November 20, 2014
Food Safety, FARMING & FOOD, WATER
epa, 1. Water Contamination, fracking, drought, aquifers
Debbie Coffey V.P. Wild Horse Freedom Federation
I repeat, wild horses being driven to extinction by the BLM is the canary in the coal mine of what is happening on America’s public lands and to America’s water. - Debbie Coffey
In a time when California faces an historic drought, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has uncovered that state officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump billions of gallons of waste water into protected aquifers. Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock reports in a story that aired on November 14, 2014.
State officials allowed oil and gas companies to pump nearly three billion gallons of waste water into underground aquifers that could have been used for drinking water or irrigation.
Those aquifers are supposed to be off-limits to that kind of activity, protected by the EPA.
“It’s inexcusable,” said Hollin Kretzmann, at the Center for Biological Diversity in San Francisco. “At (a) time when California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in history, we’re allowing oil companies to contaminate what could otherwise be very useful ground water resources for irrigation and for drinking. It’s possible these aquifers are now contaminated irreparably.”
California’s Department of Conservation’s Chief Deputy Director, Jason Marshall, told NBC Bay Area, “In multiple different places of the permitting process an error could have been made.”
“There have been past issues where permits were issued to operators that they shouldn’t be injecting into those zones and so we’re fixing that,” Marshall added.
In “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing operations, oil and gas companies use massive amounts of water to force the release of underground fossil fuels. The practice produces large amounts of waste water that must then be disposed of. More
November 11, 2014
FARMING & FOOD
antibiotic resistance, antibiotic substance, copsin, HEALTH, horse dung
SOURCE: Headlines & Global News
The substance was found in grey shag that grows on horse dung.
By Rebekah Marcarelli
Researchers discovered a new agent in horse dung-grown fungi that could be used as an antibiotic.
The protein, dubbed cospin, has the same bacteria-killing effect as antibiotics, but belong to a different biochemical class, ETH Zurich reported. The potential antibiotic substitute was found in the mushroom cap of the Coprinopsis cinerea, which grows in horse dung. More
September 10, 2014
BLM corruption, Debbie Coffey, Food Safety, Forestry Service, Wild Horse & Burro Radio, Wild horse slaughter
Debbie Coffey, Wild Burros, wild Horse & Burro Radio, Wild Horse Freedom Federation, wild horses
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September 2, 2014
GMO, Toxic food
banning GMO's., Charles. W. Frank, GMO's, home gardeners, Light of th eNAtion, Light of the Nation, new world food order, organic growers, terminantor seeds, toxic food
Light of the Nation
Create seeds which are genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) and patent them. Then convince farmers about their “safety” but also include the “greater harvest and more profit“ angle, even if some of it is untrue. But here is the rest of the story.
There is an increasing demand for food worldwide, but presently there is a massive agenda by UC Davis, the EU and the UK to partner with biotech corporations in order to monopolize the food supply through unsafe patented seeds while replacing older hybrid and heirloom seeds that have been around for decades. And what happens if
corporations control the food supply with certain seeds that will only produce one plant and the seed from that plant will never produce another seed? The commercial or hobby farmer will either have to repurchase more seeds from those same suppliers again or they could purchase the older reproducing seeds as long as they are available.
But what if the good seeds which are non-GMO’s are banned by governments? Well, it is on the drawing board.
Big Agri, paired with the world ruling governments, are likened to oligarchies such as the European Union, and are already trying to make it illegal to grow, reproduce, or trade any vegetable seed or trees that has not been tested and approved by the government, more specifically the “EU Plant Variety Agency.” Yes, this is an outrageous agenda and the new law, if passed, basically puts the government in charge of all plants and seeds in Europe, and prevents home gardeners from growing their own plants from non-regulated seeds.” And if growers did break the rules, they will be considered criminals. More
August 15, 2014
CORPORATIONS, Toxic food
Agent Orange, BLM, Center for Food Safety, CORPORATIONS, Dow chemical, environment, public lands, toxic food, toxic herbicide, USDA
by Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved.
I made a public comment and posted an open letter to the BLM pointing out some possible risks of the use of the herbicide 2,4-D in the BLM’s Environmental Assessment for the “Desatoya Mountains Habitat Resiliency, Health, and Restoration Project” in Nevada (2012). Recently, the Center for Food Safety has also voiced concerns about the possible risks of 2,4-D.
The Center for Food Safety recently wrote this:
Over a hundred million additional pounds of toxic pesticides associated with cancers and birth defects are coming to a field near you. UNLESS YOU STOP IT! More
July 13, 2014
BLM corruption, National Animal Indentification System
animal tracking, BLM corruption, cattle, horses, NAIS, national Animal Idenitification System, national herds, USDA, Wild horse slaughter
After the massive backlash over the attempts to establish national, government owned herds of all kinds of livestock, which began in 2008, and raged on for several years, the USDA finally admitted defeat and backed off. At least publicly. Behind the scenes the efforts continued to find that one thing that would give them a foothold in establishing the National Animal Identification System. (NAIS ) Bingo! We got your handy dandy horses that can be used to get the ball rolling!
I have waited for someone to come out and say that “only the wild ones” will be tracked and tagged, and sure enough someone did. The problem with this is that the Bureau of Land Management, the agency charged with caring for, managing and protecting the wild herds, has been responsible for the slaughter of most of them. Very few of our wild horses, and even burros are left. Yet to hear the BLM tell it, there are untold hundreds of thousands of them on the herd management areas (HMA), and they are throwing litters of foals every year! That’s if you take the fabricated “scientific evidence” to heart and never ask why few of these animals can be located and when you can locate them they are on the back of a truck headed for slaughter plants in Mexico and Canada.
Clearly this effort to tag and track equines is a case of taking the path of least resistance. Especially when the BLM has been so successful in convincing ranchers that if they just get on the band wagon demanding the slaughter of the wild horses…why…….there would be just that much more land available for welfare grazing permits! With the cattlemen and the beef producers soundly behind the NAIS for horses, there should be little resistance from cattle producers, or at least not what it was when they were trying to steal their herds a few years back.
A word of caution: IF USDA is successful in forcing tracking on equines, it will be small potatoes to establish NAIS for ALL livestock. After all, equines are not even considered a food source in the US. But those cattle are as are other livestock herds.
This will be like watching someone shooting themselves in the foot, over, and over, and over…………
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June 5, 2014
Food Safety, GMO
ban on the import of all GMO grains, ban on theimport of gmo oilseeds, big-AG, China, Chinese ban on gmo's, FDA Monsanto, food safety, gmo contamination, gmo foods, gmo grains, non-GMO grain, safety concerns about GMO
By Jon Rappoport
June 5, 2014
Worldwide sentiment is shifting against Monsanto and GMO food crops. And China is making major moves.
At sustainablepulse.com, we have this May 14, 2014, article: “Chinese Army Bans All GMO Grains and Oil from Supply Stations”:
“The Chinese army has ordered all military supply stations to only allow the purchase of non-GMO grain and food oil due to health safety concerns over GMOs.
“This move by the Chinese army is being seen as yet another step towards the Chinese government’s expected ban on the import of all GMO grains and oilseeds within the next 2 years, due to growing public concern over GMOs. The expected ban would be a huge blow to the Biotech industry worldwide.
“The Hubei Province Xiangyang City Grain Bureau’s website announced on May 6, 2014:
“‘During recent years, as China’s grain and oil market has continuously developed, certain GMO grain and GMO food oil products have entered the market. In view that the safety concerns about GMO grain and oil products in China at present has not yet been determined, in order to overall assure the health of military members residing in our city and safety of their drinks and food, in accordance to the request from the Guangzhou Military Command Joint Logistics Department and the Provincial Military Grain & Food Oil Supply Center, from this date all military supply stations are allowed to only purchase non-GMO grain and food oil products from the designated processing enterprises. It is forbidden to supply GMO grain and food oil products to military units within their administration areas. More
June 5, 2014
GMO, gmo toxicity, gmo tumors, Monsanto, Monsanto’s Bt corn insecticide starter genes, Natural Society, Paul Fassa, Seralini rat study
by Paul Fassa
“This publicized display was the air and sea attack to soften the defense of the anti-GMO ideology island. Then the actual landing attack against that island’s science was embarked by setting up former Monsanto scientist Richard E. Goodman in a newly created biotech editorial position at the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT).”
Remember the GMO rat study finding that rats fed GMOs developed tumors and died prematurely? After Seralini’s long term toxicity study results were publicized with displays of rats showing huge tumors, a tsunami of outrage from pro-GMO related scientists got favorable mainstream media (MSM) press.
The hundreds of scientists who defended Seralini’s work were ignored.
Many fence-sitters were left confused and willing to side with the barking dogs of the biotechnology industry.
This publicized display was the air and sea attack to soften the defense of the anti-GMO ideology island. Then the actual landing attack against that island’s science was embarked by setting up former Monsanto scientist Richard E. Goodman in a newly created biotech editorial position at the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT). More
May 27, 2014
Food Safety, GMO
ag biotech, Biospheric Threat, blood-serum levels of glyphosate, BT microbe, food safety, Generally Regarded as Safe, glyphosate intoxication, GMO, GMO's, harmful genetically-modified crops, Paul craig Roberts, Plant Genetic Engineering, Roundup, Tom Mysiewicz
Paul Craig Roberts/ Institute for Political Economy
Tom Mysiewicz is a biotechnologist. In this article he shares with us his conclusions about the dangers of GMO crops.
By Tom Mysiewicz
Recently, an NGO (non-governmental organization) in Russia—the National Association for Genetic Safety–began working closely with the Russian Duma to enact a set of laws criminalizing the introduction of harmful genetically-modified crops (GM or GMO crops) as well as withholding information on harmful effects of such crops. Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated he will sign such legislation, saying Russia can grow enough food for itself without genetic engineering it.
“If Americans like to eat such foods, they can eat them,” Putin is reported to have said. But with GMO companies in the U.S. massively campaigning to hide GMO content—do Americans really know what they are eating?
I believe Russia and, increasingly, countries elsewhere, are on the right track in this regard. And I base this belief on my first-hand observations from the inception of GMO crops—and the original promises made and assurances given for this technology—to the much different reality I see today.
As founder and editor of the weekly biotechnology newsletter–BioEngineering News–I covered GMOs and ag-biotech from 1980 through 1993 and was the first journalist allowed (under a secrecy agreement) to cover a Gordon Research Conference. This groundbreaking conference, on Plant Genetic Engineering, was at U.C. Davis in the early 1980s. I have also had hands-on research experience, including lab courses on plant tissue culture in which I cloned a variety of plants from jojoba to redwood.
The original promise of genetic engineering was that crops could be grown without fertilizer or pesticides, in salt water if fresh water was scarce, and that the nutritional content could be altered at will by the addition of genes for amino acids (the building blocks of protein) such as L-lysine and genes coding for vitamins, such as vitamin A. In this “brave new world” hunger and malnutrition would be eliminated by massively higher crop yields. And there would be no down side: We were assured that there would be no actual or consequential harmful effects from such alterations.
Many Americans are not aware that the system of clinical trials and double-blind studies for new drugs means that it can cost $30- to $60-million to get a single new drug through FDA-mandated clinical trials. And, still, how many horror stories have we heard of dangerous drug side effects? Imagine if NO clinical trials were required for new drugs and only some rudimentary safety testing was necessary? Would you feel safe taking a new drug?
Well, that is the situation with GMO crops. More
April 29, 2014
GMO, Toxic food
Biotechnology Industry Organization, epigenetic effects, food labeling program, foods containing genetically modified ingredients, GMO, gmo labeling law, gmo's unsafe, Natural News, toxic food, Vermont
On April 23, the Vermont legislature passed a bill mandating that all GMO foods be labeled by July 2016. The bill will now go to Governor Peter Shumlin, who has said he will sign the legislation into law.
Although Connecticut and Maine have already passed GMO labeling laws, Vermont’s bill is unique: unlike its New England neighbors, Vermont decided not to include a “trigger” provision in its bill. So while Connecticut’s and Maine’s bills won’t activate unless enough nearby states also pass GMO labeling laws, Vermont will immediately move forward with the labeling of GMO products.
Not everyone is celebrating. Karen Batra, spokeswoman for the Biotechnology Industry Organization, lamented that, “It’s disappointing that Vermont sees a need to implement such a costly and confusing food labeling program, and that it takes this action despite unequivocal scientific evidence supporting the safety of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. Any state-based law requiring the labeling of foods that contain GMOs creates extra costs for farmers, food manufacturers, distributors, grocers and consumers.”
Ms. Batra’s statement is riddled with inaccuracies. In point of fact, GMO labeling won’t raise costs for consumers or farmers! Moreover, despite what the biotech industry says, GMO foods have not “unequivocally” been proven to be safe—far from it. In fact, in animal studies, they’ve been linked to cancer, birth defects, and digestive issues. It is true that much more research needs to be done about GMO safety, including possible epigenetic effects that would only show up in future generations, but industry has done everything in its power, which is considerable, to squelch such research and those researchers brave enough to undertake it.
April 10, 2014
GMO, Toxic food
GE Labeling laws, genetic engineering, GMO, gmo contamination, gmo labeling, Grocery Manufacturers Association, Institute for Repsonsible Technology, The DARK Act, toxic food
Big Food is trying to kill your right to know if the food you’re eating is genetically engineered.
With their anti-labeling allies like Monsanto and Dow, the Grocery Manufacturers Association has teamed up with Koch brothers-backed Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas to introduce a federal bill that would deny your right to know.
The bill, which we’re calling the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know Act (DARK Act),” would:
Prevent states from adopting their own GE labeling laws.
Block any attempt by states to make it illegal for food companies to put a “natural” label on products that contain GE ingredients.
Prevent the Food and Drug Administration from requiring companies to label GE ingredients and instead continue a failed “voluntary” labeling policy.
The bill–crafted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association-led Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food, has just been introduced by Rep. Pompeo, and has reportedly picked up two co-sponsors: Reps. Butterfield (D-NC 1st district) and Blackburn (R-TN 7th district). All three lawmakers serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over GE food labeling.
Tell Congress not to squash your right to know about genetically engineered foods!
It’s no surprise that industry chose the Kansas Republican as their cheerleader. Pompeo was the single largest recipient of campaign funds from Koch Industries in 2010. It’s clear that corporate money = legislative favors with Congressman Pompeo.
And now the Koch brothers are teaming up with Monsanto? Monsanto was the single largest contributor against the recent Washington State ballot initiative to label GE foods. Between Washington State and California, Monsanto, along with GMA and other agribusiness companies, have contributed over $67 million to keep consumers in the dark.
So what’s wrong with “voluntary” GE food labeling? In a word: everything. It is grossly misleading for industry—let alone members of Congress—to continue trumpeting the idea that voluntary labeling will solve the overwhelming consumer demand for labeling in the marketplace. In the 13 years that FDA has allowed companies to voluntarily label genetically engineered foods, not one single company has done so.
Without mandatory labeling of GE foods, consumers are being left in the dark about the foods we are purchasing and feeding our families. In 2013, over 50 GE labeling bills were introduced in 26 states, including Hawaii, Washington, Indiana, Missouri, and Vermont.
This industry-backed bill will cut these state labeling bills off at the knees and replace them with an undemocratic, hollow “voluntary” labeling scheme that does nothing to address consumer interests and only serves to allow corporations to deny us our right to know.
Tell Congress to drop this corporate hand-out of a bill!
Safe eating begins with INFORMED eating!
The small but mighty IRT team!
The Institute for Responsible Technology thanks The Center for Food Safety for originating this alert.
February 21, 2014
Toxic food, vaccines
attenuated viruses in vaccines, cancer causing viruses in vaccines, chicken dna, DNA, dog dna, fertility rates, gene splicing, GMO's, hybrids, Marti Oakley, mercury in vaccines, toxic foods, transgenics, vaccine sterility, vaccines
Marti Oakley © copyright 2014 All rights reserved
“In fact, those who create these lethal injections have no way of knowing or predicting how these foreign genes are going to affect anyone, much less the overall population. What is worse is that they apparently are conducting experiments on the public at large to see just what does happen when you shoot a human being full of chicken or dog DNA.”
Between the bio-pirates who are destroying the natural world with their unnatural frankenfood products and crops, and vaccine makers and pushers of other pharmaceutical assaults on the populations of the world, we are adrift in a sea of mad scientists. Life on earth is being irrevocably altered.
The growing damage to the environment, food quality, and quality of life on this planet is readily apparent. As a result, at what point do we lose our humanity? And, at what point will genetic testing and DNA results be used to determine that many of us no longer qualify to be listed as “human”? If this should happen, what will be done with, or to, those deemed to not have a high enough percentage of human DNA to qualify us as anything more than a lesser animal? Further, who would make this determination?
At this point in time, this may seem to be far-fetched. But try as I might, I cannot come up with one rational, logical reason for injecting via vaccines, the DNA of other human beings (human diploid cells), dogs, pigs, chickens and what ever else ran through the lab that day into the bodies of newborns, right up to those in old age. These strands of DNA from animals and other humans are transfective. This means they seek out the existing DNA and attach themselves to it, literally infecting it with foreign information, altering the original DNA forever. The child is no longer the person they were intended to be, they can’t be because the infection caused by foreign non-related species has permanently damaged and changed the original DNA. This can change not only the mental attributes, but may also begin altering the physical attributes in successive generations as the new genetic expressions override the original DNA.
In fact, those who create these lethal injections have no way of knowing or predicting how these foreign genes are going to affect anyone, much less the overall population. What is worse is that they apparently are conducting experiments on the public at large to see just what does happen when you shoot a human being full of chicken or dog DNA.
The effects of vaccines on the elderly appears to manifest itself in an epidemic of brain decay in various forms as the number of elderly claimed to be suffering from these diseases is steadily increasing as targeted vaccines for the elderly rise simultaneously.
As the number of childhood vaccines increases, so do the number of cases of autism and other brain function disorders.
Transgenic: One jab at a time ?
Knowing as most of us do these days, that few governments around the world put any value in their populations, what would make any one of us think that our government, notorious for its disdain for the general public, would have our best interest at heart?
(Q). Why would our benevolent (sarc) government stand idly by, while the very building blocks of life, our genetic structure is damaged and manipulated by pharmaceutical manufacturers and other collectives of sociopath’s as these fools tamper with the structure of our very existence? More
October 31, 2013
National Animal Indentification System
ADT, Animal Disease Traceability, APHIS fact sheet, commuter herds", Darol Dickinson, NAIS, National Animal Identification System, National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS), Ohio, OSS federal form, Sugar Creek Auction Arena, Texas Longhorns, USDA
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EYE WITNESS REPORT October 29, Sugar Creek, Ohio ANIMAL DISEASE TRACEABILITY final USDA rules for livestock moving interstate.
Yoder, Apple Creek, Ohio, on the left. Veterinarians, state staff and ranchers were in attendance.
The Ohio State Veterinarian, Tony M. Forshey, officiated an ADT rule — cattle requirements overview meeting with producers on Oct 29. This was one of about a dozen in Ohio and similar to a few hundred held in most states.
My appreciation of Dr. Forshey was increased as I watched him carefully articulate the maze of complicated and difficult federal rules for state veterinarians and animal producers. The tight rope he had to walk being forced to enforce federal rules and yet having “state rights” to tweak certain parts of the rule making process — his assistant called it “ability to relax” federal ADT rules.
If the Affordable Care Act is confusing, the facial expressions of Ohio farmers attending told the story. One major veal producer, RC Farms, said “I am not going to do it!” No reply was offered by Dr. Forshey as to the enforcements, fines or penalties for future non-compliance. (I sensed he did not want to go there in this crowd.)
New ADT changes and procedures defined include:
~ There are federal rules of ADT that are enforced federally and there are ways a state veterinarian can increase enforcements or “relax” these rules. Although the feds have a solid rule process, states can and may or may not relax or add to these rules. The state veterinarian has that authority. More
October 25, 2013
FARMING & FOOD, National Animal Indentification System
austrailia, Australian red meat industry, cattle producers, farming, federales., food, Meat and Livestock Australia, NAIS, NLIS, Texas Longhorns, US cattle producers, USDA
Memo: Many of you joined together to oppose the USDA’s NAIS ploy. Prior to our USA battle with the federales the Australians were fighting the same battle, but they lost the war bigger and faster than the US sisters. The Australian government has always been the “view into the future” for us. Their NAIS is NLIS – National Livestock Identification Scheme. With hearings and political battles USDA realized that over 90% of livestock owners refused to sign up for NAIS so they threw up their hands and said — we give up — NAIS is dead, ended, over. Yet, as most expected, it raised an ugly finger in the air and now we have ADT. ADT is following the same path as NAIS and NLIS, but slower, one state at a time. Texas, of all states is leading the charge in animal ID compliances, testing, and enforcements.
The fight is still on. Our unfriendly-bureaucratic-predator government is adding the control rules one at a time, one state at a time — hammering away toward NAIS. It now is still federal, working under the radar as quasi state rules.
Notice the Australian cattlemen’s plea (article below) to be free again from the ignorance of NLIS. Once in the government’s claws, seldom do they release the prey. Darol
NAIS:.. National Animal Identification System…U.S.
ADT:…Animal Disease Traceability
NLIS:.. National Livestock Identification Scheme… Austrailia
ABA Press Release
Banks to use NLIS to spy on cattle producers – ABA calls on Minister Joyce to intervene.
Meat and Livestock Australia has admitted it has commissioned consultants to develop a system that allows financial institutions to automatically access producers’, lot feeders’ and processors’ NLIS accounts to monitor livestock transactions.
The admission was made to former Australian Beef Association Director, John Carter.
It would seem MLA/NLIS is seeking to develop a user-pay system that automatically notifies a financial institution when stock are moved onto or off an NLIS Account/PIC – for purchase, sale or slaughter. Prospective users of the service are banks, stock and station agencies and any other party, such as an investor, prepared to pay for the service.
“This is an outrageous abuse of trust by MLA,” Australian Beef Association Director Brad Bellinger said.
“NLIS was imposed on cattle producers on the understanding it was needed for market access and bio-security. More
September 30, 2013
big chemical, GMO, gmo labeling, junk foods, label genetically engineered foods, Monsanto, Washington
Our friends at Yes on I-522 are working to get GMO foods labeled in Washington State. If I-522 More
September 17, 2013
FARMING & FOOD, Food Safety
cross-contamination of organic crops, FARMING & FOOD, food safety, GE crops, GM-biohazard, gmo contamination, GMO manufacturers, GMO seeds, Monsanto, Monsanto Protection Act”
GM-biohazard Help us put an end to this underhanded end-run around the courts once and for all. Urgent Action Alert!
As you know, last March, what the world has been calling the “Monsanto Protection Act” was inserted at the last minute into a “must-pass” funding bill to keep the government running through the use of a congressional tool known as a Continuing Resolution (CR). The so-called Farmer Assurance Provision—misnamed because, frankly, the only ones who are assured about anything are GMO manufacturers like Monsanto—actually strips federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of potentially hazardous genetically engineered crops while USDA is performing an environmental impact statement. It’s a huge blow to the justice system, completely overriding judicial safeguards that protect both farmers and the public. More
August 5, 2013
CORPORATIONS, environmental pollution, Toxic food
1. Water Contamination, global warming hoax, herbicides, industrialized corporate farming, land devastation, minnesota waters, pesticides, phony carbon footprints, reality of agricultural monopolies, toxic food, toxic water
Marti Oakley (c) copyright 2013 All rights reserved
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) estimates that the waters in 27% of the southern half of Minnesota have reached critical levels in nitrogen contamination and that overall 41% of all lakes and streams have far higher than accepted and so-called “safe levels” of nitrogen contamination in addition to atrazine and glysophate contamination.
Industrialized corporate farming Chemical Footprints
Our family farms have virtually disappeared. In their place are massive, squalid industrial farming and ranching operations. The result of this industrialization is low quality food contaminated with vaccines, hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides and hundreds, if not thousands of chemicals we are not even allowed to know about.
The conversion, predominately over the last thirty years, from traditional farming to chemical farming is devastating the land and water, especially in agricultural states such as those in the mid-west. The result is chemical contamination and toxicity of land and water, now reaching critical levels and accumulating in our rivers and streams. Many of these same rivers and streams are emptying into the Mississippi, Cedar and Missouri Rivers and end up in the Gulf of Mexico contributing to the “dead zone”; an oxygen depleted area in the Gulf where nothing grows or lives. This area is enlarging each year. Much of our historically productive agricultural land and our water is on the verge of being reduced to a chemical laden soup unfit for use.
While the carping continues by vested interests regarding our so-called carbon footprints, and while the government continues its already debunked “global warming” scam, may be its time someone looked into the toxic chemical footprint being imprinted on our land and in our water by industrialized corporate farming. The promises of bigger more valuable crops, capable of feeding the world have been dismissed as the reality of agricultural monopolies protected by government, produce less than desirable crops, severely lacking in nutritional value. More
July 24, 2013
BLM corruption, Debbie Coffey, ENERGY/OIL, environmental pollution, FARMING & FOOD, Wild horse slaughter
Bureau of Land Management, fracking, grazing allotments, Hydraulic fracturing, Industrialization of the West, wild horses
Debbie Coffey Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved.
During a proclaimed drought across much of the West, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Ely District of Nevada is offering up 399,873 acres of public lands for oil & gas lease sales.
This is being done even though “Fracking requires enormous quantities of water. Estimates put water usage at between 3 and 5 million gallons per fracking of a single well, and each well can be fracked several times.”
The BLM issued an Environmental Assessment (EA) to lease these 399,873 acres June 28, 2013, only a month after issuing an EA to remove wild horses because “there is insufficient vegetation or water to maintain the wild horses’ health and well being.”
If there isn’t enough water for wild horses, how can there possibly be enough water for oil & gas exploration and development? Where is the water going to come from?
The map below shows the oil & gas lease sale parcel areas in red, and some of the wild horse Herd Management Areas (HMAs), including Triple B (Buck-Bald & Butte), Antelope, Maverick-Medicine and Antelope Valley (which includes the Dolly Varden Range).
Now, take a look at these same HMAs below, with the red oil & gas lease sale area, including some of the groundwater basins in blue.
(Even though the red area may look small, there is a potential for a water drawdown and risk of water contamination over the area of the entire groundwater basin. And, there is inter-flow between basins.)
The map below shows a Grazing Allotment map, along with an outline of the wild horse HMAs and the oil & gas lease areas in red.
Scientific American published an article regarding fracking wastewater wells, stating “Over the past several decades, U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation’s geology as an invisible dumping ground.” More
July 1, 2013
FARMING & FOOD, water rights
agriculture, farm land, farming, food, irrigation, Klamath Falls, Oregon, PROPERTY RIGHTS, ranch land, water rights
Klamath County Farmers and Ranchers
Agriculture / Economic Impact Rally
Monday, July 1, 2013
Klamath Co. Fairgrounds in Klamath Falls, OR
Klamath Tribes have shut-off irrigation water to over 115,000 acres of farm and ranch land
This will cause the loss of over 4,000 jobs
Over $144,635,000 of cattle will be affected
There is plenty of water to share; the Tribe claims it is keeping the water for sucker fish
This will create a total area impact of over $516 million
For more information:
Go to www.saveourklamathcountywater.org
You are needed –
All of our CIVIL RIGHTS are at stake!
June 3, 2013
FARMING & FOOD, GMO
gene splicing, GMO's, irradiating food, millions agianst Monsanto, Monsanto, organic farming, toxic food
The young man in this video is quite the speaker. Having viewed the video on YouTube, I was not at all surprised to see the presence of trolls and hacks. You know, the ones that show up everywhere trying to derail any meaningful conversation and, failing that effort, then resort to attacks. It came as no surprise that these people insisted he couldn’t be that smart, he was using a teleprompter or a steady stream of the same drivel we see posted on site, after site, after site by those who are sent in to create havoc to make sure you don’t get the real message. His speech was prepared. So were the negative comments posted under the video. We’ve seen them hundreds of times.
Nonetheless, this video by this young man is worth watching.