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Hidden Downsides of the Green Revolution: Biodiversity Loss and Diseases of Civilization

With the horticultural shift of the Green Revolution, industrial agriculture has been producing more calories than ever, but the lack of micronutrients in the resulting diet is causing widespread disease.

By Richard Manning

Photo by First Light/John Birdsall

This is a Call to Action for a 
Non-Hierarchical Occupation of Monsanto Everywhere

Whether you like it or not, chances are Monsanto contaminated the food you ate today with chemicals and unlabeled GMOs. Monsanto controls much of the world’s food supply at the expense of food democracy worldwide. This site is dedicated to empowering citizens of the world to take action against Monsanto & it’s enablers like the FDA, USDA, EPA, GMA, BIO, and the processed food companies that use Monsanto’s products. -via http://occupy-monsanto.com


“Genes are physical memories of an organism’s learned experiences.
Exchange of genes among individuals disperses those memories.
The dangers of genetic engineering become apparent.
For example, tinkering with the genes of a tomato may not stop at that tomato, but could alter the entire biosphere in ways we cannot foresee.
When humans digest genetically modified foods, the artificially created genes transfer into and alter the character of the beneficial bacteria in the intestine.

Gaia hypothesis holds that the Earth and all of its species constitute one interactive - living organism.
Whether it be by destroying the rainforest, depleting the ozone layer or altering organism through genetic engineering, can threaten its survival and consequently ours.”


–by Bruce Lipton PhD 《The Biology of Belief 》

let’s stand against evil

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Neil Young plans album and tour with Willie Nelson's sons

In a collaboration that I really want to call cute, Neil Young has announced a new album and tour with Willie Nelson’s sons’ band, Promise of the Real.  The album, The Monsanto Years, will feature protest songs against the agricultural company Monsanto, which Young has been battling for…http://dlvr.it/9V5JL1

May 23rd the world will unite to protest Monsanto’s destruction of nature🌽 So, today I’d like to clear up some GMO myths and truths.

GMOs are NOT the same as traditional plant breeding! Don’t let a #troll confuse you by saying, “We’ve been genetically modifying food for centuries!”👹 NO❌ - we have been plant breeding in fields, not injecting DNA in a lab. Farmers have been cultivating new plant varieties for thousands of years by cross-pollinating two closely related plants, such as two different species of wheat naturally pollinating to form a hybrid. This takes 6-10 generations. When breeding takes place in this manner, the genes that carry information for all parts of the organism are passed down to the new generation plants in an orderly fashion.✔️ Most produce we see today is hybrid: the orange is a hybrid between a pomelo & mandarin. Our seedless banana is a hybrid between two wild south Asian varieties.

Unlike hybrid seeds, GMO seeds are #chemically engineered in a lab.💉 The process of inserting the GM genes is carried out in one of two ways:

1⃣The first is with a “gene gun”, which randomly shoots microscopic gold or tungsten nanoparticles coated in GM DNA into the plant cells in a process called particle bombardment. Genetic engineers do not fully know WHAT processes are involved in the DNA insertion process, and have #NO control over when it occurs or where in the DNA of the plant cell it will occur.👎🏽 2⃣The second mechanism of gene insertion is by infection of the cultured cells with the soil bacterium A. tumefaciens. 😷 A. tumefaciens infects plants at wound sites, causing grown gall disease, a type of tumour. The infection process involves the actual insertion of DNA from A. tumefaciens into the DNA of the #infected plant. This is also random with no control over where in the plant cell genome the GM gene will be inserted!

At this point in either process, only a few cells of the plant bond with the pathogenic GM gene, and the cells that do not “take” are eradicated with chemicals.🚫 The few cells that survive the chemical blast are treated with plant hormones to stimulate the genetically modified plant cells.