Get Inspired in the Fight Against Monsanto with The Agtivists

We’re reposting this message from Zofia Hausman, director of the Agtivists. Zofia has the blessing of OSGATA (the Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association). We hope you’ll spread the word about this film!

Watch the trailer on the indiegogo site!

My fight against GMOs

My name is Zofia Hausman and I am a British film maker and human rights activist. I am in the process of producing a documentary that will take a critical look at the prevalence of genetically modified organisms in our food supply and the bio-tech industries that have monopolized and patented mother nature.

The film will delve into the work of The Agtivists, four American pioneers who have put their lives and reputations on the line to challenge the corporate control of our food supply. Groundbreaking new research will be revealed, helping us to understand GMOs and how their effects have an impact on every single human being on the planet.

Did you know that 70 percent of ingredients in our supermarkets contain genetically modified organisms, crops that have had their DNA altered in a laboratory by the addition of genes from other plants, animals, or bacteria? This type of genetic modification is experimental and largely untested, and over 80 percent of the transmuted crops are being designed to withstand direct application of herbicides and pesticides – chemicals that end up on your plate. Many countries have banned or severely restricted the production of GMOs, but here in the United States, the companies producing our food don’t even have to mention them on the label.

Why should this be a matter for concern?

GMO Bt corn, an EPA registered pesticide, is engineered so that when corn worms bite into the ear of corn, their stomaches explode. These Bt pesticide toxins have been linked to cell membrane death and leaky gut, as well as kidney cell damage in humans. They have been recently found in the blood of 93% of pregnant women tested, as well as 80% of their unborn babies. Other GMOs such as GMO sugar, canola and soy have also been genetically engineered to tolerate high levels of a chemical called glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp. This chemical is being linked to birth defects, inflammatory bowel disease, certain cancers, organ damage as well as environmental problems.

We have a right to know what we are putting into our bodies but right now we are ingesting these toxins without consent and involuntarily participating in what some scientists believe to be the greatest human experiment in the history of mankind!

My goal is to finish this film as soon as possible, so we can release this information to the world and afford the mainstream an opportunity to become conscious of the issue and reclaim control over their health and food supply. In this war on GMOs, information is power. I invite you to join me on this journey and become a sponsor of The Agtivists and an integral part of the larger solution. We can no longer rely on our governments to stand up against corporate agendas; it is we, the people, who must take action to ensure a just and cooperative world. It is up to us to bring an end to this human experiment and reclaim our food supply!

Watch the trailer and donate to the film here: www.indiegogo.com/agtivistsmovie

Please help to spread the word with your friends, family, and professional networks. We are all in this together, and what we need right now is each other.

Upcoming Event: Sustainable Ag Conference in Greenville, SC

From our friends at the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association:

The 27th Annual Sustainable Ag Conference
Oct. 26-28, 2012 in Greenville, SC
http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac/

C’mon out to beautiful Greenville, SC for top-notch speakers, hands-on intensives and tours, great networking opportunities, and, of course, our famous local, organic meals!

This year’s conference features:

  • Over 50 cutting-edge, skill-building workshops on growing organically, pastured livestock, soils, permaculture, food, policy and more! Plus, full tracks devoted to beginning farmers, helping your farm business thrive, and a very cool ‘You Make It – Outdoors and Hands-on’ track!
  • Outstanding pre-conference intensives from the experts in organic certification, organic production, orchard health, food safety, mushrooms, bees, permaculture and more!
  • Not-to-be-missed pre-conference bus tours to some of the most beautiful and successful sustainable farms and gardens in the Upstate!
  • The legendary Local Foods Feast on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 PM! Be inspired by keynote, Debra Eschmeyer, co-founder of Food Corps.  This magical meal made with only the best in-season, sustainably grown ingredients supplied by local farms is sure to sell out!
  • PLUS – Networking, Seed Exchange and Exhibit Hall, CFSA’s Annual Sustainable Ag. Awards and Amazing Local Food!

Don’t miss out on the food and farming event of the year! Register now!
http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac-register/

 For a complete list of conference offerings and to register for the conference, pre-conference offerings, or the Local Foods Feast and Keynote, please visit: http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac/

The Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA – Next Weekend!

Join us this coming weekend for the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, September 22-23, 2012. Visit us at the Old Timey Seed Swap and bring seeds to share or just come learn with expert seed savers.

Volunteer and get free admission. Tickets at motherearthnews.com.