Friday, October 12, 2012

Wal Mart: Keeping the World in Poverty

Susan Brannon

This part of the documentary reflects the lives of those in the factories abroad, Mexico, China, and other places in the world.  This reflects how the Wal Mart System keeps not only those living in America in poverty, but creates and keeps those all over the world in utter poverty.  The average pay is less than $3.00 a day.  They charge for the "dorms" that the workers either chose to live in or not and their utilities and food consumption.  After Wal Mart started their factories abroad, many other retail corporations and high tech companies transfered their factories abroad thus creating more poverty, reducing the jobs in America and in the end, created a Third World America.

Wal Mart receives subsidies from our Governments

Susan Brannon

Wal Mart receives subsidies from our Governments

Susan Brannon This is an older video about the effects of allowing a Wal Mart store in your neighborhood. Not only does Wal Mart cause small family businesses to close down and thousands of "better" jobs lost that provided medical and pension care. But they encourage their poverty workers to take advantage of the governments hand outs so they can "survive"; thus causing extra spending of our own tax dollars in aid for those who even work full time. But wait! There's more! Wal Mart has received millions of dollars in subsidies from local and state governments to put in their stores, while the 43 year old business down the street receives nothing. So, what does Wal Mart do for America? (and I must say other large retail stores) extra spending of our tax dollars loss of better paying jobs in the communities keeping people in poverty discriminates against women causes small businesses to close down requests unpaid work time closes American factories because they buy from China more loss of jobs. The squandering of the American Dream (for the non-corporate owner, that is) So, let a new Wal Mart store come into your neighborhood today and receive all the benefits!

Oh and don't forget that Corporations are here to make a profit, that is capitalism. So if you are a small business owner and you can't "pull the weight" well....that is your problem.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Studies Highlight Increasing Dangers of Pesticides

They’re everywhere. And they’re making us – and especially our kids – sick. Two new studies out this week reveal just how pervasive pesticides are in our environment, and how they are wreaking havoc with our health. In the UK, the Institute of Science in Society issued a report titled: Why Glyphosate Should Be Banned. Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, has contaminated land, water, air, and our food supply, according to the report, which says the maximum permitted levels of Glyphosate are set to rise by100-150 times in the European Union if Monsanto gets its way. Another study, by the Pesticide Action Network North America, reports that more than 1 billion pounds of pesticides used annually nationwide have contributed to an array of health problems in youth, including autism, cancer, birth defects, early puberty, obesity, diabetes and asthma. Read Institute of Science in Society Report Read Pesticide Action Network Study Here

Prop 37 and the Future of Food by Michael Pollan

Vote for the Dinner Party: Is this the year that the food movement finally enters politics? By Michael Pollan New York Times Magazine, October 10, 2012 Straight to the Source One of the more interesting things we will learn on Nov. 6 is whether or not there is a "food movement" in America worthy of the name - that is, an organized force in our politics capable of demanding change in the food system. People like me throw the term around loosely, partly because we sense the gathering of such a force, and partly (to be honest) to help wish it into being by sheer dint of repetition. Clearly there is growing sentiment in favor of reforming American agriculture and interest in questions about where our food comes from and how it was produced. And certainly we can see an alternative food economy rising around us: local and organic agriculture is growing far faster than the food market as a whole. But a market and a sentiment are not quite the same thing as a political movement - something capable of frightening politicians and propelling its concerns onto the national agenda. California's Proposition 37, which would require that genetically modified (G.M.) foods carry a label, has the potential to do just that - to change the politics of food not just in California but nationally too. Now, there is much that's wrong with California's notorious initiative process: it is an awkward, usually sloppy way to make law. Yet for better or worse, it has served as a last- or first-ditch way for issues that politicians aren't yet ready to touch - whether the tax rebellion of the 1970s (Prop 13) or medical marijuana in the 1990s (Prop 215) - to win a hearing and a vote and then go on to change the political conversation across the country. What is at stake this time around is not just the fate of genetically modified crops but the public's confidence in the industrial food chain. That system is being challenged on a great many fronts - indeed, seemingly everywhere but in Washington. Around the country, dozens of proposals to tax and regulate soda have put the beverage industry on the defensive, forcing it to play a very expensive (and thus far successful) game of Whac-A-Mole. The meat industry is getting it from all sides: animal rights advocates seeking to expose its brutality; public-health advocates campaigning against antibiotics in animal feed; environmentalists highlighting factory farming's contribution to climate change. Read More

Prop 37: GMO Labeling: Right to Know Videos

Please share these videos with all people that you know and care about...It's your life

Agent Orange is Harmless: Vote Yes Prop 37

Agent Orange is harmless just like cigarettes and DDT are harmless, are GMO foods, why is Monsanto fighting so hard with 35 million in advertising to get voters to vote NO on Prop 37 in California?  Watch and share this video with the people in our country.

Proposition 37, GMO labeling Right to Know

Okay, I understand that not everyone lives in California BUT, it also involves ALL of America. If we can get everyone in California to VOTE YES on Prop 37, then the other states will hopefully follow..??? This video is full of famous folks who decided to stand against GMO food products and stand for the labeling of GMO products. Please watch and share