On Veteran's Day, I am reminded to honor Veteran's and I do. My father is a World War II Veteran. He fought to protect democracy around the world for four years of his young life. I am grateful for the sacrifice so many gave and I cherish the freedoms we have in America.
I also detest war. War is simply when one entity is opposing it's will on another until the other finds they must defend themselves with force. It is a lack of communication, negotiation, compassion, and respect of individual rights. I think we can do better than war. We can honor each other, communicate, and come to agreements. This is possible when we set aside our ego, greed, force, and desire for power.
Moms do this on a daily basis. We set aside our needs, our ego, our desires for rest or a full meal to care for others. We know it is possible to negotiate, we do it with toddlers and/or teens every day. We may appear to be forceful at times, with impending consequences for certain behavior....but our end goal is to support our children to make responsible choices on their own, without our influence. Much like a sovereign country. Our goal is to have them be free.Read more
SmartVine Enters the Market as First Ever Glyphosate Residue Free Certified Wine
Sustainable Pulse interview with Christine Fitzgerald, Owner of SmartVine, the first ever Glyphosate Residue Free certified wine.
"Using my knowledge of nutrition science I began formulating wine combinations with herb infusions. My business partner Chrystal understood formulating wine without the use of herbicides, pesticides, and insecticides, and using more of a natural, old-world style to make wine.
After 6 months of research and experimentation, we finally discovered the perfect iteration of SmartVine; blending clean, chemical free wine that tasted amazing and was better for you."Read more
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Non-GMO Project addresses supply chain risks caused by new techniques like CRISPR and RNAiBELLINGHAM, WA—October 31—The potato has been added to the High-Risk list of the Non-GMO Project Standard because a GMO potato variety is now “widely commercially available” in the United States. To determine when a crop needs to be moved from the Monitored-Risk list to the High-Risk list, the Project uses an established set of criteria related to the likelihood of GMO contamination in the conventional and non-GMO supply chain. As a result of today’s move, products made with potato will now be subject to extra scrutiny before they can become Non-GMO Project Verified.
Pesticide-Free Organic Food Lowers Your Blood Cancer Risk by 86% – 70,000 French People Surveyed
Cutting out pesticides by eating only organic food could slash your cancer risk by up to 86 percent, a new study claims.
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Breakfast Favorite Orange Juice Tainted by Glyphosate Herbicide Threatens Our Health and Florida’s Environment
Glyphosate in Orange Juice
In August, news broke that Cheerios, Quaker Oats, and other breakfast cereals were contaminated with glyphosate weed killer. Just this week, more news of glyphosate in snack bars. Parents across the nation became concerned about their family’s breakfast foods and snacks. Now we learn we must also be looking at the most popular breakfast beverage, orange juice, as well.
Over one year after initial tests, Moms Across America sent America's most popular orange juice brands to be tested again for the carcinogenic chemical glyphosate. The new test results, ranging from 2.99 ppb to 17.16 ppb, are not promising. Although the different brands, Tropicana, Minute Maid, Costco’s Kirkland Signature, and Stater Bros. had slightly lower levels of glyphosate weed killer than the first tests conducted a year ago, all still had detectable levels of glyphosate. In addition, Moms Across America added another sample, Florida’s Natural, and the results were not only among the highest of all the brands tested for glyphosate residues, the sample from the brand showed results almost 3 times higher than the previous year’s test results provided to another organization, showing an increase, rather than a decrease of the use of glyphosate herbicides.
Florida’s Natural glyphosate testing in 2017 showed the following results: glyphosate amount detected: 2.14 ppb; AMPA amount detected: 1.98 ppb, the effective glyphosate level was 5.11 ppb. In 2018 the test results showed an effective level of glyphosate at 14.42.
Recently plaintiff Alexandra Axon, represented by Richman Law Group, sued Florida’s Natural for misleading the public by claiming their product is natural when in fact it contains glyphosate. The lawsuit is still pending.
Monsanto Jury in Historic Revolt Against Judge Attempting to Toss Out Their Unanimous Verdict
In an unprecedented display of commitment to justice, eight of the 12 jurors and two alternates who served on the Johnson v Monsanto trial, 10 total, took a day off work, left their families, and showed up at the San Francisco Court last week to let Judge Bolanos know they want their verdict to stand. The “Trial of The Century” as many are calling it, resulted in a $289.2 million award by the jury from Monsanto to Dwayne “Lee” Johnson, a school pesticide applicator who contracted a terminal case of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma while using Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide products Roundup and Ranger Pro.
Upon arrival, “the courtroom was so full,” recounted Robert Howard, juror number four, in an interview with me, “that one of the jurors had to sit in his/her old seat. The Judge definitely noticed our presence.”
He shared how, for a long time, he and his fellow jurors, for whom he has the highest regard, remained silent. He referred to the saying, “Silence cannot be misquoted.” But when he saw the notice that the jury verdict might be overturned, he and several jurors knew it was time to speak up.Read more
By Neil Young and Daryl Hannah
Updated: Oct. 14, 2018 11:12 a.m.
As originally posted in the San Francisco ChronicleRead more
Wow! What a week! More evidence presented itself this week, that GMO chemical farming is not safe, not wanted and not doing what the manufacturers say it will do.
While we do not have any news on whether Judge Balonos will accept Bayer/Monsanto's appeal to overturn the $289.2 jury awarded, guilty-on-all-counts-judgment, we promise we will let you know as soon as we find out. It could be any hour or day now. Stay up to date specifically on our Facebook page.
We also hope you will join us on our Monday night Moms Connect call to discuss these and many important issues. Sign up for our email alerts here for the invitation to join us. Watch or listen to last night's Moms Connect Call here.
Do you want to share Moms Across America's information and solutions? Share this new interview by Josh Trent of Wellness Force with Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America.
On Wellness Force Radio episode 237, Founder and Director of Moms Across America as well as the Author of, Unstoppable, Zen Honeycutt, uncovers with host, Josh Trent, how you can take leadership in your own family to make real changes happen at the dinner table, how we can heal and feed the world with organic food, and why exporting monocrops to third world countries actually hurts rather than helps them.
The Ex-Director of J.R. Simplot and team leader at Monsanto, Caius Rommens, has revealed the hidden dangers of the GMO potatoes he created, in a wide-ranging interview for Sustainable Pulse, on the same day that his book ‘Pandora’s Potatoes: The Worst GMOs’ was released on Amazon.
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At Moms Across America we often get questions like " What can I eat?" or "Everything is contaminated, what do I do?"
Here is a recent question that we think everyone could benefit from considering, and our answer.
“Hi, I'm a new mom who has eaten Quaker Oats throughout my pregnancy. After learning about arsenic levels in the oats I made the switch to Bob's Red Mill organic steel cut oats. Now I discover that I have been unknowingly eating small doses of glyphosate every morning for breakfast, as well as feeding it to my daughter through breast milk. I'm infuriated and wondering what actions I'm able to take? ”- Michelle V.
We totally understand your frustration. We are angry too, that so much of our food is contaminated.
There are a few things you can do.
By Zen Honeycutt
Founding Executive Director Moms Across America
Author of Unstoppable
On August 27, 2018, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publish an article called “Should I Throw Out My Cheerios?” The article addresses the EWG’s recent testing of 45 samples of cereals and oat products for glyphosate, the declared active chemical ingredient in Roundup weed killer, made by Monsanto. 95% of the conventional products tested positive for the known carcinogen. Only 3% of the organic products were positive. Levels found were 30 -1300+ ppb of glyphosate in the samples tested. Although we are thrilled that the EWG tested foods for glyphosate, we are horrified that they would actually say, “So should I throw out my Cheerios? In a word, no.” Even though some of the products contained 8x higher levels than their own safety assessments and thousands of times higher* than has been shown in scientific studies to cause harm... they still did not advise consumers to stop eating foods that have been found to be highly contaminated with glyphosate.