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Monsanto is trying to bribe its way into Hawaii

18 Jun

What can we as global citizens do to stop Monsanto in its track. This company that’s killing small farmers and killing us with its genetically modified concoction call food is now trying to use its influence by doling out money to local leaders in Hawaii to gets it way into their agricultural business. Monsanto is bad for business, bad for us and bad for the world. They are surviving because of lack of labelling on their food products. Their foods are fed to poor children all over the world with its food programs including to schools in the US of A. This company is too brazen. Let’s put an end to this madness now.

June 12, 2014 | Hawai’i has become “ground zero” in the controversy over genetically modified (GMO) crops and pesticides. With the seed crop industry (including conventional as well as GMO crops) reaping $146.3 million a year in sales resulting from its activities in Hawai’i, the out-of-state pesticide and GMO firms Syngenta, Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer, Dow Chemical, BASF, and Bayer CropScience have brought substantial sums of corporate cash into the state’s relatively small political arena.

Chemical Conglomerates Retaliate Against Local Democratic Control

These “Big 6” pesticide and GMO firms are active on the islands in a big way, making use of the three to four annual growing seasons to develop new GMO seeds more quickly. The development of new GMOs by these pesticide and seed conglomerates goes hand-in-hand with heavy pesticide use in some of the islands’ experimental crop fields, new data show.

Kaua’i County — consisting primarily of the island of Kaua’i, known as Hawai’i’s “Garden Isle” and home to Waimea Canyon State Park — passed a law in November 2013 that requires disclosure of pesticide use and GMO crops sewn by growers and created buffer zones around schools, parks, medical facilities, and private residences. The law is set to go into effect in August 2014.

http://www.alternet.org/food/hawaii-ground-zero-national-fight-between-huge-agribusiness-companies-and-public-wants-no-part?akid=11928.35630.1sV_Vt&rd=1&src=newsletter1003923&t=21

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Not all foods sold in health food stores are healthy

25 Sep

The article below is a good example when healthy foods are taken out of their context to satisfy our taste that is causing us the problem. Take for example nori, which is a healthy sea vegetable used in the production of sushi. Someone got the bright idea to make it more tasty so they go ahead to fry the noodles in salt and seasoning making a perfectly tasty and naturally salty vegetable into an unhealthy choice. Why do producers want to keep us in this unhealthy mode only heaven knows. Do not be fooled, do not be tricked into any of their ploys to keep us addicted to salt and foods that are not in our best interest. This is so frustrating.
Please read the article below and share it as much as you can

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304713704579093522665924440.html?mod=e2fb

Don’t be fooled by food labels – get the facts on fats

9 Oct

*       Fat free Product has less than 1/2 gram of fat per serving. *       Low-saturated fat Product has 1 gram of saturated fat or less per serving. *       Lowfat Product has 3 grams of fat or less per serving. *       Reduced fat Product has at least 25 percent less fat than the regular version. If the regular food is high in fat — such as premium ice cream — then the reduced-fat type may still be high in fat.

*       Light in fat Product has 50 percent less fat than the regular version. As in reduced-fat foods, the healthfulness of the “light” product depends on the total fat content; but the light version is a better choice (as long as you don’t eat more than twice as much).

souce: National Lung Institute

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