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AGelbert

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Re: Resisting Brainwashing Propaganda
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2015, 05:41:52 pm »
   
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We can feed the world without the kind of farming that depends on managing weeds with toxic chemicals, and we don'ít need costly chemical fertilizers that slowly destroy soilís ability to grow crops while exacerbating climate change.

Yes Agelbert as this article certainly appears to explain.

Hate to admit I to was conned by the piggies and their chemicals. How the hell can we possibly feed seven billion people I mused to myself, without modern technology. What a fool to be conned by those bastards, their poisoning  everybody and destroying the land as well.

I bought some corn on the cob for a summertime treat last week, it isn't even corn anymore, but dried out white and dull yellow kernels.

When I remember the big robust bright yellow kernels, bursting with wholesome nutrition and flavor in my youth I could just cry.

Fresh Native corn it was labeled and that's what it was, this stuff today even looks artificial.  :-\



I hear ya. I have, as you know  ;D, done a lot of research on corn in general (and GMO corn in particular) in my EROEI study of ethanol from various plant products. Corn sucks as an ethanol source. Sugar cane is 8 times more efficient, but duckweed is the best. But that's another subject.

We have a HUGE problem with our corn that most people are unaware of. You have noticed the deterioration in quality and taste. In order to get decent sweet corn, you have to look high and low. The heirloom varieties that Native American tribes here and there grow are your best option for full flavored corn. 

You may be interested to know that the miniature corn used in Asian dishes (I love it even though it has been over 20 years since I last ate some!) is actually sweet corn picked early. They have a saying among corn growers (knee high by the 4th of July) for proper corn crop growth. Well, those who want to grow their own miniature corn need to know this so they can harvest (twice) the tiny sweet corn and then eat them fresh, pickle them or freeze them.

If you like that tiny sweet corn (the common yellow corn we are accustomed to BUT you can do this with heirloom colored corn too!), bear in mind that the miniature corn imported from outside the USA is NOT organic. It might not be GMO, but the fields are pesticide laden and chemically fertilized. 

Corn is a grass. The fact is that every lawn in America COULD be used to grow it. But, of course, that's too logical, makes too much CFS and then what would the lawn fertilizer, pesticide and power lawn mower fossil fue loving dealers do to make money? 

As a student of our economy, you will probably ask yourself why miniature corn is not a big product in the USA. After all, many people love it and it is the same sweet corn that gets big and is grown all over corn country in the USA. 

The answer is, you guessed it, miniature corn must be hand harvested. Our Big Ag GOONS hate to pay humans to do anything and prefer trashing the planet with GMO corn, fossil fuel based fertilizers and massive gas guzzling planting and harvesting machinery.  As your article pointed out, we don't need to do that. We NEVER needed to do that.

Another thing that all of us need to be concerned with, GO, is yellow dent corn (field corn). It's a type of corn that is not edible. Yet, more of THAT crap is grown than any other kind of corn in the USA! But, you guessed it, we AND OUR CHILDREN are being fed it in various sneaky ways.  :P

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Yellow dent or field corn is also made into cornmeal, corn flakes, hominy, grits, corn starch, corn sugar, corn syrup, corn oil, corn-oil meal, gluten feed and meal, whiskey and alcohol. You can be fairly certain you are consuming GMO when consuming any of the above, unless you seek out organic options.[/size]

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Nearly ninety percent of the field corn planted in the U.S. is genetically modified, in contrast to sweet corn, of which about 4 percent was genetically modified in 2011.

(4) Although Syngentaís Bt 'Attribute' seed has been on the market for over 10 years, it is not widely used, as it is only sold to commercial growers who sign a stewardship agreement and also plant a minimum of 20 acres. But in 2012 another company came into the sweet corn market, Monsanto. Monsanto introduced its first GM sweet corn seed called 'Performance' with three GM traits; Roundup Ready herbicide tolerant and two insect resistant traits (corn-borer and rootworm).

(5) It was rumored Monsanto was ready to produce enough seed to cover 250,000 acres with its GM sweet corn in 2012 but the company has not divulged how much it has sold or how much was planted.   
(6) The 2013 figures are also not available. Wal-Mart has agreed to sell Monsanto's corn, but Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and General Mills have pledged not to sell or use it. Be sure to ask your local farmer what corn he has planted.

http://www.inspirationgreen.com/dent-corn-and-sweet-corn.html

I don't need to ask my local farmer what corn he has planted. Despite Vermont's good move to get food products labeled, the non-organic farmers here are growing more and more GMO corn. Unfortunately, Vermont is now GMO corn country.   

If you are interested, I will post my miniature corn research. I have lots of cool corny  ;D  pictures with it.   
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

 

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