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Post by Mordae on Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:01 am

Figured this interview was worth sharing, the journalist in question is sending up drones to photograph the impact of factory farming on the land, the interview also goes into some of the "Ag-gag" laws in the states

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Post by Agartha on Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:27 am

Posting to watch later.......got like 5 threads with videos to watch already!!
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Post by X on Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:18 am

I dont like this world now......i mean the technology

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Post by Monk (in hiding) on Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:39 am

It's godless, no?

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Post by Lenzabi on Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:34 pm

Small organic farms would not have such harsh impacts to the environment. Technology to fight technology so that we can get the truth.

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Post by Mordae on Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:22 pm

True that Len. The ironic thing is that organic produce (theoretically) should be a damn sight cheaper to produce but it's usually 3 or more times more expensive.
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Post by Lenzabi on Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:30 am

Yes, the low cost and kill you foods are the cheapest, yet they have the longest list of ingredients, including chemicals. Pay more for healthier foods to avoid the doctor, or go low cost foods with so many unpronounceable ingredients and help the economy of docs/specialists/dieticians/gyms/therapists/psychologists and pharmas

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Post by Rockhopper on Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:21 am

@Lenzabi wrote:Yes, the low cost and kill you foods are the cheapest, yet they have the longest list of ingredients, including chemicals. Pay more for healthier foods to avoid the doctor, or go low cost foods with so many unpronounceable ingredients and help the economy of docs/specialists/dieticians/gyms/therapists/psychologists and pharmas

Dribbled a bib full there Len.

The problem is that many people simply can't afford to buy good food. They buy junk that fills them up but has little nutritional value.

We have a problem here too; our dairy farmers are producing more and more and in doing so are destroying our once pristine environment.

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Post by Mordae on Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:01 am

Aye, it doesn't help that more and more beef and sheep farms are converting to dairy as it's more profitable. Joys of globalization eh?
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Post by Rogue on Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:36 am



I remember years ago there was a fear as so many Dairy farms changed to horticulture, in particular Kiwifruit.
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Post by Mordae on Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:04 am

Shocked

Why Are the Farmers Depressed and Suicidal?

Is the same thing that’s destroying the bees also crippling our farmers?

When Ginnie Peters’ farmer husband took his own life after a sudden mood shift, she really hit the nail on the head when she said:

“These chemicals that farmers use, look what they do to an insect. It ruins their nervous system. What is it doing to the farmer?”

No one can deny that farming is drastically different than it was in the 1950s, and today it requires extra demand, complete expertise and the stress of uncertainty. Most farmers don’t go into it for high profits.

The EPA, however, has long denied that the pesticide exposure they experience is directly tied to psychological symptoms, mental illness, behavioral changes and higher rates of suicide. Even though those are the very symptoms caused by such exposure, and the results of the EPA’s own studies, decades and decades ago, have arrived at the very same conclusion.

Farmers serve our country too – has our government left these unsuspecting service men in a dangerous lurch, the same as military people who come back with mystery illnesses?

Lorann Stallones, an epidemiologist and psychology professor at Colorado State University says:

For years there was a high level of denial in the farming community that mental illness exists, period.

But there’s been a shift – partly because there’s more people talking about being mentally incapacitated.

Scientific American has recently reported:

Some research suggests that the chemicals that farmers and their workers spread on fields may alter some of these brain chemicals.

Peters and his wife were among 89,000 farmers and other pesticide applicators in Iowa and North Carolina who have participated in the Agricultural Health Study led by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Last month, epidemiologist Freya Kamel and her colleagues reported that among 19,000 studied, those who used two classes of pesticides and seven individual pesticides were more likely to have been diagnosed with depression. Those who used organochlorine insecticides were up to 90 percent more likely to have been diagnosed with depression than those who hadn’t used them. For fumigants, the increased risk was up to 80 percent...
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Post by Lenzabi on Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:18 am

Yep, just more people to be treated like garbage by our Oligarchial Corporatocracy

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Post by Rockhopper on Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:34 am

Just consumer units Len. To be used and disposed of like so much toilet paper.

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Post by Mordae on Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:33 am

To true Tim.

The interesting thing is that, while the article only focused on the US, there is an entire section of India called the "Suicide Belt", where farmers are dying by the score, mostly because Monsanto has put them in that position. There was also a news article I caught some time ago that was looking at the rise in farming suicides throughout France...at the time, the blame was put on the economy, however the pesticides could be another factor.
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Post by Lenzabi on Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:01 am

In India, they had the issue that Monsanto wanted seeds paid for all the time, so keeping some of the crop for planting is normal most of the world over, but those normal crops just add soil and water and they grow. Monsanto was selling their new at the time "terminator" seed tech. Those poor farmers who relied on free growing seeds discovered to their shame and horror that w/o the special enzyme added to their irrigation supply, water alone would not wake the seeds up. Those farmers who killed themselves did so as they felt they failed as farmers. Now they know it was Monstersanto trickery.

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Post by Rockhopper on Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:43 am

Aye Len. Monsanto wants to control all the food. Control food--control the people. The next step is to control the air we breathe and charge us for it.
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Post by Lenzabi on Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:57 am

@Rockhopper wrote:Aye Len. Monsanto wants to control all the food. Control food--control the people. The next step is to control the air we breathe and charge us for it.

That will be on the moon and Mars, but if the atmosphere is like I think in 2050, that will be here

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