Oranic Bytes E-newsletter #793B: Assist Natural Integrity in Regenerative Agriculture!

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E-newsletter #793B: Assist Natural Integrity in Regenerative Ag!
Edited by Ronnie Cummins


“Not a Penny Extra for Ukraine”

OCA attended Rage Against the War and the Deep State protest on Sunday in Washington, D.C., the place a number of thousand activists, impressed by a powerful roster of audio system with rising various media and fashionable assist, Jimmy Dore, Dennis Kucinich, Kim Iversen, Ron Paul, Tulsi Gabbard, and others took the primary tentative steps towards constructing a brand new nationwide anti-war motion. 

Underneath the banner, “Not a Penny Extra for Ukraine,” the rally put forth the decision for a brand new alliance between political independents, anti-war libertarians (“Clear up America’s Home Crises First” reasonably than constructing a worldwide Empire) and real anti-war, anti-imperialist radical populists. 

Following up on the DC protest, OCA will likely be becoming a member of the brand new anti-war coalition and touring to Austin, Texas in April for a nationwide gathering of the Motion for a Folks’s Occasion, the place we consider a brand new politically unbiased populist coalition has the potential to develop essential mass, not solely round an anti-war platform, however, within the long-term, forge alliances round civil liberties, rural financial improvement, meals, farming, environmental, and pure well being points. Extra particulars forthcoming.

In this 20-minute video (considered by 230,000 individuals) anti-Ukraine Conflict march organizer and Folks’s Occasion founder Nick Brana talks with Redacted podcaster Clayton Morris (1.72 million subscribers) concerning the present existential/nuclear disaster posed by the US/NATO proxy battle in Ukraine and the potential for uniting a essential mass of People to push for ending the battle, abolishing the CIA and the Deep State, and slashing army spending. 

Watch the video

Watch Dennis Kucinich’s powerful speech at the rally

Watch Kim Iversen’s interview with longtime leftist journalist Chris Hedges on the necessity for a brand new anti-war Motion right here (Chris Hedges was horrible on COVID, however he appears proper on monitor on the necessity to finish the battle)

Watch Kim Iversen’s interview with former Congressman and libertarian chief Senator Ron Paul (father of present Republican Senator Rand Paul) right here


People Need Meals Subsidies for Folks, Not GMO Feed for Manufacturing facility Farms

Saul Elbein reviews: 

“A brand new survey has discovered that 78 % of People need federal farm funding to prioritize meals for individuals over feed for livestock.

The Johns Hopkins Middle for a Livable Future and the farm advocacy group Farm Motion printed the bipartisan survey of 1000 individuals on Thursday.

It represented the primary time these teams requested explicitly about American crop subsidies — a type of federal support overwhelmingly spent on rising crops to feed beef and dairy cattle, chickens and pigs.”

The survey is a part of a broader marketing campaign that seeks a normal reversal in American meals coverage — with these subsidies being certainly one of its most contentious points.

It’s a part of Farm Motion’s…Food Not Feed Summit in Washington D.C.,…which seeks to rally change round a proposal to make as a lot federal assist out there for vegatables and fruits as for feed grains.

“America is absolutely in a disaster on the subject of meals and agriculture,” Farm Motion President Joe Maxwell informed The Hill.

Farm Motion believes these subsidy packages assist an unsustainable and unhealthy American weight loss plan and meals system.”

Be taught extra: People Need Farm Subsidies To Go to Human Meals, Not Animal Feed: Survey


The Collapse and Rebirth of the Peace Motion

Sam Husseini writes: 

“The institution has a complete set of instruments it has employed to forestall the left and proper from uniting in opposition to battle and different institution machinations.

In 2016, Trump’s stance in opposition to Muslim immigrants was a galvanizing power to push individuals into their partisan bins. However assume it by way of. The US authorities fueling the Syria battle by funding proxies is basically what turned proud individuals into determined refugees. And the left and proper within the US had been largely against that. However they ended up preventing a couple of results of a coverage they each opposed. The left and proper agreed on the foundation of the issue however ended up battling over the symptom.

The foundation downside was perpetual battle, delivered to you by the Democratic and Republican Events…

There’s an anti-establishment heart. Being pro-peace is on the core of that. However it’s hardly restricted to that.

Conflict wants individuals to be in worry. So, sure to civil liberties — because the left and proper have come collectively to oppose the surveillance state. However left-right cooperation extends past even this: Opposition to pandemic pronouncements. Cease company corruption and Wall Road destroying Foremost Road and different weakening of the citizenry. Cease the monopolistic energy of Huge Tech and Huge Media and their collusion with Huge Authorities, manipulations of public opinion, criminal justice reform, drug battle, schooling and far else.

A working class particular person with liberal sympathies has extra in frequent with a working class particular person with conservative sympathies than both have with institution elites.” 

Learn extra: Collapse of the Peace Motion, Half II: Left-Proper Cooperation


The Natural Sector Should Reply to the Public Need for Regeneration

Paul Holmbeck, IFOAM Organics Worldwide chief in Denmark, writes

“‘Regenerative’ has momentum. New partnerships, organizations, finance instruments and certifications pop up every day. These of us who’ve been working to advertise regenerative natural practices for many years—together with the natural pioneers at Rodale Institute who coined the time period ‘regenerative agriculture’ within the 80s—can rejoice. All newcomers specializing in soil regeneration, biodiversity and local weather: Welcome!

However let’s distinguish between critical regenerative actors, like farmer allies working for practices and insurance policies much like these we work for in IFOAM… and people like Syngenta, the place the ill-defined ‘Regen Ag’ permits Syngenta to re-brand itself as a ‘regenerative’ champion whereas persevering with with pesticides as its core enterprise.

Regenerative momentum is partly defined by this enticing, simply exploited ambiguity. Claiming regenerative targets and practices additionally helps delay the extra formidable political steps wanted to deal with crises in meals safety, local weather and lack of biodiversity. Regeneration additionally simply feels proper. The craftsmanship appeals to farmers. And Hollywood has made soil attractive. Respect. Allow us to be impressed by the soil and panorama aesthetic in regen PR. We have to talk with extra coronary heart about what we struggle FOR in organics!

We should additionally name out greenwashing. And the repeated false claims of regen being ‘past natural.’ It’s not. These claims are all the time primarily based on comparisons between regenerative ASPIRATIONS (most targets) and natural ensures (minimal requirements). All regenerative aspirations are already firmly embedded within the worldwide natural rules in IFOAM. After all, our distinctive international infrastructure of requirements and certification provides shoppers an actual assure, not out there from ‘regenerative.’ Regardless of this, the regenerative concept is competing for the ‘sustainable various’ house amongst meals firms, retailers, philanthropists and coverage makers. There’s actual danger that main company, NGO and philanthropic pursuits set a horny however diffuse ‘regenerative’ agenda drawing coverage, farmers, funding streams and market focus away from the true meals techniques change that organics and agroecology symbolize.

To recapture momentum Regenerative Organic Certification was launched within the U.S., constructing extra social, local weather and animal welfare steps on USDA natural requirements. Firms like Tradin Organic are already promoting licensed regenerative natural merchandise…” 

Learn extra: The Natural Sector Should Reply to Regenerative Momentum


No Authorized Foundation for US to Dispute Mexico’s GMO Corn Ban

Timothy Sensible and Sharon Anglin Deal with report: 

“A high-level delegation from the Mexican authorities visited Washington in January to debate a sequence of bilateral commerce points, certainly one of them being U.S. authorities and biotech business claims that Mexico’s intention to limit imports of genetically modified corn in 2024 violates the brand new Agricultural Biotechnology provisions within the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that changed NAFTA in 2020. Three years in the past, the Mexican authorities introduced its intention to section out using the herbicide glyphosate and the importation of GM corn, citing each public well being and environmental causes.

U.S. and Mexican agribusiness pursuits responded with a requirement that the U.S. authorities threaten Mexico with a USMCA commerce dispute, arguing that the brand new USMCA provisions assure their rights to export GM corn to Mexico. Mexico is the most important export marketplace for U.S. corn, practically all of which is genetically modified. The Mexican authorities has proven a willingness to barter the 2024 deadline, delaying the prohibition on GM feed corn imports, which represent the overwhelming majority of US exports to Mexico. Trade representatives proceed to demand commerce motion from the U.S. authorities.

However does the Mexican motion truly violate the Agricultural Biotechnology provisions of the USMCA? Senior commerce lawyer on the Institute for Agriculture and Commerce Coverage (IATP) Sharon Anglin Deal with did an in depth textual analysis of the settlement earlier this 12 months and concluded that Mexico is just not obligated to simply accept GM corn exports from the USA if it has authentic considerations about public well being or the surroundings…” 

Be taught extra: No Foundation for U.S. To Dispute Mexico’s GM Corn Import Ban 


Probiotics for Mothers & Infants: Well being or Hype?

Longtime OCA ally and famend pediatrician Dr. Michelle Perro writes: 

“For the reason that introduction of the time period probiotics in 1965… the plethora of knowledge and merchandise out there will be overwhelming. Moreover, as new research lend additional data relating to the microbiome and its operate as an organ, learn how to greatest assist our mutual cohabitants particularly for infants will be daunting. 

A fast assessment – the intestine microbiome supplies a broad vary of features together with the next:

  • The digestion of particles from meals into dietary merchandise,
  • Cleansing of xenobiotics,
  • Assist of intestinal cell lining integrity,
  • And immune system modulation. 

Over the previous decade, our information of microbial operate has change into extra fine-tuned.  There’s now a better understanding of the intestine microbiome in relation to numerous scientific situations equivalent to being pregnant. The varied situations that may happen throughout being pregnant equivalent to metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and intestinal permeability can shift the maternal inflammatory state, which might negatively have an effect on the fetus…” 

Be taught extra: Probiotics for Mothers and Infants: Well being or Hype?


‘Are My Youngsters Secure?’: Norfolk Southern Skips City Corridor as Residents Demand Solutions on Well being Impacts of Poisonous Catastrophe

Jake Johnson reviews: 

Anxious and offended residents of East Palestine, Ohio, gathered for a city corridor Wednesday night time hoping to get solutions concerning the potential well being impacts of a large practice derailment and chemical spill that put their small village within the nationwide highlight.

However those that wished to listen to instantly from the corporate on the heart of the poisonous catastrophe — Norfolk Southern — pulled out of the occasion hours earlier than it started, expressing considerations about ‘the rising bodily menace to our staff and members of the neighborhood… stemming from the growing chance of the participation of outdoor events.’

Information that firm officers can be a no-show infuriated East Palestine residents who’re frightened concerning the health and safety of their households within the wake of the practice crash — and the next launch of hazardous chemicals such because the carcinogen vinyl chloride into the environment and waterways.”

Learn extra: ‘A Slap within the Face’: East Palestine Residents Livid as Norfolk Southern Skips City Corridor


Assist the “Natural Nice Reset”

For 25 years, the OCA has labored to advertise and broaden the natural motion and struggle in opposition to greenwashing and fraud, whereas connecting the dots between wholesome meals and farming and the opposite burning problems with our time: peace, sustainability (what we now favor to name Regeneration), pure well being, freedom, and justice. 

We’re perennial optimists, blessed with what our Finnish-American neighbors in Northern Minnesota name “sisu,” a cussed optimism within the face of adversity and overwhelming obstacles. We consider that the darkest hour that we live by way of “is simply earlier than the daybreak.” We’re on the verge of an important grassroots rising. 

Please be part of and assist us as we construct a New Nation and a brand new worldwide solidarity on the ruins of the outdated.

Please signal our petition to Ban Acquire of Perform experiments and Cease the Subsequent Pandemic Earlier than It Begins

Order your OCA “Negotiate Don’t Escalate” bumper stickers from our Minnesota workplace

Please make a donation presently, if you’re in a position. Thanks to your assist.

Make a tax-deductible donation to Natural Shoppers Affiliation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

Support Citizens Regeneration Lobby, OCA’s 501(c)(4) lobbying arm (not tax-deductible)

Donate $100 or extra and we’ll ship you a duplicate of Ronnie’s 2020 guide, Grassroots Rising, or a duplicate of Ronnie’s 2021 guide, co-authored with Dr. Mercola, The Reality About COVID-19

Click on right here for extra methods to assist our work


Different Important Studying and Movies for the Week

The Mask Mandates Did Nothing. Will Any Lessons Be Learned?

Andre Leu: Regenerative Agriculture & Soil Natural Carbon

World Authorities Summit: How the Merging of People and Know-how Will Outline the Subsequent 50 Years

Musk vs. Schwab at World Authorities Summit — Two Competing Visions for the Future

As Well being Issues Escalate After Ohio Practice Catastrophe, Advocates Wish to “Take Again Our Rail System from Grasping Profiteers”

Huge Pharma, Huge Meals, Huge Oil Driving Unfold of Lethal Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’

Congressional Decision on the Advantages of Pure Well being Dietary supplements

Are On a regular basis Chemical substances Contributing to International Weight problems?

Chasing Future Biotech Options to Local weather Change Dangers Delaying Motion within the Current—It Might Even Make Issues Worse 

Have Latest ‘Public Well being’ Measures Been Hijacked by Huge Pharma’s Voracious Urge for food for Revenue?

Lab Grown Meat Has a PR Downside

The Way forward for Wild Rice

Russell Brand on How US and NATO Blocked a Negotiated Settlement between Ukraine and Russia

Russell Brand: This is Terrifying: The WHO Draft Pandemic Treaty is a Plan for Global Domination


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