Monday, January 16, 2017

Our Planet, Our Selves

If our planet is sick, so are we. It's possible to eat whatever we want, and exercise every day and still feel well. If you feel well, there's probably no reason to suspect that there's poison in your air, food, or water. But there is.

There are alarmists among us who make documentaries and write books about the dangers in our environment. They are alarmists because it seems like nobody is listening. They are hollaring at a fevered pitch because nobody has been listening for too long. It's not a secret that there are fewer fish in the ocean because of climate change AND over fishing, but the fisherman need to make a living, so they continue to fish. It's definitely no secret that fossil fuel production presents threats to our water, our soil, and consequently, our food.

There are, no doubt, hidden threats to us in the foods that we buy, and not only admitted junk foods made with preservatives, but even our FRESH vegetables are threatened by genetic engineering. These threats are not visible, and because the major food growers have all the money, the government discusses regulations where we do not have to be informed of these "potential" threats.

Donald Trumps new appointment of the director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE is a leading activist against the EPA. He is against many of the EPA regulations and doubts that fracking is affecting America's drinking water. OK, Mr. Pruitt. Let's talk about that. I lived in Silt, Colorado when natural gas began bubbling up in a local creek. Because our house was within a two mile radius of the seep, not only did the gas drilling company provide us with bottled water for over a year, but they drilled a deep sensor pipe outside of our house to be sure that gas did not seep into our crawl space. All that expense while denial of any responsibility for the seep. Calling it "naturally occuring."

After the initial shock of what was happening in our neighborhood, a young woman (who developed adrenal cancer) with a new baby was compensated an undisclosed amount (enough where this local rancher showed an obvious elevation in class of his home and vehicles, etc.). All the while, the gas drilling company denied responsibility.

The problem here is that we are relying on the EPA to investigate and protect the environment and our families. This has not been happening so far, and I expect that it is to become worse.

We have go to be more militant about what's in our food, air, and water. What the global warming deniers don't get is that once our water is either gone or contaminated, there can be no life on this planet.

If you have not been active about your planet up until now, I encourage you to get involved. Personally, I don't intend to allow our Government to feed me full of lies and tainted food. I intend to grow my own food or buy from local growers. I intend to bring my own bags to the store, buy only organic food and products, not support companies that are not animal or worker friendly, write letters to my government officials, and post exposing information about companies that deliberately use poison for profit.

I have been an environmentalist for over 50 years, but now I intend to share enough information to make you one too.😀

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