This Week’s E-newsletter: How Did Apeel Get Into USDA Natural?


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E-newsletter #804: How Did Apeel Get Into USDA Natural?


How’d Apeel get into USDA Natural? Ask the Natural Supplies Evaluate Institute…

Apeel, a mysterious Invoice Gates and World Financial Discussion board-backed meals coating that makes rotting produce seem recent, is accredited to be used on USDA Natural produce underneath the identify Organipeel.

The Natural Supplies Evaluate Institute (OMRI) gave it the inexperienced mild, presumably primarily based on citric acid being the lively ingredient. Citric acid is a non-organic ingredient allowed in natural so long as it isn’t artificial, nevertheless it’s solely 0.66 % of the Organipeel formulation!

Ask OMRI: What’s within the different 99.44 % of Organipeel?

At first blush, considerations about Apeel appeared like faux information. Reality checkers had been fast to level out that the protection information sheet circulating the web was for a distinct product with the identical identify, not for the edible meals coating backed by Invoice Gates and the World Financial Discussion board that was elevating hackles on social media.

However, when members of the Natural Shoppers Affiliation alerted us to information that Apeel’s is being utilized in natural, we needed to examine.

How large of a meals security concern is Apeel?

Given every little thing else Invoice Gates and the World Financial Discussion board anticipate us to swallow or inject, we will’t be too skeptical, however are the issues with Apeel on the identical degree as different meals security considerations?

Is it as necessary to keep away from Apeel as it’s to reject genetically engineered meals? Poisonous pesticides? Manufacturing unit-farmed animal merchandise laced with livestock medicine, together with mRNA vaccines? Indigestible bugs? Lab-grown meat-replacements?

Our conclusion is that Apeel carries the identical well being issues of comparable preservatives generally used to increase the shelf-life of ultra-processed meals. On that foundation alone, our recommendation is to keep away from Apeel, together with the model used on Starr Ranch’s natural apples, referred to as Organipeel.

Learn Extra and Act Now, Contact Your Congressperson Right here

Watch: How’d Apeel get into USDA Organic?


Mexico’s Quest for Meals Sovereignty within the Face of U.S. Agricultural Dumping

Timothy Sensible writes for The Institute for Agriculture and Commerce:

“Mexico’s rising ranges of import dependence are carefully associated to the flood of low cost imports from the U.S. since NAFTA. Low cost imported crops and animal merchandise can displace domestically produced items. Even once they don’t, they put downward stress on native costs, making it more durable for home producers to earn a residing from their farms whereas lowering incentives to provide.

That’s aggravated by agricultural dumping, when crops and merchandise are exported at beneath what it price to provide them. Excessive farm subsidies have been blamed for U.S. agricultural dumping, however the causes are extra complicated. Industrialized agriculture, if left unregulated, has a pure tendency towards overproduction. Power overproduction, in flip, pushes down costs as provide outstrips demand. Subsidies make up some losses for some farmers, however costs stay low. When export costs fall beneath the prices of manufacturing (permitting for transport and dealing with prices), that’s thought of an unfair commerce observe referred to as dumping. (See Appendix 2 for extra on U.S. agricultural dumping.)”

Read More About the Dual Curse of Import Dependency


Watch: A Transition Towards Non GMO Corn and Self-Sufficiency for Mexico:

Easy methods to articulate the efforts of farmers in Mexico, the US and Canada to provide non-GMO corn appropriate for human consumption, with out harming biodiversity and the setting.


City Gardens, Flowerpots Assist Bees and Butterflies Extra Than You Suppose

Sheri McWhirter writes for MLive:

“Each pollen-producing flower pot helps help bees and butterflies, even these in cities surrounded by extra concrete than pure landscapes.

Researcher Kevin Matteson spent years learning pollinator bugs in city areas reminiscent of New York Metropolis, Chicago, and different metropolitan locations. He just lately spoke with native plant advocates from throughout Michigan about how necessary small gardens and well-placed flowerpots in city settings are to supporting bees and butterflies.

It seems city-dwelling bugs do their job for the meals net identical to their countryside counterparts. Additionally they profit from each native crops and unique flowers, analysis reveals.”

Find out more about why these little pocket gardens or flowerpots are so important for bee species

Take Motion to Ban Neonics within the U.S


Organics: Combating Again

In response to the rising reputation of organics, highly effective parts of the worldwide elite, spearheaded by Invoice Gates, the World Financial Discussion board, Silicon Valley lab-meat entrepreneurs, multinational company agribusiness, and GMO/precision agriculture/Huge Information corporations, have declared outright warfare on organics and animal agriculture. These advocates of shutting down the livelihoods of a whole bunch of tens of millions of natural (licensed or de facto natural) small farmers, pastoralists, and rural villagers proclaim, with out proof, that natural and regenerative practices can not feed the world.

Conflating small farms and conventional grazing with manufacturing unit farms and feedlots, and nutrient-dense entire meals with extremely processed meals and “food-like” substances, the cheerleaders and profiteers of high-tech agriculture have actually declared warfare on indigenous information and practices, natural and regenerative agriculture, holistic grazing, and agroforestry.

The agro-technocrats declare that natural and small farmers dissipate an excessive amount of land, that indigenous and conventional practices spur deforestation, that natural productiveness (with out chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and GMO seeds) is inefficient; and that rising meals hydroponically in containers with out soil and gene-editing needs to be allowed to be labeled as “natural.”

They are saying that genetically engineered lab meat and dairy, grown in industrial vats, should develop into the norm. Most just lately these warriors towards natural (together with misguided vegans and local weather zealots) have introduced that animal agriculture (the livelihood for a billion small farmers and rural villagers) needs to be abolished completely in favor of fallowing and “rewilding” 75% of agricultural lands.

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Folks Uncovered to Glyphosate Have Most cancers Biomarkers in Urine – Examine

Carey Gillam writes for the Guardian:

“New analysis by prime US authorities scientists has discovered that folks uncovered to the broadly used weedkilling chemical glyphosate have biomarkers of their urine linked to the event of most cancers and different illnesses.

The examine, printed final week within the Journal of the Nationwide Most cancers Institute, measured glyphosate ranges within the urine of farmers and different examine members and decided that top ranges of the pesticide had been related to indicators of a response within the physique known as oxidative stress, a situation that causes harm to DNA.

Oxidative stress is taken into account by well being consultants as a key attribute of carcinogens.

The authors of the paper – 10 scientists with the Nationwide Institutes of Well being and two from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) – concluded that their examine “contributes to the burden of proof supporting an affiliation between glyphosate publicity and oxidative stress in people”.

Additionally they famous that “accumulating proof helps the position of oxidative stress within the pathogenesis of hematologic cancers”, reminiscent of lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia.

Inform Congress to Ban Monsanto/Bayer’s Most cancers-Inflicting Roundup Weedkiller!

Pan Report Finds “No Obstacles” to Banning Glyphosate as Alternatives Exist for All Agricultural Uses


Guidelines for Regenerators: Spotlight Optimistic Options

By Ronnie Cummins | June twenty first, 2022

Regenerators, younger and previous, given our present scenario, have to function on the previous adage that “the darkest hour is correct earlier than the daybreak.” As an alternative of simply dwelling on the destructive, on the issues that divide or frighten us, we have to get hold of and spotlight at the moment’s optimistic traits, greatest practices, and options.

For the OCA and Regeneration Worldwide neighborhood this implies not simply specializing in the newest corruption and criminality of the ruling class and the technocrats, not simply the delusions and self-destructive conduct of these brainwashed by the Institution narrative, however on discovering, highlighting, and scaling up actual life regenerative alternate options. As we inform ourselves and resist the Nice Reset, the Huge Pharma energy seize, Silicon Valley programming and censorship, the Ukraine warfare and countless battle, the reckless science, the air pollution of our meals, the destruction of the setting and local weather, and the mass confusion, worry, and psychosis that has debilitated a lot of the physique politic; we should additionally get hold of and spotlight the optimistic traits in grassroots insurgency and creativity.

We should search out, spotlight, and take part in the most effective practices of natural and regenerative meals, farming, and land use, in addition to the holistic pure well being practices, meals and dietary adjustments, and way of life transformations which are regenerating folks’s well being, psychological and bodily.


Pipeline Firm Spent Huge on Police Gear to Use Towards Standing Rock Protesters

Alleen Brown, Naveena Sadasivam write for Intercept in partnership with Grist:

‘Their protest encampment razed, the Indigenous-led environmental motion at North Dakota’s Standing Rock reservation was trying to find a brand new tactic. By March 2017, the struggle over the development of the Dakota Entry Pipeline had been underway for months. Leaders of the motion to defend Indigenous rights on the land — and its waterways — had a brand new intention: to march on Washington.

Native leaders and activists, calling themselves water protectors, wished to point out the newly elected President Donald Trump that they might proceed to struggle for his or her treaty rights to lands together with the pipeline route. The march can be known as “Native Nations Rise.”

Regulation enforcement was preparing, too — and discussing plans with Vitality Switch, the guardian firm of the Dakota Entry Pipeline. All through a lot of the rebellion towards the pipeline, the Nationwide Sheriffs’ Affiliation talked routinely with TigerSwan, Vitality Switch’s lead safety agency on the undertaking, working hand-in-hand to craft pro-pipeline messaging. A prime official with the sheriffs’ public relations contractor, Off The File Methods, floated a plan to TigerSwan’s lead propagandist, a person named Robert Rice.’

Read more about how the spin doctors fought an information war against protesters.

“I didn’t come up here to die. I came up here to live with this water,” Vonda Long, from the Cheyenne River tribe in South Dakota


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