Mar 18 2013

Hello there, Peep Patriots! Thanks for following this latest turn of organic food events. Last Wednesday, I awoke to an e-mail call for action from the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) at www.westonaprice.org

Last Monday night, two riders had been placed deep with the Continuing Resolution, CR, bill coming to a vote in the Senate.

As explained on Cornucopia.com: “The first provision is the “Monsanto rider” that destroys the few protections that currently exist against the planting of new genetically engineered crops.  It is intended to force USDA to grant temporary permits and deregulations of GMO crops even if a Federal court rules that USDA hadn’t adequately considered the environmental or economic risks to farmers — as has been the case.  This would negate any meaningful judicial review of USDA’s decisions to allow commercialization of GMO crops.

The second provision will allow giant Agribusiness companies to continue abusive and deceptive practices that hurt livestock and poultry farmers.”

Organic farms are under attack by agri-giants.

Dr. Weston A. Price was a Dentist in the 1930’s who astutely observed many of the problems we have with our teeth here in the United States are due to our diets and toxic chemicals. To document his hypothesis, Dr. Price traveled the world meeting with indigenous peoples on traditional diets.

Dr. Price determined naturally occurring minimally processed foods are far superior. He advised diets of fresh whole milk with its enzymes intact, unpasteurized cheese, free range poultry and grass fed, pastured meats were the healthy throwbacks modern societies were lacking. He also recognized that most of the world consumed daily quantities of fermented foods such as Kim-chee and sauerkraut which provide pro-biotic bacteria to aid in digestion.

So, having followed the Weston A. Price diet since 2008, I was at the ready to spread the word about the Rider to protect GMO foods. The vote was supposed to be that day or the next, Wednesday or Thursday, so I copy/pasted the WAPF e-mail to a BlogHer post and started Tweeting anyone who might be like-minded.

On Thursday, March 14, 2013, another WAPF e-mail arrived. It announced that like John Wayne riding in to save the day, Senator Jon Tester, (D-MT) had introduced two different amendments to strike BOTH of these riders. Senator Tester is a generational organic farmer, the only one in the Senate.

AT ISSUE:

 Section 735, or the “Monsanto Rider,” of this proposed Continuing Resolution is a rider that would strip federal courts of authority to stop plantings of illegal transgenic crops.

Amendment 74 is the proposed Tester Amendment to fix the biotech rider.

Section 742 of this proposed Continuing Resolution would eliminate the final GIPSA rule. This rule, which went into effect in 2012, provides basic contract fairness protections to livestock growers.

Amendment 75 is the proposed Tester Amendment to fix the GIPSA rider.

Here’s a good site to sign on On-Line petition: Click here to sign

We are not alone! Support for the two Tester Amendments: Food Democracy NOW!; The Great States of North Carolina and South Carolina; ActivistPost.com; Cornucopia.com; TheNorthwestFoodFight; Center for Food Safety; Environmental Working Group and many, many more.

Choose the format that feels most comfortable. Write at the above sites or call your Senators here by finding their phone numbers here.

Stop the two riders that were anonymously and maliciously placed on the Continuing Resolution bill. These riders would strip federal courts of their authority to halt the sale and planting of an illegal, potentially hazardous genetically engineered crop. It would compel the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow continued planting of that same crop upon request. And, in addition, giant agribusiness would be enabled to continue abusive and deceptive practices that hurt livestock and poultry farmers.”

Please tell the Senator to vote for two amendments to the Continuing Resolution introduced by Senator Jon Tester of Montana that protect family farmers from abuses by the meat industry and support review of biotechnology products.  These two amendments will stand up for family farmers, ensure that independent producers have a fair chance in the livestock market, and ensure that courts can review biotechnology products.

 

CALL and WRITE your two Senators TODAY!

VOTE is imminent!

ASK them to support the Tester amendments

To enlarge, click here:  Fed Government/Monsanto Overlap (Stephanie Herman, Geke.us) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0


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Dec 07 2010

Dr. Edward Bach

“This work of healing has been done, and published and given freely so that people like yourselves can help yourselves”

– Dr Edward Bach, 1936

1886-1936

Dr. Edward Bach (September 24, 1886 – November 27, 1936)
was born in a village called Moseley, near Birmingham, England.

Dr. Bach studied medicine at the University College Hospital, London and obtained a Diploma in Public Health at Cambridge. He was a house surgeon and a casualty medical officer at University College Hospital. He worked at the National Temperance Hospital and practiced for over twenty years in London as a Harley Street consultant and bacteriologist. After research in immunology, he developed an interest in homeopathy, and joined the laboratories of the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital in 1919. He developed seven bacterial nosodes (the seven Bach nosodes), which have received only limited recognition.

Despite the success of his work with orthodox medicine he felt dissatisfied with the way doctors were expected to concentrate on diseases and to ignore the people who were suffering them. He turned to alternative therapies. He believed that illness is the effect of disharmony between body and mind. Symptoms of an illness are the external expression of negative emotional states. In 1928 he began work on his own remedies made from plants. At the age of forty-three (1930), he gave up his lucrative Harley Street practice and left London in order to concentrate on finding a new system of healing involving plant remedies. He was sure a new system of medicine could be found in nature and so he left to work in Wales and the English countryside. In spring and summer he discovered and prepared new herbal remedies, and in winter he treated patients for free.

By 1932 he had discovered the first of his 12 remedies. These he used on the many patients who came to him for treatment.

In 1933 he began making the second group of remedies, the 7 helpers.

In 1934 Dr Bach moved to Mount Vernon in Oxfordshire. It was in the lanes and fields round about that he found the remaining 19 remedies that he needed to complete the series. He would suffer the emotional state that he needed to cure and then try various plants and flowers until he found the one single plant that could help him. In this way, through great personal suffering and sacrifice, he completed his life’s work.

Bach decided to spread his knowledge among the people. Dr Bach published his work, principally in public lectures and in magazine articles. In particular, he wrote articles and gave lectures between 1933 and 1936 in relation to the remedies. He advertised his herbal remedies in two of the daily newspapers. This brought him numerous inquiries from the public, but the General Medical Council disapproved strongly of his advertising.

Just as he had abandoned his old home, office and work, so now he abandoned the scientific methods he had used up until now. Instead he chose to rely on his natural gifts as a healer, and use his intuition to guide him. One by one he found the remedies he wanted, each aimed at a particular mental state or emotion. His life followed a seasonal pattern: the spring and summer spent looking for and preparing the remedies, the winter spent giving help and advice to all who came looking for them. He found that when he treated the personalities and feelings of his patients their unhappiness and physical distress would be alleviated as the natural healing potential in their bodies was unblocked and allowed to work once more.


Mount Vernon in Oxfordshire

Dr Bach passed away peacefully on the evening of November 27th, 1936. He was only 50 years old, but he had left behind him several lifetime’s experience and effort, and a system of medicine that is now used all over the world.

For the full web page on Dr. Bach and
his reprinted articles, click here.

Spend a few moments learning about the way
Bach Flower Remedies heal. They jump start the
frequencies of the body’s higher spiritual nature



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