New post on GE Free BC

 

Grand Forks is now a GE Free zone

by GE Free BC

Congratulations to Grand Forks which is now the 62nd GE Free zone in BC.Well done the amazing campaigners in Grand Forks for adding your town to the list! Every community that passes a GE Free resolution adds pressure on the Provincial government to declare a moratorium on GE crops and animals.

For more details on Ge Free zones in BC go to:

http://gefreebc.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/where-are-the-61-ge-free-zones-in-bc/

GE Free BC | August 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Categories: Food Security | URL:http://wp.me/pHd1k-CL

Just 100 years ago, this!!! 100 years from now ???

Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.

This has only been 103 years ago…Amazing!!!

 

http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/photo/81566,6976/1910-Ford-Model-T_photo.aspx

 

The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:

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The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !

The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.

Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!

Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as ‘substandard.’

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

There was no such thing as under arm deodorant or tooth paste.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering their country for any reason.

The five leading causes of death were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza

2, Tuberculosis

3. Diarrhea

4. Heart disease

5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population of Las Vegas Nevada was only 30!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet

There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.

From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD…all in a matter of seconds!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More on “Even Squirrels know organic…”

This is from my friend, Ocean Robbins:

Paul Fonder was curious to see what kind of corn squirrels would favor.

Last fall, Fonder conducted an experiment in his South Dakota backyard. He built a squirrel feeder and put genetically modified corn fresh from a neighbor’s field on one post and one-year-old organic corn on the other.

“You would expect squirrels to prefer fresh corn over corn that’s a year old,” said Fonder. But that’s not what happened.

Here’s a simple picture that tells the story.

Fonder repeated the experiment five times, using different varieties of organic and GM corn.  Each time, he got the same results.

Do you think that it’s possible the squirrels might be on to something here?

If you want to see GMOs labeled in the United States, like they are in the picture, then here’s some good news.  Labeling efforts are underway in 26 states, and in November voters in the state of Washington will have the opportunity to make their state the first in the nation to mandate labeling without condition.

Public interest lawyer and Food Revolution Summit speaker Michele Simon has written a new post with an update on important developments in Washington’s Initiative 522, and how you can help.

Check out her important article here.

Yours for a healthy way of life,

Ocean Robbins

VeggieFest Chicago/Naperville

My son Arjan and I attended VeggieFest in Chicago/Naperville, for the eighth consecutive year. It continues to grow. This year the attendance was somewhere between 25,000 to 30,000. Nature’s Path, Whole Foods and hundreds of other vendors had a great opportunity to showcase their products and services, including tons of free samples of plant-friendly foods. It was a very happy event. Great live music bands kept the crowds rockin’. The vast array of vegan and vegetarian (lacto) prepared foods and fresh juices was wonderful. The many seminars were very insightful and inspiring. Arjan gave an enthusiastic talk in the big tent on organic gardening and the environment. After his, I gave a talk in the chapel about the organic & anti-GMO movement. Both were very well received! But the highlight of the event was the free discourses on the emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual benefits of the compassionate vegetarian diet given by Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj in the big tent. Each of these talks seemed to uplift the masses into a higher realm. Not only was every seat taken, but the crowd spilled out onto the grass and under the trees. www.veggiefestchicago.com