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Growing threats to human life on earth

Alex Jones thinks GMO foods are part of a “soft kill” solution:

From Willie Nelson and Anna Lappe on Reader Supported News:

Why we must occupy our food system

Our food is under threat. It is felt by every family farmer who has lost their land and livelihood, every parent who can’t find affordable or healthy ingredients in their neighborhood, every person worried about foodborne illnesses thanks to lobbyist-weakened food safety laws, every farmworker who faces toxic pesticides in the fields as part of a day’s work.

When our food is at risk we are all at risk. Continue reading

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Cross-border deal with U.S. poses grave threat to Canada’s own food security

From Nelle Maxey on The Canadian.org:

“The following is the third installment of a three part investigation by Nelle Maxey into the wide-ranging environmental and socio-political implications for Canada of the recently signed US-Canada cross border security deal and ancillary agreements related to the Regulatory Cooperation Commission. Read part 1and part 2 here.

To introduce the third article in this series on the Regulatory Cooperation Commission (RCC), let’s begin with a brief reminder of the Martin-era Security and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP. The SPP met with significant public opposition on both sides of the border when it became known. Then it seemed to disappear. The Border Security deal and the RCC are simply a continuation of the SPP under new names. This is readily apparent from this statement in the RCC Joint Action Plan introductory comments: Continue reading

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Western elites playing their “food card”?

From Benjamin Fulford at Weekly Geopolitical News and Analysis:

Image credit: Stephen Webster/Wonderful Machine via The Atlantic

“The end game for the Western elite is becoming clear now that food riots have once again begun erupting around the world. The elite has worked long and hard to ensure they controlled a monopoly on the world’s grain trade. They have also forced most countries that submitted to IMF “austerity programs” to give up food production in exchange for production of inedible commodities that can be traded for “dollars.” This has been part of their long term plan to conquer humanity by controlling their minds, their stomachs and their lives (through threat of violence).” Continue reading

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No real reason given for shutting down Canadian prison farms — Toronto Star

From the Toronto Star, Saturday January 1, 2011:

In July, members of Save Our Prison Farms protested the federal government's closure of Canada's prison farms. Photograph by Lars Hagberg/THE CANADIAN PRESS

“A Public Safety Committee report that studies mental health and addictions in prisons recommends the federal government restore its prison farm program to help inmates with rehabilitation. The Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Addiction in the Federal Correctional System report was presented to the House of Commons on Dec. 14. Continue reading

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Americans are “Food Libertarians” — they want to eat what they want, when they want, and where they want

From a Society Pages post titled “Let them eat Cheetos”, a treatise on food and social class in America. Among their findings: “Essentially,” he [Michael Pollan] says, “we have a system where wealthy farmers feed the poor crap and poor farmers feed the wealthy high-quality food.”

“The phrase “you are what you eat” may refer to more than your physical make-up. In fact, the food in your fridge might say just as much about your social class as about your health.  Newsweek reports: Continue reading

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Why Senate Bill S-510 (Food Safety Modernization) is a danger to health

Via Natural News:

(NaturalNews) Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has been called “the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America.” It would grant the U.S. government new authority over the public’s right to grow, trade and transport any foods. This would give Big brother the power to regulate the tomato plants in your backyard. It would grant them the power to arrest and imprison people selling cucumbers at farmer’s markets. It would criminalize the transporting of organic produce if you don’t comply with the authoritarian rules of the federal government.

“It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one’s choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God.” – Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower (http://shivchopra.com/?page_id=2)

This tyrannical law puts all food production (yes, even food produced in your own garden) under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security. Yep — the very same people running the TSA and its naked body scanner / passenger groping programs. Continue reading

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Yard 2 skillet: bloody backyard chickens

Backyard chicken enthusiasts who are keen on experiencing the whole process have been signing up for a new kind of workshop. This excerpt is from an L. A. Times story titled “A Bloody Lesson for Backyard Chicken Enthusiasts“:

Instructor Jordan Dawdy, 33, helps Elizabeth Lameyer, 23, cut off a chicken's head at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's "Yard to Skillet" workshop in Columbia, Mo. The town began allowing urban residents to raise chickens in February. (Eva Dou, For The L. A. Times / September 25, 2010)

Reporting from Columbia, Mo. —

Fluffy, white broiler chickens pecked around the backyard while a group of two dozen people — a set of knives laid out before them — eyed them warily. Continue reading

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