Barbara H. Peterson on October 13th, 2014

Barb 2014 Barb’s Note: Industry is using fear tactics to force fast-track authorization for GM food and feed in the EU. Here is a snapshot of the first paragraph in a letter to the EU Commission.

statement to EU

This my friends, is Fear Porn in action.

Definition of Fear Porn: Fear porn can be defined as that which is used to instill fear in another in order to exact a particular response.

 

In this case, the fear promoted is that if these GM crops are not approved, then the “necessary legal certainty to food and feed business operators” will not exist, and “vital imports of …protein-rich products” will not be available.


Industry pushes for fast-track authorisation

Christoph Then

Test Biotech


Monday, 13. October 2014

 

Testbiotech is warning that the EU Commission might soon rush to give market authorisation to nine genetically engineered plants, all at the same time. This is a crucial decision about allowing about eight genetically engineered crop plants for import and usage in food and feed. Member States have already voted on these applications, but there was no qualified majority either in favour or against. Further, the Commission might allow maize 1507 for cultivation at any time soon. Testbiotech is demanding a reorganisation of the process for authorisation, and that further authorisations are stopped for the time being. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on October 8th, 2014

CheddarBarbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Yes, it’s true. Your cheese has more than likely been made with genetically engineered rennet. In fact, according to About.com, up to 70% of store-bought cheese products are.

Rennet

Milk contains proteins, specifically caseins, that maintain its liquid form. Proteases are enzymes that are added to milk during cheese production, to hydrolyze caseins, specifically kappa casein, which stabilizes micelle formation preventing coagulation. Rennet and rennin are general terms for any enzyme used to coagulate milk. Technically rennet is also the term for the lining of a calf’s fourth stomach. The most common enzyme isolated from rennet is chymosin. Chymosin can also be obtained from several other animal, microbial or vegetable sources, but indigenous microbial chymosin (from fungi or bacteria) is ineffective for making cheddar and other hard cheeses. Limited supplies of calf rennet have prompted genetic engineering of microbial chymosin by cloning calf prochymosin genes into bacteria. Bioengineered chymosin may be involved in production of up to 70% of cheese products.

http://biotech.about.com/od/casestudies/a/dairyenzymes.htm

This is simply another way that genetic engineering has invaded our food supply by stealth. Think about it. What else are we eating that is genetically engineered? What aren’t we being told about the most important thing we can do for our bodies – and that is to eat good, clean food?

There is even talk about growing “organic” genetically engineered produce. Since, according to the USDA, organic farming is a process oriented endeavor, only a few words need changing to allow genetically engineered seeds to be included in the regulations.

We are quickly reaching a point of no return in which the line between artificially engineered products and food produced without genetic hanky panky is blurred beyond recognition unless one has a laboratory with genetic testing ability at hand.

Think that we are safe eating USDA Certified Organic and that the overall plan by the USDA is to keep genetic engineering out of our organic food supply? Think again. According to the USDA, GMOs (genetically engineered/modified organisms) and natural ones are substantially equivalent. No difference. In a pig’s eye my friends, in a pig’s eye.

©2014 Barbara H. Peterson

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Barbara H. Peterson on October 7th, 2014

Barb 2014 Barb’s Note: Thanks, Abe, for forwarding on this very timely and important video. I encourage everyone to watch it, but be prepared for some hard-hitting truth presented by James Corbett of The Corbett Report.

 

Good morning, Mr. President. I’m a representative of the shadow government that put you into power. Did you ever wonder how we keep people fighting with each other? Or obeying our silly rules? Or actually loving their captors and slavemasters? This morning we’re going to brief you on just that. Are you ready to begin?

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Barbara H. Peterson on October 3rd, 2014

Woman ScreamingBarbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Fear porn is running rampant. You’ve all heard the purveyors yelling “doom! doom!” at the top of their lungs every time another new and improved disease comes rolling down the pike. This year it is ebola. Last year it was the flu. Next year it will be something else.

But guess what? There are two very important things that you can do:

  1. Bolster your immune system.
  2. Turn down the volume on the fear porn.

Let’s face it. If you eat garbage, your immune system is garbage. If your immune system is garbage, you will get sick. Just how hard is that to understand? Health depends on the immune system. Sure, there are genetic predispositions towards certain diseases, but with a bolstered immune system, they can be warded off.

So, if you want a nation of sick, compliant people who are more than willing to pay through the nose for the “cure,” what do you do? Target the immune system. And that is exactly what is going on.

Our immune systems are targeted with each new GMO, each new pesticide, each new toxic food additive, each new water additive, each new vaccine, each new drug, each new…. and on and on. And believe it or not, we can include fear porn on that list. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on October 1st, 2014

owlBarbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Everyone who raises animals has a story. These are stories of triumph, stories of hardship, but mostly stories of how not to do THAT again. And I am no exception. Mine is the story of the 4ft owl. You heard me. 4 feet. Yes, 4 ft. An owl that stood four feet tall.

Anyway, it happened one morning, on a very sunny day, deep in the outskirts of Southern Oregon…

There I was, waking up peacefully to a beautiful sunny day, when it hit me…

I had forgotten to put the chickens in the coop for the night. No big deal, this had happened before and they were comfortable in the barn with the hay. It’s not a traditional, closed-in barn, but one with a roof and short sides. Enough to keep a four-footed predator out, so everything should be okay. And it had been.

That is, until that one fateful morning…
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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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