Bad Things They Do To Our Food-Factory Farms, Subsidies, Genetic Modification & Morefood goverment petitions
Anyway, You should see the response I got from Senator Cornyn. You can't even tell what it's about. Just a bunch of Republican party line BS about spending and deficits.
Both my senators supported continuing subsidizing Big Oil. You can bet they'll keep subsidizing 'big food.'
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:00 AM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:34 PM
So, they've made genetically modified mosquitos and are planning on releasing them in the Florida keys soon. They've already done it in the Cayman islands:
I find that frightening and callous, seriously. I thought this was going to be about the anti-malaria mosquitos but this sounds worse. Yes, let's potentially destroy an entire species because they are pests. It's not like they are an important part of the food chain or anything. I'd like to look up how the mosquito populaiton in the Cayman Islands is doing though, since that was at least 2 years ago now.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:31 PM
Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:53 PM
Luckily, that got me to search for legitimate farmer's markets in my area, and I found out there's a weekly farmer's market that is held literally down my street every Thursday. Had no idea it existed. Gonna check it out tomorrow.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:26 AM
Another Mercola article wonderfully titled 'Do You Have ANY Idea How Absurd U.S. Farm Subsidies Are?' with a call to action to help support small and organic farmers. http://articles.merc...20227_DNL_art_2 Hint - since the program began in the 50s. - only 10% of farmers receive 75% of all the hundreds of billions in subsidies. 67% of farmers receive nothing. Mega farms receive money annually whether they need it or not. Many receive subsidies even when they are no longer growing the subsidized crops. And of course, the vast majority of the money goes crops used to make the junk food that makes us sick and to feed for animals that makes them sick which makes us sick. Very little to fruits and vegetables.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:50 PM
According to this article, many states have already passed legislation to make any anti-GMO laws such as labeling illegal.
You are urged to join/donate to efforts in the various states (whether or not you live there) where they are trying to pass anti-GMO laws in an effort to stem the tides.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:48 PM
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:21 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:56 AM
Article claiming that they've been sowing GMO'd seeds in National park/reserves and other federal lands:
the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service has permitted GM seeds to be sown in wildlife reserves for several years now, as part of various habitat restoration efforts. The idea is that planting herbicide-resistant GM crops helps establish ground cover while allowing them to kill off unwanted weeds. PEER challenged this practice after being contacted by concerned Fish and Wildlife biologists, and claims it is being used as a ploy to boost exports of GM crops. According to Truthout:
Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:23 PM
The Obama administration will respond if we get 11,000 more petition signatures by March 16 on the White House website. We can do this!
Almost two years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new guidelines to reduce drug use in food animal production, but their target date to finalize the plan – June 2011 – has come and gone. If we can get 25,000 petition signatures by March 16, the White House will issue a response on this topic which we hope will encourage action by the FDA.
Sign the petition and urge the Obama Administration to end the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in food animals.
Our petition asks the Obama administration and FDA to keep their promise to limit the injudicious uses of antibiotics in food animal production. Together, we can demonstrate that there is great concern across the country about the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in industrial farming and that action must be taken to protect these life-saving drugs.
I'm having trouble logging in so I can sign this, but if you have the ability to edit or add comments, be sure to say that the solution is to get the animals back out into pastures where they belong and where it is healthier for them and for us. We would also be able to grow far less grains and soy since we won't need it for animal feed. And that will benefit because it means more acreage for vegetables, less monocropping, less monsanto, and less artificial fertilizers that get into our waterways and cause dead zones. Especially with corn which is a low yield per acre crop that requires tons of nitrogen.
Another article with links to petitions on DOW chemical's Agent-Orange resistant corn:
Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:25 PM
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