Monday, June 27, 2016
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
(NaturalNews) While UK citizens were revolting en masse against bureaucratic rule in Europe, another cabal of prostituted lawmakers were busy plotting against American food consumers. According to this announcement from the United States Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, committee leaders have reached a “bipartisan agriculture biotechnology compromise solution.”
What exactly is this so-called “compromise?”
The complete banning of all GMO labeling state laws across America.
And that’s just for starters. After that, this new “compromise” decrees that no foods shall be GMO labeled for two years while the USDA ponders the best way to deceive consumers and hide Monsanto’s GMOs for another few years. The suggested law also gives the USDA the right to decree that any foods with less than 50% bioengineered content could be considered non-GMO, by the way.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/054489_GMO_labeling_US_Senate_Monsanto_puppets.html#ixzz4CpH926af
White House Caught Blackmailing EU to Force Them to Import GMO and Hormone-Laden Products
Washington, D.C. – In a stunning revelation, secret documents reveal the U.S. pressuring the EU to approve the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade pact through coercion and threats.
The 240 pages of leaked text from the secretive trade pact reveal the Obama administration threatening to block European automobile imports into the U.S. if the EU continues to refuse U.S. genetically modified products and hormone-treated produce.
The White House made clear the intention to block European car exports into the US to force the roughly 500 million strong EU to buy more environmentally risky US farm produce, according to the German publication Süddeutsche Zeitung, along with two German public television channels.
In an attempt to undermine the extremely secretive negotiations surrounding the trade deal between the U.S. and EU, Greenpeace released the texts, which were then made public by the German publication Süddeutsche Zeitung. The German DPA news agency confirmed the authenticity of the documents.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/leaked-ttip-documents-expose-u-s-blackmailing-eu-gmo-products/#DHYxCKgfrpflrJr7.99
The biotech industry almost never mentions the darker twin sister of GMOs – the pesticides that are paired with them.
By Brian Moench, Truthout | Op-Ed
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Ever since the rise of the Tea Party, the Republican Party has developed an allergy to science – especially any science related to climate or environmental protection. They have been called the “Anti-Science Party” and “Luddites,” even by prominent members of their own party. Lately, they have even trumpeted that “they are not scientists,” apparently in a tortured attempt to glorify their ignorance.
Rivaling their allergy to science is their disdain for federal agencies that use science to make rules they don’t like, based on science – the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the US Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Bureau of Land Management – and just about anything that represents “big government.” So the rise of a Republican campaign that represents the exact opposite of their professed ideology is worth taking note of.
Whether or not GMOs are safe is strictly a scientific issue, but labeling is much more than that.
The “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” (which should win an award for irony in naming) would bring the federal hammer down on states to prevent them from requiring labels identifying food that contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Chief sponsor of the bill Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) states on his website that the federal government’s primary role is “to get the heck out of way [sic] and let the citizens of this great nation prosper with individual and economic freedoms.” Just where is the “federal government getting out of the way” part of this legislation? Where is this bill’s deference to individual freedom, like the freedom to know what you are putting in your mouth?
Hi maybe I should have shared this with all the parents prior to the season but I didn’t, my bad. We have 19 boys on the team that starts 8 players, clearly playing time is limited. I’ve told them to make the most each play. We might have had 2 teams but no one else volunteered to be a head coach, so here we are trying to get everyone playing time. I want the kids to have fun and learn football. Winning is a large percentage of having fun and learning football. Not everyone can run the ball or be quarterback in a single game, there aren’t enough snaps to make it happen. We had 8 or 9 total offensive plays during this game and 18 players at the game and 19 on the roster. Everyone had significantly more than the league required playing time. Parents, I need your help and patience to make this a positive and productive season for us all – don’t forget, I’m a Dad too. I’m also a volunteer and I put a lot of time into this. You need to be patient during games – if your son isn’t in the game in the first offensive or defensive series they will get into the game so relax.
Early on I met with Marsh Creek football league on how to resolve the large team and limited playing spaces. We agreed on this strategy: get ahead early in a game and then make sure everyone gets playing time. Which, by the way, we did against the hawks on Saturday.
Practice is a big factor in who gets to handle the ball and play certain positions – this is reality folks. My goal is to get all the boys to be a running back or quarter back if they can demonstrate the ability to take a handoff during practice. If your son doesn’t want to practice it makes it hard to learn the game and perform certain functions on the field. Marsh Creek’s sidelines have had some negativity this season and it’s not good for the boys or the league.
For those that want to contribute to the decision making on the field– I invite you to join me and volunteer your time next year. Otherwise you can simply support the team and let this be the character building exercise it should be for our kids.