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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

protesting monsanto in san francisco by Donna Cleveland
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yesterday was the international protest against monsanto, the leading developer of toxic genetically mutated (they like to say &quot;modified&quot;), organisms (GMOs) for human and animal consumption. read info by michele simon, author of &quot;appetite for profit: how the food industry undermines our health and how to fight back,&quot; on repealing the monsanto protection act: <a href=“http://www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/2013/05/23/is-outrage-over-the-monsanto-protection-act-a-turning-point-for-the-food-movement/” rel=“nofollow”>www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/2013/05/23/is-outrage-over-the-m…</a> hear interview with jeffrey smith, author of &quot;seeds of deception&quot; and producer of the documentary, &quot;genetic roulette.&quot; : <a href=“https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VknpuZhG9cE” rel=“nofollow”>www.youtube.com/watch?v=VknpuZhG9cE</a> see the non-gmo shopping guide from the institute for responsible technology: <a href=“http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/” rel=“nofollow”>www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/</a> my monsanto set: <a href=“http://www.flickr.com/photos/msdonnalee/sets/72157633727115397/”>www.flickr.com/photos/msdonnalee/sets/72157633727115397/</a> FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND DISSEMINATE

Pesticide Use Contributes to Significant Increase in Bee Deaths

While Monsanto and other chemical companies skirt the blame for the alarming amount of bee deaths in the U.S., studies show that pesticides are to blame.

By Friends of the Earth U.S.

Fotolia/Dmytro Smaglov 

2013 March Against Monsanto DC 9 (by Stephen D. Melkisethian)

This is a photo of a protester’s sign at the October 2013 March Against Monsanto in DC.

The photographer noted that “The march did succeed in starting quite a few conversations among onlookers along the route about the safety of our food and Monsanto’s role in it.”

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Occupy Monsanto » Protest

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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DannyProtest filmed a protest, check it out, share it around.

The movement is bigger than you may know, needs awareness and fast!

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Neil Young Monsanto Protest Album Now Streaming Live- Listen Here

Neil Young Monsanto Protest Album Now Streaming Live- Listen Here

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Whether it’s been the rise of corporate influence in music and entertainment or racism and everything in between, rock legend Neil Young has always been on the cutting edge of musical protest. Young has a long history of music with a purpose, and his latest album with the band Promise of the Real titled ‘The Monsanto Years’ continues that…

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Monsanto, Starbucks, Walmart Respond to Neil Young's New Album

Later this month, Neil Young will release The Monsanto Years, an album with his new band Promise of the Real, which features Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson. The Monsanto Years is a protest album about the food industry giant, and features songs that are critical of a number of large corporations.

Billboard provided lyrics from the album to a handful of the mentioned corporations and asked for their take on Young’s criticism. Chevron, Walmart, Starbucks, and Monsanto all responded to Billboard’s inquiry. Find statements from Monsanto and Starbucks (which Young targets on “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop”, previously “Rock Starbucks”) below.

Monsanto:

Many of us at Monsanto have been and are fans of Neil Young. Unfortunately, for some of us, his current album may fail to reflect our strong beliefs in what we do every day to help make agriculture more sustainable. We recognize there is a lot of misinformation about who we are and what we do – and unfortunately several of those myths seem to be captured in these lyrics.

Starbucks:

Starbucks has not taken a position on the issue of GMO [genetically modified organism] labeling. As a company with stores and a product presence in every state, we prefer a national solution.

The Monsanto Years is out on June 29 via Reprise. It comes in a CD/DVD package containing a documentary about the making of the album.

Watch the video for “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop” below.

 

Rev. Billy Exorcises Monsanto from Home Depot

Rev. Billy Exorcises Monsanto from Home Depot

Oh, you lovely activists. Every one of you sings your part to re-orchestrate our world. Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir exorcise Monsanto from Home Depot and their new office in Chicago. Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir is a New York City based radical performance community. We are wild anti-consumerist gospel…

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