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Top Priorities of the 21st Century

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If I were asked what I felt were the top priorities facing human beings today, in the 21st century, I would have to say there are four that top the list, in my mind.

1. Halt the global corporate coup. Defeat the corporate war on democracy, which is now escalating daily, and take democracy back. Take the power back, and put it in the hands of the people, where it belongs. Elite rule has never worked, and by now it is a rapidly unfolding disaster of unprecedented proportions. (If we fail at this, we fail at everything. Restoring power to the people is necessary before any of our problems – social, economic or environmental – can be seriously addressed.)

2. End war, stop the global slaughter and the wars of empire and greed, and prevent catastrophic nuclear or biochemical warfare.

3. Create a sustainable society now. Working at the level of the personal, the community, the local, national and international, we must halt environmentally destructive patterns and create new (or old) and more sustainable systems, infrastructure and ways of living.

4. Go organic, and say no to genetically modified foods, which threaten human and animal health, the environment, and the entire future of food production on earth. Fuel the organic revolution now, and ensure a safe and reliable food supply for human beings that is based on compassion, respect for all beings, ecological awareness, the precautionary principle and common sense.

These, I believe, are the most urgent issues we face at present. But whatever our area of focus, the most important point is that we act. We cannot afford to be mere spectators. Unite the people, inspire and empower the people and ourselves, and act together for the common good. This is what must be done, and now.

As Chomsky said, with his usual lucidity, “The future holds ominous portent, and signs of great hope. What we make of the opportunities, is largely up to us.”

It is still possible for us to create a beautiful, safe, just and peaceful world. If we have no courage or will to do it for our own sake, then we should, and must, at least do it for the children of the world. They deserve a decent future.

The power is in the hands of the people, as it has always been. Now, what are we going to do about it?

JTR,
June 5, 2013

Toxic weedkiller found in EVERY human urine sample tested – at levels 5 to 20 times legal safe limit for drinking water

Posted in food, genetic engineering, GMOs, health, Monsanto with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2013 by jtoddring

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A recent German study found glyphosate – the active chemical in Monsanto’s widely used Roundup weed killer – in all human urine samples tested – and at levels 5 to 20 times the legal safe limit for drinking water.

Think about that. Glyphosate has been shown to harm the digestive tract, impair nutrient absorption, cause digestive disorders, infertility, birth defects and cancer.

(See: Unsafe Levels of Glyphosate (Monsanto’s RoundUp) Found in Urine of City Dwellers)

Studies have shown that even small levels of glyphosate cause cell death in humans and animals. And unless you’re eating only organic food, you’re eating dangerous levels of glyphosate daily – or worse, feeding it to your kids.

The EU recently raised the legal limits for glyphosate in bread to 100 times it’s previous limit, so don’t expect governments to protect us, or even warn us of the dangers. It is up to the people to inform and protect themselves.

Say no to eating toxic weed killers and pesticides. Go organic now.

JTR,
June 5, 2013