Gmo's are most likely in our food supply due to the "job sharing" between a corporation and a government agency, in order to write policy favorable to the corporation at the expense of US citizens (our health and the environment while using our own tax dollars to do it). The following quotes are from Natural News (link below):
“Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food…. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.” – Phil Angell, Director of Corporate Communications, Monsanto, quoted in the New York Times Magazine, October 25, 1998.
“Ultimately, it is the food producer who is responsible for assuring safety.”
– FDA, “Statement of Policy: Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties”, (GMO Policy), Federal Register, Vol. 57, No. 104 (1992), p. 22991.
These statements seem unrelated, until you learn that Michael Taylor, as a Monsanto attorney, once worked to create the perfect regulatory system that would protect the interests of bio-tech companies, then moved to the FDA to head their policy department when they were writing gmo policy, then rejoined Monsanto as Vice President (information from Responsible Technology, link below). Nice reward for helping out his company, eh? For more information on Michael Taylor, follow this link: http://www.politicalfriendster.com/showPerson.php?id=2590&name=Michael-Taylo
The fact that FDA policy does not reflect the scientific findings of FDA scientists is both no surprise and a testimony to the efficacy of this corporate-government job sharing for corporations. There should be a law against this, as recusal often never occurs! This is only one example of many cases in which "job sharing" has occurred at the expense and to the detriment of human beings and the environment to maintain corporate profits and power. Who is protecting the interests of US citizens?
If you don't know about gmo's, do some research. This affects everyone who eats, is also related to the future of seeds, biodiversity, and the security of the world supply. Remember, corporations seek profits at any cost, and use their billions of dollars in profits to "educate" the public using the propaganda and lies of product defense. Don't buy into it by buying their products. Demand labeling of gmo products and then boycott them. Here's a partial list of products that contain gmo's and those that don't: http://www.www.westonaprice.org/federalupdate/aa2003/actionalert_072403.html There is also a list of safe foods by Mothers for Natural Law http://www.safe-food.org/-consumer/brands.html
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to get my books published (one, a children's book, the other, a book of poetry and essays)
to travel, shoot (both photos and videos) and write.
to have my photographs and artwork in the permanent collections of some museums, and published in National Geographic.
to record an album and make a movie.
most importantly, to help people find safety, comfort and peace in this world.
"Humans, in all our arrogance and pride, consider the earth, with its vast lands, oceans and living beings, to be under our dominion. Under this circumstance the earth becomes, at best, a well-treated hostage; at worst, a place to tyranically plunder and destroy. We are only one small part of the incredibly rich and diverse planet we call home, and should therefore responsibly share, not rule over, that which gives us and all other living beings life." - Patrice Palmer
One in Three Women and Girls
Are you, or do you know, the 1 in 3?
That's the ratio of women and girls who will be raped or experience violence or sexual abuse during their lifetime. Women's rights are also human rights. I'm calling on everyone to please go to the UN sitehttp://saynotoviolence.org/and add your voice to the global action to Stop Violence Against Women.
The United Nations website on Violence Against Women (VAW), under the auspices of UNIFEM has more information:
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My Beautiful Pets
"The crazy part of my mind is like a mischievous pet I have to keep watch over, or it might behave badly while I'm not paying attention."— Margaret Sartor (Miss American Pie: A Diary of Love, Secrets and Growing Up in the 1970s)
"Life can be difficult, yet when you meet resistance with resilience, you turn challenge into opportunity." - Patrice Palmer
"The view in the rear-view mirror can cause a driver to get in a wreck. Keep your eyes on the road ahead to see the curves and forks that challenge your drive through life. Your timing on the brakes and accelerator determines your finesse in negotiating those challenges, and is improved by your knowledge, experience, confidence, and integrity. The challenges encourage growth, creation, and finesse in driving your life." – Patrice Palmer
"Words witness, honor, and preserve the lives of those who have touched our lives in some way. They also have the immense power to bind us together, creating community and a positive future where none had existed before." – Patrice Palmer
"If you get hit by life or walk into a wall, be flexible, embrace the change, and keep hugging yourself as you roll downhill. When you get to the bottom, you'll be able to get up and walk back to the top." - Patrice Palmer
The Gypsy in Me - Travels Through Life
Some places I've been, so far...
United States - 27 out of 50 states
Indonesia - Java, Bali and Lombok
People I'd Like to Meet...
if politics, time, geography, and language were not issues: the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Sergio Vieira Mello, June Jordan, Richard Feynman, Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, Carl Jung, Gandhi, Karen Blixen, Beatrix Potter, Einstein, Tesla, Marie Curie, Tschaikowski, Monet, Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Da Vinci, Mohammed, Gautama Buddha, Jesus, Mary, and Mary Magdalen for starters.