Public Health Alert: We Must Stop Agent Orange Corn From Entering Our Food Supply

The Traditional Grocery Store Just May Die if We Allow the Government to Approve Agent Orange Corn

Corn and its derivatives (i.e., part of a food processing chemical) is extensive throughout the traditional grocery store offerings.  For example, 14% of the food products in Walmart just contain one corn product, high fructose corn syrup.  Already 88% of the corn in your grocery store is genetically modified. This GM corn, which is not only made Round-up resistant, but has a natural insecticide added inside the seed, called BT, is linked to an array of health issues and conditions affecting our immune system, i.e., allergies, leaky gut syndrome, cancer and an array of other conditions.

When I was growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s (yes, I am “dating” myself) a child or schoolmate having a food allergy was unheard of.  I can only remember one person who had a peanut allergy.

The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as of 2008 estimated that as many as 15 million Americans, including approximately 6 million children, have food allergies.  They believe that the actual number of food related allergies are underdiagnosed.

If you are concerned about Monsanto’s Round-up/BT GMO corn being linked to increased allergies, just wait until Dow Chemical’s “agent orange corn” starts infiltrating the food processing system.

Because Mother Nature has adapted to Round-up with superweeds that are taller than humans  (despite more and more herbicides being doused into the soil), just wait until the more powerful herbicides with Agent Orange infiltrate our environment and food supply.

The public has been fighting the USDA and the FDA on this issue for more than 2 years.  We can’t give up this fight unless we want the traditional grocery store, which is very ill, finally destroyed as a reliable, safe place for purchasing our products.

Now it looks like the USDA is going to green-light Dow’s “Agent Orange” corn and soybeans.

The time for petitioning has been extended until March 11th.  Please read the petition and consider signing it.

If this filters in look for an implosion of food allergies, chronic disease, cancer, etc.  Already over 2 million people are now allergic to corn alone.

If they keep on, those who value having good, healthy foods and selectively shop at supermarkets in trying to avoid the risk of the “agent orange” fallout, will be displaced to growing their own food, adopting aquaponics (not cheap), finding organic and non-gmo farms, etc., which is time consuming and more complicated for those residing in large urban areas.

Two years ago I did research on Dow Chemical, its legacy and the controversial “Agent Orange” corn.  What I wrote then is relevant today.  I ask that you consider it.

Dow Agent Orange Corn and Its Threat to Humanity

No-Name Attorney

(February, 2102)

 

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

Benjamin Franklin, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Introduction

Before talking to about the quality of our lives, our children’s lives and future generations’ well-being at risk by Dow Chemical wanting to introduce “Agent Orange” corn into our food supply, I want you share some history and the power of the American people.

Probably my favorite American statesman in history was Benjamin Franklin. He had such brilliance in science, history, politics, newspaper editor, and even wisdom.  He was far from a perfect person, with a special penchant towards sexual escapades, as it is said he had over 106 illegitimate children.  Despite his personal failures, he did have some great wisdom for the Colonies, or the newly formed United States of America.   His Poor Richard’s Almanac was famous for its wise and clever sayings to his countryman.

Ben is right on this one: together is better than separate. When people join together for a good cause or purpose, they’re much more powerful, almost creating an energy force greater than the sum. When we do our individual act, the “lone wolf” thing, we’re much easier to suppress and silence.

There is tremendous power in numbers, even when any “control” group tries to manipulate us. We allow others to control us many times by telling us that we can’t do things, we don’t have the power, etc. Think of the child that is browbeaten by a negative parent.  Does that child grow up in essence being tied up in an invisible straight jacket? And what happens when that child wants out of that straight jacket, wants to be set “free” of the “mental” bondage?

He soars!

We, Americans (and the rest of the world who will eventually be negatively impacted), need to soar.  Big corporate Dow (Chemical) agra is seeking permission from the FDA to create their version of GMO (genetically modified organisms) or GE (genetically engineered) corn. I hate to say it but it seems that this version of corn will be even more dangerous than Monsanto’s BT corn !! (Monsanto inserts glyphosate-Roundup-and Bacillus thuringiensis toxins into the seeds to make them purportedly more resistant to weeds, insects worms and pests.)

Here Comes Agent Orange” Corn Unless We Rise Up

Agent Orange was manufactured by Monsanto and Dow Chemical.

Do you remember the Agent Orange of Vietnam that poisoned the Vietnamese, Laotians, Cambodians and our soldiers?

According to Stars and Stripes (August 11, 2011) the devastation to our Vietnam veterans is growing with claims of over 84,000 for heart disease and B-Cell leukemia.  Another 74,000 claims were pending for “presumptive” Agent Orange conditions.

Even the Veteran’s Administration acknowledges (http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/index.asp) that vets exposed to Agent Orange are at risk for certain cancers and diseases from their exposure, including:

  • AL Amyloidosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Chronic B-cell Leukemias
  • Chloracne (or similar acneform disease)
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
  • Hodgkin’s Disease
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Acute and Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Respiratory Cancers (including lung cancer)
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, or mesothelioma)

Unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg.  This toxin, like other toxins, changes the DNA of a person exposed.  This means that the “created” genetic breakdowns get passed on from generation to generation.  The VA acknowledges that Vietnam veterans’ children with congenital deformities and conditions came from their parent’s exposure, i.e., spinal bifida occulta.

For the Vietnamese, they have even a more tragic experience (if our soldiers’ experience was not enough).

By 1971 over 19,000,000 gallons of Agent Orange and other combined toxic herbicides were dumped in Vietnam, mainly in the middle region of the country.  These people are suffering from cancers, neurological conditions and birth defects some 40+ years later.

Today Vietnam has among the highest number of birth defects per capital in the world.”

Many babies are stillborn with serious malformations.  Look at this picture taken by STR New/Reuters and published by Time magazine on December 19, 2009

Agent orange deformed babies

From Time Magazine, December 19, 2009

Here are some photos of children who survived the birthing process, which should strike anyone’s conscience, are “mild” (yet considerable birth defects) compared to the Reuters/Time photo and the video footage I have seen on YouTube.

What the Vietnam experience shows is Agent Orange, and its dioxin, gets into the soil, the water, the fish, etc. and it seems to have a life of its own After 40 years it is still going strong.  In one of the reference videos below a Vietnamese scientist says he expects it will still be there for at least 100 years.

We already have issues with Roundup, where it is used, contaminating soil, lakes, drinking water supplies, etc.

Can you imagine what it will be like if this Dow GMO Agent Orange Corn gets approved and teams up with the Monsanto BT GMO corn? Independent of the health risks when we eat it (as with our experience with antibiotics) over time, resistance develops and so more of the herbicide will be required. Its a damaging, vicious, poisonous circle.

What Can I Do?

We have to get engaged. We need to sign petitions against Dow’s Agent Orange Corn seeking FDA approval.  The cut-off is February 27th for signing the petition.  After signing the petition, call at least 10 people and tell them that you are sending them information that might interest them. Forward to as many people you personally know the petition link, this email or write your own email.  You want them to be looking for it in case it ends up in the junk or spam folder. Encourage them to call and forward to 10 or more people. That’s the first step.

The Institute for Responsible Technology has a good petition drafted. I’ve already signed it. Here’s the link:

http://action.responsibletechnology.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9142

If you receive this after February 27th, 2012, then I still encourage you to voice your concern to the FDA’s Biotechnology Division (http://www.fda.gov/Food/Biotechnology/default.htm).  On their page they list the following contact information:

 Phone: (240)-402-1200

Fax: (301)-436-973

premarkt@fda.hhs/gov

Office of Food Additive Safety

 Additional Contact Information

 CFSAN

5100 Paint Branch Parkway

College Park, MD 20740-3835

 

Things like this happening (or being attempted) is why you need to know the source of your food.  Try to buy only organic and non-GMO foods. Grocery stores will not voluntarily label produce or cans that have GMO ingredients.  (If they did that I suspect the food would not sell or sales would be decreased.)

Grow your own garden.

Buy locally from farmers or farmers markets. Just because a vendor is selling at a farmers market does not mean you are safe from GMO produce.  (At my local farmers market all the vendors did not have organic produce. I do not have this option.)

Stay connected to internet websites that report on GMOs.  Some excellent sites are:

 www.responsibletechnology.org

www.naturalnews.com

www.greenmedinfo.com

Tell friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances about GMOs and their risks to our health and our environment.

These agra bio-tech companies are increasing their GMO activities, research and intensities.  This means you have to stay current and engaged.

Remember, companies like Monsanto, Dow Chemical want you to sit on the sidelines and not get involved.  Ask yourself:  Are you willing to give these companies in essence de facto control over you and your family’s lives?

 

Additional Video References and Resources:

Vietnam 35 Years Later:  Agent Orange.  (CBS5 Anchor).  (5 min. 1 sec.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkbnFfldsOc&context=C3e8a5e7ADOEg sToPDskLwMeYqKyrHCizm-Z9POO5n.

Vietnam Soldiers Still Suffer From Agent Orange.  (CBS5 Anchor) (4 min. 50 sec.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65KFpyxK0Ho&feature=context&context=C3e8a5e7ADOEgsToPDskLwMeYqKyrHCizm-Z9POO5n.

In Vietnam, 30 Years After the War, Agent Orange. (France 24 Reporters) (11 min. 8 sec.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCqok_UvwY0.

 

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Where Thrive Foods Are Grown: Food Country of Origin

Where Thrive Foods Are Grown:  Food Country of Origin

Thrive Tomatoes

Have you ever noticed that many foods you buy in the traditional grocery store or even the not so traditional grocery store fail to tell you the food country of origin for the product?

Have you noticed that in some grocery brand store foods, even those that are labeled organic or non-GMO that they will have some third party organic certifying company, such as QAI, seal on the food but the food country of origin is missing?

Why is that important?  Well, even if a foreign farm is trying to use organic growing practices, what if their water supply is not the purest?  Look on youtube at multiple videos at the quality of water that fishing and agriculture farmers have access to in Southeast Asia.

Water and Air Pollution

Chinese Cancer Villages from Pollution

Comprehensive Report on How Extensive the Heavy Metals & Other Pollution Has Invaded Food Grown in China

 Cancer is now the no. 1 killer in China, and its growing at a rapid rate, with a good portion of those deaths attributed to pollution.

 

(I apologize for the Pearl Report news documentary being taken down by YouTube.  I suspect the Chinese government complained as this issue is one of their “state sensitive” issues.  The Pearl Report, equivalent to our NBC Dateline,  still has other videos on YouTube that are running.  I have uploaded this on my website.  If you have any difficulty running the video by it being hosted on my server, let me know so I can work on a fix.  This documentary is extremely important so you can see how seriously contaminated is the food from China.)

Inspect Me Not

Despite this alarming situation the U.S. Government inspects less than 2% of the food we import from China. This is despite that the Chinese people don’t trust their own food supply. (Add to this the fact that in general there is a quality control problem with Chinese imports, as more than 50% of the product recalls ordered by the Consumer Product Safety Division were manufactured in China.)

I encourage you to watch this short video about the holes within our system:

 

Did you notice that foreign Asian food processing facilities had workers smoking while working or dropped food on the floor, picked it up and put it back into the production line?  And those issues do not deal with the heavy metal toxins and chemicals foods are exposed to in China!

China is one of the major importers of food into the US!

Does that alarm you?  We’re blessed with much cleaner water supplies than most countries in the world.   We just can’t assume that everyone is as blessed as we are.

A food’s country of origin is something that one might want to factor in before one eats a food item.  I know I do.  I do not want to eat anything from China.  I also want to avoid as much as possible any food or fish from Southeast Asia.

What about you?  Does the food country of origin matter?

One thing I appreciate about Thrive Foods is that the company publishes the country of origin of its food line.  That way if I don’t like where they source the particular food item, I don’t have to buy the product.

None of Thrive’s Foods are imported from China.

Here is our most current Thrive Products Detail report.  This report discloses more information than required, such as Country of Origin.

 

How many other freeze dried food, long term food storage companies  or food producers and grocery stores give full disclosure as to the source of each of their ingredients?  Sure, their food items may be packaged or processed in the US, but are their food ingredients grown in the US?  Does a customer service representative just make the verbal representation or do they put the food country of origin in writingWhich do you prefer, verbal representations (which can lead to misunderstandings) or having the representations in writing?

“We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

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WHY THRIVE FOODS?

WHY THRIVE FOODS?

 

 

I get asked this question many times about Thrive Foods!  The answer is simple:  Overall it is the best choice for quality and value!  It’s a win-win for the consumer!

These are just a few of the many good reasons to switch to Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) food products:

HEALTH

Our foods are healthier than the foods offered at the traditional grocery stores as they are not dominated with GMOs, MSG, and Aspartame, ingredients or processes which either have not been fully tested with long term studies by independent scientists.  At best GMOs, MSG and Aspartame are controversial and highly debated within the scientific community.  Are you or your family interested in being part of an ongoing experiment as many claim these growing methods and additives are?  See our page Healthier Than The Grocery Store for more information.

SAVE  MONEY

Food prices are skyrocketing, whether from companies changing their ingredients to cheaper ones, substituting ingredients, reducing the quantity, or just increasing the price.  Thrive Foods, because of their long term storage (many 25 or more years) and time to eat our foods once opened (usually 1 to 2 years) allows you to lock in lower prices as an offset to inflation, including potential upcoming hyperinflation.

Moreover, Thrive Life also offers you price stability that the grocery stores, whether those stressing whole foods or the traditional grocery store are unlikely to have.  The company adjusts it price schedule 4 times a year (for each season).  I’ve even seen our regular prices on food items go down.  Ask youself how often that happens at the grocery store these days?  To learn more about how we are cheaper, visit the page  Cheaper Than The Grocery Store.

KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD

As you know millions of consumers want more information on their food labels to indicate whether a food product is genetically modified.  There was a knock-down fight of David and Goliath in California with the November 2012 referendum about whether we could get pro-consumer food labeling.  Unfortunately the last 40 days before the vote, Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Syngenta, Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Co and other minions heavily engaged in shoveling GMOs into your food supply (and believe with their corporate practices that you are NOT entitled to know whether GMOs are in your food) won Round 1 because they poured millions into their campaign.  (Ask yourself:  If GMOs are so good then why don’t they want you to know that one or more ingredients in a product is genetically modified?)

Consumers during these challenging times did not have the financial means to offset these multinational corporations.

So battle may have been lost but the war is far from over.  The “genie” is out of the bottle.  That “bloodbath” caused more consumers to learn about the GMO issues not just inside but outside of California.

Before this referendum Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) was already providing potential customers information on whether their food products contained GMOs.  In fact they voluntarily give customers more information than the law requires.  Learn why this is important by reading my page:  “Natural” or “All Natural” Misleading Labels.

CATERS TO THOSE WITH HEALTH ISSUES & FOOD ALLERGIES

When I was growing up it was rare to hear that anyone had a food allergy, and even rarer to hear that a child had a food allergy.  Now, there is a dramatic increase in the number of food allergies not just for adults but of children.  Learn more about this from my page Allergens and Reactives.

THE BEST ONLINE FOOD GROCERY STORE, PERIOD.

Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) is providing you with an ever expanding number of whole foods, sauces and seasonings.  It really is a high quality online grocery store.  Look at our offerings:  Freeze Dried Grocery Store.  Why battle the long lines, be exposed to the end counter high leader product placements, the time spent, and the gas you burn going between grocery stores.  Thrive Foods are a online shopping service that is a one stop shopping experience that will save you not only time, but money.

 “We Vote on Our Health With Our Dollars!”™

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Outstanding SALE! Ultimate Veggie Pack-While Supplies Last

Outstanding Sale!  Ultimate Veggie Pack

From 10/15/2012-November 11, 2012 (ending at Midnight) or

While Supples Last!

Image for the Ultimate Veggie Package Sale

Displayed only are our green beans, broccoli, and spinach. This package includes the following vegetables: Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Green Peas, Cauliflower, Potato Chunks, Mixed Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Chopped Onions, Split Green Peas, Carrot Dices, Spinach, Potato Beads, and Potato Dices. Package does not include celery in photo.

Item Number:  25355, 30 #10 Cans (Gallon Size)

1,306 Servings! 

Retail: $560.81

Sale Price: $323.49

You Save 42.3%!

(NOTE:  This package is available for US Mainland, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico customers only) 

That’s right-no Typo! (Please re-read the above)

Can you imagine this bargain while your traditional grocery store is passing along the higher food prices to you now (from the earlier in the year highest recorded gasoline prices)?

Here are the vegetables you get in this great sale on the Ultimate Veggie Pack:

3 Sweet Corn (FD)

3 Sweet Potatoes

2 Green Peas (FD)

2 Cauliflower (FD)

2 Potato Chunks

2 Mixed Bell Peppers

2 Broccoli (FD)

1 Chopped Onions

1 Split Green Peas

4 Carrot Dices

2 Spinach (FD)

4 Potato Beads

2 Potato Dices (FD)

 

(In purchasing this package, you must contact me or one of my team members because it requires us to write a manual order for you to get this deep discount.  We are happy to do this!  Send me a note to thrive@northstate.net (or to the survive-thrive team member) with a note that you want this, your phone number, and best day/time to contact you.  We take your credit or debit card information over the phone.) 

For those with food allergies and other sensitivities, compare the quality of our food by using the Thrive Allergen Report.  Shelf Reliance understands that there is a growing population of people like you and me who have food allergies, sensitivities and desire to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  It strives to provide as many non-GMO alternatives as possible and goes to great length to cultivate proprietary food sources that are non-GMO.  As this Product Details Chart shows, most of our food is grown in the US.  We do not source any food products from China. The Product Details Chart also shares the Optimum Shelf Life and number of servings per each vegetable for the #10 can.

Let’s get healthier and save money!  It is through wise food, health and economic stewardship that we will weather the food inflation storm that is just beginning.  It is like we are now in a tropical storm that is about to change into a hurricaneThrough planning we mitigate the effects.  This is one of the core principles of this food ministry in helping people.

So please pass this on to your family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances!  Help me and the Survive-Thrive ministry team members help others.  While this outstanding cost savings is available the goal is to have at least 5000 families get this package to help them.  You can help us with that goal by sharing this page and website with others.  Encourage them to join the website’s email list so they can be informed of the bargains and strategies in eating quality, non-GMO food while paying lower prices per serving than the traditional grocery stores.

Finally, I have encountered an incident of Shelf Reliance Consultant who allegedly claimed to be part of the Survive-Thrive ministry team when she is not a member.  If someone says that they are part of the Survive-Thrive ministry team, then I encourage you to write me at Thrive@northstate.net.  I will confirm whether they belong to the team.   Alternatively, you can also call Shelf Reliance at 877-492-3978 and ask them if the person in question is listed as a member of the Survive-Thrive.US consultant team.

I want people who visit this website to work not only with me but ALL of the Survive-Thrive ministry team members. (It’s not about me but Him.)  I do my best to support them with proprietary marketing and strategies to supplement their own efforts at serving Him. These are people who have a passion for the mission and the vision.  Eliminating misunderstandings or misrepresentations is the least that I can do to support them in their ministry efforts.

We look forward to helping you take advantage of this sale on the Ultimate Veggie Pack!

 

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Why Join The Thrive Life “Q Club”

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Among freeze dried food companies Thrive Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) has a unique online shopping service called the Q Club.

 

The Q Club shopping service can replace traditional grocery store shopping so you can prepare healthy meals quicker through reallocation of grocery monies.  Likewise, it serves as a method for creating a monthly budget towards purchasing foods for emergency storage.  Many customers use the online shopping service for convenience and cost savings as well.

The Q Club offers the lowest prices on individual cans.   (Unadvertised Specials offer the lowest prices on small packages to 1 year packages.)   All items are on sale, up to 30% off.  Each month at least one item is a featured Q-Pon, offering savings of 30%.  You will get an additional 5% off if you buy a case of the #10 cans (6 cans) or 3% off if you purchase a case (10 cans) of the pantry size.

Why the Q Club Trumps the Traditional Grocery Store

Our shopping habits are changing: moving away from the storefront to purchasing in the privacy of our home online.  We now purchase clothes, books, electronics and other consumer needs online, so why not purchase our groceries online?

Probably the biggest concerns about purchasing food online are the weight of groceries (i.e. shipping costs), breakage of items, and spoilage.  But what if your food was lightweight, ideal for shipping, protected in BPA-free cans and would not spoil before you used it?

Thrive Life’s Q Club totally revolutionizes grocery shopping!Q Club Compared to Traditional Grocery Store

 

 How the Q Club Works

Steps for setting up Q Club

No Cost To Join The Q Club If You Sign Up Under A Consultant

Your membership fees are waived if you:

Make an initial commitment of 3 months to try the service;

Purchase a minimum of $100 per month (or more) of product; and

Keep the same monthly budget for the first 3 months.

At the end of the 3 month period, should you want to continue on with the Q Club, just purchase 11 out of 12 months of the year and your renewal fees are waived as well.

If you are interested in signing up for the Q Club, contact me at thrive@northstate.net or your Survive-Thrive.US ministry team member.  We’ll be happy to set up your account and assist you.

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