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Sustainable Food

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Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Prince Charles, Mr. Li Ka-shing, Carol Monoyios, Director,

Microbial Ecological Fertilizer- it is Our Safer Future

Move On from Application of Chemical Fertilizer to Microbial Ecological Fertilizer- Evolution to Our Safer Future  Our farming soil is currently being treated with high amounts of chemical fertilizers. These fertilizers are so high in nitrate contents that they degrade the soil, toxic damage our drinking water and in some cases poisons the food itself (see * more detail information about MEF below). There are also reasons to suspect chemical fertilizers play a major part in the origin of certain epidemics (see *more detail information about MEF below). Chemical fertilizers popularity is due to high yields and consequently high profits in short term perspective. Ultimately we pay less in price for industrial farming produce with health risk, devastation of environment. Traditional organic fertilizers were old practice before the invention of chemical fertilizer. It also carries a risk to environment and health, however it is small compared to chemical fertilizers. Organic fertilizer does not yield, plus the organic food has to pay extra cost to be certified or being labeled as organic food in the retail market, hence the prices of organic food are soaring, but the organic food we purchase with higher price is not safe either. There is an alternative called The Microbial nitro reduction ecological safety engineering fertilizer (Green Friends bio-fertilizer). Microbial Ecological Fertilizer can be used on its own or together with chemical or organic fertilizer to reduce the damage to our food, or to the soil and to our drinking water. The Microbial Ecological Fertilizer (MEF), also known as nitro reduction ecological safety fertilizer (Green Friends bio-fertilizer) has been scientifically used as early as 1993. The MEF was awarded Eureka International Invention patents, and special Gold and General Cross to Eureka International Patent Fair, Brussels in 1996. It was tested to approve that the plants had avoided the occurrence of bacterial and viral diseases. It is all organic matter based fertilizer. The residual contamination of nitrate in the fertilizer can be converted to ammonium nitrogen by the nitro reduction fertilizer. Ammonium nitrogen is a safe and efficient plant nutrient. Utilization rate of ammonium assimilation of plants is twice that of nitrate. Therefore it will not just eliminate the negative side effects of traditional chemical fertilizers and organic fertilizer and it will also result in a significant increase in agricultural harvest and to meet the needs of population growth. Building the new One World Trade Center or the Freedom Tower in Lower Manhattan in New York City costs US$3.9 billion which could be a budget for more than 2000 new facilitates that could be enough for more than two China's population. Therefore, please leave your name and signature with this petition; it could help funding Microbial Ecological Fertilizer - to establish a prototype of a facility of capacity of an annual production of forty thousand tons of MEF in your country or in your region for our safer future. Please help us in our vision to make farming more eco-friendly and beneficial for our health, economy and environment!       *More detail information about MEF: The Microbial Ecological Fertilizer (MEF) (Green Friends bio-fertilizer) has been scientifically used as early as 1993. In 1993 Beijing Green Olympic Technology Co., Ltd. together with Shouguang City, Shandong Province of China, conducted a two years experiment of Green Friends bio-fertilizer application on its 10 thousand Mu (0.0667 hectare) greenhouse vegetables. During that 10 thousand Mu greenhouse vegetable test, 55 kinds of crops were tested with the application of Green Friends bio-fertilizer. The results show that when applying only the Green Friends bacterial manure with its ecological security features, the plants avoided the occurrence of bacterial and viral diseases, so that the rate of virus disease, powdery mildew incidence was 0%, in comparison to the occurrence of virus disease, powdery mildew incidence of 10% and 15% respectively on application of chemical fertilizer or organic fertilizer. When Green Friends bio-fertilizer was mixed with chemical fertilizer and organic fertilizer, it enabled crops’ disease incidence rate to drop 50-75% compared to the application of chemical fertilizer or organic fertilizer alone. The MEF was awarded Eureka International Invention patents, and special Gold and General Cross to Eureka International Patent Fair, Brussels, in 1996. The MEF utilizes garbage, sewage disposal and organic waste, such as livestock, poultry manure as their raw material. The nitro reduction fertilizer reduces residual contamination of nitrate in chemical and organic fertilizers to ammonium nitrogen, which is a safe and efficient plant nutrient. Utilization rate of ammonium assimilation of plants is twice that of nitrate. Therefore it would result in a significant increase in agricultural harvest, the best resource conservation, and the widest range of purifying the groundwater, as well as the enrichment of the soil nutrient layer. It would also help to maintain a well-balanced ecosystem, and fundamentally resolve problems such as food safety, plant, animal and human diseases. The whole society would benefit from this efficient and sustainable approach towards ecological balance. This will be a very important step in human evolution in the Twenty First Century, in order to meet the needs of population growth and to eliminate the chemical pollution from our traditional and contemporary agricultural fertilization methods. The innovative new technology of Microbial Ecological Fertilizer will rise to meet the demand and at the same time reduce the cost of our food and the agricultural products. The purpose of this petition is to attract major foundation funds and charitable bodies or investment groups’ attention in order to establish the universal microbial ecology safety engineering industry system sooner, thus providing the world agriculture a secure, ecologically sound, functional fertilizer that would protect the environment, animal and plant ecology. By using good bacteria to suppress harmful bacteria, and transforming the harmful pollutants into something good and safe, the MEF would also quickly and comprehensively sow beneficial microorganisms into a wide range of soil environments, as well in an effort to reduce serious outbreaks of disease, and in synchronizing with the medical, scientific development, Therefore, for the hope of the best resource conservation, and the widest range of purifying the groundwater, as well as the enrichment of the soil nutrient layer, a well-balanced ecosystem, and fundamentally resolve problems such as food safety, plant, animal and human diseases, and the progress of mankind, please leave your name and signature with this petition, it could help funding Microbial Ecological Fertilizer - to establish a prototype of a facility of capacity of an annual production of forty thousand tons of MEF in your country or in your region for our safer future.                                      

Kem To
5,389 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to South Korean Government, President Moon Jae-In

President Moon Jae-In: Please stop the torture and consumption of dogs and cats in Korea.

Our goal is 200K signatures. Please sign and share for the Korean dogs and cats.  For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/president-moon-end-dmt/ Thank you!  Dear President Moon Jae-In and the South Korean Government, Please watch these videos: Shocking Cruelty of South Korean Dog Meat Industry http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q Documentary trailer: Man bites dog in South Korea https://youtu.be/9SKVdNrfIZo I am extremely upset about the torture and consumption of companion animals in South Korea.  With the ubiquity of social medias, every day we are seeing shocking and heartbreaking images and videos of innocent dogs being tortured and killed in your country. Even though Korea has established an Animal Protection Law for companion animals, dogs are still beaten, hung, electrocuted, and treated brutally by farmers and slaughters. Also, dogs and cats are still being beaten and boiled alive for so-called elixirs, which do not have medical properties except in the minds of ignorant and gullible customers. These practices have no place in the modern world. Other Asian countries have banned the eating of dog meat and the cruel industry that goes with it, such as Taiwan and the Philippines. Why does Korea persist in lagging behind these countries and other civilized societies? It’s the responsibility of the Korean government to once and for all end the cruel dog meat and cat medicine industries in Korea. It is time to dismiss the childish myths and propaganda surrounding these industries and their vile products. It is time to leave behind backward and unnecessary traditions. And it is time for Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and show that it really does have a compassionate and ethical society. That means it is time for the Korean government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a proper manner. Until these things are done, Korea’s reputation in the international community will continue to suffer. Its citizens will continue to face shame and embarrassment. And Korea will continue to be regarded as “third world,” despite its modernization and attempts at globalized thinking. From now on, I will boycott Korean products, and I will not support Korean companies or visit Korea until the abuse of cats and dogs has finally ended. Yours sincerely, [Korean] 문재인 대통령님과 대한민국정부에게: 잔인무도한 개, 고양이 식용을 즉각 중지해주세요! 다음의 동영상을 봐주시기 바랍니다. http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q https://youtu.be/9SKVdNrfIZo 저는 대한민국에서는 반려동물을 고문하고 잡아먹는다는 사실을 접하고 엄청난 충격을 받았습니다. 산재해 있는 소셜 미디어를 통해서 한국에 있는 아무런 죄 없는 개들이 고문 당하고 죽임 당하는 끔찍하고 가슴 아픈 장면이 담긴 사진과 동영상을 매순간 접하고 있습니다. 비록 한국이 반려동물에 대한 동물보호법을 제정했지만 개들은 여전히 개농장 주인과 도살업자에게 구타당하고, 목 매달리고, 감전되고, 잔인하게 취급 당하고 있습니다. 또 보약이라는 미명하에 아직도 개와 고양이를 산채로 끓는 물에 집어넣고 있습니다. 아무런 의학적 효과가 증명된 바 없음에도 불구하고 무지하고 잘 속아넘어가는 사람들은 여전히 효험이 있다고 믿고 있습니다. 이러한 관행은 오늘날 어디에서도 찾아볼 수 없는 일입니다. 대만이나 필리핀 같은 다른 아시아 국가들은 이미 개고기와 개고기 관련 산업을 금지시켰습니다. 한국이 왜 이러한 나라들이나 다른 문명 사회보다 뒤쳐진 채로 남아있는지 이해할 수가 없습니다. 한국에서 이 잔인하기 짝이 없는 개고기 산업과 고양이로 만든 보약 산업을 영원히 근절시키는 것은 대한민국 정부의 책임입니다. 이와 관련된 산업과 혐오식품을 둘러싼 어리석은 괴담과 주장을 떨쳐버릴 때입니다. 낙후되고 불필요한 전통은 과감히 버릴 때입니다. 그리고 동물복지 문제를 심각하게 받아들여서 한국 사회가 자비롭고 윤리적인 사회라는 것을 보여줄 때입니다. 즉, 한국 정부가 대중들에게 반려동물의 중성화의 중요성, 유기금지, 동물에 대한 적절한 취급에 대해 더 나은 교육을 시작할 때라는 뜻입니다. 그렇지 않으면 한국은 국제사회에서 계속해서 나쁜 평판을 이어가게 될 것입니다. 한국 국민들 역시 수치와 곤란함을 겪게 될 겁니다. 한국이 근대화되었고 국제화된 사고를 도입하려 함에도 불구하고 여전히 “제3세계 후진국가”로 인식될 것입니다. 저는 개와 고양이에 대한 학대가 한국에서 완전히 사라지기 전까지 한국 제품을 구매하지 않을 것이고 한국 회사를 이용하거나 한국을 방문하지 않을 것입니다. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- For the translation of this petition in Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Hungarian, visit: http://koreandogs.org/what-you-can-do/contacts-for-protest/sample-protest-letter/  

KoreanDogs.org Team
201,321 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Carmen Rottenberg, James Snee, Luis Marconi, Sonny Perdue, Paul Kiecker, Hormel Foods

Not So Fast, USDA: Stop the Unhealthy & Inhumane High-Speed Slaughter!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to expand a flawed pilot program that allows select slaughterhouses to dramatically speed up their slaughter lines, while simultaneously pulling back on government oversight. I recently worked undercover at one of these pilot facilities, and captured on video the shocking ways this program fails to protect animal welfare—and American food safety. Please join me in telling USDA and Hormel it’s time to stop this high-speed, reduced-inspection pilot program, known as HIMP. By shifting key inspection responsibilities to the slaughterhouses themselves, while also allowing these plants to operate at extremely high kill speeds, this program is allowing animal abuse and food safety problems to increasingly go unchecked. Consumers deserve more, not less, oversight in food production. Before going undercover at Quality Pork Processors in Austin, Minnesota, I knew that I would see appalling abuses and nightmarish animal suffering—that’s unavoidable at a slaughter plant, especially one that processes 1,300 pigs each hour. But what I didn’t expect was how rare it would be to encounter a government inspector, or how many pigs would be processed into SPAM or other Hormel products despite being sick, injured, riddled with pus-filled abscesses, or covered in feces. Even knowing what I did about animal cruelty, I naively believed that the government was at least making sure that the food supply was safe—but I don’t believe that anymore. Now, I know that our government has rubber-stamped a program that gives the profit-driven pork industry free reign to “monitor” itself. I documented plant employees, under pressure to keep up with the facility’s high operating speeds, dragging, kicking, beating, and excessively shocking pigs. I even saw pigs regaining consciousness on the slaughter line—a major violation of federal law. Let’s demand that USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service live up to its name and do just that—meaningfully regulate and inspect our nation’s slaughterhouses. It can’t continue to bow to pressure from industry giants like Hormel. We must end this high-speed slaughter program, which replaces highly-trained inspectors with untrained, industry employees—with devastating results for animals, workers, and consumers. In Solidarity, Scott David (former Compassion Over Killing undercover investigator) October 2017 Update: With a proposal to expand the dangerous HIMP pig slaughter program on the horizon, chickens and turkeys are facing a similar threat. The industry has petitioned the USDA to lift the current maximum line speed of 140 birds per minute (that’s already more than 2 birds every second!). Such a waiver of the cap would essentially allow plants to operate at any speed—a serious danger to animals, workers, and consumers.In 2015, I worked inside Mountaire Farms in North Carolina—operating at speeds of up to 140 birds per minute. I saw live birds being thrown into piles with the dead as workers only had time to perform split-second checks of their condition, fallen birds being thrown across the room, and birds having their heads caught in the shackles as workers rushed to keep up. As investigations and government inspection records reveal, improper shackling can even lead to the kill blade slicing birds open in places other than their throat, and the birds then entering the scalding tank alive. Yet the industry has ignored these risks in a sly attempt to line its own pockets by trying to make slaughter lines run even faster. Please join me in telling the USDA, “Not so fast!”

Compassion Over Killing
259,110 supporters