Monday, May 27, 2013

Tommy Against Monsanto




"Please don't make me put my head through that hole."
Don't think I didn't think of it...

29 comments:

  1. totally cool photos, Susan!.. LOL, the last one is a winner...then again, Tommy looks pretty cool in the second one!.

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  2. Thanks, KBF! I took the guillotine photos at the beginning of the march. Later I saw some guy stick his head through that hole and thought I had to get a pic of Tommy doing that, but I never had the opportunity to do so. Probably for the best. Tommy's patience for modeling only goes so far!

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  3. You and TLJ rock. SO glad to see that Tommy is always so involved in these causes. He is such a well-informed and passionate boy (like his mommy!) And I would not have liked to see his head in a guillotine! ~ Liz

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  4. Not sure I like the use of a guillotine in the protest, but I'm right there with you in protesting GMO's!!!

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  5. Hello Susan,
    I am so glad that you were able to make the march! I would have made the one in Hauppauge but unfortunatley only found out the night before and couldn't fit it in. I am surprised that I hadn't heard of it before it's a fantastic idea. I have been very intune with the decieving ways of Monsanto since reading "Seeds of Deception"! I think I feel a need to blog about it to hopefully pass on what GMO's are exactly and how Monsanto's manipulation is directly adversely affecting our nation's health! Hope to see you, heard you may be on the island soon? Love, Cindy

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  6. I was reading an article today from, I think, Sundays NYT about the relatively low nutrients of how food. The nutrient levels pale compared to other types of food within each category. For examp: corn or apples we commonly eat are low in nutritional value compared to those "exotic" corn or apples we rarely, if ever, eat.

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  7. Liz, Tommy is such a great companion at these protests. He gets so much attention! And being the ham that he is, he just loves it. Thank you for letting us know about the march, by the way. I was really glad to be there!

    Cindy, I'm sure there will be more opportunities to protest; this is going to be a long fight. I haven't read "Seeds of Deception" but I will put it on my must-read list. Yes, you should blog about this issue! It needs to get wide exposure. You were putting your posts on Patch, right? This would be a great topic to cover. I'll be in NY at some point. Will keep you posted!

    Cafe, just after I read your comment today I came across that NYT article. Really interesting information. Apparently "eat your greens" is not quite enough to assure a healthy diet. Here's the article in case anyone is interested: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/opinion/sunday/breeding-the-nutrition-out-of-our-food.html

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  8. Chieftess, sorry, I missed your comment. I appreciate your non-violent opposition to GMOs.

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  9. Give 'em hell, Tommy! If it's true that they ban them in their own cafeteria, I wonder what they allow in their own homes?

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  10. I would have loved to have been there for this. You and Tommy did a fine job.

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  11. Thanks, Petrea. It was fun. Next time you'll have to join us.

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  12. Paula, I've seen conflicting reports about that story. Monsanto claims it's false. What a surprise.
    http://monsantoblog.com/2012/02/10/whats-served-in-monsantos-cafeterias/

    Pretty interesting to read the spin straight from the horse's mouth. Even more so to read the exchanges in the comments.

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  13. Oh Tommy, you are such a man about town, a boulevardier. And I really shouldn't rely on Snopes, but I kind of do; and you're right, it's very disturbing. http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/mpa.asp

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  14. I love the way Tommy is casting his eye over his shoulder at the guillotine {which certainly does add a gruesome touch to proceedings!!} Do you think he knows that's one of his best angles? Actually, I take that back ~ he looks handsome from any angle! The whole GMO issue is a very alarming one. I don't know how anyone could think anything that's been messed with so thoroughly can possibly be wise or healthy.

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  15. Way to go Tommy!

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

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  16. Tommy is such an activist. It's not his fault he doesn't like cats

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  17. I'll just come here and help you with your links

    here is the one from the NY Times about nutrition - though on the plus side of apples, they're loaded with fiber that helps pull out some of the gunky stuff from your system.

    The Monsanto blog

    and this one from the resident skeptic

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    1. and Tommy is very cute and very happy to have kept his head

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  18. It's a complicate issue, but I don't like giant corporations with my food. And the fruits and vegetables in our supermarkets are crap compared to what I used to eat as a kid. The produce is pretty, but the flavor's all gone. I'm sorry modern (city) kids won't get to know what real food was like.

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  19. Great photos, Susan!
    Tommy is a great companion and very participating too.
    Many hugs to you both.

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  20. Hi Sue!
    Honey I love your blogs more with each entry! And Tommy marching against Monsanto makes the journey more exciting than ever! Monsanto's Lobbyist MUST stop going out to Lunch with all of the Congress people and developing their own laws through ALEC! Mother fuckers, so over it all! ! We will change this law right? Social media like your blog can spread such a powerful message to get the job done!

    And then there is Tommy's steady rise to fame. Sue you are so good with him and your animals. God love you all.

    If Its Not Organic, (USDA approved) There's No Point At All! Just sayin...

    Love you and Sincerely,
    Kris

    Thank you Buddha!

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  21. I think that last photo shows how we Dogs we may be forced to treat humans who mistreat animals, or perform silly tricks, or cloth us in human garb - especially us Dogs.

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  22. Thanks for all the comments and links. There's something sinister about a corporation patenting seeds, selling them to farmers and then suing them when the patent runs out. Am I getting this crazy story straight?

    Anyway, here's a story of farmers suing Monsanto: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/gmo-wheat-lawsuit-idaho_n_3430961.html

    Even if you don't read the article, it's worth a visit to see the slideshow of GMO protests. I hope the farmers win.

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  23. And the whole point of GMO foods is to make them resistant to the deadly pesticide, Roundup. Something is seriously wrong with this picture:
    http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/monsantos-roundup-glyphosate/

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  24. You are right to not like Monsanto, Tommy. Nature comes to try and help when anything goes awry. LACDWP sprays all the ground they have either disturbed or destroyed to stop the weeds. The weeds and thistles are nature's response to instability. Woof! Good boy.

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  25. You take good pictures and/or Tommy's a very photogenic guy. He makes a statement stronger!

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  26. We the people means WE THE PEOPLE + Tommy and his kin.

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  27. I'm waiting for you and Tommy to get a life and post something else. :)

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  28. Hey, I couldn’t find an email on your page, but really want to ask you a question about your dog. Can you email me?
    –Shaye
    shayewalsh1@gmail.com

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