Category Archives: Food

UPDATE: GMO

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | March 29, 2015

monsanto-152587_640Most of us have at least heard of Monsanto and the GMOs that it produces; and most of us know that Monsanto GMOs are not a result of careful selective breeding of the same specie of plant or animal but rather the splicing of genes from one specie to another providing a quicker and a more targeted approach; and after all,  genes are genes so why should you care if part of the corn you are eating has virus or pesticide DNA?   Like much of the ‘settled science’ by consensus, we are assured that GMOs are safe to eat by all the paid authorities, yet many countries have banned GMOs.   So my questions are:  If GMOs are so good for you, why has Monsanto spent millions preventing labeling of their products all across America?  If I built a fine product, I would be proud of the product and want to at least label it and let everyone know about my product, right?   And if GMOs are so good for you, why did Monsanto seek and receive legal liability protection from the US Federal Government?  There is much, much more to this story and it all makes Monsanto look bad in my opinion.  You can do your own research on the documented health effects and the law suits Monsanto has used to put its competition out of business.  Keep in mind that Monsanto also made Agent Orange.   Not a good citizen in my opinion.

Believe it or not, there is a link from Monsanto to the US takeover of Ukraine.  Apparently the IMF loan of $17 billion to Ukraine is conditioned on Ukraine allowing GMO crops.

Frederic Mousseau, who is a Policy Director at The Oakland Institute:

“We saw in 2013 that Monsanto invested $140 million in new seed plans in Ukraine. It is clearly the bread basket of Europe and it is a key target for a company like Monsanto, which sees this huge potential for production and this huge market. Europe has been quite resistant in allowing GMOs, but if they are successful in Ukraine then there might be a domino effect in Europe.”

The $17 billion IMF loan to Ukraine is contingent on Ukraine allowing GMO crops: IMF loan stipulations require permitting GMO production.

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Though Monsanto has under performed against the Nasdaq and S&P 500, it tracks the DOW pretty well over the past 5 years.  In any event, the overall trend is up.  The trending is lower Feb and March of this year, but it is not clear if all the mounting bad press will have any lasting impact on this politically well-connected and intrenched company.

Monsanto | Source Yahoo Finance

Monsanto | Source Yahoo Finance (Click for Larger View)

UPDATE:

Study Linking GMOs and Tumors Vindicated Yet Again…MSM Stays Silent

Genetic Fallacy: How Monsanto Silences Scientific Dissent

 

MSM Lying about Ukraine

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | March 7, 2015

Brian W LiarHow do you know the entire MSM (Mainstream Media) are lying to you about Russia and Ukraine? It is an easily provable fact to any person capable of critical thought that the US orchestrated the war in Ukraine, not Russia, yet the MSM insist on blaming Russia. How do I know this? The evidence is overwhelming to anyone who cares to pay attention.

The Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State Victoria Jane Nuland and the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt have been caught on a leaked phone call planning the replacement of the democratically elected government in Ukraine. Prior to this takeover by the US, the CIA spent over $5 billion on covert NGOs to foment unrest in Ukraine. George Soros has admitted to helping the CIA with this putsch and we have copies of original documents showing that billionaire Pierre Omidyar co-funded Ukraine revolution groups with the US government.

Frederic Mousseau, who is a Policy Director at The Oakland Institute:

“We saw in 2013 that Monsanto invested $140 million in new seed plans in Ukraine. It is clearly the bread basket of Europe and it is a key target for a company like Monsanto, which sees this huge potential for production and this huge market. Europe has been quite resistant in allowing GMOs, but if they are successful in Ukraine then there might be a domino effect in Europe.”

The $17 billion IMF loan to Ukraine is contingent on Ukraine allowing GMO crops: IMF loan stipulations require permitting GMO production.

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Crimea for Dummies

Published on Sep 12, 2014:  Miguel Francis, a Los Angeles film school graduate, travels to Crimea to discover for himself how life there has changed since it was reunited with Russia. He explores the beautiful Peninsula’s history and cultural heritage and takes in some of Crimea’s tourist attractions while talking to local people about their attitudes to becoming Russian citizens.

The famous Russian documentary on Crimea with Putin (with subtitles)

References:
GMO and Europe’s “Bread Basket”. Monsanto’s Land Grab in Ukraine
Monsanto in Ukraine: IMF loan for Ukraine may give GMO giant a backdoor into EU
Pierre Omidyar co-funded Ukraine revolution groups with US government, documents show
US spent $5 billion to destabilize Ukraine

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Don’t juice the Cabbage

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | Oct 10, 2014

kohl-190821_640I use to juice everything in sight when I first got my new juicer. Of course I could never figure out how to juice a banana but one day I happened upon a full head of cabbage and so I excitedly juiced the entire head of cabbage in my 2.5 hp juicer. Now, when I smelled of the juice for the first time, the fragrance rising up into my nostrils burned a bit kind of like smelling chlorine or some petroleum distillate. That should have been my first warning, but I am a man and I can eat Jalapenos and even Habaneros so there is nothing too spicy or strong for me and besides cabbage is good for you. I remember drinking the entire glass in one big gulp and thinking how this tasted like the gasoline that I use to siphon from my mom’s car as a child to fill up the lawn mower. I thought I might be able to perfect this as power for an internal combustion engine someday. After a few minutes, I noticed that my stomach was physically writhing up and down like the choppy Seas of Cortez on a windy day. It was almost as though something was alive in side of me and I could visibly see the movement in my stomach. I knew I was in trouble but also had faith that this too would pass and so it did. It passed in the form of gas. A most odious form of gas much worse than plain old methane because it had a certain pungent sharp smell that might not just be unpleasant to the observer but actually dangerous to one’s health. Amazingly I was expelling more gas than I was taking in as air through my lungs by volume. How could this be? Maybe I had inadvertently invented a perpetual gas machine. My wife and family were forced to move out of the house and get a hotel for about a week while this wore off and I was left there alone with my misery and my gas…I do believe that some of the paint on the walls in our house bubbled, buckled, warped and ran as a result. Out of consideration I conducted all my business meetings remotely until this potion wore off. I no longer juice cabbage.

I hate onions!

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | Oct 10, 2014

Is Tor Safe?I hate onions. Granted, some people like onions, some people tolerate onions and some people love onions but I do not like onions. So please don’t wreck my food with onions. I know that onions are one of the cheapest if not the cheapest “foods” on planet earth, so it is incredibly easy to gain access to this scourge on humanity. When dining out or eating with friends, I’m repeatedly told that ”You can’t taste them”. Well … If you can’t taste them then why do you put them in my food? In my opinion, people who use onions are usually very poor cooks. They cook something and then they say to themselves . . . well … that just doesn’t taste right so out of desperation they put in some onions to try to fix their bad meal. If you can’t cook, stay out of the kitchen.

Did you know that if you look at an onion whilst it is being cut under a microscope, it has little tiny pustules that explode? When you cut an onion, you break cells, releasing their contents. Amino acid sulfoxides form sulfenic acids. Enzymes that were kept separate now are free to mix with the sulfenic acids to produce propanethiol S-oxide, a volatile sulfur compound that wafts upward toward your eyes. This gas reacts with the water in your tears to form sulfuric acid. The sulfuric acid burns, stimulating your eyes to release more tears to wash the irritant away.

When you cut a carrot, it doesn’t make you cry!

Onions are everywhere, in almost every food but I don’t like white ones or yellow ones or purple ones or green ones. I don’t like them chopped or sliced, diced or minced. I don’t like chives or scallions or leaks. I’ve been told that chives aren’t onions by many wait-persons. This is just not true. I’ve been told there are sweet onions but they all smell like rotted flesh or a bad case of toe fungus. So please don’t wreck my food with onions. Thank you.

I love pepper!

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | Oct 10, 2014

chili-499062_640In my youth, I loved hot peppers; in fact, my appetite could not be completely satisfied without a fair dose of Jalapenos sprinkled thereupon. As I realized my total and complete addition to hot peppers, I slowly weaned myself off of jalapenos but later I found that I was putting unseemly amounts of black pepper on my food to the point of embarrassment and therefore being ridiculed by my beloved family. Whereupon I recanted and would only drown my food in black pepper in private. I would unscrew the top of the pepper shaker and dump almost ¼ of the contents on my mashed potatoes and brown gravy with another 1/4th on my steak and vegetables and consume same with large smile. As I passed through my black pepper stage, I had the grand opportunity to have a marvelously prepared steak at one of Ft. Worth’s finest restaurants and to my unwitting delight, it had a spicy sauce consisting I think of Cayenne. Our host (and the guests) also liked the spicy taste of the overpriced steak and so when he cooked steaks on his grill the following night he sprinkled Cayenne thereupon and everyone raved. So, after making my way home, having finally come to terms with my addiction and given in to my lust for spice, I have created for myself the following home pepper shaker below filled with my beloved Cayenne darling who –while allowing me to fully appreciate the food she adorns– finishes me off with a sharp and satisfying slap to the palate letting me know thereby I am done.

David's New Pepper Shaker

David’s New Pepper Shaker