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World’s Largest Spice Company Is Officially Going Organic and GMO-Free Tags: Food Health

Those who are fighting against the GMO takeover of Monsanto can celebrate another victory for the clean food movement as the world’s biggest spice company announces that they are going to be almost completely non-GMO and organic by 2016.

Companies such as Simply Organic have already been benefitting from the clean food movement, and although McCormick Spice Company hasn’t suffered any great losses because of it, they have decided to secure their position at the top by moving toward being completely organic and non-GMO.


McCormick is Officially Going Organic, and GMO-Free

They have announced that around 80% of their products will meet the standards of the clean food movement, with more than 70% sporting new labels announcing their “non-GMO” status. While it should be noted that a number of McCormick’s products are already non-GMO, as they become more transparent, they will gain a selling point with customers.


McCormick is also adding a non-GMO vanilla extract to its line in addition to the many spices and herbs that will also be non-GMO or organic as they begin to compete for the patronage of an increasing number of consumers who only shop for non-GMO and organic products.

This announcement from the big spice company comes just in time for the biggest baking and cooking season when the demand for extracts and spices increase as more people cook and bake for the holidays.

McCormick a Healthier Option?

Believe it or not, numerous companies use irradiation in order to make spices “more safe” for the consumer.



If you’re buying from any old spice company there’s a high risk that you could be getting irradiated spices.

Luckily for people who wish to avoid irradiated spices there are options. Simply Organic, Frontier and other organic brands are good bets according to a report from FoodBabe.com, and McCormick, while not organic just yet, is another company that does not use irradiation.

According to this article from Food Safety News, McCormick opts instead for steam treatments, preserving more of the health benefits of their spices (although some say it harms the taste more than radiation treatments).

While the McCormick spice company isn’t perfect, it is admirable that they are taking these steps, making them a potentially better buy than other similar brands in a pinch if you can’t get to the health food store.

Source: TheOpenMind

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The TPP And GMOs: What’s So Bad About Death? Tags: Conspiracy Economic Manipulations GMO food New World Order Psychopaths in Power

Jon Rappoport

The text of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) has now been published here.

This Globalist treaty will put mega-corporations even further ahead in their efforts to dominate markets and populations.

“The parts of the TPP that cover food safety are especially troubling,” states the watchdog Food and Water Watch:

American consumers are pushing to block the use of artificial and potentially risky processes and ingredients, like antibiotics and GMOs, but the TPP could trump these democratic efforts to improve our food supply,’ said [Wenonah] Hauter [Food and Water Watch executive director]… Agribusiness and biotech seed companies can now more easily use trade rules to challenge countries that ban GMO imports, test for GMO contamination, do not promptly approve new GMO crops or even require GMO labeling.

The majority of Monsanto’s GMO crops are engineered to withstand huge amounts of the pesticide Roundup, and the main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which the World Health Organization now lists as a “probable carcinogen.” As in: cancer.


That’s a recent finding.

But what did Monsanto know decades ago?

From GM Watch, November 6; “Monsanto’s secret studies reveal glyphosate link to cancer”:

Monsanto has known for almost four decades that glyphosate causes cancer, according to a new paper by researchers Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff.

Samsel is the first independent researcher to examine Monsanto’s secret toxicology studies on glyphosate. He obtained the studies, which have been denied to other inquirers, via a request to his senator. With his co-researcher Dr Stephanie Seneff of MIT, he reviewed Monsanto’s data.
Samsel and Seneff concluded that ‘significant evidence of tumours was found during these investigations’.

However, they add, ‘to create doubt and obscure the statistical significance of inconvenient findings, which may have prevented product registration’, Monsanto introduced irrelevant historical control data from other experiments. This is data from the control animals in other unrelated experiments, which may have been carried out under widely differing conditions.

This practice had the effect of creating experimental noise which cancelled out the statistically significant findings of increased tumours in any one experiment.

In various cancer experiments, Samsel and Seneff found, Monsanto introduced spurious data from 3, 5, 7 and even 11 unrelated study controls to effectively eliminate results, as needed.

Getting the picture?

The new TPP greatly benefits corporations like Monsanto, and can enable the growing and shipping of all sorts of GMO crops (laden with titanic quantities of Roundup), without labeling, without inspection, and without the power of national governments to stop this ongoing crime—even though Monsanto knew, long ago, that Roundup causes tumors.

Where is the US Justice Department? Nowhere. Where is Obama, who is desperately pushing for passage of the TPP? Nowhere.

Maybe, although we don’t know it, “the science is settled.” Roundup is actually good for you. It raises IQ, extends physical endurance, elevates mood, assures safe pregnancies, promotes freedom, ensures equality and justice for all, secretly puts money in your bank account while you’re sleeping, and makes everybody love one another right now.

Operators are standing by. Call 800-THE FIX IS IN and support Monsanto for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALEDEXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.


Meet The Former Pig Farmer Who Is Now A Vegan Activist Tags: Consciousness Food Animals

Meet The Former Pig Farmer Who Is Now A Vegan Activist

"I farm vegetables now instead of pigs."

Headshot of Arin GreenwoodArin Greenwood Animal Welfare Editor, The Huffington Post

Bob Comis was a very happy pig farmer, for about eight years. At his peak, he raised 700 pigs in a year -- sending each and every one of them off to slaughter.

"I loved the work. I loved being around pigs, who are absolutely incredible beings, and I loved the positive effect that the physical labor and steady routine had on my mental well-being," Comis says.

Comis also loved that he was able to give his pigs a good life, during the time they were alive. Unlike the pigs raised at factory farms, his pigs got to spend time outside; they had complex social arrangements. 

He saw himself as part of a movement to bring humanity, and concern for animal welfare, to the food system.

Then nearly two years ago, Comis found a moment of communion with the pigs that changed everything.

One cold morning in January 2014, Comis was making his rounds on the farm in upstate New York.

"Everything seemed pretty normal, until I approached one group of pigs," says Comis.

For no reason that he can precisely pin down, Comis just suddenly was overcome with the feeling that "things had suddenly become very different."

"As I looked at the pigs, they seemed different to me somehow," he says. 

 In that moment Comis resolved to change his ways and decided to become a vegan.

But first, he sent those final pigs to slaughter.

Comis is now the subject of an upcoming documentary called "The Last Pig," directed by Emmy-winner Allison Argo. The film follows Comis through his last year of farming pigs and his transition into a new business and a new life.

Argo tells HuffPost that she'd been interested in making a film about the ethics of eating animals for a while, but hadn't yet come upon the right subject. Then she discovered Comis, who'd started writing about his reckonings on places like The Huffington Post and Salon, even before the experience that made him quit pig farming for good.

"I knew this was the story I’d been looking for," Argo says.

The two are about a year and a half into making the independent documentary, which they expect to release before next summer. You can see the trailer, up at the top of this page (watch out; you might cry as you realize that the friendly pigs you're seeing Comis with aren't, well, pets).

There's an Indiegogo campaign going now, to raise the money to finish the film. 

Argo's goal, when the film is released, is for viewers to have their own rethinking about who and what pigs really are -- and how we as humans relate to all animals.

"I hope that 'The Last Pig' will open eyes and hearts," she says. "Not just to the wonderfulness of pigs, but to the wonder of all life. My greatest hope is that 'The Last Pig' will bring us closer to a compassionate society, where every individual has the right to live, whether two legged, four legged, finned or winged."

As for Comis, he's still vegan; his transformation stuck.  

"I farm vegetables now instead of pigs," he says. 

H/T Ecorazzi

The Last Pig's Indiegogo campaign, which is nearly fully funded, runs until Nov. 10. You can follow the film on Facebook.

Get in touch at arin.greenwood@huffingtonpost.com if you have an animal story to share!



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