An Open Letter to the Organic Community from Ronnie Cummins
After 45 years of hard work and grassroots struggle, the organic community has built up a $30 billion organic food and farming industry and community. But 10% annual growth isn’t enough to avert the public health, environmental and climate crisis ahead – a crisis caused in large part by industrial agriculture. The first step toward an Organic Alternative is to pass truth-in-labeling laws. It’s time to support the Nov. 6th California Ballot Initiative (Proposition 37) to require labels on genetically engineered foods and to ban the routine industry practice of marketing GMO-tainted foods as “natural” or “all natural.” The outcome of this ballot initiative will determine whether GMO foods are labeled – not only in California, but across the entire United States and Canada as well.
Today I’m asking the organic community – in California and nationwide – to approach the managers of the retail stores, CSAs, restaurants, or farmers markets where you regularly buy your organic food and ask them to endorse Prop 37, educate their consumers and financially support Prop 37. We have thousands of volunteers, but we need more. Please be a part of this historic initiative!
Reprinted to support the organic way and the dedicated work of Ron Cummings Organic Consumers.org
Teens in the Everett district’s high schools have a chance to earn a letter for helping others. Athletes are encouraged to volunteer in the community. Promoting the idea that school isn’t simply about grades and and sports.
A great way to inspire teens to be involved in their community, improve their self worth and emotional health by helping others.
A Varsity Letter now is given for Community Service if student has completed at least 145 hours of volunteer work per year. Those hours can’t include time spent on class work or other graduation requirements.
Helping heal the planet one person at a time starts with helping others and yourself to be better.
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Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association (OSGATA)
et al.vs.Monsanto — representing some 300,000 organic farmers
against biotech giant Monsanto can proceed to trial.
Will you help set farming on a safer healthier soil?
Watch the video produced by Food Democracy Now, and find out
how you can get involved locally, to help America’s Farmers
grow their crops in peace, without being sued for “infringing
on Monsanto’s patented seed”, of which trace amounts were
detected under inspection, and which pollinated naturally.
Please watch this video and share.
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“We believe that infants are born with the ability to form expectations and they use these
expectations basically to predict the future,” Kristy vanMarle, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences in the College of Arts and Science.. “Intuitive physics include skills that adults use all the time. For example, when a glass of milk falls off the table, a person might try to catch the cup, but they are not likely to try to catch the milk that spills out. The person doesn’t have to consciously think about what to do because the brain processes the information and the person simply reacts. The majority of an adult’s everyday interactions with the world are automatic, and we believe infants have the same ability to form expectations, predicting the behavior of objects and substances with which they interact.”
Kristy vanMarle “We believe that infants are born with expectations about the objects around them, even though that knowledge is a skill that’s never been taught. As the child develops, this knowledge is refined and eventually leads to the abilities we use as adults.”
In a review of related scientific literature from the past 30 years, vanMarle and Susan Hespos of Northwestern University found that the evidence for intuitive physics occurs in infants as young as two months – the earliest age at which testing can occur.”
Testing could begin prebirth by assessing the changes in the mother’s food, behavior and music choices. If a mom after she conceives craves vegetables and she never did before this craving may be the baby’s needs being expressed.
While the intuitive physics knowledge is believed to be present at birth, vanMarle believes parents can assist skill development through normal interaction, such as playing and talking with the child and encouraging him/her to interact with objects.
Human intuition or knowing does not begin or end each life. According to Murshida Vera Corda, PhD, whos’ life work was dedicated to helping parents and caretakers develop the ability to attune to their children. Parents are taught to work with their children from conception on. Talking, becoming aware of their child’s needs through observing what is happening in their five developmental bodies: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and ethical/moral, regardless of their chronological age.
In her book Cradle of Heaven, she shows how motherhood and fatherhood consists of a series of skills we relearn in life’s greatest challenge — parenting.
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The ultimate reality of nature is LIGHT and without light there can be no life.
The body is composed of light. So to heal, light must be used to heal light.
The time has come to approach the human body from a physics point of view, instead of a chemical approach. Using biontology, one can find and treat the origins of the problem instead of the symptoms. To date, tens of thousands of people have been regained their health after the chronic conditions after their biophon energy was aligned. Many people who were not help by orthodox medicine or from the alternative medicine have recovered their health.
This new approach to restoring the human being to its original glory, without drugs or long term medical care, assists the body in reestablishing health as the natural state of being uses light to heal. A device called a Chiren is used to detect and treat causes instead of symptoms of dis-ease patterns in the body; then this same device can b used to return the body to a healthy energy level.
70-85% of medical diagnosis are misdiagnosis, something must be wrong.
It is time to approach the human body from a physics point of view, in
stead of from a chemical point.
In Biontology the human being gets its central place back and will be seen and treated as
one complete being and not as a series of individual organs and emotions.
Humans are light beings
Every cell emits more than 100 000 light impulses per second. These light impulses are
called biophotons. Every biophoton is an information package that precedes a biochemical reaction. Without a biophoton signal there is no chemical reaction in the body or in any other living substance.
If there is anything wrong in the biochemistry in the body, then there must be something wrong in the biophotons steering the system. This biochemical imbalance is impossible to correct without first correcting the steering signal. If you try to correct the chemical imbalance with other chemical substances, you only increase the chaotic circumstances and the stress in the body and nothing is cured but more disturbing signals are added.
This might lead to sufficient stress in the body so that it starts producing lots of
endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s own morphine and symptoms will be suppressed,
giving the appearance of healing, but the disease spreads.
Next how does a condition become chronic?
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I am going to watch those bar codes a LOT more now… I am busy reading the ingredients.. Boy.. shopping is a full time job!!!
ALWAYS READ THE LABELS ON THE FOODS YOU BUY–NO MATTER WHAT THE FRONT OF THE BOX OR PACKAGE TURN IT OVER AND READ THE BACK—CAREFULLY!
With all the food and pet products now coming from China , it is best to make sure you read labels at the grocery store and especially Wal-Mart when buying food products. Many products no longer show where they were made, only give where the distributor is located. It is important to read the bar code to track its origin.
How to read Bar Codes … interesting!
This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it’s a concern to you.
GREAT WAY TO “BUY USA & CANADA ” AND NOT FROM CHINA!!
The whole world is afraid of China-made “black hearted goods”.
Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China ?
If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan .
This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the
public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.
Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products “MADE IN
CHINA”, so they don’t show from which country it is made.
However, you may now refer to the barcode – remember if the first 3 digits are:
690-692 … then it is MADE IN CHINA
00 – 09 … USA & CANADA
30 – 37 … FRANCE
40 – 44 … GERMANY
471 … Taiwan
49 … JAPAN
50 … UK
BUY USA & CANADIAN MADE by watching for “0” at the beginning of the number.
Support the USA.
Health Tip of the day submitted by JS
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EWG just released their seventh edition of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads.
Analysts at EWG synthesized data collected from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration from 2000 to 2009. Produce is ranked based on a composite score, equally weighing six factors that reflect how many pesticides was found in testing of on each type of the produce and at what levels. Most samples are washed and peeled prior to being tested, so the rankings reflect the amounts of the chemicals likely present on the food when is it eaten.
Apples now the number one most pesticide laden fruit or vegetable when tested by USDA, showed up on 98 percent of the more than 700 apple samples tested.
Buy fruits and vegetables carefully if you are not able to buy clean pesticide freee local produce/organic.
The high toxicity of pesticides both to human health and the environment should make more families and individuals wary of eating or using them. Pesticides poisoning has been linked to nervous system disorders, cancer, hormone system disruption learning challenges in children.
Even small amounts of these chemicals add up and can impair a child’s health when they’re exposed during the early, critical stages of their development. When pesticide sprayers have to bundle up in astronaut-like suits for protection, it’s clear parents want to feed their families food containing as little of these toxic chemicals as possible.”
Avoid exposure to pesticides, including pesticide residues on food.”
EWG’s Shoppers Guide is available for fee as a PDF download at http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/. An iPhone app will be available in the near future. For a small donation, consumers can also have a version of the guide sent to them as a bag tag that can be attached to reusable shopping bags.
1. apples 2 celery 3 Strawberries
4 Peaches 5 Spinach 6 Nectarines – imported
7 Grapes – imported 8 Sweet bell peppers 9 Potatoes
10 Blueberries ( domestic ) 11 Lettuce 12 Kale/collard greens
13 Cilantro 14 Cucumbers 15 Grapes – domestic
EWG is a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, DC that uses the power of information to protect human health and the environment.
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GMO salmon goes down in flames in US House of Representatives.
The American consumer has been heard. Now will the Senate follow suite?
The The FDA has lead no studies to uncover the long-term health effects from genetically modified salmon or any other GM foods. The FDA has long held that consumers should not even know which foods contain genetically modified ingredients.
Many consumers in the US mistakenly believe that the FDA approves GM foods through rigorous, in-depth, long-term studies. In reality, the agency has absolutely no safety testing requirements. Instead the agency relies on research from companies like Monsanto that produce the GMO products for their scientific evidence of safety. Sort of like relying on a bully to gently take care of a class of wild toddlers.
GMOs,products are produced by modifying the organism’s genetic code with some type of poison, chemical or hormone. When this is done to a plant it causes widespread infertility.
Why did the “need ” for more salmon arise?
Seems by damming our rivers and feeder streams, polluting the head waters with mining wastes and oceans with trash then over fishing these poor creatures their numbers are falling.
So why not grow a frankenfish in a polluted pond or at the ocean’s edge in pens and feed them chicken feed or better yet frankinfood and inject them with chemicals to encourage their growth year around. YUMMY–YUCK!
Look at this bloated fish-three times the size of the average salmon that tastes like a “salmon” make three times the profit and to heck with the health of people and our oceans.
- the pens never can be kept few of wastes.
- If these fish get loose 5% are fertile and can destroy health fish not just of salmon, but any fish or other animal or plant population that feeds on it.
- GM crops and animals are generally banned in the more progressive health conscious nations.
- Decreased Nutritional Value
- Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria—Genetic engineers use antibiotic-resistance genes to mark genetically engineered cells. This means that genetically engineered crops contain genes which confer resistance to antibiotics. These genes may be picked up by bacteria which may cause an infection in humans or animals. (New Scientist 1999) Gene Pollution Cannot Be Cleaned Up—Once genetically engineered organisms, bacteria and viruses are released into the environment it is impossible to contain or recall them. Negative effects maybe irreversible.
- Tell your Senate representatives we do not want any frankenfish salmon for on our plates -thank you!
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