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Forum Post: Corp(se)oRATions. The Biggest threat to all life on this planet?

Posted 5 months ago on Oct. 23, 2013, 1:26 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN
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Disaster struck for Mark, a Minneapolis beekeeper last month. His precious backyard bees were spilling out of their hive "like they're drunk" and falling to the ground dead -- victims of toxic agricultural pesticide. [1]

A quarter of everything we eat -- from apples to onions -- depends on pollination. [2] But now, Mark and fellow beekeepers from around the world are reporting a pandemic of the worst bee population collapses ever recorded.

While you and I know chemical-giant Bayer for aspirin and alka seltzer, their toxic agricultural pesticides are unfortunately linked to this unprecedented bee die-off. [3] The EPA has the power to ban the pesticides, but so far has bowed to pressure from Bayer. [4] Our nation's food supply is at risk -- it's time for the SierraRise community to step in and speak out!

Over 1 million people have stood up for the health of our bees and our food -- will you join them? [5]

The EPA has the power to protect our bees and our food supply. Let's send 50,000 more letters by Tuesday, demanding they ban Bayer's toxic pesticide!

The same story of shocking bee die-off -- called Colony Collapse Disorder -- has been heard all over the country.

Bret Adee, whose family owns Adee Honey Farms of South Dakota, the nation's largest beekeeper, described mounting losses. "We lost 42 percent over the winter. But by the time we came around to pollinate almonds, it was a 55 percent loss," he said in an interview. [6] This isn't just bad for our nation's food supply -- it's also crippling family businesses like Bret's and the local economies.

Independent, unbiased studies have linked Bayer's pesticides to colony collapse -- when picked up by bees, the chemical can act like a nerve agent, compromising a bee's ability to feed and make its way back to the hive. [7] It's no wonder the European Union just adopted a continent-wide ban on these toxic chemicals. It's time we do the same![8]

The EPA continues to dither while Bayer peddles its toxins and puts our nation's crops at risk. Not on our watch -- together, we are more powerful than any chemical company. Make sure the EPA knows where you stand.

The safety of our food supply is at risk. Demand the EPA stands up to big chemical companies like Bayer and bans bee-killing pesticides!

In it together,

Ashley Allison SierraRise Senior Campaigner

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References:

[1] Colwell, Hailey (2013 September 16). "U investigates sudden slew of bee deaths." Minnesota Daily.

[2] Collman, Ashley (2013 June 14). "What your supermarket will look like if bees die out: Empty shelves, scant produce options." Emerging Truth.

[3] Carrington, Damian (2013 March 28). "Study: Pesticides Make Bees Forget the Smell of Food." Mother Jones.

[4] Staff (2013 August 22). "EPA announces new bee warning labels for neonicotinoid containing pesticides." Underground Health.

[5] DeWitt, Dan (2012 March 31). "A Pasco County beekeeper knows why bees are dying and colonies are collapsing." Tampa Bay Times.

[6] Wines, Michael (2013 March 28). "Mystery Malady Kills More Bees, Heightening Worry on Farms." New York Times.

[7] Eban, Katherine (2010 October 8). "What a scientist didn't tell the New York Times about his study on bee deaths." CNNMoney.

[8] Carrington, Damian (2013 April 29). "Bee-harming pesticides banned in Europe." The Guardian.

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Currently - Corp(se)oRATions are the biggest threat to all life on this planet. They must be supervised and regulated in defense of all life - as they do not care about life as their mandate charter or reason to exist is to make profits for shareholders - they interest themselves in nothing else - just making as much money as possible in whatever manner they can using every means they can. YES - EVEN IF IT MEANS OUR DEATHS - as long as they are meeting their goal to that point in time = making as much money as possible.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 months ago

All in All - it is really the same issue = CHEMICALS

Death for You and Me and The Bees and Everything and Everyone else.

[-] 3 points by shooz (26738) 5 months ago

21 of 'em in one sample alone, with 35 being identified in the study.

Now they have to look at the fungicides, they thought were harmless.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 months ago

Regulation - HAH

TESTING prior to Approval - HAH

What a fucking huge mess there is to address - because it was not properly done or enforced in the 1st place.

[-] 3 points by shooz (26738) 5 months ago

You mean "market forces" couldn't handle the truth?

Properly done hurts the bottom line, you know "market forces" don't want that kind of thing.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 months ago

Moving at the speed of Business.

Kind of like driving straight into a rock bluff's wall doing mach 5.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26738) 5 months ago

As long as the investors get paid..........a lot.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 months ago

Yep - and so I restate:

Currently - Corp(se)oRATions are the biggest threat to all life on this planet. They must be supervised and regulated in defense of all life - as they do not care about life as their mandate charter or reason to exist is to make profits for shareholders - they interest themselves in nothing else - just making as much money as possible in whatever manner they can using every means they can. YES - EVEN IF IT MEANS OUR DEATHS - as long as they are meeting their goal to that point in time = making as much money as possible.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 months ago

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 months ago

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 months ago

M&M's Candies: Stop Using Artificial Dyes Linked To Hyperactivity By Renee Shutters and CSPI Washington, District Of Columbia

Sign Renee's Petition

Did you know that M&M’s candies contain harmful, petroleum-based, artificial dyes that can trigger hyperactivity in sensitive children? I believe eliminating these dyes did wonders for my family’s health. M&M’s are already made without most of those dyes in Europe so I don’t understand why they are being made with cheaper, controversial ingredients in North America? Please sign my petition asking for M&M’s to be made without artificial dyes.

I’m a mom to two kids, and we like having some sweets around the house like most people do. Several years ago our little Trenton (now 9 years old) was having some behavioral problems. He was having trouble in school, at hockey practice, and at home with tasks as basic as falling asleep. He'd often have nightmares, and the slightest disappointment would set him off. As I did some research, I found out that parents all across the country have been struggling with similar hyperactivity issues. I also found out that many families were using an “elimination diet” to isolate and remove harmful ingredients -- particularly artificial dyes. By removing dyes like those found in M&M's, they were able to delay, reduce, and sometimes eliminate the need for medication.

Some of the latest info from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that more than 1 out of every 10 school-aged child has received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder! My understanding is that’s a 41% percent increase in the past decade, and that’s why I’m so interested in trying to find simple solutions that will help make our families healthier.

I’m not trying to keep my kids from being kids. They can have treats. But they don’t need petroleum-based dyes.

Just two days after deciding to eliminate artificial dyes from Trenton's diet, we saw dramatic improvements! His nightmares stopped and he was able to sleep through the night. Trent changed from a child who would have a meltdown if he didn’t get his way during playtime to a calm student who could share and do his schoolwork. When Trenton returned to hockey camp, the coach couldn’t believe he was the same person, calling him "smiling, eager to participate, and a joy to have on the ice.” Trenton’s teachers and coaches all know him for his sense of humor, wit and contagious positive attitude. Trenton excels in academics and sports, and this has been possible since our family figured out the harmful effects of the dyes.

We did this without medication and by eliminating harmful dyes like the Yellow 5, Yellow 6, and Red 40 found in M&M’s. When M&M’s are sold in Europe, different dyes are used because otherwise they’d be required by law to place a label on the packaging that says “may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children."

With Halloween coming up, I’ve decided to work with the experts at the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) on this campaign. Their review of scientific studies shows that artificial dyes including Yellow 5, Yellow 6, and Red 40 can stimulate hyperactivity and other behavior problems in children. CSPI has recommended that these additives be prohibited from use in foods. I was present at a 2011 hearing where even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledged that “Exposure to food and food components, including artificial food colors and preservatives, may be associated with adverse behaviors” in children.

M&M’s used to be one of Trenton’s favorite candies, but we’ve found products in the United States like SunDrops, Yummy Gummies, and Unreal that don’t use these dyes. And they taste great! I don’t believe anyone should be eating cheap, harmful, unnecessary dyes when safer alternatives exist and already are used in M&M’s in Europe! Please join us in asking Mars Inc., manufacturer of M&M’s, to replace artificial dyes with natural coloring.

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What I added:

Our food should not make us ILL. There is much wrong with what goes into our food from the growing ( pesticides and GMO's ) to the Raising ( steroids hormones antibiotics feed ) to processing = inadequate or toxic. These things need not be and all that can be done to make our foods and drinks safe for consumption should be the #1 priority of the USA and it's businesses.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4024) 5 months ago

Hello DKA, Signed. All so strange-------Planned Event? Either way, corporations run by the Worst Psychos.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 months ago

Hey Nevada1 - Yep they have to be psychotic as their practices "will" catch up with them and they all will crash and burn along with the rest of society.

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