At the end of book XXII of Homer's "Odyssey," we read that Odysseus fumigated his house with sulphur. This was sometimes in the 1200s BCE. More than three thousand years later, in the 1950s and 1960s, my father used sulphur to protect his grape vines from disease.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
June 2014: Pomona College, Claremont, California
Book Discussion Poison Spring | Video | C-SPAN.org (1 hour, 5+ mins)
Posted by JOlmsted at 5:48 AM
1:00 Kathleen Hallal shows Poison Spring with pink bookmarks
1:31 Dr. Ray Seidler intro
2:51 Kathleen Hallal - lots of note and stickies
3:58 E.G. Valliantatos - EPA not responsible, it is the political and economical forces in the country
4:53 It sounds strange but the EPA has to be redesigned
5:33 Kathleen - our political system is broken - revolving doors, lobbyists
5:16 Audio drop-out (cut 3 mins of video)
5:17 Dr. Ray Seidler - EPA GMO safety studies, neonicotinoids, where is the smoking gun...early history?
7:26 Evan - In 1974, EPA approved Penncap M http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pesticide_toxicity_to_bees
9:39 Seidler - bringing us up to date - Congress allows industry to do their own testing
10:48 Evan - It is assumed that the people are honest, fake data, angry women, re-think EPA
12:32 Kathleen - If we don't have these chemicals, we can't farm at all
13:02 Evan - Onion Study (p. 231-233) Larger farms, more chemicals used
14:07 Obama could direct Defence Department, Gov. cafeterias, schools to buy organic
14:43 Kathleen - China organic food program, Hillary Clinton
15:20 What can we do? Look at the numbers?
17:12 Evan - People know how to grow food
17:25 Kathleen - Here is the thing: EPA says it is safe! EPA front group for chem corps, can't trust gov.
20:36 The farm workers...
20:44 Evan - EPA Farm worker protection program
22:40 Kathleen - Myths: Yields, Feeding the world
22:52 Evan - writing book not without risks
23:49 Kristi - afraid of being watched?
24:05 Evan - Fear...
24:34 Kristi - 75% US believes gov. keeps food safe
25:05 60 Minutes, presentations, interviews?
26:10 Vice - HBO
27:12 Mary - Glyphosate Found in Mothers' Breast Milk?
27:48 Evan - The 1970's
29:11 Kathleen - Glyphosate would not get into tissues, EPA wants mothers group to get more studies, EPA does not care
31:19 Evan - Why do we continue on this path? Insulting, dangerous, risking life of child
32:31 Kathleen - I work for free, 24-7, I never stop thinking about this, I'm not like a lobbyist, or a crooked scientist, I'm a mother, we work with our heart, makes my blood boil
36:08 Evan - I did not put myself in the book, EPA data, memos, Pray but Act
38:50 Ray - 100% Natural Bill (GMO Label)
40:40 Kathleen - Don't know what a GMO is....
41:27 Ray - I am a speaker....
42:08 Mary - Jackson/Josephine GMO crop ban
43:38 Kathleen - Winning in OR was door-to-door
44:14 Mary - Grassroots getting to all of the people
45:30 Kristi - Been at it for 2 years
47:00 Evan - 1980 study on intelligence
48:06 Chem warfare chems....who needs them?
49: 00 Kristi - Poison Spring: confirmation, is going to take women
50:14 Ray - To stupid to know GMO issues
51:15 It has gone beyond out-of-control
53:10 Kathleen - I do pubic speaking, republican women's groups, they have kids too, apolitical issue, health/food issue.
54:55 Evan - Dems are smiling, Reps cut jobs/budget
55:40 Mary - Fed level bought out, One County-at-a-time
57:00 Howard Vlieger - What do EPA children eat?
1:00:16 Evan - Thank You
1:01:09 Kathleen - breaking trust in gov.
Live Stream Press Release
Posted by JOlmsted at 5:31 AM
Friday, August 22, 2014
1. GM technology for food has nothing to do with feeding the world;
2. GMOs extend the life (and profits) of pesticides;
3. The strategy of the owners of GM technologies is to control the world's food;
4. The EPA is no longer EPA: The nation's industry is funding Congress and the president and, in return, the White House and Congress have been influencing EPA to do the bidding of the industry. All this influence is sophisticated and unrecognizable by the public. Add to this science as a fig leaf, and the EPA seems to be EPA. "Poison Spring" decodes the industry-White house-Congress-EPA complex;
5. Eat organic food and be active: Moms across America must form a political party with the ideas of the "Poison Spring" as part of their agenda to ban GMOs and most pesticides.
In the podcast, Mr. Vallianatos explains the depth of corruption that stems from the agency that is primarily controlled by the chemical industry and its political adversaries.
Host: Carol Grieve' is a health and wellness coach, food educator, visionary, activist and artist. In her coaching practice she assists many in emotional and wellness related issues.
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