Posted on December 22, 2013 By Conan Milner, Epoch Times | December 20, 2013
Is this article correct. Or spoof? how could we miss this one comming?
In a few months regulators are poised to approve the first genetically modified apple. The new fruit is expected in grocery stores as early as 2014.
Made by Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), the Arctic Apple comes in Golden and Granny Smith varieties, with Fuji, Gala, and others to follow. Unlike conventional apples, Arctic does not brown when sliced or bruised.
The Arctic Apple differs from other genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in a very important way: consumers will be able to identify it.
All fresh fruit will be labeled with an Arctic sticker, and processed foods containing more than 5 percent of Arctic Apples will bear the Arctic logo. Only pasteurized products such as juice and sauce will not be labeled.
As big food manufacturers and bioengineering companies spend millions to squash campaigns aimed at identifying GMOs, Okanagan wants its product to stand out in the marketplace.
In a series of videos addressing questions of safety and science, OSF owner, orchardist, and bioresource engineer Neal Carter said that unlike other GMO crops that are designed with traits that only benefit the farmer such as built-in pest control or pesticide resistance, Arctic Apples are designed with the consumer in mind.
Flavr Savr a Failure
OSF is not the first to try this business model. The Flavr Savr tomato, introduced in 1994, was the first commercialized GMO. Initially popular, the tomato was never profitable.
I don't know how I missed this story. Did most of you see this story? I personally think this should be one of the major stories of the year in the USA. A foreign government owning this large of a chunck of a our domestic food production/ processing in the US... Not cool.
I am not trusting of... much I guess. I don't believe media 'stories' and not sure where to search for real news coverage that is not propaganda based.
Chinese State-Owned Company Purchases Smithfield Foods
On September 6, the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment approved a deal valued at approximately $7.1 billion allowing China’s Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd (Shuanghui Group) to officially take ownership of Smithfield, Virginia-based Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s largest pork producer. Shuanghui had already purchased all of Smithfield's stock back in May for approximately $4.72 billion. “The deal, which would be the biggest purchase of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm, still needs shareholder approval at a special meeting scheduled for September 24,” according to Reuters. Shuanghui announced that Smithfield would be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange after the takeover was complete.
One thing that Reuters and other Western media fail to mention is that Shuanghui International Holdings is controlled by the Communist Party of China.
If you are not aware, Cod Livers are a super food. Just like fermented raw milk goes from yogurt to curds and whey (all good foods) so do the Cod Livers as long as it is fermented. Most know that a processed milk will spoil rather naturally ferment into functional foods.
When we ferment the livers the oil is second to none for functional human nutrition as attested to a by moms, doctors, clinical trials, energetic testing and bio-feed back testing. But don't forget about the by-products, they are life giving and fully functional. Just like fermenting milk, none of the cod liver is 'rotting' but all fermented and ready to eat/use and all life giving.
The bee problem has been identified by some as a result of a certain class of insecticides.... ones that coat seeds and used in other ways...if i recall ponch, goucho are a couple names given to some within this class. I think i read that the issue as been resolved in the EU by banning this class of insecticides... Anyone what to share more on this topic. Has there been new insecticides that skirt the EU ban? Good book on the topic. "A spring without bees."
TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — In an almond orchard in California's Central Valley, bee inspector Neil Trent pried open a buzzing hive and pulled out a frame to see if it was at least two-thirds covered with bees.
Trent has hopped from orchard to orchard this month, making sure enough bees were in each hive provided by beekeepers. Not enough bees covering a frame indicates an unhealthy hive — and fewer working bees to pollinate the almond bloom, which starts next week across hundreds of thousands of acres stretching from Red Bluff to Bakersfield.
"The bloom will come and go quickly," said Trent, who works for the Bakersfield-based bee broker Scientific Ag Co. "The question is: Will the almond seeds get set? It depends if you have enough of a workforce of bees."
That has growers concerned as nomadic beekeepers from across the country converge on the state with their semi-trucks, delivering billions of bees to the orchards for the annual pollination. Most almond trees depend on bees to transfer pollen from the flower of one tree variety to the flower of another variety before fertilization, which leads to the development of seeds.
Dr Huber Spoke at the WAPF conference this past wk. If there is one presentation to buy this is the one. Dr. Hubers information is startling. If you have been following this story linking glyphosate and a new pathogen you will know the importance if his work. Here are a few tid bits; The 'New' Pathogen is close to being sequenced, maybe within the month more information on this story. The US has dipped 25% in human fertility rate in the last 5 years. 93% of US females have this pathogen in their system. It appears the pathogen will be a prion or prion like. The pathogen is the first of its kind in its ability to cross between plant, animal and humans with the same destructive force harming fertility of its host. It is directly associated with glyphosate and is harbored in the soil and our food chain.
One paraphrase from the talk '...we are on the brink of a calamity...risk of loosing an entire generation....'
I think the link to buy the talk by Dr Huber will be posted soon on the WAPF.org site.
Dr. Huber is a retired Colonel, 13 years Joint Chiefs of Staff (two administrations), 40 year Purdue University pathologist emeritus
From Huber's summary: "The introduction of such an intense mineral chelator as glyphosate into the food chain through accumulation in feed, forage, and food, and root exudation into ground water, could pose significant health concerns for animals and humans and needs further evaluation."
The next 6-9 months will be interesting....a new awakening? hopefully....
Who is Obama and why have we been mislead
GMO's..Monsanto brought us PCB's and told us they were safe, they brought us agent orange, white and blue and told us they were safe and they brought us GMO's
Drought and question on chem-trails
The US loosing/ gutting of the manufacturing sector of the our economy
US 29th in world in tech/Internet services with costs that are many times higher than any other country
Wars and the US military industrial complex..Iran/Israel, Iraq etc....
Why is US and the rest of the world in dept...and to who...
The farming tech bomb below has potential for catastrophic effect to the US economy....One of the few sectors of our economy that is profitable is our farm economy
After a French study suggested that rats fed on Monsanto GMO corn suffered tumors, Russian researches plan their own, this time public, experiment. The unique reality show with rats is expected to prove or deny GMO’s health-threatening influence.
The Russian scientists, who oppose genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food, expect that their year-long experiment will show whether the controversial cultivation process has effects as dangerous asFrench revelations claimed on September 19.
Scientists from France’s University of Caen made public the results of their classified study, publishing the images of rats with tumors after they were fed a diet of genetically modified (GM) maize produced by American chemical giant Monsanto.
If someone would like a pallet or two, or would like to stock up for winter, please call as we are looking to partner with a wholesaler or a few larger farms who can take these tubs b4 winter. They are great for health and vigor including during stress of weening and winter stress. Pallet orders will have special pricing*********
****Two calls with the same question related to below so i better post for all*****
Q Is the liquid fish soil rescue good for lawns?
A. It is outstanding for lawns. Apply in spring and fall. It is ok to boost with a little molasses and/ or raw milk. Short story...We applied to our garden and had about 1 gallon left over. A member of the family took the gallon and scooped the Liquid Fish out and spread it with a cup (not diluted) by tossing it in different directions. About 3 days later we had a artistic dark green design all over our lawn that lasted for a couple months.
Finally.... All By-Products are listed and to introduce the products we are doing it in style with a 40-60% off Sale. This sale will last until Mid September only. Invite other farmers and gardeners to the sale.
For descriptions please view the individual products or read the intro blog posting from a few wks back.
Many have been buying these by-products over the years and by demand we have posted them available on our web site.
Liquid fish soil rescue. 5 gal reg $75.00...Sale $37.00
Liquid fish soil rescue. 1 gal reg $20.00...Sale $15.00
In less than an hour, Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University and USDA senior scientist (see Box) delivered to the UK Houses of Parliament a damning indictment of glyphosate agriculture as a most serious threat to the environment, livestock, and human health .
It's almost time to say goodbye to the food your grandparents consumed, because genetically modified crops have spread their toxic attributes across the globe. As their damaged genetics spread, their potential harm is being denied, and scientists who speak out are persecuted.
Honeybee carcasses coated the ground around hundreds of Florida beehives after a mysterious massacre claimed millions of bees and mutilated a way of life for local bee keepers.
Experts have ruled out 'colony collapse disorder' and the bee keepers suspect that their bees were poisoned with pesticide. Florida agriculture officials and the local sheriff's office are both investigating.
Posted on October 3, 2011 Posted on Farming and Agriculture Web Site
Some 400 hectares of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said.
High prices are their own worst enemy. Increased profit margins entice entrepreneurial investment, which results in increased production. Lower market prices inevitably follow. The magic hand of Adam Smith ensures that winners' gains and losers' losses will be temporary, as entrepreneurs correct market imbalances.
Below animal ID act alert is about controlling wealth and money. Cattle are money, as they have been through all human history. So is Gold and Silver. Did all catch our treasury secretary testimony to congress a couple wks ago when he said that gold and silver are not money....he thinks the only money is a 'Note or IOU'.
1Botany & Plant PathologyPurdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA 2Institute of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Braunschweig, Germany
Plant diseases are a major limitation to improved production efficiency and crop quality as they reduce nutrient availability, uptake, distribution, or utilization by the plant. Disease symptoms frequently reflect the altered nutritional status of the plant and it is frequently difficult to clearly distinguish between the biotic and abiotic factors involved.
(NaturalNews) When India's seed economy was forced by the World Bank to become globalized in the late 1990s, economic conditions within the nation's agricultural sector almost immediately took a nosedive for the worst.
USDA Certified Organic’s Dirty Little Secret: Neotame
By Barbara H. Peterson
Just when we thought that buying “Organic” was safe, we run headlong into the deliberate poisoning of our organic food supply by the FDA in collusion with none other than the folks who brought us Aspartame. NutraSweet, a former Monsanto asset, has developed a new and improved version of this neurotoxin called Neotame.
I received a call from a bio-chemist who works in the filed of biotic fertilizers. He read the article on raw milk as fertilizer that circled the globe and called to offer his help in describing what we have in the raw milk as fertilizers.
Below are some bullet points to the discussion
1. Soil will have between 3-4,000# of bacteria per acre (this can vary depending on sprays, soil type, temps etc...)
Do you pay attention to where your food comes from? Do you go to the grocery store and purchase whatever is on the shelf, or do you think about what’s in the food you eat and how it is produced?
Do you spend any time considering the preventative side of taking care of your body through the foods you eat? Do you spend a lot of time and money eating out at restaurants and fast food establishments, or do you devote more effort to preparing home-cooked meals with good ingredients at home?
Below is an article that was published/discussed in many printed news, TV, radio, blogs this past wk. I think the publics interest in the story is good news for dairy farmers. What the article does not discuss is an observation made during the Field Day comparing side by side fields of milk spray and se salt mineral spray. Not only did the milk field appear to have more growth but the field was loaded in Tall Fescue.
"This article appeared in the March 10, 2010, issue of the Unterrified Democrat, a weekly newspaper published in Linn, Mo., since 1866. In addition to writing for the paper, Voss raises registered South Poll cattle on pathetically poor grass that he is trying desperately to improve.”
Nebraska dairyman applies raw milk to pastures and watches the grass grow