Boulder CO bans GM crops on county-owned land

By Dr Mercola

In November 2011, about 250 Boulder County residents attended a public meeting to discuss the planting of GM (genetically modified) crops on county-owned land. Their turnout, together with an anti-GMO (genetically modified organism) recommendation from the county’s Food and Agriculture Policy Council, led county officials to vote for a phase out of genetically engineered crops on open space.

This is a powerful testimony to the influence residents can have on their local regulations when they stand together for a cause; you, too, can work toward enacting such a phase out in your area as well.

Boulder’s Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee voted 5-4 in support of the Food and Agriculture Policy Council’s recommendation to phase out the planting of GM crops on the county’s open space.

Currently, about 16,000 acres of county-owned land are planted with genetically engineered corn; the new rule will mean these crops will be transitioned out in favor of traditional GMO-free farming practices.

The area has been a hot-spot for GMO debate since 2009, when local farmers wanted to plant genetically engineered sugar beets in the county.

Following public outcry, County commissioners delayed the farmers’ request. Since then, a local survey showed that 56 percent of Boulder County residents supported a ban on GM crops, and now their voices have been heard. As reported by the Boulder Daily Camera, Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee member John Nibarger said:

“There’s the voters’ side of this, and there’s the farmers’ side of this … I think we heard rather strongly … (that a lot of voters) don’t want to see GM crops.”

The health effects of eating genetically engineered foods are largely unknown, but research to date suggests they may play a role in cancer, birth defects, lung damage, organ disruption, allergies, DNA damage and more.

A 2012 California Ballot Initiative is underway that would require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods and food ingredients. If California voters pass this ballot initiative, it will likely be the beginning of the end for genetically engineered food in the U.S.

Several organizations, including Mercola.com, the Organic Consumers Association, the Institute for Responsible Technology, and the Environmental Working Group, are working to generate a tipping point of consumer rejection to make GMOs a thing of the past.

Here’s how you can get involved:

In the meantime, the simplest way to avoid GM foods is to buy whole, certified organic foods. By definition, foods that are certified organic must never intentionally use GM organisms, must be produced without artificial pesticides and fertilizers and come from an animal reared without the routine use of antibiotics, growth promoters or other drugs. Additionally, grass-fed beef will not have been fed GM corn feed, although now that GM alfalfa is approved, grass-fed will not always mean GMO free.

You can also look for foods that are “non-GMO verified” by the Non-GMO Project.

Since California is the 8th largest economy in the world, a win for the California Initiative would be a huge step forward, and would affect ingredients and labeling nation-wide. Last month, a coalition of consumer, public health and environmental organizations, food companies, and individuals submitted the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act to the State Attorney General. Now, they need 800,000 signatures to get the Act on next year’s ballot.

I urge you to get involved and help in any way you can.

If you live in California, volunteer to gather petition signatures. If you live outside of California, please donate to help support this Initiative and spread the word to everyone you know in California. Be assured that what happens in California will affect the remainder of the U.S., so please support this important state initiative, even if you do not live there!

Read the entirety of this detailed report at Mercola.com.

7 responses to “Boulder CO bans GM crops on county-owned land

  1. Ive been studying about ‘cults’ and before this ecoli broke out it was already planned and organized, i was reading and ; this is not a mistake, this is a plot. A DEPOPULATION plan. Put the peices together, they talk on the news about over population. Besides that; theres the relation to the ‘illuminati’ a cult that invests in satantic practices. This is not a group of people, its a worldwide industry. you need answers? there all around you. look at the world , look at the evidence .

  2. The apple with a drippy tongue is so gross i just closed several articles rather than read them like i wanted to.

  3. Even Our OWN N.O.P.
    Bows To LICK
    Monsantos STICK
    While My GARDENERS
    Are TOPPLED Bricks
    Turned To SAND
    On Our OWN Land!
    Marked To Death
    By Monsantos BRAND!
    Cursed Out By The Very WIND
    Suicide-India HAS BEEN Binned!
    AMISH Under Tyranny!
    From Monsanto We Do FLEE!
    But There’s NO LAND Left To GO!
    Not Under AGENT ORANGE Flow!
    WEST-VIRGINIA turned VIETNAM
    Left To FRY In Agents SCUM
    NO JUSTICE Have We RECEIVED!
    Since 1982 Deceived!
    As RAEL Turned Monsanto BENT
    Even MORE Than She Was BEFORE
    When Hippie-Soldiers turned MUTATED CORE!
    BRAIN-DISEASE from MONSANTOS-SPRAYS
    In Mutant-Land where MONSANTO PLAYS!
    RAELIAN Hypnotized Pseudo-Scientists
    Dropped To Feet Of MONSANTO KISSED!
    And Now We All GO Cannibal!
    FORCED To Eat HUMAN DNA
    Mixed Into THE VEGGIE TRAY
    ETHIOPIA Runs Up Her Tree!
    While Monsanto ROBS Her Earth-Key!!
    Men Disgraced!–Like MONKEYS Displaced!
    BOW To The GMO BIBLE Of Rael!
    As He Turns Our EARTH TO HELL!
    LABORATORIES UNDERGROUND
    Where CHILDREN Can Not Make a SOUND!
    And LAST November We Did See!
    Yet ANOTHER Victim Off RAELS Tree!
    A TEENAGER Stabbed HUNDREDS Of TIMES!
    While RAELS Still Walk Free!
    And JOHN RAEL Calls REAL Crime A MOVIE
    As He Builds ANARCHYS “Universal-Army”
    Full Of CLONES!–Full of DRONES!
    Depopulating HUMAN Zones!
    In The Name Of GMO
    LIES Run Raelian-Monsanto SHOW
    While ACTA Takes The FINAL Blow!
    To “legalize” INTELLECTUAL-PROPERTY
    Under The RAELIAN SEA!
    So CLONES Can Be–“legally”
    ABUSED Under Tyranny!
    A SLAVE-FORCE!!–Blown OFF Course!
    “COBAL CLONE FACTORY” is a Horse!
    THOUSANDS Like It–Growing WORSE!
    Under ETHIOPIA Where Monsanto SEE A
    Piece Of LAND!–He Claims It On RAELIAN-DEMAND
    Answers To NO Government!
    Though Switzerland RANG THE BELL!
    To Send RAEL Back To HELL!
    And Keep Clones OUT Of Her Well!
    Though Sarkozy Said NO!
    RAEL Stole The SHOW!
    Though Canada Chased!
    RAEL Had Her Laced!
    Though Canadas CHILD-GHOSTS Still Cry!
    RAEL Is Protected By LAYERS OF LIE!
    REBECCA CHANDLER Is The Free “CLONE”
    While JOHN RAEL CINEMATOGRAPHY
    Murder!–like!–It’s JUST A Game!
    Under The GMO Name!
    Where EXPERIMENTS Go All Wrong!
    And INDIA Has Lost Her Song!
    RAELS BIBLE Of DEPOPULATION
    KILLS Off My Afrikana Nation!
    Ruling Her By GMO-Seed Ration!
    ROSS BLOCHER The Director
    Of The “RAVEN” Murder!
    Under RAELS Scepter!
    NOVEMBER 2011 Has
    Turned To ICE!
    RAELS Run!–FREE Like LICE!
    On The Head Of GODDESS-EARTH!!
    WOE TO BLACK WATERS
    Woe To OKINAWA
    Where Rael BLOCK USA Soldiers!
    From Crossing The BOULDERS!
    Woe To The IVORY COAST!
    Where RAELS Pawns!–Combat FRANCES ARMY
    So Under IVORY They Won’t See!
    And NOW Rael Preaches AGAINST Our U.N.
    For Interfering With SYRIAN Massacre!
    “Humanitarian” is called “Depopulation”
    So SYRIA Is Now a Butchered NATION!
    While MONSANTO Plows Each STATION
    Taking Over By The Coded-Verse!!
    Biodiversity Turned To CURSE!
    While AMERICA Swallows Every EUPHEMISM
    Made To Deceive You UNDER Rael-Rhythm
    As He PROCLAIMED The Jokes On US!
    As He Turns WASHINGTON To Pus!
    And In The Name Of: “New World Order”
    RAEL and MONSANTO own The Quarter!
    ONE Takes Heads!–One Takes TAILS!
    CORPORATIONS In Raels Pails!
    While Monsanto SAILS!
    CLONE-FORCES Take The SEA
    And Ruin The CRUISES For You and Me!
    OWNER Of Black-Waters RAEL Be!
    In A “World-Peace” OF Tyranny!
    As HUMAN HEARTS Played Like Instruments!
    Eating Every Politically “correct” WORD
    That Is The COVER For The Bloody SWORD!
    Murder Is Just a “VIDEO GAME”
    HELENA DMOVSEK
    Has Apologized!–For blindly signing–
    ACTA–Before She REALIZED….
    HUMANS Are Being RE-SIZED
    While RAELS Monsantonian Clones USURP
    Protected as: “Intellectual-Property”
    Which Makes HUMAN Just–“Carbon-Copy”….
    KADER ARIF Eye Stand With You!
    YOU Washed Your Hands of ACTA Blue!
    You Call It Out as: “Masquerade”
    Under The Code of “UFO”
    CHINA Has A Missile To Blow!
    NORTH KOREA Runs The Show!
    Underground They Can’t Make a SOUND!
    Under Where Human Foot-Steps POUND
    KING RAEL Has Given The ORDER
    For USA To Stay OFF Koreas Border!
    So RAEL Can Complete His “New-World-Order”
    Sharing “MONEY” With Monsanto!
    Corporate-Monopoly RUNS Earths Show!
    GODDESS Has Nowhere Left To GO
    That Isn’t Poisoned!–Isn’t Toxic!
    ILLUMINATI Make ME Sick!
    As RAEL Raises Messiahs Stick!
    And HUMAN Beings Are Candle-Wicks!!
    Ohhhhhh VICTIM “Raven” Larrabee!
    Won’t You COME And Tell Your Story?
    EYE Know You Can NOT!–or you’d LOSE
    Your Breath!–For You are PROGRAMMED Down!
    To Death!!!! RAEL Fights The
    UNITED-NATIONS Ordered OUT!
    Of SYRIA!–Out Of LIBYA!
    And ORDERED Not!!!–To–
    CHECK North-Korea For:
    NUCLEAR BOMBS!
    Since Population-Reduction
    Is The “ethics” Of Monsantonian “farms”….
    As The NEW Order CLONES Prepare for: “Arms”
    DON’T Blame Korea…..She REALLY
    Tried–To BANISH RAEL Off Her Side–
    But RAELIAN Lawyers Run The COURT-TIDE
    And NOBODY Knows How To Better LIE
    And BLACKMAIL In Just One Try!
    NOT Just By The MAN!
    But By The NATION!
    We Bow To Raels Buck of–
    Monsanto Ration–
    In The NAME Of!
    ONE CLONE NATION
    Who Is!!! Who Is!!!
    The ANGEL LUCIANO “RAEL” !!!
    EYE Hear Infants CRY From Earths-Hell!!
    CHILD Of “Albert” and “Carmelita” “RAEL”
    How MANY Raelian INFANTS “accidentally” DIE
    In The Name of SACRIFICE
    Our BODY-PARTS Serve Pseudo-Science VICE
    As RAEL Pushes CHINA “law”
    For My AMERICAN OVARIES To Be!
    Sterile! And Radio-Active BE
    GUILTY Of–Pro “Cre”
    DARE EYE SAY: “Procreation”
    Illegal UNDER RAELS NATION
    Immediately we MUST Stop!
    OR Infertility TOXINS
    Will Land IN Monsantos CROP
    As We EAT To The Demise
    Of The HUMAN-WOMB
    And DRINK The “water” that Causes our DOOM
    I’ll Meet YOU Under Monsantos TOMB!
    Where RAEL Is “MESSIAH” Under Moon!
    MOON!–That Has!–Lost Her Wolf!
    By AGENT ORANGE Dropping Bombs!
    And Now?–RAEL Has His “joke”
    As He RE-CREATES The Endangered “WOLF”
    That He FIRST Needed To Kill!
    In Order To Play CREATOR Ville!
    As MONSANTO Is THE “Mother of Crop”
    Officially–the NEW CORP-EVE!!
    Ruling Under The LAW OF DISEASE
    Parasites Spread Like FLEAS
    Earth is a SLAVE-CLONE-FORCE
    Garden-Goddess BROKE To Her Knees!
    As “FREE-WILL” Was Blown Off COURSE
    DEMOCRACY Torn To Shreds–
    GEORGE WASHINGTON Cloned to Death–
    BABIES In Radioactive BEDS
    As RAELS ACTA Own Our BREATH!
    Under Monsantos SEED OF DEATH
    If YOU Trace “ACTA” To Its ROOTS!
    You’ll See The HOLES In Parachute!
    ENVISIONED Years Ago!
    Called Under ANOTHER Name!
    But Tyranny Is ALL The Same!
    ASIAN LEADERS Under “Meditation”
    CHAINED To Raelian Sensation….

    ************************************************************************
    My JUSTICE Artists!–And JUSTICE Writers!–And JUSTICE Speakers!
    FREELY!–Like A Nature-Witch!!–Like A TRUE Organic-Eve!!
    THE GODDESS Has Channeled These WORDS To Me!
    With The INSTRUCTIONS To Freely Channel Them To You!
    Under FIRST Amendment of DEMOCRACY!
    You May SHARE These Words Freely!
    For EYE Own Them–About As Much As EYE “own” My own BREATH!
    Which Is But An ELEMENT Of Wind!–Borrowed From ORGANIC-EARTH!!
    From NOW Until RE-BIRTH…..Use Freely!–For Whatever it’s WORTH!
    For Freely I Have Received!–So Freely EYE Give!

    SHANNAH SCHILIT

    X

  4. Monsanto receives sanctions in two countries.

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=es|en&u=http://semillasysalud.wordpress.com/

    Argentina: Monsanto was suspended last week in Argentina “by bad fiscal behavior.” This was determined by the Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP) in that country.

    Thus, the agency responsible for collecting taxes in Argentina disabled the multinational permission to operate as an exporter of grain. Was after conducting an audit of the company I found a bad tax debt settled. However, the amount was not disclosed. The suspension will be for 60 days.

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