We Are Walking a Tightrope Through Chaos

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Julian Rose
March 14, 2017

Rational observation leads one to be unable to deny the undeniable: the toxic burden now being carried by the Earth’s atmosphere, living matter, animals and humans, has taken us all to the brink of apocalypse.

Yet, in spite of evidential states of dramatic damage to the fabric of life on Earth, radiantly beautiful children are birthing on this planet every day, as if in defiant declarations of the power of life over death.

These children are arriving even as nuclear reactors leak, catch fire and melt down, depositing their deadly radioactive isotopes around the planet. Even as a persistent drum beat ‘for war’ reverberates across continents and seas. Even as mind numbed and micro-chipped robotic humans blunder blindly onwards towards their slavish epiphany. Even as the skies are torn apart by streams of aluminium sulphate nanoparticles, and depleted uranium continues its mission as a weapon of mass destruction, to rip the very heart out of the warm corpuscles of life.

Yes, in spite of these – and so many more – acts of political, military and corporate sabotage upon the sentient veins of sacred living matter, the children of genius keep coming. And quantum physics reveals the absolute interconnectivity of the diversity of all life, and how we are one. All one.

While plants and animals suffer the fate of being genetically engineered into new species, further denaturing an already deformed environment, the humble element of water is revealed to be a crystalline gift of the gods with exceptional powers to sooth and heal.

It is an extraordinary time on this blessed beleaguered planet. Resonant with extremes. Extremes that squeeze us and squeeze us, either into acts of submission or acts of rebellion and revolution, born of revelation.

We who are ‘alive’ choose rebellion. A passionate refusal to give-in. However, in order to make our rebellion into something capable of moving forward, manifesting itself as positive action in the here and now, it becomes all important to retain focus and not be pulled out of line by that which manifests as the crazed daily reality.

So let us be aware: we are up against a gathering storm of politically led divisiveness , and as a consequence, are being blinded by a confusion of emotive, violent, media manipulated images; blind and bigoted rhetoric, ‘fake news’ and a deluge of acts of narcissistic criminal self-indulgence.

We are faced by ‘legalized corruption’ becoming the common code of governments across the world.

‘Democracy’ is morphing into totalitarian centralisation, in which the ‘executive’ takes unto itself the right to enact laws that grant, a priori, exclusive powers to the state or premier; including establishing a ‘snoopers charter’ to cover total surveillance of citizens’ activities.

But even as this is happening, higher levels of consciousness are rising up to counteract the all-out drive for the rule of fascism. At the time of writing, the Schumann Resonance is peaking at 40Hz +. A substantial increase in recent levels of between 7.8 and 15 Hz. Many believe this frequency rate to be directly correlated with an upward trend in spirit oriented energies supporting mankind’s liberation from the yoke of absolute autocratic control.

The confusion manifesting here and now on this planet, takes the form of an orchestrated war, enacted by global institutions and governments, to remove the last vestiges of what we have come to call our ‘civil liberties’. Diversity and individuality are being eaten-up by perversity and conformity. Large corporations get larger still, swallowing competitors as they go. Governments, I repeat, deftly take unto themselves ever more authority to control, with incremental accumulations of power being seized almost at will.

The centralised super-state looms ever nearer, under the monika of organized protection against a rise in ‘terrorism’. Yes, the very terrorism which the state itself instigated by embarking on violent invasions of foreign territories and massive sales of armaments to those willing to work for illegitimate ‘regime change’.

Back on home turf, crusading armies of ‘believers’ in this that and the other, slug it out in an orchestrated war of ‘left’ versus ‘right’. Extreme left versus extreme right. Nationalists versus federalists. Globalists versus populists. Divide and conquer, stoked into an all-consuming fire of blind attrition. Attrition created and financed by the planet’s dominant architects of control.

Presiding over the public face of this incendiary rabble-rousing madness, like traffic conductors pointing-up the road to hell, are figureheads of the so called ‘entertainment industry’: Lady Gaga, Madonna and Miley Cyrus. Pushing home the satanic agenda which is the hallmark of their ‘professional performance’ status.

Po faced and emotionless, their sexless sex ‘act’, cheered on by adoring mind numbed followers, becomes a potent symbol of the descent into hell which is in progress across this planet.

Yet, and this is the point I particularly wish to convey in this article, all this insanity is not the agenda upon which our focus should be trained. Nor should it be taken as the all-pervading reality in which we are entrapped.

However, for those who cannot separate truth from lies, this topsy-turvy, cruel and seemingly directionless existence is indeed the main point of focus. The foreground. A foreground in which they are completely immersed, to the point of being blind to any other perspective at all.

But for those who can discern light from dark, deception from truth and foreground from background, the blanket like fake news, hyped-up scaremongering and outright lies, are actually the background; whereas in the foreground is a vision of life based upon a deep sense of purpose, rising awareness and a growing consciousness concerning that which gives direction and meaning to life as a sacred whole.

Yes, the beautiful children are birthing here on Earth, and it is due to this rising tide of potential for deep change; the inextinguishable determination to live by truth; to stand in defiance of all that would destroy the sanctity of life. To expose the lies and those that tell them.

The trick is to refocus, so that the daily madness trying to claim our attention, becomes the out of focus background. Perceived as such, through a sharply focussed foreground of truth. So long as this proper perspective is maintained, you will not fall into the black hole which the Lady Gaga coven is enticing you to enter.

We who have come here as guardians of planet Earth have one foot in this world and one in the world to come. That’s how it is. And the foot that’s in this world, is here to take action in support of the world’s continuation. Holding the ground for future generations. Building a new society.

Sometimes we may feel inclined to have both feet in the world to come, but this would be to part company with the terrain of this planet completely. To escape. And why would one put one’s best energy into that when it comes as the natural course of things after death?

While we are alive in our physical bodies, we maintain engagement with the living; the living substance of the planet and its occupants – all beings. This ‘engagement’ is the human imperative. This involves not only proper focus, but also perfecting the art of tightrope walking; maintaining balance at a time of deliberately induced imbalance.

Beneath the taught rope upon which we balance is a chasm of unawareness. A fool’s paradise. A mock-hierarchical world of ambition, greed and cunning, led by a motley crew of political pyramid climbers, corporate pirates and desensitised bureaucrats; who have at their disposal military might and fiat money in limitless volumes.

Struggling under the suppressive influence of this cabal, are what we refer to as ‘the people’. Us. But I would like to add animals, insects, birds, bees, fish trees, plants, rivers, seas and skies; for they are equally abused.

Those of us who are ‘aware’, to whatever degree, have no business ignoring the plight of any of these life forms, including our human compatriots, whatever race, colour or creed. After all, they are the ingredients out of which a better way of life must be moulded. However downtrodden, they still represent the ingredients of the world to come.

It is our task to lay the foundations of this world to come, and we cannot do so without a very real strata of love for this place into which we were born; adding to that love, determination, courage and a keen sense of balance.

For many on the road of growing consciousness, the attraction of concentrating on ‘the spiritual path’ often precludes active engagement with the real world. Thus a split has been brought about which should never be there.

I hope readers are understanding this clearly, for healing this split is the most central issue to which our best energies should be turned.

There is no split except the one we make. Our growth, indeed our entire development, hangs on adopting the path of truth – taking action to revitalize and heal our common home, and its inhabitants – that is the conscious, actual expression, of spiritual aspiration.

One is not on the ‘path of truth’ simply because one is practising meditation, Qui Gong or yoga. That is, at best, just one half of the path. Believing that by following such regimes one has done all that is necessary to become a ‘realized being’ is delusional.

It is only when these inner focussed practices are accompanied by complementary outward focussed actions, that one can start to fully realize our un-split, integrated Godly capacities.

I am binding back together that which has been broken apart. We cannot move forward as a species until we realize, and act on the realization, that to breath ‘in’ and to breath ‘out’ is One action in two parts. To concentrate on one half while largely ignoring the other, is a receipt for sickness. And isn’t that sickness almost universal these days?

Bringing into sharp focus that which demands our greatest attention is the clue to maintaining balance on the tightrope of life, so as to traverse the chaos of a society under the thrall of orchestrated superficiality and deeply embedded indoctrination.

As the world descends into uncharted depths of engineered confusion, we who can see beyond its trappings have a critically important role to play. To keep the balance. Dynamic balance. For it is not just our balance, but the balance of the whole universe which is at stake.

In truth, we have no option other than to direct our growing consciousness into actions to free the planet from the inhuman adversarial forces that dictate the daily suffocation of all that is wholesome, vital and essential. Essential in nourishing into fruition the creativity which lies at the core of the Divine beings we truly are.

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Julian is an early pioneer of UK organic farming, a writer, social entrepreneur and international activist. He is the author of two acclaimed books: ‘Changing Course for Life’ and ‘In Defence of Life’. You can find out more on www.changingcourseforlife.info

Dogs detect breast cancer from bandage: researchers

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Mariëtte Le Roux
March 24, 2017

Paris (AFP) – Dogs can sniff out cancer from a piece of cloth which had touched the breast of a woman with a tumour, researchers said Friday, announcing the results of an unusual, but promising, diagnostic trial.

With just six months of training, a pair of German Shepherds became 100-percent accurate in their new role as breast cancer spotters, the team said.

The technique is simple, non-invasive and cheap, and may revolutionise cancer detection in countries where mammograms are hard to come by.

“In these countries, there are oncologists, there are surgeons, but in rural areas often there is limited access to diagnostics,” Isabelle Fromantin, who leads project Kdog, told journalists in Paris.

This means that “people arrive too late,” to receive life-saving treatment, she added. “If this works, we can roll it out rapidly.”

Working on the assumption that breast cancer cells have a distinguishing smell which sensitive dog noses will pick up, the team collected samples from 31 cancer patients.

These were pieces of bandage that patients had held against their affected breast.

With the help of canine specialist Jacky Experton, the team trained German Shepherds Thor and Nykios to recognise cancerous rags from non-cancerous ones.

“It is all based on game-playing” and reward, he explained.

After six months, the dogs were put to the test over several days in January and February this year.

This time, the researchers used 31 bandages from different cancer patients than those the dogs had been trained on.

One bandage was used per experiment, along with three samples from women with no cancer.

– Saving lives –

Each bandage was placed in a box with a large cone which the dogs could stick their noses into, sniffing at each in turn — four boxes per test.

The exercise was repeated once with each sample, meaning there were 62 individual responses from the dogs in all.

In the first round, the dogs detected 28 out of the 31 cancerous bandages — a 90-percent pass rate, the researchers announced.

On the second try, they scored 100 percent — sitting down in front of the box containing the cancerous sample with their muzzle pressed deep into the cone.

“There is technology that works very well, but sometimes simpler things, more obvious things, can also help,” said Amaury Martin of the Curie Institute, citing the many untested stories of dogs having detected cancer in their owners.

“Our aim was see if we can move from conventional wisdom to… real science, with all the clinical and research validation that this entails.”

This was the proof-of-concept phase of Kdog.

The next step will be a clinical trial with more patients and another two dogs, but the team is still in need of project funding.

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IKEA Launches Sustainable DIY Indoor Garden

Only basic tools and patience are required to build it

Source: NaturalSociety.com
Julie Fidler
March 8, 2017

IKEA continually proves itself to be one of the most environmentally-friendly companies on the planet. The Swedish home furnishings retailer introduced a hydroponic garden last year that allows you to grow fresh produce in your home without any soil or gardening experience, and the company ditched Styrofoam packaging for biodegradable packaging that you can actually put in your garden to nourish your plants.

The latest sustainable endeavor by IKEA is the Growroom, a spherical, multi-tiered indoor garden that you can build at home because the design is open-source. This thing is so big, it’s actually designed to sustainably grow enough food to feed a whole neighborhood.

Space10, the IKEA lab that explores sustainable solutions for future urban living, says in the open-source plan:

“It is designed to support our everyday sense of well-being in the cities by creating a small oasis or ‘pause’ architecture in our high paced societal scenery and enables people to connect with nature as we smell and taste the abundance of herbs and plants.”

The beauty of the Growroom is that fruits and vegetables can be grown in abundance virtually anywhere, including urban dwellings. In cities where there are food desserts, the Growroom allows communities to work together to create and strengthen bonds, provide healthy food, and teach children about nature.

Space10 continues:

“Local food represents a serious alternative to the global food model. It reduces food miles, our pressure on the environment, and educates our children of where food actually comes from. The challenge is that traditional farming takes up a lot of space and space is a scarce resource in our urban environments.”

Once completed, the garden measures 2.8 by 2.5 meters (9 by 8.2 feet). Water and light easily reach the growing fruits and veggies through the interlocking pieces without leaking through to the other side, so you won’t have mess after tending to your plants. Its Creative Commons license means you can keep adding to the design.

“The pavilion, built as a sphere, can stand freely in any context and points in a direction of expanding contemporary and shared architecture.

The overlapping slices ensure that water and light can reach the vegetation on each level, without reaching the visitor within and thereby functions as a growth activator for the vegetation and shelter for the visitor.”

Yup, it’s big enough that you can sit in it.

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Oh, and about that open-source design… It was created that way with smaller communities in mind, according to Space10:

“It doesn’t make sense to promote local food production and then start shipping it across oceans and continents.”

If you’re interested in building your own Growroom, you can find the design on Space10’s site.

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Researchers: 9% of the world’s food supply is thrown away or left to spoil

Image: Researchers: 9% of the world’s food supply is thrown away or left to spoil
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Tracey Watson
March 7, 2017

Unemployment and rising food costs have resulted in about a billion people around the world going to bed hungry every day – that’s nearly one in seven people who is officially starving. This problem is only likely to worsen, since the global population is growing at an unprecedented rate, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs predicts that it will reach around 9.6 billion by 2050. With statistics like these, one would expect that the whole world would be focused on minimizing waste to ensure that more people have access to food, but just the opposite is true. In fact, according to Science Daily, almost 9 percent of the world’s food supply is simply thrown away or left to spoil, while around 10 percent more is lost to overeating.

These startling figures were highlighted in a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland’s Rural College, the University of York, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, and published in the journal Agricultural Systems. The study focused on 10 key areas of global food production to see where the most losses were occurring, utilizing information gleaned from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.

Some of the study’s startling findings included the fact that almost half of all crops harvested worldwide (around 2.1 billion tons) are lost to poor production processes, over-consumption and waste by consumers. The least efficient and most wasteful of all food production involves livestock, with more than two-thirds of all product lost (around 78 percent, or 840 million tons). Livestock production also directly impacts crop production, since about 1.08 billion tons of fresh produce is needed to produce just 240 million tons of animal products like eggs, meat, and dairy products. Taken holistically, livestock production alone is responsible for about 40 percent of all lost crops.

The study’s findings regarding overeating are especially interesting; it would seem that while a billion people starve, the other six billion are just plain greedy and/or wasteful.

“Reducing losses from the global food system would improve food security and help prevent environmental harm. Until now, it was not known how over-eating impacts on the system. Not only is it harmful to health, we found that over-eating is bad for the environment and impairs food security,” said the lead researcher of the study, Dr. Peter Alexander, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Geo Sciences and Scotland’s Rural College.

In the U.S., some of the biggest contributors to food waste are supermarkets, which throw out an average of 3,000 pounds of produce per store, each year. For the most part, the food is rejected not for safety, but for esthetic reasons. If fresh fruit is starting to turn brown or is in some other way blemished it will be consigned to the trash heap, as will produce that is perfect in appearance, simply to make way for new stock to be displayed on the shelves.

Though legislation was put in place in 1996 to protect stores from prosecution should food past its “sell-by-date” be donated to the hungry, most supermarkets still balk at the idea of donating food they perceive to be “old,” citing fears of litigation or bad press as concerns.

It is said that knowledge is power, and it is vitally important that consumers become aware of the enormous food supply problem being faced worldwide. After all, it is the picky consumer who refuses to buy even slightly blemished produce that is a large contributor to the problem of waste. And how often do we toss out fresh produce that we have simply forgotten about or failed to use quickly enough, never stopping to think about the millions of people worldwide who are doing the same thing, all while millions of others starve? (RELATED: Great tips to help you stop wasting food can be found in this Natural News article.)

It is time to turn the tide. In a generation of people who have become accustomed to instant gratification and visually perfect produce, we need to become more self-sufficient and less wasteful. Our very survival depends upon it. Follow more news about the food supply at Harvest.news.

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Why Beauty is So Important

The Fibonacci Series in a Sunflower Head

Source: TheMindUnleashed.com
Christina Sarich
February 23, 2017

You’ve heard of the halo effect, perhaps, that ascribes certain desirable traits to people who are attractive even if they don’t possess those traits, like kindness or intelligence. Though we spend a lot of time vexed by the powers of beauty and the attempts of the advertising culture to force-feed a certain type of beauty into our psyches, we shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Beauty, in a sacred sense is vital. It moves us. It compels us to change. It creates awe and wonder. In its true form — beauty as the divine ratio — is apparent in the smallest creature as well as in the solar system and planets, and beyond.

The contrived, politicized, patriarchal vision of beauty has nothing to do with the real thing. Airbrushed automatons plastered on the covers of magazines don’t represent the Da Vinci-esque ratio of perfection, nor the true beauty of nature. This beauty doesn’t tear us down. It rebuilds us.

A Japanese study, released by the University of Kyoto and published in Public Health, entitled, ‘Psychological effects of forest environments on healthy adults: Shinrin-yoku (forest-air bathing, walking) as a possible method of stress reduction‘ describes a link between walking in forests and reducing chronic stress, but why?

Leonardo Da Vinci used the divine proportion or golden ratio (also known as the Fibonacci sequence) in many of his own works, including his sketch of the Vitruvian Man, even before his collaboration with Pacioli, but even this artist was simply copying the beauty evident all around with eyes to see.

Da Vinci's Vetruvian Man is Based on Divine Proportion.

This divine architecture reminds us, even at a subconscious, cellular level that we need to align with it. This is why it is so pleasing to us when we see such exquisiteness on a simple walk in the forest. This beauty offered by nature is in every flower, in seed heads, pine cones, the organization of tree limbs, and in sea shells, but it is repeated even in galaxies. When we make contact with this divine beauty, we innately know if we are in alignment with it, or have somehow strayed from its inherent message.

The Golden Ratio Abounds in Nature

Beauty, in its true form, is our touchstone to Creation. Animals, bees, bird flight patterns, human faces, even hurricanes are formed with these proportions. It is nature’s template for physical reality. The more imbued with beauty that we are, the more beautiful we become – because what we focus on, becomes our reality.

Perfect Beauty in a Nautilus Shell

More importantly, beauty speaks to the soul. It has no value to our mortal bodies. We can’t eat it, or sell it – not the real thing. It doesn’t provide us warmth on a cold night but it does provide us nourishment – the kind that most of us are sorely uninformed we need. All that is beautiful leads to God. A reverence for nature, the creative arts, the keeping of a beautiful home, even.

We don’t need artificial intelligence or a billionaire’s dollars to remake a city. An artist’s hand and a few seeds can cover barren walls, and give us a sense of peace. Beauty makes us act differently. As one writer explains,

Divine Beauty in a Spiral Galaxy

If you’re in an environment where there’s a bunch of waste on the ground, it’s easy not to care for that place, to add your filth to the existing filth. By making a place beautiful, which often means simply peeling back the layers of what is already there, we remove the distractions. We are able to see the existing beauty more clearly, and we are able to start to begin to care.”

The Fibonacci Series in a Sunflower Head

Beauty observed in the world around us makes us act more beautifully. We think more beautifully. We are reminded that we are the instruments of the Divine. Will you plant flowers, or will you plant trash. Will you re-create the divine or destroy it? Because we need beauty more than ever.

Read More At: TheMindUnleashed.com
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Christina Sarich is a musician, yogi, humanitarian and freelance writer who channels many hours of studying Lao Tzu, Paramahansa Yogananda, Rob Brezny, Miles Davis, and Tom Robbins into interesting tidbits to help you Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and *See the Big Picture*. Her blog is Yoga for the New World . Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing The Body And Mind Through The Art Of Yoga.
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NOAA got caught faking global warming temperature data… so where is the apology for spreading fake science?

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Source: NaturalNews.com
Robert Jonathan
February 17, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has yet to apologize for publishing some fake climate science that apparently ushered in the December 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

The agency claims it is looking into the scandal.

In a bombshell scoop in the Daily Mail, an NOAA whistleblower alleged that the agency rushed out a paper containing manipulated data to influence or convince the COP21 conference that no pause or slowdown in global warming had occurred in the last decade or two.

The politicized NOAA “pausebuster” report that discredited a generally accepted notion of a slowdown or hiatus apparently convinced pandering and science-illiterate world leaders like Barack Obama and then-U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and others to sign off on the climate change agreement, with the ordinary taxpayer picking up the tab.

Despite all the hype, COP21 imposes no mandates on the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that each country must reduce, although countries agreed to limit average global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures.

“The report claimed that the ‘pause’ or ‘slowdown’ in global warming in the period since 1998 – revealed by UN scientists in 2013 – never existed, and that world temperatures had been rising faster than scientists expected…But the whistleblower, Dr. John Bates, a top NOAA scientist with an impeccable reputation, has shown The Mail…irrefutable evidence that the paper was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data. It was never subjected to NOAA’s rigorous internal evaluation process – which Dr. Bates devised,” the Daily Mail explained about the cooked calculations.

Describing the NOAA as the chief advocate for man-made climate change, Health Ranger Mike Adams, the founder of Natural News, asserted earlier this month that the agency fabricates temperature data as a standard practice to justify its doomsday forecasts. Adams has separately detailed that the oft-repeated claim that 97% of scientists agree that man-made climate change is settled science  — as if science is ever settled — is a bunch of hot air. (RELATED: Read more about the climate change movement at ClimateScienceNews.com.)

In a follow-up story, the Daily Mail noted that “flawed as it was, the Pausebuster paper unquestionably helped persuade world leaders to sign an agreement that imposes massive emissions cuts on developed countries.”

The NOAA claims that it will review the Bates allegations, the Washington Times indicated, whatever that means. In the meantime, left-wing websites and climate change industry cultists have predictably circled the wagons around the NOAA. (RELATED: Read more about fake science predictions at FakeScience.news.)

U.S. Rep Lamar Smith, chair of the House Science Committee, says that the NOAA has to date stonewalled requests for background information on the pausebuster paper.

Cameron’s signature on the pact will cost U.K. taxpayers about $400 billion in emissions-reductions commitments by the year 2030 along with additional climate aid to developing countries, the Daily Mail added. It’s likely that Obama put U.S. consumers on the hook for a similar outlay.

President Trump has yet to make a final decision about bailing on the Paris accord. If Trump wants to get out, the Congressional Research Service has come up with three different exit strategies, The Daily Caller noted. One is to withdraw as of November 2019 (as provided for in the text of the agreement), do an end-run by getting rid of Obama’s overall Climate Action Plan, or ditching the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the parent treaty, although this may require Congressional approval.

Parenthetically, in his new movie, grandstanding globalist Al Gore, a.k.a. the climate con man, is also engaged in some reverse-engineering by justifying his apocalyptic weather whopper about the danger of flooding in lower Manhattan by referencing Hurricane Sandy rather than melting ice caps.

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Will Superweeds Choke GMO To A Timely Death In The USA?

Will Superweeds Choke GMO to a Timely Death in USA?

Source: WilliamEngahl.com
F. William Engdahl
February 13, 2017

When we human beings become too self-destructive for our own well-bring and that of our Earth, sometimes nature takes control and does what we in our greed and stupidity refuse to do. The refusal of Governments around the world–with notable exceptions such as the GMO-free Russian Federation–to order an immediate global ban on planting of Genetically Manipulated Organisms, GMO, including for corn, for soybeans, for cotton to name just a few, along with an immediate ban on paired weed-killers such as Monsanto’s Roundup, is stupidity pure. The response of nature, however, may sound the death knell for American farmers’ use of GMO seeds more effectively than any labelling or WHO carcinogen warning. Superweeds are literally choking GMO plants to death across the US Midwest farm belt and that should send a very real signal that nature abhors GMOs and their toxic weed-killing chemicals

Since President George Herbert Walker Bush met with the directors of Monsanto in the White House in a closed-door 1992 meeting, American agriculture and the American people have been the experimental guinea pig for testing the effects of planting of GMO crops paired to specific toxic weed-killers.

G.H.W. Bush after the Monsanto powwow ordered US Government agencies to treat the untested GMO seeds and their paired weed-killer chemicals as “substantially equivalent” to non-GMO plants and not requiring extra government testing, one of the more lunatic decisions of a President who seems to have had a morbid affinity for lunatic decisions.

Today, a quarter century later, 96% or almost every ear of USA corn, and most every single soybean, 94%, planted today in the United States is GMO. Those GMO crops find their way into practically every store-bought food product agribusiness pushes on us today. Most of it is Monsanto GMO crops using, by mandatory contract agreement, Monsanto glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer. This is because at present the Monsanto GMO seeds are genetically-modified only to resist Monsanto Roundup weed-killer based on glyphosate. As well, some 90% of every cotton ball harvested in the United States is GMO, and sprayed too, with toxic glyphosate.

Nature revolts

Now with ruthlessness against the crass violation of natural law that is inherent in the entire GMO eugenics experiment, nature is waging its own clever war on GMO crops in the USA. And make no mistake, the intent of the Rockefeller Foundation in funding the creation of GMO back in the 1970’s was and still is just that–eugenics.

It seems that the lies of Monsanto-Bayer, Dow-Dupont, ChemChina-Syngenta are coming back to haunt them. Far from their widely advertised claim that their patented GMO seeds need far less chemical weed-killers, USA farmers are finding out, over a period of years, that their crop acreages sprayed with ample doses of Roundup or other glyphosate-based weed-killers are fostering the growth of toxic Superweeds. Those superweeds are “glyphosate-resistant” meaning the Monsanto and other glyphosate weed-killers are useless. Farmers are forced to pour on other toxic weed-killer options to salvage their crops.

Three-quarters US prime Farmland

An alarming new study has just been published by the University of Illinois Plant Clinic highly relevant and highly ignored by mainstream irresponsible media. The study took some 593 field samples of approximately 2,000 waterhemp and palmer amaranth (pigweed) plants from ten farm states across the USA Midwest, the heartland of world agriculture, or at least until recently. They conducted careful testing and found the alarming results that across America’s farmbelt, 456 of the whole 593 field sites sampled showed Glyphosate Resistance – a total of 76.8%.

The Illinois University study, which reportedly is going viral among US farmers through the Internet, showed that for four of the nation’s largest food producing GMO states, the following percent of fields had superweeds such as waterhemp or palmer amaranth that had developed resistance to glyphosate and most other major weed-killers.

In Illinois, 48% of the fields with superweed samples present tested positive for both glyphosate and PPO Inhibitors (sometimes called contact herbicides, another form of weed killer) resistance. That means the superweeds thrive despite herbicide doses. In Indiana it was 66.6% or two-thirds. In Iowa, where the pro-GMO Governor, Terry Branstad is awaiting Senate approval as new Trump Ambassador to China, the percent of fields resistant to the superweeds is a shocking 74.7%, or three-quarters. And in Missouri, home state to Monsanto, the figure is 81.8%. This is significant I would say.

The University of Illinois researchers note that, “Fields with plants that are positive for both glyphosate and PPO inhibitor resistance are of particular concern due to the limited possibilities for control of these weeds.

Pigweed

Many natural food eaters associate amaranth with highly nutritious grain varieties. The Palmer Amaranth or Palmer Pigweed as it is known to farmers, is not so nice. It is toxic to livestock, and Palmer amaranth is also a threat most specifically to the production of cotton and soybean crops

Beginning 2006 Palmer amaranth was first confirmed resistant to glyphosate in some southern states, some twelve years after the commercialization of GMO crops in the USA. It choked off growth of cotton GMO plants. Since then it has spread north as far as Illinois, spread by wind. Palmer pigweed is the most aggressive pigweed species in growth rate and in its “competitive” ability against other plants, typically growing from 3-5 inches a day and dwarfing the cotton. In 2014, North Dakota State University’s “ND Weed Control Guide” selected Amaranthus palmeri, as “weed-of-the-year.”

Pigweed or Amaranthus palmeri is now unaffected by normal weed-killers across the US Midwest

Waterhemp is an even more aggressive variety of pigweed. Tall waterhemp produces between 300,000 and 5,000,000 seeds per plant. Tall waterhemp also has a growth rate, 50%-70% greater than other annual weeds. Its stem can grow up to three feet long and it can reduce soybean yields as much as 44%.

Farmers returning to non-GMO crops

The good news in this chronicle of nature’s stubbornness against mans’ stupidity is that more and more USA farmers are deciding to abandon GMO crops and return to non-GMO conventional seeds. Bill Giles, an Illinois farmer using GMO seeds since 2009 is planning to return to conventional non-GMO crops. He told Sustainable Pulse, “GM crops are on the edge of failure in the US as farmers are asked to fork out more and more money on herbicides to try to control the superweeds. We simply can’t afford it! It is near the end of the road for these crops and many of my friends in the Midwest are on the edge of turning back to conventional farming methods.”

Man and nature need to restore the natural harmony of life and nowhere more urgently than in restoring a natural food chain free from test-tube machinations to produce monstrosities such as GMO corn or GMO salmon whose true effects on humans is entirely unknown.

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F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”