Martin, jumps into the interview likening our current economic situation to a tarmac road - the ‘neo liberal’ tarmac road - that is now breaking up, as there are more and more crises - and in among all the cracks there are many kinds of green shoots coming up to form a new ‘commonwealth’ society - and this in many ways is exemplified by Lyttelton and Project Lyttelton.net.nz - where Martin was being interviewed by telephone from.
That he states this is a global phenomena that’s actually happening in so many countries as a conscious change due to discontent with the ‘monetisation’ of so much of our culture and way of life.
Martin mentions that after the two huge destructive earthquakes that hit both Christchurch and also Lyttelton - the community pulled together and they both have been able to recover remarkably well - (and still having much work to do on this) and he asks the question. Does this prefigure the challenges we face with climate destruction if we do not take timely action?
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11935975 The slow moving disaster for NZ’s future - areas that are gradually being affected by rising sea levels.
How can we live and have access to both land and a home?
Marine talks about Community Land Trusts and how they can take care of the ‘commons’ of land, water and air, but mainly land for farming and housing. Yet, we have also lost many of our connections with the ‘commons.’
The failure of Neo Liberalism
Saying that the pendulum in NZ is swinging away from Rogernomics and Ruthanasia (Slang for Two previous Ministers of Finance from the NZ Labour and National Parties that championed neo - liberalism) That we are now realising the need to re-balance our society during this present political times by inviting not only the public and private sectors but also the plural sector, the civil society sector - who he says we see for example in Project Lyttelton.
Community and Countrywide Ownership
That NZ was once a large co-operative country that had many commercial co-operatives - dairy farmers being the largest of them, but also, having huge Mutual Insurance Societies, Trust Banks up and down the country, Building Societies, Trust Hotels and Alcohol outlets - and we have basically let them slip out of NZ ownership and control since 1984, when the rightwing overseas bankers infiltrated the NZ Labour Party with the Neo liberal agenda, of self interest.
Cooperative Values of self help and self responsibility, community benefit, community participation, openness, transparency and community investment - which Martin says is a wonderful picture - why did we let all this go and why have NZers forgotten this profoundly important history? (Martin was taken back to learn of this.)
Same in the UK
He says that in the UK in the 1990’s and early 2000s, many of the building societies that were member owned and were mutuals for savings, loans and mortgages were privatised too and then they went bust! Resulting in the taxpayers shelling out a trillion pounds to support them in 2007-8.
In the UK Martin belongs to and banks with the Nationwide Building Society, and it’s still member owned which is the largest mutual still operating and it is very efficient and more effective and provide better service than the big five banks of Britain, that he terms casino banks.
Co-operative originated in UK
3 He talks about the early Co-ops in the 19th century and early 20th century in UK and the Newcastle area and spread to Australia and NZ - See Rochdale Principles.
The Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers, (RCEP) founded in 1844, is usually considered the first successful cooperative enterprise, used as a model for modern coops, following the 'Rochdale Principles'. A group of 28 weavers and other artisans in Rochdale, England set up the society to open their own store selling food items they could not otherwise afford. Within ten years there were over a thousand cooperative societies in the United Kingdom.
These were to counter - liberal laissez faire economic business systems of today - dog eat dog world.
Research published by the Worldwatch Institute found that in 2012 approximately one billion people in 96 countries had become members of at least one cooperative. The turnover of the largest three hundred cooperatives in the world reached $2.2 trillion – which, if they were to be a country, it would make them the seventh largest.
This was one way of pushing back for the individual and those less financially advantaged … unity is strength.
Now today - how can we reinvent cooperative methods and recreate different ways of cooperating … this is what Martins sees as our localised challenge.
Today in the UK
In England in Gloucestershire the Stroud Commonwealth enable social businesses - that were very interested in local food. Having enabled the development of one of the first of 6 community supported agriculture cooperatives.
This is a consumer cooperative who commit to buying produce from farmers a year in advance and they guarantee that income for a whole year. There are 290 people in this co-operative - they have a budget meeting every year - they agree with the farmers what should be grown and they support the farmers wherever it is feast or famine.
Now Stroud Community supported agriculture is an exemplar of this very different way of running a farm. Now there are over 200 of these consumer cooperatives throughout the UK. Listen …
Ooooby (Out of our own back yard)
Martin talks of NZ’s Ooooby as a world class exemplar of a grassroots food distributor - of boxed fresh organic fruit and vegetables run by a team with Pete Russell originally out of Waiheke island, now in Auckland and with connections into Australia and the US.
Using leading edge software - to really connect people with quality food.
Also, Ooooby is looking at how ownership can be distributed among the founders, customers and producers. - They are exploring new ownership forms - the sharing of the ‘common wealth’ of their enterprise. Calling ooooby - a real green shoot.
Enabling farmers and communities to buy land and then put this into a farm trust.
A template for young farmers -listen - (it is only a 70 meg download = 35 family fotos)
Martin gives an example of how 8 hundred thousand pounds was raised and exchanged for shares - from 8,000 people - Farmland Trust. Listen to how they make it happen. Started off with only one extra job, now there are 27 jobs.
Now Co-operative UK https://www.uk.coop/is the trade body set up - to facilitate cooperative development.
As a result several thousand different provident and industrial societies have emerged out of this that have groups of people co-operating around renewable energy, for owning the village pub or owning the value shop. This has all come about from a standing start back in 2005-6.
Click to Listen - Martin shares lots of valuable information especially that we need an organisational structure that helps people reconnect with the land - through buying shares as well as a structure for investment - so the co-operative form is ideal for this.
Connecting with like Minds
This includes every year having festivals, courses and workshops - to keep the energy dynamic and people educated and learning.
Plus making the annual general meeting a festive event.
Reconnecting with the land and learning how to do this via artistic workshops from bird watching to biodiversity - interpretive walks and fantastic design workshops by permacuture - horticulture, bees etc is all part of a holistic understanding of our connection to the natural world.
Todays food revolution of fresh local, organic produce is also a cultural revolution as it is feeding our soul, giving nutrient dense vitamins and minerals to us as brain food - so that we make good decisions etc especially because of our deepening spiritual connection to the land. Plus with co-operatives slowly emerging especially in the UK it is an economic revolution as well.
Housing model - to find ways of owning your own dwelling.
Community Land Trust
Land is seen not as a commodity but as a commons - to be stewarded That for each community to steward their land commons is for community benefit - thus a lead structure is required. http://www.communitylandtrusts.org.uk/what-is-a-clt
Common Land - Freehold land in Britain can be held in common by a kind of community land trust called the National Trust - which is a body of 3 million members owning 1500 farms and own 3 or 400 stately homes - and people have the right to walk there - and some areas where commoner farmers have the right to graze cows there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Trust_for_Places_of_Historic_Interest_or_Natural_Beauty
A Community Land Trust
Burlington Community land Trust in Vermont - Shepherded through by Bernie Sanders - 3000, houses owned by their community land trust - which owns the land - where you can buy houses at 2/3 to 1/2 the market value - because the other half is owned by the land trust. A very interesting model.
Other Subjects Covered.
Co-operative Land Societies
Letchworth Heritage Trust
Covering ohu’s that the NZ Labour Government started off in 1973
in a concession to counter-cultural values, it sponsored the development of ‘ohu’ – rural communes.
Happiness architecture and beauty - Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs
Special low energy homes that are environmentally benign.
Martin is here in NZ at the invitation of Caroline Hughes of the NZ Land Trust
Martin Large of:
Mainstream science has looked at the Universe in a somewhat ‘tunnel visioned’ way, and have still not connected everything up in a wholistic/holistic process - into a greater picture - yet Thomas says when we put this big picture together - we are living on a magical plane of existence.
Also, that we are connected by invisibility, be it the air, the magnetic field - then we have the microbiome - bacteria that are in our gut, gastrointestinal tract that weighs about 1.5 kilogram - that composes a gigantic amount of our DNA.
We Have Multiple Brains
Tom goes on to say that science is talking about the brain being the intellect, the heart is the intuition and the gut with our microbiome - being the instinct. Tom says that it’s the gut that connects us to another reality the 3rd brain - Dr Marco Ruggiero - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DKgT5Go6sU - tells of the brain microbiota that is our human gut. And that there maybe a fourth brain operating within our brain as well.
The saying ….. “I had a gut feeling” - that many people state, is now being validated.
That we are absolutely interconnected - Also a new modality called ‘M braining’ - www.mbraining.com - is about multiple brains - and that leading edge researchers are saying that when ‘consciously’ we bring all these 3 brains together into coherency - we find that as a human - we are far more aligned - that we negotiate life more gracefully due to the fact at all our ‘brains’ are ‘systematically aligned.’ Meaning - we make correct life decisions
So that when we make the correct decision - it’s because of this coherent alignment - that some say this intuitive aspect may reach out into the fourth dimension and breach the time barrier - thus we are ahead of the curve.
Tom further states that there are neurological studies that show that the brain is actually making decisions before we consciously make them. Retrocausalilty - which Tom says is fascinating - https://www.scienceandnonduality.com/retrocausality-can-the-present-affect-the-past/
Which brings up free will - and Tom says he thinks that we do - but … - listen to the interview.
Globalised Food, Effecting our Gut
Tom goes on to say that due to our globalised marketing and food distribution systems, that we are eating so much food that is out of season and out of synch with our own microbiome - https://www.nature.com/subjects/microbiome - i.e if we are not eating locally this is causing disturbances in our metabolism thus affecting us with subtle mental lapses.
We can experience a psychological effect due to eating food shipped in from overseas that’s causing mental aberrations due to the affects of having incorrect bacteria in our gut dealing with all kinds of food, from various climatic zones and regions.
Tom introduces us to Russian Science.
The Russian scientist Sergey Vasilieve on long range action fields - regarding the influence of sun and planets on planet our planet Earth. http://astrozet.net/articles/ZemletriasEng.pdf
Plus Alexander Chizhevsky’s 1897 to 1964 - work on helio biology - how the sun’s influence on the biology on planet Earth. Plus biological rhythms. That humans are affected by the sun’s 11 year solar cycle. and much more. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Chizhevsky
That his research on instantaneous action influence across time and space - is a long way in advance of Western science.
Sunlight and the Laws of Physics
Tom goes on to say that sunlight is instant - that it is instantaneous - or space scalar or like Tesla transmissions.
Stating that all light is instant and that “we are thoroughly connected in real time to the universe.” That stelar transmissions are instant - This is really important information to research and broaden our understanding. Toms says that behind everything - there is another level - that we have no idea how fast light is really traveling and he is profoundly knowledgeable and researched on these hidden energies.
That the Russians are into plasma physics and the electric universe - they are far in advance of ‘public’ Western science.
The Russian Vladimir Vernadsky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Vernadsky 1863 - 1945 and the Noosphere - In Vernadsky's theory of the Earth's development, the noosphere is the third stage in the earth's development, after the geosphere (inanimate matter) and the biosphere (biological life). Just as the emergence of life fundamentally transformed the geosphere, the emergence of human cognition will fundamentally transform the biosphere.
In this theory, the principles of both life and cognition are essential features of the Earth's evolution, and must have been implicit in the earth all along. (Tim) - A future sphere of mind that will out grow the biosphere yet integrate with it, where at heart the human race develop into a greater understanding that we one global family and that the possibilities of intuitive - telepathic unity are pronounced - this is one of the choices that humanity can take - if we awaken to ‘who we are’.
American Julian James 1920-1997 is mentioned - The origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. An interesting perspective. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Jaynes
Renaissance Pulling Back the Curtains
When Galileo first used the telescope there were two things:
That the telescope was a military instrument - that could be used for war and because of his status in Venice at the time this is one of the reasons he was able to obtain it.
In doing so he discovered the moons orbiting Jupiter and realised for himself that the earth was revolving around the sun.
Tom says this was also still a time of witch hunts - Where he says that ‘the right brain shut down and man’s left brain took over’ … by weighing and measuring things - dispassionately.
Science and the Measuring and Weighing of Things -
Don’t blame everything on Galileo
Physics - the flight of the cannonball - .http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/~moore/P101/Lectures/Lecture-5.pdf
Tom further states that as an extension of Galileo that the Accademia del Cimento (Academy of Experiment) in Florence Italy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accademia_del_Cimento - Actually issued an official: contra leva tatam - maxim - stating that you were not allowed to talk about the higher forces any more … only that which could be weighed and measured was now an official edict!
Hard Science had begun!
Rudolf Steiner Opens ‘Inquiry’ All Up Again
This is why Rudolf Steiner started off Anthroposophy so as to overcome scientific limitation - as Steiner said they were now entering the age of the ‘intellectual soul’ - but Tom said that in order for us to develop properly (before we entered that realm) we had to develop the discursive - which is the non intuitive form of consciousness … but we have become trapped in it. Meaning that science sees, No Soul, No God, only matter.
Toms says that by following Galileo’s cannon ball narrative - we come to Cern today in Switzerland and the Large Hadron Collider? - where underground scientists are still smashing Galileo’s cannon balls together - meanwhile above ground, life is happening on the surface - that scientists don’t even believe exists - because they still can’t measure it on their equipment …
Tom quotes from Steiner:
That when mankind gets to the end of his descent into matter he will end up with a vacant metaphysics.
Listen to Tom’s viewpoint of the movie - ‘What the Bleep’ - and where it drops out. That there is no comprehension of the higher forces - that we call the etheric forces - which are basically warmth, light, chemical and structural activity and life.
Yet Nikola Tesla stated: “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”
That these forces basically weave all of life around us and we are yet unable to weigh or measure them … but you can perceive them and this is done in the intuitive development of consciousness …
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Steiner pointed to Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe’s work - the metamorphosis of plants - listen …. now it gets fascinating
Ernst Michael Kranich
Cosmological botany - Planetary influences upon plants -
Goethe and archetypal plants … and his ability to see using his higher mind.
Tom says there is only one actual plant - the vegetative surface of the planet - which goes through all these different metamorphoses.
How do plants grow and especially vines and creepers - they are influenced by the planets - especially Mercury.
The sun is the stem, the roots are the moon and the leaves are Mercury and when they grow further out they are influenced by Venus - that for instance - Bind weeds like Morning glory tendrils that turn around a stake or anything that can be attached to - to grow towards the light … due to the influence of the orbiting of Mercury. Listen …. fascinating
Jagadish_Chandra_Bose - who is also mentioned in the Autobiography of a Yogi and the Secret Life of Plants
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagadish_Chandra_Bose - Listen - equally fascinating …
Bose's place in history has now been re-evaluated. His work may have contributed to the development of radio communication. He is also credited with discovering millimetre length electromagnetic waves and being a pioneer in the field of biophysics.
Professor Giorgio Piccardi from Florence University 1950’s and 60’s - chemistry dept studied chemical reactions due to the sun’s influence. https://translate.google.co.nz/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giorgio_Piccardi&prev=search - Including viral diseases following solar cycles - diphtheria, polio scarlet fever - listen …
Lili Kolisko - A brilliant student of Rudolf Steiner - http://www.koliskoinstitute.org/about-us/lili-kolisko/
Paul Stamets - “Mycelium fungus to save our planet” http://www.fungi.com/about-paul-stamets.html
ALSO in this interview:
Archetypes within nature
Holographic universe - yes, but what are projecting on? This is what interests Tom.
Covering the wave particle duality.
The sun represents the dot and the blue sky represent the sheet. - and it happens in front of us every day.
In Toms closing statements he mentions.
The Bankers - and the international slave system - are still in control.
The system is us, neglecting our inner responsibility and connection to the universe and our planet - he says we have to wake up!
On the Aotearoan Maori - he says that we need to get savvy and realise that there is another story on New Zealand.
He whakeputanga and the 1835 declaration of Independence
This was an extremely interesting interview - The only disappointment was that I, Tim got in the way by talking too much. When it was all about what Tom was wanting to offer.:(
Tom was once the editor for Borderlands in the USA.
Professor Emeritus Don Huber, formerly of Purdue University states that there are three facts that everyone needs to understand about GE or GMOs:
Don Huber who spoke with me at the PlanetFM studios two months ago, here in Auckland opens with the statement that NZ farmland is still basically free of GE and GMO’s and relatively unpolluted with its attendant spray - glyphosate, however he states we need to make sure GMO’s don’t breach our borders, and that we need to keep NZ - GE Free and to make every effort to scale back our use of glyphosate - urgently.
Soil is a living entity
The soil is a living entity in its own right - it’s not just dirt. Every time you step on an acre of soil you’re stepping on up to 10 or 20 tonnes of living matter. Bacteria and fungi and the micro organisms of life. (just like the trillions of microorganisms in our intestines keep us healthy too)
A Cleaner Greener New Zealand
Don says that NZ can still be an answer to the world - because we have not contaminated a lot of our soil- yet he admits that we have some excessive chemical use in some areas - he sees that clearly and also the lack of knowledge of what these chemicals are doing. That their use makes life easier in some respects - but when farmers look at the long term process, the impact that it has on the individual, the family and the society does not actually make life easier. He says we still have an opportunity to have a working relationship with the soil, and capitalise by offering up quality organics with nutrient dense food that the rest of the world needs.
Control of World Food by Vested Interests
He states that there is an overt attempt in many areas of the world to destroy this opportunity. The desire of vested interests for monopoly, control and power without regard for the overall consequences of these practices needs to be recognised. That we are seeing our increased vulnerability - and a lot of it is because people have forgotten - he says that where we once had simple land practices - modern day scientific farming has brought us inflammatory bowel disease , end stages kidney disease and diabetes plus the extreme epidemics that we are seeing in the US and other industrialised countries.
He states we have not had to experience these because we have maintained high nutrient dense food products for our animals - grass fed and not necessarily corn fed animals etc. Stating that this is the message and the information that the world needs.
Taking Traditional Breeding to a New Level.
The message that Don Huber is sharing is that we are only harvesting 25 - 30% of the genetic potential of our best crops - and he said if we took the time and energy (it does not come free) we can develop ‘that expression’ of that genetic material and do it by a traditional breeding manner, rather than the virus type of approach that we see with genetic engineering. Because we have no idea what the unintended consequences that can occur with that - are. He says we have all the systems in place to be able to do it this traditional breeding program properly. The constant looking for a ‘silver bullet’ is a mistake and it takes us further away from the natural harmony that we have been embedded in for centuries and millennia.
Impacts on Farming Communities
Sociological impacts of small farms being bought out and amalgamated into large corporate farms is depleting the rural sector of families as people sell-out and leave the district. This is affecting farming communities across the board in NZ, the US and Australia. That the model which is growth and bigger and larger farms is not human or community friendly. The bigger the farm, the less time the farmer has to interact with one’s neighbours and the community loses out. Because you are not able to spend enough time to really get to know each other and interact as neighbours.
Harmony of the Land and Community
Being able to manage the ecology and living in harmony is an imperative. He talks of community and also that not only do crops grow but everything grows including the community in a magnitude that meets the needs of a society and the individual - so that vegetables and animals plus families can all grow together.
As a Colonel in the US Army Reserves
As an US Army Researcher (1957-1998) he also studied many aspects of bioterrorism. Mentioning what the military thought was a critical component of a good defence was diversity - that to make sure that all our crop species were not of the same genetic makeup, as in 1970 and 71, where 70% of American corn hybrids were attacked by a fungus that developed a mutation and all 70% of the hybrids were susceptible to that disease. Yet he carries on to say that 98% of soybeans, 70% of corn, 100% of sugar beet and cotton are all 1 green or 2 gene characteristics and those genes are all to promote disease susceptibility - not resistance - none of them are designed or engineered for greater disease resistance - everyone of them have to be more susceptible to the diseases so that you can get the expression of the genetic engineered trait - that the mode of action for some of the chemicals like glyphosate - its whole mode of action - is to give the plant a bad case of aids - then they are susceptible to all the soil born pathogens and that is how “round up” for instance works - it is to destroy the disease resistance of those plants that receive it that haven’t been engineered with an alternative.
He states that all it would take is just one simple mutation to make cotton, alfalfa, corn, soybean and canola - all those with the ‘roundup ready gene’- to be totally susceptible to a very severe disease. There are now documented over 40 diseases that are much more intense when associated with the glyphosate herbicide - because of the increased disease susceptibility - which he says leaves the US extremely vulnerable from a bioterrorist event - or for a natural event as per the Northern corn leaf blight epidemic in 1970 and 71. - Listen to the full extent of this, it is very important
Threats of Legal Action
He talks about GE crops being a Trojan Horse and that every farmer who sows GE seeds has to sign on the dotted line that they take full responsibility for any accident or cross contamination or anything relating to that crop. Letting the GE Corporation off, of being liable if anything does get out of control. Listen to the introduction in the very 1st minute of this program
Food Essential Human Right
He talks about agriculture being the basics of human society and survival and that that humans have to have carbohydrates, proteins, fats, plus have minerals and vitamins - without these the individual does not exist - so that when they are patented and controlled by corporate interests in the power controlling manner that we are seeing - without any liability or restrictions or controls - it leads to the downfall of the society.
The Demise of the Precautionary Principle
Don says the precautionary principle has been thrown out the window, when once it was a very valid and viable aspect in risk management - but today there is now no consideration for it at all.
The Escape of a GE experiment gone wrong in the USA - now entering the Pacific
Professor Huber mentions the escape of ‘creeping bent grass’ - ‘roundup ready’ - engineered used primarily for golf courses - that escaped field trials up in the US - and that these grasses are very promiscuous and move along with the wind and it hybridise with other grasses and now it can not be contained. It got loose from 2 small private research locations and now is endemic in Washington, Oregon and Idaho - it’s now along the Snake River in Southern Idaho and Oregon into Washington and is now totally resistant to glyphosate - the rivers flows into the North Pacific and Don says the Pacific ocean will now take it far further into the Pacific basin and that it could even be a worldwide problem. Because it plugs up irrigations systems and drainage systems - ending up as an extremely invasive weed.
The company Scotts Miracle-Gro - who allowed this GE experiment to escape the laboratory has been unable to eradicate it and now that it has basically contaminated the above States, farmers who have been growing organic alfalfa for instance, and then exported it to China have had China reject and return it due to the GMO contamination and there is a total legal wrangle around this due to a corrupted agenda by the status quo not being upfront and honest in taking responsibility for this unpublicised continuous disaster that continues to this moment.
Innocent Organic Farmers are Being Affected
This means that those who have a living and a livelihood around organics are being affected by this spread and that everyone who is finding their product contaminated with this GMO bent grass, are having to bear the loss of income and or OF their business. That those who have been negatively impacted by this, need to be compensated - and so this is where the battle lines are drawn on the lack of indemnification. This is also what MSM - mainstream media remains very hushed about and as a consequence middle society either in the US, Canada, Australia or NZ know nothing about. To our collective detriment.
Don calls these so called GMO - silver bullets - as time bombs waiting to go off.
He says we have had enough time to witness the destructive behaviour of the generic experiments that have been going on around the planet.
He sees them and the deterioration of the soil - and the increased diseased problems in our plants.
GE & GMO’s a Coming Major Tsunami of Health Problems
The deterioration in the health in our animals and in humans to the point that he says we are on the threshold of a major tsunami of health problems.
End state kidney disease
Inflammatory bowel type diseases
The situation is becoming so dire that slowly over time - like the frog sitting in the hot water - nearly all the young doctors, veterinarians, plant pathologists just out of university and basically programmed to not think, but only regurgitate what that have been taught - think that the above diseases are now just normal diseases and are unable to connect the dots to the onset of the GE and glyphosate insertion into the health system - especially in the USA.
This insightful interview covers:
Spontaneous abortion or miscarriage of pigs, goats and cattle - on land that has been sprayed with Glyphosate in tandem with growing GE Foods.
That it was now normal for many women to have numerous miscarriages before they can have a live birth and that even worse - that the doctors are not doing any autopsies on miscarried fetuses - instead just quietly incinerating them - Listen to this interview !
His wish for the future
he wants his grandchildren to have the opportunity that when they wish to have children that they do not have to go through the heartache of multiple miscarriages etc. He says we have to make a stand and that time is now.
He states that in El Salvador 25% are expected to die from Glyphosate poisoning of their kidneys - he mentions Sri Lanka and Brazil and that the people are suffering there too.
Dr Joseph Mercola link
European Parliament: Green Members of Parliament tested for glyphosate in April 2016.
48 Green Members that took part in a symbolic urine test ahead of the European Parliament vote last month to oppose the EU Commission’s proposal to relicense the controversial toxic substance until 2031.
The inspiration behind what was labelled the #MEPee test was the results of a recent study in Germany which found that 99.6% of people tested were found to have glyphosate residue in their urine. According to ELISA test results from the accredited Biocheck Laboratory in Germany:
The results reveal that every MEP tested has been found to have glyphosate traces in their urine, with the average concentration being 1.73ng/ml. That level is more than 17 times the safe limit for drinking water. The lowest level found among the group was 0.17ng/ml, almost double the safe level.
Now most Greens will be drinking the best quality water, eating organic food and yet this is what is happening. What will this do to our DNA, semen and ovaries over time and future generations and in our babies and infants? Are you asking this question?
Glyphosate’s half life can be up to 22 years in the soil - which appears contrary to the advertising.
The US Geological survey in Florida shows that many of the Counties in that state have as much as 4,200 pounds of glyphosate per square mile.
This affecting all invertebrates, bacteria, bees, earthworms, fish the whole ecology is being impacted by glyphosate.
Lake Erie one of the Great Lakes is being studied by scientists at the University in Wisconsin and found that 1 third of a pound of phosphorous in Lake Erie, comes in for every one acre of ground (area) that is in the watershed.
He says what is few million acres? - do the maths - and that’s why we have a green Lake Erie, with dead carp and dead bluegill and other fish?
Lawsuits are piling up ready for Court
Listen to hear how many Lawsuits are waiting in the wings as class actions become more common - so as to compensate people who have been affected by poor health and that they are looking for the cause.
Glyphosate is found in the air, surface water, run off and well water because it is a highly water soluble compound and has been found in animal, human and plant tissue.
In NZ some farmers are spraying Glyphosate on grass, then 4 days later letting their cows eat this foliage - cows are then being milked - result is NZ milk, butter, cheese etc is going to the NZ and world market place. Professor Huber states that Glyphosate bioaccumulates - in cows hearts, brains, liver, kidneys, bones, and the milk.
Note that cheese has difficulty being manufactured, because it is a fermenting process and Don has seen cheeses that have failed due the the death of the microorganisms during fermentation.
The same with malt barley and fermentation for brewing beer - the microorganisms suffer when heavy use of glyphosate is used.
Professor Don Huber has hopes for New Zealand
Encourages us to hold the line - for as an 80 year old with 50 years in the game - he has seen this track history of GE and GMO and sees that it is a twisted tale of avarice and deception.
This is a wake up call for New Zealanders who care about their health, happiness and our ecology.
US Military Service Researching Bioterrorism
From 1963 to 1971 he was assigned to the U.S. Army Edgewood Proving Ground and Ft. Detrick Biological Laboratories in Maryland for research in chemical and biological warfare. He became Operations Officer (S-3) in a USAR Medical Group before moving to Medical Intelligence (business) Department Of Defense.
In 1973 he took command of a specialized Strategic Medical Intelligence Detachment (MIDS) assigned to The Office of the Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical Intelligence and Information Agency, assisting in formation of the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center (now NCMI). He carried out these duties while serving as a professor at Purdue.
Though technically in the Army Reserve, Dr. Huber, whose expertise was in the Soviet Union’s biological warfare program, was part of elite nine and ten-person teams of specialized world scientists. In this capacity he commanded MIDS for eight years. Most of these scientists including Dr. Huber worked overtime without pay.
He moved from command of MIDS to Senior Medical Intelligence Analyst and then as Associate Director of the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center. Retiring from military service after more than 41 years, he continues work with our intelligence community, where he actively participates in oversight security of biological weapons programs and threat pathogen concerns.
Dr. Huber teaches courses on anti-crop bioterrorism and serves as a consultant on biological weapons of mass destruction and emerging diseases. He advises U.S. agencies on bioterrorism and biological warfare.
He currently serves without pay as the American Phytopathological Society’s Coordinator for the USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System program and is an active member of the Threat Pathogens Committee.
A message from Tim - Let those that scathingly criticise Professor Don Huber ‘walk a mile in his shoes’.
The Philosophy of Farming and Our Intimate Relationships with the Land and Biota. As New Zealand has been always known as a country that farmed cows and sheep - we are renown for being both innovative and highly productive, yet we can to far better than this.
Graeme Sait originally from Taranaki who has spent most of his life way from NZ is a global leader, and the question is asked, can one man make a difference? Is it possible that one person’s knowledge and enthusiasm can produce a counter tipping point to farming and land management - into a new upcycle. One where in a few short years, soil across our whole country can be revitalized, rivers, lakes and aquifers cleaned up, less livestock, (cows) needed but enabling far higher productivity? More Co2 from the atmosphere being sequestered by the microflora, the mega trillions of bacteria and fungi that live and comprise the soil? Resulting in more sustainability across the ecosphere?
Why? Because science is belatedly realising that the answer is found in the soil - healthy soil.
Graeme Sait, is the co-founder of Qld Company, Nutri-Tech Solutions (NTS), a recognised world leader in sustainable agriculture/horticulture. He is a sought after, global keynote speaker, plus was the founder of Radiance, the 6 day Wellness Festival in Queensland that attracted crowds in excess of 12,000. He has many years of researching health and wellbeing and the benefits of all the correct foods especially fats and oils to teas, herbal remedies plus soil health agricultural systems and biological farming etc.
Learn of the profound interdependence of soil microflora of bacteria and fungi that is crucial to plant growth, healthy soil (and sequesting Co2 from the atmosphere). Just like the micro flora in our gut and digestive system, when we are free of chemical additives, everything flourishes and comes back into balance.
There's a grassroots revolution taking place as we read and its emergent principles are so profound that it is ushering in sweeping, positive changes to land use, farming and market gardening practices to our beleaguered planet, Mother Earth.
This most refreshing and insightful interview covers minerals, soil bacteria, fungi to plant health, that extends to vegetation, animal and ultimately to human health. Not quite organic, it however, leads us back into the organic world.
His inspirational vision for agriculture and human health has been documented in over 300 published articles and he is currently completing three new books, covering this vast subject. A much sought after, entertaining and informative speaker, Graeme has inspired audiences all over the world.
Global warming emissions and acidification of the oceans can be mitigated by conscious use of soil bacteria, soil carbon and humous and if we use appropriate knowhow found in biological agriculture … astounding possibilities not mentioned in mainstream media will give the youth (and all people of our planet) a much needed boost in morale and optimism.
In South Africa, the uptake of biological agriculture is expanding at near exponential rates as farmers witness the viability and in particular the yields from healthy soil of vital healthy produce. Lead by Woolworths 460 supermarkets nationwide, they only source fresh food from certified Biological farmers and producers.
Listen to the profound biological agricultural changes happening with Dole the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit on the astounding shifts within this corporation that are happening at this very moment.
And in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, having saturated the land with chemical and toxic agriculture, and the resulting highest percentage of cancers per head of population anywhere, are just now, changing course into biological agriculture.
Having personally witnessed two of Graeme's presentations myself, you will come away totally inspired to far better health practices, plus a greater respect for nature and the depth of knowledge this man has regarding physical health and well being.
His many interviews on GreenplanetFM.com - cover such a range of subject matter - it is so huge and compelling. (Do a search)
Covering the cause of the top diseases such as heart, cancer, diabetics, alzheimers and chronic fatigue, to cod liver oil's superb results, as well as coconut oil, the use (or non use) of cooking oils to mineral up-take, plus dumping your microwave oven, to no tilling of your home garden to the incredible results of rotation of cows grazing on pasture is the big story of the future … the list goes on.
The holy grail is soil health, based on bacteria, fungi, earthworms in concert with nature and reciprocity is the essence of this biological approach to producing healthy food.
Farming over the last 60 years plus, has been based on the mistaken analysis in the 19th century of plant growth and that NPK, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium were basically perceived as all that plants needed to utilize to grow, when in fact there are 74 mineral compounds that are all part of whole growth, however Western man has been full-on into unbalancing the soil to where we today have unhealthy soil structure, basically depleted in the other 71 minerals, with far less soil bacteria and fungi, resulting in unhealthy plants, animals and now humans - all due to factory farming, extractive agriculture and an increasingly toxic chemical ideology.
Fortunately, this is finally changing.
An inspiring interview regarding our collective future.
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