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Monsanto's Bt corn — breeding superbugs & harming human health

In 2011, doctors at Sherbrooke University Hospital in Quebec found Bt-toxin in the blood of:

- 93 percent of pregnant women tested
- 80 percent of umbilical blood in their babies, and
- 67 percent of non-pregnant women

(Maternal and fetal exposure to pesticides associated to genetically modified foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. Pub Med:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21338670)

Authors of the study speculate that the Bt-toxin is likely consumed in the normal diet of the Canadian middle class, as genetically engineered corn is present in the vast majority of all processed foods and drinks in the form of high fructose corn syrup. Scientists also suggest that the toxin may have come from eating meat from animals fed on Bt corn. Apparently most livestock raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFO) or so-called factory farms, are fed on this corn.

This raises the scary possibility that eating Bt corn might, in fact, turn your intestinal flora into a kind of “living pesticide factory”, which essentially manufactures Bt-toxin from within your digestive system on a continual basis.
If this is the case, scientists believe that this could reasonably result in:

- Gastrointestinal problems
- Autoimmune diseases
- Food allergies
- Childhood learning disorders

(Intestinal and peripheral immune response to MON810 maize ingestion in weaning and old mice. Pub Med:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19007233)

Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/326208#ixzz2dCNgD3t1

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How we get away with CAFOs

http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/this-woman-gets-no-applausewhy-they-are-too-creeped-out/

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According to McDonalds.com, “McDonald’s is the largest purchaser of American beef in the U.S” “McDonald’s beef comes from cattle corn-fed [Monsanto?] in the U.S.” “Our suppliers feed all chickens a diet that includes natural grains, such as corn and soybeans. [Monsanto, again]”

According to Sustainabletable.org, “Most water pollution from industrial farms results from the storage and disposal of animal waste. Industrial livestock farms store manure and other farm wastes in gigantic tanks known as “lagoons” which can hold millions of gallons of manure and urine. Unfortunately, these lagoons often leak and—during large storms—they may rupture or simply overflow. When this happens, the environmental damage can be devastating, as raw manure is up to 160 times more toxic than raw municipal sewage. FLeaking lagoons also release antibiotic residues and harmful bacteria that can leach into water supplies.”

According to McDonalds.com, “McDonald’s is the largest purchaser of American beef in the U.S” “McDonald’s beef comes from cattle corn-fed in the U.S.” “Our suppliers feed all chickens a diet that includes natural grains, such as corn and soybeans.”

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Manila, Philippines: Protest at President Aquino’s State of the Nation (SONA) address, July 28, 2014.

Bayan calls for SONA protests against Palace, Congress pork collusion

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan is calling on people to join protests on Monday July 28 against what they call the “shameless collusion of Congress and the Executive in raping the public coffers.”

Bayan was reacting to the recently concluded Senate hearing where Budget Secretary Butch Abad, with the help of several senators including the Senate President, defended the Disbursement Acceleration Program.

“Our institutions have been compromised by pork. The executive and legislative branches are colluding in covering up the DAP. And on Monday, these die-hard defenders of pork will be gathered under one roof and will again be proclaiming the virtues of pork and patronage politics,” said Bayan secretary general Renato M. Reyes, Jr.

“The President and his allies in Congress insult us repeatedly, during their televised speeches and their senate inquiries. It is time the people say ‘Enough! No more!’,” Reyes said.

Bayan said it was appalling how Abad justified the release of additional pork funds to lawmakers because it was basically a defense of the corrupt pork barrel system.  The group also assailed as a “blatant lie” the so-called benefits of the DAP for poor people.

“How can additional pork barrel be considered beneficial for the people when we all know that pork is a source of corruption and patronage politics? The people are indignant over the way the Senate and the Executive are colluding just so they could free Aquino from any liability in the DAP issue,” Reyes said.

“If you’ve had enough of the endless lies and deception, join the protests on SONA and let the government know your outrage,” he added.

Various sectors from workers, government employees, farmers, health workers, students, church people, and community groups are expected to march along Commonwealth Avenue on Monday during President Aquino’s fifth State of the Nation Address.

This year’s protests is expected to be bigger due to issues of corruption and poverty. It will also be the first time that the President will be facing multiple impeachment complaints endorsed by members of the House of Representatives.

Artist group Ugatlahi has prepared another effigy with the DAP theme, “Noynoy holDAPer”, in reference to the controversial presidential pork barrel outlawed by the Supreme Court.

exposethetpp:

It’s no accident at all! Do you know about the stats below?

Nearly five million American manufacturing jobs – one out of every four – have been lost since implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Since NAFTA, over 60,000 American manufacturing facilities have closed.

The TPP would replicate and expand on the NAFTA model. Which begs the question, “Free trade for whom?”

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1nEySEZ

www.TradeWatch.org

pinkhairedbitch:

disneyvillainsforjustice:

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. 

Important shit.

likeafieldmouse:

Trevor Paglen - They Watch the Moon (2010)
"This photograph depicts a classified ‘listening station’ deep in the forests of West Virginia.
The station is located at the center of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a region of approximately 34,000 square kilometers in West Virginia and parts of Maryland.
Within the Quiet Zone, radio transmissions are severely restricted: omnidirectional and high-powered transmissions (such as wireless internet devices and FM radio stations) are not permitted.
The listening station, which forms part of the global ECHELON system, was designed in part to take advantage of a phenomenon called moonbounce.
Moonbounce involves capturing communications and telemetry signals from around the world as they escape into space, hit the moon, and are reflected back towards Earth.
The photograph is a long exposure under the full moon light.”
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likeafieldmouse:

Trevor Paglen - They Watch the Moon (2010)

"This photograph depicts a classified ‘listening station’ deep in the forests of West Virginia.

The station is located at the center of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a region of approximately 34,000 square kilometers in West Virginia and parts of Maryland.

Within the Quiet Zone, radio transmissions are severely restricted: omnidirectional and high-powered transmissions (such as wireless internet devices and FM radio stations) are not permitted.

The listening station, which forms part of the global ECHELON system, was designed in part to take advantage of a phenomenon called moonbounce.

Moonbounce involves capturing communications and telemetry signals from around the world as they escape into space, hit the moon, and are reflected back towards Earth.

The photograph is a long exposure under the full moon light.”

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