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August 11, 2013 - For everyone concerned with GMO food, you must see this video. 14-year-old Rachel Parent debates the harmful practice of genetically modifying our food into Frankenfood with the bully TV host Kevin O'Leary, and mops the floor with him and demolishes his argument. Must see! Watch below, and start a conversation or leave a comment on our Justice Through Music Facebook Page.
August 5, 2013 - The heavy metal thrash band Revocation is thrashing against Fracking on their new album. At CMJ.com Zoe Camp reviews the album and says the group puts "The Man" as public enemy #1 and sings against Fracking in their new song "Fracked". In the song they growl, "Carcinogenic chemicals injected, while while monoliths are quickly erected!" It's good to hear that even the thrash bands are singing against Fracking. Check out the Revocation Facebook Page here, and let us know what you think on our JTMP Facebook Page. (photo credit: Revocation) Listen to the hard-driving song "Fracked" below thanks to Theo Shroder on YouTube, but support the group if you can, especially since they are being active for a godd cause, anti-Fracking.
May 24, 2013 - Hundreds of thousands of food activists, worried about the health effects of GMO crops and pesticides sprayed on our food, will be holding worldwide marches against Monsanto and GMO food tomorrow on Saturday, March 25, 2013. You can go HERE to find out a march near you that you can join. Marchers will be calling attention to Monsanto's very unethical practices of squeezing out the small family farms, genetically modifying our food into Frankenfood, and spraying our food with poisonous chemicals that is causing rampant diseases and probably even killing us slowly. They also want to bring attention to the fact Monsanto is trying to patent the seeds of our food supply, so then only private corporations control the food supply. Activists will also be calling on Congress to require labeling of GMO food, which most countries have already done, but is being blocked by Monsanto's lobbyists that have bought and sold the US Congress. JTMP asks any of our supporters that can make it please join one of these marches, for our food supply is very important. Also, contact both your state and federal Representative and Senators, and tell them you want GMO labeling on all our foods. Check out more info at the March-Against-Monsanto.com website, and check out their Facebook Page here. Watch this video below for more info, and how this march can and will change the world! See you Saturday!!
MAY 23, 2013 - A green energy device company called Yanko Design has designed a cool new device that sticks to any window, and captures solar power from the sun, charges an internal battery, and allows you to plug in small devices to power or charge them. Check out their website here.
May 20, 2013 - This Saturday, March 25th, 2013, environmental and food activists are launching the "March Against Monsanto" all over the world. Activists will be calling attention to the corporation Monsanto who is poisoning us with their "Roundup" pesticide spray, and also are attempting to patent all the seeds and own all the food. You can find a "March Againt Monsanto" near you on MarchAgainstMonsanto.org. JTMP will be attending the DC event, and we will report back and have pics and video of the event. The DC event on Facebook is HERE.
Organic Consumers Association start petition calling on Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) to resign over Monsanto Protection Act
MAY 20, 2013 - The Organics Consumers Association, citing conflict of interest and corruption, have started a petition calling on Senator Roy Blunt from Missouri to resign over the recently passed "Monsanto Protection Act". They cite strong connections between the Senator and Monsanto, who is headquartered in the Senator's home state, and they also state Blunt's investments in his biotech firm have been rewarded handsomely after he helped pass the "The Monsanto Protection Act" (aka the "Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act 2013). They also detail how Senator Blunt has taken bribes, I mean contributions, from Monsanto throughtout the years. Blunt took in over $240,000 in bribes from Monsanto in 2010 alone. The Organic Consumers Association posted on their website, "Aptly renamed the Monsanto Protection Act, it’s a sneaky rider that strips federal courts of their power to stop Monsanto from planting unproven, potentially dangerous crops." JTMP urges our supporters to tell their public officials to protect small farmers and consumers, and to undo "The Monsanto Protection Act" with new legislation written with The People in mind, NOT Monsanto and other agricorp businesses.
MAY 15, 2012 - The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra takes garabge, and makes music out of it...literally. 20 creative kids down in Paraguay, take items that have been tossed into the landfill as garbage, and make musical instruments out of them. Then they play beaustiful music out of those instruments, mostly classical but other genres as well. It was started back in 2009 by Juan Manuel Chavez when he wanted to get kids together into an orchestra, but form where they come from a violin costs as much as a house. So, they took pipes, silverware and whater they could find and have re-purposed and recycled the items into musical instruments, from saxophones to violins. Read more about them on Mother Jones HERE, and check out a video by the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra below from their YouTube Channel below.
Minds.com: Italian designer Gabriele Diamanti has invented Eliodomestico, an eco-distiller running on solar power, to provide safe drinking-water for people in developing countries: a very simple way to produce healthy, bacteria-free water. Eliodomestico is an open source project. Read more here.
APR 22, 2013 - The EPA has sent a letter to top State Department officials criticizing the State Department's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as having "insufficient information", and stated a few reasons why they think the DEIS needs more work such as: Tar Sands Oil is particularly difficult to clean up, and the plan on building the Keystone XL Pipeline right through the Ogallala Aquifer, thereby possibly contaminating the drinking water for millions of people. Read the EPA letter and read more on LATimes.com here.
APR 22, 2013 - Occupy Monsanto has a great article out with a list of the big 12 companies that are using GMO crops in the production of their food, for those of us who are boycotting Monsanto and are trying to ban GMO food or at least get it labeled. Currently, companies can switch from non-GMO to GMO and they do not have to change the labeling. The writer Daisy Luther also warns us that at anytime things can change, so pay very careful attention to what food you buy and eat. They also have a list of companies that we can still rely on that have not switched to Frankenfood...yet. Check out the great article over at our buddies at OccupyMonsanto360.org here.