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Monsanto, the TPP, and Global Food Dominance

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Return to Nature: Not Too Late

There is a safer, saner, more earth-friendly way to feed nations. While Monsanto and US regulators are forcing GM crops on American families, Russian families are showing what can be done with permaculture methods on simple garden plots. In 2011, 40% of Russia's food was grown on dachas (cottage gardens or allotments). Dacha gardens produced over 80% of the country's fruit and berries, over 66% of the vegetables, almost 80% of the potatoes and nearly 50% of the nation's milk, much of it consumed raw. According to Vladimir Megre, author of the best-selling Ringing Cedars Series: 

"Essentially, what Russian gardeners do is demonstrate that gardeners can
feed the world -- and you do not need any GMOs, industrial farms, or any other technological gimmicks to guarantee everybody's got enough food to eat. Bear in mind that Russia only has 110 days of growing season per year -- so in the US, for example, gardeners' output could be substantially greater. Today, however, the area taken up by lawns in the US is two times greater than that of Russia's gardens -- and it produces nothing but a multi-billion-dollar lawn care industry."

In the US, only about 0.6 percent of the total agricultural area is devoted to organic farming. This area needs to be vastly expanded if we are to avoid "the sixth mass extinction." But first, we need to urge our representatives to stop Fast Track, vote no on the TPP, and pursue a global phase-out of glyphosate-based herbicides and GMO foods. Our health, our finances and our environment are at stake. 

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Ellen Brown is an attorney, founder of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including the best-selling WEB OF DEBT. In THE PUBLIC BANK SOLUTION, her latest book, she explores successful public banking models historically and (more...)
 

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... by Ernie Messerschmidt on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 6:45:16 PM
I wonder.  Can a treaty trump Constitutional ... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 12:08:21 PM
Since Ellen is one of the good people and a few pe... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 1:03:52 PM
Thanks, Ellen, great article, right on target.&nbs... by Burl Hall on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 4:06:47 AM
Thanks Burl.  Public banking would be a way t... by Ellen Brown on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:01:53 PM
Thank you, on this Thanksgiving Day 2013, for clea... by Cynthia Piano on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 7:27:43 AM
Thanks, it was a bit of a gloomy article for Thank... by Ellen Brown on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:03:46 PM
I AM thankful for dedicated, intelligent, persever... by Cynthia Piano on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 1:36:10 PM
Thanks!... by Ellen Brown on Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 12:47:22 PM
Great, well written article on a very important to... by Hosea McAdoo on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 4:54:02 PM
An excellent article with the technical informatio... by Neal Chalabi Chambers on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 8:49:58 PM
Did you not watch Baker  and Smith on The Moy... by Susan Lee Schwartz on Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 12:18:16 PM
Thanks for the tip, will check it out.... by Ellen Brown on Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 12:47:56 PM
The financial elites really don't want billions of... by Robert James on Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 9:46:45 PM
You have to use the Add Link feature in the commen... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 1:16:34 PM