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University of Hawaii professor Dr. Hector Valenzuela, Vegetable Crop Specialist, cites 28 different pesticides as a partial list of the pesticides used in Hawaii.  The list includes:  atrazine, Roundup, dimethoate and permethrin.

On March 2, 2010, The Washington Post shared the news that the atrazine—one of the most widely used pesticides—is turning male frogs female.  It continued to indicate that the frogs were not alone.  A growing body of scientific evidence is showing that it is having the same effects on birds, rats and fish.  Atrazine has since been shown to harm humans as well.  And, that’s just one of the pesticides in widespread use on Hawaii and elsewhere.

Dr. Valenzuela adds that these pesticides don’t just act alone.  They combine to form different toxins for which we have almost no knowledge of the long-term effects on human health and the environment.

Janet Raloff at Science News reported that some of the chemicals can cause genetic deformities and even affect the offspring of rats exposed to the chemicals.

Additionally, in the same way that bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics, insects are becoming resistant to the pesticides that used to kill them.  Valenzuela says that the pesticides only work for a few years but the toxic legacy will last forever.

It’s time to take action.  Join Hawaii.  Evict Monsanto from your land, your household, your community and your body.  Here are some ways you can do that:

  • Sign the Care2 petition to bring down Monsanto.
  • Support the Hawaii GMO Justice Coalition in their important work to stop GMO farming and experimentation by buying a hat or bumper sticker to “Evict Monsanto!”
  • Get informed and stop eating the main GMO crops.  See my article on the Top 6 Frankenfoods for more information.
  • Don’t fund the destruction of Mother Earth, its creatures, and humans.  I keep reading the advice of financial advisors mentioned in various newspapers to “invest in Monsanto stock” as it has been growing.  If you have a conscience I urge you to become informed before investing any of your money in Monsanto stock and to find out where your mutual funds are invested too.
  • Support organic farmers by purchasing organic as much as possible.
  • Grow as much food of your own food from organic and heirloom seed as you can.
  • Even if you don’t have land you can grow your own sprouts.  I’ll discuss more about this next week.

 

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1:12AM PDT on Jun 17, 2013

A MUST WATCH – Thierry Vrain retired 10 years ago after a long career as a soil biologist and ended head of a department of molecular biology running his own research program to engineer nematode resistance genes in crops. In his retirement career as a gardener he learned six years ago how the soil ecosystem really functions and has been preaching ever since. He finds himself with a good knowledge of genetic engineering technologies surrounded by people in fear of being hurt by the food they eat. He found that he cannot ignore them anymore and has joined the campaign to educate consumers about the potential health problems reported in the recent scientific literature.
Read more at http://www.realfarmacy.com/new-tedx-the-gene-revolution-the-future-of-agriculture/#MzOdxe0HpogxgBPv.99

http://www.realfarmacy.com/new-tedx-the-gene-revolution-the-future-of-agriculture/

12:00PM PDT on May 3, 2013

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9:30AM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

Let's hope Hawaii is successful.

11:56PM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

What a company! No regards to the Environment, waters, animals,people.
Such poisonous Chemicals and they think this is Okay Well, It's NOT! I don't want this on my food!

3:25PM PST on Feb 28, 2013

The more people who sign the petition and stop buying their products will have a much stronger effect and they will need to heed to every single person.

1:10AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Čisto zlo.

11:14AM PST on Feb 10, 2013

Signed petitions,thanks.

11:14AM PST on Feb 10, 2013

We need to ban GMOs.

9:05AM PST on Feb 10, 2013

How many MORE people will MONSANTO ....KILL?

They almost killed me in Vietnam. They are still trying.

Please do not believe anything they say, print, or make pretty pictures about. I think they are absolute LIARS and KILLERS!

11:02PM PST on Feb 6, 2013

Thanks.

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