Consumer Self-Defense: 12 Ways to Drive GMOs and Roundup off the Market
Given the current barrage of pro-GMO propaganda in the mass media, “GMO-Free” proponents need to put far greater emphasis on the fact that it isn’t just the imprecise and unpredictable nature of gene-splicing itself—a process that produces toxin and allergens, and shuts down essential gene functions—that threatens human health and the environment. The billions of pounds of systemic toxic pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides), especially Roundup, that are used on GMO and so-called conventional crops, are equally, if not more, hazardous to human health and the environment.These systemic agro-toxins, for the most part, cannot be washed off before eating.
Humans Cross Another Danger Line for the Planet
Five years ago an impressive, international group of scientists unveiled nine biological and environmental “boundaries” that humankind should not cross in order to keep the earth a livable place. To its peril, the world had already crossed three of those safe limits: too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, too rapid a rate of species loss and too much pouring of nitrogen into rivers and oceans—primarily in the form of fertilizer runoff.
Now we have succeeded in transgressing a fourth limit: the amount of forestland being bulldozed or burned out of existence (see map below). Less and less forest reduces the planet’s ability to absorb some of that carbon dioxide and to produce water vapor, crucial to plant life.
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Stephan A. Schwartz
This is perhaps the most extraordinary and preposterous story I have ever published, or that has been published in years. The fate of humanity and the Earth hangs largely on the activities of 90 companies. Think about that. Then ask yourself how is it that we lack the political well to do anything truly meaningful about this. Please also pass this on. It is important that as many people as possible know this.
Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions
Chevron, Exxon and BP among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age, figures show. The analysis, which has been published in the journal Climatic Change.
Archaemicrobes are much better than trying to “dissolve” oil with toxic chemical solutions as was done in the Gulf of Mexico. It won’t be pushed by the oil companies (it’s not an oil-based chemical) but it can be imposed by government agencies.
YouTube (8:02) Megaborg Oil Spill
YouTube (2:32) Fox News 7 and Oppenheimer Biotechnology
YouTube (7:63) Gulf Oil Spill-Gutsy Solution Restores Environment in Just Six Weeks
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