Archive for November, 2012

Photo: Oprah Winfrey in Living Green Magazine

That’s right! Oprah latest fortune foray is into ORGANIC FOOD! Five trademark applications were filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at the end of October. The name of course will be “Oprah’s Organics.”

Included in this new food line will be sauces, soups, salad dressings, frozen vegetables, and some beverages. Another of Oprah’s trademark applications is for bath and body products, moisturizers, hair products and other personal-care items. Presumable ALL will be organic!

“The trademarks were filed for Oprah’s farm on Maui to enable the farm to grow and distribute produce on Maui and throughout the Hawaiian Islands,” says Oprah spokeswoman Nicole Nichols.

“Last year sales of organic products in the U.S. surpassed the $30 billion mark for the first time, growing by a whopping 9.5 percent (and that’s in a sluggish economy).” [Source: Jason Best — TakePart.com] It’s probably not surprising that the ever-enterprising Oprah Winfrey would like a piece of the action!

[To read FULL ARTICLE, see “Is Oprah Ready to Ride the Organic Food Wave?”]

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Photo:  Supporter of Right to Know Label GMO Proposition #37 in California

In California’s Election yesterday Proposition 37 was narrowly defeated by BIG money and deception. But, the fight to label GMO foods  is far from over, either in the US or Canada.

California is “4 million votes closer” to knowing what’s in all our food. This is a victory and a giant step forward. Even in Canada, this “right to know” matters! Much of the food eaten in Canada is comes from the US, and for those on the West Coast—directly from California!

This is from the Right to Know Campaign website:

“Yesterday, we showed that there is a food movement in the United States, and it is strong, vibrant and too powerful to stop. We always knew we were the underdogs, and the underdogs nearly took the day. Dirty money and dirty tactics may have won this skirmish, but they will not win the war.”

[To read more, see “ Statement on Election Results from the California Right to Know Campaign.”]

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Video: Graffiti Artists vs. GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) 

This video, aimed at California voters in today’s US Election, is a terrific, in your face “VOTE YES on Proposition #37”–the mandatory labelling of GMO foods.  Five of California’s best graffiti artists create, while you watch, high-impact “YES” murals to raise awareness for the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in California.

Monsanto and other GMO multinationals have thrown millions of dollars into misleading, often completely false, advertising to champion a “NO” vote. A lot is at stake for these companies. If we consumers knew what was in our food, many of us would NOT be eating it! That’s what Monsanto fears.

So, kudos to these artists, Mear One, Vyal One, Werc, Griffin One, and Ernest Doty for trying to “tell the truth”.  The artists discuss their reasons for supporting California’s “YES on Prop 37” campaign, all the while displaying some impressive artistic, spray paint techniques.

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Photo: Illustration for Epoch Times: “GMO Foods May Alter Healthy Organ Function”

Europe has already said “NO” to GMO foods. In Canada and the US GMO lobbyists and multi-national companies still rule, hiding the truth about these foods. These companies do NOT want US or Canadian consumers to know what’s in their food, for fear we’ll stop eating it! But, there’s hope this veil might soon be lifted in North America!

On the Ballot in California this November is a citizen-inspired Proposition 37, which aims to make labelling GMO foods mandatory. GMO producers are panicked, and pulling out all the stops to STOP Proposition 37!  Lies, misinformation, and tens of millions of dollars are being thrown at California’s Proposition 37 by  GMO producers. “So goes California, so goes the rest of the US, and likely Canada next.” That’s what worries the GMO multi-nationals!

If you’re in California PLEASE VOTE–on behalf of all of us in North America who care about our health AND what’s in our food!!

[For more about this fight for “truth in labelling” in California, see Michele Simon’s  “Top 10 Lies Told by Monsanto on GMO Labeling in California” in the Huffington Post.]

Scientific research is just now starting to “pull back the curtain” on the health (and planetary) risks of GMO foods! Earlier this year the news was full of “GMO Foods Alter Healthy Organ Function” articles, including one from Epoch Times Vancouver. The illustration for the article (shown above) really “says it all”!

The VIDEO (below) provides more detail: “GMO Foods Pose Real Threat to Human Health”

Video: Mike Adams (Health Ranger) tells all about effects of GMO foods on health

VOTE California! VOTE for Proposition #37! Label ALL Genetically Modified Food. Fingers crossed that this Proposition passes!

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