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The Organic Effect

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How the People Can Outwit the Global Domination Plans of Agribusiness

So, if one were to devise a strategy for the food movement, it would be this. The public already knows (mostly) that pesticides are dangerous. They also know that organic food is higher quality, and is far more environmentally friendly. It knows that GMOs should be labeled, are largely untested, and may be harmful. That is why the leaders of most major countries, including China, dine on organic food. The immense scale of the problems created by industrial agriculture should, of course, be understood better, but the main facts are hardly in dispute.

But what industry understands, and the food movement does not, is that what prevents total rejection of bland, industrialised, pesticide-laden, GMO food is the standard acceptance, especially in Western countries, of the overarching agribusiness argument that such food is necessary. It is necessary to feed the world.

So, if the food movement could show that famine is an empty threat then it would also have shown, by clear implication, that the chemical health risks and the ecological devastation that these technologies represent are what is unnecessary. The movement would have shown that pesticides and GMOs exist solely to extract profit from the food chain. They have no other purpose. Therefore, every project of the food movement should aim to spread the truth of oversupply, until mention of the Golden Fact invites ridicule and embarrassment in the population, rather than fear.
by Jonathan Latham; source

[Unfermented] Soy: Linked to Brain Damage and Breast Cancer

Here is a summary of soy’s most glaring problems.
– 91 percent of soy grown in the US is genetically modified (GM)…
– Even more frightening is the potential for GM soy to cause infertility in future generations, which has been evidenced by recent Russian research…
– Soy contains natural toxins known as “anti-nutrients.”
– Soy contains hemagglutinin Hemagglutinin is a clot-promoting substance that causes your red blood cells to clump together…
– Soy contains goitrogens…substances that block the synthesis of thyroid hormones and interfere with iodine metabolism, thereby interfering with your thyroid function.
– Soy contains phytates [which] …bind to metal ions, preventing the absorption of certain minerals, including calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc — all of which are co-factors for optimal biochemistry in your body.
– Soy is loaded with the isoflavones genistein and daidzein [which] are known to disrupt endocrine function, may cause infertility, and may promote breast cancer in women. Drinking even two glasses of soy milk daily for one month provides enough of these compounds to alter your menstrual cycle….
– Soy has toxic levels of aluminum and manganese …
– Soy infant formula puts your baby’s health at risk…
– There is also the issue of pesticides and genetic modification. Soy foods are both heavily sprayed with pesticides and genetically modified (GM)…
Dr. Mercola, mercola.com

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Autism risk and exposure to agricultural pesticides in the CHARGE Study

US children born in 1992 had a 1 in 150 chance of being autistic. That has increased in 2002 to 1 in 68 risk. I believe now its 1 in 50. Children born in 2025 will have a 50% chance being born autistic according to senior researcher, Stephanie Seneff. Studies abound. Here’s one researcher discussing the Charge Study.
4:25 min video

OMG, GMOs are unbelieveable

How did we allow this to happen?
We just finished watching GMO OMG for the second time. This is definitely worth your time. Watch it and share it.
Here’s the trailer:

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Give bees a chance

Can Pesticides Be Rinsed Off?

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EWG and Pesticides: The Dirty Dozen

There are some fruits and vegetables that should be purchased organic because they contain the toxins they were grown with when you eat them. Peaches and apples, for example, should be organic.

What can you save money on by not buying organic? Onions, avocados and broccoli can be purchased “conventional” (grown with toxins) because, in the end, not all of those toxins make it to your fork.

But, your own personal health is not the only reason to purchase organic food. There is the farmer, the farm worker, and the environment to protect by saying NO to TOXINS.

To see the list of the Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen, go here: http://www.foodnews.org