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ALFRED W. McCANN ON SCIENCE
“To attack science, the calm, the immutable, the exact, is one thing — the work of a fanatic or an irrational being. To attack an abuse of men claiming to represent science is not only a privilege but a duty, and he who shirks it through fear of criticism or through dread of precipitating a controversy in which he himself may lose prestige is no lover of truth. Rather does he love comfort more.”
–-Alfred Watterson McCann, The Author of “Starving America” (1916)
“The Science of Eating’ (1918, 1919)
A “Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Food on Facebook,’ is a place where “GMO Lovers and Organic Lovers Talk” Our Dialogue also in Summer 2012 welcomes discussion of the Trans Pacific Partership Agreements (TPPA). The TPPA Free Trade agreements between individuals favor a world where globalization, rather than local growing of food would prevail. Investors–Corporations acting as Individuals–under the proposed TPPA–would have the right to sue nations when their rules would be broken. Information about the TPP Agreement have been leaked. TPP has an official US Government website. A number of members of Congress have raised issue about members of Congress being left out, Senator Wyden among them.
Dialogue needs to happen now.
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It’s Time for GMO and Organic Lovers to Talk
FOOD REFORM IN AMERICA
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley MD, helped pass the Pure Food Law of 1906 through Congress. He was not alone in his struggle for Pure Food. Alfred W. McCann was equally committed to Pure Food in America.
KEEP THE BEET MEDIA STAR, THE WORLD’S FIRST TALKING BEET PLANT
CALLS FOR DIALOGUE NOW
The Character in the poster is Keep The Beet Media Star, The World’s First Talking Beet Plant. Keep The Beet speaks from a point of view of Mother Earth, her nature. She is here to remind us all, that nature is our nature too. Some of us have lost our beat with nature. That is why Keep The Beet began to show up in our world today. It was getting lonely in the field. Her message is simple: We can make better decisions as we get our beat back. So begin today. Grow a Beet in a Pot. Keep the Beet. Eat the Beet Greens. From here, a whole new world will open for you and for our world.
Keep the Beet has a mind of her own, and from time to time speaks through me, Your Enchanted Gardener, here on the Plant Your Dream Blog. It is good to have a second opinion for some of my own thoughts, and it is nice to know that I am esteemed enough by the vegetable kingdom to be on such good man-beat of life relations that an organic beet would take the time to talk and give her advise.
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SHIFTING THE NATURE OF OUR WORLD
One of the most eventful meetings of my life, the set a course of events unfolding now, was a fateful meeting at the American Association for The Advancement of Science annual conference 2010 at the San Diego Convention Center. Dr. Robert Fraley, PhD, the father of Roundup Ready Technology was speaking. Outside the convention center, there was a protest. I approached Dr. Fraley after his talk and told him a thought I could help lessen tension between GMO and Organic Lovers. It was the night before, around midnight, that Keep The Beet Media Star, The World’s FIrst Talking Beet Plant, had me up creating a draft of the Poster above. I showed Dr. Fraley the poster. We shared some words. Then he said, he liked where I was coming from.
In the next few minutes, introduced to Tami Craig Shilling, the associate of Dr. Fraley. Tami is one of the main communication officers for Monsanto. We are friends on Facebook. She is also a member of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Facebook.
“Let’s Close The Gap!”–Dr. Robert Fraley, PhD, father of Roundup Ready Technology
There was a Monsanto Corporation brochure on the seat. I handed one to Dr. Fraley and asked him to write me a note. He wrote, “Let’s Close the Gap!–Robb Fraley
There have times I have struggled with my decision to and desire to open up dialogue with Monsanto. I part of me believes Monsanto as a company, in the evolution of life coming out of the sea, made a wrong turn. Perhaps they need to go back into the sea and rethink their position and the impact they are having on evolution.
This is not to say that I do not believe their are very good people who work for Monsanto. I have met them. I have experienced their good will. I have spent time with one educator from Murdock University where they teach Biotechnology and Permaculture in the same university. He visited my home. We went to the Farmers’ Market together. I set him up on a date with a friend, and he later joined the Enchanted Garden Club Beet Keepers. A few years ago, on my annual Passover-Easter Retreat. I took the Monsanto Corp brochure Dr. Fraley signed to the desert. I prayed for Monsanto. I still pray for Monsanto.
Let Us lay our True Science on the Table and Debate If Need Be. There is too much at stake now.
My prayer is that we lay our true science on the table. RIght now I am in the middle of helping to put the Label GMOs initiative on the CA Ballot Measure. I believe that much of the rest of the year for me will be taken up educating people about GMOs. I want to see debates, equal to the presidential Debate on the issue of Labeling GMOs.
In many countries around the world, people have a right to know what is in their foods. The government and the people agree on this. This is not yet the case in the US, in spite of a recent Melman Survey that suggests people want to know.
I know for a fact that there is a very strong contingent with the US government that is banking on Biotechnology to get us out of or current economic downward spirit. I have seen clearly through direct listening at both the BIO, Biotechnology and AAAS Conferences, that Uncle Sam is currently in the farmbed with Biotechnology.
We had better make sure we are on the right course. There is so very much at stake now that is bigger than profits.
My friend Jim Bell posted an article on Genetic Engineering on his Website. Here is a quote:
Jim Bell, Ecological Designer on Genetic Engineering
And even when our motives are pure, intelligent, democratic, and totally dedicated to improving the common good, who among us has the wisdom to fully comprehend the ultimate consequences of releasing self-replicating organisms of human creation into our common environment, however noble our motives?
I’m not saying that we should abandon our quest for knowledge in this or any other area.
I’m insisting that for the sake of our youth and future generations, that wisdom and its partner humility should be foremost in our minds and hearts before we choose to unleash whatever our cleverness makes possible.
The human family has lived at least 100,000 generations, each generation being 33 years (enough time for a human to reproduce and raise their child to adulthood). Our job is to ensure that we leave the next 100,000 generations with a healthy, happy, functional world.
I SEE AND SEED THIS DREAM
I will speak at the AAAS as part of a panel on Science, Ethics, and Food.
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Shifting the Nature of Our World
This Plant Your Dream Blog describes the meeting of Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener, with Dr. Robert Fraley, Phd, the father of Roundup Ready Technology and Tami Craig Shilling, Information officer for Monsanto Corp. That meeting took place on February 23, 2010 at the San Diego Convention Center.
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon
“Brother Sun, Sister Moon” is one of the ultimate statements for me about living a life in harmony with nature, and having our perspective with the “Box” in order. The box is my metaphor for our misplaced priorities. We imagine that it is the beautiful box that life is all about, a more beautiful box. It is inside the Box where the secret to life lies. Inside the box is our seed. I say, Take Your Sacred Seed out of the box and Plant Your Dream!
March 23, 2012
The Conversion Scene
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
March 24, 2012
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VOICES FROM THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE ARE SPEAKING NOW. ALL THESE VOICES LEAD TO ONE CONCLUSION, “GROW A HEALTHIER PIZZA!”
“If commercial interests–once again– have convinced Congress–to do business as usual–and that profits are more important than our children having improved lunches in schools, if Congress has now said that a few tablespoons of tomato sauce define Pizza as a Vegetable, then we, as Conscious Consumers will Grow a Healthier Pizza through the action of the ‘7.5 Million + 2 Petition.’ To top off this pizza, we want to know the quality of our Ingredients. If pizza is made from cans and containers that have ingredients that are made wtth GMOs–Genetically Modified Organisms–We have a ‘Right To Know,’ and say “Label GMO’s!” just like people in near 50 other nations. Together now, the people of California–with support from people of other states and nations signing as well–will build the Greatest Grass Roots Movement in California History. We are ‘Sacred Seeds’ It is time now to ‘Win Back Our Sacred Seeds.’ ” –Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener, Plant Your Dream Blog
“It will be a long time before Congress will successfully grapple with the facts…”Food Reform is Needed! —Alfred W. McCann,”The Science of Eating” and “Starving America” (1918,1919)
“The work must be done in the schools.Our American children must be taught the meaning of depraved foods, that they must learn how foods are processed, bleached, colored, sifted, bolted, denatured, degerminated, demineralized, chemically treated and refined; that they must be taught the relationship of foodless food to sickness and death; that they must be taught the relationship of natural food to health and life.”- Food Reform is Needed! –Alfred W. McCann, “Starving America.”(1918)
You are Invited to ‘Grow a Healthier Pizza!’
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Katrina Frey reflects on how Mendocino pushed Monsanto out of
their County in 2004 when they won Proposition H.
Mendocino County GMO Ban
(L to Right) Katrina Frey, Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener, and Jonathan Frey. Katrina was an active participant in Proposition H that crreated the first Ban on GMOs in a California County.
Spoke to Katrina Frey today.
Katrina remembers well how Mendocino County Turned back Monsanto
Now is the time to build on this example.
“The campaign was the brainchild of Els Copperider. We thought we sponsor a citizens initiative to inform the citizens of mentodico about the dangers. We didn’t realize that it would quickly become a spotlight for the national Biotech industry. We were engulfed in a mountain of propaganda and misinformation. In the end, we had the advantage of great grassroots networking, and a educated voting public. They outspent us 7-1 but we won by a margin of 56.9. ” says Karina Frey
“Since then the biotech industry has become more devious in resisting these kind of campaigns, but there are six or seven gmo free counties.”–
Katrina tells me.
Where this Wine is for Sale
No GMO Yeast
In recent years, genetically engineered wine yeasts have become commercially available. These yeasts are risky for the industry, because they can move from one winery to another and contaminate fermentations. The Wine Institute has made a public statement against the sale and use of genetically modified yeast. We purchase only guaranteed GMO free yeast, and support a ban on the sale and use of GMO yeast.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC YEAST
Certified organic yeast is now available in limited quantities in Europe. Our own yeast provider, Llalemand, is now providing us certified organic yeast which we use on all of our organic wines starting with the 2010 vintage. (Frey Biodynamic wines are still made with no added yeast, fermented with their own natural yeasts in accordance with Biodynamic winemaking standards.)
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KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE!
inspired by Dr. Bernard Jensen, pioneering elder of the Natural Healing Arts,
(1908-2001), Reborn through Leslie Goldman, Your Enchanted Gardener, March 25, 2012.
See the list of favorite books of Dr. Bernard Jensen here
add the healing power of chlorophylll own it.