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Check your pantry. Do you have any cereals, crackers, cookies, snack bars, soy milk or baby formula in there? How about anything with corn syrup or processed food made from corn on your shelves? If so, you are probably eating food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

GMOs are plant or meat products that have had their DNA altered in a laboratory by genes from other plants, animals, viruses or bacteria. For example, genetically modified corn contain a pesticide that cannot be washed off. Most GE food grown in the U.S. is "Roundup Ready," meaning it can withstand spraying of Monsanto's Roundup pesticide and live, while weeds around it die. (Well, that's how it works initially; now resistant "superweeds" have increased the amount of pesticides farmers must spray on their GE crops.)

Research links GMOs to allergies, organ toxicity, and other health issues, though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not require safety testing for GMOs.

Market watchers estimate that upwards of 70 percent of processed foods in your local supermarket contain genetically modified ingredients. However, there's no way to be sure of the percentage because no labels are required to inform consumers about the presence of GMOs in food. (That may change if California voters approve Prop 37, a measure that would require labeling on foods containing GMOs.)

The top three GMO crops grown in the U.S. are soy, corn and cotton, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). During the past 12 years, the percentage of acreage planted with GMO crops soared to over 80 percent for each of the top three. (See this graph at Mother Jones.)

Here are the Top 7 Genetically Modified Crops:

1. Corn: Corn is the No. 1 crop grown in the U.S. and nearly all of it -- 88 percent -- is genetically modified. In addition to being added to innumerable processed foods, genetically modified corn is a staple of animal feed.

2. Soy: 93 percent of soy is genetically modified. Soy is a staple of processed foods under various names including hydrogenated oils, lecithin, emulsifiers, tocopherol (a vitamin E supplement) and proteins.

3. Cottonseed: According to the USDA, 94 percent of cotton grown in the U.S. is genetically modified. Cottonseeds are culled from cotton, and then used for vegetable oil, margarine or shortening production, or frying foods, such as potato chips.

4. Alfalfa: Farmers feed alfalfa to dairy cows, the source of milk, butter, yogurt, meat and so much more. Alfalfa is the fourth largest crop grown in the U.S., behind corn, soybeans, and wheat (though there is no genetically engineered wheat on the market).

5. Papaya: 75 percent of the Hawaiian papaya crop is genetically modified to withstand the papaya ringspot virus.

6. Canola: About 90 percent of the U.S. canola crop is genetically modified. Canola oil is used in cooking, as well as biofuels. In North Dakota, genetically modified canola has been found growing far from any planted fields, raising questions about what will happen when "escaped" GE canola competes with wild plants.

7. Sugar Beets: More than half -- 54 percent -- of sugar sold in America comes from sugar beets. Genetically modified sugar beets account for 90 percent of the crop; however, that percentage is expected to increase after a USDA's decision last year gave the green light to sugar beet planting before an environmental impact statement was completed.

The organization True Food Now has a list of foods currently being tested for genetic modification, as well as those foods that are approved but not yet sold in the U.S. For a full snapshot of the future GMO landscape, visit this link. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/margie-kelly/genetically-modified-food_b_2039455.html

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This is more aligned with this thread in defending and supporting our right to sovereignty and self-sustainability.

Health Ranger interviews health freedom attorney Jonathan Emord about Rawesome raids

Health Ranger interviews health freedom attorney Jonathan Emord about Rawesome raids.

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Farmageddon - an interview with Kristin Canty

This Health Ranger Report brings you breaking health freedom information about an incredible new documentary, Farmageddon. In the aftermath of a growing number of government-run raids on farmers, raw milk producers and food distribution centers, informative documentaries such as Farmageddon are crucial to waking society up to the real-life threats to our food and health freedom happening every day. The Health Ranger interviews Kristen Canty about the ongoing and longtime raids on innocent Amish food farmers and other related issues and the making of Farmageddon, including the incredible story behind it.

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The movie on YouTube. You can download it or you can buy the DVD.

Farmageddon - The truth about the food and dairy industry

Americans' right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent ac-tion, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.

Filmmaker Kristin Canty's quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened. What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling fresh foods to their communities. Instead of focusing on the source of food safety problems — most often the industrial food chain — policymakers and regulators implement and enforce solutions that target and often drive out of business small farms that have proven themselves more than capable of producing safe, healthy food, but buckle under the crushing weight of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions.

Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals' rights to access food of their choice and farmers' rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasona-bly burdensome regulations. The film serves to put policymakers and regulators on notice that there is a growing movement of people aware that their freedom to choose the foods they want is in danger, a movement that is taking action with its dollars and its voting power to protect and preserve the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive.

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To coincide with the publication of Rob Hopkins' new book 'The Power of Just Doing Stuff', Emma Goude, producer of 'In Transition 1.0' and 'In Transition 2.0', made this short film that captures the spirit of the new book. You can order the book from http://www.transitionnetwork.org/powe....

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Permaculture Fundamentals

One of the flaws in our current society is a lack of grounding. We have principles of freedom and prosperity, but they are not often honored or discussed in great detail. What makes permaculture work so well is because it is deeply rooted in ethics and principles based on natural ecosystems. Everything else we create must incorporate the ethics and principles to some degree. The ethics are simple and straightforward – care for the earth, care for people, and share the surplus. There’s no question as to what they stand for, whereas freedom and prosperity are murky territory.

The twelve principles of permaculture give structure to the ethics, and guidance to your permaculture design, whether it be for an ecological garden, or an intentional community. In truth, regardless of whether you’re aware, all design expresses an intention. Materials that cannot be recycled are designed for the landfill, even if that wasn’t the core intention of the designer. The good thing is, nature has dreamed up many of the design solutions we need to create a sustainable, just world. All human creations are part of nature itself, and can benefit from incorporating ecological principles. Begin your understanding of permaculture with an in-depth look at how ethics and principles shape every aspect of design. Get the grounding you need to really live and work sustainably.

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I've started listening to the vids ... very intersting ... no plowing involved... less work, more yeild- when you work with nature and share the surplus (and there always is some)

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Thanks! I like studying permaculture, that website will be useful for me.

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Honey Could Be The Next Antibiotic
Posted on March 18, 2014 by Soren Dreier

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From sea bacteria to veterinary pain medications, scientists have been looking everywhere for a solution to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But a new study finds that the solution may be right inside their kitchen cabinets. Honey, which has already shown some promise in treating wounds, may also be useful for fighting infections.

In a way, it makes sense. If honey can help treat wounds and prevent infection on the outside, then it could probably fight infections on the inside, too. “The unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance,” said study leader Dr. Susan M. Meschwitz, of Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., in a press release. Her findings were presented recently at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Council.

Honey commits a multi-pronged attack on bacteria, as it uses hydrogen peroxide, acidity, osmotic effect, high sugar concentration, and polyphenols to kill bacterial cells. Together, these antibacterial properties make it difficult for the bacteria to adapt. Osmotic effect works particularly well due to honey’s high sugar concentration, which sucks water out of the bacterial cells, dehydrating them, and leading to death.

Honey also inhibits a bacterial cell’s ability to communicate with other bacterial cells, known as quorum sensing. This renders them unable to form communities, and therefore unable to attack in large numbers, where they would normally be stronger.

Meanwhile, polyphenols, or antioxidants, such as caffeic acid, p-coumaric, and ellagic acid contain antimicrobial properties. “We have separated and identified the various antioxidant polyphenol compounds,” Meschwitz said in the release. “In our antibacterial studies, we have been testing honey’s activity against E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.”

Bacterial resistance, Meschwitz says, occurs when bacteria adapt to the antibiotics that are supposed to inhibit their growth processes. As their DNA adapts, they become immune to the antibiotic’s effect, and therefore become even more dangerous.

It has been said that if we continue using antibiotics unsparingly, previously eradicated diseases will come back and wreak havoc. In an effort to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use, which occurs in doctors’ offices as well as industrial farms, both the health care community and the nation’s regulators have been taking action and calling for reduced use.

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well, I thought that I got rid of my GI issues by using MMJ, but after three months, they were back and I had to start taking Probiotics again ... but I have found out recently that unless these "germs" are "encapsulateted" the Probiotics aren't really getting to your gut from the products you can buy in your pharmacy or healt-food stores ... and confirms that we are getting bombarded via all the GMO that are "hidden" in our food, so even when you take a probiotic it doesn't work as well as it should



please note, that almost everything I eat now is Organic (grown in my own garden) so just eating pro-actively is not enough when you consider the fact that the water and the air is contaminated now ... and more than just likely- the "treatments" that I got to battle my chronic Lyme's disease have destroyed my digestive system permanently ... you may also be suffering from the same types of "super antibiotic" treatments ... if so - or if you are not familiar with the symptoms of a compromised GI tract, please click on these links to get the help you need to restore your immune/digestive system to state of well-being and make yourself aware of what is causing your symptoms.

this link will make you aware of recent studies findings ...


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Are genetically modified foods connected to the rise of food allergies and digestive disorders?

Since genetically modified foods hit the market in the 1990s, allergies have skyrocketed. Studies compiled by Jeffrey M. Smith, head of the Institute for Responsible Technology and author of “Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods” show that common GM ingredients – in addition to synthetic chemical food additives [See 1, 2, 3] – may be compromising the health of ordinary people in the United States and across the world.

The video below discusses soy, but that’s just one genetically modified ingredient found in the majority of foods on U.S. grocery store shelves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8AwRG6xHL0



and this link (below) also explains they symptoms and the need for a BETTER Probiotic (being sold online only) in a worth-while presentation that will inform you of why you need to supplement your diet with something that actually delivers these vital probiotics to your digestive system ... because of all the destructive effects that GMO and increased radiation is having on our well being, I see this as a welcome addition to my diet ... that even after making my own yogurt, failed to deliver

https://www.biotrust.com/Shop.asp?p=Prox10

PS... this is not SPAN, I am just sharing what works for me - the fact that everyone I know is suffering from one or more of these symptoms inspires me to "transfer this knowledge" to you ...

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A 25 year Permaculture project....
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An Experiment in Back Yard Sustainability
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This is a reminder from the beginning of this thread about Permaculture when I first posted it in 2009. I was fortunate enough to be able to study Permaculture with a few of Bill Mollisin's original students when I lived in WA state some years ago. It is so aligned with the planet and nature and so kind.


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Permaculture, homesteading, and compost-powered heating in the Vermont hills - Possible.org

Ben Falk is a permaculture designer based in Moretown, Vermont. In this video, he speaks about different aspects of homesteading and cold weather, notably his wood cook-stove which also heats water, and his compost-powered greenhouse heating system. He also talks about the importance of being engaged with the land around us, and how gardening is just basically awesome!

This video is part of the Possible.org project. Please visit our website for more videos and updates, and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/possiblefilm) or Twitter (twitter.com/possiblefilm).



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Ben Falk on "Good Design"

An overview of Whole Systems Design, LLC and the processes they work with to affect positive change. Located in Vermont's Mad River Valley, the business leads by example to illustrate the basics of sound land-use planning - in other words, how to adapt successfully in human society to the world's everchanging environmental conditions. Ben defines good design as 1. being a functional fit with humanity, climate, and resources; 2.Concentrating value from energy (sun/wind/life processes) and extending it over time; and 3.Utilizing time as a fundamental resource. In a nutshell, "good design" must go beyond doing "less bad" to becoming "regenerative" - improving the health of ecosystems, increasing biomass and biodiversity, and adapting to changing conditions resiliently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJeJxM3hJw8

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Ben Falk: 10 Years In A Cold Climate: Resilience & Regeneration. Principles in Practice

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Backyard Permaculture: Starting at home...

This is another fav of mine, from Australia, this guy is great fun.
I like it because it shows what people can do with their yards.

Pulling so many pcs together. Starting in the place where we are.
Posted @ Agora1.org Biodynamics Farming conversation, for educational purposes only

To Continue to be inspired with what you can do in your own space, city...
or otherwise, see playlist HomeGrown Revolution:
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I am using the "permaculture" method of gardening this year, which is "no digging/tilling" or disturbing the soil which has "layered itself" for optimal production with MUCH less work ... I am using a Post-hole digger, to pull out a "plug" of soil, into which I insert a well developed seedling and the soil in the pot in which it developed ... and they are growing like mad in their new environment

In prepreation for this new method of gardening, I covered my raised beds with "rabbit gold", last December, which is a combination of (golden) straw and rabbit "droppings" to naturally fertilize the soil (it is said to be the best) ... as the snows of Winter ( and most of Spring here) seep through it, into the undisturbed soil ... I pushed all of the "hay" aside, which also acts as a mulch and keeps the grass from taking over - but left about four inches of grass to grow around the perimeters of each raised bed - to form a wind break - we get a lot of wind here, and in the past I have resorted to planting the seedlings in a "ditch" to protect their tender stems until they can get strong

so far, no Hail since I planted (June 1st) but we are in a Tornado Watch today ... and the storm system has engulfed us now, with high winds and plenty of rain ... which makes this the wettest June I have experienced since I move out here on the High Plains ... which BTW, the Permaculture folks have identified as having the best (most fertile) soil IN THE WORLD ... couldn't prove it by me, due to the drought that I have been experiencing for the past three years ... can't tell you how much I appreciate all the moisture we are getting this year ... I haven't had to buy any grass since early Spring ... and with all this rain - I won't have to buy any till late Fall .... WOOT - and what I do buy won't be "dehydrated" this year.

I can't wait for the results of this years "new gardening" methods (as suggested by my research into permaculture, it sure is an easier way to garden ... and I did till-up the corn field because it was so hard, I couldn't even force the seeds into the soil ... and wanted to incorporate the straw, into the soil so that it would "hold" water better and not form a hard crust - I probably won't have to do that again, but because corn demands a lot of fertilizer - I plan on making a batch of "poop soup" from the chicken house because it has all the nutrients that corn needs ... so far I haven't needed to use any pesticides ... but the corn grown in the field is "wormy" - even though what I grow around the garden as a wind fence, doesn't get worms (maybe because it is a white variety of "organic" corn?)? - the corn in the field is for the livestock ... it is a heirloom variety of yellow corn, that hasn't been GMOed like what is sold for "feed" which bloats anything that eats it ... everything eats corn ... chickens, goats, horse, rabbits and even my dog ... I planted some beets for them too this year and switched to feeding them whole grains, so they can "seed" my fields with what they like to eat ... wheat, oats and barley.

UPDATE ... I sudda kept my mouth shut, - it hailed like crazy right after I posted it ... luckily it was small and didn't actually cover the ground, but it played hell on the tree's leaves ... I'll wait to look at the garden til tomorrow, after it "recovers" and I have plenty of replacement plants in the green house if needed ... growing a garden out here is a great challenge ... I love it... and the sense of accomplishment it gives me at harvest time ... that working with Nature improves each year -

I'm doing some "terra-forming" as well - and getting amazing results from "wind" fences too (when I can manage to keep them upright) :mrgreen:

I took a reading while it was raining hard - .40 - took another after it rained and it was down to .20 - so I suggest that you'll stay out of the rain as much as possible ... I left the radOmeter on, and about ten minutes later it MAXED OUT and started screeching ... I am hoping that it meant to alert me that it was getting wet (but it wasn't raining) - either that, or it sucked up a hot particle !! IDK, but I sat there like a deer caught in the headlights - we've woken up to the dehydrating chem-fog - every day this week, but last night, sometime in the middle of the night, I got up and looked out my window - and discovered I was surrounded by a faintly glowing, thick yellow fog - I woke up later to find the usual dusty pink fog that comes after every significant rain to suck all the moisture out of the ground ... with a splitting headache and clogged shut sinuses (even with the windows and door closed and a mulit-filtered air cleaner running) The peti - douche of salts, opened my sinuses but the headache was even more intense after going outside and doing my chores ... so I took some aspirin and ate a big breakfast ... which "cure" me. I feel exausted and ready for a nap - and I just got up ... they really did a job on us last night - fukers :evil:

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6 Core Permaculture Techniques - Producing Food Sustainably and Naturally

Published on Apr 29, 2013

This is a VERY ROUGH first cut through this presentation. It is the same presentation I gave at the Self Reliance Expo in Arlington, Texas. The deck used has typos and such but I figured the jist is there. My hope is to expand this into a full day 6-8 hour seminar. Please tell me specifically what you want more info on, what images you would like to see that are not there, etc.

In this presentation I cover

6 Core Permaculture Techniques

Forest Gardening / Food Forest Establishment
Creating and Using Seed Mixtures
Lawn to Pasture Conversion
Zone Planning and Implementation
Mob Grazing / Small Livestock Paddock Shift Systems
Developing Regionally Adapted Seed Strains
Contour Based Wood Core Beds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxAUJ77UGXs

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I love that Permaculture is solution oriented and challenges are most welcome. It is a Wholistic system that is kind to the planet and humanity respecting life itself. It's a system that is self sustaining and self responsible and you need patience to truly implement it. The process of doing it is a fantastic learning if not 'opening' in itself. It's not a matter of control so much as collaboration and co-operation with subtle energies not commonally acknowledged or appreciated.

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Here is a link with many more references to Permaculture.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 7549440E1F

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well, as I mentioned, above, I am actually using the method suggested by these links and contributing articles to the website that I posted above, which offers a free course in peraculture that I found very informative ... do you have a garden ? how are you using this information to improve your circumstances?

thanks for creating this topic where we can continue to "transfer knowledge" from our own experiences - to each other

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