Posts tagged “food

Food As A Weapon of Control

Why are there so many hungry people in the world? Especially in farming communities (in the developing world)? Can’t these people grow their own food, you may ask?

3rd world farmers must sell everything they grow in order to pay for the expensive farming methods that have been forced upon them by American companies like Monsanto. This is part of a deliberate strategy to supplant local agricultural with an unsustainable system, a system controlled by one company. Take over the food supply and you control the people.

Farming communities (specifically in the Punjab in India) have been devastated by the so called “Green Revolution.” Indian farmers are enticed to buy “miracle crops” that require an insane amount of maintenance to grow: pesticides, herbicides and many other atrocities that will destroy the soil. Once the soil is destroyed, these farmers must pay even more money in order to deal with this – or starve to death.

This is all part of a deliberate system to keep people poor, in debt, and dependent upon a single monocultural system of food. Local crop diversity is replaced with one or two genetically modified crops.

Yet this tactic didn’t work so well for Ireland – when the British forced Irish peasants to grow potatoes as their one and only crop. When a disease started killing the potatoes, millions of Irish people lost their only source of food and 1 million Irish people ended up dying.

This new food revolution we see today has even worse implications, because it requires all sorts of pesticides and herbicides in order to work. Many of the side effects of these chemicals have not even been tested and are completely unknown.

Coincidentally – or not so coincidentally – as the use of these chemicals exploded after world war II, large populations of bats, bees and frogs began dying. Rates of Autism, deadly allergies, and retardation in children are going up and it’s a medical mystery! Sperm counts in males are declining and nobody knows why. Apparently the male chromosome is getting smaller and nobody knows why. Hrmmm…I wonder if putting all sorts of mystery chemicals all over our food and water supply would have some kind of horrific reaction? Something to ponder.


It Begins With a Seed (An Ode to Farmer’s Markets)

The Old Town Farmer’s Market

“When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and For the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, The fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing, For abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.”

~ Tecumseh – Shawnee

Where does food come from?

From a green, open pasture?

Or a cow concentration camp?

http://www.foodincmovie.com/

The movie Food Inc. exposes the corruption of the Industrialized American food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy and worker’s rights.

One simple way you can regain a connection to Mother Earth is through visiting your local Farmer’s Market.

Most Farmer’s Markets have everything from Jams, Jellies, Soaps, Veggies, Fruit, Bread and Meat.

This vendor is selling homemade homemade pumpkin pie butter along with other eclectic jellies.

You can eat fresh food – free of preservatives.

A majority of supermarket food contains saturated fats like hydrogenated oil.

The bread here contains simply flax, wheat, sunflower seeds, and whole grains.

“Meat” the people who your food comes from.

Bon Viviant sells food with no added hormones or antibiotics

It is grown without pesticides

All comes from small local farms

They even deliver

http://www.bonvivantcompany.com/about-our-foods/

Eat cows and pigs that were fed a natural diet of grass and were free to roam open pastures.

This is a fistulated cow. Factory farms place holes in cows stomachs so they can extract the ecoli and bacteria from the cows insides.

These cows have harmful bacteria in their stomachs because factory farms force them to eat corn, which is not a natural part of their

diet.

The factory farms claim the hole does not bother the cows. I guess I’ll drill a hole in the side of a farm factory owner and see how much

he likes it.

“You looked into the eyes of the beast

You extended your hand – in trust

It so graciously accepted the fate

There’s no honor in betrayal

O the savages, the ravagers of the pleading, standing there bleeding

Tears of the innocent – turned into mammalian dissidents”

The band Cattle Decapitation is a veggie gore-grind band that damns the ills of humanity.

The themes of the band explore what it would be like if humans were forced to undergo the same slaughter house conditions that cattle

go through.

As the world’s poor become poorer, and the rich find increasingly innovative ways to subject and dominate the masses

…it may only be a matter of time