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Guest Blog: My fight against GMOs-The Agtivists documentary

September 17th, 2012

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 and the bio-tech industries that have monopolized our food supply.

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. It will reveal groundbreaking new research, helping us to understand how GMOs, crops that have had their DNA altered in a laboratory by the addition of genes from other plants, animals, or bacteria, have an impact on every single human being on the planet. You probably aren’t aware that 70 percent of ingredients in our supermarkets contain genetically modified organisms – 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.

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. What evidence we do have is not reassuring – take GMO corn, for example. Genetically modified Bt corn, which contain an EPA registered pesticide, is engineered so that when corn worms bite into the ear of corn, their stomachs 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 recently been found in the blood of 93% of pregnant women tested, as well as 80% of their unborn babies. Other GMOs such as 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, and 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 our 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 give everyone an opportunity to become conscious consumers. 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! Please help by spreading the word with your friends, family, and professional networks. We are all in this together, and what we need right now is each other.

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

You can learn more about the film at our Facebook and Twitter pages: www.facebook.com/agtivists and www.twitter.com/agtivists

Sincerely,

Zofia Hausman, Director, The Agtivists

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Cucumber Slices with Dill

March 22nd, 2010

4 large cucumbers, sliced
1 tablespoon dried dill
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, dill and onion. In a separate bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, water and salt, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers. Cover then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

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