Are you nervous to travel right now? Do you live in a big city and feel wary about walking down the street? Do you feel anger, sadness, hate, disgust, or defeat? We have been so focused on the recent violent attacks happening through Europe and the Middle East that we have forgotten that we hold power too. You and I have just as much power as anybody else. Yes, maybe they have weapons and financial backing, but they don't know how to trust their heart. And I think you do. I know it, actually.
Sir Richard Branson makes a good point in regards to Republican Governors who refuse to let Syrian refugees into the U.S., "These positions fuel a paranoia that tends to be more interested in confirming existing biases than the truth."
These recent mass murders and bombings are incredibly saddening, however it's not going to keep me from living my life. I don't wish death on anyone, not even a terrorist. In fact, I pray for them. Mercenaries don't know how to listen to their own hearts. They haven't heard what their hearts are saying. The same goes for the powerful leaders in government, including the FDA. Money-hungry corporations are much more frightening to me than a terrorist attack, because these corporations impact me directly. They are really fucking scary.
I believe many people in government are fighting against the general population. Big businesses like conventional farming and dairy and Monsanto are gaining power over our food industry. These are the real terrorists, killing us slowly through our food system, contributing to devastating diseases like Alzheimer's and cancer rather than violent mass murders.
For those of you who aren't familiar with GMOs, let me give you a quick intro:
"GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. Despite biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit.
Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights." -the non-GMO project
The New York Times just released this article explaining how genetically modified salmon (GMOs) is recently "approved for consumption." What the fuck does that even mean? Yes, maybe it is edible. But so are Crocs™, and you don't see people eating those every day? Do you want to eat something created in a lab, when nature designed it to be perfectly nutritious and healing on it's own? When people and animals have been consuming whole foods like salmon for thousands of years, fully sustaining populations?
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Does it make any difference? We won't know if we don't try.