Russia Bans GMO Imports and the Babes Against Biotech Celebrate

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Here is just more proof that the intent of the A’ole GMO club is to keep people in the dark.

Just posted recently on the Babes Against Biotech page was this meme…

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They somehow also think that by banning GMO imports that everyone is eating organic food.  Little do they know that countries that tend to ban GMO imports are the very ones have plenty of their own GMO research going on at the Russian Academy of Agricultural Science.  Russia is also growing their own experimental GMO crops.

So the BABs have their 5,584 followers, who shared this, excited about Russia being so much better than the US because of this ban of imports.  Russia is a much more superior country than the US because their bans signify a better country.  That must include their ban of homosexuality and marijuana makes it the best country to live in and tops for human rights.  Not.  Pack up your bags and head to Russia!

 

Russell Ruderman Defends the Haters of Technology

Once again, the anti-GMO club is up in arms with the latest Star Advertiser article that was headline news regarding the lawsuit by papaya farmers.  One of which is a State Senator, Russell Ruderman, who wrote a letter to the editor in today’s paper(subscription needed).

Here’s a statement that he made in his letter to the editor…

For all of us involved in the GMO issue, it is clear that an individual farmer is an inappropriate target for GMO anger, and no one advocates vandalism.

Senator Ruderman must not live here in Hawaii because he clearly does not know about the threats that have been made by the very activists he supports.  Just look what has been said here in the Hawaii social media scene.

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Of course he aligns with these folks too…

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If you saw all of this on the social media, as a farmer, what would you think?  Ruderman apparently thinks that there is nothing to worry about!  We all know that he’s participating in the misinformation campaign himself.

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Senator Ruderman, why do you keep associating with these people and fear mongering yourself?  You and other activists have created so much fear in people that people have turned that fear into hate towards this technology.  It’s sad that a leader is fanning the flames of fear also during work time at the legislature.

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You must clearly know that it is safe because you do consume foods that are GMOs while at fundraisers and also wear it on your back.  Could it be profit over people for your Islands Natural Food stores?

And, how does he know that it isn’t an anti-GMO activist destroying crops?  Is he that close and that he knows this bit of information?

Akamai A’ole GMO Club

The A’ole GMO crowd will always profess that they are special.  They are not a part of the sheeple and have done thorough research about GMOs to know that they are experts in the issue.  They have sorted through thousands of links from Natural News and GreenMed Info as well as watched countless hours on Seeds of Death and Genetic Roulette.  Vandana Shiva is a goddess that they worship and Walter Ritte and Jessica Wooley are the disciples of the whole congregation.

Yes, it’s a religion already.  It’s ideology about a big evil that they must fight in their own minds.  They are being sprayed with pesticides and apparently feel that they must be weeds or bugs.  They will no longer stand down and will protest about their right to know even though they do know and consume GMOs.  After a meal of GMOs they wake up every morning and can’t believe that they survived it.  It happens year after year and by the grace of Vandana, they are alive!

These people are so smart that they will bravely go on the social media and let everyone know their expertise on the subject.  Just read some of the outtakes from today’s Star Advertiser GMO article.

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Yes, Leinanij, the false knowledge is worse than ignorance itself.  You apparently stated that here.

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NiteMarcher, who is alive today and well fed and nourished by the advances of wacko and mad scientists, should have not been allowed access to such advanced from evil people.  Chemicals that make up NiteMarcher are not natural in any place or form even if we share many of the same ones.  He just might want to go back and take that science class again to learn about chemicals.

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Leino is clearly and expert on pesticides as she knows that 2-4-D is bad even though it is sold in the hardware stores in weed and feed formulations.  Forget that it really is 2,4-D that these A’ole fear for it is part of the Agent Orange.  They still don’t realize that it wasn’t this issue that made it toxic but the dioxin.  That’s because GMO Free USA and the BABs don’t educate people about those “facts” and prefer fear!

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Papaya farmers have nothing to do with any of the agribusiness companies that Maneki_Neko listed but so what.  They are evil.  The Babes Against Biotech is going to plan quarterly protests as a result.  They are tired of the March Against Monsanto so the next one will be the Suckers Against Syngenta, Dodos Fighting DuPont Pioneer, and A’oles Against Agrigenetics!  Bring it on!  Fight the evil!

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Trust is damaged by whom?  A’oles trust Gary Hooser and his 18 tons fact and never figured out the significance of something called active ingredients.  They also have no clue that table salt is way more toxic that RoundUp but it doesn’t matter.  They know their facts from Seeds of Death and a computer scientist, Stephanie Seneff.  They also worship tumor filled rats yield tumor filled rats and suffer from single study syndrome.

Thank goodness some of them do consider the evidence presented and use some science to base their decisions upon.  It’s sad though when choose to believe GreenMedInfo over real data and evidence when it comes to GMOs.

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And they will never figure out who really is the source of these lies…

Protect the Aina and the Virus of Misinformation

Something has gone awry with the environmental greenies here in Hawaii.  These people cling to the the battle cry of, “Protect the Aina!”  All the meanwhile of stating this, they constantly barrage the media full of misinformation from the top down.  Today’s feature is Margaret Wille and her adventures in stuff your shoe in your mouth!

Just from today’s Star Advertiser front page article, “Growing Concerns,” there was the typical A’ole comments on there from Big Island County Council Woman Margaret Wille.  Some of her quotes in the article clearly shows that she believes in a boogey man and that organic food may not protect your brain from dementia.

They have to know but do know!

Kohala Councilwoman Margaret Wille, who introduced Bill 113, said that if the restraining order is upheld, it will frustrate the purpose of the ordinance. She said it’s important to know where the genetically modified crops are so that officials can monitor where potential problems might occur.

Note that Wille makes this statement that officials have to know where these papaya crops are but then later states this.

“The truth is everyone knows where the GMO papaya is,” she said.

Yardeners are Farmers too!  NOT!

And, for example,if a farmer wants to grow organic papayas, he or she isn’t going to want to plant next to a field of GMO papayas, for fear of cross-pollination and contamination of the organic crop, she said.

Yardeners who have 25 trees of GMO free papayas have rights too even though most real farmers know that these will be decimated by the PRSV virus.  Real farmers know that papayas are self pollinating and know how to take care of this.

Farmers Talked to the County…  They were IGNORED!

Wille said she is especially disappointed with the legal action because a provision was included in the law allowing county officials to keep sensitive information confidential. She said that instead of waiting to file suit until the 90-day registration period ended, papaya farmers should have talked with county officials to explain what information they wanted withheld.

Papaya farmers were there in force talking to the Mayor, the council members, at all the hearings explaining what the issues were with the laws.  They told Wille and others what they wanted and lo and behold, they were IGNORED!

Margaret Wille the Conspiracy Theorist!

“The way they did it, they just seem more like pawns of Monsanto,” she said, referring to the multinational corporation known for genetically engineered products.

When all else fails for Wille to defend her position, what’s the next best step? Throw in the Monsanto is evil card!  But hey, even if papaya farmers are all small local folks for the most part, turn people against them but putting that kind of statement out there.  Local farmers, you’re now a multinational corporation according to Marge Wille.  That makes for a great anti-GMO movie plot!

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Wille said the registry isn’t going to make papaya farmers any more vulnerable.

Yes, Marge, continuing to spread hate and misinformation against farmers isn’t going to make them any more vulnerable then they already are.  You are a true blue problem solver helping your constituents indeed.

Chopping down 100 trees or even 8500 isn’t ecoterrorism!  It’s justified according to commenter, NiteMarcher, who also has a demon to fight with corporate ag giants like Big Island papaya farmers!

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The SHAKA Movement: More Mainland Money to Maui

Let’s face it that the mainland activism groups have decided to take root here in our islands.  We already know from an investigative report late last year that the majority of the funding is indeed from mainland sources.

Many mainland donors are getting tax deductions giving monies to fund supposedly non-profit groups like Hawaii SEED in doing lobbying efforts under the guise of being an “educational” entity.  It’s no wonder why other groups, like the Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice, have latched on also.

When you look further into the this supposed grassroots movement, it is clearly not based here in Hawaii.  It looks like Southern California has come to turn Hawaii into their tropical paradise.  It also includes followers that believe in UFOs, ascension, conspiracy, and spirituality.  That sounds like a lot of Southern Cali woo indeed.

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These people not only believe in woo but have decided to bring it to Maui under the guise of a Hawaiian sounding name, SHAKA.  When you look up the website (www.shakamovement.org) on WHOIS, you’ll find that it was started on 10/29/2013.  Pretty recently formed just a few months ago.

This movement was first announced on the Galactic Connection website right about that time in October 2013.  Galactic Connection is associated with a Steven Meadors as the registrant and administrator for the website.

Registrant Name: Steven Meadors
Registrant Organization: Royal Alliance LLC.
Registrant Street: 970 W Valley Parkway # 270
Registrant City: Escondido
Registrant State/Province: California
Registrant Postal Code: 92025

Royal Alliance LLC appears to be an investment company that purchased land for a “natural healing center.”

As much as this SHAKA movement sounds local, it is far from it and being funded from California.

The conspiracy and UFO folks also have convinced the Hawaii Farmers Union United to join in on this ideology too.  In their last Maui Farmers Union United newsletter, they placed a link on there to have people join in.

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The Maui A’oles are trying to also trying to get this on the ballot with this mainland petition.  One of them, Karen Chun, tried to use Whole Foods to get folks to sign and it looks like, gasp, they refused to allow the petition to be there!

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So as much as you might think that this SHAKA thing is a locally initiated thing, you’re wrong.  It indeed is California style coming to Hawaii with UFOs, ascension, conspiracies, and spirituality.  The woo factor is floating around indeed.

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The A’oles Admit It: There is No Aloha!

Funny how some A’oles have denied that it is only a small minority of activists who have no aloha. They will claim that the ones who have made threats of crop destruction and death threats just don’t reflect the overall goal, the right to know.

Well today Keliihananui Crabbe has finally come clean with their true goals today. He admits that yes, there is no aloha. And it’s a good thing he has no financial ties because anyone and everyone who does can’t be trusted. I wonder what that says about Senator Ruderman and Representative Wooley.

Let’s Talk About Those Poisons and Toxicity

Understanding the issue of toxicity is a problem with so many anti-GMO club members lately.  Studies that cherry pick information like the one that touted that “75% of air samples contained RoundUp and Atrazine” are great examples of why this group is so prone to fear mongering.

Note that the information promoted on the whackosphere sites failed to mention that the amounts detected were billions to millions below any significant level to have any effect, according to Kevin Folta’s review of the actual paper.  What this paper really shows is how sensitive the technology is to detect very minuscule levels to begin with.

So let’s talk a bit further about this “we’re being sprayed and poisoned” paranoia among the anti-GMO club.

An important thing to understand with toxicity of something is by understanding how toxicity is measured.

From the EPA website, the measure in which toxicity is stated is something called LD50.

Lethal Dosage (LD50) Values

An LD50 is a standard measurement of acute toxicity that is stated in milligrams (mg) of pesticide per kilogram (kg) of body weight. An LD50 represents the individual dose required to kill 50 percent of a population of test animals (e.g., rats, fish, mice, cockroaches). Because LD50 values are standard measurements, it is possible to compare relative toxicities among pesticides. The lower the LD50 dose, the more toxic the pesticide.

A pesticide with an LD50 value of 10 mg/kg is 10 times more toxic than a pesticide with an LD50 of 100 mg/kg.

The toxicity of a pesticide is related to the mode of entry of the chemical into an organism. Oral LD50 values are obtained when test subjects are fed pesticide-treated feed or water. Dermal LD50 values are obtained when the pesticide is applied to the skin of the animal. Inhalation LD50 values are obtained when the animal breathes the pesticide with a mask. Often the inhalation LD50 is lower (more toxic) than the oral LD50, which is in turn lower (more toxic) than the dermal LD50.

LD50 values are not always given on the pesticide label; rather, the relative toxicity of a pesticide product is reflected by one of three signal words: DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. The purpose of signal words is to alert the user to the level of toxicity of the product. The signal word is generally assigned based on the pesticide’s inhalation, oral or dermal toxicity, whichever is the most toxic.

Let’s take a look at some common substances that we likely consume everyday and see what the LD50 measures are (note that these are oral dosages).

Table Salt 3000mg/kg

Aspirin 200mg/kg

Caffeine 192mg/kg

Capsaicin 47.2mg/kg (Found in hot sauce)

Then let’s take a look at RoundUp, the dreaded pesticide that anti-GMO club folks are harping about.

Glyphosate 4320mg/kg

As you can see, table salt is more toxic than glyphosate is.  Common substances that we actually eat or use as medicine are significantly more toxic than glyphosate actually is.

Then if you take a look at LD50 for atrazine, you’ll also find that it is much less toxic than the same substances we consume.

Atrazine for rats and mice 672mg/kg to 850 mg/kg

Another commonly used pesticide in organic farming is much more toxic than glyphosate is in terms of toxicity.

Rotenone for rats is 162 to1500mg/kg

That’s even more toxic than glyphosate is! Just because something is derived from natural sources doesn’t make it any safer.  A good example is snake venom.  All natural but deadly at minuscule amounts!

Let’s take a look at yet another chemical used in organic farming, copper sulfate.

Copper sulfate in rats is 30mg/kg

That is nearly 100x more toxic than glyphosate.  It has been documented that a dose of 11mg/kg in a human has lead to death!  This chemical also builds up in soil too.

As you can clearly see, just because organic farming sounds much more holistic and greener, it may not necessarily be less toxic in reality.

Just because you have been reading that all of these pesticides are poisonous and horrible from StopPoisoningParadise.com and during speeches from Hooser and Andrea Brower, you don’t have to be a scientist to do some research of what this all means.  Knowing how to search and verify what is being said can make a huge difference in understanding fact from fiction.

Get off of those whackosphere websites like Sustainable Pulse, GMO Free whatever wherever, Natural News, Green Med Info, Nature Cures, Holistic Health Woo, Altnet, and so on and you’ll see a different picture.

Those sites are meant for scaring you, and if you like being scared and uninformed, keep reading it.  Paranoia caused by the internet isn’t a happy place to be ever.  Jump off the paranoia bandwagon and research, research, research.