(Picture of white house ORGANIC -non GMO – food)
Reports indicate White House meals are organic. Michelle Obama’s book titled “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America indicate the first family’s commitment to organic (non-GMO) foods in their personal diet. (NOTE: Under this administration, like others, have always and still continue to side with big corporations like Monsanto, Dow, etc., and fought against mandated labeling. Think about this the next time you vote. Vote for people who care about the health of the people instead of their pocketbooks.)
Bounty from the white house garden: Fifty-five different varieties of berries, vegetables and herbs are grown in the garden, including parsley, cilantro, peppers, chard, arugula, chives, chamomile and several kinds of lettuce (green oak leaf, red romaine, butterhead and galactic).
What they want the rest of America to eat is another story altogether – especially if Hillary is elected president in November 2016.
At a July 2014 biotech conference, she publicly endorsed GMOs saying “I stand in favor of using seeds and products that have a proven track record.”
She attacked GMO critics adding “there is a big gap between what the facts are, and what the perceptions are.”
The Clinton and Bush II families ate organic foods. Walter Scheib was White House executive chef from 1994 – 2005.
He had “the professional challenge of fulfilling Hillary Clinton’s mandate of bringing contemporary American cuisine and nutritionally responsible food to the White House,” he said.
Nearly all foods used were gotten from local growers and suppliers. A small White House roof garden was used for produce grown without pesticides and fertilizers. Organic foods were prioritized.
First families continue getting wholesome pesticide/GMO-free foods while promoting frankenfoods hazardous to human health for Monsanto and other biotech giants.
In 2014, Organic Consumers Union associate director Katherine Paul said “if Hillary Clinton intends to run for office in 2016, she should think carefully about supporting a food and farming system that is proven to be detrimental to public health.”
Her view are “no different than those of previous administrations, including the Bush (II), Clinton, (Bush I) and Reagan administrations, and they are taken straight from the biotech industry’s talking points.
Hillary’s biotech/agribusiness ties surfaced in the 1980s as a Rose Law firm lawyer. Monsanto and Tyson Foods were clients.
As Secretary of State, her State Department heavily pressured other countries to use GMOs. Taxpayer money was used to promote them worldwide.
Big Lies were spread, hard truths suppressed. Industry talking points substituted for prioritizing food safety.
On May 17, the Washington Times said Hillary’s biotech/agribusiness ties earned her the nickname “Bride of Frankenfood.”
“In the GMO debate, Mrs. Clinton has consistently sided with the chemical companies,” WT said.
Monsanto gave the Clinton Foundation from half a million to one million dollars – Ag giant Dow Chemical from one to five million dollars, according to Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation disclosures.
Numerous other corporate giants contributed large sums. Expect them donating handsomely to Hillary’s presidential campaign.
She chose longtime Monsanto lobbyist Jerry Crawford to serve as advisor to her “Ready for Hillary” super PAC.
Earlier he worked for Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry. He’s involved in fighting small farmers judicially – to protect Monsanto’s seed interests.
Throughout her professional career, especially in politics and as first lady, Hillary has been on the wrong side of major issues mattering most – including healthcare, safe food and promoting war over peace and stability.
It’s not coincidental that she and Bill became super-rich after leaving the White House in 2001.
Financial disclosures show they earned over $163 million from 2001 – 2012 – including Hillary’s years as New York senator and Secretary of State.
In speeches delivered since January 2014, they earned more than $25 million. Hillary earned over $5 million from her 2014 memoir, “Hard Choices.”
Her foundation took Saudi and Ukrainian oligarch/former parliamentarian dirty money. Over a dozen foreign influence peddlers were large foundation donors – after Clinton became Secretary of State in 2009.
As a presidential aspirant, critics claim a potentially serious conflict of interest accepting millions of dollars from foreign governments she’d have direct dealings with if elected.
Federal law prohibits governments, corporations, individuals and groups from contributing to US political campaigns.
Let’s not forget that speech where Hillary said when they left the white house they were broke and had problems paying for their mortgages (plural), and their daughter’s wedding – REALLY!)
The U.S. currently enforces no mandatory labeling laws on genetically modified foods. Yet we still position ourselves as the world’s most powerful nation. What kind of powerful nation refuses to empower its citizens with the rights to make informed decisions about the food they eat?
These 64 countries, some considerably less “powerful” than the U.S., have mandatory labeling laws on foods containing genetically modified ingredients. You can view a very informative map of the world and the countries with and without GMO labeling laws on the Center for Food Safety’s website. The U.S., along with most of Africa and the Middle East, lags behind the rest of the world, even despite rising consumer concern and pressure on the FDA.
These countries require mandatory labeling of nearly all GMO foods and a labeling threshold of 0.9–1% GMO content. (Threshold refers to content per ingredient in each food item.)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
These countries require mandatory labeling of many GMO foods and a labeling threshold higher than 1% or undefined. This includes laws with a threshold of 1% for the entire food item.
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
These countries require mandatory labeling of some GMO foods, but with numerous exceptions and no labeling threshold defined; or a vague mandatory GMO food labeling law that lacks implemention and enforcement provisions.
- El Salvador
Earlier this month the State Supreme Court of West Virginia dealt a huge blow to the biotech company Monsanto, ordering it to pay $93 million to the small town of Nitro, West Virginia for poisoning local citizens with Agent Orange chemicals.
Approved last year, the details were only recently worked out a few weeks ago as to how the funds would be dispersed.
As mandated in the settlement:
- $9 million will be spent to clean dioxin contaminated dust from 4500 homes.
- $21 million will be spent to test to see if people have been poisoned with dioxin.
(Citizens will be monitored for such poisoning for 30 years, not just a few months.)
- An additional $63 million is to be allotted if additional tests for dioxin contamination testing is necessary.
Anyone who lived in the Nitro area between Jan. 1, 1948, and Sept. 3, 2010 will be tested for dioxin. Although they must show proof they lived in the area, they will be eligible for testing even if they no longer live in Nitro. Former or present employees of Monsanto are not eligible for any of these benefits.
An office will be set up to organize testing for Nitro citizens. The registration of participants is to be overlooked by Charleston attorney Thomas Flaherty, who was appointed by the court. Residents have a right to file individual suits against Monsanto if medical tests show they suffered physical harm due to dioxin exposure.
Such goes to show that little towns CAN deal big blows to giant corporations.
As reported by Natural Society, Monsanto was producing the toxic herbicide Agent Orange in Nitro, and dioxin is a chemical byproduct of the substance. Known to cause serious health conditions, residents were not too pleased when they received word they were in close proximity with the toxin.
The factory which produced Agent Orange was opened in the West Virginian town in 1948 and remained operational until 2004 – even after it was found to be fatal to millions when used in Vietnam and other Asian countries.
Said Arnold Schecter and Jon Constable, “There is no doubt that during and after the war, many Vietnamese absorbed this very toxic material [dioxin]. It is our belief from toxicological research and epidemiological studies from many countries that this dioxin probably resulted in significant health effects in Vietnam.
The politics of dioxin has been bitterly debated since the Vietnam War, but … we know that there is a health issue there and hopefully people will get their houses cleaned and the risk will come to an end and those exposed in the past will have the benefit of keeping an eye on their health.”
Attorney Stuart Calwell told The Charleston Gazette that “It’s been a real long haul.” Caldwell represented Nitro area residents in a class action suit that prompted the biotech giant, Monsanto, to make the settlement.
In order to receive the benefits outlined in the settlement, residents of Nitro still need to fill out a register. And due to the serious importance of this landmark case, residents in the area are urged to participate as fully as possible to set a precedent for other class action suits that farmers and consumers of GMO foods around the world might ignite against Monsanto in the future.
If enough people join together to raise awareness and support for efforts against Monsanto, inevitably the corporate giant will pay for its deeds. (NOTE: Their profits have dropped by the millions upon millions of dollars as the truth gets out.)
There will be more and more lawsuits against Monsanto so we can easily assume this is the reason they want to change their name and move their headquarters out of this country, and I’m quite sure not paying taxes at lower rates hasn’t discouraged them either.
The young man above is from the Detroit March Against Monsanto which was held this past weekend, and he obviously is smarter than I am. I’ve followed the marches in previous years and expected to see live streams and tons of videos on the internet and the main street and local news. I was wrong, but WHY? When millions of people worldwide (people from approximately 40+ countries and well over 400+ cities) march in protest, that is news, but obviously not when it comes to the lobbyists and others who want to keep the truth from the consumers who are more interested in profits over people. This type of censorship is unacceptable.
As I was searching various cities where I knew the marches took place, I couldn’t help but notice that even on Facebook, a lot of the sites had no information, no articles and no videos, unlike previous years. Knowing how strong and commited the various groups have been in the past, one can only assume there is an answer to the “why” – one that will only make me work harder to be part of the non GMO activism.
Readers and activists – DON’T STOP NOW! The march is over for this year, but there is so much work that still needs to be done. Keep up the calls, e-mails, tweets, letters, and Petitions to our representatives, and watch for political candidates for the 2016 election that cares about the health and well being of the people when deciding on who you will vote for. What is their stance on GMOs, on labeling, and what connections do they have to large corporations and who is contributing to their campaign?
Media Coverage Blackout Over Anti-Monsanto Protests
To read more on GMO and Monsanto go to: http://naturalsociety.com
I was fortunate enough to come across the video below. It seems that the March Against Monsanto is news in other countries. Again, I ask, why wasn’t there any more coverage here in the U.S.A.? It isn’t because people don’t care because I can assure you from my blog, Facebook, and twitter account, the two most popular subjects are about GMO and the Right to Life. Perhaps the drop in profits of Monsanto have something to do with it. Perhaps the increase in organic non GMO foods is increasing in popularity and more and more people are shopping for healthier foods – foods that don’t cause cancer and other dangerous health issues. Are our voices being quieted because more and more companies are going non GMO and it is hurting the large corporations and politicians who seem to be in bed with them?
A few headlines about Monsanto:
- Monsanto Forced Fox TV to Censor Coverage of Dangerous Milk Drug
- Monsanto propaganda scientists brainwash Bill Nye into changing position on GMOs
- USDA betrays American people, approves Monsanto’s new GMOs
- Monsanto playing dirty in elections
- What parents need to know about Monsanto: “By 2025 one in two children will be autistic”
- Monsanto pushes farmers to grow bee-killing soybeans
Learn more about the coverage of Monsanto: http://www.naturalnews.com/Monsanto.html#ixzz3bBiuruSk
Someone recommended a “Trailer” for me to watch and it got my attention, so I decided to watch the full movie. The research was astonishing and I would recommend watching the full version to see the importance of what food really does to our bodies based on decades of worldwide research from a medical and scientific view – proof that we are NOT told about because of the greed for money and power.
I personally believe “You are what you eat”, but even after years of learning about food and eating “healthy” in order to reverse Type 11 diabetes, which I have been 100% successful in doing for well over a decade and a half, without no medication at all, this video taught me a lot that I didn’t know. I’d also go one step further then the videos and add that plant based food is only “good” if it is organic. Like I’ve said so many times before, I rather pay the higher price for nonGMO and gluten free foods then to spend my money on doctors, hospitals, or prescriptions that just hide the symptoms instead of taking care of the underlying problem.
For years and years I’ve used myself as a human guinea pig, getting blood tests every three month, to see what and how foods would impact my blood tests, until I found out what controlled my diabetes without medication, what lowered my blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides and what kept my weight at the level I wanted it at.
I’ve included the Trailer, which is a shorter version just to get your attention, as the full version is quite long – but worth every second of time it takes to watch.
Here is the full version:
This may be a Swedish test, but let’s not fool ourselves. If we were to do the same thing here in the U.S.A., the results would be the same – GO ORGANIC – your life and health depends on it!
From fish with cancer and medications found in our water supply that is changing the sex of fish, growth hormones in our meat, genetically modified organisms in our food, we also have to watch out for Carrageenan. The sad thing is that Carrageenan is also commonly used in organic foods so when we think we are eating healthy, that may not be the case at all.
Carrageenan is a common food additive that is extracted from a red seaweed, which has no nutritional value at all, and is used as a thickener and binder to improve the texture of ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, soy milk and other processed foods. In manufacturing, carrageenan is also used as a stabilizer in medications, foods, and toothpaste and is an ingredient in weight loss products .
The University of Illinois College of Medicine, conducted studies linking carrageenan – the type that is widely used in foods with malignancies and other stomach problems and our digesting carrageenan causes inflammation and that when we consume processed foods containing it, we ingest enough to cause inflammation in our bodies. Since chronic inflammation is a root cause of many serious diseases including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases, and cancer, the use of carrageenan has been tested in tissues and when laboratory mice are exposed to low concentrations of carrageenan for 18 days, they develop “profound” glucose intolerance and impaired insulin action, both of which can lead to diabetes.
According to Charlotte Vallaeys, director of Farm and Food Policy for non-profit food policy research group Cornucopia, the FDA picks profits over public health. Though current research indicates carrageenan side effects can cause a host of problems, the FDA refuses to impose limitations on its use. “Natural does not mean safe,” says Vallaeys. “Poison ivy is natural, but you wouldn’t put it in skin lotion…carrageenan side effects appear to do to your gut what poison ivy does to your skin.”
To see a list of brands of “natural” or “organic” foods that contain carrageenan, please click on the link below.
It’s up to the US people to protect the food supply. Don’t allow the government and large corporations continue to put poison in our foods – you can do that by getting the word out and hitting them in the pocket – the only thing they seem to understand. Because of the wise choices of everyday people, large greedy corporations are already starting to see their profits drop and more and more stores are stocking their shelves with non GMO and organic and gluten free food.
Read more about who has to say what about labeling and e-mail friends, tweet, blog, use Facebook and make your voice heard.