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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Listen, I'm not the type of person to smear political rants all over, but this is something I felt was SP qualified. I copy pasted some of the article below. I'm asking you to read it, if you want to read more of this article click the link*. Then do a Google search, or even a Pinterest search on GMO foods.

I'm not an Ostrich and I'm not a lab rat! Neither are my kids and neither are you and yours.

Alarming! Sad and true.

"Either you’re painfully and wholly aware of it, or it’s completely slipped by you — there’s no one in that “vaguely familiar” middle ground.

The “it” is the so-called Monsanto Protection Act, though that’s not what it’s technically called. That’s just the name that’s been assigned to the snippet of legislation quietly tacked onto HR 933 … a bill that was signed by President Obama on Tuesday.

Although HR 933 started out as a spending bill intended to avert a government shutdown, as is all too often the case, other non-related items were added to the bill’s initial wording. In the case of HR 933, it was section 735 of the resolution — 78 pages into the document — where the proposed law took a left turn.

Section 735 of the bill gave seed and fertilizer companies like Monsanto (NYSE:MON), Syngenta AG (NYSE:SYT), Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) and Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) what’s been described as a scary amount of latitude with what kinds of seeds it can genetically modify, test and even plant.

Up until then, the USDA oversaw and approved (or denied) the testing of genetically modified seeds, while the federal courts retained the authority to halt the testing or sale of these plants if it felt that public health was being jeopardized. With HR 933 now a law, however, the court system no longer has the right to step in and protect the consumer."*

Read more of this article...*

Everyday I wake up and everyday it seems darker. I cry for the future of our world and for the future of America.

- Nikki
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RUFFIT 4/2/2013 11:36AM

    I LOVE my garden and my boys love to spend time in it!! Hugs,

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/30/2013 10:10PM

    I am afraid I am one of these people who object to genetic modification.I try to grow my own and use companion planting to control pests .I can my own things.I have to take medicine because I have a spinal injury but I can use processed food and watch my weight rise rapidly or as my doctor reccomends eat "real " food and lose weight. Thanks for this important blog!

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MNABOY 3/30/2013 4:44PM

    If the President signed it into law it has to be good for us or he would have vetoed it! Sarcasm is not appropriate when our health is involved.

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GOODGETNBETR 3/30/2013 12:12AM

    Thanks for spreading the word. Knowledge is power but the rest lies with us. We know when we pick up a "box" (1st clue) and there are 25 ingredients (2nd clue) that we really don't need what's inside. Grow your own, if you can, or invest in local farmers markets, many deliver. If most of us can't pronounce it maybe we shouldn't be eating it.

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LIBBYL1 3/29/2013 2:58PM

  even when we know these things, always shocking

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NUOVAELLE 3/29/2013 2:40AM

    I was just talking about this yesterday with my husband. With all the food scandals that have been recently revealed we were trying to think of a way that we could be more sure of what we eat. And we both agreed that even if we decide to be farmers and grow our own vegetables, and even if we decide to have an animal farm and eat meat from animals that we feed, it will soon be extremely difficult - if not impossible - to find clean seeds and clean DNA! It sounds tragic but I'm sure it's really close to the truth...
Like you, I cry about the future of the world and the future of my children. And what really scares me is that there is a really big number of people who don't realize what's happening or the dangers involved. Even if we can't do much, we can at least spread the word. So, thank you Nikki for this blog.

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ANATASHIKI 3/29/2013 2:16AM

    you mean you didn't know until now we are ruled by corporations? and I don't mean US , but the whole world. why do you think Americans weren't fat before world war II and magically became after that? is it only because they eat too much? or is it WHAT they eat? I live in an ex communist country , before the revolution there was almost no fat kid and only a few adults were moderately over weight, I was one of the 4-5 unlucky fat kids in town. we ate only our products and all food industry was strictly controlled(and I'm not saying that was a good thing). now , after the revolution we import food and produce it in the same way as everybody and there's an explosion of fat kids. they eat the same with their families which are not fat. probably their endocrine systems are more sensitive to all the crap in the food. maybe when all the planet will be morbidly obese, medicine will decide to do a serious research in this matter . but probably not. it's an industry too.

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