Posts Tagged ‘food’

PHOTO-Dungeness crabs caught by fisherman Josh Churchman-061715-B.Drummond, bdsjs.com-5648x2690-landscape.jpg

 

Commerce Secretary Pritzker declares fisheries disasters for nine West Coast species

How close are we to the zombiepocalypse?

In recent years, each of these fisheries experienced sudden and unexpected large decreases in fish stock biomass due to unusual ocean and climate conditions.

 

 

untitled

Fucking Republicans

“I’m a registered Republican,” she said.

And none of this would have mattered to her in the slightest except it happened to her, to her son. There’s no problem with corporate control and deregulation until your family gets sick and dies. That’s how Republicans roll. They look the other way at corruption until that corruption affects their own family. It has to personally impact them before the horror of the situation becomes real. They lack fundamental empathy and reasoning skills. They are like programmed drones, programmed to think in ideological cliches until the results of their programming suddenly fail them, or someone they love. Not until.

It’s the same old God damned fucking story. And it is exactly what got us here.

monfield.jpg

Food Inc. is one of those blood curdling investigations of big business and its control of our food supply. It’s the story of corruption, monopoly, subsidies and disease.

Essentially the government has subsidized corn so that it is overproduced and shoved into everything. We need to end these subsidies. Stop paying for food we don’t need and that isn’t healthy. Stop subsidizing giant corporations so that they can control our food and squeeze out all the small competitors. Stop the corruption.

“The industrial food is not honest food.”

Sums up the situation.

The film moves onto Monsanto’s evil empire of Terminator Seeds (TM), the RoundUp assault, and the corporate war on independent farmers. These subjects are covered in other films, and this seems like a general audience intro to the subject of corporate food. It’s not novel, but it is thorough in covering its bases.

Of course, Americans are largely too stupid to demand the Right to Know what the hell they’re eating and feeding to their children. I remember the California ballot measure, and I was on my campus giving out information. The bullshit industry propaganda had already reached the sheeple. Some of them argued in favor of systemic ignorance, against their own interests and on behalf of GMO manufacturers.

How did our society become so propagandized that educated people go to absurd lengths to fight against their own right to know what’s in their food? Mis-educated, I suppose, would be more accurate.

The legal assault, the batteries of lawyers abusing the law, openly fascistic corporate/state power abuses, is the chilling final section of Food Inc. Farmers cannot stand up to any of these multinational monsters. Legal fees quickly mount, $25k, $400k, over a million dollars! They can sue just to send a message. This is the expression of fascism, which Mussolini defined as corporatism. Corporations using government to abuse the people, that’s fascism. That’s America.

The movie tries to strike an upbeat final note. Consumers got Walmart to introduce organic products. It is difficult however to swallow an upbeat ending to such a devastating and sickening main event.

 

 

Full Film?

s_500_opednews_com_0_1--jpg_95158_20150902-909

Two More European Countries Ban Monsanto’s GMO Crops

gmo-safety

GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health

Monsanto’s lies and its troll army are contradicted in no uncertain terms. They have monkeyed with science in numerous ways, and corrupted the process of ensuring food safety.

nejm

In our view, the science and the risk assessment supporting the Enlist Duo decision are flawed. The science consisted solely of toxicologic studies commissioned by the herbicide manufacturers in the 1980s and 1990s and never published, not an uncommon practice in U.S. pesticide regulation. These studies predated current knowledge of low-dose, endocrine-mediated, and epigenetic effects and were not designed to detect them. The risk assessment gave little consideration to potential health effects in infants and children, thus contravening federal pesticide law. It failed to consider ecologic impact, such as effects on the monarch butterfly and other pollinators. It considered only pure glyphosate, despite studies showing that formulated glyphosate that contains surfactants and adjuvants is more toxic than the pure compound.

…This decision was made in haste. It was based on poorly designed and outdated studies and on an incomplete assessment of human exposure and environmental effects.

…National Toxicology Program should urgently assess the toxicology of pure glyphosate, formulated glyphosate, and mixtures of glyphosate and other herbicides.

Labeling will deliver multiple benefits. It is essential for tracking emergence of novel food allergies and assessing effects of chemical herbicides applied to GM crops.

GMO_5_21_15

What physicians think about GMO labeling

fukushima_013

Radioactive Fukushima food could be hitting UK shops through safety loopholes

The report follows revelations in Taiwan last month that more than 100 contaminated products from Fukushima were being sold in stores under false labels.

TPP-relaced

This is global corporate control. Jill Stein is getting into Youtube…

ANTI-TPP PETITION