I have watched the latest news as the USDA gave the Organic’s industry 2 choices: full deregulation or partial. There is much to consider, so I have written it as I see it. But one thing I feel: we are at the tipping point of our food sovereignty. This could be it folks: whether we get to live in a GE world or not. Hope the experiment doesn’t fail, just in case WE do…
There are several players here: Whole Foods, Stoneyfield and many other grocers that I will be referring to. Their problems run deep and are not as transparent as they seem, so I will attempt to cut through the crap and bring very real, very pressing issues to the forefront.
Here are the problems Stoneyfield, Whole Foods (WF) and all the other organic “grocers/producers” face with this alfalfa deregulation. This is where I would be putting my money and efforts into:
1. We all KNOW the real issue here is not GE alfalfa, but that this ruling is a precursor for ALL GE crops/plants/trees to be released, unregulated. Or at least “moderately”, and anyone that grows for a living understands there is no “moderation” in cross-contamination. This was the open door Monsanto and “friends” needed to push the rest of their agenda. Why? Because they can monitor the pulse of the consumer and public: will they fight it? Will organic organizations fight it? How, exactly, can Monsanto be stopped? Because at this juncture, “stop” is the critical point: the tipping point to losing our food sovereignty, control and choices. That is what this is all about.
Posted in Food Security, Food Today, Genetically Modified Organisms, Organics, Personally Speaking, Urban Farming
Tagged FDA, GE, GE Alfalfa, GM, GMO Contamination, Monsanto, Organic, Stonyfield, Urban Farmers, USDA, Whole Foods
April: Misbranding a product, part of S510 (read below), should just about take out all corporate food systems, since most of them greenwash and outwardly lie in their ingredient lists, and continually lobby for being able to “brand” their foods “natural” and “healthy”. But not likely…
There are arguments for and against S510 in the US, but reading between the lines, any bill that’s endorsed by Big Ag is not a good bill. At least not for small farmers. The US seems to be a nursing ground for stupidity in corporate agriculture policy. Keep Vandana Shiva’s words in the front of your mind: “Some laws are just too stupid to follow…”
Your Farmer Behind Bars?
What S510 Could Do
By Stanley A. Fishman, Author of Tender Grassfed Meat
There are many reasons to oppose S510, the so-called “Food Safety” bill that will come up in the Senate after the election.
It will do nothing to improve actual food safety, relying almost totally on burdensome paperwork.
It will drive small farmers out of business, because they do not have the resources to comply with the crushing burden of meaningless paperwork that will be required.
April: It was a matter of time for this research to come out. This is a great argument for eating “real food” and growing your own garden:
Would you eat this? You probably already do...
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.