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Candid encounter with waiter about GMO corn leaves patron amazed

In Agenda 21 on February 7, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Candid encounter with waiter about GMO corn leaves patron amazed

2/7/2014
0827 am

Dining in my favorite neighborhood restaurant one evening I asked the very nice waiter for a menu. The menu is simple tonight he replied and it features what many consider their favorite veggie, corn. 

The waiter takes my order and shortly thereafter arrives with two pieces of corn, slathered and dripping with butter, salt and pepper, just the way I have eaten it my entire life. 

The waiter states to me before I consume this delightful delicacy, I must warn you of the dangers of consuming one of those ears of corn. A puzzled look is now painted across your face.

Please explain. Certainly is the reply from the very assured waiter with ample certainty, it was more than expected from such a young lad. The words began to flow freely and hinted of one too many expressos supplied by a generous Barrista for sure..

On the left is a natural ear of corn, untainted, fresh, purely organic and grown in farmer Smiths field just down the road a bit. Oh fantastic that sounds marvelous.

And the one on the right? Well this is your second option. Although it looks identical to the other one it is much different.

How so, I quickly reply? The one on the right is a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) or a GAUF product, Genetically Adulterated Unlabeled Food. Oh you say, please explain further.

It goes something like this, the very knowledgeable waiter continued. Some years ago near a Round Up chemical dump, yes, the weed killer company. Scientists noticed that at the back of their facility there was a plant that was not dying when exposed to round up. This intrigued the scientists, they extracted this gene protective mutation and they all came to the conclusion, let’s put this in peoples food and let them eat it. After all, it will preserve the food, eliminate world poverty and we can grow plants and they will not die even in the harshest of environments. The scientists and corporate America really loved it, and so goes the capitalist entrepreneur.

Bt-Toxin or Bacillus Thuringenisis, is inside that corn on the right and is chemically laden, genetically modified and “Round Up ready.” Please ignore my cander, I am sure you are aware the term Round Up Ready is ominous and does denounce that it is interwoven with it and it is interesting that you cannot kill that ear of corn with that product. NO, I didnt know! Remember, this is a restaraunt and your choice of which food you eat is completely up to you and please don’t shout. I do want you to enjoy your dining experience and leave completely satisfied. 

Ignoring my hunger pangs, I listened further as the waiter had now wooed me into a trance with his rhythmic tone and he continues. Ok, you see, Bt- Toxin is a naturally occurring product in nature, can be found at your local feed and seed store and is largely an accepted form of natural pesticide applied to our food, no huge risk, although still harmful if consumed is mostly washed off before consumption, the sun shines down on it and degrades back into the earth from where it came. We also wash our corn very well before we serve it and I can assure you that corn has been washed, I do it myself, a little sous chef type activity to pick up few extra dollars, any way! Do you know how many products we consume that cintain GMO corn? Lots and lots! Where was I?

Oh yeah, what you may not know this but the two ears of corn before you are very different. The ear of corn on the left is natural as can be, the one on the right has Bt interwoven within it, in it’s DNA, in it’s gene pool. This is the naturally occurring pesticide we talked of earlier. Did you take note that I said now it’s inside of it? It’s thousands of times more concentrated than if merely sprayed  on the outside of the plant and washed off. That’s the big difference and that’s what makes it deadly.

You may also find it interesting that many studies have stated that the consumption of the chemical is
perfectly safe and that it will cause no harm, because it’s naturally occurring in our environment. 

Even Snopes has claimed that reports of Bt-Toxin being harmful is false even though Snopes acknowledges that scientists have debunked that claim in their report, yet they still say it is safe. It’s one if those situations where you say the data is inconclusive and the info is sit 50/50, uuh, I’ll go with the corporate giant and not some nerdy scientist. I’ve also heard Snopes is a couple of people living in a basement sitting around debunking people’s statement to appease a leftist agenda. Dont know it, just heard it!

Recently, an ENSSA (European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility) report as soon as December 10, 2013 said that 297 Scientists have now signed on and said that Bt-Toxin and GMO food is harmful and may have a very damaging effect on the bodies of those that consume, causing numerous health problems and cancer.

Even the EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency ignored it’s own advisory panel that suggested that more studies need to be done on humans before being placed on the market. The EPA decided to side with food and seed giant Monsanto and clear the way to place these chemicals inside our food supply anyway.

I am now Intrigued, lost in the conversation and slowly pushing the corn to the middle of the table out of my reach but not before asking, “why is there concern that it may harm my body?”

I’m glad you asked as the waiter continued. Very few studies have been done on humans, I only know of one study and it was not conclusive and did not declare it safe. 

Rats, insects and Rhesus Monkeys are relatively cheap, disposable and can be tested in high numbers. After all, if large numbers of humans died in preliminary experiments like our lab rats and insects did it would not be a lucrative venture for Monsanto and other GMO companies, so the study goes on.

Many scientists have looked at the effect of Bt Toxins on the body and and based on these studies came to this conclusion.

The end result and the short version of many scientific tests is that insects died when the integrity of their stomach lining was compromised when exposed to Bt. High levels of Bt has also been detected in women, in cord blood, suggesting the crossing of that almost impenetrable blood brain membrane or barrier that protects babies. 

One study suggested that the Bt-Toxin, even after one feeding may attach to the lining of the stomach of a human and colonize, meaning it will preserve itself, replicate and disperse at intervals throughout your lifetime creating an environment for future sickness and cancer that will manifest itself at a later date. No such data that I am aware of has been collected or reported referring to an increase in sickness or cluster cancer rates and high consumption of Bt. It has been said this may be why so many of our bees are dying off colony population diminishing rapidly.

What we do know is Scientists have concluded that the Bt Toxin and the two versions produced by  Monsanto causes at the very least an antigenic and antiallergic response.

This means that genes and tissue within your body are mutilated or altered when exposed to Bt and or an allergic response ensues causing things such as asthma and or autism when crossing the blood brain barrier.

The body releases an interleukin or cytokine response when exposed to a foreign antigen or substance. This may cause abdominal pain, flu like symptoms, a general malaise or just not feeling well. Let me remind you this is a bacteria and can cause sickness.

These markers can be detected in your blood when you go to the Doctor. This type of response is seen when your body is exposed to allergens in the environment and is seen with many types of cancer after consuming.

The waiter continues, my father is in the healthcare profession and he says you would not believe the amount of people that enter the hospital daily with many forms of stomach pain and related ailments. Many are treated but may not get diagnosed correctly and may never find out why they are hurting or sick. 

He is skeptical and says it could be because of something in the environment or some foreign substance they consumed like Bt, but he doesn’t know for sure.

I am so sorry sir, please forgive me, I must get to other customers, I talk way too much but can I now serve you the corn you requested or do you need more time to decide. 

I believe I have come to a conclusion, you can keep both ears, I’ll go home hungry tonight and contemplate that home garden and growing my own food! Yeah that’s what ill do. 

Well sir, did I tell you that Monsanto now owns most of the worlds seeds, and the government has passed a Farm bill that says you can’t grow your own food and one of your local Tennessee state Senators just voted to block labeling of GMO products on your…..food…..sir, man on the ground……..sir? Are you alright? Are you ok! Please someone dial 911!!!!

This was a fictional story, but if it had been for real, the facts and the results would be the same.

Please share with your friends.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/06/dangerous-toxins-from-gmo-foods.aspx

Snopes report acknowledges report and test results from scientist and still call report False! It appears they rendered their decision on the fact that Bt id a naturally occurring ingredient but didn’t recognize that Bt and GMO food is inside the plant, a part of it’s structure not merely in it’s surface, which can be easily washed off. Go figure.
http://www.bing.com/fd/ls/GLinkPing.aspx?IG=0d991166026c4b40bc78cf2977a46cc0&&ID=SERP,5079.1&SUIH=ImtlFuf29hAnvXkT__iSjA&redir=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zbm9wZXMuY29tL2Zvb2QvdGFpbnRlZC9tb25zYW50b2Nvcm4uYXNw

ENSSER Report claiming 297 scientist say GMO good is unsafe
http://www.ensser.org/media/0713/

HR 933: “Monsanto Protection Act”, TN reps Corker, Alexander and Fleischmann contribute to “food apocalypse”

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM

HR 933: “Monsanto Protection Act”, TN reps Corker, Alexander and Fleischmann contribute to “food apocalypse”

A food apocalypse and eventual takeover of our natural food supply is fully underway and many Americans are not even aware of it, for that matter, many who voted  for it did not know it existed either or so they claim.

May 28, 2013, The Monsanto 71, a nefarious group of US Senators, such as Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker along with Cruz, Paul, Grassley and 66 others blocked the efforts of a Senate Amendment to label food that is genetically modified, altered or pesticide laden and offered by Monsanto and Sygenta. 

The measure doesnt call for the elimination of Monsanto or anything too risky politically, just the labeling of those foods you consume that may be detrimental to you. The bills intent was to only warn you that by consuming this genetically modified food you may be putting your health at risk. Simple right? A no brainer? Not so!

You know it’s your choice to eat what you want but it’s going to harm you in the process kinda labeling. Thats all and our progressive Senators Corker, Alexander and Fleischmann couldnt muster enough morality to stop it.

What influence could turn these Senators into uncaring selfish mindless jello capable of placing the interests of large corporations over the health and safety of those they represent?  

I believe the answer may be the money that these large corporations leave in the trail when they blaze through their offices. 

Large corporate money from Monsanto and Syngenta in exchange for their vote may be the culprit.

Even more disturbing is the recent action of our US House and US Senate.

“The US House of Representatives quietly passed a last-minute addition to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill for 2013 recently – including a provision protecting genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks.

The rider, which is officially known as the Farmer Assurance Provision, has been derided by opponents of biotech lobbying as the “Monsanto Protection Act,” as it would strip federal courts of the authority to immediately halt the planting and sale of genetically modified (GMO) seed crop regardless of any consumer health concerns.

The provision, also decried as a “biotech rider,” should have gone through the Agricultural or Judiciary Committees for review. Instead, no hearings were held, and the piece was evidently unknown to most prior to its approval as part of HR 993, the short-term funding bill that was approved to avoid a federal government shutdown.” 

Our elected leaders, so desperate to save the economy by extending it’s debt, they forgot to read section 735 within HR 933!

On March 26th, 2013,  Obama quietly signed this “Monsanto Protection Act” into law thus ensuring the American people have no recourse against this bio-tech giant as they fall ill by the tens of millions, and many millions will surely end up dying in what many call the greatest agricultural apocalypse in human history.

Many of our elected leaders are now claiming they didn’t even know this provision was buried deep inside a bill meant to stop the government “from shutting down!” This is a horrible shame!

Senator Jeff Merkley (D)  has called for a repeal of the Monsanto Protection Act and said this on May 20th, 2013 in a recent email,

“It’s one of the most outrageous special interest provisions in years.”

“The Monsanto Protection Act allows corporations to sell genetically-modified seeds even when federal courts have blocked them from doing so. ”

“Just May 30 th, 2013 the FDA found genetically modified Monsanto wheat in our present supply of wheat for consumption by Americans even at the defiance of the courts who have ruled this cannot happen. (Round up doesn’t even kill this wheat for goodness sake, added for emphasis!)

“Think about that! We have a process for making sure that genetically-modified seeds aren’t sold, planted and grown until we know that they don’t pose a threat to other crops or to humans.”

“The Monsanto Protection Act overrides that process. It lets Monsanto and others ignore a court order designed to protect other farmers, the environment, and human health.”

“That’s just wrong.”

“And even worse, the Monsanto Protection Act was passed in secret, stuffed quietly into the budget bill that averted a government shutdown.”

“That’s why I’ve proposed an amendment to the Farm Bill that would repeal the Monsanto Protection Act. Please join me – and demand a vote in the U.S. Senate that would end this outrageous special interest override of judicial decisions.”

-Senator Jeff Merkley

The Monsanto Protection Act was  passed in the US Senate and US House on the backs of some prominent liberal progressives like the ever present US Senator Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander and in the House from Tennessee Congressman 3rd District Chuck Fleischmann. These elected leaders should hear from you about this recent vote.

Interesting to note, US Congressman Scott DeJarlais voted NO to the Monsanto Protection Act, swimming swiftly against the TN Tide of progressives in our state that had succumbed to Corporate Welfare in exchange for the safety and welfare of all Tennesseans.

Obviously, the recent votes by Senator Corker, Alexander and Fleischmann will affect millions and possibly jeopardize our agricultural eco balance. The votes by our US Senators have labeled the mockingly as the “Monsanto 71”, not a group you would want watching your children, just sayin!

The impending apocalypse that is steaming hurriedly toward us will affect us for many years and may perhaps wipe out our generation. 

The EU, Russia and Patriots all over America are warning us of the impending food apocalypse. Here is an example of this happening from 2010 and the same folks pushed the food and modernization act onto our doorsteps.
https://bradleycountynews.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/food-police-say-illegal-to-growsharetrade-or-sell-homegrown-food/

Let’s take a futuristic look and see the dilemma and the environment these useful idiots are creating for you and me. Let’s see where a few seemingly benign votes may take us.

Into the near future- Our ability to grow and produce our own food independent of the large corporations and the federal government is upon us.  Our food chain is in some serious trouble. We will soon be looking for assistance from these large corporations and guess what they will provide it to you via your government with their own guidelines for distribution to the masses regardless of the harm it may cause you. You, in America, have not yet been without access to food but that is about to change.The food apocalypse is coming.

The narrow window of opportunity is closing to stop the likes of Monsanto, Syngenta and others take over our food supply as our elected representatives like Corker, Alexander and Fleischmann yield to the massive corporate dollars and the George Soros funded Monsanto. 

Take our bee population for instance. We may not fully understand the process our bees have on our food supply, but we can agree that if they dont pollinate our food, we dont have food, your sustenance for a future generation.

Protection of Monsanto and  Syngenta by our Legislators, the inevitable will surely happen.

The purposeful contamination of our food supply with the deliberate poisoning and destruction of 90% of feral (wild) bee population in the US has already died out, and up to 80% of domestic bees have died out too. Your food is not being pollinated and your ability to replant seeds for food is no longer there. Sterile seeds now dominate our seed supply and the heirloom seeds are safely tucked away and controlled.

The EU (European Union) Times is reporting “Undisputed evidence” that a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically related to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, are destroying our planets bee population, and which if left unchecked could destroy our world’s ability to grow enough food to feed its population. Do I even need to interject the importance of bees in our survival and these large corporations that are killing them with these additives known as Monsanto insecticides

“So grave has this situation become, the European Commission (EC) is instituting a two-year precautionary ban (set to begin on 1 December 2013) on these“bee killing” pesticides following the lead of many  other countries, all of whom had previously banned these most dangerous of genetically altered organisms from being used on the continent.” 

Russia is warning Obama that  Monsanto is playing a major role in our demise and then we offer them protection empowered by our own US Senators and Congressmen. The food apocalypse is pending!

This chilling scenario is much like a sci-fi movie that depicts the end of the world! But it’s not a movie, it is happening now, this week.

President Putin and Russia is telling Obama that the continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee/food apocalypse”  “will most certainly” lead to world war 3.

To date, the Obama regime is refusing to discuss the upcoming food/bee apocalypse with world leaders and Tennessee US Senators Corker, Alexander and US Congressman Chuck Fleischmann have not offered to rescind their vote on the “Monsanto Protection Act!” 

There is undeniable “undisputed evidence” that a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically related to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, are destroying our planets bee population, and if left unchecked could destroy our world’s ability to grow enough food to feed its population. See the Bees-Food apocalypse connection?

Two of the most feared neonicotinoids being banned are Actara and Cruiser made by the Swiss global bio-tech seed and pesticide giant Syngenta AG.

In assorted reports Syngenta, along with bio-tech giants Monsanto, Bayer, Dow and DuPont, now control nearly 100% of the global market for genetically modified pesticides, plants and seeds. Thus our demise and the start of the food apocalypse.

Syngenta, inside our little apocalyptic scenario was criminally charged in Germany for concealing the fact that its genetically modified corn killed cattle in 2012. Syngenta, of course settled a class-action lawsuit in the US for $105 million after it was discovered they had contaminated the drinking supply of some 52 million Americans in more than 2,000 water districts with its “gender-bending” herbicide Atrazine. Did I mention population control inside this story line?

The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) wherein has warned our whole planet is in danger, and as we can, in part, read:

“As part of a study on impacts from the world’s most widely used class of insecticides, nicotine-like chemicals called neonicotinoids, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is warning us “It is clear that these chemicals have the potential to affect entire food chains, citing environmental concerns of these “chemicals” pouring into our food chain as a severe health risk.

Many concerned organizations are concluding that the neonicotinoids are lethal to our bees, birds and to the aquatic systems on which they depend.

One researcher has offered that “A single corn kernel coated with a neonicotinoid can kill a songbird, a tiny grain of wheat or canola treated with the oldest neonicotinoid — called imidacloprid — can fatally poison a bird. And as little as 1/10th of a neonicotinoid-coated corn seed per day during egg-laying season is all that is needed to affect reproduction.”  We can only imagine what these insecticides will do to humans once we ingest food from our environment throughout the food chain engineered by Monsanto and Syngenta!

The levels already in our environment currently are enough to disrupt our food supply yet we continue to elect state and federal representatives that refuse to protect us from yes, a food apocalypse.

The Obama regime is currently facing legal challenges against the use of these awful chemicals.

I dont believe tightening EPA Standards is the complete answer and I really do not advocate for more federal meddling but they could at least protect us from these awful chemicals and hold the likes of Monsanto and Syngenta accountable for the release of these chemicals into our environment. 

The EPAs lack of response to these calls for accountability speak volumes about whom their bedfellows may be.

In other headlines, the European Commission is taking the tyrranical step to make it illegal to “grow, reproduce or trade” any vegetable seeds that have not been “tested, approved and accepted” by a new EU bureaucracy named the “EU Plant Variety Agency.”

It’s called the Plant Reproductive Material Law, and it attempts to put the government in charge of virtually all plants and seeds. Home gardeners who grow their own plants from non-regulated seeds would be considered criminals under this law.”  Sounds eerily like the US “Food and Safety Food Modernization Act” passed in 2010.

Think about this! The best solution is our worst nightmare, the federal government potentially taking over all food and seeds to prevent a Monsanto and Sygenta takeover! 

Where does that leave us who like to eat and find it necessary for our own survival? Yes, with our hand outstretched begging for assistance from our federal government, to literally feed us.

The Obama regime, our elected reps are seemingly oblivious to the high speed bullet train in the form a food-bee apocalypse headed our way. But just ask a farmer, a beekeeper or expert what the status of our food supply is. They will tell you the truth.

While we wonder how these atrocious large companies get their power and influence, you need look no further than the Obama filled key posts filled with Monsanto people. They are abundant within this regime and a roll call would only bore you.

While Russia is making unprecedented discoveries of
Breast Cancer and organ failure links to Monsanto genetically modified corn, leading to it’s ban the US consumer unaware, continues to lap up corn like a hungry dog unfed.

In conclusion to my story telling time, the Obama regime, the Monsanto 71, Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander, Chuck Fleischmann and many other elected reps seemingly do not have the best interest of our country at hand. 

Their obvious attempts with their sworn vote to destroy this country is beyond rational thinking. 

The greenback has  clouded their vision and distorted their values, even more amazing and perplexing to me is the amount of gratitude we still give these people despite what they are doing to this country.

Sources of info:

The Monsanto 71!
http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/06/the-monsanto-71-senators-who-betrayed-constituents-in-favor-of-biotech-dollars%e2%80%8f-2682290.html

US Senate and Congressional votes on the Monsanto Protection Act, HR 933!
http://government.brevardtimes.com/2013/03/monsanto-protection-act-voting-record.html?m=1

How it snuck in without our elected reps knowing.
http://www.salon.com/2013/03/27/how_the_monsanto_protection_act_snuck_into_law/

The actual bill HR 933:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr933/text

http://www.contracostatimes.com/nation-world/ci_23314932/eu-approves-better-bee-protection-rules

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/05/russia-warns-obama-global-war-over-bee-apocalypse-coming-soon-2645592.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2013/05/20/monsanto-protection-act-merkley_n_3304530.html

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/301545-senate-rejects-amendment-on-labeling-genetically-engineered-foods

Unbelievable: The Monsanto Protection Act-
http://www.ibtimes.com/monsanto-protection-act-5-terrifying-things-know-about-hr-933-provision-1156079

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-29/monsanto-modified-wheat-unapproved-by-usda-found-in-oregon-field.html

Bees becoming extinct!
http://www.maconnews.com/outdoors/2172-nations-honey-bees-in-danger-of-becoming-extinct

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