lurking around Crieff and Cromrie – beautiful landscape, amazing weather and wonderful company x
GMO seeds are not considered dangerous simply because they are modified, but it is that they are modified to handle massive doses of glyphosate (Roundup), and not be affected. The seeds are immersed in baths of a chemical herbicide, that is lethal if consumed by humans, and it is the fear that the buildup of glyphosate within crops is a potential cause for the recent rapid increase in autism, cancers, and other long-term developing illnesses.
Monsanto will aggressively pursue any negative incident legally and cover up anything that leads to negative publicity, believed to be hushing farmers, buying off segments of the government and paying off scientists, so that it is hard for anyone to know what logistical data has been soured, and what truths to believe. It has become easier for countries like Hungary to plow under the crop than to try to disseminate between what is fact and what is fiction with Monsanto.
Monsanto seeds seem to be turning up everywhere – even in batches of “natural” seeds. Could this be because if Monsanto seeds are found to be present on land, Monsanto will fight for ownership of those seeds, and consider them as patent infringement, theft, or whatever you want to call it.
So, like Hungary, rather than fight the giant in court every time their seeds blow into a field, it’s easier to wipe them off the map. NOTE – Scotland has banned the use of GMO crops 🙂
Check out what Reverent Billy from the Church of Stop Shopping has to say about Roundup:
“A Guide to Our Future” by Paul Mason – the most interesting and informative book I’ve read this year. Capitalism is dead and neoliberalism is trying to keep the status quo but the technology revolution is reshaping our notions of work and value. Change is upon us and it is not a third world war even if Hilary and the neocons push that agenda – it is the removal of that elite, that 1%. It is the intervention and weaning off of the petroleum addiction we have had for the last 70 years, opening our eyes to see that it is the simple things in life that bring happiness, not how many channels you have access to or what your latest app does.
One of the most common comments amongst the 1% is “China shows capitalism works better without democracy” – which is scary because it suggests the last 100 years of western democracy has failed and the actual desired state is a bastardised socialist state – a form of communism?
Paul Mason’s book helped me understand how we got to here, what the current agendas are in play around the world and gives an insight into where we are going. It is disturbing reading as it made me realise a chunk of my history lessons were hugely distorted and potentially lies, it shows how much we are lied to by our governments, media and institutions and shows how greed and power drive everything humans do.
Definitely worth a read if your head isn’t firmly stuck in the sand.
all geared up for a summer of late night guerrilla projections
hooking up with these guys as well http://www.urbanprojections.com/
so keep those peeps wide when wandering home over the summer as you never know what you might see
Alex Carozza is New Yorks last accordion repair man, and has been building and repairing accordions in New York City since 1960. A dying craft, Alex is the living memory of a once vibrant musical culture that has all but disappeared from New York.