Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of death among curable infectious dise...

Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of death among curable infectious diseases in South Africa. 13 of 100 deaths are from tuberculosis. Many strains of TB are multi-drup resistant. Connect the dots…

RDFRS: Concerns grow over farm drugs used like ‘sweets’
www.richarddawkins.net
The widespread use of antibiotics on farms without medical supervision has been condemned at a meeting of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). …read more    

All men and women are born, live, suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from...

All men and women are
born, live, suffer and die;
what distinguishes us one
from another is our
dreams, whether they be
dreams about worldly or
unworldly things, and
what we do to make them
come about…We do not
choose to be born. We do
not choose our parents.
We do not choose our
historical epoch, the
country of our birth, or
the immediate
circumstances of our
upbringing…But within
this realm of
choicelessness, we do
choose how we live.” …read more    

House votes to halt federal meddling in medical marijuana - "If any political observers weren't aware that the end of the war on marijuana is nearing, they just found out."

House votes to halt federal meddling in medical marijuana

The House voted early Friday to halt federal prosecutions of medical marijuana users in states that have legalized the drug’s use with a doctor’s prescription, marking the first time a chamber of Congress has approved such a broad decriminalization. …read more    

A man and his wife vacationing at a cabin by the lake, were sitting on the porch...

A man and his wife
vacationing at a cabin by
the lake, were sitting on
the porch and
reminiscing about their
younger years. “This is
the lake where I learned
to swim when I was a
small boy,” the husband
said. “My father threw me
into the water and I had
to learn how to dog
paddle to get back to the
shore or drown. It was
sink or swim.”
“That was a cruel thing
for your father to do,”
the wife said. “How could
a loving father do such a
thing to a small child?
That must have been a
very difficult way to learn
how to swim.”
“Not really,” replied the
husband. “Learning how
to swim was the easy
part. Getting out of that
black bag first was the
hard part!”.. …read more    

A Japanese couple is in an argument over ways to experience highly erotic sex....

A Japanese couple is in an
argument over ways to
experience highly erotic sex.

Husband says: “Sukitak…”

Wife replies: Kowanini.

Husband says: Toka a anji
rodi roumi yakoo!

Wife on her knees literally
begging: Mimi nakoundinda
tinkouji!

Husband replies angrily: Na
miaou kina tim kouji!

And YOU just sit there,
reading this shit as if you
understand Japanese! …read more    

Thank You, Daniel Bissonette. That's what we'd like to know too. And these unscr...

Thank You, Daniel Bissonette. That’s what we’d like to know too. And these unscrupulous & unethical corporations swear they’re not targetting children. Puh-leeaz give us a break.

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Daniel Bissonnette is wise beyond his years. He’s quite the GMO and food expert. Catch this extremely articulate 9 year old LIVE (10am ET, 1pm PT) today on the Women’s Weekly News Google Hangout NOW. Is there something you’d like to ask Daniel? Post your questions on the google event landing page and he will answer. Daniel made an amazing speech at the March in Vancouver on Saturday. Daniel, you are a true inspiration. Keep up the great work! xoxo

Live interview (10am ET, 1pm PT) & link to March speech: http://blog.seattlepi.com/videoblogging/2014/05/29/daniel-bissonnette/

#DanielBissonnette #GMO #Vancouver #labelgmos #needtoknowgmo #freedom2chooz #Kelloggs #BoycottKelloggs #WomensWeeklyGMONews #GMOFreeCanada #GMOFreeUSA — with Lahnie Jean Moyle-Neu. …read more    

Ok, so we counted. Either Woolies is ID'ing GMOs more accurately, or GM Ingredie...

Ok, so we counted. Either Woolies is ID’ing GMOs more accurately, or GM Ingredients are being added to more products:
2014 GMO Products: 232
2013 GMO Products: 140
https://www.facebook.com/notes/no-gmo-south-africa/woolworths-gmo-list/674730665875357

WOOLWORTHS GMO LIST 2014

WOOLWORTHS GMO LIST Feb 2014 Update By Jason Ebersey: Products that *May Contain GMOs* or are derived from GMO crops or livestock: 1.100 KG CHICKEN KEBABS 10 BBQ KEBABS, 6009101073856 100 G CH …read more    

Reply by a friend of ours, who is also in our notes under gm-free seed suppliers...

Reply by a friend of ours, who is also in our notes under gm-free seed suppliers, Willem Visser, on January 26, 2014 at 9:58
Hi ya all,
My first post on your site. I’ve been working in the agricultural sector for +30yrs. It’s all about money, nothing to do with food. Fact is, they even call it commodities, not food! I call it “hollow food”. In an earlier post I readthat Monsanto only had an earning of 12% profit, yeah right, how many companies did they buy out during that year? how many mil $$$ did they fork out to compensations? What stuns me is the fact that their profit margin is low and yet investors keep on investing? Am I the only to see this flaw in logic? Did they disclose how many of the lawmakers, senators, congressmen, researchers received fund to keep them in business? The ones that shuttle in jobs between Monsanto and the US gov.
Another point to ponder, why is that Monsanto research is always accurate and trustworthy, and all the other scientists, even the highly qualified, are not. The “others” work is always flawed, inaccurate, dubious, unqualified…….is it not fantastic that there is ONE company(DDT, rBst, 2.4D, CFC, Alachlor, Aspartame etc) whom we can trust with our food?? BUT!! They can not claim all the glory for themselves as there are BASF, Syngenta, DuPont, Bayer, DOW, all driven to ensure your health and safety when it comes to food. Also don’t forget the fertilizer companies, because that is where it all started(go figure this one – I would love to see with what grace and awe these companies will be treated by some readers)
Now for some fun, I own a small NON GMO seed company, and don’t I just love to walk in the fields, comparing my product to the GM traits, to see a farmers face when he realises that his very expensive Bt containing crop has more damage than the conventional type. When he sprays the all fantastic RoudUp or generic, just to see how weeds have built up resistance, or that he had to come in with another double dose, and then have a reduced yield because of herbicide damage.How the conventional farmer harvests more than double to the farmer next door who uses all the goodies available from the Chemical tech companies. I refuse to call them bio tech, because they haven’t the faintest idea on bio diversity, Sustainability is a word they picked up somewhere but haven’t a clue to its meaning.
This season. DuPont’s seed business – Pioneer, have ruled that if any of their Bt containing products get infested with more than 5% of stalkborer, they will pay for the chemicals to be used. Now is that NOT the way it was supposed to be? Were we not supposed to use no more chemicals? Monsanto I didn’t even mention, as they have been at this practise for years. BUT, true to their nature, they always have an explanation for why the traits didn’t work. And normally it is the farmer who is at fault. And to answer your question, YES, they have been supplying thousands of litres of insecticides to disgruntled farmers this season alone.
Fact, a GM trait can not increase yield, only conventional breeding can. The latest scam from the big two, DROUGHT TOLERANCE!! And I say BS!! The truth, they buy out small companies who work at breeding for drought tolerance, slap Bt or RR on to it, and then call it a GM drought tolerant maize. Its all in the words, like, 100% pure juice, chicken-fortified with water??!! Bread fortified with Selenium, go see the toxicity of selenium to humans. Or like the Woolies bread which contains NO GM, so what about the soya they use in the bread? To mothers I would like to pose a question, would you spread waste from the sewage works on your lawn where your child plays, or is it okay if farmers use it as manure to grow their crops with, which you in turn will feed to your child?
It has become time that consumers stop ass-u-me-ing and start asking questions.
W Visser

Genetic modification
gautengsmallholder.ning.com
Can somebody please explain, in words of one syllable, what all the fuss is about genetic modification? When I was at school I recall being taught about a blok… …read more    

Lusaka's Chibolya township once again bears the brunt of the full force of the a...

Lusaka’s Chibolya township once again bears the brunt of the full force of the authorities. The was on drugs is alive and well in Zambia it would seem.
This article is written in a curiously entertaining English. Almost genteel.

Chibolya drugs den smashed
daily-mail.co.zm
…you guys must be crazy, drunk suspect tells police By STEVEN MVULA A PLATOON of security personnel has raided the notorious Chibolya Township to crus… …read more    

Mike Fata figures hemp could be the perfect food -- if only people would stop sn...

Mike Fata figures hemp could be the perfect food — if only people would stop snickering.
Fata, the 37-year-old co-founder of Manitoba Harvest, has worked for the past decade on transforming the sober cousin of marijuana from the butt of jokes in…

What do you think?

Hemp Prepares for Prime Time as Weed’s Sober Cousin
www.bloomberg.com
Mike Fata figures hemp could be the perfect food — if only people would stop snickering. …read more    

Action of the Day! Please Sign & Share these Petitions. Thank You!

Action of the Day! Please Sign & Share these Petitions. Thank You!

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RSA New issue MONSANTO WANT TO RELEASE GM MAIZE IN SA, please sign the petition against this:
SIGN & SHARE PETITION:
1: Causes.com recycled signatures. http://bit.ly/1hQzAYv
2: Avaaz = petition per issue. http://bit.ly/1i5k6zm
Application by Monsanto x4 Maize product trials (Lowvelder 13 May 2014 pic: http://on.fb.me/1k4V1tb)

#GMOBan #bangmos #gmo #gmofoods #labelfood #nogmo #marchagainstmonsanto #monsanto #marchMay24 #sanews …read more    

Big news. The US congress has voted in favour of stopping DEA raids on MMJ opera...

Big news. The US congress has voted in favour of stopping DEA raids on MMJ operations. NOW, how about rescheduling the plant for all the people who aren’t sick

House Blocks DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana
www.huffingtonpost.com
WASHINGTON — Reflecting growing national acceptance of cannabis, a bipartisan coalition of House members voted early Friday to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to go after medical marijuana operations that are legal unde… …read more    

A couple is celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in a lovely restaurant. T...

A couple is celebrating
their 50th wedding
anniversary in a lovely
restaurant. They were
talking about how happy
their marriage has been
and still is.
The husband says, “We
have been married for so
long, 50 wonderful years,
but there is something I
have been meaning to ask
you.”
“Yes, dear, anything you
want,” replies the wife.
“Have you always been
faithful? Come on, you
can tell me; we have been
married for so long
nothing can change that.”
Shocked as she was she
figured she owed him the
truth.
“I have been unfaithful
three times,” she says.
“Remember when you
were going to lose the
business and you
desperately needed a
loan, but none of the
banks you went to gave
you one. And then, on
the weekend, one of the
bank managers came to
the house and gave it to
you. Well that was the
first time.”
“I am shocked, but also I
love you dearly because
you sacrificed yourself to
save me from bankruptcy.
What about the 2nd
time?” he asks.
“The second time was
when you had the heart
attack and needed that
special surgery.
Remember the heart
specialist flew in from
Chicago?” she said.
“Again I am shocked but I
love you even more
because you did it for
me. You are truly a
magnificent woman. Tell
me the third time.”
“Well, remember when
you were running for
mayor and you were 47
votes short….”

Ouch!!! …read more    

Two guys who worked together were both laid off, so off they go to the unemploym...

Two guys who worked
together were both laid
off, so off they go to the
unemployment office.
Asked his occupation, the
first guy says, “Panty
stitcher. I sew the elastic
onto cotton panties.”
The clerk looked up panty
stitcher. Finding it classed
as unskilled labor, she
gives him $300, a week’s
unemployment pay.
The second guy was asked
his occupation.
“Diesel fitter,” he replies.
Since diesel fitter is a
skilled job the clerk gives
the second guy $600 a
week.
When the first guy finds
out he’s furious. He
storms back in to find out
why his friend and co-
worker is collecting
double his pay. The clerk
explains: “Panty stitchers
are unskilled and diesel
fitters are skilled labor.”
“What skill?” yells the
panty stitcher. “I sew the
elastic on and he pulls on
it and says, ‘Yep, diesel
fitter.’ ” …read more    

Nutritious & delicious...and Non-GMO, of course.

Nutritious & delicious…and Non-GMO, of course.

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earthshine

Stock up on our delicious healthy snacks for the weekend… NO Artificial Additives. NO GMO’s, Wheat, Gluten or Dairy! Available at Wellness Warehouse, Superfoods Shop & other good health shops around SA! …read more    

Do you like Free Stuff!? I know I do and if you go to and like this page and fo...

Do you like Free Stuff!? I know I do and if you go to and like this page and follow the directions there, you could have a Free high-end portable vape!

DaVinci Vaporizer

www.davincivaporizer.com DaVinci manufactures and retails advanced vaporizer products and accessories. We pride ourselves in creating intelligent products with features and designs that stand out in the market. …read more    

Interesting poll figures coming out of Bermuda for and against legalisation. We...

Interesting poll figures coming out of Bermuda for and against legalisation. We imagine they aren’t far off what South Africans would poll.
What’s your take?

Survey: Voters differ over reforms to cannabis laws – Bermuda Sun
bermudasun.bm
Press Release by Profiles of Bermuda With cannabis reform very much topical, voters were asked about their preference for reform from a given number of stateme …read more    

Mississippi: Home of the FBI's dagga patch. Check the vault they keep their stas...

Mississippi: Home of the FBI’s dagga patch. Check the vault they keep their stash in. Talk about paranoia…….

Mississippi, home to federal government’s official stash of marijuana
www.latimes.com
Walk along the narrow, brightly lit beige hallway, along the washed-out linoleum floor, around the corner to the imposing steel vault. As a scientist swings open the door, a familiar, overpowering scent wafts out. …read more    

A Global Investigation into Child Labour, Slavery & Human Trafficking in the coc...

A Global Investigation into Child Labour, Slavery & Human Trafficking in the cocoa industry.

#Cocoa #Slavery

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Watch “Slavery: A Global Investigation” for free. Learn about the NON-organic cocoa trade and how children in Africa are being exploited. http://freedocumentaries.org/int.php?filmID=192 … …read more    

Drug testing in the workplace is a gross violation of your Human Rights. Trouble...

Drug testing in the workplace is a gross violation of your Human Rights. Trouble is, most people consent to testing because they’re keen to get the job on offer.
We get messages all the time from South Africans who are being threatened with testing or have been dismissed for having THC in their urine.
We’re almost powerless to help because people sign their contracts knowing there is a test clause.

Are We Addicted to Drug Testing?
www.thedailybeast.com
FBI Director James Comey may have gotten into hot water for publicly questioning the practice, but Fourth Amendment advocates have been fighting workplace testing for years. …read more    

Sad Day for Organic Farmers - the Steve Marsh case in Australia was dismissed. L...

Sad Day for Organic Farmers – the Steve Marsh case in Australia was dismissed. Let’s hope he appeals. This is a clear case of genetic pollution, & if justice is not served in courts of law, People may take matters into their own hands.

GM FARMER’S WIN IS A LOSS FOR ALL ORGANIC AND NON GM FARMERS | Safe Food Foundation & Institute
safefoodfoundation.org
Wednesday May 28 2014 GM FARMER’S WIN IS A LOSS FOR ALL ORGANIC AND NON GM FARMERS The future of organic and non GM food in Australia is …read more    

Way to GO, Zim! This is one thing you got right! #Zimbabwe #Africa #Sustainable...

Way to GO, Zim! This is one thing you got right!

#Zimbabwe #Africa #SustainableAgriculture #GMO #NeedToKnowGMO #BANGMOs #GMOFreeZimbabwe

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Zimbabwe will maintain a ban on GM crops and foods and announces that the government is working on initiatives to increase productivity in the country without resorting to GMOs. Zimbabwe is facing increasing pressure to allow GMOs into the country. Heck no, Monsanto. Africa doesn’t need your GMOs.

READ: http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=1041711

#Zimbabwe #Africa #SustainableAgriculture #GMO #NeedToKnowGMO #BANGMOs #GMOFreeZimbabwe #GMOFreeCanada #GMOFreeUSA …read more    

One Direction fans burned their tickets and probably drank themselves to death a...

One Direction fans burned their tickets and probably drank themselves to death after they found out some of the band members smoke dagga.

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Fans are reportedly burning their 1D tickets after a video was leaked showing members Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik joking about drug use while allegedly smoking a joint. Would you burn your ticket too? …read more