Friday, May 17, 2013

Breakfast Cereals. Roundup. GMO’s in Cereals. Geronimo. De-segregation. Cat Rescue.


For “Foodie Friday”:

Ten Worst Breakfast Cereals

child, cereal“New research confirms what consumers have long known -- most breakfast cereals advertised to children are full of sugar.

Cereals marketed to kids have 85 percent more sugar, 65 percent less fiber and 60 percent more sodium than those aimed at adults. In fact, the least nutritious cereals are often the most heavily marketed to children, such as Reese's Puffs, Corn Pops, Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cap' n Crunch.”


The top 10 popular breakfast cereals most likely to contain Monsanto's GM corn

(NaturalNews) “By now, nearly everyone interested in healthy living is aware of the recent research linking Monsanto's GMO corn to cancer tumors and an increase risk of premature death in both men and women. News of the research is spreading like wildfire across the 'net, and support for Proposition 37 -- which seeks to label GMOs in foods -- is growing by the day.
But the media has not yet reported on the everyday foods being sold in grocery stores right now and made with Monsanto's genetically modified corn (GM corn). Which foods are most likely to contain Monsanto GM corn? To answer this question, I visited a local grocery store in Austin, Texas and purchased 10 breakfast cereals made with high levels of non-organic corn.

According to the Center for Food Safety, up to 85% of the corn grown in the United States is genetically modified. This means corn-based cereals that use non-organic corn have a very high likelihood of containing GM corn.
The following list presents the top 10 popular breakfast cereals most likely to contain Monsanto's genetically modified corn. For the record, none of these cereals claim to be GMO-free, nor made with organic corn. The exact GMO content of these cereals remains a mystery precisely because manufacturers of these cereals refuse to label them with their GMO content. This lack of full disclosure by the food industry underscores the urgent need for a labeling law so that consumers can make an informed decision.”    Learn more:


Sugar in Children's Cereals: Best and Worst Cereals


Your breakfast cereal can be harming your health with GMO (Video)

“There has been a lot of news about genetically modified organisms or GMO spreading the air ways. It is something that consumers should be concerned about. This altering of genetic materials, DNA molecules and genes is modifying some of our foods. Cereal is one of the foods that there are a lot of concerns about.

Most cereals provide a limited amount of nutrition for the most part. They are in fact a quick food to serve in the morning so their children don’t leave the house for school on an empty stomach. Cereal has taken the place of scrambled eggs, French toast, muffins, oatmeal or pancakes because everyone has such a busy schedule. Getting everyone off in various directions and where both parents have to work, most families don’t have the time to prepare a wholesome breakfast in the morning. ”  More at:


Study: Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide Linked to Cancer, Autism, Parkinson's

“The active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide may be "the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment," being responsible for a litany of health disorders and diseases including Parkinson’s, cancer and autism, according to a new study.

It's "the most popular herbicide on the planet," widely used on crops like corn and soy genetically engineered to be "Roundup Ready," and sprayed on weeds in lawns across the US.  But in the peer-reviewed study published last Thursday in the journal Entropy, authors Anthony Samsel, an independent scientist and consultant, and Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at MIT, crush the industry's claims that the herbicide glyphosate is non-toxic and as safe as aspirin.

The new findings may add further momentum to concerns from food safety and food sovereignty advocates who have challenged Monsanto's grip on corporate agriculture and its genetically engineered crops.

In a "March Against Monsanto" in cities in the US and beyond, activists plan to gather on May 25 to highlight environmental and health concerns from genetically engineered crops and call out the corporatism that allows "Organic and small farmers [to] suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup.

To see more about the march, go to the action's Facebook page here.  The full article in Entropy is viewable here.   More at:




On This Day:

Geronimo flees Arizona reservation, May 17, 1885:

“For the second time in two years, the Apache chief Geronimo breaks out of an Arizona reservation, sparking panic among Arizona settlers.

A famous medicine man and the leader of the Chiricahua Apache, Geronimo achieved national fame by being the last American Indian to surrender formally to the United States. For nearly 30 years, Geronimo and his followers resisted the attempts of Americans to take away their southwestern homeland and confine them to a reservation. He was a fearless warrior and a master of desert survival. The best officers of the U.S. Army found it nearly impossible to find Geronimo, much less decisively defeat him.

Frightened settlers demanded swift military action, and General George Crook coordinated a combined Mexican and American manhunt for the Apache. Thousands of soldiers tracked the fugitives but Geronimo and his band split into small groups and remained elusive.

Crook's failure to apprehend the Indians led to his eventual resignation. General Nelson Miles replaced him. Miles committed 5,000 troops to the campaign and even established 30 heliograph stations to improve communications. Still, Miles was also unable to find the elusive warrior. Informed that many of the reservation Apache, including his own family, had been taken to Florida, Geronimo apparently lost the will to fight. After a year and a half of running, Geronimo and his 38 remaining followers surrendered unconditionally to Miles on September 3, 1886.

Relocated to Florida, Geronimo was imprisoned and kept from his family for two years. Finally, he was freed and moved with this family to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. He died of pneumonia at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in 1909.”



Brown v. Board of Ed is decided, May 17, 1954:

“In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. The historic decision, which brought an end to federal tolerance of racial segregation, specifically dealt with Linda Brown, a young African American girl who had been denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka, Kansas, because of the color of her skin.

The Brown v. Board of Education decision served to greatly motivate the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s and ultimately led to the abolishment of racial segregation in all public facilities and accommodations.”



Misty and I went to get Jay, and had our walk down there.

Jay was glad to have his ‘go-fer’ back, (me), and we added some more 2x6’s to the framework of the roof extension.  Then I took Jay home. 

The temporary foster cats, Simba and Nila have settled down some, and the ferocious Simba of the day before, just wants to be petted now, but isn’t eating yet.  I hadn’t expected him to be nice, so I cut a 5” x 26” piece of cardboard to slip between the bars of the cage, to try to keep him at one end. so I could change out his canned food.

After lunch, I had an out of state call from the sister of the gal Roni who lives in this subdivision.  Roni had been put in jail, and has several cats, 6 kittens, and two dogs, so the sister asked me to do something about them.  The only animal that the sister wanted to save was the big black Lab, she said the others need to go, as Roni can’t take proper care of them all.  I have taken care of the lab, and she is a sweet dog, but she can go over my fence, so I had to walk her on a leash when she was here.  I am going to have to find a foster for her.

When I went to Roni’s house, with carriers and pet food, I saw that her Mama cat was outside, and I knew there were 6 kittens inside, needing their mama.  Also the black lab was running loose, and the smaller dog was chained up with no shelter, food or water.  I fed both dogs, then let the smaller one loose, so it could get to the dog house and water, as I knew it wouldn't run off.  I got Jay to help me open the back door, placed the kittens and Mama in a carrier, and brought them back here. 

I had put the big dog in my car, but Jay had left the window open, so the dog got out.  I gave up chasing her, as she knew her way home.  She can stay there, and be fed there, until I can find her somewhere to go.

When I got here with the mama and kittens, the mama got loose and ran around here for a while, even crossing the well-trafficked road behind my house, twice.  Shay’s black cat guards this property, so Blackie had to be locked up in their utility room until we caught the mama, or Blackie would have run her off.  I didn’t want to bring the kittens in the house as they were needed to lure Mama back here. Ray helped me put them in a spare RV bathtub in the storage area, but the kittens found a way to get out of that.  So I had to bring them inside my house and shut them up in my little bathroom. Ray, Shay and I finally caught the mama and put her in my little bathroom with the kittens.

The Mama and kittens were covered in fleas, so I had to give them Revolution right away before the fleas could suck the blood from them and kill them. Someone is going to pick them all up in this morning.

Ray and Shay told me to come inside and lie down before I fell down.  I tried that, but the smoke detector decided that it was time for a new battery and beeped every couple of minutes.  I got up on a chair and got that sorted out, when Misty gave her little bark then licked her lips, meaning that she wanted her dinner.  No peace for the weary!

Another tiring day.

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