New documentary from Neil Young exposes how Monsanto destroys farming families who refuse to submit to totalitarian GMO agriculture

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Neil Young released his mini-documentary Seeding Fear yesterday, which coincided with the House of Representatives passing the infamous DARK (Denying Americans the Right to Know) Act. Seeding Fear is a 10-minute documentary that exposes how the multi-million-dollar biotech company Monsanto has unjustly sued small farmers for patent infringement on its genetically modified seed. The Dark Act is a bill that would forbid states from issuing mandatory labeling laws on GMO products, even in states that have already passed GMO labeling laws. Young’s mini-documentary piggybacks the release of his album The Monsanto Years in late June.

Seeding Fear follows the journey of Michael White, a fourth-generation organic farmer in rural Alabama who was sued by Monsanto in 2003 for copyright infringement after unknowingly cleaning GM soybeans for a local farmer. Michael says he was chosen by Monsanto to be made into a “poster boy” in order to intimidate other farmers.

“Many of us at Monsanto have been and are fans of Neil Young. Unfortunately, for some of us, his current album may fail to reflect our strong beliefs in what we do every day to help make agriculture more sustainable. We recognize there is a lot of misinformation about who we are and what we do – and unfortunately several of those myths seem to be captured in these lyrics,” Monsanto said in response to the singer’s album.

Monsanto abuses local farmers and farming practices

Michael’s story is not, of course, unique. Monsanto has sued hundreds of local farmers for copyright infringement. Much of the time, the genetically engineered crops inadvertently cross-contaminate farmers’ non-GM crops. The wind can carry pollen from one crop to a neighboring crop. Even though most farmers are innocent, Monsanto has the financial and political means to win the majority of its court cases.

The absurdity lies in the fact that Monsanto is able to sue farmers for their crops being contaminated by other farmers’ GM crops, but farmers generally can’t sue when their crops are contaminated by GMOs. Organic farmers don’t want to use Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds. The Roundup herbicide used on the crop contains glyphosate, which is toxic to human cells. Organic farmers wish to keep their crops pure.

Monsanto has tarnished farming practices that have stood the test of time, most notably the right to save and reuse crop seeds. Farmers can save money by saving and reusing seeds from previous crops. Farmers who use Monsanto’s seeds are prohibited from reusing the seeds; farmers must purchase the same seeds next year. At best, farmers can use the seeds for animal feed. Monsanto forces farmers to repurchase their seeds in order to make a greater profit.

Michael White vs. Monsanto

What makes Michael’s story unique is that he is one of the few farmers who can publicly speak about his court case. Most farmers go broke before they are cleared for a jury trial; however, Michael was the exception. He was able to settle his case with Monsanto in 2006 after he was cleared for a jury trail.

Michael took on the biotech corporation with his father, Wayne White. Michael says that the lawsuit ruined his father’s life, and that he went to the grave in fear of Monsanto. “It’s pretty hard taking your 80-something-year-old father to federal court on a walker when he’s falsely accused by a big corporation,” Michael said in the mini-documentary.

Despite Young’s campaign against Monsanto, the House of Representatives passed the Dark Act by 275-150. If passed by the Senate, the bill will make it impossible for states to require GMO products to be properly labeled. Just as was the case with Michael White, individual rights have been replaced with corporate rights.

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Whistleblowers and leak activists face powerful elites in struggle to control information

Whistleblowers and leak activists face powerful elites in struggle to control information

APR 09, 2016

by: Arne Hintz, Cardiff University | Published on Saturday, April 9, 2016, by The Canadian Progressive

Former NSA contractor and whistleblower, Edward Snowden.

The Panama Papers have brought the powerful role of whistleblowers back into the public consciousness. Several years after WikiLeaks’ Cablegate and theSnowden revelations, the next big leak has not only caused the downfall of Iceland’s prime minister (with others possibly to follow), but has demonstrated that the practice of exposing hidden information is very much alive. The struggle over controlling this kind of information is one of the great conflicts of our times.

It might seem that such leaks are rare. WikiLeaks’ publication in 2010 of the Iraq and Afghanistan war diaries and of US diplomatic cables brought major political repercussions, but public interest in WikiLeaks has fallen since. Whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013 about mass surveillance programmes by US and British intelligence services returned the power of the leak to the spotlight, triggering new legislation in the UK in the form of the Investigatory Powers Bill. But no mass movement of whistleblowers appears to have emerged in their wake.

Nevertheless, plenty has been going on. WikiLeaks has continued to expose hidden information, including files onGuantanamo Bay operations, secret drafts of the controversial TPP trade negotiations, and more recently a recording of anIMF meeting that provides significant insights into current conflicts between the IMF, the EU and the Greek government in their handling of the eurozone crisis. Other leaks include those that revealed HSBC bank helped clients conceal their wealth.

Old-world and new-world media organisations have developed processes to deal with anonymous data leaks and protect the safety of the whistleblowers. Organisations such as the New York Times, The Guardian and Al-Jazeera use secure digital dropboxes for depositing files anonymously. Major publishers established collaborations to share resources and expertise in order to analyse and make sense of the huge amount of data quickly and to maximise international exposure.

Leak activism and hacktivism

And beyond the major news organisations, a culture of “leaks activism” has emerged. Hacktivist groups such asGlobaleaks have developed technology for secure and anonymous leaking. Local or thematically-oriented initiatives provide new opportunities for whistleblowers to expose secret information. Citizen Leaks in Spain, for example, acts as an intermediary that accepts leaks, reviews them, and sends them on to partner newspapers. Run by Xnet, an anti-corruption group, Citizen Leaks has helped uncover major cases of corruption in Spain that brought to court leading Spanish politicians such as former minister of the economy and chairman of Spain’s largest bank, Rodrigo Rato.

Who will blow the whistle? PlusONE/shutterstock.com

As intermediaries rather than publishers, organisations such as Citizen Leaks remain largely invisible to the public. But their role is crucial to expose corruption and other wrongdoings and so they are an important feature of the changing media landscape. Following the WikiLeaks revelations in 2010-11, US scholar Yochai Benkler conceptualised this emerging news environment as a “networked fourth estate”, in which classic news organisations interact with citizen journalists, alternative and community media, online news platforms, and new organisations such as WikiLeaks and Citizen Leaks. In Snowden’s case, he (the whistleblower) worked with documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, independent journalist and former lawyer Glenn Greenwald, and The Guardian, a traditional media organisation.

Leaks activist groups and platforms are increasingly relevant because digitisation makes it easy to collect and transmit vast troves of data. The 7,000 pages of the Pentagon Papers that Daniel Ellsberg had to photocopy in 1971 would be a small PDF file today, while the huge amounts of documents that comprise the Panama Papers would have been impossible to leak in pre-digital times.

No love lost for whistleblowers

Consequently, as organisations become more vulnerable to leaks they try to protect themselves through other means. TheInsider Threat Program adopted for US public administrative agencies requires employees to report to their superiors any “suspicious” behaviour by colleagues.

Under the Obama administration more whistleblowers have been prosecuted than under all previous Presidents combined. Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison, Julian Assange is holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and Snowden lives in exile in Russia. So as leaks become more common, the response by states and corporations becomes harsher.

Whistleblowers are exposing the secrets of the powerful and the foundations on which contemporary political and economic power relations are built. Activism based around hacking, leaks and the release of data has put tools to affect world politics into the hands of those outside the classic structures of power and influence. Yet as previous high-profile leaks have shown, the degree and direction of change is far from clear, and there’s no doubt that the consequences for whistleblowers can be life-changing. With the stakes rarely higher, the struggle to control information is likely to stay at the top of the political agenda.

The Conversation

Arne Hintz is a senior lecturer in media at Cardiff University.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Penticton-School board meets Monday night, one last hope for West Bench

school closures pt 2 007By JOE FRIES
Penticton Herald
If another last-ditch effort fails tonight to save West Bench Elementary, it could turn into a windfall for the Penticton Indian Band’s school.
Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School principal Phil Rathjen said his facility, which currently has the equivalent of 90 full-time students, is in line to get four new classrooms when it reaches 100 kids.
The new space would be created by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, the federal agency that funds Outma.
Rathjen said he had “a couple” of new registrations for the 2016-17 session in the run-up to the board of the Okanagan Skaha School District voting March 30 to close nearby West Bench Elementary, and going ahead with that decision could very well push Outma over the top.
“We’d be ambitious to say we’re going to get to 100 and we’re going to build, but we’d be hopeful for that,” said Rathjen.
“I think staff are certainly looking forward to the opportunity for expansion, but we certainly don’t want to do it at that cost” of West Bench closing.
Outma has a reciprocal agreement with School District 67 that allows students to transfer between facilities, regardless of their heritage.
That deal, combined with West Bench’s proximity to Outma and its relatively high number of aboriginal kids – estimated by a parents’ group at 40 per cent of the 90 learners there – bodes well for the PIB.
First, however, School District 67 trustees are expected to discuss tonight at their regular meeting a proposal from the West Bench to raise taxes in order to provide a special operating subsidy to help keep the community’s school open.
According to an analysis prepared by Michael Brydon, who represents West Bench on the board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, a $150,000-a-year operating grant would cost the average homeowner there about $220 annually.
That’s a bargain compared to the estimated $6,000 loss in value an average property owner experienced the moment the decision was made to close the school, concluded Brydon, citing a U.S. study on the issue.
Besides his proposal, trustees are also expected tonight to hear from three parents from Trout Creek, home to another elementary school that’s slated for closure June 30.
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the school board office on Jermyn Avenue.

Workshop: Raw & Live Foods Cleanse with Raina Dawn Lutz, RHN

Workshop: Raw & Live Foods Cleanse with Raina Dawn Lutz, RHNgristmillThe Grist Mill and Gardens is pleased to host a 90 minute workshop with Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Raina Dawn Lutz.

Tuesday, April 26 at 7 PM – Grist Mill & Gardens – 2691 Upper Bench Rd, Keremeos,
Detox SAFELY with food
(oh, and a tasting of kombucha of course!)

What is Holistic Nutrition?
Why do we need to detox? (liver, colon education)
What affects our liver negatively?
Whole Foods education!
Benefits of eating cleansing foods!
Recipes, discussion, get your Questions answered!

You’ll leave with a new view on food, a plan for detoxing (what to eat, what to avoid, what herbs/spices to use), living foods recipes and specific food therapies.
You’ll also know how to apply detox to your regular life (its not as hard as you might think!)

No expensive supplements, shakes, herbals or pills. Just food. The real deal.

About the Presenter: Raina Dawn Lutz is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who was led to a love of the art & science of fermented foods while living in Kitsilano, BC. In 2011 she moved back home to the cozy Okanagan and happily settled into the Valleys’ sunshine – teaching, consulting, and growing her dreams one sip at a time with the Valley’s first line of locally brewed organic kombucha. Raina hosts workshops throughout the Valley every spring & fall about digestion, nutrition and fermentation. More info is available at http://www.lutznutrition.ca/.

40 Different Studies Proving GM Foods Are Destroying Our Health

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40 Different Studies Proving GM Foods Are Destroying Our Health

By On April 5, 2016

Today, food safety activists from all over the country travelled to D.C. to meet with senators regarding GMO labeling. Despite petitions, previous trips to lobby for our right to know, global protests and the demand by nearly 100% of the population for a national, mandatory on-package labeling standard, our elected officials have failed to do their job in representing the majority on this controversial issue.

Labeling would seem like a common sense move given the numerous studies that have called into question the safety of GMOs and the requisite, carcinogenic herbicides necessary for them to grow.

The following is a list of over 40 rodent studies conducted using either Roundup Ready or Bt-toxin GM feed. When you see this sort of evidence, it really is quite mind-boggling that our elected officials are seemingly putting corporate interests and profiteering above public health.

The following studies, compiled by GMO Free USA, prove how the rats suffered a wide assortment of ailments including:

-Increased intestinal infections
-High cholesterol
-Birth defects
-Weight-increase and higher incidence of mortality
-Organ pathologies in the liver, kidneys, pancreas, ovaries, testes, and adrenals
-Major issues with both the intestinal tracts and immunity of the animals tested

1. E. Abdo, et al. “Feeding Study with Bt Corn (MON810: Ajeeb YG) on Rats: Biochemical Analysis and Liver Histopathology,” Food and Nutrition Sciences, Vol. 5 No. 2, 2014, pp. 185-195.

2. Battistelli S., Baldelli B., Malatesta M. (2008), Influence of a GMO-containing diet on pancreatic acinar cells of adult mice: effects of a short-term diet reversion, “Microscopie”, 10, pp. 36-43

3. S. Battistelli, B.Citterio, B. Baldelli, C. Parlani, and M. Malatesta (2010) Histochemical and morpho-metrical study of mouse intestine epithelium after a long term diet containing genetically modified soybean Eur J Histochem. September 26;54(3): e36

4. Brasil FB, Soares LL, Faria TS, Boaventura GT, Sampaio FJ, Ramos CF.(2009) The impact of dietary organic and transgenic soy on the reproductive system of female adult rat. Anat Rec(Hoboken).292(4):587594.

5. B Cisterna, F Flach, L Vecchio, SML Barabino, S Battistelli, TE Martin, M Malatesta, M Biggiogera (2008) Can a genetically modified organism-containing diet influence embryonic development? A preliminary study on pre- implantation mouse embryos. Cisterna.Vol.52(4)

6. Joël Spiroux de Vendômois, François Roullier, Dominique Cellier, Gilles-Eric Séralini (2009) A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health Int J Biol Sci; 5(7):706-726.

7. O. P. Dolaychuk, R. S. Fedoruk (2013) Biological Effects of Different Levels of Soybeans Conventional and Transgenic Varieties in the Second-Generation Female Rats Ration. The Animal Biology, 2013, vol. 15, no. 2

8. Thanaa A. El-Kholy, Mohammad Abu Hilal, Hatim Ali Al-Abbadi, Abdulhalim Salim Serafi, Ahmad K. Al-Ghamdi, Hanan M. Sobhy and John R. C. Richardson (2014) The Effect of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Soybean on DNA, Cytogenicity and Some Antioxidant Enzymes in Rats. Nutrients, 6(6), 2376-2386

9. El-Shamei ZS et al. Histopathological changes in some organs of male rats fed on genetically modified corn (Ajeeb YG). J Am Sci. 2012;8(10):684–696.

10. Ermakova IV (2006) Genetically modified soy leads to weight loss and increased mortality of pups of the first generation. Preliminary studies. EkosInform. Federal Environmental Law Gazette. a | -1,, p. 4-10.

11. Ermakova IV (2007) New data on the impact of GMOs on physiological state and the higher nervous activities mammals. All-Russia Symposium TRANSGENIC PLANTS AND BIOSAFETY Moscow, October 22 – 25, pages 38-39

12. Irina Ermakova (2007) GM soybeans—revisiting a controversial format NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY VOLUME 25 NUMBER 12 DECEMBER 1351-1354

13. Ermakova IV, IV Barskov (2008) Study of the physiological and morphological parameters in rats and their offspring using a diet containing soybean transgenic EPSPS CP4 Biological sciences. 6. p.19-20.

14. Ermakova IV (2009) Influence of soybean gene EPSPS CP4 on the physiological state and reproductive functions of rats in the first two generations Contemporary Problems in Science and Education Number 5, p.15-20.

15. Finamore A, Roselli M, Britti S, Monastra G, Ambra R, Turrini A, Mengheri E. (2008) Intestinal and peripheral immune response to MON810 maize ingestion in weaning and old mice. J Agric Food Chem. Dec 10;56(23):11533-9.

16. Gab-Alla AA et al. Morphological and biochemical changes in male rats fed on genetically modified corn (Ajeeb YG). J Am Sci. 2012;8(9):1117–1123.

17. Т. V. Gorbach, I. U. Kuzminа, G. I. Gubina-Vakulik, N. G. Kolousova (2012) HORMONAL REGULATION OF SEXUAL FUNCTION AND OVARIAN HISTOLOGICAL FEATURES IN THE EXPERIMENT WITH GMO-SOYA USE IN FOOD. TAVRICHESKY LIFE SCIENCES BULLETIN 2012, Volume 15, № 2, Part 2 (58) pages 235-238

18. G.I. Gubin-Vakulik, S.A. Denisenko, T.V. Horbach, N.G. Kolousova, T.M. Popova (2012) MORPHOFUNCTIONAL STATE OF ADRENAL GLAND IN FEMALE RATS WISTAR WITH GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOY INCLUSION IN THE DIET. TAVRICHESKY LIFE SCIENCES BULLETIN 2012, Volume 15, № 3, Part 1 (59) pages 85-88

19. GI-Gubin VAKULIK TV, GORBACH BB, NG KOLOUSOVA HS, GOPKALOV (2013) THE METABOLIC AND HISTOLOGICAL CHANGES OF KIDNEYS IN FEMALE RATS AND THE FIRST GENERATION AFTER CONSUMPTION OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOYBEANS. SCIENTIFIC STATEMENTS Series Medicine. Pharmacy. 2013. № 11 (154). Issue 22 pages 150-155

20. G.I. Gubina-Vakulik, S.A. Denisenko, T.V. Gorbach, N.G. Kolousova, A.V. Andreev (2014) Morphofunctional Adrenal State in Adults Descendants With the Diet by Genetically Modified Soy. ЕКСПЕРИМЕНТАЛЬНА І КЛІНІЧНА МЕДИЦИНА. 2014. № 2 (63)

21. SERDAR KARAKUŞLU (2014) THE INVESTIGATION OF THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED (GMO) MAIZE (Zea mays L.) ON SWISS ALBINO MICE. JUNE 2014, 25 Pages

22. Kiliç A, Akay MT. (2008) A three generation study with genetically modified Bt corn in rats: Biochemical and histopathological investigation. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008 Mar;46(3):1164-70.

23. Hasan Kiliçgün, Cebrail Gürsul, Mukadder Sunar, Gülden Gökşen (2013) The Comparative Effects of Genetically Modified Maize and Conventional Maize on Rats J Clin Anal Med ;4(2): 136-9

24. MA Konovalova, VA Blinov (2006) Influence of genetically modified soybean in mice and their offspring. Commercial Biotechnology 2006

25. Konovalova, MA, VA Blinov (2007) Morphometric parameters and features of the spectrum Blood enzymes mice receiving GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOY. All-Russia Symposium TRANSGENIC PLANTS AND BIOSAFETY Moscow, October 22 – 25, page 48

Given this overwhelming evidence, labeling is only a start. Ultimately, we must pursue a ban. These poisonous ‘foods’ have no business on our tables or in our bodies. We do need to grow food with carcinogenic herbicides.

Get involved and help fight for our food supply, public health, and the environment. Pledge to March Against Monsantoeverywhere May 21, 2016. This is a global event happening in hundreds of cities. Find your local event here. For questions or to register a city not on the list, email addmymarch@gmail.com

To view the full list of over 40 studies proving the harm GMOs are wreaking on our bodies, visit here.

Article Source: GMO Free USA

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LSL- Very heated School Closure hearing in Osoyoos april 6,2016

Published on 3 Apr 2016

Locals Supporting Locals Heartbeat of the Okanagan independant media presents (unedited raw footage)

VERY HEATED SCHOOL CLOSURE HEARING IN OSOYOOS APRIL 6,2016

Osoyoos school closure hearings.from April 6,2016
Attendance was high estimated around 500 and tensions were high when school district still followed through with closing the only high school forcing kids to travel to Oliver.
The actual wording of the motion passed is as follows:

THAT the Board of Education of School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) approve the closure of Osoyoos Secondary School effective June 30, 2016 and the transfer of students to Southern Okanagan Secondary School.

The bylaw to implement closure could not receive three readings last night because it was not unanimous. This means that third reading will take place at the next regular school board meeting on April 27 at 7 p.m. at the school board office in Oliver.

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Chemical added to hot dogs, sausage and bacon now being developed by USDA as deadly bait that poisons wild hogs to death… and you’re EATING it for breakfast!

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Chemical added to hot dogs, sausage and bacon now being developed by USDA as deadly bait that poisons wild hogs to death… and you’re EATING it for breakfast!

(NaturalNews) A preservative chemical that’s routinely added to hot dogs, beef jerky, bacon and breakfast sausage is now being deployed by government researchers as a fatal bait to poison wild hogs to death. Development of the deadly hog poison is being pursued by none other than the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the same agency that legalizes the same toxic chemical to be used in processed meat products approved for human consumption.

The chemical, known as sodium nitrite, is a cancer-causing “color fixer” and meat preservative added to processed meat products to give them a pink hue that consumers mistake for being “fresh.” When sodium nitrite combines with the hydrochloric acid (HCl) found in stomach acid, it forms cancer-causing nitrosamines. These nitrosamines go on to directly promote pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, leukemia, brain tumors and other cancers throughout the body — facts that I have been warning readers about for over a decade. Sodium nitrite is the reason why processed meats drastically raise the risks of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Eating sodium nitrite, in other words, is a lot like eating a slow death in the form of cancer. But in feral pigs, the same chemical kills quite rapidly. A paper posted online by the USDA states, ” The toxin, sodium nitrite, a common meat preservative that prevents botulism, had previously been shown to be a quick-acting and low-residue toxicant for feral pigs in Australia and has since been patented.”

Why poison hogs to death? Because they are multiplying more rapidly than humans

“USDA is seeking to reduce the wild pig population that roams in at least 35 states,” confirms Chemical & Engineering News (October 13, 2014). “In January, it launched a national initiative that will attempt to stamp out the pervasive pigs by slipping them bait laced with a fatal dose of sodium nitrite.”

Feral pigs are widely believed to be a costly pest across Australia and many parts of the Southern United States. They are incredible survivors with extraordinary adaptation skills. Intelligent and resourceful, they can live almost entirely off wild subsoil onion bulbs and other small roots. (Which, for the record, makes them a whole lot smarter than most humans who would die in no time if their local grocery store stopped stocking Pop-Tarts and Oreos.) Present-day eradication techniques tend to focus on trapping and shooting the wild hogs, which is why sodium nitrite bait is typically described by USDA scientists as a “humane” option for causing rapid death without all the blood, violence and screaming.

(I see feral swine almost daily on my ranch in central Texas. At times, I’ll see swarms of 100 or more, running across a path in front of me, with dozens of squealing babies scurrying to keep up with the adults. Their fur is black, by the way. They aren’t pink like you see in commercial hogs. In their wake, you’ll find “plowed” swaths of fields, where they’ve uprooted wild onions and other plants. Because I’m not a farmer, they’ve never been much of a direct nuisance to me, so I leave them to their own business and move along. They’ve never threatened me or my animals, so I don’t mind their presence much. I feel far more threatened by the highways full of dangerous, clueless Californians driving around Austin while texting on their mobile devices… I can deal with hogs. But I can’t deal with motor vehicle morons…)

Over the last few decades, feral swine have “spread from 9 states 30 years ago to 44 states today (Figure 2), and unless strict confinement and eradication measures are enacted it is anticipated that they will be in every state within the next few years,” says the USDA. See this map:

Perhaps not coincidentally, human depopulation proponents often use similar language to describe the “population problem” of humans, decrying how humans have multiplied rapidly to over 7 billion in global numbers, purportedly causing extreme damage to the environment in the process. Not coincidentally, feral swine are being slaughtered by invoking almost identical reasoning. This explanation from the USDA sounds almost exactly like a talk from Bill Gates on why there are too many humans on the planet:

Feral pigs cause at least $100M per annum economic impact to agricultural (McLeod 2006), which is likely an underestimate, and untold damage to the environment. They are recognized as a key threatening process to threatened species and ecological communities due to their predation, habitat degradation, competition, and disease transmission.

… sound like anyone else you know?

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Population control through food chemicals

It is noteworthy that the method now being sought to kill off feral swine is to introduce a deadly chemical into their food (i.e. bait). That same exact chemical — sodium nitrite — has been known to be a potent cancer-causing agent since at least the 1970s, but the USDA has insisted on keeping it legal in the human food supply in order to appease the interests of powerful food corporations.

It’s worth noting that if the sodium nitrite hog bait is ultimately approved by U.S. regulators for killing wild hogs, the chemical would be registered as “a pesticide with the Environmental Protection Agency for controlling wild swine,” reports ACS.org. This “pesticide,” by the way, is one of the primary business recruitment tools of the for-profit cancer industry.

Much of today’s cancer industry, it turns out, thrives on the steady supply of cancer patients produced by sodium nitrite in processed meat products. The FDA, which receives large payments of money from drug companies seeking FDA approval for cancer treatment drugs, also refuses to ban sodium nitrite from the food supply, even as a mountain of irrefutable scientific evidence links the chemical to cancers in humans. Interestingly, sodium nitrite is one of the key chemicals used by animal researchers to give animals cancer so they can study various treatments. Search science.naturalnews.com for “sodium nitrite” to see a selection of some of the research that’s already been published. Or click here to search GoodGopher.com for sodium nitrite.

Sodium nitrite already called a “vertebrate pesticide”

In the feral swine analysis published by the USDA, sodium nitrite is already labeled a “vertebrate pesticide” and its toxicological effects are described by the USDA as follows:

In brief, [sodium] nitrite causes methemoglobinemia, which results in rapid depletion of oxygen to the brain and vital organs. Pigs are highly susceptible to this mode of action because they lack methemoglobin reductase, the naturally occurring enzyme required to reverse the toxicosis. Nitrite causes a rapid death in domestic pigs in approximately 1 hour (IMVS 2010) and in feral pigs in 1.5 hours (Cowled et al. 2008a), with symptoms (detailed above) lasting less than 30 minutes (IMVS 2010). Nitrite toxicosis through methemoglobinemia has been independently assessed as humane (IMVS 2010).


Yummm… looks like breakfast at Denny’s!

USDA to hunters: It’s safe to eat the wild hogs we’ve poisoned to death

The big idea in all this, of course, is to spread sodium nitrite-laced hog bait all across the United States, waiting for wild pigs to eat the bait and die from chemical poisoning. (If that doesn’t work, they can always try hog vaccines to reduce the population, right?)

Once wild hogs are poisoned to death with sodium nitrite, they are totally safe for humans to consume, the USDA tells us. This must be very comforting to hunters to know that their federal government says it’s okay to eat animals killed with a deadly poison that’s been circulating through their blood and organs.

“To clarify, hunters or wildlife would not be at risk from consuming sub-lethally or lethally poisoned feral pigs, as confirmed by residue testing on pen and field-poisoned feral pigs,” says their report.

The agency does acknowledge, however, that “Nitrite is toxic to aquatic organisms.” It explains, “As such, nitrite levels are currently being assessed in three water bodies of different sizes following a worst-case scenario contamination incident (40 baits).”

This means that in order to attempt to eradicate feral swine from the Southern USA, the USDA might be poisoning aquatic ecosystems even more than they are already. We may be facing a future where “sodium nitrite runoff” is added to the already catastrophic levels of atrazine, glyphosate and other agricultural chemicals that are destroying amphibians and devastating aquatic ecosystems.

Bottom line: Sodium nitrite is a deadly pesticide… so why are you eating it for breakfast?

The upshot of all this is that the USDA already admits sodium nitrite — the same chemical added to bacon, breakfast sausage, lunchmeat and pepperoni pizza — is a “pesticide” capable of killing certain mammals.

Is it possible that some humans are genetically predisposed to being harmed by sodium nitrite in the food supply? Why are we feeding this deadly hog killing chemical to our schoolchildren in school lunches?

In a world where the food supply is already toxic and dangerous for human consumption, the routine use of a cancer-causing chemical known to be fatal to other mammals seems insanely stupid. All who wish to avoid this deadly chemical in foods should look out for “NO NITRITES” labels on packages of bacon, jerky and sausage. Be sure to check ham soup products for sodium nitrite, and you’ll also find the deadly pesticide in frozen pizzas and children’s snack lunches that contain processed meat.

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Sources for this article include:
http://www.naturalnews.com/022288_sodium_nit…

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Boost coming for education in B.C.: minister

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Boost coming for education in B.C.: minister

TRACY SHERLOCK 
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Published on: April 5, 2016 | Last Updated: April 5, 2016 6:05 AM PDT

Schools in B.C. will get an extra $28 million next year, Minister of Education Mike Bernier told The Vancouver Sun Monday.
The announcement was made in response to an outcry from school trustees that the funding announced in March would not cover the costs of the teachers’ contract agreement or growing enrolment.
In Vancouver, when the funding was announced in March, the district’s shortfall jumped from $24 million to $27 million. Presumably, the money announced Monday will put that shortfall back at $24 million.
“This will be very welcome news for not only the districts where enrolment is growing, but also the ones with declining enrolment, because it’s still increasing the per-pupil rate,” Bernier said. “What drives this is the commitment that I’ve made and that government has made that we would fully fund all new students and that we would be fully funding the teachers’ collective agreement.”
Under the March announcement, the per-student funding was only slated to increase by $8 over this year, not enough to maintain programs and services, according to a letter from school trustees association president Teresa Rezansoff to the education minister. Rezansoff estimated that education funding was short by $30 million, provincewide.

The $28 million will increase per-student funding by an additional $52 for next year and will cover costs associated with the teachers’ contract and new students, Bernier said.
Rezansoff said boards are already struggling to accommodate the government’s required administrative savings of $25 million for this year, plus raises for management staff and technology costs.

“Predictable and sustainable funding remains a core expectation of all boards of education,” Rezansoff wrote. “It is the position of BCSTA that government as a whole must immediately meet its previously announced commitments by increasing the basic ‘per pupil’ allocation by an amount that fully addresses the current funding shortfall.”
Bernier said there will also be a change in funding procedure, so that no funds are held back to wait for student counts. Instead, the ministry is accounting for an increase of 1,400 students in the province next year and it will provide the funds for that increase up front, Bernier said.
This school year was the first time enrolment has grown since 1997, Bernier said. He said if more than 1,400 students arrive at B.C. schools in September, they will be fully funded.
Bernier said the government would notify secretary-treasurers of the change on Monday night. By law, all school boards must balance their budgets by June 30.

Sun education reporter

tsherlock@vancouversun.com

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Panama Papers Psyop, Complete Inside Job by Real Elites

Panama Papers Psyop, Complete Inside Job by Real Elites

In this video Luke Rudkowski goes over the Panama Papers and how the real story of the leaks should be questioned since the fingerprints and motives are directly point to the real elites. Fingerprints of these leaks show the ford foundation, Carnegie Endowment, Rockefeller Family Fund, W K Kellogg Foundation and Open Society Foundation (Soros) helping organize and conduct the largest leak in journalism history. To support our work check out our store http://wearechange.org/store/

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21st Annual Okanagan Fest of Ale

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Sip, savour and celebrate the best in craft beer at the 2016 Okanagan Fest of Ale! Whether you’re a seasoned craft beer connoisseur or a craft beer newcomer you won’t want to miss the 21st Annual Okanagan Fest of Ale April 8 and 9, at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

This two-day event features great entertainment, fabulous local food, and an opportunity for 5,000+ beer enthusiasts to sample a diverse and delicious selection of craft brews, cask ales and quality ciders from 50 exceptional craft breweries. Single day tickets and weekend passes available.

Fest of Ale takes place:
Friday, April 8 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 9 from 12:00 NOON to 6:00 PM

Tickets:
Tickets are available online at ValleyFirstTix.com, or in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC) and Penticton and Wine Country Visitor Centre. Tickets purchased online are $29 (single day) or $47 (two day pass). For tickets purchased in person, they are $28 (single day) or $47 (two day pass).

*This is 19+ event.

I Stand Up Against CFS Because… (The Truth About Child & Family Services)

Published on 17 Nov 2015

11,000 children in care in Manitoba. 90% aboriginal. 11.1% of Winnipeg’s population is aboriginal.
There are quotas on the amount of kids taken. CFS workers make more money if the child is mentally ill and medicated.
Children are put in hotels where they’re neglected and put in dangerous situations. They’re often put in abusive foster homes.
NDP government seizes one baby a day in the province.
There is a gag on the media with actual laws prohibitting parents’ stories from being told. Parents are threatened that if they speak or protest, they’ll never see their children again. These are just some of the many reasons we stand up against CFS.
On November 15th, 2015, many passionate Winnipeggers came together to speak out against the corrupt practices of CFS and do this video for World Alternative Media.
People who chose to speak in this report include:
Don Woodstock, Kathy Harris, Bubba B the MC, Nadine Moostoos (Hope Antoine Buffalo), Wendy Bowcott, Lisa Tellier, John Doull and Marty Max. The video was directed by Josh Sigurdson.
With so many backgrounds among so many great people, the message was clear, that we will not be taking this corrupt, greedy child abuse from CFS any longer and CFS, You’re Fired!

After our video “Somali Children Stolen By Government For Parents’ Broken English” went viral, so many more eyes and ears are now on this important issue we’ve spent years fighting.

Come on out on Friday, November 20th at 1pm at the Manitoba Legislative Building. Hundreds are set to be out protesting CFS in support of the Somali family and the thousands of other parents affected by the abusive CFS system. It will be International Children’s day and we’ll be doing the rally in cooperation with Don Woodstock who hosts Children’s Day every year.

World Alternative Media

Video edited by Josh Sigurdson

Featuring:
Josh Sigurdson
Don Woodstock
Kathy Harris
Lisa Tellier
Nadine Moostoos
Wendy Bowcott
Jesse Bowcott
Marty Max
Bubba B the MC
John Doull

Camera work:
John Doull
Josh Sigurdson

Graphics by Bryan Foerster

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2015

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