Barbara H. Peterson on February 8th, 2014

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GMO-Free Josephine County

Have you signed yet?? We are collecting signatures for our ballot measure for just a couple more days (see locations to sign below)
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“GMO-Free Josephine County Moving Forward with Genetically Engineered Plant Ballot Measure”

On September 30, 2013, members of GMO-Free Josephine County submitted a petition for a county ballot initiative to phase out and prohibit the growing of genetically engineered crops in Josephine County due to the risk of genetic contamination to neighboring farms and gardens in the county. Volunteers seek to obtain 1,997 valid signatures to qualify the initiative for inclusion on the ballot for May 20, 2014, at the same time GMO-Free Jackson County’s similar measure will appear on the ballot. Both groups work to create a GMO-Free Rogue Valley.

Passage of the measure is critical to the agricultural economy of Josephine County, larger Rogue Valley, and many other regions across Oregon. The Rogue Valley is a principal seed-growing region for many crops, including beets and chard. GMOs directly threaten the economic viability of the organic seed industry in this valley because of the potential for cross-contamination from genetically engineered crops that have been planted nearby. If pollen from GMO sugar beets, for example, is carried by the wind and pollinates an organic crop of beets or chard, then the owner of that farm will be raising GMO crops the next year and will no longer have a truly organic or natural product. Cross-contamination has cost area businesses money in lost seed production. It is the position of GMO-Free Josephine County that everyone has a right to grow food free from genetic contamination for themselves and others.

Genetically engineered organisms, also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs, are organisms that have undergone laboratory processes to introduce genes from other organisms to create novel genetics that do not occur in nature, such as splicing fish DNA into tomato, or foreign bacteria into corn. GMOs are not created using traditional cross-pollination or hybridization techniques. Once GMOs contaminate organic crops, those crops can no longer be sold and often have to be destroyed.

If approved by Josephine County voters, the ballot initiative would prohibit new plantings of GMO crops and give farmers with genetically modified crops already in the ground a 12 month period to phase out their plantings and transition to non-genetically engineered crops. The law would provide exemptions for certain medical and educational research facilities that use genetically engineered organisms in controlled environments that prohibit escape into the open environment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on February 6th, 2014

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The Common Sense Show

Agenda 21 destroys people from all walks of life. Its policies are draconian. Its unconstitutional dictates are carried out with impunity. Agenda 21 seeks to destroy the family by separating children from parents. Its allies are destroying private property rights. Agenda 21 wants to remove all people from rural areas through the enforcement of the anti-small farmer administratively contrived policies frequently concocted by bureaucrats who are outside the reach of the electorate. Agenda 21 proponents allow no discourse as to the veracity and legitimacy of its policies. Agenda 21 advocates pursue a course of extreme revenge against those who speak out against its policies. Agenda 21 is the driving force behind the ridiculous and mindless control policies besieging America under the guise of HOA regulations. Agenda 21 is the administrative arm of the climate change extremists who use pseudoscience to pursue policies related to the elimination of private property rights. As some of you already know, Agenda 21 seeks to remove nearly all energy usage from the populace. Ultimately, Agenda 21 creators seek to reduce the population by 90%. Agenda 21 is the enemy of humanity and this article is a snap shot of how the Agenda 21 forces are attacking people on an individual, a state and a regional basis. READ MORE…

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Barbara H. Peterson on February 6th, 2014
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Jon Rappoport

 

Remember Agent Orange? The US Army sprayed it all over Vietnam. It defoliated (destroyed) plant growth and brought on cancers and birth defects.

One of its significant ingredients was a chemical called 2.4-D.

Well, the US Dept. of Agriculture has cleared the way for brand new Dow GMO corn and soy crops. They are engineered to withstand spraying with 2,4-D.

The theory is, the corn and soy will survive, but pesky weeds will die.

Of course, the drifting spray of 2,4-D will kill all sorts of other plants, including fruit trees.

And there is that species called Human. Have a little lymphoma with your corn chowder. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on February 4th, 2014

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Farm Wars

Slap a ‘USDA Certified Organic’ label on a product, and viola! It is safe, GMO-free, and healthy, right? If you are comfortable and feel safe believing that, then this article is not for you. However, if you think that somehow trusting the USDA – an agency that has proven time and time again that its sole purpose is to hand the act of producing food over to the hands of multinational agribusiness corporations such as Monsanto – with the truthful labeling of our supposedly ‘organic’ food is foolhardy at best, then read on.

Recently I posted “GMOs in USDA Organic Food“ on Farm Wars. It is getting very little notice. Why? Because nobody wants to hear it. It tears apart the illusion of a ‘safe’ haven for non-GMO food. It attacks the bubble we create for ourselves, thinking that we can simply go to the store and pick up a can of ‘USDA Certified Organic’ food and feel safe. It makes us uncomfortable because it demands that we take responsibility for our food choices instead of relegating those choices to a government agency whose sole purpose is to subjugate and control. And we go home with our cans and jars and boxes of government-certified phony ‘organic’ food and feel good about ourselves that we made the right choice and have taken a stand for food safety.

QUIT BEING MANIPULATED!

I say to the people who equate food safety to the USDA Organic label: Get up off of your hind ends and do the research! Just because it says USDA Organic does not mean that it has not been adulterated by people whose job is to do just that. If you don’t trust the company who makes the food, then USDA Organic label or not, DO NOT BUY IT!

Even Monsanto is getting into the ‘organic’ market by adding another division to its portfolio in an attempt to take advantage of the growing demand for organic food caused by the backlash that it created by flooding store shelves with its patented genetically engineered pesticide-laden factory ‘foods.’ Monsanto wants to own ALL seeds, including organic, and is working steadily on a monopoly on the creation of every single thing we eat. Would you buy ‘USDA Certified Organic’ made by Monsanto? Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on February 3rd, 2014

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Barbara H. Peterson on February 1st, 2014

BarbTired of wearing GMO clothing? Want to get Monsanto off your back? Farm Wars will be partnering with Nick Brannigan to offer you the Farm Wars line of organic, non-GMO cotton T-Shirts, emblazoned with the Farm Wars logo and other original graphics from the site.

Why Non-GMONon GMO Apparel was started by non GMO advocate Nick Brannigan.  Nick is the host of Health ConspiracyRadio and author of the free eBook, I’m Eating WHAT?!?: The Health Risks of Genetically Modified Food and 10 Real World Solutions to Avoid Them.

Nick started Non GMO Apparel as a way to show opposition to GMOs in public without speaking a word and, more importantly, to further withdraw support from Big Biotech.  A lot of people know which food choices to make to “vote with their dollars”, but a lot of people have no idea that most clothing is made from GMO cotton.  In fact, it never ceases to amaze Nick that non-profit groups who fight for a GMO free food supply offer shirts made with GMO cotton in exchange for donations!  Literally, accepting money to stop GMOs by giving you a product that supports GMOs!

You also help the environment by purchasing Non GMO Apparel.  Not only by not supporting Bt-cotton (which hurts bees and other insects) or Roundup Ready cotton (which supports the heavy use of glyphosate), but our inks are water based and safe enough to pour down the sink. Nick Brannigan

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So, take a look around Nick’s site, and keep your eyes open for Farm Wars. Here is a graphic depiction of what one of the shirts will look like:

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