluble and easily removable. Later, Monsanto acquired the chemical and obtained a patent for its herbicidal properties. Once glyphosate is combined with a metal, it does not follow the normal degradation pathway and remains in the environment or biological systems for a long time. Glyphosate alone is a weak nephrotoxic substance. When it combines with arsenic or heavy metal, its nephrotoxic property is enhanced a thousand times.

Glyphosate alone is not the cause for CKDu but, it seems to have acquired the ability to destroy the renal tissues of thousands of farmers when it forms complexes with nephrotoxic metals.

http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/03/24/scientist-slams-biotech-industry-deadly-kidney-disease-epidemic-exclusive-interview/#.UzhMy1cz3j_

REPORT ON GLYPHOSATE BY PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 28th, 2014
Photo by: iQoncept

Photo by: iQoncept

New research shows that the low levels of glyphosate found in human urine can promote the growth of human breast cancer cells, confirming the carcinogenic potential of the herbicide known since the 1980s.

Dr Mae Wan Ho

Institute of Science in Society

GM and herbicide cancer warning suppressed in retracted study

Among the unsettling results of the Séralini study [1], which almost certainly lie behind its notorious retraction by the journal editor a year after it was published ([2] Retracting Seralini Study Violates Science & Ethics, SiS 61), are cancers in rats fed GM maize and/or exposed to Roundup. Although the word ‘cancer’ was never used by the authors, they recorded three ‘metastases’ (i.e., cancers) – two in females and one in a male – plus two kidney Wilm’s tumours in male rats, which had to be euthanized a year early because the cancerous tumours grew to more than 25 % of body size. This makes a total of at least 5 cancers in the treatment groups, in addition to the excess of grotesquely large tumours, premature deaths, pituitary, kidney, liver, and other pathologies compared with the controls. The cancer cases certainly should not be ignored, and to make sure this important paper is not erased from public record, it is now freely available and permanently registered on thesparc [3] a floating knowledge archive for the survival of people and planet. The findings are especially important in the light of new research and indeed, previous research on the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate (and GM food). Read the rest of this entry »

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 Do We Have a Right to Know If Our Food Has Been Genetically Modified?

Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com.

Eater Beware …

USA Today reported last October that the FDA doesn’t even test the safety of genetically engineered food:

Q: Does the FDA test these foods before they’re allowed on the market?

A: No. Instead there is a voluntary consultation process. Genetically engineered foods are overseen by the FDA, but there is no approval process. Foods are presumed to be safe unless the FDA has evidence to the contrary, Jaffe says. The FDA “has to show that there may be a problem with the food, as opposed to the company needing to prove it’s safe to FDA’s satisfaction before it can get on the market,” he says.

Now we know why.

Bruce Friedrich reports:

The problems begin with FDA’s bizarre decision to consider GE meat using its “New Animal Drug Approval” (NADA) process, a process designed for evaluation of new animal drugs (hence the name), not genetically engineered animals. The GE salmon themselves [which increase allergies in people eating them ... but are still being approved for human consumption] are, according to this analysis, the animal drug. As food blogger Ari LeVaux explains on Civil Eats, “the drug per se is AquaBounty’s patented genetic construct… Inserted at the animal’s one-cell stage, the gene sequence exists in every cell of the adult fish’s body.” Read the rest of this entry »

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