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Originally posted by crimvelvet
reply to post by PixelDuster
...I tell as many people as I can about all this stuff, and thanks to this thread here I'll have more stuff now... but half the folks I "reach" are the choir and the other half don't respond so, who knows. It is frustrating. We need to keep writing about it and making videos so at least a few more will maybe see the light....
I will tell you my strategy that seems to work.
Like you, even at farmers markets I got a big YAWN when I tried to warn people about the corporate take over of the food supply. Finally I came up with a more successful strategy.
Most people are up in arms about the bank bailouts, foreclosures, and unemployment. This is the hook to get their attention. From there I slide into what Nicole Johnson found out about the CED
Hope the suggestions help.
Global frog crisis defies explanation
23 October 2004 by Jeff Hecht
Magazine issue 2470.
THE world's frogs are croaking - dying, that is, in their millions. And no one knows why.
That's the stark message from the first global survey of amphibians, which has found they are under far greater threat of extinction than birds or mammals. Almost a third of the 5743 known amphibian species are under threat worldwide, compared with just under a quarter of mammals and almost an eighth of birds. More than 7 per cent of amphibians, or 427 species, are "critically endangered".
Scientists have been concerned about the health of amphibians since 1989, when they compared notes at the first International Conference on Herpetology and found sudden and mysterious declines in many species around the world. Later studies confirmed that the declines were real and widespread, but the new survey is the first to document their extent and severity (Science, DOI:10.1126/science.1103538). The results are far worse than scientists feared, ...
Fungus out! The frog resistance is here
10 December 2010 by Wendy Zukerman
Magazine issue 2790.
FROGS across Australia and the US may be recovering from a fungal disease that has devastated populations around the world.
"It's happening across a number of species," says Michael Mahony at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, who completed a 20-year study of frogs along the Great Dividing Range in Australia for the Earthwatch Institute. Between 1990 and 1998 the populations of several frog species crashed due to chytridiomycosis infection (chytrid) caused by the pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, but Mahony's surveys suggest that the frogs are re-establishing.
Yup I forgot all about the frogs/amphibian die off great catch.
Originally posted by chocise
Great thread. Thankyou.
We lost all 4 of our hives, suddenly, all together to this CCD.
Always just enthusiasts it was very sad none-the-less.
On the grander scale it's just shocking.
Farmers in South Africa have suffered millions of dollars in lost income due to the failure of their genetically modified (GMO) corn to produce kernels. The three varieties of plants look lush and healthy from the outside, but when the husks were pulled back there are no kernels. Monsanto's GMO corn was planted on 82,000 hectares of farmland, an amount that equals over 202,000 acres. The loss is spread over three South African provinces, and 280 of the 1,000 farmers who planted the corn have reported the lack of kernel development.
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Okay here's a bit of wild speculation on my part, but take a look at the big picture and possible reason behind Monsanto's use of this pesticide; Most are viewing the bee die off as a side effect or a lack of concern for the environment - what if the real goal was to create the die off as a means of preventing bees from cross-pollinating crops in the wild - i.e., outside of Monsanto's control?
That's pretty interesting do you have link?
History of UK 2001 foot & mouth disease (a must read. It is the true story of the destruction of UK farming) ” Under the worldwide rules set by the OIE, a country can recover its disease-free status either three months after the end of the very last recorded outbreak, or 12 months after it has completed a vaccination programme. In this instance, if Britain had completed a vaccination programme in April 2001, and there had been no further recorded outbreaks, she could have recovered full trading status in April 2002. By rejecting vaccination, that status could only now be recovered three months after the last outbreak...” Source: www.warmwell.com...
www.gao.gov... on page 31: "..Should USDA officially confirm the presence of a disease, such as Foot and Mouth Disease, the affected herd and all cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and susceptible wildlife—infected or not— within a minimum 10-kilometer zone around the infected farm would be killed...."
Depopulation (slaughter) and Decontamination procedures. www.fao.org... “ Estimate the degree of contamination in the dwelling house and the adjacent area. Detail disposal and/or cleaning to be done in the house to remove all sources of contamination....Detail structures and articles that cannot be effectively decontaminated, such as wooden buildings, floors and cattle yards, roof insulation, doors and linings.....The aim of the clean-up process is to remove all manure, dirt, debris and contaminated articles that cannot be disinfected......All old insulation materials, such as polystyrene, fibreglass and press boards, are removed for burial or burning unless they have sound impervious surfaces which can be effectively decontaminated. All unsound, rotten and underrun wooden fittings, flooring and other structures which cannot be effectively disinfected should be removed for burning or burial...”
Animal and Plant Health
Foot & Mouth Disease What is Foot and Mouth Disease?
Foot and Mouth Disease is a highly contagious viral disease that affects domestic cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and deer. Other animals such as elephants, hedgehogs and rats are also susceptible to infection. Foot and Mouth Disease is not a human affliction.
The virus that causes FMD can be inactivated by several disinfectants including household bleach (see the list of USDA recommended disinfectants at the bottom of this page). It can also be killed by extremes in pH, sunlight and high temperatures although the virus has been shown to survive pasteurization at 72 degrees C (15 seconds). It can survive in the environment at freezing temperatures. It can survive in the soil for almost a month in cool weather, about three days during the summer months. It may even live in stored hay for up to four to five months in cool, dry conditions.
Although Foot and Mouth Disease does not pose a serious risk to human health, humans can act as vectors for the virus and can spread infection among animals or between farms. Methods of transmission of FMD include: Direct contact with clinically ill, recovered (carrier) animals or exposed vaccinated animals: virus particles can be found in body fluids including urine, feces, saliva, semen and milk and also in exhaled breath.
The FMD virus can survive in the lungs and nasal passages of humans for several days and in the tonsils for several weeks. Virus particles are released and can infect susceptible animals when the person exhales.
The FMD virus can survive for several weeks on clothes and shoes especially if they are dirty. Pets or other animals roaming the area can carry the virus. Contaminated meat and cheese products. Airborne virus particles can be carried in air currents for up to 40 miles.... From a Pensylvania State Ag publication 2008 (no longer on the web?) I have listed this as the Source: www.agriculture.state.pa.us...
If you don't like GM food and think it should be banned then we need to find 1-2 billion people who are willing to starve to death, i don't think i'll go along with that sorry...
Interesting then that a contributor to the FAO's Forum, Professor El-Tayeb, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Industrial Biotechnology at Cairo University commented that: "..currently available (GMO's) mostly contribute negatively to poverty alleviation and food security - and positively to the stock market." www.warmwell.com...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced on October 6 that it is distributing nearly $1.6 million in grants to learn more about and manage the spread of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats. More than a million bats have died due to the disease since it was positively identified in 2007...
In February 2006, a caver near Albany, New York first photographed bats with white noses and noticed several dead bats in the cave. The following winter, New York Department of Environmental Conservation biologists documented WNS, and found bats behaving erratically during hibernation and several hundred dead bats in multiple caves. Since then, WNS has been found in hibernacula (caves and mines where bats hibernate) in states from New Hampshire to Tennessee and is now expected to be as far west as Oklahoma....