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The grassroots March Against Monsanto movement is spreading across the nation, and the initiative spells out an increasingly massive number of activists and concerned citizens who will ultimately be responsible for ending the GMO juggernaut through peaceful protest and the spread of information.
It really comes down to the basic understanding that what we want is real food — not chemical-laden junk that is riddled with genetically modified organisms. And of course Monsanto is responsible for the majority of such junk, holding a monopoly over the GM seed market with 90% of staple crop seeds under Monsanto control. Seeds that are sold to ignorant farmers who oftentimes end up killing themselves after they find that the seeds produce decreased yields and milk the farmers financially dry through the enforceable patents that come along with the seeds. Patents that Monsanto goons carefully enforce, preying upon small farmers through devious lawsuits and farm stakeouts.
Even organic and natural farmers are subject to such legal attacks, since it’s possible for the patented seeds (which India calls biopiracy) to blow over to such farms and begin to grow. This is also how widespread GMO contamination begins, to which the USDA simply responds ‘get insurance’. We can even go back decades to find that Monsanto was integral in the creation of the infamous Agent Orange, a Vietnam-era chemical warfare weapon which estimates say killed or maimed around 400,000 people and caused a startling 500,000 birth defects.
But the days where this information could hide as footnotes within the media are over.
More at the linkThe grassroots March Against Monsanto movement is spreading across the nation, and the... more
NOTE: A highly informative appeal for support from the STOP GE Trees Campaign - a great organisation. For more on their work and how to get involved: http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php?tabs=0
Our plans for the STOP GE Trees Campaign in 2012 and our accomplishments from 2011
The years 2012 and 2013 could be the most important yet for our campaign to ban the release of genetically engineered trees (GE trees) into the environment.
* Countering Phony Sustainability Criteria: The timber industry is moving forward with plans to develop phony so-called "sustainability criteria" for GE trees. This is crucial if they want to get GE trees certified by bodies like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which would make it easier to get investors. Right now the FSC will not certify GE trees.
GE trees are not now and never will be "sustainable." They deplete soils and water, require huge inputs of toxic chemicals, replace native forests, displace biodiversity and forest dependent communities, kill beneficial insects, and worsen climate change. So in order to combat the sustainability lie, we are increasing our work to expose the social and ecological dangers of GE trees.
* GE Eucalyptus Trees in the US South: In January 2011, GE tree company ArborGen applied for permission from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to sell billions of their GE eucalyptus trees for commercial plantations across seven states in the US South--from Texas to South Carolina.
We are mobilizing to ensure this never happens.
* GE Poplars in the Pacific Northwest: GE poplar trees are emerging as a major threat in California and the Pacific Northwest. Scientists at the University of Oregon and the University of Washington have received large federal grants to develop genetically engineered poplar trees for bioenergy plantations.
GE poplar trees are extremely dangerous because native wild poplars grow in forests in California and the Pacific Northwest. These native poplars could easily be contaminated with pollen from the GE poplars. This irreversible contamination would be disastrous for forests, wildlife, soils, insects and songbirds. And once GE tree contamination begins, there is no way to stop it from continuing to spread.
We will be escalating our work in the Pacific Northwest in 2012 to stop GE poplars. Let us know if you can help!
The good news--we can still stop the disaster of GE trees before it is too late. Since 1999 we havesuccessfully prevented commercialization of GE trees because of the support of people like you. You enable us to stand up against the largest timber corporations on the planet. Thank you.
Because of our success, the promoters of GE trees name GJEP as the main obstacle to their forward progress.
After we filed a lawsuit against the USDA in July 2010 over their approval of a large field trial of GE eucalyptus trees, Biomass Magazine stated that our lawsuit was scaring away investors from supporting GE tree research because no one wants to invest in a technology that is going to be tied up for years in legal battles. As a result, GE tree company ArborGen decided not to go public with their stock only days before they were scheduled to do so.
The victories of the STOP GE Trees Campaign over the years show the power of grassroots organizing, alliance building, non-violent action and our refusal to compromise.
This is the documentary, A Silent Forest, narrated by Dr. David Suzuki that lays out the threat of genetically engineered trees which are still a threat to the U.S.NOTE: A highly informative appeal for support from the STOP GE Trees Campaign - a... more
A fun and entertaining interview with Billy Graziadei (guitarist/vocalist) of Biohazard. Discussions focus on the bands' as yet unreleased new disk, the first written and recorded with the original line-up since 1994.
Includes two songs, both tracks from Biohazard's 1994 release State Of The World Address: "What Makes Us Tick" and "Tales From The Hard Side".
AIR TIME: 35 Minutes.
CLICK LINK TO TUNE IN: http://the-big-rock-show.podomatic.com/entry/2011-05-13T07_54_33-07_00A fun and entertaining interview with Billy Graziadei (guitarist/vocalist) of... more
Very detailed info on Disasters around the world ,earthquake and volcano monitoring
Supervolcanoes Monitoring System
Name of Volcano VEI Continent Country Location Last eruption Last activity Status Details
Lake Taupo 8 Australia & New-Zealand New Zealand North Island ~26,500 years ago .. Details
Lake Toba 8 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Northern Sumatra ~74,000 years ago .. Details
Whakamaru 8 Australia & New-Zealand New Zealand North Island ~254,000 years ago .. Details
Yellowstone Caldera 8 North-America USA (Pacific Region) State of Wyoming 640,000 years ago .. Details
Island Park Caldera 8 North-America USA (Pacific Region) State of Idaho 2.1 million years ago .. Details
La Garita Caldera 8 North-America USA (Pacific Region) State of Colorado ~27.8 million years ago No data Details
Mount Tambora 7 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Sumbawa Island 1815 .. Details
Baekdu Mountain 7 Asia China The border North Korea and China ~969 CE No data Details
Kikai Caldera 7 Asia Japan Osumi Islands, Kagoshima Prefecture ~6,300 years ago 02.03.2011 Details
Laacher See 7 Europe Germany Rhineland-Palatinate ~12,900 years ago .. Details
Aira Caldera 7 Asia Japan Island of Kyushu ~22,000 years ago 06.02.2011 Details
Campi Flegrei 7 Europe Italy Naples ~39,280 years ago .. Details
Reporoa Caldera 7 Australia & New-Zealand New Zealand Taupo Volcanic Zone 230,000 years ago .. Details
Mount Aso 7 Asia Japan Island of Kyushu, Kumamoto Prefecture ~80,000 years ago 28.02.2011 Details
Long Valley Caldera 7 North-America USA (Pacific Region) State of California ~760,000 years ago .. Details
Valles Caldera 7 North-America USA (Pacific Region) Jemez Mountains, State of New Mexico ~1.12 million years ago .. Details
VEI : Volcanic Explosivity Index (1-8) (Nasa map with real time info on biohazards around the world)Very detailed info on Disasters around the world ,earthquake and volcano monitoring... more
Resident Evil 4 is turning five years old and in this celebratory look back at the game, Blair Herter gives you a short history of the title and explains how Resident Evil 4 captured our hearts. Happy 5th Anniversary Resident Evil 4!
http://g4tv.com/videos/43798/Resident-Evil-4s-Fifth-Anniversary-Celebration/Resident Evil 4 is turning five years old and in this celebratory look back at the... more
GALVESTON, Tex. — Much of the University of Texas medical school on this island suffered flood damage during Hurricane Ike, except for one gleaming new building, a national biological defense laboratory that will soon house some of the most deadly diseases in the world.
How a laboratory where scientists plan to study viruses like Ebola and Marburg ended up on a barrier island where hurricanes regularly wreak havoc puzzles some environmentalists and community leaders.
“It’s crazy, in my mind,” said Jim Blackburn, an environmental lawyer in Houston. “I just find an amazing willingness among the people on the Texas coast to accept risks that a lot of people in the country would not accept.”
Officials at the laboratory and at the National Institutes of Health, which along with the university is helping to pay for the $174 million building, say it can withstand any storm the Atlantic hurls at it.
Built atop concrete pylons driven 120 feet into the ground, the seven-floor laboratory was designed to stand up to 140-mile-an-hour winds. Its backup generators and high-security laboratories are 30 feet above sea level.
“The entire island can wash away and this is still going to be here,” Dr. James W. LeDuc, the deputy director of the laboratory, said. “With Hurricane Ike, we had no damage. The only evidence the hurricane occurred was water that was blown under one of the doors and a puddle in the lobby.”
The project enjoyed the strong support of three influential Texas Republicans: President Bush, a former Texas governor; Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison; and the former House majority leader, Tom DeLay, whose district includes part of Galveston County. Officials at the National Institutes of Health, however, say the decision to put the lab here was based purely on the merits. It is to open Nov. 11.
Link to more...
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/29/us/29lab.html?partner=permalink&exprod=permalinkGALVESTON, Tex. — Much of the University of Texas medical school on this island... more
This is my life dammit. And yeah, it's really happening. To any who take the time to read this and leave a comment, just moral support, all I can say is I'm humbled and thank you for taking time to do this. I wanted people to know what happened to me so it doesn't happen to anyone else.
It started like this...
I have been really sick, after mold became crazy horrible in the basement. I kept asking for help, didn't get any. I asked month after month.
About 2 weeks ago, I went into the rental office and presented a mold test that was over-run with black mold. I was told I was to hire a professional company. I was given very specific instructions, and I followed them. 3 days later, the professional mold test was done.
The woman told me that if mold was indeed found (they thought it wouldn't) then I would be paid back for the test. So I set out to do my part.
I had no idea my would would crash after.
Dear Property Management Office,
Attached is the mold report, as well as the instructions for removal of the mold. We do have toxic and black mold both, in extremely high numbers. The highest concentrations that can be measured in the basement.
My immune system is very compromised, so this is serious and needs to be fixed quickly.
I am sure you know, people breathing toxic mold spores and mycotoxins can become very sick.
http://www.mold-help.org/ This website will tell you the details, dangers, everything of each strain of mold in the report. The combo we have is especially toxic.
For example: The most dangerous mold strains are: (we have these in abundance!) Chaetomium and Stachybotrys chartarum as they have been proven to produce demylenating mycotoxins among others, meaning they can lead to autoimmune disease. These are potent inhibitors of DNA, RNA, and proteinsynthesis, and have been well studied in animal models because of concern about their potential misuse as agents of BIOLOGICAL WARFARE, due to their ability to destroy human health (mentally and physically).
There are several other toxic strains that were measured separately, and they all were in the highest amounts that their equipment can measure. It is all in the attached report.
Also we were told that the furnace cannot be used, even with new and clean filters. It is getting cold. Too cold many days to be without heat. I don't have money to purchase other heating. I do not have family to stay with or anything like this, and I am not healthy enough to live in the cold.
If you would email me with a plan for cleaning & heat here.
I would like to call you but every time I do, even with my new phone, after I say my name and ask for your office, they say they cannot understand and hang up, just there at your office. I'm sorry.
Thanks for your help.
(continued below)This is my life dammit. And yeah, it's really happening. To any who take the... more