If you missed last week’s opportunity to watch the inspiring new documentary “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva” for free, we have good news for you!
Thanks to the film’s great popularity, the free viewing period has been extended and the film will be available Thursday, April 15 through Thursday, April 22 for you to watch at no cost.
Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist and activist who works tirelessly to defend the environment and protect biodiversity from industrial agriculture, GMOs and patented seeds.
The new feature-length documentary “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva” tells the story of Vandana Shiva’s activism and life. It explores the question: “How did the willful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become the world’s most powerful opponent of Monsanto?”
Watch: “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva” for free between April 15 and April 22
Click here to support getting the film out into the world to build awareness around industrial agriculture versus regenerative farming and food.
As we’ve pointed out, even the mass media and government officials are now being forced to admit that COVID-19 likely spread from reckless scientific and military experiments on coronaviruses in a Wuhan, China lab, aided and abetted by scientists and funding from the U.S.
In a March 21, 2021 interview with Sky News Australia, David Asher, former lead investigator for the U.S. State Department’s task force that looked into the origins of COVID-19, stated that the data they collected “made us feel the Wuhan Institute was highly probably the source of the COVID pandemic.” Asher has previously worked, under both Democratic and Republican administrations, to uncover international nuclear procurement networks in Pakistan and North Korea. Asher believes the Chinese Communist Party and the military have been attempting to cover up the origins of the coronavirus since the beginning.
According to Asher, three workers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) who worked with the RatG13 coronavirus — the closest relative to SARS-CoV-2 identified to date — appear actually to have been the first cluster of cases of COVID-19.
He also pointed out there is evidence in the genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 suggesting it’s been genetically engineered. It has the backbone of a bat coronavirus, combined with a pangolin receptor and “some sort of humanized mice transceptor.”
“These things don’t naturally make sense,” Asher said, adding that experts around the world agree that the odds of this configuration occurring naturally is “very low.”
In an earlier interview, Asher is quoted saying the WIV “was operating a secret, classified program,” and that “In my view … it was a biological weapons program.” He stops short of accusing China of intentional release, however, which also would not make sense from a bioweapon point of view. Instead, he said he believes it was a weapon vector that, during development, “somehow leaked.”
Read more: World Health Organization Enters Damage Control Mode
Sign OCA’s petition to Ban Dangerous “Gain of Function” lab experiments on viruses and bacteria
The Mad Scientists engineering more infectious and virulent viruses and bacteria in largely unregulated and accident-prone labs are not all we have to worry about. The fight against genetically engineered mosquitoes is moving into a dangerous stage with plans to release mass swarms of these mutant insects in Florida and Texas.
Developed by Oxitec, a British biotech corporation, the GMO Aedes aegypti mosquito would be released by the hundreds of millions. They are designed to mate with wild Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, and then produce offspring where all the females die in the larval stage. The intent is to reduce mosquito populations, with the aim of reducing mosquito-borne disease.
However, there are many dangerous red flags in this process. There have been no endangered species assessments, no studies on human health impacts, and no Environmental Impact Statement.
Even more, there have been no studies on the ability of these mosquitoes to actually reduce disease transmission, and Oxitec does not make any such claims.
To date, genetically engineered mosquitoes have been an expensive failure. Studies have shown that they are not 100% sterile, there is no evidence of their effectiveness at disease reduction, and their release may result in the spread of more mosquito borne diseases.
Florida plans to release over a billion genetically engineered mosquitoes into the Florida Keys, one of the most eco-sensitive areas in Florida. Their release could have grave consequences, potentially creating more aggressive and virulent mosquitoes, potentially impacting human health and threatening endangered species.
People should not be unwittingly forced to be part of a risky experiment that benefits private biotech corporations.
Take Action: Stop the reckless GMO mosquito experiments in Florida!
Learn More: Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes: Coming Soon to Florida and Texas?
In Minnesota, a powerful Indigenous-led resistance is standing up to Enbridge’s Line 3 Pipeline and working to protect treaty rights, water, and climate.
Line 3 would be one of the largest crude oil pipelines in the world, carrying up to 760,000 barrels per day of tar sands crude—one of the dirtiest fuels on earth.
In order to protect our lands, air, water, climate, and wild rice, and uphold the rights of the Anishinaabe people, Line 3 must be stopped.
The proposed route for Line 3 crosses 227 lakes and rivers, including the Mississippi River and rivers that feed directly into Lake Superior. A spill from this pipeline would be devastating to these precious waterways and threaten wild rice stands that many Minnesotans depend on as a staple food.
Resistance efforts have been going on for five years already and are now in an urgent stage, with construction having been launched.
But it’s not a done deal. In fact, President Biden has the power to put a stop immediately to the construction of Line 3 by revoking its presidential permit, as he recently did for the Keystone XL pipeline.
Please join over 200,000 other people who have signed the petition below, calling on President Biden to stop Line 3.
Take Action: Tell President Biden to Stop Line 3!
More ways to take action
Join the on-the-ground resistance in Palisade, MN
Do you shop at a co-op, market, or grocery store that carries and promotes regenerative organic foods?
If so, we’d love to hear about it!
With the help of OCA readers like yourself, we are working to identify grocers who are leaders in carrying and promoting regenerative organic food.
As part of our new Regenerative Organic Consumer Campaign, we’ll uplift these grocers who champion nutrient-dense, climate-friendly, ecosystem-nourishing products from local farmers.
We’ll learn from their successes to guide our campaign to increase the amount of regenerative organic products consumers are able to access at every retailer.
But first, we have to learn who these leading grocers are!
Can you help us out by taking this short survey?
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Find regenerative organic farmers near you with the International Regenerative Farm Map
Idaho-based Dr. Ryan Cole gives us an update in this banned-by-YouTube video, with a well-documented 20-minute presentation on the basically non-existent threat of COVID to children (and those with strong immune systems); the appalling lack of scientific evidence that asymptomatic people (people without symptoms of COVID-19, especially children) can transmit the disease; the myth that mere contact with the SARS-CoV-2 germ or positive results from a faulty lab test actually constitutes a “case” of COVID that can spread to others; and the myth that the current batch of experimental use vaccines are effective and safe, especially in comparison to natural health or generic drug prevention and treatment.
Watch Dr. Cole’s presentation
The reckless and basically unregulated genetic engineering of microbes poses an existential threat to the environment and human health, as we have learned the hard way from the current COVID-19 disaster.
A potential critical mass of the body politic now have serious concerns about the manipulation of microbes in laboratories around the world. These microbes are engineered to gain new “functions” (including virulence and transmissibility) with very little understanding about the impacts that these functions will have for human health and the environment, if they escape or are deliberately released from laboratories into the environment.
We strongly support an immediate moratorium on all Gain-of-Function research with the aim of having it banned.
Currently, gene engineers, working with industrial agriculture corporations, are planning to deliberately release genetically modified microbes into the environment. This is potentially just as dangerous, or even worse, than this current pandemic. Out-of-control genetic engineering and synthetic biology pose an existential threat to all life on earth, including humans.
We encourage everyone to watch the short trailer video from the Institute for Responsible Technology, Don’t Let the Gene Out of the Bottle.
This video clearly shows us why we need to ban these lab creations. The film is timed perfectly by being released in this current pandemic, because we all know how quickly one of these new diseases can spread around the world and the disasters it can cause.
Don’t Let the Gene Out of the Bottle is a call to action for humanity to protect itself and all future generations from the potentially catastrophic perils of genetically engineered microbes and viruses.
If gene edited microbes are released, they can permanently damage ecosystems and human health. Moreover, microbes travel the world, mutate, swap genetic material, and persist. Once released we cannot call them back — we can’t put the Franken-genie back in the bottle.
Visit www.ProtectNatureNow.com and share their vitally important film, Don’t Let the Gene Out of the Bottle, and the supporting materials with your community.
This week, Organic Consumers Association and Regeneration International are hosting three livestreams exploring several facets of Regeneration—including the intersections of personal, soil, and planetary health.
These live interviews are hosted by OCA’s Political Director, Alexis Baden-Mayer, and each feature a different all-star guest.
Watch and share the recording of the April 14 event: Soil Carbon Goddess: A Conversation with Kiss the Ground Star Dr. Kris Nichols
On April 15 at 12:30 pm CDT, Watch and Share: Poisoned for Profit: Kim Elia on Detoxing from Toxic Pesticides. Missed it? Watch the recording here.
On April 16 at 1:00 pm CDT, Watch and Share: Regenerative Organic Power Couple Eric Fuchs & Dr. Leanne Trostel on Clean Water for Human Health. Missed it? Watch the recording here.
OCA needs your support to carry out our mission and finance our campaigns. As Silicon Valley and misguided public officials step up their attack on OCA and our allies as spreaders of hate and disinformation, we need you to help us get out the truth, and stop the insane Mad Scientists, gene engineers, and Big Food/Big Ag corporations from doing any more damage. We need your help to recruit more subscribers, and, if you can afford it, we need you to give us a financial donation.
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In case you missed it in last week’s issue of Organic Bytes, here is the Foreword to my new book, co-authored with Dr. Joseph Mercola, by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
The book will be shipped out by April 25. Pre-orders of The Truth About COVID-19 are going strong, with Amazon in recent weeks ranking the book on their current bestseller list.
Learn more about the book and pre-order your copy!
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