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The Organic Elite Surrender to Bio-Tech Terrorist Monsanto – Why?

Posted on Feb 02, 2011 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Natural News

“The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must.” – Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011

Hayden’s Note:

Damn you, Whole Foods.  Damn you.

If you are not up to speed on the GMO issue, specifically involving (bio-tech terrorist) Monsanto and associated companies, you need to make this a priority.  Period.  I have focused on this issue extensively here on so there are dozens of in-depth articles found with the search bar at the top right.  Simply search for ‘GMO’ …

In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America’s organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.


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USDA Certified Organic’s Dirty Little Secret: Neotame

Posted on Jan 02, 2011 in Featured Articles, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Farm Wars

Hayden’s Note:

Hold the presses…. UPDATE:

I would like to point out that multiple readers have emailed me a statement released by the National Organic Program, dated January 6th, regarding Neotame.  The NOP claims that neotame can not be added without labeling and is not used in organic livestock feed.  It should be noted that it is still used in foods and livestock not labeled “organic” – which is the mass majority of food on the shelf.  It’s a neurotoxin, people.  Stop poisoning yourself!  I’ve included some links and parts of their statement regarding it not being in organic foods.  Neotame should still be on your radar in all other foods you consume.

National Organic Program’s Statement –

in summary:

It is important for consumers to know that neotame is not allowed for use in organic products. Neotame is not included on the National List ( ), and is therefore not permitted for use in organic production and processing.

It is also worth noting that on January 6th, the National Organic Program issued the following statement affirming that neotame is not allowed for use in organic: “The National Organic Program has received inquiries concerning Internet claims that the artificial sweetener Neotame is allowed in organic foods....

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Leaked Reports Reveal US Threatened EU to Accept GMOs

Posted on Dec 24, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Natural News

The European Union (EU) has been largely resistant to adopting genetically-modified organisms (GMO), and rightly so considering their threat to human health and to the environment. But recently-released leaked cables have revealed that Bush Administration-appointed, former U.S. Ambassador to France Craig Roberts Stapleton threatened the EU with retaliation years ago if it did not comply with the interests of U.S. biotechnology giants like Monsanto.

Besides being slow to adopt “Frankenfoods”, France and several other European nations had proposed at the very least making biotechnology companies responsible for contamination caused by their GM seeds and pollen, just as any other industry would be responsible for their environmental pollution. But Stapleton and the special interests he represented could not tolerate this, and threatened to publicly release a “retaliation list” of European locations where GMOs were being test planted in order that protestors could destroy them and “cause some pain” for EU officials.

When the U.S. government-corporate industrial complex does not get its way, it resorts to vicious manipulation tactics to coerce its enemies into complying with its demands. And with biotechnology and drug companies, they must have it all in order to succeed in their endeavors, squashing any and all competition in the process.


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Germany Bans Genetically Modified Corn, ‘Dangerous’ to Environment and Human Health

Posted on Dec 15, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Natural News

The German government has banned the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) corn, calling it “a danger to the environment.”

The cultivation of all other GM crops is already banned in Germany. The variety in question, known as MON 810, produces a pesticide inside its tissues to repel insects such as larvae of the corn borer moth. Such corn is also known as Bt corn, after the Bacillus thuringiensis bacterium that the toxin-producing genes come from.

MON 810 was approved for cultivation by the European Union in 1998, but E.U. law allows individual countries to impose their own bans. Such bans have since been implemented by Austria, France, Greece, Hungary and Luxemburg. According to German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner, Germany will now join their ranks.

The move was welcomed by environmental groups Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Germany. Greenpeace spokesperson Stephanie Towe said that the decision is based on solid scientific evidence of environmental harm and should have been made long ago.

Critics say that GM crops can damage wildlife, spread their genetic material to wild relatives, and produce health problems in humans.


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CA Judge Orders Illegal GMO Sugar Beet Crop be Destroyed

Posted on Dec 07, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Natural News

For the first time in history, a judge has ruled that an illegally-planted, genetically-modified (GM) crop be destroyed. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White of California ruled back in August that all future plantings of GM sugar beets cease until the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducts a valid environmental impact statement (EIS) proving the crop’s safety. However, the USDA recently violated this ruling and permitted Monsanto to plant the crops anyway, spurring Judge White to order that they be destroyed.

Last month, Monsanto threw a temper tantrum over the ban, spewing propaganda about how the entire sugar beet industry would supposedly fold if GM sugar beets were not permitted to be grown. The biotechnology giant even went so far as to petition the court to allow the plantings so that the company could avoid the loss of the money it spent on researching and developing the technology (…).

Judge White held his ground and did the right thing, though, citing myriad evidence about the unknown contamination and other dangers posed by the “Frankencrop”, mainly the “irreparable” consequences of cross-contamination.


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GMO Oranges and Apples Now?

Posted on Dec 06, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Natural News

See also: Canadian Biotech Company Pushes USDA to Approve GMO Apples

Problem, reaction, solution: that’s the name of the game in the U.S., and it’s how sweeping changes that would otherwise never happen end up coming to pass. Currently, a widespread pest problem among citrus plants known as “greening” allegedly threatens the continued existence of orange fruit production, and the only way to fix it, say some, is to genetically-alter orange trees to resist the pest.

A recent report in Reuters explains that the Huanglongbing (HLB) bacteria, or “yellow dragon disease”, is ravaging orange groves throughout Florida. The disease was first identified in China more than 100 years ago, and it has now somehow spread to the U.S. where some experts say it could wipe out the majority or entirety of Florida’s orange groves within seven or eight years.

But instead of trying to address the root causes of the issue — causes that opponents of GMOs say include overuse of pesticides and nutrient-depleted soil — some government agencies are proposing that biotechnology companies be granted their wish to genetically-modify the trees to artificially resist the pest.


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Germany’s Top Court Upholds Restrictive GM Crop Law

Posted on Nov 24, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: AFP

Germany’s top court on Wednesday upheld a two-year-old law placing sharp restrictions on the use of genetically modified crops, saying it protected the public from the risks of the technology.

The Federal Constitutional Court said that 2008 legislation requiring buffer zones between GM and conventional crops were justified due to the risk of “contamination” between the plants and open questions about the technology.

“The legislative branch is pursuing legitimate public welfare objectives and must be given generous room to implement state regulation in order to realise these objectives against the backdrop of the broad social and scientific debate about the use of genetic engineering,” the court said.

The law mandates a 150-metre-wide (490-feet-wide) “protective zone” between GM crops and standard farmland and a 300-metre-wide gap next to organic crops.
GM fields must also be registered so any co-mingling can be traced back to the source and the responsible farmers can be held liable.

Hayden’s Note:

THIS is what Senate Bill 510 should be about if they claim to be “protecting the food supply.” 

The law had been challenged by the rural eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt even before it was passed....

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Monsanto Candidates Win Elections

Posted on Nov 08, 2010 in Political Issues

Source: Natural News

Washington, D.C., is a hotbed of political lobbyists whose primary goal is to sway politicians to do their bidding. Multinational biotechnology giant Monsanto is one such lobbyist with a Political Action Committee (PAC) that spends hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to buy off candidates to support its agenda. And in the most recent U.S. election cycle, most of the company’s funded candidates won their races.

According to a recent report from the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), ten of the 15 Congressmen that Monsanto helped fund won their seats, including Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina and Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Monsanto even gave money to a number of candidates that were either retiring or not up for reelection, most likely as a “thank you” for previous political favors.

Based on information contained in disclosure reports, Monsanto spent over $470,000 on the overall mid-term election cycle, with just under $128,000 going to Congressional Democrats and over $121,000 going to Congressional Republicans. To see if your Congressmen accepted money from Monsanto, check out the OpenSecrets Monsanto contributions page:…

Monsanto darling Bill Northey, who was just reelected as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, also has a history of financial ties with Monsanto....

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What Exactly is a GMO?

Posted on Nov 03, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden

What Exactly is a GMO?

Hayden’s Note: Most of the technology related information is outdated – from 2006-2007 – but still serves as a great foundation for understanding GMOs.  I published this over a year ago, but thought it was still prudent and informative.

A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired trait or characteristic, hence they are also known as transgenic organisms. This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are one and the same.

But haven’t growers been grafting trees, breeding animals, and hybridizing seeds for years?

Genetic engineering is completely different from traditional breeding and carries unique risks.

In traditional breeding it is possible to mate a pig with another pig to get a new variety, but is not possible to mate a pig with a potato or a mouse. Even when species that may seem to be closely related do succeed in breeding, the offspring are usually infertile—a horse, for example, can mate with a donkey, but the offspring (a mule) is sterile....

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Infographic: Currency Wars, Insider Selling & the Dollar Becoming ‘Toxic Waste’

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 in Economic News

Kevin Hayden


Visualizing Currency Wars

Still confused by the whole concept of currency wars? Wondering why every day some new nation is said to have entered into the 21st century digital equivalent of good old fashioned dive bombing, when the only thing diving is the dollar? Then the following interactive infographic from the FT is for you. The data after the jump (free registration may be required) allows readers to explore the background and actions in the so-called currency wars, looking at the economic and political basis of the key countries’ actions.

Full interactive report after the jump.

And now that you know what it is, prepare to see it morph from merely the FX arena, to trade, and possibly elsewhere.


Insider Selling To Buying Update: 229 To 1

Some earth-shattering insider buying in the past week (a fact not seen in months), courtesy of a large block of stock purchased in Monstanto (for $1 MM), Intel ($384K), and GE ($334K), has done miracles to the general insider selling to buying ratio, and almost managed to offset the $114 million sold in Google, $100 million in Oracle, and $30 million or less sold in Safeway, Discovery Communications, Costco and a total of 61 other names....

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Genetically Modified Soy Leads to Reproductive Changes

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: NewsWithView

Jeffrey Smith

If you’re still eating genetically modified (GM) soybeans and you plan on having kids, a Brazilian study may make you think again about what you put in your mouth. Female rats fed GM soy for 15 months showed significant changes in their uterus and reproductive cycle, compared to rats fed organic soy or those raised without soy. Published in The Anatomical Record in 2009, this finding adds to the mounting body of evidence suggesting that GM foods contribute to reproductive disorders (see summary at end).

Unlike women whose menstrual cycle starts automatically at puberty, female rats need to be “inspired.” Their (estrous) cycle conveniently kicks in only after being introduced to male rats. Since no males were present in this study, the females fed organic soy or no soy were appropriately untriggered (diestrus). For some odd reason, however, those fed GM soy appeared to have their ovulation cycle in full gear.

Although the researchers did not perform a check on the estrous cycle directly, their microscopic analysis of ovaries and uterus tissue showed that the hormone-induced changes (i.e....

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Unnatural Selection – Seeds of Deception

Posted on Sep 23, 2010 in Featured Articles

Kevin Hayden

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GMOs represent an historically unique threat, reports Jeffrey Smith: “We’re feeding the products of an infant science to millions of people and releasing them into the environment where they can never be recalled.” So whether you’re already well read on the topic of GMOs, or just starting to learn about this latest threat to our food, order The GMO Trilogy and help fund the fight against GMOs. Your friends, neighbors, and your children will thank you for it.

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BioTech Terrorist Monsanto Hires Blackwater Operatives to Infiltrate Activist Groups

Posted on Sep 16, 2010 in Featured Articles, Police, Military, & War

Source: Raw Story

Also on list: Royal Caribbean, Deutsche Bank, Chevron

Almost three years ago exactly — Sept. 17, 2007 — a cadre of guards from the security firm then known as Blackwater shot and killed 17 Iraqis at a public plaza in Baghdad.

The company, long in the public eye, has been known for brutal tactics and as a mercenary for the US State Department in countries where the US has boots on the ground. What hasn’t been known, however, is that the same company was handling intelligence ops for publicly-traded US companies.

Atop the list is Monsanto, the biotech giant, who The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill revealed Wednesday accepted a proposal through a Blackwater subsidiary which “offer[ed] to provide operatives to infiltrate activist groups organizing against the multinational biotech firm.”

Monsanto doesn’t stand alone. Through a network of 30 subsidiaries and shell corporations, Blackwater-linked entities provided “intelligence, training and security services” to a cache of major multinational firms, including: Monsanto, Chevron, the Walt Disney Company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Deutsche Bank and Barclays, according to documents Scahill obtained.

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Another Source: The Nation

Over the past several years, entities closely linked to the private security firm Blackwater have provided intelligence, training and security services to US and foreign governments as well as several multinational corporations, including Monsanto, Chevron, the Walt Disney Company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and banking giants Deutsche Bank and Barclays, according to documents obtained by The Nation....

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‘Frankensalmon’ Ruled Safe to Eat: Fast-growing GMO Fish Approved by Scientists

Posted on Sep 06, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma


Genetically modified salmon, which grows at a superfast rate, is safe to be farmed and eaten, American scientists have declared.

Hayden’s Note:

…..hahahahaha.  Scientists.  Riiiiight.  I’m curious how much money members of the FDA were paid by Aqua Bounty to “approve” this GMO food.

The move by experts advising U.S. watchdogs will clear the way for the first GM creature to be sold as food.

The first GM salmon could be on American dinner tables within two to three years, and possibly on British plates soon after that, paving the way for the genetic modification of other fish and food animals into what critics are calling ‘Frankenfood’. 

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Shares in the company behind the technology leapt by 26 per cent on the London Stock Exchange on Friday, providing evidence that analysts see GM as the future of fish production.

However, the science is highly controversial and consumers will have questions about the impact on human health and the environment.

Critics of GM food fear the technology leads to the creation of mutant misshapen fish and could harm wild fish populations if they escape....

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Monsanto Buys 19.9% Stake in InterGrain: GMO Wheat

Posted on Sep 01, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: AAP

Hayden’s Note:

First, they take our Corn.  Then our Soy.  Now our Wheat.  Please read the articles linked at the bottom for more information on the dangers of consuming GMO foods.  There has been hard data showing sterility, genetic disruption, genetic mutation in offspring, liver damage, neurological problems, etc.  Monsanto can very well be described as one of the most dangerous threats we face right now.  Information and education about the dangers of genetically modified foods is the only answer.  Consumer demand and action!

West Australian cereal breeder InterGrain Pty Ltd has partnered with global grains developer Monsanto to develop tougher, higher-yielding types of wheat.

Under the collaboration, Monsanto has taken a 19.9 per cent stake in InterGrain for an undisclosed sum.

If the collaboration is a success, it could lift that stake to 26 per cent over the next five years.

InterGrain chief executive Bryan Whan said Intergrain and Monsanto would exchange wheat germplasm – material used for breeding wheat before it is recognised as a commercial variety.

“We’re always on the lookout for new germplasm internationally so we can bring in new disease resistances and be ahead of the game,” Mr Whan said....

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