Photo of Ho'okipa Lookout, Ho'okipa is the Hawaiian word for Hospitality. Usher believes Corporations have Overstayed their Welcome in Hawaii.

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The Choice Between Corporate Food vs. Earth Food

by Guest Blogger, Kimberly Usher, Antiphospholipid and Pesticide Effects Blog

Food monopolies are poisoning our Good Earth food by over-spraying pesticides, which contaminates our food, and our bodies. Pesticides can be absorbed through the skin. Encounters with pesticides, and their effects have oversight from people in government positions who have worked for the corporate food entities. The bottom line for corporate food is profit, and the bottom line for Good Earth food is health.

The facts are all there; the Good Earth food for health has more nutrition, while the Corporate food has none, or very little…this is why the Codex Alimentarius Treaty, with the WTO, is important to the corporate food groups…in the Codex Alimentarius Treaty, which will be ratified by Congress with the passing of the Food Safety Modernization Laws (S510, HR2749), the legal standard for the amount of nutrition in foods will go down, and the legal standard for poisons in our food go up…It is that simple.

And this will affect the entire world, as this is an international treaty.

Not one word was mentioned on the Senate floor, publicly, about Codex nutrition and chemicals, Monsanto, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), factory farms food and animal problems. Not one word about the USDA already seizing, and targeting who they “believe” are problems in the system (who happen to be organic and natural health stores, and farms). Not a single mention of the FDA and other government agencies involved in the so called revolving door with Monsanto; where Monsanto employees are moving back, and forth between government positions (Isn’t that really a con’s Piracy?). Not a peep about the suffering of the soil, and problems from GMOs.

Telling.

In S.510 there is a reference to changing USC Code and Federal Law. In 2 strike outs, and insertions; the government will have the right to condemn a farm or its products with merely the “reason to believe.” How would you win in court if you had a problem with a USDA inspector who believes something you didn’t?

Flabbergasting and bold…We must stand, and support our Senators. Give them courage to stand against Corporate Fascism. “Everything Hitler did was legal,” as Martin Luther King pointed out.

Over-spray and misuse of chemicals, and pesticides creates a situation where we have to choose. Do we want Corporate or Good Earth food?  I vote for the Good old Earth…All are here today of the Blessing and the Bounty of the Good Earth. Let’s call our Senators now; to protect our Good old Earth.

Kimberly Usher lives on Maui.

Kimberly-Usher

Kimberly Usher

A child of the military/industrial/complex she has grown to understand the problems of chemicals in our environment and bodies, personally. Injured, and disabled by pesticides she finds no doctors will admit, or put the information in her medical chart. After 4 exposures in the last 15 years leaving her crippled, unable to move and in pain on the scale above 10, she has some room to talk here. And hopes the Thanksgiving Blessing will also include our water, because there is another bill S.787 doing the same to our water in this Lame Duck session. Visit Kimberly’s blog on pesticide poisoning.

What You Can Do

The S.510 vote will be on Monday November 29th.

See S510 Action Alert by Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

Here is another Action Alert on S 510 and Update on S510 Food Safety Legislation put out by the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Now call your Senator and voice your support for food safety, via a local, decentralized food system.  S510 is not the way to accomplish the changes we really need!

This post is part of the Fight Back Friday blog carnival, see more food activist ideas on Food Renegade blog.