GMO OMG

I watched this film the other day and renewed my disgust and dismay over the damage being done by GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) to our health and to the environment.

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At the start of the film we learn about the people of Haiti who refused seed donated by one industry giant and had the insight to recognize the motive behind this donation. They wanted to continue planting their own seeds, retain their right to those seeds, and not become indebted to the industry giant.

You may or may not have heard about the battles being fought over our Right to Know and to mandate labelling of GMOs. The fact that we are still fighting for the simple right to know what we are putting in our bodies and what we are feeding to our families while many other countries have enjoyed this right for years is frustrating and downright shameful.

The industry argues that there will be added cost to change the labels but the items they export to other countries are already being labelled! And they argue that if people see “genetically modified” on the label they won’t want to buy it. Doesn’t that prove that people don’t want GMOs and/or don’t trust that they are safe? Few long term studies have been done on the impacts of GMOs and one such study that is discussed in this film was later discredited for questionable reasons.

This film also reminded me of he sad truth that many people are not even aware of what is happening to our food supply. Have you ever asked your family members, friends, or coworkers if they know what a GMO is? Or if they are aware that 80-90% (or more!) of corn, canola, soy, cotton, and sugar beet crops are genetically modified?? And that over 80% of packaged goods contain GMOs???

We need more education and awareness around this topic and it seems we the people need to be the ones to spread the word. Watch this film and share it with your community.

To get the movie or learn more about it go to gmofilm.com

Related:
GMO Quick Info

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Vanishing of the Bees

This film discusses the disturbing trend of the loss of honeybees known as CCD – Colony Collapse Disorder. Beekeepers reveal the mysterious and abrupt disappearance of hive after hive of seemingly healthy bees. Beekeepers are not only concerned about the pollination impact, but also about what this means from a big picture perspective. They believe that this is merely an indicator of the health of the environment and the sustainability of current common practices.

Holistic practices vs. industrial practices are compared including queen bee lifespan and artificial insemination, honey vs. sugar syrup as food for the hive, and local hives vs. migratory or trucked hives. The potential impact of topical and systemic pesticides are reviewed showing the relation of CCD to the introduction of systemic pesticides and GMOs. Also discussed is the increase in honey products being imported and supplemented with lactose and high fructose corn syrup.

You can help support the honeybees by buying local, buying organic, or planting your own garden.

Learn more about this issue and view the trailer here: http://www.vanishingbees.com/

Here’s another article from Natural News on this topic: http://www.naturalnews.com/042765_neonicotinoids_honey_bees_immune_systems.html

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