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Why We Poison Our Food and Dr. Seuss

Why We Poison Our Food and Dr. Seuss | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it

Jan 31, 2013 Jill Richardson http://my.firedoglake.com/jillrichardson/2010/01/31/food-sunday-why-we-poison-our-food/

I just finished reading a book I highly recommend: The War on Bugs by Will Allen. Allen grew up on a farm, then studied war chemicals in the Marines, and was surprised when he returned to the farm to find out that farm chemicals were "modified versions of the nerve poisons and antipersonnel weapons that [he] learned about when studying chemical warfare in the Marine Corps." Today he’s an organic farmer and he serves on the policy advisory board of Organic Consumers Association (as do I).

 Agricultural chemicals didn’t hit the big time until after World War II, for a number of reasons. But much of the story happens before World War II, before they became widely used on U.S. farms. That history is significant, and Allen uses primary sources to completely document it.

As early as the 1800′s, advertisers began promoting farm chemicals, often industrial wastes and often highly toxic heavy metals like lead and arsenic. ...Even before pesticides hit prime time in the U.S., advertisers were hard at work, trying to figure out how to successfully overcome farmers’ and consumers’ concern about applying poisonous chemicals to food.... (more)

 

Feb 26, 2013 - Guardian Environment
OXFAM REVEALS GLOBAL FOOD FIRMS' GAPING ETHICAL SHORTFALLS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/26/oxfam-behind-brands-ethical-failures

 

CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY - March 7, 2013 Huffington Post  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

>> WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE WORLD'S LARGEST PESTICIDE MANUFACTURERS? http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD - BLOG http://manasorganicfood.com/main_blogs.aspx?blogid=23

 

ENDOCRINE AG CHEMICAL DISRUPTERS A GLOBAL EMERGENCY - NEW UN STUDY REVEALS OUR CHEMICAL FOLLY http://sco.lt/6KqMcb

 

AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS/PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OFF AMERICA'S BIRDS http://sco.lt/62g2IT

 

YOUR HEALTH: WARNING BELLS FROM NATURE http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/news/warning-bells-from-nature-1.1482995#.UTug2Rk0ORQ

 

8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND EARTH

http://www.nationofchange.org/8-ways-corporations-are-poisoning-our-food-water-earth-1362318238

 

CHEMICAL 'SOUP" CONNECTION BETWEEN TOXINS AND POOR HEALTH:  Scientific American http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3456963803/chemical-soup-connection-between-toxins-and-poor-health-scientific-american

 

UNITED NATIONS: UNCONTROLLED, UNREGULATED DANGEROUS CHEMICALS/PESTICIDES COST MILLIONS OF LIVES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2773421658/united-nations-uncontrolled-unregulated-dangerous-chemicals-pesticides-costs-millions-of-lives

 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO'S ROUNDUP - THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE February 2013 http://sco.lt/8iHda5

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

 

 

THE DRUG STORE IN AMERICAN MEAT  http://sco.lt/6nyxoP

 

GMO IN CONSUMER PROCESSED AND RAW FOODS:

TOP BREAKFAST CEREALS THAT CONTAIN MONSANTO'S GMO CORN http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/breakfast-cereals-monsanto-gmo-corn/

 

HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH - GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://dailyhealthpost.com/how-gmo-foods-affect-health/#axzz2NCebcdtc

 

 

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HOW THE FOOD GIANTS HOOKED US http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997618890/how-the-food-giants-hooked-us

 

OXFAM: WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD COMPANIES CREATING LEGACY OF DESTRUCTION  http://sco.lt/7lyDg1

 

BEHIND THE REPORT "BEHIND THE BRANDS" - A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS HORROR STORY http://sco.lt/594zeT

 

THE AMERICAN WAY OF EATING: THE "PARADOX OF PLENTY"  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2459647971/the-american-way-of-eating-the-paradox-of-plenty

 

 

 

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WATCH: A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE ....Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1614565249/a-system-based-on-profits-is-unsustainable-vandana-shiva-on-industrial-agriculture

 

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IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN JUNK FOOD CREATING CHAOS WITH HEALTH, CHILDREN AND CULTURAL NORMS - VIDEO REPORT http://sco.lt/5qSxOL

 

"THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO"  (FULL LENGTH) The Leader of the Global Biotech Cartel http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3152030762/the-world-according-to-monsanto-full-length-the-leader-of-the-biotech-cartel

 

WATCH:

"GENETIC ROULETTE" The Gamble of Our Lives http://youtu.be/wnlTYFKBg18

 

WATCH: "FOOD INC." (2008) Obama, USDA promote and foster this stranglehold on our food supply by the global biotech food cartel ?http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3732889325/watch-again-food-inc-2008-and-obama-usda-promote-and-foster-this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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