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Monsanto In The News Again.
September 26, 2016

(Late season Tomatoes.)

One last visit to the beach.

I know, I said that before.

However, the weather has now taken a down turn.

No one to go with me, so I went by myself and had a wonderful time and the water was still very swim able.

Summer flew by way to fast.

I'm just not ready for jeans and sweat shirts.

It is however, time to start fall clean up and finish with harvests (over the next few weeks).

Karen and Yolanda are doing well.

I have the usual aches and pains.

The fur kids..................

They do what fur kids do.

Unrequited love, and bring lots of smiles.

Karen is getting a new kitten next week.

It will be interesting to see how kitty and Snickers react to each other.

Akita shouldn't be an issue.

I still see an occasional hummer.

Everyday is is now a bonus day.

Another native grass I enjoy is Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans).

Native to all but the western regions of North America and another stalwart of the Prairie Grasses.

Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: September
Bloom Description: Light brown with yellow stamens
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Attracts: Birds
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil,
Shallow-Rocky Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution

Very attractive as a specimen or naturalized.

Once again Monsanto has made the news.


(Holland Beach and Lighthouse.)

It’s been more than a week since Monsanto and Bayer confirmed their intention to say “I do” to this so called marriage of two super powers in the chemical field.

Bayer has offered to buy Monsanto for 66 Billion Dollars.

You read that right my friend, 66 billion dollars.

The largest all cash deal, ever.

There has been ample time for media, lawmakers, consumer and farmer advocacy groups, and of course the 'happy couple' themselves, to weigh in on the pros and cons.

Then again, you may not have even heard of this as it seems to fly under the radar.

The two giants in the field of GMOs, pesticides and other chemicals claim it is needed to help feed an increasing population and continue to preach how there products are needed.

The chest thumping and paying off politicians to promote these deadly chemicals.

This new mega corporation would be the world's biggest seed maker and pesticide company, defying important antitrust protections and giving it unacceptable control over critical aspects of our food supply.

Now, if you don't know yet, Monsanto is the maker of Roundup (glyphosate).

Glyphosate is suggested to be a human carcinogen and is found in many food products, including mother's milk.

There is strong evidence that glyphosate and other insecticides and pesticides are the leading cause for autism as well.

(Wind Surfers on the Big Lake.)

The merger of Bayer and Monsanto should make the connection between Big Pharma, Big Biotech, and Big Food all the more apparent to consumers.

I feel, as do others, this move is being made to take pressure off the manufacturer of glyphosate, the most profitable pesticide in the world.

Bayer has already suggested it may remove names in hopes of
getting the public to forget about all of the negative reports on Roundup.

After all is Bayer the name that brought us aspirin?

One good thing, this merger has to pass some 30 legislation bodies to be approved.

While digging deeper into this story I found a few interesting subject lines about Bayer.

Bayer was part of a German pharmaceutical conglomerate pre WWII.

The mega cartel was known as 'IG Farben'

documents show, IG Farben was intimately involved with the human experimental atrocities committed by Mengele at Auschwitz.

Human experiments took place here.

Jewish populations were used as slave labor and died as human guinea pigs.

IG Farben was also the manufacturer of Zyklon B Gas, which killed millions of Jews, Gypsies and other people.

It wasn't until 1995 that an executive of Bayer finally apologized to the Jewish people for its part in the Holocaust.

A bit of history I thought might be interested in.

All of this information is on the web, you simply have to do a bit of research.

I might add this........

Overwhelming research is showing that GMO seeds DO NOT increase crops like we are to believe.

In many cases, when injected genes don't do what they are supposed to, crop production is inferior to non GMO seeds.

A side bar to this topic.

We know that glyphoste is found in our foods, fish and wild birds.

According to , The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found residues of the weed killer glyphosate in samples of U.S. honey, according to documents obtained by the consumer advocacy group U.S. Right to Know through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Some samples showed residue levels double the legally allowed limit in the European Union.

There is no legal tolerance level for glyphosate in honey in the U.S., so any amount of detectable glyphosate in honey could technically be considered illegal.

This only makes sense, considering honeybees glean nectar and pollen from from a multitude of flowering plants.

Yet, the U.S. government once again shows how little it cares on some matters.

Where does it stop my friend?

Maybe one day eyes will be opened.

Okay, enough of me going on.

Well, it is time for me to fly for now.

Before I go, here is your positive thought of the week.

God Bless.

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.”

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

A few words from the bible.

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works,
and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,

Titus 2:7

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Psalm 32:8

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed,
arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority,
lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued,

“The other is good – he is joy,
peace, love, hope, serenity,
humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy,
generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
The same fight is going on inside you –
and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute
and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Your friend indeed,

Ron Patterson

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Gardening For Wildlife.

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