This is discussion about SEEDS - Seeding Environment & Economy with Democratic Seeds.
IT IS BIBLICAL THAT AT THE TIME OF CREATION GOD ONLY GAVE MAN TO EAT FRUIT WHICH HAS SEED. HE ALSO TOLD MAN THAT THE LEAVES OF THE TREES WERE FOR HEALING.WHY FRUIT WHICH HAS SEED? BECAUSE HE WANTED MAN TO CONTINUE SOWING SEED IN THE SOIL AND CONTINUE HAVING FRUIT FOR FOOD. IN SHORT HE WANTED THE FRUIT TO LIVE FOREVER AS FOOD FOR MAN. WHY THEN SHOULD WE RESOLT TO FUNGI AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS? THIS IS NOW THE MIND OF MAN WITHOUT GOD'S APPROVAL. WHAT IS THE RESULT? OFCOURSE A CURSE RESULTING INTO SICKNESSES AND PREMATURE DEATHS. WHAT SHOULD BE DONE? PROMOTE SEED AND SOIL.
AMEN. Genesis 1: 29
Thank you Mary. Please bring more attention to this debate. Let us hear from voices in your local region of understanding. GMO affects everyone! Share Project LEO with them!
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"Refusing GM technology will hold back efforts to alleviate poverty and hunger, to save biodiversity and protect the environment."
- Baron Marc Van Montagu, president of the European Federation of Biotechnology
“Even if GMOs did increase the yield, is that extra food going to go to the people who need it? The reality is it won't, because Monsanto is not the St. Vincent DePaul Society. They're out there to make a big profit"
- Fr. Sean McDonagh, Irish missionary and environmental writer
Thanks Changemakers, for the balanced perspective(s) / quote(s). We need to focus more on the purpose of GMO; not that GMO is going to solve anything. WE, yes WE all [here] must do the solving of POVERTY simply by putting our actions to work to feed the hungry (where our mouth eats] and NOT expect ANY food or the SEED it comes from, to change what WE are NOT willing to do. Freedom is in the hands of the NOT GUILTY. And we, the (healthy) eating ones, are bound by our ability to speak & act freely on this issue.
Why? Those [of us] who eat daily like there is NO POVERTY ON OUR PLANET willingly neglect poverty [unless, continually educated &/or talking about GMO, reminding others & changing our eating habits (with regard to buying GMO without knowing it / supporting it / NOT growing NON GMO seeds at home) as our priority] is a confession of ignorance or not doing everything WE the PEOPLE can to increase the debate; whether for "&" against is not the most important aspect.
GETTING LABELS TO ADMIT THE IGNORANCE ,'IS' IMPORTANT, 'WHILE' THE DEBATE grows/GOES ON (US, becoming familiar, desensitizing U.S. to GMO!)
LEO wants LABELS NOW: Make public acknowledgement/display of source(s), global education while testing / informative packaging media on every GMO born product & give "envelope pushing projects" like LEO a chance to REALLY change the GMO debate, IS important. Let the unknown become known & see what healing takes place or what big companies 'try' to do to our campaign. We'll naturally soar above them with public support!
Quotes to remember why VOTES do not matter when the cards are stacked against us.
"Sooner or later, GM crops will contaminate all the others and reach the consumer, whether in fields or in post-harvest."
- Silvia Ribeiro, Grupo ETC researcher
“…we can discuss further the benefits and risks of transgenic plants on a case-by-case basis, without criminalizing the entire biotechnology applied to agriculture. A knife can be used to cut meat, but also to kill someone. However, no one calls for a ban on its use. "
- Jaume LLoveras , Ramón Albajes e Ignacio Romagosa, professors at the University de Lleida
Imagine what it was like when King Solomon...yes, yes, yes...of course, we all know about him & how he was a wise (EDUCATED) man "OF HIS TIME" but who remembers "ANY" of that wisdom NOW-YES-NOW, "& is" able to live by that understanding?
ALL of our words [TODAY] mean nothing if they are not lived. Living through your words means, [YOU] as an example of your belief system [everything we understand] WILL be carried on by (y)our decendants. TRUST, that GMO, will teach it's offspring well, but there's always a "GOOD" seed in the bunch! To your [mental] health. a.
GMO has another friend helping to destroy (y)our children: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9137001/Why_every_child_needs_a_G...
"Working in the Commercial Salmon Industry in Kodiak, Alaska, gave me an understanding of the nature of eating fish; these creatures 'move continuously', swimming for life. If they stop, they could suffocate. Look at our children, suffocating from the atmosphere we encourage them to involve themselves in, sitting around, motionless, emotionless & starving on modified foods, packaged NOT solely for the purpose of sharing but for LONG-TERM SHELF-LIFE; like sitting still for indefinite periods of learning what...FROM A COMPUTER SCREEN?
IS THE INTERNET 'TEACHING'...ARE WE LEARNING...ABOUT LIFE OR DEATH; about health or where to spend energy in the sunshine or just more of the same. Are we, examples, sitting around chatting about the latest issues of so-called importance? When their/our health deteriorates, will we/they become a living lesson of poor focus? Children, like adults, have the FREE WILL to choose to become the example for another generation, to change its ways.
Those who do not DO, teach...only...? Lessons are best learned through example; allow all children to be teachers as they choose, life or death activities. Sounds extreme, yet we're sitting on our keesters, writing about the things we could be doing to further global health. All we can do is "BE" examples, not only talk of lifestyles of health...BE a life-style of HEALTH!!!"
"It's a very good fish. What most people realize when they actually see the fish, and have the opportunity to taste the fish, is it looks like a salmon, it behaves like a salmon, it is a salmon in every respect."
- Ron Stotish, Aqua Bounty CEO, creators of GMO salmon
“The fact that they are not going to let us know on the markets where we buy the fish whether they are genetically modified or not is to me a big issue, and I refuse to buy that fish."
- Eric Ripert, Executive Chef of four-star New York seafood restaurant, Le Bernardin
LABELS NEEDED! WOW! "...neither in favor nor against" or "out of touch with reality (farming for health)..."? Who adopts a child/seed/food they do not want to raise (over the long haul of health care)?
1) This is a direct example of ignoring the facts (choosing ignorance) at the cost of others (consumers). Each person buying food from 'these farmers' would be better educated if ONLY these farmers buyers/sellers packaging listed how the food made it into their hands. Education begins where ignorance ends; unless the ignorance is the beginning of mis-education. This root is the source of the health of our communities! What are we doing/saying...where are our communities...only on Facebook, Myspace, in emails...?
2) Africa's small farmers are NOT very different than my neighbors, growing enough food in their backyard to modestly feed a three person family (while storing winter-preserves) with help from other neighbors throughout a true community (how many exist anymore) & is the only real difference based on the country in which they (we) reside? It IS unfortunate that our focus is on GM seeds (GMO) & not educating the public immediately about GM foods entering the market today! We need LABELS, LABELS, LABELS, LABELS on products NOW!
Well, i must imagine that's what Changemakers.com will change through this competition? To spread or not to spread awareness...yes...or no...is the question? Please comment with your understanding of the impact of doing something now! Sow & grow! Let the tempo be the rhythm we hum as we plant delicious food ourselves! The future will sing along with US!
"Farmers in general are neither in favour of, nor against GM crops. They adopt whatever technologies promise them lower production costs, increased productivity or products of higher value…farmers in developing countries benefit from their cultivation."
- Luis Herrera-Estrella and Ariel Alvarez-Morales, the Department of Genetic Engineering of Plants
“GM seeds and the pesticides used with them are much too expensive for Africa’s small farmers. Those who promote this technology in developing countries are completely out of touch with reality."
- Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director of Friends of the Earth Nigeria and Chair of Friends of the Earth International
RICE...? Selling points... Or health points?: ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_A )
Vitamin A is found naturally in many foods: YUM broccoli! - Acc. to USDA database.
Note: bracketed values are retinol equivalences and percentage of the adult male RDA per 100g. Conversion of carotene to retinol varies from person to person and bioavailability of carotene in food varies.
"Golden Rice could probably supply 50% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamin A from a very modest amount—perhaps a cup—of rice, if consumed daily."
- American Society for Nutrition
“GE Golden Rice is an expensive research experiment. It is the least developed and most ecologically dangerous way to address vitamin A deficiency. In the long term, the single-crop approach of GE rice may be a serious threat to food security."
Why? What's the real 'root of saying' that a
"Failure to adopt wider use of GMOs…amounts to one of the great societal tragedies of the past quarter century"
- Henry Miller of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
“If they think this is the way to go we will end up with millions of small farmers all over the world being driven off their land into unsustainable, unmanageable, degraded and dysfunctional conurbations of unmentionable awfulness then you count me out. I think it will be an absolute disaster"
- Prince Charles
Back & forth...THE QUOTE DEBATE ARGUES ON; Big names say nay & Educated-names nay say! What's happening to all the joy of seeing life grow... & life that's going to give/feed you life... is it vanishing into the hands of GMOnsters? Why do they care if we get sick...who owns the medicine [companies] & the herbs or synthetic chemical-herbs (everything is learned from plants & animals-will plants & animals only be for testing, to build more GMO test platforms??) which over-the-conter drugs are designed after/in-the-name-of...? Yeah, in the name of what...?
What's Prince Charles words really mean to US when his life unfolds, as-it-does / as-he-sowed-it? And Henry Miller must have expounded more than that, on such an important subject, coming from the Hoover Institute? What's the purpose of QUOTES if not to encourage conversation? What...? Where's the conversation (group chats) taking this GMO competition? Hmmm?