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Pandemic Times

First, we hope you and your family are healthy. Physically, mentally, economically. 

We hope COVID-19 and government bungling of the Crisis hasn’t created financial hardship and other anxiety-inducing conditions for you.

Our staff continues to expose the truth. The truth about COVID-19. The truth about our degenerative food, farming, health care, and political systems. We continue to put the heat on politicians and corporations, and mobilize our networks, both in the US and internationally to fight for healthy, pesticide-free, GMO-free, antibiotic-free food.

We continue to pursue legal action against corporations that mislead and defraud consumers.

We are determined to keep working, educating, and raising hell, when necessary.

With your support, we intend to continue, and indeed step up the work that must be done to strengthen our food and farming system, and regenerate public health.

Please make a generous donation at this time, if you are able. Thank you for your support.

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Ban Genetically Engineered Frankenviruses

There’s mounting scientific, forensic, and circumstantial evidence the COVID-19 pandemic is not a natural occurrence in which a relatively harmless bat virus (with limited transmissibility) mutated, became aerosolized, and began infecting humans on a mass scale. 

What millions of people now understand is that SARS-CoV-2 is a genetically engineered Frankenvirus, the product of a disastrous, but unfortunately predictable lab accident that occurred in Wuhan, China in late 2019.

This weaponized virus is the genetically engineered offspring of a decades-long biological arms race, disguised as “gain-of-function” biomedical, or biosafety research.

Scientists all over the world—funded by Big Pharma, tax dollars and the military-industrial complex—are collecting viruses, bacteria, and microorganisms and taking them into poorly regulated, accident-prone labs where they are engineered to be more virulent and infective.

This dangerous research is all being done under the guise of “biosafety” and vaccine research. Even as you read this, US scientists are working on making the SARS-CoV-2 virus even more deadly, utilizing lab engineering and animal passaging.

It’s time to put an end to this madness. 

It’s time to bring the perpetrators of this pandemic to justice and put them on trial as part of an International Tribunal.

It’s time to strengthen the International Bioweapons Protocol to ban so-called “gain-of-function” experiments forever. 

SIGN THE PETITION ‘Demand an Immediate Global Ban on Gain-of-Function ‘Biomedical’ and ‘Biodefense’ Research!’

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International Director of the Organic Consumers Association RONNIE CUMMINS

Ronnie Cummins on Grassroots Rising

Swedish journalist Maria Ehrnstrom interviews Ronnie Cummins on how a global Grassroots Rising can reverse climate change, restore the environment, and eliminate rural poverty.  

Listen here

Read the transcript

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Health Freedom Manifesto

Forced vaccination is becoming one of the most significant civil rights issues of the 21st century. Can we freely refuse a vaccine if we have concerns regarding safety, toxic ingredients, and potential harms? Do we own our bodies, or does the state? Do we have rights in the face of a giant government-techno-medical industrial complex that acts as a branch of government? 

Read more: Health Freedom Manifesto: A Call for Dignity and Reform During Covid-19

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The Collateral Damage of Lockdowns

Until now, the corporate mass media have focused their COVID-19 coverage almost exclusively on the health hazards of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the latest press releases of Big Pharma. 

What they have neglected to cover is the enormous collateral damage of lockdowns resulting in school closures, economic meltdown, increased poverty, hunger, food insecurity, and mental anxiety and panic. 

This collateral damage and mental panic is promulgated by the medical Establishment and those who tell us that the coronavirus is so dangerous, unpreventable, and untreatable—to young and old, healthy and unhealthy alike—that there is nothing we can do to strengthen our health and our immune systems to fight off the virus—no natural remedies or vitamin supplementation (quercetin and zinc), or low cost tried-and-tested drugs (malaria medicine, Ivermectin). All we can do, they tell us, is double down on masks, social distancing, lockdowns, and vaccines.  

READ more: Canadian expert’s research finds lockdown harms are 10 times greater than benefits

READ more: COVID Lockdowns May Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows 

READ more: Lost touch: how a year without hugs affects our mental health

READ more: Domestic Violence Is a Pandemic Within the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Bayer/Monsanto’s Roundup is Killing Us

As we’ve pointed out over and over again, diet-related and environmental-driven chronic diseases are the underlying “comorbidities” that make people far more vulnerable to hospitalization and even death triggered by COVID-19. These often-preventable underlying conditions include obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, and cancer.

Over 8,300 people die per day in the US, with 3,300 of these being people 80 years old and older, and 3,200 per day recently listing COVID-19 or PIC (pneumonia, influenza, and coronavirus) as a contributing factor on their death certificates. 

As more and more scientists are pointing out, a strong immune system, adequate levels of Vitamin D, and a healthy gut microbiome and digestive system are likely our best defenses against an epidemic of chronic disease and COVID-19. 

Unfortunately, Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, sprayed on genetically engineered crops and foods, cotton fields, roadsides, and timber plantations, is everywhere. 

And guess what? Roundup destroys our immune system and gut microbiome, even at the “legally allowed doses” that our indentured politicians and regulatory officials allow. 

Read more: New Study Finds Glyphosate-Related Alterations in Gut Microbiome

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Mass Media Turnaround

On February 5, the Washington Post Editorial Board finally asked the trillion-dollar question: “WHAT IS China trying to hide about the origins of the pandemic—and why?” 

Previously, the mass media in the US spent the year of 2020 regurgitating the “official story” about COVID-19 origins—the story put out by the Chinese Government and complicit US funders, government officials, and scientists. Throughout 2020 they denied the likelihood that reckless genetic engineering and “gain-of-function” weaponization of viruses, which were taking place at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the China Center for Disease Control, could have led to the accidental release of SARS-CoV-2

Now, fortunately, the mass media are starting to wake up. 

In the past five weeks, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and Daily Telegraph (UK), Newsweek, New York Magazine, Wired, CBS, and others have published news articles, interviews, and editorials confirming what OCA and our allies have been saying since last February. 

These news outlets are finally beginning to consider the evidence that COVID-19 was not an unavoidable “natural” outbreak, but rather a predictable (and criminally negligent) disaster caused by the reckless genetic engineering and manipulation of viruses in badly monitored, accident-prone labs such as the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the US Army chemical and biological warfare laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Read more: COVID-19 Origins

Learn more: Scientific papers on the origins of SARS-CoV-2

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Bill Gates Wants to Control What You Eat

Just as we were putting out last week’s issue of Organic Bytes, titled “Gates to a Global Empire,” a new and comprehensive article on Bill Gates came out. Authored by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., one of OCA’s favorite activists, the article reveals Bill Gates’ machinations to dominate global food and farming. As Kennedy points out:  

“Bill Gates has quietly made himself the largest owner of farmland in the United States… The global lockdowns that Bill Gates helped orchestrate and cheerlead have bankrupted more than 100,000 businesses in the U.S. alone and plunged a billion people into poverty and deadly food insecurity that, among other devastating harms, kill 10,000 African children monthly — while increasing Gates’ wealth by $20 billion. His $133 billion fortune makes him the world’s fourth wealthiest man.

Gates has been using that newfound cash to expand his power over global populations by buying devalued assets at fire-sale prices and maneuvering for monopoly control over public health, privatizing prisons, online education and global communications while promoting digital currencies, high tech surveillance, data harvesting systems and artificial intelligence.

For a man obsessed with monopoly control, the opportunity to also dominate food production must seem irresistible.” 

Read more: Bill Gates and Neo-Feudalism: A Closer Look at Farmer Bill

Growing Stronger

Growing Stronger

This year, our partners at MOSES (Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service) are taking their well-known annual conference in a creative new direction. 

They’re joining forces with four other organizations to put on a virtual conference called Growing Stronger: Collaborative Conference on Organic and Sustainable Farming. This 5-in-1 online conference will take place on February 22-27, 2021.

The organizations co-hosting the conference along with MOSES are GrassWorks Grazing Conference, OGRAIN Organic Grain Conference, Midwest Organic Pork Conference, and Organic Vegetable Production Conference. 

If you’d like to join the community of farmers, gardeners, regenerative leaders, consumers, and change-makers attending this conference, you can learn more and register here. The conference is sure to provide a wealth of insights, connections, and knowledge for you—no matter where you’re at in your journey of learning about organic agriculture. 

Don’t miss the roundtable discussion by Ronnie Cummins, OCA’s International Director, about agave agroforestry systems and their potential for large-scale landscape regeneration. He’ll be joined by André Leu, International Director of Regeneration International. 

On January 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm CST, conference organizer Tom Manley will have a livestream discussion with OCA Political Director Alexis Baden-Mayer about what the 2021 conference has to offer and how you can participate. 

We hope to see you online! 

WATCH the livestream or recording here


WATCH the past 2020 conference keynote by Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm, author of “Farming While Black”