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nomandates

Thorough and interesting post. Thank you.

humphrey

I was wondering about sweet corn. I was surfing the web to find if Peaches and Cream corn was GMO. It has taken over the market in my neck of the woods. I don’t like it. I long for the days when a sweet corn like Seneca Chief was readily available

While surfing I came across this site and it seemed informative.

Say NO to GMO

SparkyGump

Unless you buy certified organic, you can pretty much your corn was slathered in glysophate for it’s whole life cycle.

humphrey

What a depressing thought.

Of course I had to look up glysophate so here is an easy link for those who did not know what it was.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyphosate

SparkyGump

Yea, I should of said Roundup week killer to be more clear. The more you read into what’s in your food, the more scary it gets. For instance, workers in commercial strawberry fields have to wear hazmat suits because of the concentration of chemicals being used. The author of “Food, Inc.” tried to take pictures but was prevented by security. The MSM regularly runs a boiler plate story on how organics are not more nutritious, but they always neglect to tell you what’s NOT in organics.

SparkyGump

It seems to be the new standard operating procedure amongst democrat presidential candidates to say anything to get elected then do the opposite. Obama campaigned hard, hitting Hillary early and often on NAFTA and now he pushes the TPP. This trade agreement is NAFTA on steroids. We American taxpayers would be at the mercy of an unelected corporate tribunal! How could you, Barack? This is the “Hope” and “Change” you were selling? I can only hope the republicants fight you on this as much as they have resisted your Supreme Court nominee.

ypochris

Not likely; the TPP is a Republican’s dream.

SparkyGump

Ironically, the Tea Baggers are calling the TPP “Obamatrade” and fighting it tooth and nail. They might be our only hope.

ypochris

But do our Congresspeople actually care what the people want?

(With a very few exceptions, of course.)

SparkyGump

Sadly true

polarbear4

Thank you so much. Well-written–you obviously know your stuff.

I am very much in agreement, but am fearful that the fight for TPP may also be just about over, with the lame-duck session almost upon us. i don’t want to discourage anyone from taking action, though. It feels like I’ve been “taking action” on the TPP forever, though, even personal phone calls, and yet Wyden still voted for fast track. DeFazio, however will likely vote against, when it comes up in the house.

@magsview was saying that they are now playing the “but we can’t let China take the lead!” fear card now. Ugh.

NVPainter

Thank you, Anthony, for this article. As you point out — among other things — strong economies come from the ground up. Yet The Powers That Be will not let that happen — and work against it.

An aside: I long coveted a particular design of easel that was out of the range of my budget. It was made in North Carolina, a wonderful easel — there’s nothing like it on the market today. I finally got mine — one of the last ones, bought on eBay from the factory’s owner, after the company shut down in the early 2000s. Too much competition from less-expensively made imports….

NVPainter

I appreciate your website, too. To our friends and colleagues here, if you haven’t seen it yet, do check it out! It’s at: http://www.bottomupeconomy.org/

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