Acid Levels of Popular American Sour Candies

It’s worrying that the US government and the FDA would allow these sweets to be sold, not just to adults but intentionally to children. Bare in mined that pH is logarithmic not linear so the difference between 1 and 2 is an order of 10.

Based on the below and considering the topic of GMO, do the powers that be really have you and your families best interests at heart?

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Senate to Kill Monsanto Act

Lets see how long it will take for Monsanto to visit Senate members with envelopes stacked with lots of fiat dollars but for now, its a victory. Courtesy of Natural Socitey:

In a major victory brought upon by serious activism and public outrage, new legislation changes will shut down the Monsanto Protection Act rider that granted Monsanto protection from legal action and was set to renew on September 30th.

This unprecedented move shows the true power of the anti-GMO, anti-Monsanto movement, and how elected officials are now being forced to side with the concerned population over the money-spewing Monsanto. After all, it was Monsanto who purchased its way into the initial Senate spending bill legislation via a rider dubbed the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ through Senator Roy Blunt.

Officially labeled the Farmer Assurance Provision under Sec. 735 of the Senate Continuing Resolution spending bill, Senator Blunt was conveniently given over $64,000 by Monsanto before he handed the biotech corporation the ability to write its own legislation for the Monsanto Protection Act. And as I told you back in March here on the frontlines of anti-GMO activism, the financial payload dished out by Monsanto was enough to secure a major victory for corporations over both the public and even the federal government.

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It was last March that Obama signed the initial Senate spending bill into law, subsequently bringing the Monsanto Protection Act rider into legal validity as well. But the rider only extended until September 30th of this year, and it was up to Monsanto to pull another slippery legislative trick out of their sleeves in order to pass a Monsanto Protection Act 2.0 renewal. Once again, however, Monsanto executives underestimated the power of the alternative news community and the intelligence of those who do not want to eat contaminated food.

And as a result, Senators are being forced to respond in a big way. As one Senator put it:

“That provision will be gone,” said Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) told Politico.

There is even discussion of how the Monsanto Protection Act came to exist in the first place, and more importantly how we can hold the politicians responsible.

“Short-term appropriations bills are not an excuse for Congress to grandfather in bad policy,” said Colin O’Neil, director of government affairs for the Center for Food Safety.

Once again, we have achieved a major victory in the fight against Monsanto and GMOs at large. As information on the subject continues to spread like intellectual wildfire, Monsanto’s days as a food supply hog consistently dwindle.

Russia Proves Small Scale Organic Can Feed the World

As GMO is pushed as the solution, rather than as the problem, to our coming food crisis – the question to ask is can organic farming solve the issues we face of mass shortages? According to the Ruski’s, yes we can.

We do not need genetically modified seeds, such as those produced by Monsanto, which suck up their patented Roundup and lead to glyphosate being ingested by whoever eats them. Glyphosate has been linked to gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Glyphosate’s inhibition of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes is an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals. CYP enzymes play crucial roles in biology, one of which is to detoxify xenobiotics. Thus, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of other food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body. The Full Study which was peer reviewed and published in Entropy. Authors Anthony Samsel, an independent scientist and consultant, and Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at MIT, destroy the industry’s claims that the herbicide glyphosate is non-toxic and as safe as aspirin.

The article in full:

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If you’ve already been through an economic collapse, you might know a thing or two about how to feed your family with little money. More importantly, you might know how to do it without pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and GMO seed. On a total of about 20 million acres managed by over 35 million Russian families, Russians are carrying on an old-world technique, which we Americans might learn from. They are growing their own organic crops – and it’s working.

According to some statistics, they grow 92% of the entire countries’ potatoes, 77% of its vegetables, 87% of its fruit, and feed 71% of the entire population from privately owned, organic farms or house gardens all across the country. These aren’t huge Agro-farms run by pharmaceutical companies; these are small family farms and less-than-an-acre gardens.

A recent report from Agro-ecology and the Right to Food says that organic and sustainable small-scale farming could double food production in the parts of the world where hunger is the biggest issue. Within five to 10 years we could see a big jump in crop cultivation. It could also take the teeth out of GMO business in the US.

According to World Watch, we can also farm fish responsibly and feed the planet. Sustainable fish farms along with organic gardening are becoming the new agro-business.

“Farmed seafood has certain advantages over wild fish in meeting modern demand. For a global marketplace that demands increasingly predictable products—uniform-sized fillets available year-round, free of the vagaries of weather or open-ocean fishing—fish farming delivers this predictability. Farms are also becoming more productive, raising fish at a lower cost and expanding the potential market.” (Brian Halwell, Farming Fish for the Future).

As long as this is done in sustainable ways without GMO salmon, we really can feed over 7 billion people.

Unfortunately, not all of us want to utilize organic farming. Purchasing 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock in 2012, Bill Gates is just one key figure who argues that GMOs are an absolute necessity in order to fight global starvation. Of course along with ‘saving the world from starvation’, GMO crops also bring along a large number of unwanted health and environmental effects. This isn’t even considering the fact that long term, we truly don’t know what kind of impact this will have on the earth on a major scale. Though we do know once everything is GMO, it will be virtually impossible to go back to a natural world.

“We won’t solve hunger and stop climate change with industrial farming on large plantations,” says Olivier De Schutter.

GMO’s now in the UK food chain

Currently there are no commercial growing of Genetically Modified (GM) crops in the United Kingdom, only an experimental trial of GM Wheat which started in 2012, but now the Prime Minister’s personal scientific adviser. Sir Mark Walport and others are pushing an agenda to allow GM crops from Biotech firms such as Monsanto to be grown for commercial use.

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Sir Mark Walport; the man David Cameron trusts with your health said it was his ‘job to advise on the science and it is then the politician’s job to decide how to use that … The final decision is a political decision’.

His comments – in his first public speech in the job – are the latest indication that the GM lobby is rapidly gaining influence after years of public hostility.

– Let farms grow GM food, says PM’s personal scientific adviser: Top adviser backs calls to relax rules on crops

“My job is to provide the best, most accurate scientific advice,” he said. “The job of the civil service is classically sometimes portrayed as telling truth to power, and there’s no doubt that is my job.”

– Case for GM crops is becoming ‘stronger’, says chief scientist

This is just ridiculous, the GM companies have not fully tested their products and have not had them independently tested. Companies like Monsanto and Syngenta AG have lobbied the US political system and have not had to carry out extensive research to ensure that their products are safe.

A new study in France has found genetically modified maize to have devastating effects on the health of lab rats — which could indicate risks for other biological creatures, including humans. For two years, these rats were fed a diet of 33% genetically modified corn developed by Monsanto. The results are horrific. The rats “developed tumours the size of ping-pong balls, liver damage and digestive problems” according to the study.

– French GMO Research Finds Monsanto Corn Causes Cancer: America Should Pay Attention

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Over the past 8 weeks 6 supermarkets; Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Marks & Spencer and Co-operative ended bans on farm suppliers giving GM Soya and Maize to animals producing meat, milk and eggs, this includes free range animals. Waitrose still requires non-GM feed for poultry, eggs and lamb.

The supermarket giants said suppliers had told them that non-GM feed for poultry is now too difficult and too expensive to obtain. There are also concerns that there is a risk non-GM and GM animal feed could become mixed up, making it more difficult to police the UK food chain.

This is a lie, Brazil has the capability to separate feed and can do so.

– M&S, Co-op and Sainsbury’s say chickens will be fed on GM soya

Not only are these GM products dangerous to our health but they are wiping out bee colonies. Russia is furious with the US as it backs GM, even under mounting evidence, as seen in this article.

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Our political masters are motivated by profit not safety, its time to stand up and boycott these products and let our so called masters know that we are awake and they will be held to account.

GMO making its way into British Supermarkets

As reported in the Guardian, M&S, Co-op and Sainsbury’s say chickens will be fed on GM soya. Joining Tesco, Asda and Morrisons and reversing policies that prohibit their suppliers from feeding GM soya to chickens used in the production of their own-brand eggs and poultry. I’m not a fan of anything GM, its not how nature intended it to be and the toxic chemicals used in the production of these types of unnatural foods kill the soil and natural bacteria. They have not been tested properly and the long terms effects are far from known though links to cancer, tumours and illness are coming to the foreground.

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Excerpts from the article:

Britain’s supermarket giants have been accused of caving in to the genetic modification lobby by dropping their decade-long stance against selling chickens fed on genetically modified crops.

The move has been seen as a key victory for GM food giants such as Monsanto which, environmental groups claim, will benefit from the switch. It is also being seen as a precursor to the introduction of GM meat and poultry by “softening up” consumer resistance to the controversial technology.

It has emerged that Marks & Spencer, the Co-operative and Sainsbury’s are following Tesco, Asda and Morrisons and reversing policies that prohibit their suppliers from feeding GM soya to chickens used in the production of their own-brand eggs and poultry. The move came following fierce lobbying from groups such as the National Farmers Union and the British Poultry Council.

The supermarket giants said suppliers had told them that non-GM feed for poultry is now too difficult and too expensive to obtain. There are also concerns that there is a risk non-GM and GM animal feed could become mixed up, making it more difficult to police the UK food chain.

But non-GM feed producers in Brazil, a major source of animal feed to the UK, expressed surprise at the claims, saying they were producing record amounts of animal feed. They said there was no difficulty separating the two types of feed and claimed the move was more about the UK wanting to do more business with US GM companies.

I ask you as fellow human beings to boycott the supermarkets that have caved in to corporate pressure and lobbying of Monsanto, among others. They care about profit and that is it, the health of you or your family and friends doesn’t come into the equation. Do you think they serve GM food in the Monsanto cafes and restaurants at their place of work? NO they do not so ask yourself a question, if is safe why not serve it up for themselves?

Look to use farmers markets, regular fruit and veg markets and stand up for you and your families health by boycotting all products that contain GM.

Aspartame and SSRI’s…the truth

Aspartame is the most artificial used sweetener in the world, it was never tested on humans but was declared safe after 20 years of lobbying, somehow. That somehow is explained by Truthstream media with the full article below:

The eighties didn’t just bring us the magic of hot green biker shorts; it also gave us FDA approval of the artificial sweetener Aspartame and the antidepressant Prozac.

Three quick facts about Aspartame: it is the most widely abundant artificial sweetener on the grocery store shelves today, it took the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over 20 years to finally approve it, and when it finally did get approved, it had not been tested on humans even once beforehand (although animal studies concluded the substance caused cancer, neurological issues, and literally ate holes in brain tissue).

Aspartame is 50 percent phenylalanine, 40 percent aspartic acid, and 10 percent methanol (yummy). It comes from genetically modified (GM) E. coli bacteria, and by “comes from”, I mean Aspartame is GM bacteria poop (super yummy). Aspartic acid is an excitotoxin, methanol is wood alcohol used in antifreeze, and too much of the amino acid phenylalanine in the brain can decrease serotonin levels over time, leading to chemical imbalances that can cause mood disorders and depression.

Why? Because serotonin is the neurotransmitter widely believed to contribute to an overall sense of happiness and well-being. Not only can serotonin influence moods and emotions, but it can effect sleep patterns and aggression too.

The FDA first approved Aspartame for use in soda in 1983, after a two-decade-long battle that only ended when President Ronald Reagan fired the FDA commissioner holding things up and put in a new guy that would essentially rubber stamp the sweetener for then-Searle Pharmaceutical CEO Donald Rumsfeld, a key player in the shadow government power structure. Searle sold $600 million bucks worth of the stuff in just the following year, and Rumsfeld later became the U.S. Secretary of Defense after he played a major role in Monsanto’s acquisition of Searle.

But did you catch the part before that? Too much phenylalanine, a key component in Aspartame, can decrease serotonin levels and lead to depression. What would one need if they were, say, suffering low serotonin levels that contributed to depression?

Oh why, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) of course!

The global pharmaceutical company with extensive Bush family ties, Eli Lilly, got its SSRI Prozac approved in 1987, and the drug first appeared on the market in 1988. In just two years’ time, Prozac became the ‘most prescribed‘ SSRI in the United States.

A 2010 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that a fifth of the U.S. population drinks soda on any given day, and the second most popular soda is Diet Coke (with Aspartame). Four of the top ten sodas are diet and contain Aspartame. Today, one in ten Americans take SSRIs. Nevermind that a multitude of studies have linked antidepressants to everything from birth defects (causing the FDA to place a black box warning on them) to increased suicidal tendencies (causing the FDA to update the initial black box warning to include an additional suicidal tendencies warning).

Problem: Does Aspartame cause depression?
Reaction: Studies say it, in fact, can.
Solution: Antidepressants, please!

Hey, wait a minute. Is there a possible link between the best-selling artificial sweetener on the market today and the most widely-prescribed antidepressant in history?

Must be yet another coincidence, just like all of these people:

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Food for thought.

Did You Know?
Donald Rumsfeld, former Searle CEO and Defense Secretary, sat on the board directors for Amylin Pharmaceuticals twice, and the second time was right before the company partnered with Eli Lilly. Rumsfeld ran the Pentagon under President George W. Bush, overseeing the Iraq War, while President George H. W. Bush was appointed to the Eli Lilly Board of Directors by the Quayle family after leaving his CIA Director post in the 1970s.