Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Health Conspiracy


A bit of research and you will find that cancer, now killing 1 in every 3 Americans, is one of the biggest scams in medical history. Carcinogens are intentionally being put in your water, sodas, processed foods and pesticides to be sprayed on crops. The radiation and chemo “therapies” being used to treat cancer rarely work and always cause a multitude more health problems for the victim while financially draining them. The donation money and “charitable” organizations supposedly trying to help the cancer epidemic and find a cure are actually fueling the problem and spreading disinformation.

Rockefeller monies have been used to degrade natural prevention of sickness and disease through vitamins and health foods and promote the use of drugs. Drugs are manufactured mainly from coal tar derivatives and, besides being in the oil business, the family has for decades been heavily invested in the giant drug manufacturing concerns.” –Gary Allen, “The Rockefeller File”

A quick Google search will provide you with the long known, highly suppressed, “cure for cancer.” All cancers thrive in acidic environments and no cancers can survive in alkaline environments. So through a healthy, organic, alkaline diet (fruits, vegetables, alkalized water, etc.), cutting down on acidic foods (meat, eggs, dairy, nuts) and raising the body’s pH over 7, cancers cannot begin and existing cancers cannot continue multiplying. Needless to say most of the foods lining grocery store shelves contain known carcinogens and a plethora of other mind/body altering chemicals and this is by design. Nowadays it is important to carefully choose what foods, drinks, and drugs you put into your body – there is a concerted effort to make you sick, sterile, and medicated every minute of every day.

Everything is being covered up. The toxicities of the pharmaceuticals; you’re not learning the truth about vaccinations; you’re not learning the truth about various medications. The pharmaceutical industrialists, which I prefer to call the military-medical-petrochemical-pharmaceutical cartel, essentially has control over the mainstream media and so it has control over the mass mind and as a result of those powers that they assert, people are not given factual information upon which to make informed decisions, they’re given propaganda and as a result, the choices that people are making are genocidal. And I say genocidal with a strict definition meaning: the mass killing of people for economic, political and/or ideological reasons. And those pharmaceutical industrialists are intimately connected to those people who wish to control populations. They’ve published literature of what their intent is.” -Dr. Len Horowitz, “DNA, Pirates of the Sacred Spiral” lecture

There is an organized Masonic medical/insurance mafia scaring you into submission, dumbing you down, taking you for all your money, and killing you slowly. Through control of the media and education, westerners have been taught that drugs, surgery, vaccines, chemo, and radiation are the only medical options available to them when they fall ill. However, pills merely mask symptoms while over-taxing the liver and creating more problems (affectionately known as "side effects"); Surgery is dangerous, complications are common, and the body's auto-immune system always suffers significantly when it's cut open and stitched up; Vaccines are full of mercury, formaldehyde and other highly toxic preservatives; Radiation mutates/kills cells and often kills the patient; And chemo, otherwise known as "toxic chemicals that make your hair fall out," are not the best alternatives. The craziest part is when their barbaric methods fail to cure anything allopathic doctors will even come with a sad face saying “I’m sorry, there’s just nothing more we can do” and give patients a death sentence.

In medical schools, dental schools and these other professional training organizations and institutions it is a hazing process. It is trauma-based education at its worst. These interns are kept up for three nights in a row. What can you do under that highly stressful situation? What you can do is make a lot of mistakes and be susceptible to mind-control – virtual hypnosis. You graduate with no education in nutrition, you graduate with no knowledge of holistics and natural healing, and you are ultimately a mind-controlled manipulated slave of the pharmaceutical industry. And in that position all you can do is simply spout out the mainstream concept that healing involves chemical manipulation and intoxication. There’s no room whatsoever for the mind-body-spirit concept. There’s no room whatsoever for the health-educational, behavior-change, lifestyle-modification, risk-reduction concept. You now leave medical training, you engage in medical practice, you’ve got about $250,000-500,000 in bills and loans hanging over your head, you’ve got no time for people. All you’ve got is a prescription pad and an education based on this whole manipulation.” -Dr. Len Horowitz, “Vaccine Fraud” on Coast 2 Coast AM

The tragic truth is that many of the diseases plaguing our world have been intentionally created and spread and their "treatments" don't cure them or promote health. They simply hide symptoms, further destroy the patient’s immune system, and turn them into a lifetime customer of the pharmaceutical industry. Many “diseases” like ADD are just invented out of thin air by so-called experts to sell more drugs.

Let me give you another example of an invented disease: hepatitis. That's right. In truth, you have people suffering from liver toxicity. That is what hepatitis really is. The germs said to cause hepatitis are really only minor adjuncts, at best. There are hundreds of reasons a person may have an overburdened and toxic liver. Drugs of all kinds, including medical drugs, contaminated water supplies, and inhalation of uranium dust, and so on. In fact, we are now hearing about uranium-induced hepatitis---a contradiction in terms if there ever was one. If uranium is causing the liver to fail, then THAT IS WHAT IS WRONG, and the word hepatitis does not apply at all. If someone hits you over the head with a big hammer and you become disabled for the rest of your life, is that Alzheimer's?” -Jon Rappoport, “AIDS Inc. Scandal of the Century” (1-2)

"Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic. The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom." -Benjamin Rush, George Washington's personal doctor and a signer of the Declaration of Independence

One recommended book is Kevin Trudeau’s, “Natural Cures They Don’t Want You to Know About.” Trudeau, a journalist, gathers medical reports, facts and figures, and presents the cheap, effective natural remedies used by herbalists in the Eastern and ancient worlds. He shows how big pharmaceutical companies literally steal secrets from African, Asian, South American tribesmen, extract the chemicals from plants, then patent pills and raise the price around 4000% while suppressing or buying out alternatives in the same area.

"If people let government decide which foods they eat and medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -Thomas Jefferson

The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was established in New York in 1902 and by 1928 had received $65 million in endowment funds from John D. Rockefeller. This is tens of millions of dollars more than funding appropriated by the federal government for medical research. This trend of private funding has continued until present day.

Does the Rockefeller-run American Medical Association (AMA) do everything it can to insure that doctors know the truth about health and do the most to insure the safety of the patient ? NO ! Let's consider these facts. Herbs have been around forever, they grow naturally and they have been used for healing for centuries. Drugs are synthetic chemical reproductions sold by the large pharmaceutical corporations at highly inflated prices. Doctors receive less than 3 hours of instruction on nutrition, eating right and preventative medicine in their entire 4-6 years of training. Luis Pasteur, shortly before he died, stated that he was possibly mistaken about his germ theory. He said that germs and viruses might be the result of the disease instead of the cause. The way this could be explained is that the body overloads on toxic build-up and produces symptoms of stress, then necessary bacteria or viruses move in to scavenge the toxins, creating an abundance of these in the system, and leaving a super toxic waste by-product behind, which the body has a difficult time expelling. Therefore the presence of the virus or high bacteria count is a result of the disease and not the cause. A couple of very important things to realize when considering this possibility are: 1. A person does not need to be exposed to another individual to come down with a cold. People living in small communities with no outside exposure can come down with colds and disease. 2. People with no disease can sleep with people and exchange bodily fluids with people with HIV and not be infected. Considering these facts further weakens the Germ Theory of Disease. If this information is true, then the introduction of prescription and pharmaceutical drugs would only serve to mask the symptoms of the problem and slowly destroy the immune system since these drugs are highly toxic.” –David Icke, “The Secret History of America”

Decriminalize Mother Nature - Legalize All Plants


The above mini-documentaries "Run From the Cure" and "Leaf" clear up the myths and expose the truth about the miraculous medicinal marijuana plant. If you still believe any of the old government lies and propaganda surrounding this outlawed natural herb, please browse through the following links: The Marijuana Conspiracy, The War on Marijuana, The Real Reasons Cannabis is Illegal, Just Say No to the War on Drugs, How Weed Won the West, American Drug War, The Emperor Wears No Clothes.








The World's #1 Killer - Eating


This excellent documentary written, narrated, and produced by Mike Anderson and aired on PBS shows how the world's most epidemic diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and many other global killers are all plainly and simply the result of poor eating choices (cholesterol/animal protein) and can be easily cured by switching to a plant-based vegan diet. Thanks to Mom and Dad for recommending this great video and congratulations on your healthy/compassionate choice to go vegan together for over a month now. Keep it up! Love and miss you.

Every Cancer Can Be Cured in Weeks



In this short interview Dr. Leonard Coldwell shares his clinical experience and expert opinion that all cancers can be cured quickly, effectively and naturally, without dangerous, expensive surgery, chemo or radiation simply by alkalizing and oxygenating the body via exercize and a raw vegan diet.

The Most Disgusting Videos You'll Ever See


The repulsive yellowish white goo that just exploded was lymph, the body's cellular sewage. Whether it's a pimple, a cyst, or a tumor, these are all more accurately "lymph-clots" - lymph being the collected acidic, corrosive, and inflammatory waste product of your cells. Your kidneys are the lymph filtration system, adrenal glands are the regulators, and lymph nodes are the pumps. In healthy bodies, lymph is efficiently and sufficiently excreted through urine, bowels, and sweat. However, when it builds up, the kidneys can't keep up filtration, the adrenals shut down, the lymph nodes inflame and acidosis and degenerative conditions become imminent which is why a healthy lymph system is essential to immunity and a healthy body. Can you guess what the most lymph-clogging "food" group is? ... Dairy, followed by meat. This is confirmed, among others, by Dr. Robert Morse who has cured countless cases of lymphatic failure simply using exercise, fasting, detox, and a raw vegan diet. Also check out the various studies cataloged at NotMilk.com and PCRM.org for more.


Raw Vegan Inspiration - Harley and Freelee


I recently had the great pleasure of meeting the inspirational raw vegan duo Harley a.k.a. Durian Rider of 30bananasaday.com and his girlfriend Freelee a.k.a. The Raw Fit Bitch on one of their frequent visits here to Thailand. Harley and Freelee have been eating a high-carb, low-fat, raw vegan diet for several years and it shows! They both have rock-hard abs, perfect complexion, brilliant shining eyes, inexhaustible stamina, loving energy and great positive attitudes. They are also both top-level athletes, champion marathon runners and distance cyclists. Harley often cycles over 200-300 kilometers a day and Freelee once cycled 3,000 kilometers across Australia all powered by nothing but raw fruits and vegetables.


I tried running around the park with Harley for a while which was quite amusing, like a human remake of the Tortoise vs. the Hare (minus the underdog victory - it was more like Tortoise vs. Cheetah). He jogged slowly with me at my sloth's pace until my face was red, feet were blistered, and breath was gone. Through pants and wheezes I managed to say that I'd meet him back at the juice bar and he took off like a drag car and was literally a tiny speck in the distance within 10 seconds. Nobody comes even close to passing Harley on foot or bike, and he puts the words "Go Vegan" in English and Thai on the backs of his shirts/shorts so everyone can understand why they just got owned.


Thanks so much to Harley and Freelee for all the great advice and interesting conversation, for the fun, informative videos and constant inspiration. For everyone else have a look at their videos and websites to learn more about how to increase the peace and maintain the highest possible levels of health.

Forks Over Knives: The Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet

This important documentary Forks Over Knives examines the claim that most, if not all, chronic and degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled and reversed by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. Combining scientific evidence with medical experience, covering the China Study, longevity research, and clinical trials, Forks Over Knives shows how meat, dairy, and processed foods are slowly killing you. If all these testimonials, raw data, and miraculous recoveries aren't enough to convince you to go vegan today, you'll likely enjoy and more readily identify with the video below. Peace




The Cure for Everything - Fasting, Detox, and Raw Living Foods

Dr. Robert Morse is an American naturopathic who has been practicing for almost 40 years and has cured over 100,000 people of every disease imaginable using simple detoxification methods and a raw vegan diet. Whether it's Diabetes, Candida, Kidney Stones, Fibromyalgia, Lupis, Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Autism, MS, Parkinsons, HIV/AIDS, Insomnia, Migraines, Heart Conditions, or Cancer, no matter the ailment, Dr. Morse is confident that the human body has the ability to completely regenerate and heal itself. See "Who is Dr. Morse" above and parts 2 and 3 here.



If given the opportunity, through fasting, cleansing, detoxing, and raw living foods, the human body can and will regenerate and rebuild at the cellular level. However, most people eat acidic meals 3 times a day every day and have never fasted or detoxed even once in their lives. This is equivalent to perpetually running a complex machine 24/7 for years and expecting it never to break down. But over time pipes get clogged, waste backs up, wear and tear take their toll, and the machine ultimately overheats and fails. Only then can repairmen come in, fix the pipes, remove the excess waste, and repair the damage done. It is exactly the same with the human body and our repairmen (self-regenerating cells/tissue) can only clean out and fix the machine when it's turned off. Fasting gives your internal organs the break they need to repair the damage of overuse. See "Detoxification The Art & Science" above and parts 2, 3, 4, and 5 here.




What allopathic doctors refer to as "diseases," Dr. Morse suggests could be more accurately termed "healing crises." The allopathic model merely lumps together a bunch of symptoms, gives them a name based on what part of the body they affect, then offers you unnecessary pills, vaccinations, radiation and surgeries that ultimately do more harm than good. Dr. Morse insists in his book "Illusion of Disease" that all these various medical diagnoses are misnomers which complicate the issue and disempower the patients:

"Medical Doctors simply fit a name to the respective symptom that occurs when acids damage the cells of the body (or set in motion an inflammatory response), and a symptom is experienced. Which is again simply: location, location, location! The location in the body = the name of the symptom ... The concept of diseases is ridiculous! It is fostered by the Pharmaceutical Companies. The concept of disease was perpetrated by the medical community to cast a 'mystique' over the general populous. Controlling man by fear, through the mystery of symptoms coming from the outside world. Setting themselves up as the potential 'life savers' with their bizarre chemical potions of pharmaceuticals, chemotherapy, radiation and radical surgeries. The ego, capitalism and totalitarianism consciousness has created a modality that can’t cure anything and conversely hurts and kills the largest number of humans ever seen. They are statistically and factually the largest killing machine of humans ever, including all the wars put together!" -Dr. Robert Morse



I hope everyone takes some time to listen to Dr. Morse and hear some of the incredible stories he has to share. He is a true healer, compassionate, knowledgeable, an amazing resource and inspiration for anyone suffering with health problems. Above is a great Review series, parts 2, 3, 4 here, and I highly recommend browsing through his YouTube channel here. Below are some choice quotes taken from his book The Great Lymphatic System:

One must understand why man is seeing so little CURING of their ailments these days, by most of the so-called “Health” Care Systems that currently exist. This is especially true of the Allopathic. The answer is simple. The focus is on the symptoms – not the causes! You always hear about their potential cures of Diseases, but you never see it happen – and you won’t. When one focuses on ones’ symptoms with the illusionary concept of diseases in mind, then one will never find Health & Vitality. One will never find a cure for what does not exist!

Let’s look at the human body simplistically for a minute. No matter what part of the body one wishes to look at, be it the liver, kidneys, skin, bones, hair, finger nails, etc ... all we are talking about are CELLS! The physical body is said to be made up of approximately 76 trillion cells. So no matter what group of cells called tissue (organs, glands, bones, etc.), the body is simply made up of a whole bunch of cells. Some are so small you can hardly see them. Others are as much as a foot long. So we can say the human body is simply a bunch of cells and two major fluids. Yes, we have a lot of chemistry in our physical bodies as well: minerals (especially calcium,) vitamins, toxins, microbes, e.g. janitorial bacterium, fungus, etc. But simply put: Our physical bodies are comprised of cells and two major fluids (blood and lymph).

Imagine for a minute that there’s only one God and God is all that exists. Wow! Imagine if you or I were the only thing that existed. This could be a little lonely and boring. I would want to experience other things and have endless experiences. To accomplish this I would need to create the illusion of separation from the one to the many, experienced through Duality. I would need to take my Energy and Intelligence (the One), and divide it into two opposite forces which is essential to have creation and it’s seemingly unlimited life forms. Opposites are essential to form action, travel and the like, called: matter, energy, space and time. With these two opposite forces, I now can create endless experiences of action and activity. But now instead of just love, I have its opposite: hate. Instead of just beauty, I now also have ugly. Good and bad, night and day, big and small, near and far, male and female ... follow me so far? Don’t make it difficult. Like in Creation, life always has two sides to it, no matter what, unless you learn the trick of the NOW where there is no time. Where all things become ONE again.

The only reason I needed to cover this is to get to chemistry. Obviously all matter is nothing but chemistry and all of chemistry is just different frequencies of energy. And pure energy has been called God. In quantum physics, they now can prove energy has intelligence ... So getting back to chemistry, all of chemistry, no matter what element, compound, or complex, has only two sides to it. Period! This world is simply chemistry (Energy) in motion! Again, understanding the nature of the two sides of chemistry is vital in understanding what damages or weakens your body, or more specifically, it’s cells (and what strengthens it). It is obvious that each side of chemistry is the opposite of each other in its actions. Understanding which side of chemistry damages the cells (tissues) of the body, and which side of chemistry repairs or regenerates the cells, is vital to understanding life and death.

For the sake of argument, lets give each side of chemistry a gender. Lets say that one side of chemistry is the male side, and the other side is the female side. One could say that the male side of chemistry is the aggressive side and the female side is the passive side. Males traditionally like to take things apart to see how they’re made, while females like to build nests or create things. So male chemistry breaks things down and female chemistry builds things up. The male side of chemistry leads to an endless array of negative symptoms that Allopathic Doctors call: “Diseases.” Before we go on, lets put the actual “names” that chemistry gives to these two sides of itself. The male side of chemistry is called acids. The female side of chemistry is known as the base side or alkaline side of chemistry.

We need some acids in life when aggressive activity is required. However, acids are generally the by-products of activity, e.g. metabolism, respiration, and most chemical activity in general. The body does produce a few acids e.g. for initial protein digestion and in some steroids; specifically estrogen & testosterone. However, obviously, the body also produces their alkaline neutralizer, as well. Acids require alkaline chemistry to neutralize them. One can see from the above how important it is that one’s diet must be predominantly alkaline in its chemistry or one becomes acidic. The importance of the body being predominantly alkaline is seen with the blood. Our blood must be alkaline (approximately 7.3-7.4) or death would be imminent, so when we eat acid forming foods, the blood must find (or steal) alkaline chemistry to keep its alkalinity or pH balance! This constituent is mainly calcium and the blood will steal it out of its own walls, hence spider or varicose veins. As said earlier, when acids begin to build up in our bodies, we begin to have symptoms.

Acids are generally cell by-products, which are dealt with through one’s lymphatic system. At first, simple stiffness, pain and swelling; then deeper problems affecting the function of the cells and tissues will begin. This in turn can affect hormone, steroid, and neurotransmitter production. Tissues can then become hyperactive at first but will always end up hypo-active, which is “under-active” tissue like hypothyroidism. Remember, acids will eventually break down cells, ending in cancer cells. During this process, the respective tissue fails to perform their functions. Remember, this is a simplistic overview. Always keep it simple.

Basically, proteins are acid forming, and carbohydrates are alkaline-forming. However, most grains are acidic in their digestive ash. Most fruits and vegetables are alkaline-forming and most proteins are acidic. Most grains are acid forming, as well as most beans. Raw dairy products are alkaline, but if they are pasteurized they become acidic. Please note that after age 2 or 3 a child cannot digest dairy products any more. He/she is supposed to be weaned! Young children can’t tolerate cows milk at all.

Remember that chemistry has only two sides to it. Basically, the Acid side can damage the cells and tissues of the body. The Alkaline side can rebuild the cells and tissues of the body. To put this all in context, we must look at man’s diet worldwide. Except for Islanders, man has developed a habit of eating high protein diets. Mostly 250 – 450 grams per day of protein. This includes meat or other types of protein at least two to three times per day. At this level of Acid consumption, colon and kidney damage is eminent! The news is always reporting on high protein diets and how it is related to the rise of colon cancer. However, Kidney damage also occurs! Both of these vital lymphatic eliminatory organs affect the efficiency of proper Lymphatic elimination (filtering). A client came to me the other day and she was peeing out parts of her bladder. Come to find out, she had been on the Atkins Diet for 5 years.

In review, the weakening of one’s Lymphatic elimination organs backs up this system, allowing for the retention of cellular wastes, which are acids. These acids create an Immune Response that we call Inflammation. Inflammation is a natural Immune response to what? Mostly acids (proteins). This begins the downhill functioning of the cells’ tissues, organs and glands of the body. This in turn, affects things like sugar metabolism, nerve function, joint function, creates tumors & the formation of cysts, and on and on and on.

The word infection is simply an accumulation of sewage in the body, blamed on the bacterium that is only trying to help you break this sewage down. This is how stupid man has gotten. Because of this stupidity, we have suppressed and toxified the body with pharmaceuticals. The side effects of pharmaceutical drugs are usually far worse than the original problem, not the least of which is breaking down your liver and kidney function! The use of antibiotics is another 'killing machine,' the use of which has killed thousands and damaged millions of people. Antibiotics break down the body’s Immune/ Lymphatic system to the point where it becomes so weak that man’s genetics have gotten to the Chronic and Degenerative Levels! Man is in such serious trouble in his health issues that no treatment-based system can even touch the problem! The Medical Community is way out of its league. One must learn the truth and how one regenerates their body (cells). The Medical Community generally uses Acids (except for normal saline solution) to treat an Acid Condition of the body. The Naturopathic Community uses Alkali’s to cure Acid Conditions of the body. Which one makes the most sense to you?





The Healthiest, Fittest People in the World

It's time for The Woodstock Fruit Festival in New York and many of the healthiest and fittest people in the world have turned up to support the message of raw veganism. The Life Regenerator Dan McDonald has been riding his bike across America for the past two months in anticipation of his destination, this week-long celebration of living foods. Also in attendance, all the way from Australia is raw vegan champion cyclist, founder of the popular 30BananasADay.com Harley "Durian Rider" and his significant other Freelea "The Raw Fit Bitch." Health Guru and fitness expert Dr. Doug Graham, founder of the 80/10/10 low-fat, high-carb raw vegan diet is there. The "Raw Brahs," raw food brothers and health enthusiasts are there. "Disease Avoidance Specialist" and director of Health 101 Institute Don Bennett is there. Ultra-Marathon winner Grant Campbell and RunningRaw's Tim VanOrden, The Fruitarian Michael Arnstein, Richard Gambino, and many others showed up as well. If you've never researched or experienced the benefits of the raw vegan lifestyle, check out some of these videos/links and see for yourself the amazing stories of longevity, weight loss, high athletic performance and miraculous cures.

The Beautiful Truth

Thanks to Yolanda for sending me this really well-researched, well-presented, fascinating documentary. The Beautiful Truth examines the unnatural causes (and natural cures) for cancer by following and documenting one 15 year-old boy's quest for the truth.

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Raised on a wildlife reserve in Alaska, 15-year-old Garrett was interested in the dietary habits of the farm animals. After the tragic death of his mother, Garrett's father decided to home-school his son and assigned a book written by Dr. Max Gerson that proposed a direct link between diet and a cure for cancer. Fascinated, Garrett embarks in this documentary on a cross-country road trip to investigate The Gerson Therapy. He meets with scientists, doctors and cancer survivors who reveal how it is in the best interest of the multi-billion dollar medical industry to dismiss the notion of alternative and natural cures.

Stop Eating My Friends!

Vegetarian or flesh-eater, which are you? To all the flesh-eaters, please watch these videos and tell me, are you ready to stop making excuses yet?


"Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends" ~George Bernard Shaw

"We all love animals. Why do we call some "pets" and others "dinner?" ~K.D. Lang

"Recognize meat for what it really is: the antibiotic- and pesticide-laden corpse of a tortured animal" ~Ingrid Newkirk

"Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them" ~Samuel Butler

"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love" ~Pythagoras

"While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?" ~George Bernard Shaw

"Truely man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: we are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men" ~Leonardo da Vinci

"As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields." ~Leo Tolstoy

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet" ~Albert Einstein

"I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals" ~Henry David Thoreau

"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages" ~Thomas Edison

"I think there will come a time, and this is down the road a great many years, when civilized people will look back in horror on our generation and the ones that have preceded it: the idea that we should eat other living things running around on four legs, that we should raise them just for the purpose of killing them! The people of the future will say, 'meat-eaters' in disgust and regard us in the same way that we regard cannibals and cannibalism" ~Dennis Weaver

"To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime." ~Romain Rolland

"A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses" ~George Bernard Shaw

"I venture to maintain that there are multitudes to whom the necessity of discharging the duties of a butcher would be so inexpressibly painful and revolting, that if they could obtain a flesh diet on no other condition, they would relinquish it forever" ~W.E.H. Lecky

"You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity" ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I think if you want to eat more meat you should kill it yourself and eat it raw so that you are not blinded by the hypocrisy of having it processed for you" ~Margi Clark

"As soon as I realized that I didn't need meat to survive or to be in good health, I began to see how forlorn it all is. If only we had a different mentality about the drama of the cowboy and the range and all the rest of it. It's a very romantic notion, an entrenched part of American culture, but I've seen, for example, pigs waiting to be slaughtered, and their hysteria and panic was something I shall never forget" ~Cloris Leachman

"A human can be healthy without killing animals for food. Therefore if he eats meat he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral" ~Leo Tolstoy

"It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion, and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust" ~Percy Shelley

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body" ~Mahatma Ghandi

"To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana" ~Gautama Buddha

"People think of animals as if they were vegetables, and that is not right. We have to change the way people think about animals. I encourage the Tibetan people and all people to move toward a vegetarian diet that doesn't cause suffering" ~The Dalai Lama

"Intellectually, human beings and animals may be different, but it's pretty obvious that animals have a rich emotional life and that they feel joy and pain. It's easy to forget the connection between a hamburger and the cow it came from. But I forced myself to acknowledge the fact that every time I ate a hamburger, a cow had ceased to breathe and moo and walk around. There are viable (and usually better) alternatives to the use of animals for food, sport, clothing, & experimentation. I beg you to discontinue any actions that might cause or condone animal torture, abuse, or destruction" ~Moby

A veteran USDA meat inspector from Texas describes what he has seen: "Cattle dragged and choked... knocking 'em four, five, ten times. Every now and then when they're stunned they come back to life, and they're up there agonizing. They're supposed to be re-stunned but sometimes they aren't and they'll go through the skinning process alive. I've worked in four large [slaughterhouses] and a bunch of small ones. They're all the same. If people were to see this, they'd probably feel really bad about it. But in a packing house everybody gets so used to it that it doesn't mean anything." ~Slaughterhouse 1997

"Vegetarianism serves as the criterion by which we know that the pursuit of moral perfection on the part of humanity is genuine and sincere ... If he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because ... its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to the moral feeling -- Killing" ~Leo Tolstoy

"If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth -- beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals -- would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals?" ~George Bernard Shaw



Genetically Manipulated Crops: The GMO Catastrophe in the USA. A Lesson for the World 
Recently the unelected potentates of the EU Commission in Brussels have sought to override what has repeatedly been shown to be the overwhelming opposition of the European Union population to the spread of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in EU agriculture. EU Commission President now has a Maltese accountant as health and enviromnent Commissioner to rubber stamp the adoption of GMO. The former EU Environment Commissioner from Greece was a ferocious GMO opponent. As well, the Chinese government has indicated it may approve a variety of GMO rice. Before things get too far along, they would do well to take a closer look at the world GMO test lab, the USA. There GMO crops are anything but beneficial. Just the opposite.

What is carefully kept out of the Monsanto and other agribusiness propaganda in promoting genetically manipulated crops as an alternative to conventional is the fact that in the entire world until the present, all GMO crops have been manipulated and patented for only two things—to be resistant or “tolerant” to the patented highly toxic herbicide glyphosate chemicals that Monsanto and the others force farmers to buy as condition for buying their patented GMO seeds. The second trait is GMO seeds that have been engineered genetically to resist specific insects. Contrary to public relations myths promoted by the agribusiness giants in their own self-interest, there exists not onĂ© single GMO seed that provides a greater harvest yield than conventional, nor one that requires less toxic chemical herbicides. That is for the simple reason there is no profit to be made in such. 

Giant super-weeds plague

As prominent GMO opponent and biologist, Dr Mae-Wan Ho of the  Institute of Science in  London has noted, companies such as Monsanto build into their seeds
herbicide-tolerance (HT) due to glyphosate-insensitive form of the gene coding for the enzyme targeted by the herbicide. The enzyme is derived from soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Insect-resistance is due to one or more toxin genes derived from the soil bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis). The United States began large scale commercial planting of GMO plants, mainly soybeans and corn and cotton around 1997. By now, GM crops have taken over between 85 percent to 91 percent of the areas planted with the three major crops, soybean, corn and cotton in the US, on nearly 171 million acres.

The ecological time-bomb that came with the GMO according to Ho, is about to explode. Over several years of constant application of patented glyphosate herbicides such as Monsanto’s famous and highly Roundup, new herbicide-resistant “super-weeds” have evolved, nature’s response to man-made attempts to violate it. The super-weeds require significantly more not less herbicide to control.

ABC Television, a major US national network, made a recent documentary about the super-weeds under the rubric, “super weeds that can’t be killed.”[1]

They interviewed farmers and scientists across Arkansas who described fields overrun with giant pigweed plants that can withstand as much glyphosate as farmers are able to spray. They interviewed one farmer who spent almost €400000 in only three months in a failed attempt to kill the new super-weeds.

The new super-weeds are so robust that harvester combines are unable to harvest the fields and hand tools break trying to cut them down. At least 400000 hectares of soybean and cotton in Arkansas alone have become invested with this new mutant biological plague. Detailed data on other agricultural regions is not available but believed similar. The pro-GMO and pro-agribusiness US Department of Agriculture has been reported lying about the true state of US crop harvest partly to hide the grim reality and to prevent an explosive revolt against GMO in the world’s largest GMO market.


Superweed

One variety of super-weed, palmer pigweed can grow up to 2.4 meters high, withstands severe heat and prolonged droughts, and produces thousands of seeds with a root system that drains nutrients away from crops. If left unchecked, it takes over an entire field in a year. Some farmers have been forced to abandon their land. To date palmer pigweed infestation in GMO crop regions has been identified in addition to Arkansas, also in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, New Mexico, Mississippi and most recently, Alabama and Missouri.

Weed scientists at the University of Georgia estimate that just two palmer pigweed plants in every 6 meter length of cotton row can reduce yield by at least 23 percent. A single weed plant can produce 450 000 seeds. [2]

Roundup toxic danger being covered-up

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the US and the world at large. Patented and sold by Monsanto since the 1970s under the trade name Roundup, it is a mandatory component of buying GMO seeds from Monsanto. Just go to your local garden store and ask for it and read the label carefully.  



As I detail in my book, Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, GMO crops and patented seeds were developed in the 1970’s with significant financial support from the pro-eugenics Rockefeller Foundation, by what were essentially chemical companies—Monsanto Chemicals, DuPont and Dow Chemicals. All three were involved in the scandal of the highly toxic Agent Orange used in Vietnam, as well as Dioxin in the 1970’s, and lied to cover up the true damage to its own employees as well as to civilian and military populations exposed.

Their patented GMO seeds were seen as a clever way to force increased purchase of their agricultural chemicals such as Roundup. Farmers must sign a legal contract with Monsanto in which it stipulates that only Monsanto Roundup pesticide may be used. Farmers are thus trapped both in buying new seeds from Monsanto each harvest and buying the toxic glyphosate.
France’s University of Caen, in a team led by molecular biologist, Gilles-Eric Seralini, did a study that showed Roundup contained one specific inert ingredient, polyethoxylated tallowamine, or POEA. Seralini’s team demonstrated that POEA in Roundup was more deadly to human embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells than even the glyphosate itself. Monsanto refuses to release details of the contents of its Roundup other than glyphosate, calling it “proprietary.” [3]
The Seralini study found that Roundup’s inert ingredients amplified the toxic effect on human cells—even at concentrations much more diluted than those used on farms and lawns! The French team studied multiple concentrations of Roundup, from the typical agricultural or lawn dose down to concentrations 100,000 times more dilute than the products sold on shelves. The researchers saw cell damage at all concentrations.
Glyphosate and Roundup are advertised as “less toxic to us than table salt” in a pamphlet from the Biotechnology Institute promoting GMO crops as ‘Weed Warrior.’ Thirteen years of GMO crops in the USA has increased overall pesticide use by 318 million pounds, not decreased as promised by the Four Horsemen of the GMO Apocalypse. The extra disease burden on the nation from that alone is considerable.

Nonetheless after introduction of Monsanto GMO seeds commercially in the USA, use of glyphosate has risen more than 1500% between 1994 and 2005. In the USA some 100 million pounds of glyphosate are used on lawns and farms every year, and over the last 13 years, it has been applied to more than a billion acres. When questioned, Monsanto’s technical development manager, Rick Cole, reportedly said the problems were “manageable.” He advised farmers to alternate crops and use different makes of herbicides produced by Monsanto. Monsanto is encouraging farmers to mix glyphosate with its older herbicides such as 2,4-D, banned in Sweden, Denmark and Norway for links to cancer and reproductive and neurological damage. 2,4-D is a component of Agent Orange, produced by Monsanto for use in Vietnam in the 1960s.

US Farmers turn to organics

Farmers across the United States are reported to be going back to conventional non-GMO crops instead. According to a new report from the US Department of Agriculture, retail sales of organic food went up to $21.1 billion in 2008 from $3.6 billion in 1997.[4] The market is so active that organic farms have struggled at times to produce sufficient supply to keep up with the rapid growth in consumer demand, leading to periodic shortages of organic products.

The new UK Conservative-Liberal coalition government is strongly backing lifting a de facto ban on GMO in that country. UK Chief Scientific Adviser, Prof. John Beddington, recently wrote an article in which he misleadingly claimed “The next decade will see the development of combinations of desirable traits and the introduction of new traits such as drought tolerance. By mid-century much more radical options involving highly polygenic traits may be feasible.” He went on to promise “cloned animals with engineered innate immunity to diseases” and more. I think we can pass that one up, thank you.

A recent study by Iowa State University and the US Department of Agriculture assessing the performance of farms during the three-year transition it takes to switch from conventional to certified organic production showed notable advantages of organic farming over GMO or even conventional non-GMO crops. In an experiment lasting four years—three years transition and first year organic—the study showed that although yields dropped initially, they equalized in the third year, and by the fourth year, the organic yields were ahead of the conventional for both soybean and corn.


As well, the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) has recently been published, the result of three-year deliberation by 400 participating scientists and non-government representatives from 110 countries around the world. It came to the conclusion that small scale organic agriculture is the way ahead for coping with hunger, social inequities and environmental disasters. [5] As Dr Ho argues, a fundamental shift in farming practice is needed urgently, before the agricultural catastrophe spreads further across Germany and the EU to the rest of the world.[6]



Endnotes:

[1] Super weed can’t be killed, abc news, 6 October 2009. See also,Jeff Hampton,  N.C. farmers battle herbicide-resistant weeds, The Virginian-Pilot, 19 July 2009, http://hamptonroads.com/2009/07/nc-farmers-battle-herbicideresistant-weeds

[2] Clea Caulcutt, ‘Superweed’ explosion threatens Monsanto heartlands, Clea Caulcutt, 19 April 2009, http://www.france24.com/en/20090418-superweed-explosion-threatens-monsanto-heartlands-genetically-modified-US-crops

[3] N. Benachour and G-E. Seralini, Glyphosate Formulations Induce Apoptosis and Necrosis in Human Umbilical, Embryonic, and Placental Cells, Chem. Res. Toxicol., Article DOI: 10.1021/tx800218n
Publication Date (Web): December 23, 2008.

[4] Carolyn Dimitri and Lydia Oberholtzer, Marketing U.S. organic foods: recent trends from farms to consumers, USDA Economic Research Service, September 2009, http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/EIB58/
[5] International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, IAASTD, 2008, http://www.agassessment.org/index.cfm?Page=Press_Materials&ItemID=11
[6] Ho MW.UK Food Standards Agency study proves organic food is better. Science in Society 44, 32-33, 2009.

F. William Engdahl  is the author of Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation