the seed grows into knowledge and life

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You are what you eat. You are every dollar you spend. Read labels. Choose wisely. Care. Make a difference.

Recently while I was reading Michael Pollan’s book “In Defence of Food“, in lieu of a horoscope while the Moon was in Taurus, No GMOMoonology reported there were no major astrolinks so drew a Sabian Symbol and delivered this message ” THE SEED GROWS INTO KNOWLEDGE AND LIFE: You may feel that you are not growing or developing properly, maybe dissatisfied at your perceived failings. Things take time to develop and, rather than being rushed, need to be nurtured to develop in their own time. It is important to start small and grow.”

These posts from The Table of Zekki  http://thetableofzekki.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/being-wrong-about-food/ and Meeka’s Mind http://acflory.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/has-the-eu-gone-completely-mad/ & http://acflory.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/now-i-see-the-power-of-twitter/ among many others, highlight the risks we are facing. This is just one instance. Control the seeds. Control the world. What else are we losing control of? How much of our lives and future can money and Big Business buy?

This is a call to all Anons. March Against Monsanto is May 25th.

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22 thoughts on “the seed grows into knowledge and life

    acflory said:
    May 7, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Thanks Ella. ‘Start small and grow’. I hope that is exactly what we are all doing, and that together we can topple this Great Monster. Isn’t it bizarre though? Last century we feared the Cold War between nations and the prospect of nuclear holocaust. Now in this new century it seems that the great enemies are so much closer to home. Maybe next century they’ll call this the Corporate War.

    Btw I did look up Anon. Apparently they are like internet Robin Hoods. Not sure I’m quite comfortable with some of their methods – like the DoS attacks – but I do approve of the causes they encourage. I almost wish I was younger and had their computer skills! Still, it’s great to see the younger generation giving a $hit. 😀

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 7, 2013 at 9:26 am

      It goes beyond Anon. They are just delivering the message. There is March Against Monsanto website, and a Facebook page. Will new wars come to down to water, fuel and food fought between consumers and corporates? Good chance. The future is here.

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        acflory said:
        May 7, 2013 at 9:41 am

        😦 And it /is/ scary. This is a fight we have to win.

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    philosophermouseofthehedge said:
    May 7, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Heritage crops. Heritage livestock.
    Support your local growers and farms.
    Question all pesticides for lawn, home, farms, and pets.
    Before it’s too late

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 7, 2013 at 9:29 am

      Absolutely. It is that easy. People power.

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    dadirri7 said:
    May 7, 2013 at 10:18 am

    how wonderful to know there will be a march across the globe against the wickedness and poison of monsanto … sadly we will be somewhere along the Gibb River road at the time … but i may reblog your post elladee and hope to spread the message … thank you 🙂 thank goodness for our farmers market and organic growers down here!

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 7, 2013 at 10:49 am

      I think as much as marching, sharing and building awareness is key. The march is a great platform, and I believe the awareness will continue to grow. Your are so right, supporting farmers markets and organic growers is what will make a difference. Vote with your dollar 🙂

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    metan said:
    May 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Control the seeds, control the world. You are so right. People need to know what is going on. Sadly I think most people won’t care until it is too late. Hopefully sharing a bit of awareness might change attitudes.

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 8, 2013 at 6:17 am

      I believe it will… but it will be a shift. The general population still believe in many ways they live in the same world they did 50 years ago. They don’t. Humans have always conquered and exploited. And earlier there were wars for the game of Big Profiteers but with no more wars they applied the knowledge they gained from them and via science and technology their quest is to corporatize the world in the name of shareholder profits. Scary.

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    ChgoJohn said:
    May 7, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you, EllaDee for posting this. I hope that people will wake up and realize what’s going on. Hopefully, the marches will be well-attended and reported, thereby further spreading the word about Monsanto.

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 8, 2013 at 6:21 am

      I feel there is a groundswell. It will be interesting to see how many turn out for these marches. I have seen photos of others on the web, and they were huge. Interestingly, no [significant] media coverage. I think, at least for a while, the fight against Monsanto will internet & social media based and on the ground as the media co’s are caught up in Monsanto’s net.

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        ChgoJohn said:
        May 8, 2013 at 8:44 am

        The lack of media coverage should come as no surprise, EllaDee, at least here in the US. Our news papers and organizations are owned by men whose views are far, far closer to those held by Rupert Murdoch than, say, Bob Dole. People argue that this network’s news is more biased than that one, never realizing that all of the news they’re getting has already been censored by the very biased corporate mucky-mucks.

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          EllaDee responded:
          May 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

          It should have come as no surprise… true but sadly I think many of us, me included, are a bit flummoxed as to how far Monsanto and their ilk have extended themselves, and the means by which they have done it while we have been thinking the world hasn’t changed that much, and busy getting on with our lives. I’ve seen no media coverage in Australia, and unless I’m at TA it’s a rare day I don’t read the news online. It’s taken social media to open my eyes.

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    diannegray said:
    May 8, 2013 at 6:59 am

    What an eye-opener, Ella Dee. More media is needed on this (but of course they won’t because it doesn’t sell papers like millionaire horse owners and trainers fighting in public). I hope a lot of people march and it gets the coverage it deserves.

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 8, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Four yeses to that. I’ve had my eye on the GMO issue for a while but didn’t connect back to the dirty corporate arrangements behind it until I read Michael Pollan, and even then had no idea the extent until Monsanto and the seed issue came up. I try to buy organic and avoid the offending brands as much as possible.

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    roughseasinthemed said:
    May 10, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Monsanto huh? don’t start me off. I don’t think I need to tell you my views.
    You can’t just blame corporate greed though, that’s the problem. They exploit human greed and human ignorance and therein lies the real problem.

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 10, 2013 at 10:05 am

      Monsanto have become topical because of the march on 25 May – your views would go back a lot further and deeper than most.
      Too true… it’s hard to play catch up with the realities of the world.
      If I had one reasonable accomplishable wish it would be for the everyone to realise by just changing one behaviour it’s possible to make a difference, and easy to move on changing the next.
      As Celi from The Kitchens Garden says, if you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem…

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    Kourtney Heintz said:
    May 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I think we forget that instant isn’t for everything. And that most things worth developing take time and nurturing and years to actually bear fruit. 🙂

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 10, 2013 at 11:11 am

      On so many levels this is true. You know that as well as anyone, and look what great things came out of it… I’m 80% through The Six Train To Wisconsin and have loved every word.
      There needs to be a balance – we don’t want a Monsanto world but the world also needs to take it one step at a time to redress the balance, after all each and every one of us took what was on offer in one way for one reason or another to get us to the point we’re at now.

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    Kourtney Heintz said:
    May 15, 2013 at 2:48 am

    LOL. I kinda was thinking of Six Train when I wrote that comment. It was three years. Not of constant work. There were times I didn’t work on it for months. But stuff was happening in the back of my mind. Solutions were being formulated. And then when the time was right, I made revisions. Some things can’t be rushed and hurried along. 🙂 Thank you so much! I’m so so happy you enjoyed the book!

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    Leanne Cole said:
    June 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    There has been a lot of information about this around, and it is a definite concern, and why they feel the need to do genetically modify is beyond me, except it will make them more money. It makes me so cross how money always comes before environment. We can live in a world with no money, we can’t live in a world with no environment. All foods that GM should be labelled, it is crap that we don’t know.

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      EllaDee responded:
      June 6, 2013 at 5:48 am

      Oh so true… and the laws, worldwide, are fulfil of profit driven loop holes…

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