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Post-Gazette Article

Mike E.
mike_elliot
Group Organizer
Irwin, PA
Our meetup group is getting some free press this weekend. The Post-Gazette did an article on me in relation to being the organizer of the vegan meetup group. It will be on page 2 of the Sunday paper.
Tracey E.
user 70172132
Canonsburg, PA
Post #: 1
That's wonderful news Mike. Congratulations!
Jeffrey C.
user 72997872
Pittsburgh, PA
Post #: 1
That's awesome Mike. I'm looking forward to reading -- and sharing -- it.
Joseph M.
user 8376564
Pittsburgh, PA
Post #: 1
Are any vegans concerned about genetically modified foods injected with BT? This not only harms our bodies but harms the environment and the integrity of the food supply. This is a socially taboo subject in the state run media like the post gazette. Of course this attitude then influences the general public as they learn it is best for them to not speak out about this topic in order for them to remain in the "no hassle zone" set up by the social engineers.
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is naturally found in the soil and has been used as an insecticide for years. Farmers spray their crops with the bacteria, insects eat it and their stomachs subsequently break open. Monsanto decided it would be profitable to splice a gene of Bt with corn, soybeans and cotton -- creating plants that were rife with the bacteria not just on the surface but within the cell wall. Monsanto and the Environmental Protection Agency claimed the toxin would be destroyed within the digestive tract of mammals and magically disappear. Guess what? The physicians at Sherbrooke University Hospital in Quebec, Canada discovered Bt-toxin in 93 percent of 30 pregnant women, 80 percent of umbilical cord blood of their babies and 67 percent of 39 women who were not pregnant. Considering Bt-toxin is linked with cancer, autism, severe food allergies and autoimmune disease, these findings are downright frightening.


Learn more: http://www.naturalnew...­
Rosemary M.
user 72137612
Pittsburgh, PA
Post #: 2
The GMO soy and corn is very scary stuff. I personally eat a lot of soy products and corn is in everything. What kind of labeling on food would guarantee no GMO's? How could any farmer ever guarantee that their produce does not contain GMO given how aggressively Monsanto has been? Couldn't there be cross contamination in the open fields?
Mike E.
mike_elliot
Group Organizer
Irwin, PA
Post #: 907
Jo and Michael S.
TheSteps
Pittsburgh, PA
Post #: 84
Excellent article/interview, Mike! Congratulations, and kudos to you for all you have done and continue to do, and all that you are striving toward!
JeanyB
user 11253331
Trafford, PA
Post #: 7
Very nice article, Mike.
Mike E.
mike_elliot
Group Organizer
Irwin, PA
Post #: 908
Thanks everyone
Colleen Mahoney W.
user 44132012
Pittsburgh, PA
Post #: 2
Fantastic article!
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