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Monsanto's Roundup: Now you can take matters into your own hands.

Ronnie Cummins- Organic Consumers Assoc.

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April 26, 2015


Ronnie’s Mother Earth Day Message

Mother Earth Day 2015

“The elimination of fossil fuels for all but the most limited and essential purposes is necessary but not sufficient to allow our descendants a fair chance for a healthy and prosperous future. Enhancing carbon biosequestration in terrestrial ecosystems is also essential.” Wayne A. White, Biosequestration and Ecological Diversity p.118 (CRC Press 2013)

Feeling depressed on Earth Day week? Tired of the standard doom-and-gloom discourse surrounding global warming and climate change? Feeling disempowered?

There’s a better way. What if, starting this week, we embrace what the United Nations has designated the “Year of the Soil?” What if we look at our planetary crisis from an entirely different, and more hopeful perspective?

There’s plenty of good news. Including the fact that the global grassroots, farmers and consumers, united, can reverse our suicidal “business-as-usual” food, farming, energy and land use practices. By harnessing the power of Regenerative Organic Agriculture and reforestation, we can lsuck down enough excess heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and naturally sequester it in our plants, trees and soils.

Regenerative Agriculture and Earth Repair practices can not only mitigate, but also, in combination with drastic reductions (80-90 percent) of fossil fuel emissions in our food and farming, transportation, housing, utilities, and industrial sectors, actually reverse global warming.

It’s time to think of ourselves as climate and food activists. Because the harsh truth is this: There will be no organic food, nor food whatsoever, on a burned out planet. Nor will there ever be a 90-percent reduction in greenhouse gas pollution without a transformation of our food and farming and land use practices, both in North America and globally.

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Got Glyphosate? Find Out!

glyphosate testing

Your doctor won’t test you to see if it’s in your body. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) won’t test your food for it. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) won’t test your water for it, and neither will your local water testing company.

Now, you can take matters into your own hands.

The Feed The World project, launched today, offers the first public glyphosate testing program for the general public. OCA has joined with Feed The World to promote the testing, worldwide.

For the first time, validated public LC/MS/MS glyphosate testing for urine, water and soon, breast milk, is being offered to anyone who wants to know if their drinking water contains glyphosate, or if the world’s most widely used herbicide, recently declared by the World Health Organization a probable carcinogen, is present in their urine or breast milk.

For decades, Monsanto has falsely claimed that glyphosate is “safe.” Scientists on Monsanto’s dole dutifully fell in line with the corporate propaganda. Scientists who disagreed were attacked. And even though in 1985, the EPA said glyphosate causes cancer, the agency later reversed its decision and, since then, every government agency charged with serving the public has instead served Monsanto.

It will be up to the public to get glyphosate banned, permanently. And once we, as consumers and citizens, mothers, fathers and grandparents, realize that we are personally affected, more of us will rise up. More of us will insist on change.

The testing is not free. But it’s priced at the lowest amount possible, an amount that allows for high-quality, scientifically sound testing while encouraging the participation of as many people as possible. This testing, previously unavailable, could be the answer to ridding the world of glyphosate. We hope you can participate, and will share this news far and wide.

Order glyphosate testing

Read the OCA press release

Read the Feed The World Press release