Meet Lifetime Farmer Howard Vlieger
Howard is still living on the same farm where he was born and has an important message for all of us that impacts the health of our children and our future food supply. Following that advice will prevent skyrocketing food prices and corporate control of everything on our plate.
Watch Howard Vlieger's slide show and see pictures of the differences in farm animal internal organs when they eat GMO versus non GMO diets. Shocking pictures because it could happen to us too. Ulcers and evidence that tissue is put in constant state of inflammation. Damaging.
Learning how to heal our farmlands and break a dependence to GMO seeds and the pesticides necessary to grow them. There are cost effective alternatives and ways for farmers to break free of their addiction to Monsanto products. Farmers can take back ownership of their farms.
Howard Vlieger proves that we can cost effectively avoid the use of pesticides and herbicides in the production of strawberries. An important technique considering California strawberry farms are now scrambling to break free of methyl bromide, a highly toxic pesticide that was identified as cancer causing over ten years ago but was allowed extensions for use because they was no alternative. The USDA quickly approved methyl iodide a pesticide so toxic that scientists from all around the world begged the USDA to not approve. Methyl bromide has left the soil devoid of beneficial organism, and allowed opportunistic organisms to take over making it impossible to grow without the use of pesticides. Fungus and other harmful organisms will devour plants and fruit. Soil cannot support healthy growth.
All of these articles are important. Read the story about how methyl iodide was approved for use on strawberries even after scientists from all over the world including Nobel Prize winning begged the USDA to not approve and decribed it as, "the most toxic pesticide in the world." Interesting that during a phone interview with a PAN scientist, the incident that set in motion the resignation of two top officials had been described to me right when it was happening. Apparently a correspondence was discovered that showed a deliberate collaboration between an employee from methyl iodide manufacturer Arysta and a government official that was overseeing the approval process.
In the letter between the two it was obvious that the Arysta employee and government employee worked together to make sure that wording for the "pesticide approval for use" application would be done in a way that would ensure approval. After it was exposed, both employees resigned. Even though Arysta kept pushing advocates, polititians, and policy decision makers to back down and give up, the people didn't stop and continued the fight. Read the last two articles to find out how it worked out and if people are eating what has been described as "the most toxic pesticide in the world."
Billions of taxpayer dollars spent on foods that make us sick not well.
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