Following are two videos of local activism efforts to protect our food supply from corporate takeover by Monsanto and other similarly motivated companies. Monsanto is the creator of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), which are engineered to withstand pesticides like Roundup. Unfortunately this means that we also end up ingesting Roundup when we eat crops that are staples of the American diet, mainly corn and soy. Canola, made from the rapeseed, is another crop that people generally believe is beneficial. In fact it is genetically modified.much of the time.
Media coverage of the marches, which took place globally, was extremely sparse. This is concerning as it gives Monsanto and its peers the opportunity to create a reality where GMO foods are not problematic and GMO labeling is not a consumer right. The March Against Monsanto was actually created in response to the defeat of Prop 37 in California, which would have made GMO labeling mandatory. A similar bill in Washington state was also defeated at the time.
As of now, Vermont is the only state to have enacted a law that enforces this important consumer right. This bill makes it illegal for any food containing GMO’s to be labeled as ‘natural’ or ‘all-natural’. Vermont is also likely to face a powerful legal backlash from Monsanto of appeals and possible lawsuits.
As of now, bills mandating GMO labeling is under consideration in 29 states. These bills will no doubt come under fire from Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, a consortium that processes massive amounts of food containing the GMO crops soy, corn and canola.
Carey O’Rielly DDS has been a practicing dentist for 35 years. He went to USC Dental School and Duke University for his undergraduate degree. He grew up in Laguna Beach and now lives in La Costa with his wife Victoria, who runs his office.
He began his career by owning and operating a network of six offices in the San Francisco Bay Area. Presently he owns a private holistic practice in North County San Diego’s Encinitas.
Dr. O started looking for solutions to his health challenges that resulted from the stress and environmental toxicity that built up over a ten year period running his dental network. He has dedicated himself to learning about oral systemic problems and how dentistry can affect your health. He has applied what he has learned over the last twenty years to ensure he, his staff and his patients are protected from the chemicals and toxic materials found in most dental offices. He has produced an environmentally friendly office that is also peaceful and calm.
He is an expert on dental materials having looked at hundreds of biocompatibility lab tests over the years. He has identified the most bio-friendly materials to use in his practice and which dental materials can be used to replace metal fillings and crowns, including BPA free and fluoride free ‘white’ fillings. He also uses metal-free Zirconia or ceramic implants and PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) grafting materials which come from the patient’s own blood.
Dr. O’Rielly teaches C.E. courses on the systemic effects of gum disease. He is an expert in using phase contrast microscopy for analyzing dental infections, where he shows patients what kind of microbes, i.e. bacteria, amoeba, and yeasts like candida are populating the mouth and affecting the body as a whole.
He has an educational blog and is writing a book on dental health called ‘Hidden Dental Infections: Healing Root Canals and Infected Teeth with the Erbium Laser’ where he discusses dental nutrition, toxic dental materials and the effects of old root canals on inflammation and overall health.