Charles Eisenstein writes:
“On a superficial level, it might look like the world situation is worsening in every way. And through 2023 it will probably continue to do so. War, poverty, inequality, ecological breakdown, crime, sickness, addiction, and other forms of misery will not subside, not yet, not outwardly. They may even grow— like a soap bubble, expanding in volume even as its membrane thins. Then one day it pops, and a tiny drop of soapy water falls to the ground. So big a structure from such little substance.
The core of the old story is hollowing out. The most fervent ideologues of power harbor secret doubts. The jailers yearn for liberation. The wealthy seek relief from their poverty. The powerful cry for deliverance from their helplessness. The comfortable sabotage their orderly arrangements. The warlike and violent pray secretly for their fear to lift. The void beneath the power, the wealth, the control, the comfort grows intolerable.
Cracks spread through the superstructure. Truths long denied seep out through the cracks. Contradictions erupt through the broken crust. People stop believing the stories that held the world in place. They just repeat the rituals, go through the motions, and enact the habits of a past that is less and less aligned with their consciousness…
The year 2023 will be a year of enlightenment. More and more, we will feel lightness. We have passed already through the darkest hour. The outward structures of misery yet remain, in society, in ourselves, but a new self-world-story has formed within both. The shell of the old, though cracking, will probably stay intact for a few more years, but its demise is unstoppable now if only we stop holding it together.”
Read more: 2023: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
In this two and a half-minute video, previously censored on Twitter before Elon Musk took over, Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) explains to several million viewers how the U.S. government, working with the Wuhan lab, created the COVID-19 virus, utilizing so-called gain-of-function genetic engineering, that even one of the Pentagon’s research arms, DARPA, felt was too dangerous to fund.
Watch the video
Alliance for Natural Health looks ahead to 2023:
“Congress remains deadlocked. In the 2022 midterms, Democrats lost control of the House but retain a slim majority in the Senate. A divided Congress means it is difficult to enact major changes to current policy. But we still must be on the lookout for bad policies (like Sen. Durbin’s “mandatory product listing” for supplements) hidden in larger pieces of must-pass legislation because they lack the political support to pass on their own. A divided Congress makes it difficult for our opponents to get what they want, but it also makes it a challenge to enact proactive reforms that ANH supports, such as a bill allowing expanded free speech about the benefits of supplements, a bill to stop the FDA back-channel that allows natural substances like NMN to be turned into monopoly drugs, or a bill to protect access to homeopathic medicines…
Other threats to your supplement access come from the FDA. The agency said it planned to release its new draft of the terrible “new supplement” guidance by December 2022, but December came and went and no guidance was released, meaning there’s a good chance that the agency will finish it in 2023. It is no exaggeration to say that this is the most dangerous threat to supplements we’ve seen in decades, because it seeks to impose a drug-like pre-approval system on supplements that would eliminate an estimated 41,700 products from the market. We continue to vehemently oppose the guidance as currently written and demand that substantial changes are made before the final version is released. We will be watching the FDA closely and will update you when the guidance is finally released…”
Learn more: Looking Ahead: Will 2023 Be a Year for Natural Health?
Written by Regeneration International Director, André Leu:
“It is a myth that the toxic degenerative GMO herbicide no-till systems can give higher crop yields and significant increases in soil organic carbon.
The fact is that we have enough high-quality studies now to show that Regenerative Organic Agriculture has the highest yields and the best increases in soil organic carbon.
The Rodale Institute’s 40-Year-Report on their Farming Systems Trial should end the myth of the toxic, GMO herbicide, no-till systems. Rodale’s scientific trials clearly show that these degenerative no-till systems are inferior to Regenerative Organic Agriculture on every key criterion. (Rodale 2022)
The Farming Systems Trial showed that the organic manure systems that used standard or limited tillage had higher levels of soil organic matter (soil organic carbon) and higher crop yields than GMO herbicide no-till. The trials produced the highest yields of maize in the tilled organic manure system and the best increases in soil organic carbon where the organic manure system used limited tillage. The limited tillage field was tilled every second year. Very significantly, 40 years of research show that organic maize yields have been 31 percent higher than conventional/industrial farming systems in drought years."
Learn more: The Myth of No-Till: The Future Is Regenerative Organic Agriculture
Oliver Gardener writes for Regeneration International:
“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of resilient local food systems that promote healthy people, environmental stewardship and a strong local economy. Lobbying governments around the world to adopt and support organic regenerative farming practices is paramount to establishing and maintaining local food systems and access to healthy food.
During these trying times, Regeneration International (RI) has remained steadfast in its efforts to spread the word about organic regenerative agriculture to local governments, municipalities, cities and regions worldwide.
Our latest endeavor includes participating in the virtual launch of the first Global Alliance for Organic Districts (GAOD), an alliance announced on World Food Day 2020 between Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture (ALGOA) and the International Network of Eco Regions (I.N.N.E.R.)."
One of the key projects in this global endeavor is the Billion Agave Agroforestry Project in Mexico, applicable to much of the 40% of the world that are desertified, arid, or semi-arid.Read more about GAOD: Global Alliance for Organic Districts: Scaling Up Organic Agriculture
Watch this 5 minute video which explains the GAOD project and highlights OCA’s Billion Agave Project in Mexico
Claire Robinson reports:
“Currently, governments around the world are moving to scrap regulatory safeguards around genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are claimed to contain no foreign genes or foreign DNA. They choose to believe GMO lobby assertions that GM gene-edited plants and animals don’t contain any foreign genetic material in their genomes and are therefore as “natural” and safe as conventionally bred plants and animals.
But this is false. GM gene-edited organisms pose risks that are not confined to the presence of foreign DNA. And GM gene-edited plants and animals can and do contain foreign genetic material in their genomes, either by intention or inadvertently due to the imprecision and limitations of the gene editing process. Below are some of the ways that foreign DNA can get into the genomes of gene-edited GMOs": (1) Foreign genes or DNA can be intentionally inserted… (2) Fragments of foreign plasmid DNA can inadvertently integrate into plants’ genomes… (3) GMO developers often turn a blind eye to foreign DNA… (4) Claims that using pre-assembled editing tools avoid foreign DNA are false… (5) Foreign DNA from gene editing “kill switches” could contaminate the genome… (6) Foreign DNA from animal-derived culture media can be inserted into the genome of gene-edited animals… (7) GMO developers fail to clean up foreign DNA… and (8) Risks not confined to foreign DNA.
Learn more: Why Claims That Gene Editing Doesn’t Involve Insertion of Foreign Genes or DNA Are False
“In recent years, a number of brave individuals have alerted us to the fact that we’re all being monitored and manipulated by big data gatherers such as Google and Facebook, and shed light on the depth and breadth of this ongoing surveillance. Among them is social psychologist and Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff.
Her book, “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” is one of the best books I have read in the last few years. It’s an absolute must-read if you have any interest in this topic and want to understand how Google and Facebook have obtained such massive control of your life.
Her book reveals how the biggest tech companies in the world have hijacked our personal data — so-called ‘behavioral surplus data streams’ — without our knowledge or consent and are using it against us to generate profits for themselves. WE have become the product. WE are the real revenue stream in this digital economy.
“The term ‘surveillance capitalism’ is not an arbitrary term,” Zuboff says in the VPRO Backlight documentary below. “Why ‘surveillance’? Because it must be operations that are engineered as undetectable, indecipherable, cloaked in rhetoric that aims to misdirect, obfuscate and downright bamboozle all of us, all the time.”
Read the article and watch the video interview with Shoshana Zuboff
Dana Drugman writes:
“As regulators in the United States and European Union prepare to review and potentially reauthorize the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, a new report reveals the stealth tactics and narrative spin deployed by the chemical’s manufacturer to discredit inconvenient science and protect profits.
The report, published by Friends of the Earth and nonprofit investigative organization U.S. Right to Know, uses the case study of Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) and its widely used glyphosate-based product Roundup to illustrate the pesticide industry’s deceptive tactics and communications strategies — which mirror those of the tobacco and fossil fuel industries.
“The pesticide industry is not just following in the footsteps of Big Tobacco and Big Oil, they co-wrote the playbook,” Stacy Malkan, lead report author and co-founder of U.S. Right to Know, said.
The pesticide industry used this PR strategy, which involves tactics like distorting science and disseminating misleading messaging through third party allies, to convince regulators and the public that its products were safe and necessary, the report explains.
“This case study provides an important window into how one company worked with many partners across the pesticide and processed food industries, academia, PR firms, and various front groups to sell the world on a toxic pesticide,” said author and advocate Anna Lappé, who contributed to the report. “These disinformation tactics are critical to understand because they have been used to push the entwined myths that we need pesticides to ‘feed the world’ and that they are totally safe.”
Learn more: Pesticide Industry ‘Helped Write’ Disinformation Playbook Used by Big Oil and Big Tobacco, Report Reveals
Dr. Tess Lawrie writes:
“As you well know, I am not exactly a fan of the Covid-19 injections. These so-called ‘vaccines’ are causing immeasurable harm and are so ineffective, they actually make one more likely to fall ill with Covid, not less.
Given you’re reading this, chances are you know all this and have [known] for a long time. I would also hazard a guess that if someone offered you a Covid vaccine or booster today, you would run a mile in the other direction. Many people have been prepared to lose jobs and livelihoods rather than get injected with these risky pharmaceuticals and lose their health, recognizing that the regulators have failed to do due diligence on our behalf and those pushing them are not to be trusted.
So, I’d like to suggest something that may seem radical, but bear with me. Having listened now to several experts and done a bit of my own research, I do believe we should have the same strength of feeling about electromagnetic pollution, otherwise known as electrosmog. That is, the vast and complex soup of radio frequency (RF) radiation emitted by masts, microwaves, mobile devices, Bluetooth speakers, SatNavs and so on, that we swim in every day.
Turns out there’s ample evidence that has been ignored and suppressed that shows that electrosmog is damaging to all life on this planet, including ours. With the aggressive introduction of 5G, this is potentially getting much worse – and this is something we’re going to explore…”
Learn more: Could Electrosmog Be as Bad for Our Health as COVID-19 Injections?
Over the past decades, filled with the lies and damn lies of the mass media, I always dreamed of the day when we could have a radical daily TV News show that actually was objective and told the truth, that looked at the most important U.S. and world developments in depth, rather than just sound bites. Well now we finally have, not only one, but two uncensored news shows every day, which I would highly recommend: The Glenn Greenwald show, called “System Update” and the Kim Iversen Show. Readers of Organic Bytes will be familiar with the work of both of these courageous and brilliant journalists.You can watch Glenn Greenwald’s “System Update” show every weekday at 7 pm ET on Rumble
You can watch the Kim Iversen show on Rumble five days a week
OCA and Regeneration International believe, as Charles Eisenstein explains in this issue, that a more beautiful and organic world lies just over the horizon of this new year. But the birth of this world will only come if we unite together and leave our secondary differences behind.We pledge as our New Year’s Resolution to expose the ongoing threats to organic food and farming, the environment, and natural health, as well as the threats and obstacles standing in the way of a future that we all know in our hearts is possible: a world of peace, social justice, freedom, and participatory democracy.
Thank you for your support in 2022.
But right now we really need your help. So please make a donation today. Two of OCA’s longtime donors have agreed to match all contributions that come in before Jan. 31.
Make a tax-deductible donation to Organic Consumers Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Make a tax-deductible donation to Regeneration International, our international sister organization
Click here for more ways to support our work
National Poll: Died Suddenly? More Than a Quarter of Americans Believe They Know Someone Who Died from the COVID Vaccines
How Microplastics Are Contaminating Our Food
Organic Seeds of the Future
Sampson: A Quick Word
Russell Brand and Tim Robbins on “The New Religion”
Dr. Meryl Nass: Why is Protecting COVID Origins So Important?
Van Morrison: No More Lockdowns
Kim Iversen: The Mainstream Media’s Top “Conspiracy Theory” Lies in 2022
Kim Iversen: Are Climate Lockdowns Coming?
Scott Ritter: Russia on the Right Side of History
There is No Need for GMO Corn
NYC Begins Legal Cannabis Sales
What the Pentagon Doesn’t Want You to Know About China