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Disney World Teaching GMOs to Children

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I was shocked and saddened to read this about Disney.

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At Disney World's 'Living with the Land' Exhibit, Teaching Children about GMO Agriculture is a Fun Activity for the Whole Family
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Biotechnology has made its way to "the happiest place on earth," with an exhibit at Walt Disney World's EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) theme park now featuring genetically-modified (GM) fruits and vegetables, some of which are shaped like Mickey Mouse's head. According to several different reports, the agricultural exhibit, called Living with the Land, takes parents and their children on a tour through "living laboratories" that highlight "the wondrous ways scientists are helping farmers prepare for the food needs of our world's nations."

With over 2.5 million square feet of greenhouse space, Living with the Land is a behemoth display of agricultural technology, including a giant gravity-defying tomato "tree" with thousands of tomato fruits, and various displays of unique growing techniques like hydroponics. But according to Jill Fehrenbacher from Inhabitat, a tour guide explained to her that most of the food grown in these greenhouses, which is also fed to park guests in restaurants and cafeterias throughout the parks, has been genetically-altered in some way.

This makes sense, since part of the tour includes a visit to the exhibit's "Biotechnology Lab," a "sterile research environment" sponsored by pro-GMO food giant Nestle USA, where scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture can be seen working on various "crop improvement" techniques. After the tour, park guests can even purchase "Mickey's Mini Gardens," which are small glass bottles of plant starters made from cloned plant cells rather than from natural seeds, that were produced in Biotechnology Lab.

You can view some of Fehrenbacher's photos taken at the exhibit here:
http://inhabitat.com/mickey-mouse-sustai
nable-farming/

Disney has been Pushing GMOs on Children Since at Least 1996
Genetic manipulation of plants and crops has apparently been taking place at Disney's Living with the Land exhibit for almost two decades now. Back in 1996, the USDA published an article in one of its publications explaining that the main purpose of the Biotechnology Lab at EPCOT has always been about "showcasing various tools -- such as biotechnology" as part of its "sustainable agriculture" initiatives.

Even back then, John Cordts from the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) admitted that he and others were working on various GMO projects in the lab, which at the time included exploring new ways to genetically-alter peaches to ripen longer on trees, yet stay firm enough to be shipped. And before that, then-manager of the Biotechnology Lab Lexie McKently had been working on developing GM peanuts (http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/ar/archive/jul
96/disney0796.htm).

And yet the millions of young children that have passed through this exhibit over the years have no idea that what those scientists are working on behind the glass has been shown to cause human sterilization, organ damage, and death. Because the entire presentation is dressed up with cute Disney characters and fun animations, it all just looks like some type of agricultural utopia.

Interestingly, the veneer of Disney's supposed sustainable and pollution-less approach to agricultural runs thin in others areas as well, as Fehrenbacher's tour revealed the use of materials like non-biodegradable styrofoam to house plants, for instance. When asked by several guests why the exhibit featured styrofoam and other environmentally-unfriendly materials, the tour guide allegedly explained that these materials are inexpensive and easily disposable.

So as is the case with most things Disney, the Living with the Land exhibit appears to be nothing more than a thinly-veiled veneer of propaganda aimed directly at young children. And in this case, the Disney empire has "greenwashed" biotechnology as an environmentally-friendly and sustainable agricultural system of the future in order to convince the next generation that it provides great benefits to humanity.

Using Iconic Cartoon Characters to Indoctrinate Children into Supporting Toxic GMOs is the Epitome of Evil
It is no secret that millions of families from around the world make the trek to Orlando, Fla., every year to visit Walt Disney World theme parks specifically because they believe it is a safe and fun environment for children. Little do many of them know, however, that part of Disney's apparent agenda is to indoctrinate society's youngest and most innocent members into the phony dogma of biotechnology.

Deliberately shaping a genetically-modified pumpkin into the shape of Mickey Mouse ears, for example, would probably not sway most NaturalNews readers into thinking that the technology is safe. But to a child, this explicit form of manipulation appears fun and exciting, which subconsciously instills in him or her the idea that genetically-tampering with nature in this way is a good thing.

Because they cannot present a legitimate and scientific argument for why GMOs are safe or necessary in the first place, purveyors of biotechnology are now resorting to such blatant brainwashing campaigns aimed directly at young children. This is why parents everywhere need to take the time to explain to their children the truth about GMOs, and teach them how to deflect all the crafty propaganda that is increasingly being embedded in popular cultural icons like Disney.

Sources for this article include:
http://inhabitat.com/mickey-mouse-sustai
nable-farming/
ttp://disneyworld.disney.go.com

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JET150 5/16/2012 7:01AM

    I agree. It seems in many instances if enough people stand up and say "this is wrong" large companies listen. I wonder if that would work here? There's probably a lot of $$ involved.

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GEMINI-SKY 5/16/2012 6:50AM

    YIKES !!!!! emoticon

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Bad Sleep = Big Belly

Monday, May 14, 2012

This is an email from Jon Gabriel of The Gabriel Method, there is no link.

Bad Sleep = Big Belly

Dear Carol,

Studies have shown that if you get less than 4 hrs of sleep each night, long term, you have a 70% greater chance of being obese*....

... and even if you're just getting 6 hrs of sleep, even that so-called "normal" sleep pattern leads to slower metabolism, high calorie food cravings and fat deposits around the midsection.

When I'm working with new clients, I always start by addressing the issue of deep sleep because it's vital for balancing your weight.

So what happens, biologically, when you don't sleep well?

Sleep deprivation puts your body in a chronic state of stress. Stress elevates cortisol levels and stimulates insulin secretion, which activates your FAT programs and puts your body in fat storage mode.

The good news is you can improve the quality and quantity of your sleep by making a few simple changes.

Quick Tips:

*Don't fall asleep in front of the TV; it causes chemical changes in your brain that interrupt your sleeping patterns
*Make sure it's cool, comfortable and as dark as possible
*If possible, avoid eating anything 3 hours before bed
*Switch to herbal teas instead of caffeinated beverages, especially after 12:00 p.m.
*Take hot a bath or shower before bed
*Listen to my evening visualization CD as you are going to sleep at night. It is designed to put you in a deep state of sleep.

IMPORTANT: if you snore heavily, have difficulty breathing, or need to lose 100lbs or more, you might have sleep apnea. It's impossible to lose weight if you're suffering from sleep apnea and if I didn't get treated, there's no way I could have been so successful in losing weight. So please see your doctor immediately to get tested.

In health,

Jon
Gabriel Method

p.s. I made a video about how night eating affects weight loss, check it out here:
www.thegabrielmethod.com/video-night
-eating/


*SOURCE: Dr. Stoyanova (Canada)

  
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JUSTBIRDY 5/20/2012 11:11PM

    good info here

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MIMO11 5/15/2012 10:19AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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GEMINI-SKY 5/15/2012 7:57AM

    Great Email...Thank You for posting....

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NELLIEC 5/14/2012 4:30PM

    I have a friend who says she eats healthy and exercises, but is still having trouble losing weight and has several dangerous health conditions. By her posts on FaceBook, I know that her sleep is very bad. I keep advising her to see a sleep specialist, but so far she hasn't emoticon

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U.S. Bridges & Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms

Sunday, May 13, 2012

abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/us-bridges-
roads-built-chinese-firms-14594513?tab
=9482930?ion=1206853&playlist=14594944

  
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GEMINI-SKY 5/14/2012 7:29AM

    Yikes !!!!!!!!!!!
Speak Chinese ???????????
Thank Goodness I like Rice !!!!!!!!!!!

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BJPENNY70 5/13/2012 7:50PM

    Another example of Chin-America. Our gov has sold us up the river.

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TEXASFILLY 5/13/2012 7:27PM

    This totally STINKS!

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UMBILICAL 5/13/2012 7:24PM

  Better learn to speak Chinese

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Tulips

Saturday, May 12, 2012



































































  
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MIMO11 5/13/2012 9:52AM

    Lovely! Thank you for such a colourful greeting.

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GEMINI-SKY 5/13/2012 7:30AM

    Spring in Holland is on my Bucket List. I can Smell the Sweetness of Spring right now !!!!

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NELLIEC 5/12/2012 8:51PM

    I particularly like the pictures including animals!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 5/12/2012 6:46PM

    Beautiful!
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Bake Your Own Bread to Save Money & Health

Friday, May 11, 2012

Most of us who come to Dave Ramsey on our journey to financial freedom and leaving a legacy, did not start out frugal. If we knew how to budget and save and stay out of debt, HELLO, we wouldn't have needed Dave then, would we?

There's no shame in that. There's no shame in remembering where you came from. People all around us, are desperate for the knowledge we have gained from Dave of how to achieve financial freedom - if they haven't given up hope altogether, that is. So YOU can help others with your battlescars and testimony. Pay it forward; we have Dave's blessing and encouragement to do so, and since it's all scripture-based, most importantly we have the Lord's. Join an FPU class or facilitate one. Bless others with the gift you have, the gift of Dave's teaching. The journey to financial freedom is a tough one; but well worth the climb.

Dave teaches about two personalities; 'Savers' and 'Spenders', and that God usually pairs them up in a marriage just to keep things interesting and because He has a sense of humor (read: fireworks; balance; opposites attract).

Even 'Savers', may have WANTED to do things like be a better home economist, or WANTED to learn to make bread, but didn't grow up with those skills at home.

If you did, what a blessing; but I know I didn't, and alot of us (I would even say, most of us), didn't. And since I'm single, the burden of the balancing act and economist living is 100% mine.

Luckily for us, we're adults now and can make our own future and learn the frugal skills we need to learn, in order to "Never Pay Retail" again. Luckily for us, we're adults now who have access to the internet, and you can learn anything from the internet.

Here's a blog from a person who actually knows what she is talking about when it comes to baking your own bread, and because she is also a very good teacher it was a pleasure to read this very good, comprehensive, educational blog that answers most questions and overcomes most objections. Also gives you some very good "insider" tips. Kind of a 1-stop-shopping place for Bread 101. Also I know the Artisan method of which she speaks (see embedded links in article), is tried and true; you do not need to have any special skills or talent, nor a mixer nor a breadmaker; and the dough conveniently stays in the fridge, ready when you are for baking.

Also notice Jessica is a Dave Ramsey Fan . . . when you click on the link, note the tag line in the header of her blog, "act your wage".

Bake Your Own Bread to Save Money
goodcheapeats.com/2012/05/bake-your-
own-bread-to-save-money/


And with all the crap they put in store bought bread, you KNOW this is also good for your SparkJourney, as well. YOU control the quality and type of grain and flour and other ingredients.

Personally, I'm convinced organic grains do not cause all the problems most people are currently experiencing who are on the "get rid of grains" latest fad-wagon. If moderation and homemade bread with good ingredients are applied, I believe few would have problems with bread. As for me, I have already decided I will definitely order bulk organic grains through Azure Standard food coop once I get a job, and will be the regional volunteer drop coordinator if there's not one locally.
Azure Standard 101: How Does It Work And Is It For Me?
heavenlyhomemakers.com/azure-standar
d-how-does-it-work

Azure Standard Website:
www.azurestandard.com/

Eatwild is all about finding grass-fed food resources; for omnivores it's a nice complement to Azure Standard.
Eatwild's Directory of U.S., Canadian and International Farms & Ranches
www.eatwild.com/products/index.html#
states


I'm grateful to SparkPeople for finding all these resources; as soon as I have a job I'll know exactly what my next steps are, and will have a plan.

Meanwhile, I can at least learn to make my own bread and practice that with the flour I already have! It will still be 10X healthier . . . and more frugal . . . than store bought bread.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU):
www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home/ictid/cl
asspage/

  
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NOSNACKER-57 5/13/2012 6:38AM

    I've always wanted to make bread, but never attempted to check out a bread machine..thanks for taking the leg work out of it...I plan on ordering the bread book as well...

I'll check out the grains...was reading a book on how over processed even our whole wheat flour is, like a 3rd generation..not really flour more or less...

Again, God Bless you for doing all the work :) for us..

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WARMSPRINGDAY 5/12/2012 9:18PM

    I use to bake my own bread, but somewhere along the line I've stopped. I have a bread maker, I really should start making it again. My Mom ground her own whole wheat and formulated a 100% whole wheat bread recipe that almost melts in your mouth. My sister and I have made it together a few times. We thought my Dad might even want to make his own bread and he showed some temporary interest but didn't pursue. He used to help Mom make hers in the breadmaker when even it became almost too wearisome for her.

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MIMO11 5/12/2012 8:06AM

    I don't bake bread all the time, CAROL.., but I do love the smell of it. Don't have time for the work though, so I use the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day method. They mix a very moist dough, keep it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, and pull out loaf sized amounts as you need it. Have a look here.
http://www.artisanbreadinf
ive.com/

Mimo

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GGMOM06 5/11/2012 5:40PM

    I bake bread but hubby eats it as it is still high in carbs and taste so good we eat twice as much,lol. So i only bake in the winter most of the time. I like Dave too and keep thinking if i ever get to goal weight and i'm not 90 will i be able to eat more bread, Yes mam i will, i plan to stop counting everything at about 75 yr old emoticon

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