By Neenah Payne
“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.“ Margaret Mead
We are at a pivotal moment in history – one that dramatically affects our health, freedom, economy, and survival as we are headed now toward the Sixth Extinction Level Event. The outcome will be determined by the choices of each person makes now.
My new Urban Gardens Revolution website shows that an increasing number of people are choosing to be the change they want to see in the world simply by growing their own food! Dr. Vandana Shiva says that the “Urban garden is the greatest revolution!” Jules Dervaes, founder of the Urban Homestead, calls his 1/5 acre city garden on which he grows 6,000 lbs of food each year “The Path to Freedom”.
I cannot encourage you strongly enough to take control of the food that you’re eating. A great way to get started on your own is by sprouting. They may be small, but sprouts are packed with nutrition and best of all, they’re easy and inexpensive to grow.Dr. Mercola points out the major health risks of GMO foods and asks:
The question is, what kind of food system do YOU want? If every American decided to not eat at a fast food restaurant tomorrow, the entire system would collapse overnight. It doesn’t take an act of Congress to change the food system. All that is required is for each and every person to change their shopping habits to support the system they prefer.Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation says:
A meaningful change is going to start at the bottom and make its way to the top. It isn’t because there’s a president who has a new point of view, but because there’s a movement that represents that point of view and demands that change come.
GMO Foods / Disease LinkThe 2014 research paper by Dr. Nancy Swanson “Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States of America” shows the correlation between the escalation of 21 diseases and the use of glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide beginning in 1974.
In a video linked to in the article “Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide – The Ultimate Killing Machine,” author and filmmaker Jeffrey Smith interviews Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at MIT. Dr. Seneff says glyphosate is possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies.”
Dr. Seneff has documented the connection between GMO foods and diseases that include but are not limited to autism, obesity, allergies, ALS, cardiovascular disease, depression, cancer, infertility, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis, as well as gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis, and Crohn’s disease.
Dr. Seneff points out that America is the only country that spends just 7% of its GDP on food. We spend twice as much on healthcare as the next highest nation – yet we rank low in terms of health. She says we are poisoning ourselves and expecting drugs and surgeries to heal us although Hippocrates, the founder of Western medicine, said: “Let food be your medicine and medicine your food”. Wendell Berry, an American novelist, environmental activist, and farmer points out that we have a food system that pays no attention to health and a healthcare system that ignores food.
Monsanto’s herbicides have contributed to the death of 90% of our bees which provide 30% of our foods. Einstein warned, “If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
2016 Sea ChangeOn March 16, Congress voted against the DARK Act (Deny Americans the Right to Know). It was an attempt by Big Agra to defeat state mandatory labeling of foods that have genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). The goal was to avoid the mandatory GMO labels required by the Vermont law which goes into effect on July 1.
With the defeat of the DARK Act, there has been a sea change! General Mills, Mars, Kellogg, and ConAgra announced in March that they will label GMO foods nationwide since they cannot create labels for just one state. This powerful shift is a grassroots movement led by tiny Vermont that has the power to re-structure the national food system and cure the epidemic of disease.
Jeffrey Smith, author of Genetic Roulette says that doctors report to his Institute For Responsible Technology that thousands of patients have recovered quickly from serious illnesses when they switch to organic foods. Dr. Terry Wahls was wheelchair bound and hopeless with “incurable” Multiple Sclerosis in 2007. When she switched to organic foods, she was able to take an 18-mile bike ride in 2008 and go horseback riding in the Canadian Rockies in 2009. Her TEDx Talk in 2011 went viral and Dr. Wahls has documented her new organic paleo diet in two books.
Urgent Action Needed NowWhere are the FDA and the AMA on this critical health issue? Shouldn’t the media be telling Americans about the connection between GMO foods and the epidemic of diseases? Shouldn’t doctors be required to advise patients to switch to organic foods? Conventional medicine continues to claim that the cause of many of these diseases is “unknown” and often prescribes toxic drugs. Isn’t it malpractice not to tell patients the links between these diseases and the standard American Diet? Med schools need courses in nutrition on the dangers of genetically-modified foods and the importance of organic foods.
In his Seeds of Deception video, Jeffrey Smith, author of the DVD Genetic Roulette says that the American Academic of Environmental (AAEM) recommends that ALL doctors prescribe non-GMO diets for EVERYONE. The position paper of the AAEM on GMOs is here.
Garth Davis, M.D., renowned bariatric surgeon and advocate of plant-based eating, has partnered with Memorial Hermann Medical Center and the Rawfully Organic Co-Op to open Houston’s first hospital-based organic produce stand. The project is an extension of Dr. Davis’ “Farmacy” program launched in 2012. “Along with a recommendation for regular exercise, I write all of my patients a prescription for more fruits and vegetables,” said Dr. Davis, who created “Farmacy” prescription pads for this purpose.
However, millions of Americans have been and continue to be made sick and are killed each year by this toxin in our food. If another country were responsible for this assault on our health, our lives, and our nation, we would be at war to defend ourselves. As a first step in that defense, Monsanto’s GMO foods should be banned – as they are in 38 countries. That would help heal not only millions of Americans, but the bees, the land, and the rivers made toxic by Monsanto’s GMOs. The need for action is urgent because if Monsanto’s genetically-engineered crops are not banned soon, the destruction of life on Earth may soon be irreversible.
Values Change For SurvivalEvery dollar spent on food is a vote for health or illness that sends a message all the way up the food chain. If enough Americans stop buying GMO foods, companies will stop producing them.
Fortunately, the tide is rapidly turning toward organic foods around the world now. The Urban Gardens Revolution site documents this growing shift and shows how you can help. The site shows that we have the technologies to solve the problems. We have just been using the wrong map of reality. The site shows the pivotal shift in the role of Native America on the world stage in helping us revise our map. Increasingly ecologists, ethnobotanists, doctors, and Westerners seeking physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing are recognizing that we must all adopt the indigenous worldview now to survive.
The following Issues and Solutions Map on my Urban Gardens Revolution site shows the pivotal role that healthy foods play in solving a variety of issues crucial to our survival. Check the Updates page in the Contacts+ section for new and updated pages in this fast-evolving story.
Free Food Revolution SummitFrom April 30- May 8, our friends, John and Ocean Robbins, are interviewing 25 of the top doctors, activists, and scientists in the food world — including speakers like Christiane Northrup, MD; Mark Hyman, MD; Joel Fuhrman, MD; Jane Goodall Ph.D; David Perlmutter, MD; and Vani Hari.
You can get it all online, from anywhere on earth — for no cost. You’ll discover tips and tools to keep you and your loved ones healthy for life. So if you want to feel good about your food, enjoy more energy, vitality and increased immunity, this is the place to be!
When it comes to your health and the lives of those you love, the time to get informed and take action is NOW. And this is the place to do it.