Part 5 – OK, the sky is falling, what do I do, parting thoughts to ponder=]

What you can do to make a change  and what others are doing –

The modifications to nature are not going unnoticed!  Already we have two global seed banks with the express purpose of saving as much of the natural flora and fauna as possible before it is lost .  Not all loss is due to Monsanto of course, and never let yourself for a moment believe that I have left them alone to shoulder the burden!  Man in general has a way of killing off many species of plant and animal in our own never ending and insatiable drive to control and pave over ever increasing masses of land.  And one only need look into the mirror to see the reason why other men/women do these things.  It is because we as consumers demand it of them.  If no one bought what they sold, well, they wouldn’t sell it would they!

NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.

Granted, Monsanto has very neatly side stepped that situation of supply and demand, the foundation of capitalism, as we will all be eating their food if they continue their advance unchecked.

There are many people putting forth an effort to help stem the tide of this madness.  From grassroots organizations to large groups and even countries.  In an eerily foreshadowing effort, the first two groups here are noted for their work in preserving seeds on a scale that is very grand in scale and beyond most of our comprehension.

http://www.kew.org/ – The Royal Botanical Gardens in Surrey, The UK, and The Valbard Global Seed Vault in

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalbard_Global_Seed_Vault  – funded entirely by the Norweigian govt is lies 810 miles from the North Pole and is managed under terms spelled out in a tripartite agreement between the Norwegian government, the Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT) and the Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen). Its reason for being, in case of large scale regional or global crises.  Ongoing funding comes from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and governments world wide.  Inclusion of a seed in the vault is free of charge.  Getting your seeds after an apocalypse, good luck!

There are many groups and organizations as I had earlier mentioned in the seeming “fight” for our food.  It is due to their vast amount that I have focused on only these two as they represent the “Hail Mary” for our species.  What is more telling than making an underground vault for seeds.  If anything could more apocalyptic and telling, I hope to never learn of it.  Between Zombies, seemingly non-stop war and now being vegan and being scared of vegetables and what they may do to me, enough is enough.

One of the most productive measures you can take is the planting of a garden!  In relation to planting a garden, take a course or do some of your own research on how the body, your body, the one you walk around in daily and do stuff with, learn how it works.  Until you understand these two things, you aren’t going to get it.

Planting a garden is so profound in what it can teach you not only about your body and the world you live in, but it can give you, if you are open enough, to a truer understanding of time.  The true meaning of time, seasons, growing.  I know many of you think that your daily routine is based on time and you feel that you get it, I assure you, until you grow something, you don’t know time.

One of the primary reasons all the afore mentioned corruption of the natural flow of things are happening is due to a basic lack of understanding about natural systems and how we interact with them.  While in the face of an overwhelming amount of information which is steeped in government intrigue, James Bond like ploys to dominate the global food supply and needless death with subsequent cover-ups, it seems like this is a mere piddling of a thing. And yet, I beg to differ, this [learning about one’s own body and growing food] is one of the only ways we will effectively bring about the needed change to stop all of this madness from happening.   It is only because I have grown food and learned about my body that I know that what is happening with this company, while scientifically marvelous, has no place in a society filled by human beings, nor in a world governed by nature.

Read labels and only shop organic/local.  Expensive though it may be, have you recently checked into the inconvenience and costs associated with Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Obesity – Et Cetera?

YOU are what YOU eat.

You can actually care about the political process beyond voting day facebook commentary and hold your votes responsible, they are after all the ones who allow for key positions in the gov’t to be held by Monsanto employees

Don’t believe anything you read/hear, including this, do your own research and as always and most importantly, use the tool of common sense.

If of course you can still remember how to use it!

A decent company wouldn’t have so many lawsuits, nor the need to refute so many different things, they are refuting suicides, lawsuits, adverse health effects, I have never seen a company that was truly and legitimately clean have to defend so many topics.

Monsanto is literally charged with everything from murder to bribery, extortion, theft, coercion, frivolous lawsuit, illegal dumping, cover ups…. It truly begs the question does it not?

They are being charged globally.

How the Farmers are getting hornswaggled…

Coming back to the farmer, once everyone starts a process, if you are into competition and market share, making the most money you can etc. it quickly becomes apparent that you will have to go Monsanto’s way, at least it is apparent in the beginning, if you are to keep up with your neighboring farmers.

Reduced need to plow soil in order to control weeds results in less man hours and gasoline expense, being able to plant entire fields rather than rows gives and  reduced damage by insects gives way to greater yields to market.  Of course all of this is tied with the pretty ribbon of ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP.  If you buy our seed, you will be having a more beneficial impact on the environment.

Further, on the website you see the phrase, buy from an independent seed dealer near you.  Well, buying from an independent dealer is all well and good, just let it be known that all independent dealers get their seed from the same source!  It’s so full of trickery that it literally boggles the mind.

Now we see that grocery stores are only carrying certain shapes and colors when it comes to fruits and vegetables, one of Monantos key selling points in their seed line are quicker yields, bigger yields, and a uniform shape and color.  When it comes to buying based on shape and color, do you think you can identify where that began, did it begin with Monsanto or with you the buyer?

In response to the weeds, we see a whole new area of concern emerging.

The idea initially is to be able to grow with the minimum of work on the farmers part.  We do away with plowing, pulling weeds by hand etc.  Now, we see an entire group of Glysophate resistant weeds springing up across the country.

No longer is the roundup working, further, the weeds that it once worked on have come back exponentially stronger and grow many times as fast.

The first resistant species to pose a serious threat to agriculture was found in a Delaware soybean field in 2000. Since then, the problem has spread, with 10 resistant species in at least 22 states infesting millions of acres, predominantly soybeans, cotton and corn, the primary and first modified plants for the Monsanto Company.

“The biotech industry is taking us into a more pesticide-dependent agriculture when they’ve always promised, and we need to be going in, the opposite direction.”  -Bill Freese, a science policy analyst for the Center for Food Safety in Washington.

Far from solving problems, farmers now find themselves where they were 20 years ago, plowing, which, excuse me for being silly, but I thought that was a key component of being a farmer, pulling weeds by hand and spraying now more, both in volume and toxicity, chemicals to control the weeds.  Chemicals as we learned earlier are taken in by the plant and delivered to us when we eat them…

Hmmmmm.

Farm experts say that such efforts could lead to higher food prices, lower crop yields, rising farm costs and exponentially greater pollution of land and water.

“It is the single largest threat to production agriculture that we have ever seen.”  -Andrew Wargo III, the president of the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts.

Lastly they keep making the claim that what they are inserting is safe, and based on sound science and research “it” is safe, the problem is not what is being inserted, the problem is the process of insertion and the resultant product.  Little pieces of gold painted with chromosomes are fired into the nuclei of cells which then break apart the genetic double-helix and as it recombines it assimilates the new genetics and creates a new species.  To base the safety of a product using only its components and not the overall process and final product is about as tricky as one can hope to be!  For what is a thing if not the sum of its components?!?

Lastly, dong forget the lawsuits and strong arming tat Monsanto uses against farmers, from private detectives, helicopter fly-overs, local police forces all the way to the Supreme Court and even the laws of the land.

Parting thoughts for you to ponder…..

In speaking about their seed production process and their commitment to quality, ‘Regardless of what phase each of our pipeline products is in, every single one aims to make agriculture more productive, more profitable for farmers and more efficient and sustainable for our planet.’.  And yet,  everything they have created thus in the history of the company from its first product to now, is by far some of the most damaging products to ever grace the Planet and the Nature therein.

“Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job” – Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications.   This statement speaks volumes about the company and what they think of you.  Read again.

There is a new world forming, you will be a part of it, or you will be its burden, both for your family and self.  Make up your mind and use common sense as your guide….

Soon.

You are what you eat.

In my humble estimation it has not been since the East India Trading Company that there has been a single company so very crucial to that of the government in which it was started.  As this company grows to an ever greater in its size and hold over the world as a multi-national corporation, the U.S. Gov’t will have to make more and more concessions, it will have to bow ever lower lest it lose the edge that the company currently gives it.  It is one thing to imagine this company rewriting natures laws in other countries under the control of the U.S. Gov’t, it is quite another story entirely to lose illusion of control and see the company find a new country to call home, a new master to serve, much as the genie in Alladins’ lamp, one must wonder does the genie work for me, or I for it?

I will leave you from a most fitting comment from the Bible as I can think of no better way to say the last 13 pages in one sentence so beautifully ironic as it pertains to the subject:

Matthew 7:1….  Wherefore by their fruits Ye shall know them.

Part 4 – What does GMO even mean, for me and for the world I live in?

What does GMO mean for you and who is affected by them?

Lets first look at who is most effected by GMO’s.   As a general rule of thumb, we know that corn, soy, wheat and cotton are now modified.  Given that a majority of the foods that are pre packaged in a grocery store that use these same basic ingredients in an ever increasing number of formulations and permutations; from cookies to pasta, bread, crackers, chips, oils, flavors, sweeteners, Et Cetera!  Basically if you eat anything that is pre packaged and contains one or more of those ingredients; corn, soy, wheat or cotton, you are affected!

Currently 70 percent of the foods in a supermarket are genetically modified…   And now the veggies are going that way as well.

The only real defense you have, and as time marches by this turns into “had”, is buying foods labeled “organic”, this is not a reliable defense as the term organic is currently going through some changes by the FDA and USDA and may no longer keep you safe from GMO as one of the primary tools used by Monsanto is the relative sameness of GMO and their natural counterparts.  In other words, the FDA is all for agreeing that a GMO corn exhibits enough general characteristics, and shared traits, that there is essentially no difference between the two, ergo, nothing further need be done.  It’s all good!

That’s weird, because corn A creates its own insecticide [BT Toxin, ruptures bugs stomaches] and corn B does not.

Speaking of corn, reminds me of potatoes, which always make me think of fries which invariably leads to me thinking of McDonalds and then, oh hey, did you know the president of McD’s sits on the Monsanto board of Directors…

Interesting…

Cancer and other fun health problems…

The reports for the carcinogenic effects of GMO’s is beginning to become overwhelming.  Scientists from around the world are finding more and more instances of cancers, food allergies, internal system failures, birth development/disabilities, etc., that all seem to point back to Monsanto.  Well, not Monsanto directly, but to GMO foods, which, currently Monsanto makes 70-90 percent of them globally, so, yeah, points back to Monsanto.  Monsanto’s own scientists urge further testing and I want you to guess what Monsanto’s response to all this has been…

C’mon, guess!

Give up?  Ok, I’ll tell you.

An increase in the speed at which new strains of GMO foods can be brought to market, by working with the FDA to ensure smooth transitioning of products as quickly as possible.  Much of this started with the Bush Sr. Presidential administration and was further enhanced by the Clinton administration.  One of the platforms for Mr. Bush’s election campaign was – DEREGULATION.

Let us not forget  to mention the huge amounts of disease related to the spraying of the “necessary” chemicals on the crops and the contamination of land and water.  RoundUp for instance has a long list of health problems associated with it use.

These plants, so you know,  have been engineered to work with RoundUp…  Now that my friends is weird, unless of course you think the human animal works better on a diet of complex chemical poisons

It should be noted by those of you who do not understand the whole situation with plants, they absorb everything in their environment.  Water, minerals from the soil, etc.  This is what makes plants so necessary in our lives, without them we would not have natural vitamins and minerals.  The cows and pigs you eat would not have any life to then give to your burgers and bacon, though of course the amount of actual plant mater is becoming less and less, they are actually eating primarily a mix of corn and, oddly enough, the recycled remains of other cows and as I was surprised to find out recycled remains of dogs and cats from animal shelters.

True story, but it is for another article, in the mean time look it up for yourself, rendering plants is  a good place to start.

Due to this proclivity of plants absorbing things, one can easily then make the inference that spraying copious amounts of herbicide or insecticide and in most cases both, will not bode well for the human eating said plant as these chemicals do not break down easily if at all.

A study done of roundup showed that after 30 days, it had degraded by 2 percent of its original spray potency.  This of course does not make for good eatin!

-Loss of natural diversity which is crucial to long term survival of species [Ireland potatoe disaster]

One of the many forerunners in the current debate over GMO foods and the subsequent seeming takeover of the global food supply by Monsanto is the inherent loss of bio diversity.  One of the worst recorded effects of loss of diversity and its relation to humans would be the Irish potato famine.

In looking at the Irish potato famine we see some a most startling comparison to what is currently happening in the United States and slowly the rest of the world.  Simply supplant The English Government with Monsanto and play the story through! – insert Irish potato famine wiki link

I digress.  The way land use and rights were set up in Ireland relating to their governance by the crown and the systems in place of the British Gov’t, it came to a point where the only crop capable of being grown a plenty with which the peasant farmers could survive upon was the garden variety potato.  Through an ever increasing demand by the land owners of the farmers, both in output of crops and for money for land leases, the farmer had no choice but to survive off potatoes and water.

At the height of this, there was a blight, in this case a fungus which ruined the potato, the result was a 20-25 percent decrease in the population of Ireland.

The similarities are so shocking and I hadn’t even drawn them until writing this article!  Imagine if all the imports of food to the US stopped what would you have left over from the US commercial farms considering that 70 percent of the farmland is growing GMO wheat, corn, soy and cotton.  Really think about it, because it is through not thinking that history always gains a foothold to repeat itself.

Imagine another scenario, imagine if we find out that this GMO food is truly damaging to the body, i.e., another 5 years of study until finally we feel we MUST pay attention.  Imagine if this food suddenly turns upon itself, or nature turns upon it, a blight upon the clean sheet of nature and God, shunned by the land itself and turned to dust.

While I speak poetically, it is already happening with Roundup resistant weeds.  Nature is turning, so to speak, against Monsanto.  More on this in a bit.

Loss of natural insects

Another very dire consequence of Monsanto and GMO products which is generally accepted by the scientific community, that Glysophate, or as braded and sold, RoundUp, is directly responsible for the loss of Bee’s.  As you may or may not know, if we were to lose the bee’s, food as we know it would end, this is a simple and unalterable fact of nature.  No food, no HUMANS.

And it doesn’t stop with RoundUp, the country of Poland banned the growing of a corn strain,  MON810.  Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki, says that the pollen originating from this GM strain may actually be devastating the already dwindling bee population.
What is even scarier is that instead of striking at the root cause, the chemicals, Monsanto seems to want to now do what it does to fix anything, modify the cause and not focus on the problem.

Monsanto recently acquired the company Beeologics.  This company has been studying ways to help prevent bee colony collapse and identify the reasons behind it and was generally considered experts in the field by the USDA.

The USDA who also happens to own the terminator seed patent and is currently chaired by a former Monsanto employee.

What can we expect now that this company is owned by Monsanto?

Oh God…

One aspect of GMO use and that which is supported by the US Governments inclusion on the patent, is that of the Terminator seeds as mentioned earlier.  Currently Monsanto products are planted in over 200 million acres worldwide and the number is growing at an exponential rate.  Once a farmer is using Monsanto products, logistically it is EXTREMELY difficult to begin growing conventionally again.

That being said, why would you need guns when you could simply withhold food?  Monsanto is always there at any natural disaster to provide “Relief” to the affected country, many countries accept it some make moral statements such as Haiti and burn the seed on the docks.  I say ‘make statements’ as they end up planting it anyway!

At the current rate of consumption, Monsanto is definitely headed to being the number one seed supplier globally, and that they are aligned with all the other seed owning pharmaceuticals around the world, one could reasonably argue that they are already firmly in control!  What better weapon, again as I stated in the beginning of this, the last time I have seen a project  so very vile in nature and grand in scheme is the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, although that time it was water and it was only South America.  Now we have a real world threat that pertains to the WORLDS FOOD SUPPLY!  Who amongst us will fill Bonds role I wonder?

One place I did not expect to find Monsanto was the meat isle and ‘surprise surprise’ it seems Monsanto has it in for meat eaters as well as vegans!

Genetically altered pigs and cows, this, to me, displays a lack of basic humanity  to the core.  And yet, coming from a company that has dealt with scientists from the Third Reich to creating the first nuclear weapon, no, we needn’t even go there, though it is true, no, we need to again, look in the mirror.  Look at what humans have allowed themselves to be capable of.  Slavery of our own species exists to this day, anyone who buys a diamond wedding band has partaken in it!  Sex Slavery, Child Labor Slavery, Indentured Servitude, slavery is so far and wide, the slavery of animals is only just now beginning to pique the interest of the public.  In fact, it has become such a tipping point that may states are now providing criminal penalties for people caught or suspected of taking slaughterhouse video depicting the treatment therein.  Of course, many people simply refuse to watch it and continue about business as normal, for after all, that is the way of the masses.  To remain ignorant in such times is truly a bliss that is hard won.  It is a daily choice in order to remain ignorant and unchanging.

I will leave you now with a teeny tiny bit of homework before we head into the homestretch for this article…  Take a look at these two web pages and tell me what you think.  I want especially the meat eaters to take a look, ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIKE BACON!

http://www.newsham.com/products/terminal/ebx/

http://www.newsham.com/products/

By the way, “Terminal” represents the pigs that will become your food.

Part 3 – Damn the Farmers and Full Speed Ahead!

What Else is helping to contribute to their proliferation?

While it seems that things are only just beginning, that is largely, again, due to a general lack of education by the masses.  As we have read, things have been happening for some time now.  While most of it has been not general public knowledge, it has been the knowledge of the farming industry and yet, seemingly, there seems to be little to no help for us the consumer from that arena.

It isn’t on purpose to be sure.  Monsanto has used a most derisive and studious campaign against the very suppliers of food.  Some parts bullying and strong arming, others simply through the system of capitalism and finance, the average Mid Western farmer is now waaaay out of their depth.

There are myriad ways in which Monsanto is slowly taking over the growing practices of Farmers GLOBALLY.

Here in the USA, the methods are fairly direct and spit in the very face of freedom and the “Victory Gardens” that brought us to the forefront of the Global Community as a SuperPower.

One method is suing of farmers for apparently stealing the crop.  This is determined if there is any of the GM crop on the farmers field, which is verified by spraying the field with RoundUp.  If any crop survives, it is GM and therefore owned by Monsanto.  So now we have a twofold trap.  One, in order to prove or disprove an entire crop will be destroyed (assuming that it is not GM), and, if the crop is found, the farmer is sued and either then serves Monsanto or loses everything.

You may be thinking as I once was, “well, if the crop is there, the farmer obviously stole it!’.  Would it were so easy.  The seeds of Monsanto are much stronger than their conventional counterparts.  If they are planted in fields beside a non-Monsanto field, there are EXTREMELY high odds that the non GMO field will be cross pollinated and cause the non GMO plants to now become Genetically modified, it’s simply how it works, of course you may feel free to look it up!  Trucks that carry the seed from one place to another often lose seeds due to airflow over the bed of the truck, they blow out, and seeds will get into non GMO fields where they will grow and again, contaminate the rest of the crop.

Now perhaps you are thinking, well, if we know all of this, then it should be no problem to prove the farmer didn’t want that seed there and no harm no foul.  You are wrong.

Numerous states now, due to Monsanto lobbyists have enabled congress to push through what is commonly known as “Anti-Democracy” laws.  These laws are numerous, essentially a whole bundle of laws which block a farmer from counter suing or even initially suing if their fields are contaminated and all rights automatically go to Monsanto.  Further these laws prevent the local farmers and citizens from having a decision in the planting of GMO crops, it will be instead on the State level.  The state level of course being run by the very people who allowed the pro-Monsanto law to be passed, ergo, you know how that is going to go.

Further, Monsanto has now made it near impossible to save seeds via the FDA, by making seed cleaning equipment and procedures so convoluted in both paperwork and finance, as to be pointless, for instance, every specific strain of seed must have its own line of equipment, in many cases making the seed cleaning equipment itself illegal if it does not meet standards so ridiculously stringent that there is no point to owning it.

There are now numerous laws in place which require stringent controls over the cleanliness of actual seed during storage and its proximity to manure and other common conditions in the farm which make the average farmer trying to save seed go bankrupt.  It makes buying seed from Monsanto a much cheaper way to go.  These are laws of the land now upheld by the U.S. government, allowed by the people of the U.S.A.

It’s interesting to note that the laws prohibit use of seed that may be tainted by manure, but make no mention of seed tainted by pesticides and herbicides, and if you, a human are ever in your life given the choice to drink and herbi- or insecticide OR eat cow shit, go for the shit, at least you won’t die.  It will taste like, well, like shit, try drinking a quarter cup of any of the chemicals, I guarantee you will be OOC [Out of Commision] for days at the very least, and the whole time you will wish you were dead.

Perhaps now you’re thinking, well, no worries, we just take it to the Supreme Court.

While highly idealized, the road to the Supreme Court is EXTREMELY expensive, you must first wade through literally thousands of hours of litigation, moving through the local and state system before applying to be seen at the pinnacle of law for the land.  The average farmer who is usually in debt compared to a multinational giant will never make it this far.

Should they somehow be able to pull it off, they will find themselves in front of U.S. Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas.  In every case that has come before Mr. Thomas he has ALWAYS ruled in favor of Monsanto.  Every case concerning Monsanto that reaches the U.S. Supreme Court goes before Mr. Thomas.

Judge Clarence Thomas was head legal counsel for Monsanto before becoming a US Supreme Court Judge.

Are you beginning to have an understanding?

In addition to this one huge roadblock to democracy, there are many other ways that this is continuing to happen unabated and regardless of scientific data showing that GMO’s and the procedures required for them to grow, may not be the best thing for humans or the planet.

For one, there is a revolving door policy to the US Government, many people do not know about it and yet, that is due to a simple lack of research and education.  What this refers to is, well, we just spoke about it.  Judge Clarence Thomas would be an apt demonstration of the revolving door and how it helps Monsanto be in the position that it is.

Based on what we have seen with this policy, once Mr. Thomas retires from his position as a U.S. Supreme Court judge, he will be offered a position once again within the Monsanto group of corporations.

This is currently in play for the key members in the FDA, the EPA, the US Dept. of Agriculture.  The come from Monsanto and go back to Monsanto.   This is true of many aspects of our lives, from Meat and Dairy industry to pharmaceutical and weapons manufacturers.  They all have a voice in the US Gov’t, and yet, where is YOURS?

I’m hoping that by now you are wondering how they even got control over plants in the first place?

This has been done, again, though our court system and is largely tied to many lawsuits and confusion involving medicine and owning certain strains of let’s say, cancer and other diseases.  The owning of “Disease” is an extremely profitable market in which a company that wishes to test a drug, must first lease the genes involved for trial from the company that owns the particular strain of said disease!

Monsanto, lest you forget is one of the major players in the pharmaceutical industry…  This company is no joke, seriously.

This later played so well into Monsanto’s hand.  It is also crucial in that they still do not own the actual product.. YET.  They own traits of said product which is why they sue for having their version of corn on your field and not corn in general.  There is still time to take back food.

Currently 90 percent of GMO’s in the world being grown belong to Monsanto.  70 percent of corn, soy, wheat and cotton grown in the US are Monsanto owned and that number is growing, eventually they will essentially “own “ by default all of the corn, soy, wheat and cotton.

Tricky, Tricky…

Another very tricky and little known, though easily verified; all of this is easily verified via the internet and if you are truly diligent, backed up in books all over the world, none of this is difficult to find, it is in the open to be sure, albeit in a scattered sort of way which is why I am putting it together for you, very basically of course, in a personal renewed effort to try and bring some respect and self sufficiency back to the citizens of the United States of America.

So, tricky, Monsanto co-owns the terminator seed patent with USDA.  Your first though may be, what does that even mean…

A terminator seed or G. U. R. T.’s – Genetic Use Restriction Technologies, make the subsequent harvest of seeds for replanting from the initial harvest IMPOSSIBLE,  i.e., if you plant this here seed of corn once it matures, all of its seed will be sterile, you will not be able to plant them and reap another harvest, you will instead have to go back to the company [Monsanto] and purchase another set of seed and do this every year hence forth and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on and, oh my, what are we doing with our planet?

This all became a reality in March 1998 when the US Patent Office granted Patent No. 5,723,765 to Delta & Pine Land (which Monsanto then purchased in 2007) for a patent titled, Control of Plant Gene _Expression. The patent is owned jointly, according to Delta & Pine’s Security & Exchange Commission 10K filing, ‘by D&PL and the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture.’

The patent has global coverage and during more in depth research of the official D&PL SEC [Securities and Exhange Commision] filing, ‘The patent broadly covers all species of plant and seed, both transgenic (GMO-ed) and conventional, for a system designed to allow control of progeny seed viability without harming the crop’(sic),’ and,  D&PL claims, ‘One application of the technology could be to control unauthorized planting of seed of proprietary varieties…by making such a practice non-economic since non-authorized saved seed will not germinate, and, therefore, would be useless for planting.’

Again – …both transgenic AND CONVENTIONAL…  So they will also own the plant your parents grew up with.  I hope you are asking yourself how this is even possible.

The overall use of this technology is sadly put into clear focus when we read the following, again, taken directly from the patent… ‘the prospect of opening significant worldwide seed markets to the sale of transgenic technology in varietal crops in which crop seed currently is saved and used in subsequent seasons as planting seed.’

WOW, mans saving seed for thousands of years and bringing the humans on this planet to this point will now be wiped out with bureaucracy for the sake of money all because the citizens, YOU, did nothing.

That is truly what the business model for these seeds is, the areas where people save seeds from year to year is now being targeted for this product.  WOW.  Really, what a world we find ourselves to day if only we open our eyes to what is happening.

Keep in mind, this is what is currently happening.  You do understand that, it is happening right now and has been happening since the ‘90’s…

One thing I find most interesting of all is that on the Monsanto website you will read, ‘Monsanto has never developed or commercialized a sterile seed product. Sharing many of the concerns of small landholder farmers, Monsanto made a commitment in 1999 not to commercialize sterile seed technology in food crops. We stand firmly by this commitment. We have no plans or research that would violate this commitment in any way.

And yet, there is a patent that says not only are they made, but they are ready to use as they have potential scenarios already in mind, and that I the beauty of their Public Relations campaign, for we know that they DIDN’T create the seeds, they merely bought the company later on, and yes, they haven’t made them public… yet.  For as we continue reading, we see them talk about if they ever were to make them public, i.e. commercialize them, they would first ask the shareholders.

Thank goodness for that, we see how the shareholders are looking out for everyone’s best interest so far!

We will be talking about terminator or GURT seeds later as they are potentially the foremost tool for warfare.  Control the Food/Water, you control the people.  Think, US FOREIGN aid…

“In order to feed the world’s growing population, farmers must produce more food in the next fifty years than they have in the past 10,000 years combined..” – Monsanto Website

This is by far one of the loudest platforms to the public sector, i.e., you and I, which is used to explain why we “need” a company Monsanto.

In using the rapidly expanding rate of humans as a soap box, Monsanto is legitimizing its slow takeover of food.  By extolling the virtues of increased yield and lack of loss due to drought, insects etc., they hope to achieve a world in which no one starves.

But, that’s a lie.

A little research on this and we find it is a total sham.  For this explanation, I introduce you to Tristram Stuart who is most noted for his work in just how much food we waste per day on a global scale and why we waste it.

Surprisingly, one of the foremost reasons mentioned for throwing away food is that it doesn’t “look” right for sale to the public.  Coupled with laws of the land and insurance companies and all else that go into our modern lives, this food must be destroyed.  This is, in essence, you the food purchasers direct influence.

The labeling.  Monsanto fought and lost the rBGH labeling fight with milk, but recently won the California Proposition 37 fight.  This win, was a huge success for Monsanto as California is of such crucial import to the way the rest of the country does things.  California was once one of the bigger economies in the world, so this win is huge.

This win kept labels off foods containing GMO’s.  Had this won, we may have seen a sudden turnaround in the direction our food is going.  For instance, once labeling happened with milk, many people quit buying milk from cows treated with rBGH, to the point that largest producers of cheese and milk had to convince people that it wasn’t in their milk as they were losing too many customers once the research came out linking this to all manner of disease, especially focused on pregnant mothers and new born babies.

Now, had the labeling law been enacted, I firmly believe that we would have seen a veritable food apocalypse.  Can you imagine people suddenly realizing that over half the foods they ate were GMO, hell, half the people buying the food don’t even know this is going on all of a sudden, they would walk into the super market and half the food they take home, for some all of the food taken home would have this new label on it.  There would have been a surge of interest and in that surge a good many facts would have come out which may have been debilitating to the current plan to modify the food supply!

What else is happening to allow this company to continue with a relatively insane business idea?

The website itself is written in a very beautiful form of Layerese.  Facts are turned round upon themselves and language is written so delicately about such deep and troublesome subjects that at the end you truly believe that this company is here for you.

In one instance regarding Agent Orange, Monsanto states, ‘We believe that the adverse consequences alleged to have arisen out of the Vietnam War, including the use of Agent Orange, should be resolved by the governments that were involved.’

Hmmm, well, quite a response if I do say so myself.

Many many such instances are found on the website, I invite you to take a look.  Look carefully, one such instance is the one mentioned before that shows just how deep they will go with wordsmithing – Terminator seeds.

In every case, Monsanto is diverting responsibility to others, and in some cases, to the “Old Monsanto”, remember them, when the company in 2000 broke into old and new.  Amazing, what is more amazing is that people accept this.  Again, the problem isn’t Monsanto, it’s we the people that allow it to happen.  Never for a moment divest yourself of blame as Monsanto is doing, you are the consumer, ergo, you are at fault.

Part 2: Monsanto – He who forgets the past is doomed to repeat it.

MONSANTO-1

How It Came To Be So…  A Brief and Cheery History of Monsanto.

“The Company” was started in 1901 by a Mr. John Francis Queeny, in St. Louis Missouri, once a great hub, if not the hub of industry for the United States as it essentially connected the East and West.  I learned this when I rode through it on my bicycle.

For me the sugar company roots of her, Mrs. Queeny’s, maiden name MONSANTO, father in Puerto Rico seem to be a key component of the Monsanto corporations success with their first notable business boom, Saccharin, which was then sold to Coca-Cola.  Saccharin as you may or may not know is an artificial sweetener that has a most dubious history and appears to only have made it through the FDA with much pressure from Monsanto itself and the odd fact that many personnel from Monsanto end up in the US government in strategic roles, strategic to its own ends of course, and vice versa, many US Government personnel will end up in Monsanto or its subsidiary companies once they decide to put their public servant (HA!), lives to a close or at the very least in a few cases, a brief hiatus…

With the success of Saccharin now under Monsanto’s belt, the movement went towards other food related additives and compounds, such as Vanillin, which is used as flavoring in foods.  This is a cash “crop” so to speak, as demand for vanilla far outpaces the ability of vanilla beans to supply, further in the 70’s more than half the worlds vanillin was used in the production of fine chemicals, these are very complex, single, and pure chemicals used in production of most all chemical compounds; from pharmaceuticals to agrochemicals.

This new endeavor was accompanied by Aspirin, which goes without saying the enormous demand that follows that pill, Salicyclic Acid (active ingredient in Aspirin and in anti-acne treatments, like Oxy, who knew!) and rubber processing chemicals.

We now see Monsanto’s first international corroboration in the form of a partnership with Graesser’s Chemical Works in Wales, England.

The year is now 1920 and the company is now beginning to produce Sulfuric acid, which is a principal substance in the chemical industry, uses range from domestic drain cleaners, mineral processing, oil refining, fertilizer manufacturing, wastewater processing, chemical synthesis and lead-acid batteries.  The company also now starts producing PCB’s, or by their true name, PolyChlorinated Biphenal’s.  PCB’s most commonly used in coolant systems, from your cars AC to temperature regulation of high power electricity devices such as transformers and also in commonplace items like wallpaper and household paints, adhesives and many others due to their fire retardant capabilities.  PCB’s would later be considered by some, the most toxic substance created by man.

Worldwide the production has thought to be completely ended as of 2000, due to all countries uniformly outlawing them.

The environmental damage done due to dumping legal and illegal is beyond estimate, and the cost of properly destroying the chemicals is so high and complex that it is not used and the entire situation has essentially been swept under the rug so to speak.  You can still see completely sealed off buildings which are contaminated with PCB’s in the U.S. which will remain that way until they fall down of their own accord.  They aren’t torn down as there is no safe place to put the scraps, that’s how toxic this stuff is… Wow.

It is interesting to note the highest concentrations of airborne PCB contaminants is found in City Centers and gradually reduces as one moves away from the center.  Some places where there was a large amount of dumping, in the U.S. – Indiana, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts and the Great Lakes will be polluted for many years to come, well into your children’s children lives if not farther.  The site in Wales England where Monsanto created this product continues to leak into groundwater supplies to this very day.

Now the year is 1940-ish and we see Monsanto getting involved in some very interesting work indeed.

An executive for Monsanto, a Mr. Charles Allen Thomas who was married to a Mrs. Margaret Talbott, obtained the use of their families Runnymede Playhouse on the Talbott estate, in order to extract and refine the polonium to be used in the neutron triggering devices that cause detonation.  The Playhouse was not able to return to its former use as a community playhouse with indoor squash, tennis courts and ballroom as it was simply too radioactive and later had to be buried in Tennessee, some distance from its original location in Dayton, Ohio.  This was the Dayton project.

The Mound Laboratory was part of the Dayton Works, the program to develop Nuclear Weapons in accordance with the Manhattan Project, which was the overall program controlled by the United States Army in partnership with Canada and the United Kingdom.  This site and the project itself was managed by the Monsanto corporation.

At the same time we are building nuclear weapons, Monsanto begins the manufacture of  DDT or as it is truly known DichloroDiphenylTrichloroethane.  First synthesized in 1874, its insecticide properties were later discovered in 1939 and it was used with great success in treating outbreaks of Malaria and Typhus in the second half of WWII.  In 1944 Monsanto along with 15 other companies [most of which were or would be connected to Monsanto] begin its production, ultimately allowing in 1948 for Swiss Scientists Paul Herman Muller to receive the Nobel prize for discovering its efficacy against bugs.   In 1962 a book by Rachel Carson named Silent Spring was published about the negative effects of indiscriminate spraying of poisons, focused on DDT, and this is generally considered the birth of the Environmental Movement.

It was then banned in the USA in 1972 after a long list of law suits, counter suits, and a general public distrust of industry.  Even with the ban in ’72, as late as 1995 over 300 tons were distributed to foreign markets.  Distributed from the U.S.

The ban became global with the Stockholm Convention in 2004 for agricultural use and is now only permittable for vector controls and of course it is still used illegally.  The U.S. Ban is considered by scientists as the main reason the U.S. Bald Eagle, the irony, made a return from the brink of extinction.  Apparently DDT weakens egg shells to the point of killing he yet unborn baby chics.

Skipping ahead to 1954 we see a partnership with the German company Bayer in order to create a sub company – Mobay, to market polyurethanes in the US.  It can only be assumed that Bayers initial attempts at marketing were thwarted by the companies in-depth involvement with WWII and their use of Slave Labor in concentration camps and that they were one of the primary manufacturers of the infamous, Zyklon B, the gas used to kill concentration camp inmates – en masse.

Further, it should be documented that the executive of Bayer at that time of the war, Fritz Tee Meer was imprisoned during the Nuremburg War Crimes Tribunal for 7 years, after which he was re-instated as head of the supervisory board of Bayer in 1956.  This was of course during the time that Monsanto was working with them to sell plastics to all of your parents and grandparents, many of whom died fighting those men.

Irony.

Further, it should be known that the trajectory and overall business model of Bayer and Monsanto are essentially the same.  Consisting of an Umbrella corporation which directly controls the actions of a myriad of subsidiary holdings around the world, including but not limited too – pharmaceuticals, chemicals, weapons, agricultural, technological and of course, ones that we will never know of.

As an aside, it is interesting to note that Bayer was the company who discovered and marketed  Heroin – diacetylmorphine, and was sold under their label as a cough treatment up until WWI.

The joint company created by Monsanto and Bayer, Mobay was almost sued in the 1990’s by the US Gov’t as they refused to sell a chemical which is crucial in the development of Sarin Gas, an extremely lethal nerve agent that has many similarities to convention insecticide.  The true depth of this one fact may leave those of you who delve deeply equal parts shocked, relieved and perhaps filled with a little [or a lot of] WTF…?

There were many more “first’s”, from pharmaceuticals, to LED’s, the technology that would make the proliferation of digital clocks and watches possible, to Astro-Turf, one of my personal most despised inventions by man, fake grass .

The next paragraph will be the crux of what brings us to where we are today, it is one of the single most important applications of knowledge and business principle by Monsanto.  What is it…?

One of the most important firsts for Monsanto was the application of its pharmaceutical business model to Agriculture.  Not exactly what Hippocrates [considered globally as the originator of medicine] was thinking when he said, “Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”.

In 1985 Monsanto picked up the G.D. Searle Company for 2.7 BILLION in CASH.  In Cash…  This was then spun off into the Nutrasweet company, foremost maker of Aspartame.  We now have two of the world’s most controversial sweeteners owned by the same company.  Both sweeteners are in never ending review for their carcinogenic properties and the highly sketchy way that they were both allowed into the mainstream by the FDA which, coincidentally has been chaired at numerous times by former Monsanto employees and government officials who later become Monsanto employees.

In 1994 Monsanto made available to the world rBGH – which stands for Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone.  This allows, in relation to their other invention rBST – Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin, for the increased “yield” of milk from an individual cow by mimicking the naturally occurring hormones resultant from pregnancy .  This was then marketed under the name Posilac and was later sold to Eli Lilly (2008), for cash and “additional consideration”.

The hormone rBGH in the cow, drastically increases mastitis, an extremely painful infection of the udder, which for many of you is no big deal, HOWEVER, this leads to exponential increases of antibiotics and pus in the milk you drink.  In fact 70% of all antibiotic use in the U.S.A. is for livestock, which is why we now have ever increasing amounts of superbugs.

Further, rBGH is currently outlawed in most countries around the world, including Canada which is usually lockstep with USA FDA regulations.

In 1996 we see the purchase of Agracetus and Dekalb, Dekalb being the premier producer of corn seed and genetically engineered corn seed as of their joint venture with Pfizer pharmaceuticals in 1982, resulting in Dekalb –Pfizer genetics which was later changed to Dekalb Corp in 1985 and the seed business was Dekalb Genetics and was a standalone company by 1988.  Agracetus was the company that had pioneered genetically modified cotton of which Monsanto had licensed the tech since 1991, and the company that created the Flavr Savr tomato.

By the year 2000, Monsanto had separated itself into two separate companies, both named Monsanto and both having the same corporate offices.  One is responsible for all lawsuits resulting from the myriad chemical catastrophes, the other is solely responsible for advanced genetic research in the agricultural field.  It also helps to protect stock prices and as time goes by, the New Monsanto can further separate itself from the Old Monsanto, thereby hiding its past.  We all know about hiding of ones past.

In 2007 in order to purchase one of the largest genetic cotton suppliers, it had to divest itself of its other cotton holdings, the largest of which was sold to BAYER, whom we know they worked extensively with since WWII.  It is during this same time that Monsanto let go of it’s genetic program dealing with swine and sold its Newsham Genetics which remixes pigs.

Oh, you may not have known, it isn’t just vegetables, it is BEEF and PORK as well…  Vegans AND meat eaters are up the creek.

As of 2008 with the purchase of de Ruiter Seeds, Monsanto became the largest seed holder in the world.  It is also very interesting to note that ALL of the world’s leading conventional seed suppliers are now owned by pharmaceutical companies.  It is also important to note that as of this time, Monsanto is now 100 percent in the Agricultural business.  All other business, according to the public eye, have been sold off.  Monsanto only does Agriculture.  It is also interesting to note that all sell offs, except for one of their smaller cotton companies, have been sold to friends of Monsanto, long term partners, which begs the question, have they been sold off or has  the Monsanto family grown new branches on an infinitely confusing family tree…

At this point, Monsanto is now working very closely with Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Bayer, Pharmacia Upjohn and BASF.  If you know anything about this, you would do well to be very wary of a  web made of these companies.

 

Part 1 – Monsanto and how we allow this to happen by way of our Children…

If you Eat Food, Please Read…

This is written for those of you reading who eat food.

You are what YOU eat.

All facts  and situations written about below may be found in multiple locations on the internet, the real world [farmers, scientists], your supermarket and of course, books.

While this article is mean to display the dire need to have our food put back into the hands of the common man, the UN-conventional/commercial farmer and individual growers seeking to feed their family, please do not for a moment think that I am not in awe of what this company, Monsanto, has created, and with the zeal they display in their slow yet steady march for control the Global Food Supply.

My awe does not sway my opinion however, they are batshit crazy in their aim.

In fact the depth and breadth of what is happening with this single company has been recently paralleled in the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, where the villain SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion – Amazing how close Mr. Flemming was when it came to the irony government) sought control of the water supply of South America and ultimately the rest of the globe.  Be it water or food, the result is the same is it not?

If anyone person or group of people were to control the water or food supply, they would in fact control the world… wouldn’t they…  Do you understand this basic fact?  Its very important that you see the connection.

You are what you eat and if you stop eating, you will die.

Many of you reading this do not even know this company exists and yet you use the products of this company on a daily basis and in the course of many of your lives, you use them ALL DAY.  Odd that you wouldn’t even know of this company, and for those of you who do know this company, I assure you that whatever you know is a tip of the iceberg.  Whatever you think, hasn’t been thoroughly thought through, the ramifications of this company’s impact on your, OUR lives and that of the planet are so cloaked in shadow and circumspection that until you spend a week or so contemplating to the true genius and then, the breadth and scope of what is happening, you may not feel the need to spring into action of any sort, and I guess that’s the point.

I say all this as I am continually learning about this company and I have realized that I shall never know the true depth of this corporation.  I dare say that many of the employees, even the heads of entire divisions do not have a clue.  The size is simply too large, its reach now fully encircles the globe.

For those of you who know about the Monsanto corporation, you may find yourself asking, “Why reinvent the wheel [plants] when you can be spending all this money [hundreds of Billions] on figuring out the myriad problems we are currently faced with?”.  To now knowingly add further problems, I say knowingly, as the very procedures and rights of trial by jury are in fact now rigged to ensure that they are all circumvented for sake of speedy delivery to market, what motive could there possibly be other than that of profit.  In a world where our government is constantly toting profit over people, what are we to discern from their collusion with this entity?

And let us hope that the lust for ever increasing profits is their only aim.  For truly, an endeavor such as this could have much more dire consequences than fattened bank accounts.  You, the consumer, could find yourself living in a most deliberately changed world one day and you will have nothing to say but “meep”.

No one likes to say meep.

I used to always hear in my sales training, it is easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission, if you see a golden opportunity, go for it.  I would say Monsanto is doing just that to a degree beyond the scope of reality, and perhaps that is how they manage to fly under everyone’s radar, the scope is simply too grand in design for it to even register in the average persons brain.

But then, what can one expect from a company that seeks to patent the very food you eat?

First we have to look at ourselves and why it is possible for this to even be happening.  Then we need to understand the growth, or history of the company in order to fully understand the magnitude and reach on a global scale, from there we can enter into conversation and conjecture, finally closing with a very real look at the actual results they have achieved and if it is actually the boon to mankind they try to represent or if indeed it is a extremely large can of shinola which we will all be eating from sooner or later.  Literally.

How Did we get to this place in time where a Single Company is poised to take control of the “Food Supply” of the planet?

We Seek Complete Control of the Worlds Food Supply – purportedly said by a Monsanto official (with no evidence of the officials name or at what point it was said), which should not even be bothered to be re-recorded here if not for the company’s current direction and history.

While this may seem very ostentatious indeed, and surely for the person who struggles to pay bills on a daily basis,  the full extent of this madness will undeniably be lost in the details and the fact that it doesn’t seem to be an immediate threat, even more so.   The very idea that any one company could position themselves to own the worlds food supply is madness at best.   And yet it is due to our own lethargy in action which allows for this to be occurring.

Especially when we consider that fact that most children in school do not know the names of vegetables, nor do they know how they are grown, nor where they “come from”.

We aren’t even getting into proper nutrition yet!  Proper nutrition being proportions, vitamins and minerals, exercise, all that further makes us, well, us.

As most children do not know the names of common vegetables nor the reasons to eat them, we can then therefore assume, since the foremost teacher of a child is its parent, that the parents do not have grasp on the import of food.  Further, it is obvious that for the most part, the schools we send our children do not see the need to educate humans on what it is to be human.

You are what You eat.

This is a key element in Monsanto’s ability to do what it is doing, and for most of the major food brands to sell food that is decidedly not food.  Food, being by definition that which fuels the body, is now largely anything but.  These days the average food is more a chemical intruder that must be processed out of the body with all haste possible.  One need only look at current health statistics for confirmation of this fact.  Silly me, we need only look at what the average school passes off as “breakfast” or “lunch” to get the idea of just how miserably we are failing the FUTURE OF OUR SPECIES.

The human body is made up of trillions of cells.  Each and every cell/system in the human body needs a certain amount of vitamins, minerals, water, fat, sugars, proteins, carbs, etc. to run correctly.  If it does not get what it needs, you will get some form of sickness.  As you are a human being who is not genetically modified, your food must be of the most organic form possible with the widest variety available to you so that you may get all you need.  Every step away from ORGANIC and NATURAL makes it a bit more difficult for the body to function correctly as now it must deal with unnatural elements and chemicals which are nothing but trash to be taken out.

Hanks to the current food system in place, we must even be wary of Organic and Natural, in fact, did you know that the USDA now requires a minimum of 94% organic ingredients in order to label something 100 percent organic.

Wait, what?  Yes, you read correctly.  Our system has been whipplsnapificated by the very people you rely on to keep you safe.

It is easier for a thief to steal when they are not found out.  And if the ignorance of the theft and what exactly is being stolen in the first place can be made generational, all the better for a long term theft on a global scale.

As the education of our children is so very key, and that you may not believe in the true disparity between what we think children know and what they actually know, I now turn to a TedTalks video with Jamie Oliver.

Mr. Oliver is a World Renowned Chef and Activist and has a British accent which we all know makes all the difference for our puerile American ears.

When you see this video, you will be shown in the lower right hand of the screen, “What to Watch Next.” .  I invite you to watch the ones by Dean Ornish, and Mark Bittman.  If you do not take a moment from time to time to educate yourself on food, how do you ever expect your diet to change for the better?  Surely by now most of you believe that we are what we eat…. No?

Children in French schools in France, that’s a country over there, to the right of the USA on a map, where French fries came from, these children were asked to draw a chicken in a country wide sampling of basic education.

They drew a roast chicken in a pan.

Can that really be accidental, are we merely forgetting to educate children in basics…?

That people have a basic overall lack of knowledge, not to mention a near complete lack of how their bodies work in relation to everything; many do not have the slightest clue about digestion or what makes muscles work.  It is simply known that something makes the muscles work the fingers to pull back the pop top of the soda and peel off the wrapper of the microwave jiffy meal.

Many people do not see the importance of chewing food properly, the most fundamental process for your ENTIRE digestive process, and a “secret” to longevity in every centenarian I have ever read or had the pleasure of seeing interviewed by the weatherman, what was his name…?

They have a body, but feel completely helpless should anything go wrong.  This is due to a fundamental lack of knowledge about one of the most important things you will ever “have” in your life, your body.

I know this may seem like I am covering the same ground in myriad ways, and I am in fact doing so as I truly hope at least one of you will leave this article with a new plan forming…

In this lack of understanding it is the smallest leap to seeing how easy it is for a person to then not understand why nutrition is important, it merely becomes a word that may or may not fit their socioeconomic status.  What I mean is that the word itself is a tool to be used.  Many do not feel that nutrition is within the allowable constraints of what they consider their lives, it is above their “paygrade” and hence they eat accordingly.  Fast foods, pre-packaged chemical GMO mixes made with all the love one would expect of serial murderers.

To help you understand what I mean with socioeconomic class eating, as we go up in class structure, we see better meals, but this isn’t due to the people themselves necessarily.  This is a byproduct of having more money and a slightly better education.

The places they go and shop have generally better products, or at least a greater diversity of products.  There is more “TIME” at the family level and meals begin to take on at least the guise of the “traditional” home-owning family.  Namely, one in which a family meal is considered important.  In trying to keep to the ideal of this mental family image, the meals will naturally tend to be slightly healthier than the fast food of the family in the economic status below.  This is a sweeping generalization and should be read as such.

Now, as with anything, from cars to literature to education, as we move up the rungs of the socio-economic ladder, we see the quality and ingredients used,  increase at a near exponential level.  Of course, food follows suit.  One only need go into any “high end” grocer to see the difference between a Whole Foods Market and the Walmart food section.

Let it be known that Whole Foods has also agreed to sell GMO foods.

It should be noted that much of what I am writing is a generalization.  That at all levels there are those who fully understand the impact of diet on health and eat accordingly. 

It is through a general lack of education in the fundamental idea of diet and “what to eat”, makes possible the subjugation of food, after all, once you have the person eating subjugated, the next step, naturally, is subjugation of what they eat.  Its what is done in prisons, in third world countries, it is through the withholding of foreign aid, Henry Kissinger was very good at this, it is through control of food you control people.  First you must gain a basic control f the people or they wont let you control their food.

That’s the beauty of America, give the citizens remote controls and you have them… hook, line and sinker.

One of the most deplorable examples of this general lack of education/control, is the simple fact that anyone may grow a garden and yet so few do.  Many languish in the idea that they are doomed to poor food quality, when a bit of sweat, some seeds and a modicum of education will allow for such a bounty as to be near magical in nature.  Yet, we see very few people doing this, especially those of the lower economic status, those who would benefit MOST, do it least!?  This is 100 percent due to education and nothing more.

Of course in many places you will hear and read stories of people being fined by cities for having vegetable gardens, most recently there is a family in Florida who is under the gun.

The overall system of educating humans has been, in my estimation, subjugated towards an end goal of serving the state and not the individual.  Of course, not the state that people are led to believe they are voting for.

Now we must look at the history of the company that is making the most use of this lack of generalized education of not only the body but the nature of eco-systems and the planet whole.

Please continue to Part 2 for the remarkable and extremely scary history of this corporation, after you read it, ask yourself, why would I choose the makers of pharmaceuticals, plastic, nuclear weapons and astro-turf be the best provider for food for myself and family….?

Your, “Jolly Quick How to Guide for Becoming Vegan Almost Overnight.”!

This is the quick start up guide to help you become an instant vegan allowing you to begin enjoying the benefits of better health while you still have the healthy fear of god in your heart after seeing your doctor and getting back your test results… or, you are just ready to do something different in order to get different results=]  We have tried to make this as simple yet comprehensive as possible allowing for the greatest ease at transition.  NOTE! THIS AS WITH ALL ARTICLES WILL BE EVOLVING, which means we will add more as we learn amd time permits! We are here for you!  Of you read this between sep. 21 and 28, I probably did not link the other articles I refrence, please seek them out, after the 28th, this will be an easy read=]

You will be setting a new baseline for your diet, and it will take a time to get used to what being really healthy in relation to your food choices feels like. Please take a momnet and at the very least watch the video contained in the “Shifting Baselines and Wastelines” article as this will become a bit easier to grasp.

Basically, to sum up the shifting baseline, Please give yourself the time, and know that as the brain works, your self image is going to be out of whack as is your notion of what you do and do not need in relation to food. Many of you have never even fasted, you do not know what it is to be H U N G R Y, you think you know as when your little tummy rumbles you rush to closest McDonalds, but, I assure you, you are waaaaaaaaay out of step with reality.  You can start this change by doing a fast, juice, Master Cleanse, smoothies, what have you.  Help your stomach shrink back to a respectable size and learn to respect food and how much you actually need, further, this will be a time where you can put the world into perspective.  There are people who dont have water from day to day and you’re able to drink water, veggie and fruit juices all day and you’re having trouble. Time to reset amigo, seriously, if there were a Zombie Apocalypse right now you’d be the whiny one, and you know what happens to the whiny one.

New Concept Number One in your new Vegan lifestyle:

Know that we consider it to be a more favorable move on your part if you start doing your own cooking so you can fully understand the gravity and depth of this change and better enable you to speak with whomever you may need to ensuring you are happy at restaurants, bars, hanging with friends, not uncomfortable at a bar b q… etc.  If you do not know how to make vegan food, why should you be un-pleased if no one else knows how to make it for you?  If you learn to cook, i.e. To follow recipes which is what y do everyday, a recipe is a ritual.  You have a million rituals that you tap into daily, this one will help save your life and the lives of your loved ones.  Just read the instructions and BOOM, food that tastes good.  As with ANYTHING, the more you do it, the better you get.  Imagine being good at feeding your OWN body good food!  WOW, its like so f’ing novel man….  Seriously, learn to cook and this will be a breeze, rely on others and it will get serious fast.  TRUST US!

What is Vegan, am I even reading the correct article!

Vegan means letting go of things you have been raised to believe you need in exchange for the things that scientists (not on government or dairy/meat industry payroll) and evolution tell us we actually need.  If you are one of the people who immediately point to your TWO, your ONLY TWO incisor teeth and immediately preach on about how you were meant to eat meat, I assure you that if you compare your ONLY TWO “KINDA SHARP” teeth to an animal that IS a carnivore, you will be quickly put into your place, right along with Cows, Elephants, Gorillas, Rhinos, The Brontosaurus or whatever name is being bandied about by scientists in thier ever interesting attempt to re-wipe all the dinosaurs from the planet and all the other animals that DONT EAT MEAT. Many of you have taken a dog captive and named it pet, perfect, open its mouth, if it’ll let you and compare…. D’ya see what Im sayin, you are NOT MADE to be a carnivore, check out this other article as well – when I find it=]

Now, as to dairy, surely by now you have noticed that none of the animal kingdom, save for humans, drink milk after the formative years.  I believe Arnold said it so eloquently, ” Milk is for babies, beer is for men.”.  While this may come off as chauvinistic, it is after all Ahhhnoold, it has wisdom to it.  So much in fact that all of it, the entire statement rings true if we dissect it.

Milk is for children, their mothers milk, not formula or cow milk, milk from the mothers teat.  As a boy becomes a man, his needs (and we are still being male chauvinistic, this applies to women as well, duh.) change to reflect what good quality beer can offer, the powers of fermentation and supplying the gut with quality bacteria to break down food.  Of course if the man has too many, he has then destroyed any helpful benefits and a whole new world of drunken disillusionment opens and then all bets are off.

Further, you will notice that animals do not drink the milk of other animals.  While, yes, there are rare occurrences where a kangaroo will be raised by an Orangutang, but these are rare, for most humans it is common. Ever wonder why so many people are lactose intolerant? Thats the bodies way of saying WTF?

What you will be letting go of :

Essentially anything that comes from a “face” so to speak.

Specifically:

Meat –  includes fish and insects, you cannot believe how many people separate fish into some category that isnt considered meat. “What the hell is it then”, I find myself wondering. It has a spine, bones, blood, veins, breathes oxygen… the whole works and yet, people put it into this category that defies logical explanation. Insects have been offered to me a few times as a suitable replacement, and I have nothing against them, but, for your new diets intents and purposes, they are not vegan either.

Dairy from an animal, is not vegan. From ANY animal. For instance, chihuahua milk would not be vegan.

Cheese from any animals milk or dairy would not be vegan- chinchilla cheese, is not vegan.

Now you have a basic idea of what vegan is, I almost forgot, honey isn’t Vegan either, from a face remember, also the bees are dying thanks to the Monsanto company, so, thanks for choosingna diet that doesnt include killing bees. If you are unaware, if the bees go, so does natural food. Just a thought based in one hundred percent sobering science and fact.

Many of you are into labels, we are not. Labels are stoopid and are merely a way of rationalizing thought patterns that may or may not be beneficial to your life. We can discuss that later, for now lets looks at the different ways you can go deeper with being Vegan.

We are not sure anyone recognizes these labels outside of this article, and if they ever are taken into the daily labeling game, we will claim copyright infringement and stop the madness=]

Vegan Spotting Guide-

Vegan – doesnt eat anything that comes from an animal, anything with a face, I know we covered this, but it needs to be your mantra as you will try to con yourself in these formative months. Unfortunately a lot of junkfood and candy is Vegan, you would be surprised just how many overweight and unhealthy Vegans there are. Eating potato chips all day is not the point. Just sayin. This is still a vegan for the rest of you upper echelon Vegans, so no looking down your nose at them, thats not the point, everyone helps everyone else up the ladder to health and world peace…. Understand? Usually you will/may still go batshit crazy when meat is smelled and is thoroughly confused at restaurants.  It has been 6 good solid years for me and I still love the smell of meat…  I just dont eat it.  I control me, you understand?

A more refined Vegan – reads labels, drops long unnatural sounding chemical names, artificial colors and flavors, heavy metals, refined salt and sugar and finds him/herself thinking of becoming a do gooder more often. Will usually be outspoken and tries to convert everyone. At this point they may shy away from any public gathering where meat is served wholly condemning everyone involved as murderers. Social life will falter at this point, if this thought process is kept for too long, person will become a “crazy old Vegan”. Avoid this, the process will happen, just avoid it as best you can as it helps NO ONE. Least of all you.
at this phase, person becomes demanding at restaurants and may get kicked out for impromptu protesting when the local Hot Dog shack wont serve Veggie Dogs, not they dont want to, they just dont have them. Try to not take things personal during this process. Chances are, if you do take a lot of stuff personally, you may want to shed light on other areas of your life as there may be some wonky stuff going on the as well.

A still further refined Vegan – understands impact of conventional farming on human health and therefore goes organic, and/or grows veggies in garden/farm. At this point you will learn as fully as is possible about the company Monsanto. This will result in an abject terror of grocery shopping and of food in general. You suddenly realize that the company responsible for PCB’s, Agent Orange, DDT, Terminator Seed Technology, genetically combining trout genes to tomatoes and hiding the fact that round up kills more bees than anything currently known to man or nature is probably not the best company to be given the charge of saving the world from its current food shortages. Further, they should definitely not sit on the Supreme Court, the FDA, the Agricultural arm of the US or the EPA. And yet, sigh….. Basically at this point you will start to understand what is really going on. You may even quit drinking, though for me it was the opposite=]

Global Vegan – gets organic and local when possible, fair trade, thinks about the world as a whole, one giant organism, not separated by race, creed, color, religion, political preference, geo local, many at this stage may ditch voting and in some instance quit paying taxes,mafter all, 60 percent go to the war machine andmrhis does not fit the Global Vegan ideals. Mind you, Im not sure what the proper tags and titles are, Im just helping you understand how you can go about your shopping and helping to identify some new thoughts or feelings that may be surfacing.

Veganinja – reads labels only when feels the need for something processed, otherwise eats local organic produce and minimal super-foods from far away places and of course they are fair trade. Usually do not drink, nor partake in any drug, would consider themselves “straight edge”. This is advanced and usually comes with geographic restrictions. For instance it is very easy to do in Hawaii and, surprisingly a large fairly cosmopolitan city such as New York. Go to Pampa, Texas, good f’ing luck, there you can be happy if Dominos doesnt hang up on you when you say, “no cheese on that pie.”

Those are some ideas for when you step into the stores and markets near you to buy the ingredients for your meals. Mix n’ match, do a little study to learn what the various ideas are about and what the corresponding titles such as Fair Trade mean.

Food Exchanges –  

These are items in your food purveyors aisles which will help make the initial transition a breeze, or at least that is the idea, many people make this harder than it has to be. For instance, saying how horrid soy milk is, meanwhile, the FDA keeps raising the amount of hormones, antibiotics and the levels of blood platelets and pus that are allowed in their “tasty” milk… Try your best not to be a moron and you’ll do fine.
These meat and dairy imitations really do a wonderful job of doing better then what they are patterned after. The look, feel, texture of many meat and dairy products, is cunningly reproduced and made healthy.  Be sure to read labels, you don’t want to be getting mega doses of isolated soy protein as it isn’t good in grandiose amounts.  Turns out nothing is really…

cHEEZE – Daiya, one of our favorite cheeses as it melts to the point that it stretches!  It tastes great, interesting, the fact it melts is more important to me just then than the taste… very interesting… no?  This is a good crossover food, but do know that it is NOT HEALTHY, not even a little bit.

Made with seemingly quality ingredients, works for Pizza’s, grilled cheese sandwiches, nachos, quesadillas, whatever you would use cheese for.  Mozarella, Cheddar and Spicy Jack are the three shredded flavors and I believe that by next year you will have cheese by the block available and possibly even Brie…  WOW and nothing has to die for you to have it.  Thats impressively rad.  Again, not actually healthy and has heavy metals, still waay ahead of conventional cheese, not sure how it wold stack up to organic free range happy cow made cheese, I would place my money on the actual cheese as it wouldnt have the heavy metal, which, while great for music, bad for body.

mEAT – Seitan is best when homemade and the best recipe I know of comes from the Vegan Community, Gentleworld. Tofurky makes deli slices, hot dogs, sausages and they taste great. There are more companies coming online with great stuff going on, so poke around, go online, educate yourself for a change=]

mILK – There are so many dairy substitutes that are magnificently healthy and the tastes leave conventional milk in the dust.  Choose from: almond, rice, hemp, soy, oat, hazelnut, coconut and others Im sure.  They work the same as dairy in all aspects and are simply much healthier.

bURGER PATTIES – tempeh, gardein, homemade bean patties. Easy peasy, and when you compare to most conventional meat, you’ll probably have more meat content in the Vegan ones than the actual meat..Ha! That was a joke and at the same timea sad testament to our current times.

lINKS – tofurky and this other company do a great job, what is their name…..?

One thing that may happen in the beginning is you will be eating so erratically you will miss out on many important vitamins and minerals. You’ll become the fabled “sickly Vegan”! Here’s an easy set of guides to assist you in avoiding that title being added to your name…

Necessary vitamins and minerals consumed via food –

nutritional yeast – Huge in B vitamins which are of unparalleled import, lacking them you will begin to exhibit Alzheimers like symptoms. Has protein, fiber and tastes great on anything you would sprinkle with cheese. Pizza, popcorn, beans, rice, everything, salads, it all goes great with nutritional yeast. Eat a few tablespoons a day and you’ll be doing swimmingly.

dulse flakes – High in protein and apparently almost every trace mineral known, amd a great source of – vitamins A, C, E and B vitamins, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and iodine. It also contains essential enzymes like pyruvate carboxylase, which helps produce energy from sugars. Much better than synthetic replacements. When you become a robot, eat synthetic, until then, go as natural as you can.

chia – unsure whether this is a super food or just some seed used to make little clay animals sell on infomercials. Used by the Mayans, Aztecs and the Tarahumara for endurance, sustenance and power before long runs, like the Tarahumara running 450 miles… Non fucking stop! FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY MILES NON STOP ON CHIS AND NON GMO SOON TO BE ONLY GMO CORN POWDER.  W. O. W.

The Mayans and Aztecs used it for more up to date purposes like being able to kill more people in battle due to its ability to be such a rad powerhouse of a food. Contains Calcium, phosphorus, maganese, potassium, Omega 3’s, fiber and protein, mainly used to make you a ninja, all contained in a 1mm shell.

hemp – used to make paper, Henry Ford made car bodies and the fuel to run them, scientists now figure that we can make everything from this plant, including MEDICINE. You’ll be eating the seed which will come pre-cracked as heaven forbid you plant it. All of it will be imported from less moronic countries that don’t have … Blah blah blah, you’re eating it because it has the following for you:
Omegas 3,6,9! Vitamins A, C, and E and a truckload of protein, more than meat, by miles or kilometers depending on where you reside.

Consumed in super foods –

chia – see above and see Dianas article.

maca – (also see article) In addition to sugars and proteins, maca contains uridine, malic acid and its benzoyl derivative, and the glucosinolates, glucotropaeolin and m-methoxyglucotropaeolin. The methanol extract of maca tuber also contained (1R, 3S)-1-methyltetrahydro-carboline-3-carboxylic acid, a molecule which is reported to exert many activities on the central nervous system.
The nutritional value of dried maca root is high. The average composition is 60-75% carbohydrates, 10-14% protein, 8.5% dietary fiber, and 2.2% fats. Maca is rich in the dietary minerals calcium and potassium (with low content of sodium), and contains the essential trace elements iron, iodine, copper, manganese, and zinc as well as fatty acids including linolenic acid, palmitic acid, and oleic acids, and 19 amino acids.
Further, Maca contains selenium and magnesium, and includes polysaccharides. Maca’s reported beneficial effects for sexual function could be due to its high concentration of proteins and vital nutrients, maca contains a chemical called p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate, which reputedly has aphrodisiac properties. One of the reasons this is important to you is that is an adaptogen, your body can makes many different kinds of “building blocks” from it, and it helps to balance hormones, one of the reasons it may also be a sexual booster. With many of our diets today, we are simply out of whack. Think how easy it is to throw off a car by adding such small amounts of water to its fuel. Now look at your diet, WTF right….

cacao – raw – In doing research on this, I see why Diana wrote an entire article on it and you cannfind it here in our Superfoods series.  Know that eating raw chocolate may be the best thing you can do for your body, mind and spirit.  Antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, Omegas, Phytonutrients, etc etc etc etc….

mate – raw – aside from antioxidants, the things that help reverse all the ill effects of daily life in the world amd are key in slowing the aging process and maintaining overall system health, it has theobromine!  This is the same chemical found in RAW chocolate.  When heated it becomes caffeine, when raw it is pure smooth sustained energy.

Spirulina – see article

Chlorella – see article – Dios Mio, it isnt written yet!  For now, know it is a superfood, can help you be ninja, has protein and such a vast array of other things that are good for you it deserves its own article… which we will write very shortly=]

Consumed in pre made formulas, pills, powders etc.-

Healthforce Nutritionals – this is the only company we really will plug as they have thought of nearly everything all the way down to the packaging. Depending on how your stuff is packaged it can be degraded due to offgassing from the plastic used. You see, it ALL matters. Any company who is willing to talk about why they package stuff the way they do is fine by us. The label represent what the company thinks of you. Remember that. Big colors, fancy design, touting “X grams protein per scoop”, this is all bullshit, as healthforce says – Hype is Nothing, Substance is Everything. Dr. Jameth Sheridan

Further guides

The idea of eating fruit by itself, is widespread over many cultures from Pennsylvania Dutch to Ayurvedic medicine in India.  Of course there are always exceptions, but since many of y didnt even know the rule, you can do your own further research to get to the bottom of that.  A brief overview tells us that fruit is broken down so quickly by the body that in waiting in the stomach for other food to be processed it actually starts to ferment and become rancid losing all nutritional value and beginning a breakdown of the other food as well.

read labels – If you eat blindly what is put infront of you, you do for your body what you do for your life by not questioning.  Only the luckiest will do well living without asking.

Going to Restaurants –

Learn to use your menu as a list of ingredients they have specifically ready for your use in their kitchen.  Be prepared to speak to your server like a human and leave a decent tip.  If it doesn’t come out exactly, don’t screw it up for the rest of us by acting the ass.  Lastly, if their chef cant or many times wont do it, they suck and should leave the kitchen.  If you mean to tell me you’re gonna kill an animal no problem and chop it up into bloody pieces of bone, flesh and fat, but I order all veggies and you have beef [get it, beef! hahaha], Get OUTTA HEAH!  You will come across this as many chefs actually fear veganism, no idea why.  Not my problem, it only becomes my problem if they are rude to me and then I solve it.  Never let it ruin your day, be quick to simply stand, thank your waiter and move on.  Help to teach the ignorant amongst you with peace and ninja skill, not temper tantrums and anger.  Be the ninja you wish to see in the world.  Eventually you will become so adept that wherever you go will will be eating vegan no problem.

Going to Bar b Q – I write this specifically as you cannot imagine how often this comes up as a reason to continue eating saturated fats and killing animals, boggles my simple mind it does.  So read on please, I have a few ideas to help you, yes this is all in bold because it comes up that many damn times!

Bring your own everything and share, next time, people will come prepared I promise, its happened so many times, my food is always gone and there is plenty of everything else, cause the vegan is da bomb!  You need to learn to actually cook.  You will learn to male a sauce, to allow your veggies, shrooms, faux meats marinate and then you will grill to perfection as with any meat.  Goodness, what is chicken but a vehicle for sauce, and in this day and age a way to get your prepubescent son or daughter catapulted into puberty at the age of seven!

Here is a simple one so good it’ll curl your nostril hairs…

Cube peppers, onion, mushrooms, asparagus, eggplant.  Let it soak overnight in olive oil, a wee bit ‘ lemon n lime, sea salt and pepper.  Grill.  Watch people literally swoon.  Bow out as a hero and go on to saving the planet.

Adding raw to charge your diet –

Raw avo pie – see recipe

Raw hummus – I still have some difficulty getting this one to be right on, if you master it, please share your secrkrit.

Salads, forgot that could be a meal didn’t you…

Smoothies – see lots of recipes

Sprouts – super easy…  Soak beans, or whatever is being sprouted for 24 hours, drain, rinse, put in collander with a lightly smaller bowl below to catch excess water.  Cover with towel and rinse morning and night.  About three days till sprouts happen.  Keep them growing or refrigerate.  You can even sprout rice.  You can then dry it at a heat of 115 and below, or in the sun, grind it in a blender when completely dry, and presto, sprouted raw flour for making raw tortillas for the hummus!

initial detox phase

Now you Vegan!   OOOONGA BOONGA, YES! BEAT YOUR CHEST AND YELL AT THE MOON!  According to current scientific data, vegan is what we were for a long time, meat came in much later and as a result of lack of food…  Bet you dont know that, but them, how much have you really thought of the situation back then.  You think of back then in today’s terms.  You see hunter with spear, fire, etc.  That was late on the scene friend, in the beginning it was foraging, if they did find an animal it was usually half dead or already dead, had to be eaten raw and most people woulda just got really sick from it and maybe died.  Just saying, I didn’t make it happen, I just listen to the people who get paid to wax poetic with their conjecture on what may or may not have happened.  Based on their credentials, your ancestors were vegan.

So, you’ll need to be drinking lots of water the first couple months… make sure you really do, very important time. I’m talking 3-4 liters a DAY.  Start your day off with two large cups and go from there.  The more natural the water the better.  You are made from water.  The stuff coming out of the pipes in your home has so much shit in it it barely resembles water any longer, heck, it has chlorine, they, the people that make stuff to purposely kill others because of differences that are skin deep, use it for chemical warfare, but since its in water all of a sudden its good for you?  Who writes this stuff, who males it up and how do they find the package to get you to believe it!?!?  Did you know when you bathe in city water (assuming it is your average US city and not some high tech, advanced city in the remoteness of Sweden or what not), you are soaking in heavy metals (pipes to bring water to you), antibiotics and medicines of all sorts, industrial waste (know where flouride comes from, not the natural one that in tiny doses is good for you, the other two kinds found in your water – waste from Tin production, its a toxic waste, literally, by the EPA, but its, again, its ok in your water all of the sudden? Think about this long and hard, someone is literally getting away with murder for profit and you’re it, oh, and your innocent defenseless children who rely on you for wisdom, knowledge and protection),  what else, chlorine a chemical weapon, look it up, chlorine gas, Hitler, Nazis, in your water and your pool.

Go for clean water,  as I rode across the US, one thing hit me, and it hit me just NOW, so thanks for this article, natural water supplies ACROSS THE USA are being shut down, concreted and padlocked in the front of public safety concerns.  Be angry, you are made of water, someone is taking away the only water worth drinking. Do your best.  You will get one body, it is made of water.

Your body will be slowly cleaning all the saturated fats from your veins and arteries, all the vessels responsible for carrying blood. You may even notice your vision and thinking clear up during this time as those are the area with the smallest vessels. As we know, the smallest veins and vessels get clogged first and the ones that have the most noticeable affect you will be able to, quite literally see, are the eyes and mind.

You need as much water as possible to clear toxins.  Water is the taxi, it is the way that the bad will come out leaving room for the good.  Again you see the importance of clean, REAL water.

Give yourself time, if you do this right, you will feel sick, sometimes tired, you’ll get flashbacks of drugs you did in high school, understand you are undoing years of eating that are hardcore for the body. The reason you look as you do is due to your body digesting food.  Can you imagine how much effort it takes to break down different foods, especially highly acidic (BAD FOR YOUR BODY) meats and dairy, then extracting what it can, and then, getting rid of it, and then fixing the damage it did going through…?

Give yourself time to get into this new way of living.  You ate heavy duty for thirty years, give yourself AT LEAST 3-6 months to re-stabilize, drinking copious amounts of water as you go!

To keep in fridge/kitchen as often as possible – these dishes last a while and are corner stones and are super easy to make or fairly inexpensive to purchase:

peanut butter – slightly acidic, so the Vegan Ninja gets almond butter.

hummus – (recipe – Aye carumba, need to write this as well for you=) can be used as a dip for veggies/chips, with bread, by itself

pesto – (recipe) same as above, depending on recipe can have many different properties.

HEALTHY – cookies, chips snacks, again, read really close – H E A L T H Y.  This is meant as a treat, do not rely on these foods!  You can find yourself being a super muncher in no time, and too many carbs will lead to an imbalance.  Further, if you are not going Organic and non GMO, you could be really blasting your body.  Remember this, most of what you buy pre made has corn, this year, in November 2012, Monsanto will begin mass production of GMO corn into your everyday drinks (corn syrup) and foods (so many different variations of corn it is shocking).  You have been advised, do what you feel is right and know that independent scientific study has shown rats getting tumors twice as big as them in as little as 90 days.  Rats are used because they mimic the human body so perfectly, but are smaller so ten years can be as short as 30 days…. Y I K E S!!!

Fresh vegetables of a variety of colors with a larger amount being dark leafy greens.  They have protein, vitamins, minerals, make you strong like Bear and quick like fox.  Beware the source, conventional farming gives you huge veggies with little nutritional value and most are becoming GMO to boot.  sigh….

More to come for this section, feel free to email us with good ones and think outside the box!  A banana blended with some raw agave makes a great sandwich with almond butter on some nice mutli grain bread.  You can have the pickiest kid, they will be stoked on this stuff as will you, you who is nothing more than a fully grown picky kid=]

Lastly, for now, have you ever wondered why these companies don’t want you to know that the food is GMO?  Why they spend literally millions of dollars to push lawmakers to decide in their favor… Ever think about that stuff, ever wonder why, ever think about if you are what you eat and someone doesn’t want you to know what you’re eating, well, what does that say about them, and the overall situation?  These are just thoughts for you to ponder.  We are stoked for you no matter what you do.  You are always welcome at our table, you wanna eat meat, fine, want GMO corn, sweet.  We care about the conversation and who you are.  You’re life is fleeting as are all of ours, if we have a chance to meet, all the better for us both.

Aloha friends, happy eating, send questions, say Aloha and above all, always ask questions and protect the youth.

NINJA!

This is the quick start up guide to help you become an instant vegan allowing you to begin enjoying the benefits of better health while you still have the healthy fear of god in your heart after seeing your doctor and getting back your test results… or, you are just ready to do something different in order to get different results=]  We have tried to make this as simple yet comprehensive as possible allowing for the greatest ease at transition.  You will be setting a new baseline for your diet, and it will take a time to get used to what being really healthy feels like.  Please give yourself the time.  Know that it is better if you start doing your own cooking so you can fully understand the gravity and depth of this change and to better enable you to speak with whomever you may need to ensuring you are happy at restaurants, bars, hanging with freinds, not uncomfortable at a bar b q…

What is Vegan, am I even reading the correct article!

Vegan means letting go of things you have been raised to believe you need in exchange for the things that scientists (not on governement or dairy/meat industry payroll) and evolution tell us we actually need.

What you will be letting go of : Essentially anything that comes from a “face” so to speak.

Specifically:

Meat, includes fish and insects, you cannot believe how many people separate fish into some category that isnt considered meat. What the hell is it then, I usually wonder to myself, it has a spine, bones, blood, veins, the whole works and yet, people put it into this category that defies logical explanation. Insects have been offered to me a few times as a suitable replacement, and I have nothing against them, but, for your new diets intents and purposes, they are not vegan either.

Dairy from an animal, is not vegan. From ANY animal, for instance, chihuahua milk would not be vegan.

Cheese from animal (any) dairy would not be vegan- chinchilla cheese, not vegan.

more refined vegan – reads labels, drops long non natural sounding chemical names

still further refined, understands impact of conventional farming on human health – organic, or grows veggies in garden/farm

global vegan – gets organic and local when possible, fair trade

veganinja – reads labels only when feels the need for something processed, otherwise eats local organic produce

food exchanges to make the process easier from pre made items

cHEEZE – daiya

mEAT – seitan

mILK – almond rice hemp soy

bURGER PATTIES – tempeh, gardein

lINKS – tofurky

Necessary vits and minerals  consumed via food –

nutritional yeast

dulse flakes

chia

hemp

Consumed in super foods –

chia

maca

cacao – raw

mate – raw

Spirulina

Chlorella

Consumed in pre made formula –

Healthforce Nutritionals

Rules ideas –

fruit by itself

read labels

Going to restaurants –

use menu as kitchen, if chef cant do it, they suck and should leave the kitchen.  youre gonna kill an animal no problem, but i order all veggies and you have beef [get it, beef! hahaha], Get OUTTA HEAH!

Going to Bar b Q –

Bring your own everything and share, next time, people will come prepared I promise, its happened so many times, my food is always gone and there is plenty of everything else, cause the vegan is da bomb!

Adding raw to charge your diet –

raw avo pie

initial detox phase –

now your vegan, drink lots of water, first couple months, make sure you really do, very important time.

Protein Supplements, Supplementation in General and the Downside to Being over Proteinated, I know its not a word but you get it=]

snoop eating a huge steak

protein supplements on a wall in a storeIts truly daunting in this day and age to find a protein or supplement without doing a heap of research, having a phD., and knowing a little about early everything. That being said, we have done our very best to simplify the process, as it is still over four thousand words, one could rightfully ask just how good a job we have done. In that we are trying to help you be a truly informed citizen of the good planet earth, we have added in a lot of, what we feel is, necessary information. This will focus on dietary habits, how food is grown and what scientists think about things.

If you truly do not care about that and just want to find the basic tips for choosing a good supplement, protein or otherwise, skip down to the bottom where I will put some big letters in red letting you know you’ve arrived. I strongly urge you to read this, not out of some egoic need to be heard, but because this is the world you now live in, it is not so easy to eat right, and eating right is the foundation of health. You cannot build a fortress on a foundation made of sand.

We live in an era where people are eating waaaay to much protein. snoop eating a huge steakCan you eat too much protein, as Snoop says, Fo Schizzle my Nizzle!

Many are doing so because they are not taking their health into their own hands and doing research, we have attempted with this article to give you a good look at the complete health package with an emphasis on protein. Its not rocket science, you ARE what YOU EAT. Based on this, take a month or two, or for the rest of your life and be very AWARE of what it is you send down the pipeline. MOST of your ills and Joys in regard to your BODY are directly related to this. This one very simple to gain control over thing, your diet. And of course, don’t forget to chew your age, your stomach has no teeth, I noticed about a year ago that interviews with very aged citizens all said they chewed their food a lot, so, that is now wisdom in my book, and now, I hope, it is in yours!  If you think for a moment on the total amount of time you have spent in your life learning how to eat, for many of you it will be none.  Reflect on that if you truly believe you are what you eat!?!

First identify if you need protein in your diet, many people get an ample amount of protein, in fact, too much.
Diana had the chance to work at Sanoviv, a very prestigious institute dedicated to making people well. While at the institute she saw many cases where people had TOO MUCH protein and this was the basis for many of their problems!
According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, professional athletes [the people that you pay to watch because you tell yourself they are waaay better athletes than you could ever be], need only slightly more protein than the average person.

Increased protein use can lead to Osteoporosis and kidney stones due to the body using stored calcium – BONES – to remove the KETONES created by this glut of protein. Ketones are created when here is too much protein in the body and this is turned into a particularly acidic fat. The kidneys then signal the body to drain water in order to help eliminate this, as you know the body is very specific about maintaining its Ph Balance. Anything that interferes with this is eliminated as best as the body is able. When the body is unable to eliminate excesses of pH disrupting matter in the body, you get cancers, depression etc. These ketones are also responsible for high levels of uric acid which in turn can lead to gout.
As your body releases water to help the now overworked kidneys get rid of these ketones, your heart begins to be overworked as you start to become dehydrated. Less water, your blood becomes more viscous and thereby causes your heart to work double time just to keep things going. Its this “less water” that initially gets people stoked on the high protein diet, when in fact, its complete nonsense. You arent losing fat, you’re losing water weight, its a red herring [means youre on the wrong path], and a serious condition as you are made up of 80 percent water!
As you are damaging the kidneys, we must remember you are losing calcium, ergo, weaker bones, inhibited ability for blood clotting, weakened teeth, poor nerve health and ironically weakened muscle function!
If this weren’t enough, unfortunately it is only the beginning. Most of you reading this are eating meat and dairy, both of which are very high in saturated fats. In doing so, you now open up your body for a wide range of potential cancers, including but not limited too – breast cancer, endometrial cancer, colon cancer and kidney cancer. Saturated fat is the fat that stays solid at room temperature, 98.5 is considered room temperature, thats your bodies normal operating temp. Reflect on that if you will…
Irregularity which lasting for a long period of time can lead to hemorrhoids and diverticulitis, a condition that forms little spaces or pockets along the intestinal walls where food can then get lodged and cause inflammation as it rots in your intestinal tract.

Further still are the effects of fatigue, poor memory, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and liver problems.

When you have a diet which is high in protein from saturated fats, you now run the risk of obesity. Obesity carries with it an entire spectrum of difficulties, diseases and symptoms, none of which you need and if you are dealing with them now, I would strongly urge you to change your diet and start exercising. it took time for you to get to the point that you are suffering, and it will take time for you to reap the rewards of a healthy lifestyle. If you never change your lifestyle, you will never start the clock to a new you. Its not rocket science, don’t ever let anyone convince you it is, you may have complications and pains that are unimaginable to the average person, BUT, you simply need to get on a different track. Of course, deal with whatever acute symptoms you now have, as well as changing your lifestyle so that you will never have them again.

Lastly, by having a diet which is composed of high protein from meat or dairy, you will usually find your self full and will opt out of fruits, nuts, vegetables, and whole grains. In doing so you open your self to a slew of secondary problems which will be looked at in other articles.  Lack of dietary fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals etc etc etc etc…

In many cases, it is too much protein, especially when derived from animal by products, that causes us trouble.

You will recieve enough protein in your diet if you simply eat a variety of fruits, nuts, grains and vegetables, IF they are grown with a sound mind for ecology and growing food for consumption by human beings. i.e. ORGANIC…

When organic vegetables are in your sites, ensure that they are varied in color and variety, you are almost sure to be on the right track for eating and receiving all you need.  Including adequate amounts of protein for your daily Gym, Bike, etc workouts.  It is when you start to go to the multiple hour exercise that this changes, more on that a little later in the article, for now, please bear with me, we are getting somewhere and I do have a plan!organic_food

Now, you ask yourself why is this gentleman, if I may be as so bold, espousing the Organic, is he on the USDA payroll!?!  I assure you I am not, for that to happen I would have had to work at Monsanto which I will never do in a thousand lifetimes though hell be my other option… sigh.

The reason for me focusing on organic is this, when you begin to change this diet to be comprised of foods grown in commercial/industrial both large and small, you begin to lose vitamin and mineral content, not to mention over all quality which will diminish the bodies ability to assimilate the protein which this article is focused on, resulting in malnutrition even though you eat large quantities of it.  Example, I water down my gasoline, even though I completely fill the tank, my car will run like s%$t and eventually break down.  Exact same process here with different ingredients.  You are the car, the gas is your food, watering down the gas is growing your food in a large scale commercial farm.
I am speaking now about farms that use non-organic compounds when dealing with insects, weeds, and fertilizers for growth. Sprays, gasses, when you see the guys/gals spraying fertilizer, but they are dressed in the space suits.  Again, not rocket science, if you cant safely touch it, well, what in gods name says you should then eat it!

In using these methods to grow your food, there are HUGE breakdowns in the vitality of the food itself, it becomes sick if you will and in return, the avaible and clean energy available to you and your body diminishes exponentially. Further, your body now has to do double duty and not only digest food, BUT, it now has to separate the good stuff from petro chemicals which are toxic poison for living organisms, thats why you see dead animals all over the place whenever there is an oil spill, same stuff, different package.  Im not kidding with you, I just took the time to do research, you should to, again, don’t believe anyone, believe what YOU LEARN!

Further processing such as bleaching (rice, wheat – Wonder Bread), then adding vitamins and minerals due to thier having been stripped away by some part of the process as is the case with cereals and many wheat, corn, etc products, you get some downright toxic substances being now passed as food. But wait you say!, they’ve added vitamins and minerals, we should be all good to go.  At first glance yes, then you dig an inch and find a mine of information. For instance, in this article by the folks at Food Matters, we find you get more nutrition from the box!

Of course many of you are now thinking, why, this man is mad, off his rocker, we have a Gov’t who’s sole responsibility is to protect its people!  While that is the intended function of our Gov’t, it no longer holds true, there are so many examples of this, i cannot begin to hope to write them all for you, so instead, I will show you a simple diagram which represents the current position and past position in the company MONSANTO of many extremely key Gov’t positions.  if you do not know about the company Monsanto, please do some basic research.  I will be writing an article soon though I wish I didnt have to.  Suffice to say, they are one of the very few corporations in the world that I would consider actually evil.  They have stated, and it is public knowledge, that they wish to, and I quote “control the worlds food”.  So, our diagram and why you really need to learn what is best for yourself and not rely on the government.  I am speaking in regards to the subject matter in this article ONLY as it pertains to your health, you want to rely on Gubmint for everything else, be my guest…

US GOVT and MONSANTO

This is small, but if you click on it and use the zoom function, it is very clear, just a lot of info!

Further, when you cook foods, either the food like faxsimiles from large scale petro-chemical commercial farms OR organically grown, the cooking causes, for the most part, a breakdown in vitamins and in some cases the minerals.  If your net vitamin, mineral content was already drastically reduced to begin with, then you can imagine, your stomach is the only thing that will be happy from a meal made from those foods.  You will be getting nothing, youll be hungry just as soon as the body processes all that is in your gut.  Why, because you didnt get what you needed!  Many times this is the reason for over eating.  You arent doing it becuase you are a pig or you have a problem, you are doing it because the food you have selected to eat is devoid of anything useable by the body, further, you still have to use resources to process it causing you to be that much more deficient and therefore more calorie starved!  To understand this a bit better, the total energy taken from the food, must be equal to or more than the energy your body uses to digest it.  If it is not, then you will be at a loss.  Now picture your body as a business and everything you eat a customer.  If every customer gives you a dollar, but it takes you two dollars just to get that customer in the door, how long will you stay in business?  NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!

There are always of course exceptions in which foods are more easily assimilated through cooking.  For instance Spinach with its Oxalic acid.  If you don’t give spinach a quick heating, the Oxalic acid will prevent your body from absorbing many of its and any other food in the mixes nutrients!  These are relatively rare and will provide you with some interesting facts to look for on your own.  Knowledge = Power

Look through this and think about your food choices.  Depending on the types of food you eat and the quality of those foods, you may have to seriously supplement.  If the supplementation needed is serious enough, it may be necessary to adjust your diet until your body is able to balance it self so you can mess it up again.  We are here to help you do that until you decide to make a change for your body permanently and at that point you’ll be on your way and no longer in need of us!  There is no point over supplementing a bad diet.  To go back to our car analogy, this would be like adding stop leak to your engine when you really need to overhaul it and change the seals.  Stop leak is the supplements, the engine is you and over hauling the seals is changing your diet…

When choosing you supplementation there are key things to look for…

CHOOSE YOUR SUPPLEMENTS… WISELY!

Is it vegan/vegetarian formula or not containing animal byproducts?

Why this matters: many vegan vegetarian formulas are for people who are already buying based on a major diet deviation from the “norm”, in many cases, NOT ALL, this places a higher priority on quality.  These people are usually more apt to read labels, buy organic… etc., you know, the stuff that matters if you’re trying to be in shape!

There are many levels of quality…

Is it organic?

This matters regardless of vegan or regular diet.  If vegan, it merely means that you will have higher quality ingredients not polluted by chemicals that will harm your body.
If non vegan, it means your animal by-products will be pretty much hormone free and of a cleaner level.  You will see this in Proteins using egg, Whey, etc. Based on what we know of factory farms, you do not want whey nor any product from a non organic free range farm.  Free range means the animal was allowed to live, i.e. move around, before it died or gave up its babys food for you….

Further refining  – is it fair trade?

This shows the company cares to a degree.  At this point you can really start looking at the company.  It is becoming more and more common that companies who perharps should not be making products to help you be healthy are using these labels as a mask…  Do some research!  Fair trade means that the company paid a fair price and didn’t rip off the farmer, gatherer of the products in the supplement – or food for that matter, Fair Trade is a label like Organic, it can be applied to many things.

What is written on the bottle?

What is written is what the company owner has decided will represent them to you.  What is written are what they think of you….  Are you a sucker – 50 grams a serving!!!  Your body cant even use that, 25gr roughly per sitting/serving.  For a mammoth of a man, perhaps up to 70gr per day, at the most!  So, they must not think highly of you and are trying to mislead you, OR they dont know which might probably be worse.

What kind of bottle is used, glass, plastic, what type of plastic?

What does it matter?  Plastic, unless the right kind will have varying degrees of offgassing, especially when being
transported in a truck in the summer, the heat!  This offgassing causes release of naughty stuff from the plastic which degrades the efficacy of your product, in essence you arent getting what you pay for.  The higher faluting the quality, not showiness, but actual quality of the material used to package will give you insight into the quality of the company!  If you are buying something that is specially formulated and this and that and scientific this and blah blah, but it is placed in a typical plastic container that offgasses and thereby destroys the viability of your product well, you learn something about the company!  If they give you the best, it better be packed that way!  – off gassing comes from the plastic slowly breaking down, as plastics do, and releasing toxins.  Remember, plastic is a petro-chemical, the gasses go into the supplement, quality drops… fast.

Concern yourself with vitamins and minerals, the things that are responsible for your bodies processes, such as healing, growing, moving, living, breathing etc.  And yes, muscle growth.  A person must focus on the overall synergy of thier body depending on what result they want.  I have met many pro weight lifters in my life.  I have also had the fortune to meet a few pros who are now in thier older years and have had some discussions, they have some serious problems going on as a result of what they put thier bodies through during the hey day years.  If you want that, go for it, but as they will tell you, through me, it is not worth it!  You must remember that your body is an infinitely adaptable machine and it will sometimes take years for your mistreatment to show up, but when it does…  too little too late…

Complete or incomplete proteins?

Do you know what thus means?  A complete protein has all the necessary branch chain amino acids allowing our body to make what it needs to continue being your servant.

This is key.  Research it for yourself.

Isolated Soy, Whey, Isolated Anything and is that Good or Bad?

Bad in so far as whenever something is isolated in regard to a “food”, and thats what we are talking about here, these are food supplements, you are taking them because you aren’t getting enough in your food.  If you have the money, you will be getting your supplements made from foods, if you do not, yours will be chemical synthesis.  Whether chemicaly synthsized or whole food, you never want to have an isolated soy or whey molecule if you can avoid it.

You strip away everything that gives it synergy.  The same is true for vitamins when they are chemically synthesised.  Synergy is what allows your organism [body] to fully use a vitamin.

This is the Holistic way of looking at the body, as a whole, one thing affects another.

That being said, when we look at science, and I base this on research done at PubMed.  This site is scientific papers and nothing more, the “science” behind it all.  From these works, govermental regulation agencies give the OK for things or not.  Now, this MUST be taken with a grain of salt as there are many instances in our history up to today where scientific findings are surpressed.  I am not saying that there is anything of the sort happening with this particular aspect…

So, according to the experts, the scientists, no problems.  One thing that did stand out is that soy tested far better for far more various controls  than whey or casein.  Casein is found in milk as is whey, but they can be separated and often are as thier properties are different.  This is a lot of information, so for the purpose of this articles and not turning this into a text book, soy out tested both as mentioned before.

With the advent of Monsanto, we now have another very tricky item to look at and if you are a woman, it would seem very seriously indeed!  Monsanto is the leader in genetically modified organisms, that is to say that they take, well, they take soy and modify it so it is resistant to its weed killer Round-Up, Have you heard of Round Up ready plants?  The farmer is then able to grow his plants and spray copious amounts of this round up, and lets for a moment be clear on things – The Farmer is required to do if this if the farmer buys the seed from Monsanto, and there really isnt any where else to buy the seed if you are a farmer in the US or the EU – so you spray a ton of the stuff and the plant is fine, it has been genetically altered to not be hurt by the chemical…. But that it absorbs…  You see, as you are what you eat, so is a plant.  It absorbs everything from the environment around it.  This is why you don’t want vegetables grown near a nuclear waste site or any toxic area.  Which is so confounding as roundup is an extremely toxic chemical that, as mentioned earlier, when sprayed is done so by people in space suits!  Now if you are to avoid contact with the chemical, even the one that you would personally buy from a local hardware or farm/garden shop, it is explicit in its safety instructions, you don’t want to be near it.  When I lived in Hawaii I used it, ONCE, unfortunately a very big wind came and blew all the spray back onto me, over the next few hours, my temperature skyrocketed, I felt like I had the flu, my joints ached, I couldn’t eat and my day ended early.  Never used it again.

Further, new GMO crops come pre-set with the chemical making genes inside them, they can create the chemicals responsible for bursting embryonic sacs and reproductive organs in female insects, whats good for the goose, unfortunately is good for the gander.  It has been shown in studies by Russian scientists that by the third generation, rats are unable to produce offspring.  Rats as you know are used because thier size and physionomgy allow us to see what would happen to humans under the same stresses in a a period of 30 to 90 days which in human terms would be years.  So it is now being found that women are having tremendous troubles with GMO crops.

90 percent of the soy grown in the US is GMO, unless your protein supplement says organic, you WILL be getting GMO, you dont want that.

As for men, erectile disfunction, loss in libido, mood swings, hey, its like getting the benefits of long term steroid use!

One very important note to remember is that an excess of protein will eventually cause problems as stated earlier in this article. If you did not read it, I would suggest that you do=]

What is your Energy Expenditure?

Unless you are working out very hard, you will most likely not need a supplement.  Most gains in a gym come from the actual exercise, that people get results AND they happen to be taking a supplement, many times is coincidental.  In thier minds, they tell themselves its due to the supplementation, in actuality, it is merely doing more than you would on a daily basis.  Now, if the diet isnt right, then yes, the supplementation is definitely a help.  If your diet is on track, then supplements may not be doing a lot for you and may be slowly taxing your system in the long term.

THAT BEING SAID…  Many peoples diets are far from on track.  Many people who think they have an on track diet based on eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains are being lied to as GMO crops, commercial farming and other practices have reduced the nutrition content of the foods.  Perhaps the shoppers who buy 100 percent organic and have studied diet and know rules of thumb like, eat fruit by itself, etc. are doing O.K.

As stated earlier, Athletes are the true beneficiaries of protein supplementation and they use it sparingly.  When you get to a certain point, you look at your body as a pure machine, too much is just as bad as too little, you need to find your personal synergistic precision!

Do you work out alot, are you sedentary?  Again, energy in versus energy out.  Do you burn as much as you take in?  Does your body have to expend energy to process calories which it will then merely have to rid itself of or turn to fat?  All of this factors in to you becoming the ninja you wish to see in the world.

Ask yourself this… When you tell me how physically demanding your job is, is that because it is, or because you are at a health level where climbing too many stairs is a daunting task?
Next ponder this… If you still insist and you do physical labor at your work, do you do it rightly, do you focus on what yor are doing and do all those little things like lift from the knees, keep your spine straight, breath with your movements etc..?

If after all of this you say yes, you are the ninja warehouse worker, well, then maybe protein is in your future, but if you are the worker lifting poorly, digging without soul, etc., first fix the problem then you can reasses if you need protein.

All of this to say, if you are not healthy in your eating habits, change them before you consider adding protein.
Instead, go with supplementation.  Vitamins and minerals.  Focus on beng healthy before being stronger.  Focus on getting them from food, real actual organic food, the stuff your grandparents use to eat because thats all thier was.  Focus on the long term and in the short term, the healthiest person is the strongest.

Aloha! Pedaling for Peace