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33 Unbelievable Places

Posted: April 22, 2014 in -
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33 Unbelievable Places

 

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Monsanto and Big Food Losing the GMO and ‘Natural’ Food Fight

Organic Consumers Association: After 20 years of battling Monsanto and corporate agribusiness, food and farm activists in Vermont, backed by a growing Movement across the country, are on the verge of a monumental victory—mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods and a ban on the routine industry practice of labeling GMO-tainted foods as “natural.” 

On April 16, 2014, the Vermont Senate passed H.112 by a vote of 28-2, following up on the passage of a similar bill in the Vermont House last year. The legislation, which requires all GMO foods sold in Vermont to be labeled by July 1, 2016, will now pass through a House/Senate conference committee before landing on Governor Peter Shumlin’s desk, for final approval. 

Strictly speaking, Vermont’s H.112 applies only to Vermont. But it will have the same impact on the marketplace as a federal law. Because national food and beverage companies and supermarkets will not likely risk the ire of their customers by admitting that many of the foods and brands they are selling in Vermont are genetically engineered, and deceptively labeled as “natural” or “all natural”; while simultaneously trying to conceal this fact in the other 49 states and North American markets. As a seed executive for Monsanto admitted 20 years ago, “If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.”

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA’s Politics and Democracy page, our Millions Against Monsanto page and our Genetic Engineering page.

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“This is the end, beautiful friend.”

-Jim Morrison

 

Daily Mail UK is warning of volcanic activity at the world’s largest “supervolcano” at Yellowstone caldera.   Having not erupted in 600,000 years, Vulcan is pissed.

The super-volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has been rising at a record rate since 2004

“Spewing lava far into the sky, a cloud of plant-killing ash would fan out and dump a layer 10ft deep up to 1,000 miles away.

Two-thirds of the U.S. could become uninhabitable as toxic air sweeps through it, grounding thousands of flights and forcing millions to leave their homes.”

As they say… fuck that shit.

It’s worse still, as the floor of the volcano has been rising 3 inches per year, as pressure shoots upward from Hades and the lava core beneath.

I repeat: fuck that shit.  I won’t be sightseeing in Wyoming any time soon.

There is an upside.  The global warming thing would be mitigated for a couple of years.  Yay.

 

Jay Harman’s advances in engineering can reduce energy demand by 50%, and in some applications as much as 90%.  He’s gone back to nature for the formula for minimizing energy use.

TEDxMarin – Jay Harman – An Alternative Cure for Global Warming