Seeds of Death: Unveiling the lies of GMOs

Very powerful new film from Gary Null featuring clips from the leading voices in the movement e.g. Jeffrey Smith, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Bruce Lipton Ph.D., David Murphy, Ronnie Cummins and Andrew Kimbrell.

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Don’t be deceived by biotech smokescreens

The biotech industry has pooled together $35 million to “persuade” voters to vote “No” on Prop 37 in California. “Persuade” is the nice way of putting it. Some call them deceptions, some call them outright lies.

What I find very sad is that the system allows vested interests to advertize and thus gain votes by spending money — buying votes. So it ends up not about what is best, but who has the most money.

Two of the things that the No people are saying is that food will cost more and farmers will be hurt if labeling happens. I would call these downright lies.

Click here to read more about the deceptions of powerful industry lobbyists.

No seed saving with GE crops

Seed sovereignty is something to be concerned about. Genetically engineered crops are patented by biotech companies. There’s no saving seed for next year’s planting. And if your farm is next to a GE crop and gets contaminated by pollen from GE crops, you risk being sued by Monsanto for patent infringement.

Research scientists who want to do independent testing of these novel and unnatural life-forms cannot, because of the patents — and the biotech companies do not give permission.

Seeds of Freedom

Beautiful 30 minute film, narrated by Jeremy Irons.

Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolize the global food system.The film highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified (GM) seeds in particular, has impacted on the enormous agro-biodiversity evolved by farmers and communities around the world, since the beginning of agriculture.

Seeds of Freedom seeks to challenge the mantra that large-scale, industrial agriculture is the only means by which we can feed the world, promoted by the pro-GM lobby. In tracking the story of seed it becomes clear how corporate agenda has driven the take over of seed in order to make vast profit and control of the food global system.

Do you know what you’re eating?

GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are in 80% of the processed foods we eat in America and yet they’ve not been adequately tested. We believe it’s highly unethical to put experimental technology into the food we feed our families.

Over 60 countries have labeling, restrictions or bans against GMO food production or sale. We deserve the same level of protection and information in the U.S. as citizens in other nations around the world. We have the right to know what’s in the food we’re eating.

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1. Get the Facts 2. Avoid GMOs 3. Create Awareness

“Any politician or scientist who tells you these products are safe is either very stupid or lying. The hazards of these foods are uncertain. In view of our enormous ignorance, the premature application of biotechnology is downright dangerous.”

~ David Suzuki, CC, OBC, Ph.D LLD, Geneticist

The choices we make in the supermarket determine the future of food

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Lowest price most often wins

It’s consumers choosing lowest price that drives the economy of scale and high chemical using, genetically modified, toxic methods. If lowest price wins, it’s a vote for big agribusiness… system based, high chemical input, large scale agriculture.

In a highly competitive market, any chance to cut costs, to offer a lower price to wholesalers, retailers or increase profits for shareholders will be taken.

Unfair advantage for big agribusiness

The US government builds huge subsidies for big agribusiness into the national farm bill. That gives big agribusiness an enormous advantage over small organic farmers, who are not subsidized in any way. If all the external factors were truly priced into food, organic produce would be the most cost-effective foods on the market.

Many people in agriculture believe that if there was a level playing field in agribusiness, organic farming would quickly win the battle. However, the government subsidizes corn, soybean, canola, and cotton production to keep the prices of those commodities artificially low, so that people will feel grateful to the government for keeping their food prices down. Continue reading