Tagged with "Van"
NAFSN Outlaws Traditional Seed Trading, Allows Monsanto To Advance Across Africa Tags: NAFSN Outlaws Traditional Seed Trading Allows Monsanto To Advance Across Africa organicandhealthy.org


NAFSN Outlaws Traditional Seed Trading, Allows Monsanto To Advance Across Africa




The Tanzanian government recently made a deal for developmental assistance. 


Enacting legislation to protect intellectual property rights and provide access to land for commercial investors, such as big agriculture companies Syngenta and Monsanto. The introduction of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) in 2012 at the G8 summit had also inspired the agreement. 


However, certain requirements in the NAFSN agreements are enabling government corruption, undervalue ways of life and allow big agriculture to victimize third-world countries. This is occurring in Tanzania, where efforts to maintain and preserve small farms and the local economy are being hindered by the shift towards big agriculture. 


From the Tanzanian organic farming movement (TOAM), Michael Farrelly says,

“If you buy seeds from Syngenta or Monsanto under the new legislation, they will retain the intellectual property rights. If you save seeds from your first harvest, you can use them only on your own piece of land for non-commercial purposes. You’re not allowed to share them…you cannot sell them for sure...But that’s the entire foundation of the seed system in Africa.” 

If Farmers in Tanzania are caught illegally trading or selling patented seeds, they are subjected to a fine of over 205,300, euros, subjected to a prison sentence for more than 12 years, or both.“That’s an amount that a Tanzanian farmer cannot even start to imagine. The average wage is still less than 2 US dollars a day”, says Janet Maro, leader of Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania.
The U.N.’s Farm and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ran some figures, and found over 80 percent of the food in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia is grown by small farms. Across the region, many are standing defiant against Monsanto, to preserve their cultural traditions, land and avoid becoming too reliant on big corporations. 
Earlier this year, India’s government promoted the use of traditional seeds and exploiting the illegal profiting of Monsanto’s Bt cotton seed. Monsanto is working hard to take control of the food we eat with their genetically modified seeds, and environment and health damaging chemicals.

They claim their products will meet global demand for food, yet all they have done is poison us and our environment, bankrupting farmers, and using bribing tactics to keep governments at bay. Monsanto will
strop the biodiversity in our world by dominating our food supply.


Hemp Returns to Pennsylvania After 80 Years Tags: Hemp USA Pensylvania

Hemp Returns to Pennsylvania After 80 Years


The Rodale Institute in Maxatawny Township is planting some of the state's first hemp seeds in 80 years.

(Published Thursday, June 8, 2017)

Nestled on a 330-acre farm outside Allentown, Pennsylvania, some of the state’s first hemp seeds in 80 years wait to be planted.

The seeds originated in Canada and Italy but traveled from Poland to the Rodale Institute in Maxatawny Township. Their journey was as cumbersome as the federal laws restricting the plant.

Hemp is a member of the cannabis sativa family. Unlike its more famous sister, marijuana, hemp only contains trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and does not produce euphoria. Instead, hemp has historically been used in farming, manufacturing and cooking.

Its familial relations have not done the plant any favors. Once considered a cornerstone of agriculture in Pennsylvania, hemp was outlawed in the 1970s under the Controlled Substance Act. The Drug Enforcement Administration still considers it a controlled substance.

Rodale Institute is hoping to change that. Researchers here are testing how hemp can be used to improve soil and, by extension, crops without the use of pesticides.

“[We] have always held hemp at arm's length,” said Rodale Institute executive director Jeff Moyer, referring to the stigma of anything cannabis-related.

But as consumers increasingly demand organic alternatives, hemp could provide a supplement to traditional farming.

“Hemp is a crop that has been on the radar of research scientists for a very long time,” said Rodale chief scientist Dr. Kristine Nichols, a former Department of Agriculture employee.

“We have struggled with the fact that we haven’t been able to incorporate it into research because it has a lot of capability for us to enhance our … production.”

At the core of Rodale’s research is the potential of improving soil health and better managing pesky weeds. No, not that kind of weed. Ragweed and hogweed, in particular, can ruin crops and become difficult to control.

Cleaner soil could also mean cleaner run-off, an environmental concern that is often overshadowed by a focus on carbon emissions.

“This is a movement toward sustainability, to improving our economy, to making sure that our farmers are supported in their efforts to grow this product without having the hammer of the DEA come down on them,” said former Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich, whose wife is on the board of Rodale.

“This is about an industry and it has nothing to do with drugs, so let’s suspend the misconceptions and go right for the potential that hemp products have.”

Hemp’s history in Pennsylvania dates back to the Founding Fathers. Hempfield Township in Lancaster County was founded in 1729 and named after the plant that flourished there. More than 100 water-powered mills processed hemp in the county, with dozens more other parts of the state, according to the Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council (PHIC).

Even before the state was created, William Penn foresaw an abundant agricultural future involving hemp. One of the first laws passed by Pennsylvania's General Assembly in 1683 “was a law to encourage every farmer to grow” the plant, PHIC said.

“From 1681 until around 1840, the culture of hemp was nearly universal in Pennsylvania,” according to PHIC. It was used to make linen, rope and twine, but also crucial in ship-building. Each maritime endeavor required roughly 60 to 100 tons of hemp for anchor cables and sails. More recently, BMW incorporated hemp into their 3 series door panel. Because it is lighter than fiberglass, the car weighs less. It also performed better in crash tests and can be recycled.

Other countries have already adopted hemp cultivation and manufacturing. Canada is considered a leader in hemp cultivation while Slovenia is making hemp skateboards. Meanwhile, scientists in Ukraine are experimenting with hemp to help regenerate soil in nuclear Chernobyl.

In the United States, hemp has been maligned for decades. But a provision in the 2014 Farm Bill allowed the plant to return to Pennsylvania for research purposes. It was buoyed by Berks County Democrat State Sen. Judy Schwank and State. Rep. Eric Nelson, who argued that hemp could be used to supplement coal mining and other industrial and agricultural jobs.

“Pennsylvania is a baby-step state,” he said at the World Medical Marijuana Conference in April. “This isn’t about dopers. It’s about farmers.”

At Rodale, hemp could hold the key to healthier crops, researchers said.

“Using hemp in a crop rotation, we believe, will improve the microbiology of the soil, it will improve the weed management strategies… and ultimately make people more healthy,” Moyer said.

Rodale was awarded two of the state’s 16 industrial hemp licenses, which limits farmers to just five acres of crops. While the local licenses opened the door to research, federal regulations hamstrung the project and delayed it by several months. Anyone working with the seed underwent thorough background checks, police clearances and even FBI fingerprinting.

The institute’s four-year project is part of the Department of Agriculture's Industrial Hemp Pilot Project focusing on low-THC plants to address pest issues and enhance soil health.

Narcissistic Abuse - How It Occurs & How To Overcome It -Melanie Tonia Evans,
Tags: Narcissistic Abuse - How It Occurs & How To Overcome It Melanie Tonia Evans




Learn how to break your peptide addiction and create a healthy peptide cycle. Discover how to access and transform your Inner Identity's limiting beliefs taken on from past lives, childhood and painful love relationships. Learn how to align your Inner Identity with the life you really want to live. Learn about my own narcissistic abuse experience and how this led to the creation of Quanta Freedom Healing - the healing model that transformed my life and 1000's of others. Discover how Quanta Freedom releases limiting beliefs that all of mankind suffers from (esp. those who've suffered narcissistic abuse) with a powerful process that speaks directly to your subconscious.

To learn more about my healing system that has allowed thousands of people from over 50 countries make full Thriver recoveries from narcissistic abuse sign up to my free live event where you will be able to experience Quanta Freedom Healing first hand:

Sign up here: http://www.melanietoniaevans.com/than...

Join the community of over 20,000 New Life members and receive 2 free ebooks as my thank you for joining.

Sign up here:

See full playlist here:

Melanie Tonia Evans,
Narcissistic Abuse Recovery & Relationships Expert, Author, Radio Host


Recent Blog Comments
"The Covert Origins of ISIS Sources and full transcript:..."
In: Israel collaborates closely with ISIS terrorists
by: Parsifalrain
"with just 4 weeks to wait, then he is finished ..."
In: Autumn Berry Liqueur
by: explainMe
""Who controls the politics and the media of the West again..."
In: Israel collaborates closely with ISIS terrorists
by: SiNeh
"Thanks again Parsifal Also the Mike Oldfield Video does not work here..."
In: Song for Today: Maddy Prior - The Song of Hiawatha
by: SiNeh
"Aloha SiNeh~ done, thank you for telling, otherwise I would not now and..."
In: Song for Today: Maddy Prior - The Song of Hiawatha
by: Parsifalrain
"Aloha Parsifal Thank you for that beautiful post! Unfortunately, the Video..."
In: Song for Today: Maddy Prior - The Song of Hiawatha
by: SiNeh
"Aloha Parsifal So, we see that Scribd now also is censoring. Better..."
In: Osama bin Laden Died in December 2001 and 'Kept Alive' by CIA + Mossad + MI6 until 2011
by: SiNeh
"NOTICE - This Document has been removed from SCRIBD"
In: Osama bin Laden Died in December 2001 and 'Kept Alive' by CIA + Mossad + MI6 until 2011
by: Parsifalrain
"etwas zum Nachdenken Here is a worthy election poster of..."
In: Great ! Merkel destroyed in Munich ! 20,000 Watt-system drowned out !
by: Parsifalrain
"Very beautiful Parsifal. I see you enjoyed the celebration regardless the rain."
In: Autumn Equinox - Mabon - September 21-23
by: SiNeh
"Israel's President Shimon Perez awarded the order 'Itur Nesi Medinat Yisrael' in February..."
In: Who is 'Angela Merkel' ?
by: Parsifalrain
"our 2017 Mabon Thanksgiving and Autumn Equinox Celebration (indoor as to..."
In: Autumn Equinox - Mabon - September 21-23
by: Parsifalrain
"so much about the popularity of The Merkel"
In: Great ! Merkel destroyed in Munich ! 20,000 Watt-system drowned out !
by: Parsifalrain
"Sehr gut, danke Parsifal!"
by: SiNeh
"strange co-incidence - just watched the ref. video: (the who's happy does..."
by: Parsifalrain
"Aloha SiNeh, this is all about the qualifying to the 2018 Soccer World..."
In: Syria could participate in the World Cup 2018
by: Parsifalrain
"Aloha Parsifal I was reading this with an open mouth because I..."
In: Syria could participate in the World Cup 2018
by: SiNeh
"Thank you Parsifal!!! I have to read it over the SUNday as..."
In: The Secret of the Celtic Entrenchments
by: SiNeh
"Aloha Parsifal a good picture and I mean ..."
In: No Other Way to Say It, the Zombie Apocalypse Is Here
by: SiNeh
Search Archive

September 2018 (1)
October 2017 (92)
September 2017 (91)
August 2017 (125)
July 2017 (149)
June 2017 (183)
May 2017 (204)
April 2017 (151)
March 2017 (128)
February 2017 (123)
January 2017 (136)
December 2016 (200)
November 2016 (288)
October 2016 (70)

Donation / Support

We take BITCOIN too


The B.O.L.E. is completely funded by community, managed and maintained by volunteers. Please consider making a contribution so more stories of awakening and alternative views can be shared!


Focusing On Real Values

A great way to a new standard.

Gold in small units, also one gram at time

Products for your Wellness and Leisure

Important: For all products chose at the top of the page the  language (English or German) and currency!

 click HERE to reach all products

TATWellness deliver worldwide.

In Your Service



Live Support