Posts Tagged ‘Frankenfoods’

ANH-USA ~ Did the Media Just Buckle from Biotech Industry Pressure?

Is the sky blue? Is this a rhetorical question? (Alas, the sky buckled to biotech industry pressure years ago via aluminum chemtrails to go with Monsanto’s patented aluminum resistant seeds, but I digress.) This action alert provides excellent examples of Operation Mockingbird, obvious pandering (but not by Chipotle), and a chance to applaud a company who has taken the bold, sane, customer-approved move of rejecting GMO’s.

ANH-USA ~ Did the Media Just Buckle from Biotech Industry Pressure?

How else to explain the extraordinary, coordinated attack on Chipotle for going GMO-free? Action Alert!

After announcing that Chipotle would make the switch to using exclusively non-GMO ingredients in their food, the restaurant chain was slammed hard by major news media outlets. Here’s a sampling of some of the headlines: “Why Chipotle Mexican Grill Going GMO-Free is Terrible News” (Time); “Chipotle’s GMO Gimmick Is Hard to Swallow” (Washington Post); “Why We Can’t Take Chipotle’s GMO Announcement All That Seriously” (NPR).

We’ve come to expect a complete and utter lack of balanced reporting and journalistic integrity when it comes to some of the issues the natural health community cares about, but this sort of vindictive screed against a company for simply trying to satisfy its customers strikes us as particularly egregious and appalling.

The smear job does have one merit. It brings out into the open what GMO investigators have to deal with every day: constant intimidation and threat. Any scientist who dares take on GMO special interests will be told that his or her career will be ruined, and then ever more intense pressure will follow. Why? Because the biotech and Big Pharma companies involved have huge sums of money at their disposal—money that can make or break university research budgets, and money that is channeled to media advertising, which is keeping traditional media alive.

The most vehement denunciation of Chipotle’s recent decision came from the editorial board of the Washington Post, which wrote, “Thus has a leading food company added its imprimatur to a global propaganda campaign that is not only contrary to the best scientific knowledge but also potentially harmful to vulnerable populations around the world.” Apparently the editorial board feels qualified to decide unilaterally who the “best” scientists are—and this without even considering who is being paid by whom! The Post then laments the fact that “the anti-GMO lobby has scared people, and burritos can be sold by pandering to these fears.”

To learn who is really scared—and for good reason—just speak to the scientists and doctors who dare raise questions about GMO safety. After Dr. Mehmet Oz covered the recent classification of glyphosate—the pesticide associated with many GMO crops—as a probable human carcinogen, a group of doctors sent a letter to Columbia University asking for Dr. Oz’s removal as vice chair of the Department of Surgery at Columbia’s medical school.

Rather than adding anything meaningful to the debate, the major media outlets are sending a clear message to the restaurant industry: “If you follow in Chipotle’s footsteps, we will make an example of you.” It seems clear to us that such a frontal attack by major news outlets must have been instigated by the biotech industry’s PR departments.

Despite the opinions of these media outlets, which are desperately chasing advertising dollars, 93 percent of Americans support labeling GMOs. Companies that respond positively to consumer demand should be applauded, not vilified. In what universe is it “pandering” to provide consumers with what they want?

Momentum is building behind the movement to label foods that contain GMOs. Last week, a federal court denied the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s attempt to block Vermont’s recent GMO labeling law. The law is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2016. However, the state’s motion to dismiss the GMA’s case was also denied, so the lawsuit against the legislation will likely continue.

This decision is crucial because it helps advance the Connecticut and Maine labeling laws, whose language Jonathan Emord of Emord & Associates and ANH-USA provided to legislators. After our language was accepted, trigger clauses were added to both bills, requiring four other states (in Connecticut’s case) and five other states (in Maine’s case) to pass similar bills before the legislation goes into effect.

Applauding the decision in Vermont, Emord told ANH-USA that “the United States District Court for Vermont properly applied First Amendment precedent to strike down a summary challenge to Vermont’s GMO labeling law. That decision bodes well for the substantially similar bills in Maine and Connecticut. The efforts of ANH have proven indispensable in bringing to pass this great outcome, which affirms truth in labeling against the advocates of deception.”

Seeing the writing on the wall, the GMA and other special interests are not sitting still. Just one day after the Vermont decision, Big Food— working under the misleading name of the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food—sent a letter signed by 370 groups urging members to co-sponsor Rep. Pompeo’s (R-KS) “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.” As we reported a few weeks ago, this bill would make the labeling of foods containing GMOs voluntary and would supersede mandatory labeling laws at the state level.

With companies like Chipotle going GMO-free and key advancements in states laws requiring the labeling of GMOs, there are reasons to be optimistic. But advocates and activists must send clear messages: one of encouragement to Chipotle for responding to the preferences of consumers, and one of admonishment to media outlets for caving into industry pressure and viciously attacking Chipotle on this issue.

Action Alert! Send a message to Chipotle thanking them for going GMO-free and for responding to the overwhelming desire of consumers to have a choice about the food that they eat.

Please send your message today!

Virus Meat, Turd Burgers and Human Cows: Mmmm Frankenfoods!

Just in case anyone thinks I’ve been beating the real food drum just a little too hard, check out what’s coming soon to a store near you. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I plan to (thankfully for me, loving them does NOT involve eating these things!) … Sometimes you just gotta laugh at this world, and might I recommend NOW as a very good time. Let’s laugh this planet into another dimension:

(Yeah, it’s Fox, but my feeling is they’re hiding this “in plain view.” Fox knows most aware people dismiss it as a fear-mongering lie machine. What better way to introduce something utterly gross and not have anyone blink an eye? The kneejerk reaction of aware people is to assume that everything on Fox is untrue. Use discernment. My gut feeling? This is for real.)

Turd Burgers! Mmmm, protein. “The main problem is the psychological barrier.” Ya think?

Genetically Modified Cows Produce Human Milk. (The cows are human-bovine hybrids.) Just out of curiosity, once the cows stop producing milk and go to slaughter, will their beef be labeled as the “cannibal cut”? Oh, that’s right! No GM labeling required. People can enjoy this extra special treat without even knowing it. Yummy, yummy.

Lest you think that veganism “protects” you from genetic monkeying, please familiarize yourself with Monsanto’s agenda to take over the entire world food supply, one GM crop at a time. Think organic protects you? Think again. Whole Foods will now be selling GM alfalfa sprouts — no doubt unlabeled, because you know, it might dissuade organic buyers who used to trust WF’s selection process. You eat organic dairy? Well GM alfalfa affects you, too, because cross-pollination will pollute organic alfalfa crops –a major food source of organic cows. You are what you eat. So GM eating cows will eventually become GM cows. And don’t even get me started on GM corn and GM soy. If the label doesn’t say “organic, non-GMO,” then guess what?! It’s GMO. Having trouble conceiving lately? Did you know that GM foods have been shown to cause sterility? And to turn on the “obesity gene”?

Yup. Lots of money for BigPharma in that one. How many health problems have a direct link to obesity these days?

What can you do? Let your legislators know you want food sovereignty laws. Not tomorrow. Today. Before Monsanto gets their greedy little GM seeds into your state and town’s soil. Grow your own food. Inside your home in the winter, outside when you can. Learn to sprout. Support organic farmer’s markets and raise awareness everywhere. Envision a free world with free food, free access to the rainwater that falls on your property and free access to sunshine unblocked by toxic chemtrails. We can take back our world one vision at a time. Much Love! There’s strength in numbers, and this shift is growing stronger every single day. I love you.