Recent Successes and What’s in Store for Organic Industry in 2018

By Dr. Mercola

Our annual GMO Awareness Week is upon us, and in this interview, Ronnie Cummins, executive director and cofounder of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) details the current state of the opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A lot has happened since last year’s campaign.

At present, there are 457 million acres of GMO crops growing around the world according to the genetic engineering (GE) industry. That’s about 10 percent of the 4 billion acres of cropland in the world. The good news is this GMO acreage has remained largely unchanged for the last three years. There’s even some evidence of a slight decline. This lack of growth is undoubtedly a reflection of growing consumer awareness about GMOs and the toxic chemicals that accompany them.

Organic Sector Is Growing

Evidence of growing consumer awareness and concern about chemical hazards can also be seen in the growth of the organic and grass fed sectors. In the U.S., the organic food and products sector has grown to $50 billion a year and the certified non-GMO sector is now at $30 billion annually.

“It’s a healthy section in the marketplace that is not genetically engineered, and it’s growing,” Cummins says. “In response to consumer demand, more and more farmers are moving away from GMO crops in the U.S., either planting less or making the transition to non-GMO and organic [as] consumers are becoming aware of the fact that GMOs are really just delivery systems for toxic pesticides.

The whole reason why Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, DuPont and the rest are patenting and manufacturing GMO seeds is so they can sell their proprietary pesticides. There’s no such thing as a GMO crop that’s not accompanied by toxic herbicides or insecticides. They’re also always accompanied by massive amounts of chemical fertilizers.

[GMOs] are primarily grown to feed animals on factory farms and to produce ethanol or biodiesel. Animals in factory farms that are eating the GMOs with the pesticide residues in them are also being injected with or consuming antibiotics and other veterinary drugs to keep them alive under those hellish conditions. All in all, it doesn’t add up to a very attractive thing for consumers. That’s the reason why this first generation of GMO crops is leveling off.”

New Generation of GMOs Coming to Market

Unfortunately, we now face a new generation of GMOs, and they may be even more dangerous than the first generation of glyphosate-resistant and Bt-producing crops released in 1996. Glyphosate-resistant GE plants are designed to withstand otherwise lethal doses of Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides, whereas Bt crops are engineered to produce their own insecticide — Bacillus thuringiensis — internally, inside each cell of the plant.

While these traits were touted as a godsend for farmers, the promise of weed-free fields didn’t pan out as promised. Instead, chemical-resistant superweeds and superbugs rapidly developed, necessitating the use of more and more chemicals to keep them in check. The illogical and ultimately devastating answer provided by the chemical technology industry is a new generation of crops engineered to withstand more toxic chemical combinations, such as 2,4-D and dicamba-resistant crops.

With the release of these next-gen crops, the devastation was near-immediate and undisputable. Dicamba is extremely toxic and prone to drift. It’s nearly impossible to apply it properly and avoid damaging non-target areas. Almost immediately, farmers started reporting severe crop damage caused by drift, and it quickly became apparent that the only way to avoid such damage is to grow dicamba-resistant crops.

By late September last year, 368 complaints had been filed in Illinois,1 and Iowa had received 258 reports — a “record number” — by early September.2 Farmers in Arkansas reported the same problem. The damage was so extensive, a number of states, including Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi, imposed temporary bans on the use of dicamba-containing pesticides last summer.3 In all, more than 3 million acres in the U.S. suffered dicamba damage last year.4

September 10, 2017, the law firm Morgan & Morgan filed a class-action lawsuit5 against Monsanto, BASF and DuPont, the three largest manufacturers of dicamba-based herbicide formulations in the U.S., alleging dicamba “is highly volatile and can travel considerable distances and cause injuries to plants several miles away,” and that dicamba makers “deceptively marketed their latest dicamba formulations as ‘low-volatility’ herbicides that would not be as prone to off-target movement.”

California to Require Cancer Warning for Roundup

Despite such ongoing struggles, other victories have been achieved. Early last year, a California judge decreed Roundup must indeed carry a cancer warning label in order to be sold in the state. Ever since the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research arm of the World Health Organization, reclassified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” (Class 2A), there has been tremendous debate and upheaval in the world.

The IARC’s decision was based on “limited evidence” showing the weed killer can cause Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lung cancer in humans, along with “convincing evidence” linking it to cancer in animals.

“… Monsanto, the biotechnology industry and certain members of U.S. Congress … are trying everything they can to prevent the implementation of this law. But it’s very unlikely they’re going to be able to prevent California Proposition 65 from going into effect, because it’s a very clear law. It’s been on the books since 1986. Glyphosate, the Roundup residue, meets the criteria … [so] it looks like California is going to go forward with the designation of Roundup as a carcinogen.”

Chemical Technology Industry Fails to Regain Popularity

California’s cancer warning on Roundup is expected to be implemented next year. Warning labels will not necessarily be required on food, unless they meet a certain threshold of contamination, but signage will be required anywhere Roundup is sold and used, such as in hardware stores, feed stores and in and around agricultural fields.

“It’s going to be a big black eye for Monsanto,” Cummins says. “That’s one of the reasons they’re starting to market a new generation of Frankencrops such as dicamba-resistant seeds …  

[T]he controversy around Monsanto — probably the most hated corporation in the world — is also hampering Bayer Chemical’s attempt to buy out Monsanto for $66 billion. They’ve having great difficulties, especially in the European Union, around that. But I think Monsanto and the rest of the genetic engineering industry recognize that this first generation of crops are no longer working.

The weeds are developing resistance to Roundup. Consumers are getting aware of the fact that Roundup residues damage your health. It’s come out that the Bt crops are also not working — the pests they’re supposed to kill are developing resistance. Also, Bt damages your immune system …

Monsanto and Dow have developed a new generation of 2,4-D and dicamba-resistant seeds and crops but these are even more controversial in the marketplace. Dicamba has damaged thousands of farmers’ crops. It’s even banned right now in Arkansas. It spreads throughout the environment and kills any plant that’s not genetically engineered dicamba-resistant. These crops are not working either.”

Dicamba and 2,4-D Have Long Been Known To Be Too Toxic to Use

Ironically, when Roundup Ready crops were brought to market in ’96, one of the justifications for the use of Roundup was that older pesticides such as 2,4-D (an ingredient in Agent Orange, a chemical warfare agent used with devastating effect during the Vietnam War) and dicamba were simply too dangerous, both to the environment and human health.

Meanwhile, Roundup was claimed to be biodegradable and nontoxic. Now that Roundup has been shown to be far from benign, causing chemical resistance in weeds, antibiotic-resistance in soil and damaging human health, the industry’s answer is to reintroduce the very chemicals previously discarded as being far too toxic to use! Clearly, they did not magically lose their toxicity over the past 20 years, yet the industry is pretending as if none of these concerns ever existed.  

“Even farmers who would normally be pro-chemical or pro-biotech have been suing Monsanto, because when their neighbors spray dicamba, it kills everything around it,” Cummins says. “Monsanto likes to claim [they’ve] got this new formulation that is not as volatile [and] doesn’t travel as far under ordinary conditions. But that’s just not true.

It just shows that, in their desperation, they’re going to — in the case of dicamba — force every farmer to use it or else their crops are going to be killed by it. I think it’s going to be a hard sell for both dicamba and 2,4-D, especially with consumers becoming more aware of the fact that, for certain pesticides, there are no safe levels at all. We’ve simply must get rid of these pesticides.”

Strategic Plan for 2018

So, what’s the plan for reversing the spread of GMOs in 2018? Here’s a rundown of OCA’s strategy:

OCA will continue to provide funding to the U.S. Right to Know organization (USRTK) which, while independent from OCA, has done a masterful job of creating media coverage about the dangers of Roundup residues and pesticides in general. Also, through freedom of information act filings, USRTK has exposed a number of deeply damaging truths about the industry’s use of academics to promote a corporate agenda while pretending to be independent experts.

OCA will also continue educating consumers about the fact that GMOs are really just delivery systems for pesticides (i.e., their primary cause for being is to increase pesticide sales), and that the only way to avoid dangerous pesticide residues and GMOs is to buy organic food, both when shopping for your daily groceries and when eating out.

As noted by Cummins, evidence suggests there’s really no safe level for Roundup, so the fact that it’s the most commonly used pesticide in the world poses significant problems for public health. French researchers have demonstrated that even at 0.1 parts per billion, glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup — severely damages the health of lab animals.

Glyphosate is detected in the urine of 70 to 80 percent of Americans right now (including some who eat mostly organic food) and is found in 90 percent of water samples. On the whole, glyphosate appears to be a significant contributor and driver of chronic disease, and anyone concerned about their long-term health cannot afford to ignore the potential impact of glyphosate any longer. 

This year, OCA will also ramp up independent lab testing of nonorganic products claiming to be “all-natural,” “natural,” “eco-friendly,” “free-range,” “grass fed,” and so on. As noted by Cummins, “There’s a huge fraud going on in the marketplace. Big food companies understand that consumers want organic … 57 percent of American consumers say they know that organic food is superior …

It’s against the law for them to call it organic unless it’s certified, but they’re using terminology … to convince consumers that if … it says all-natural, that means it’s just about like organic, but it’s a lot cheaper.” OCA estimates there are up to $400 billion worth of fraudulently labeled food in supermarkets across the U.S. This includes meat, dairy products, eggs and processed foods. OCA is sending samples of these products to independent labs for testing, to ascertain what’s really in them.

Ben & Jerry’s Still in the Hot Seat

Two of the most heinous deceivers out there are Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Sanderson Farms (the only chicken producer that obstinately refuses to even consider reducing its use of antibiotics). Ben & Jerry’s has since the very beginning presented itself as a company built on environmental values and all-natural ideals. Yet, testing of their products reveal they’re not so natural after all. It’s all just a well-crafted façade. 

When we look at [Ben & Jerry’s products], we’re finding Roundup residues in them, both in the United States and in Europe, where we’ve tested all of Ben & Jerry’s most popular ice cream brands,” Cummins says. “We’re also [assessing] the damage their dairy suppliers are doing to the environment, which is a disaster in Vermont and other areas. They’re basically factory farm-supplied, pesticide-intensive operations, where the cows are not grazing out on pasture.

They’re eating GE corn and grains. It’s showing up in the products. Since August, we have staged demonstrations and press conferences. We’ve done extensive testing. We’ve exposed the fact that Ben & Jerry’s is a fraud. Ben & Jerry’s is owned by Unilever (the third largest food corporation in the world).

We’ve told Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever, ‘If you want to get back in the good graces of consumers, because you’re quickly losing your reputation, you need to go organic as quickly as possible. Get those cows grazing on pasture, not eating GE corn sprayed with Roundup and atrazine.’

They have agreed to make nominal changes so far. Unilever announced in October — when we exposed their European brands as being contaminated with Roundup — [that] in 2018, 7 to 8 percent of their production will be organic. They said by the year 2020, two years from now, none of their added ingredients — wheat, chocolate and so on — will be sprayed with Roundup. They’re going to basically clean up their act over time.

But, we’ve seen Unilever’s behavior in the past. It’s easy to make promises. It’s easy to make nominal changes in your production, but we’re not letting up. We’re continuing to test their products for other contaminants. We’re continuing to work with people who are exposing the environmental damage they’re doing …

Roundup use in Vermont has doubled over the last few years. In large part due to the fact that all the corn nonorganic dairy farms feed their cows is genetically engineered. So, their brand image is being tarnished.”

OCA Takes Legal Action to Stop Deceptive Marketing Practices

As reported in previous articles, Sanderson Farms claims the antibiotic-free trend is nothing but a marketing ploy devised to justify higher prices. This, despite the overwhelming scientific evidence showing this routine practice is a major driver of antibiotic-resistant disease, which is already killing an estimated 23,000 Americans each year.

OCA is presently in negotiations with Sanderson Farms to cease and desist their false advertising. OCA has also taken legal action against General Mills, as their so-called natural granola bar, Nature’s Valley, is contaminated with Roundup, as well as baby food companies like Earth’s Best, which claims their baby food is organic even though it contains ingredients prohibited in organics.

“What we’re seeing across the board is that if companies are challenged in court — and in the court of public opinion — over their false advertising, they’ll realize at some point that they’re going to lose. They’re already losing their reputation. They will either go organic or they will stop claiming that their stuff is natural, all-natural or other misleading terms that are out there.

There’s a lot of meat being called grass fed that’s not grass fed. There’s a lot of beef that has labels on it that say ‘Product of the U.S.A.’ when it’s imported … Companies are resorting to fraud in their labeling and advertising because they understand that consumers want organic and they want grass fed. Until they can provide that, the only way to keep their profits up is to mislead consumers.”

Next-Gen Organics

While the chemical technology industry is rolling out their next-gen GMOs, the organic industry is slowly introducing the next-gen in organics — regenerative organics, many of the principles of which are embodied in biodynamic farming. Organic dairy products are certainly better than conventional factory farmed products, but just because something is certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) doesn’t mean the cows are 100 percent grass fed, as they should be.

Research shows there are clear nutritional differences between herbivores (such as cows) that are fed grain, especially pesticide-contaminated GE grain, and animals fed a wholly natural diet of grass. The American Grassfed Association and others have pioneered standards for grass fed beef. We’re now also starting to see those standards being applied to dairy products, and we’re starting to see 100 percent grass fed organic milk and yogurt products. Cummins adds:

“Across the board, we’ve always had Grade A and Grade B organics. A lot of consumers haven’t fully understood this, but they’re starting to. Biodynamic organic is the higher (A) grade. The way farms are certified under biodynamic is much stricter than the normal USDA organic. It’s been great to move from chemical agriculture, factory farms and GMOs into a situation where organic is a powerhouse now — it’s over 10 percent of all produce …

But we need to take it to the next step, where we focus on organics and traditional principles where you have to improve the soil every year on a continuous basis. You need to pay attention to soil health if you’re going to have optimum nutrition.

Now, people have also realized that … we can actually reverse climate change by making the soil healthier; producing plants that have a supercharged photosynthesis that actually suck down the excess carbon from the atmosphere and put it in the soil where it used to be.

Regenerative organic and regenerative food farming and land use, they’re starting to catch on. It appears it’s going to be a global phenomenon that’s going to make organic move from being just a niche market to where, in 10 years, the majority of food is going to be grown organically and regeneratively.”

Be Part of the Change

Ultimately, regenerative food and farming is the end goal. We not only want to identify and expose market fraud and deception, which the OCA does quite well, but we also want to encourage, inspire and catalyze the transition to regenerative agriculture practices that has stronger standards, such as those developed by the American Grassfed Association and Demeter, the latter of which provides biodynamic certification.

These are the things the annual GMO Awareness Week aims to achieve, and by contributing to this campaign, you support OCA’s work throughout the year. Changing an industry is a slow game, but over time, we see tremendous results. You can make a difference, and we really appreciate your participation. Without your support, none of the changes we’ve seen over the past several years would have been possible.

So, please, consider making a generous donation to the OCA today. As in previous years, I will more than match your gift and donate $3 for every dollar you donate. Remember, OCA is a nonprofit organization and, as such, all your gifts are fully tax deductible.

This Rich and Cheesy Beef Casserole Might Just Be Your New Favorite

A lot of people want to cook a wholesome and filling meal at home, but can‘t do so because they’re either too tired, too busy, or do not have enough time on their hands. In the end, they resort to ordering takeout or having food delivered to their home. But did you know that it’s possible to cook a delicious and nutritious meal without slaving away in the kitchen for hours? All it takes is a bit of creativity (and some spice) to transform a few simple ingredients into something that will delight your palate and nourish your body. 

1 pound grass fed ground beef
1 small head of cabbage, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
4 organic Roma tomatoes, skinned, deseeded and diced
8-ounce can organic tomato sauce
1/2 cup organic beef stock
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon coconut oil 
Himalayan salt, to taste
Ground pepper, to taste
1 cup raw cheese of your choice 

1. Season ground beef with salt and pepper and brown in a large oven safe pan. Drain beef, remove from the pan and set aside.
2. In the same pan over medium heat, add the coconut oil. 
3. Sauté the cabbage and onion until softened, about 10 minutes.
4. Add the diced tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.
5. In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce, cinnamon, ground cloves and beef stock. Whisk to incorporate ingredients.
6. Add ground beef to the pan and pour the tomato sauce mixture and mix thoroughly. 
7. Top with cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

When Buying Ground Beef, Look for Organic and Grass Fed Varieties

This simple and easy-to-prepare stir fry recipe uses beef, a superior source of protein and other nutrients, including conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which has been found to be a potential cancer fighter. However, for this recipe (and other recipes calling for ground beef), I advise you to buy ONLY organic, grass fed ground beef for safety reasons.

Conventional ground beef from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), which are notorious breeding grounds for diseases, can expose you to dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and even fecal bacteria like E. coli. One test even revealed that 100 percent of all ground beef samples contained bacteria that can cause life-threatening blood or urinary tract infections. 

The truth is that ground beef is actually more problematic than solid meat cuts. In whole cuts, the bacteria are found on the surface of the meat, and are destroyed once the meat is cooked thoroughly. When you grind meat, though, the same bacteria get mixed throughout the meat, contaminating all of it. What’s more, ground beef is usually made from a number of different animals — and if one animal is contaminated, the entire batch will be, too.

Once you find organic beef (from pasture raised cows, raised by a trustworthy local farmer), make sure to cook it thoroughly. However, avoid burning it, as burnt meat can cause carcinogenic chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic amines (HCAs) to form. Organic beef is not only safer, but also nutritionally superior than CAFO beef, as it is higher in:

Total omega-3s  (it has a healthier ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids)
B-vitamins riboflavin and thiamine
Minerals, such as magnesium, calcium and potassium
Vitamin E
Vaccenic acid (which can be transformed to CLA)

Don’t Forget the Other Standout Ingredients in This Recipe

The second equally nutritious ingredient in this recipe is cabbage, which is an excellent source of fiber, folate, vitamin B6, manganese and vitamins B1, B5, B6 and K, as well as powerful antioxidants. These beneficial phytonutrients help protect against several types of cancer, including colon, prostate and breast cancer. 

Cabbage also contains an impressive amount of vitamin C — it can give you 54 percent of the recommended daily value for this nutrient. Vitamin C is a potent free radical-scavenging nutrient that helps protect you against infections. Other nutrients in this humble vegetable include phosphorus, magnesium, iron and potassium.

While the recipe above calls for completely cooking or “softening” the cabbage, this method may remove most of the nutrients in the vegetable. If you want to get all the benefits of cabbage, cook it as minimally as possible instead. Leaving it tender crisp preserves the delicate nutrients while giving your dish a delicious crunch.

Tomatoes and tomato sauce also make up a bulk of this recipe, but note that they are a nightshade plant, and therefore may contain lectins. The good news is that cooking them can effectively diminish much of their lectin content, and at the same time increase the lycopene content. 

Lycopene is perhaps the most well-known compound in this food, and is said to have anticancer and antistroke effects. It’s also been Identified with a reduced risk of prostate cancer, according to one study. 

Raw cheese adds not only a delicious saltiness to this dish, but also a plethora of nutrients. When made from the milk of grass fed, pastured animals, cheese is an excellent source of:

High-quality saturated fats and omega-3 fats
High-quality protein and amino acids
Vitamins A, B2 (riboflavin), B12, D and K2 and minerals like zinc, calcium and phosphorus
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is known for its potential to fight cancer and boost metabolism 

Finally, herbs and spices, particularly cloves and cinnamon, add a depth of flavor to this recipe. Cloves add a sweet and earthy taste to your dishes, and also boast of antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that stand out from other spices.  On the other hand, cinnamon, one of the most studied spices in the world, has been found to help improve a wide array of health conditions, such as inflammation, dementia, diabetes, cardiovascular health, dental health and more. 

Yemen: There’s No Business Like War Business

The purpose of the Yemeni war is two-fold. One, an excuse for Salafi Wahhabist Saudi Arabia to continue a legacy of killing Shia infidels. Secondly Yemen is another beta test for extermination and war profiteering by the ZioCon Crime Syndicate in the US. Ask Aunt Millie and Uncle Ralph on the streets of America what this is all about and I doubt if more than 2% even know where Yemen is on the map.

This is the money shot of the whole tawdry evil affair: a 100,000-dollar American missile, launched by a 20 million-dollar plane that flies at a cost of 6000 dollars/hour killing people who live on $1 a day in Yemen.

As for who is the biggest warmonger, Trump or Obama, the data shows it is about a toss-up. A report released last week by the Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) program of the Center for International Policy documents over $80 billion in U.S. arms sales notifications  during the Trump Administration’s first year in office. The Trump Administration total of $82.2 billion for 2017 slightly exceeded the Obama Administration’s total of $76.5 billion for 2016.

However, there is a key difference, as the Trump Administration lifted Obama-era suspensions on specific arms deals to Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. “Signing off on missile and bomb sales to Saudi Arabia when the country was using these weapons to attack the civilian population in Yemen sent an alarming signal about the U.S. support for human rights,” said Colby Goodman, the Director of the Security Assistance Monitor and editor of the report.

US weapons contractors reportedly sold $610 million in precision-guided bombs and small arms ammunition to the Saudis, and another $48.6 million in M-4 and M-16 automatic rifles and spare parts to the Emiratis. Congress receives detailed readouts of direct US commercial weapons sales, but only cursory data is made public. Under the program, the UAE spent nearly $60 million for small arms in 2016, while Saudi Arabia purchased about $11 million worth of machine guns.

The Crime Syndicate has also provided significant supplies of guided munitions to boost the Saudi-led air war in Yemen, delivering 4,000 joint direct attack munitions that can be latched onto “dumb bombs” for accurate targeting to Saudi Arabia in 2017. Another 1,000 of the smart bomb kits were delivered to the UAE the year before.

In addition there is no accounting for $500 million in arms and military equipment to the puppet government of Yemen. In a Washington Post story comes this morsel,

U.S. military officials declined to comment for the record. A defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity under ground rules set by the Pentagon, said there was no hard evidence that U.S. arms or equipment had been looted or confiscated. But the official acknowledged that the Pentagon had lost track of the items.

There is also a blockade in place to facilitate this genocide. Save the Children has warned: more than 50,000 children in Yemen are expected to die by the end of the year as a result of disease and starvation caused by the stalemated war in the country,

Seven million people are on the brink of famine in the country, which is in the grips of the largest cholera outbreak in modern history, with 360,000 cases and counting. An estimated 130 Yemeni children are dying every day and an estimated 400,000 children will need treatment for acute malnutrition this year, the charity said.

The following video has been up a month on You Tube and has seven views.

Unreleased NASA Images From The Apollo Missions That They Don’t Want You To See

The picture above comes from, according to the lecture below, Apollo 12. Of a craft that was several hundred feet in diameter.

“They published it, and they issued it in the summer of 1964, while I was there working in the war room. They titled it ‘An Assessment: An Evaluation of a Possible Military Threat to Allied Forces in Europe.’ . . . I was working in the war room one early morning . . . I’m sitting there nodding off, and this American Air Force full Colonel looked at me and he says, ‘Wake up.’ He went over to the vault . . . we kept classified documents in there . . .  the Colonel went over to the vault and pulled out this document and threw it on my desk and he says ‘Read that, that’ll wake you up.’ Ladies and gentlemen my life changed. I opened the first page and I couldn’t put it down. . . . I was shocked, I was stunned, by the implications of what I read in that study. . . . The study briefly, and I have to briefly lay this out, the study simply concluded this: They concluded that the planet Earth and the human race had been under some kind of survey or observation going on for hundreds if not thousands of years. They concluded in 1964 that there were at least four different groups coming here, observing us, surveilling us, analyzing us, closely watching us — what we were up to, what we were doing. They concluded that there did not appear to be a military threat involved because the repeated demonstrations of incredibly advanced technology demonstrated to us that if they had been hostile or malevolent, there was absolutely nothing we could do. If they were evil in their intent and they were hostile toward us, it would have been over a long time ago.”

Above is an excerpt of a lecture given by Robert (Bob) Dean, a retired US Army Command Sergeant Major who served for 28 years. In the lecture below, he provides a wealth of mind-altering information that corroborates with what many other whistleblowers have shared.

The lecture was given in July 2009 at the European Exopolitics Summit, which took place in Barcelona and was filmed by Project Camelot.

Dean is one of hundreds, if not thousands, of people with verified credentials coming forward to share what they have experienced during their military careers. With regards to the statement above, former Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer has also mentioned the same report that Dean refers to, stating in an interview with RT news that “they decided to do an investigation, and they investigated for three years, and they decided that, with absolute certainty, that four species, four different species, at least, have been visiting this plant for thousands of years.” He also mentions “there’s been a lot more activity in the last few decades, since we invented the atomic bomb.” (source)

Recommended Book: Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the World’s Greatest Secret

“Yes there have been crashed craft, and bodies recovered. . . . We are not alone in the universe, they have been coming here for a long time. I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet, and the UFO phenomenon is real.”

— Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell (source)(source)(source)

The fact that hundreds of such people, many of whom hold high-ranking positions, have been speaking up about this topic for decades is fascinating. It’s pretty hard to believe that so many people with verified credentials would all lie about something that could so easily damage their careers.

Image of the infamous Phoenix Lights sighting.

Although there is no definitive way to prove to the ‘mainstream’ world that ET is real, we now have hundreds of thousands of documents from multiple countries putting to rest the question “Do UFOs exist?” We know they do from these documents, which show objects are tracked on radar, spotted by the pilots sent to intercept, and in some cases, simultaneously tracked on ground radar.

Information like this, particularly the fact that agencies are working to uncover the truth, shouldn’t really come as a surprise.

The CIA has a long history of putting resources toward studying this phenomenon, in fact, as well as investigating what other countries know about it as well. For example, another unclassified document outlines:

Scientists of the PRC and the Soviet Far East have begun joint study of UFO’s. The first meeting of ufologists of the two countries has ended in the small maritime townlet of Dalnegorsk. The Soviet and Chinese specialists on anomalous phenomena have mapped out a program for investigating incidents that are already known and have also arranged to directly exchange video and photographic materials on new similar phenomena. Dalnegorsk has not been chosen by chance as the place for such acquaintance. In the last few years the number of cases of visual observation of UFO’s has noticeably increased there. In just the last four years alone no less than 10 UFO’s have been recorded. Specialists link their heightened interest in places here with the variety and wealth of useful minerals in Maritime Kray. Similar, incidents have also occurred in mountainous regions in China whose climatic conditions and natural landscape resemble our own.

In many cases, these testimony are given by the people involved in the incident, the military personnel mentioned in the actual files.  For example, here is one dealing with an incident that took place over the Atlantic, and here is the witness testimony to match it from Graham Bethune, a retired Navy commander pilot.  You can read more about that story here.

Related CE Article: This is What Happens When A “UFO” Is Tracked On Military Radar

Dean also had some choice words for NASA:

Ladies and gentlemen, my government, NASA, which many of us in the United States say stands for Never A Straight Answer, proceeded to erase 40 rolls of film of the Apollo Program — the flight to the Moon, the flight around the Moon, the landings on the Moon, the walking guys here and there. They erased, for Christ’s sake, 40 rolls of film of those events. Now we’re talking about several thousand individual frames that were taken that the so-called authorities determined that you did not have a right to see. Oh, they were ‘disruptive,’ ‘socially unacceptable,’ ‘politically unacceptable.’ I’ve become furious. I’m a retired Command Sergeant Major. I was never famous for having a lot of patience.

Listen to the full lecture below. Where you will see the photos.

Who’s Really in Control of Space?

“This thing has gotten so highly-classified . . . it is just impossible to get anything on it. I have no idea who controls the flow of need-to-know because, frankly, I was told in such an emphatic way that it was none of my business that I’ve never tried to make it to be my business since. I have been interested in this subject for a long time and I do know that whatever the Air Force has on the subject is going to remain highly classified.”

– Senator Barry Goldwater, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee (source)

According to Herman Oberth, one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics, “flying saucers are real and . . . they are space ships from another solar system. I think that they possibly are manned by intelligent observers who are members of a race that may have been investigating our Earth for centuries.”

If all of this information is true, it’s quite clear that “Never A Straight Answer” is indeed an appropriate name for NASA. I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll mention it again — the United States has a history of government agencies existing in secret for years. The National Security Agency (NSA) was founded in 1952, but its existence was hidden until the mid 1960s. The National Reconnaissance Office, too, was founded in 1960, but remained completely secret for 30 years.

Recommended Book: UFOs for the 21st Century Mind: A Fresh Guide to an Ancient Mystery

The same is probably true for space affairs….

In the interest of a short read, and given that there is a long lecture presented within this article, I’m going to link to some other related articles that go into more detail regarding the secret space program, as well as the moon landing and film/footage from the moon, which Dean refers to above.

Related CE Articles:

They’re Parked On The Side of the Crater, They’re Watching us!” – When Neil Armstrong Landed on the Moon

Extraterrestrial Technology & The Secret Space Program: What We Haven’t Been Told For Nearly A Century

The United States Tried To Detonate A Nuclear Weapon On The Moon & Somebody Responded When We Did

New Study: Strange Structures & Passageways Leading Underground Discovered On Far Side of the Moon

Another Interesting Leak: A Second NASA Scientist Tells Us That ‘Somebody Else’ Is On The Moon

U.S. Defence Physicist Spills The Beans On What’s Really Happening On The Moon

What Really Happened When NASA Went To The Moon? Why The Official Story Is Very Questionable

Russian Government Cals For International Investigation Into U.S. Moon Landings & For Good Reasons

Ex NASA Scientists Share Concealed Information About The Face & Pyramid Found On Mars

The US Just Split Their Air Force To Create A Space Corps. Is The Militarization of Space Here? 

Lockheed Executive Blows Lid off of Secret Government Space Travel (Quantum Entanglement) 

Another "EVENT" Message – Sophia Love

Terran: I am posting these because I am feeling something inbound and its imminent. I wish I could give you more details than that but this is data is coming in on an energetic level.

Sophia Love’s Newsletter

March 6th, 2018

Is there someone who would like to connect?

I would Sophia. I am an old friend of yours. Our history “began” in the Pleiades Star System, yet it has run through many life journeys. We are what may be termed as “old soul sisters”. We’ve shared much. It is nice to be with you here now.
Hi. Your energy is quite soothing for me and pleasant. It is familiar and at the same time feels almost ancient.

(Quiet laughter, smile) Well, yes. We “go back” quite a way’s.
Thank you for coming forward. What is it you wanted to talk about?

I wanted to talk about ways to prepare for this event that approaches you at this now moment.

This event will throw your loved ones for a loop. It is shocking, life changing and unexpectedly easy to do – all at the same time.

You must realize by now what it is you are going to face. These family, friends and other beings who are unprepared will be in great need of your knowledge. Yet you will not be able to help them go through it – no.

What you will be able to do is to help them make sense of it afterwards. It won’t. There will be so much confusion.

For you, it is even more intense than you expected. (There was some personal information here) It is a rich, sensation-dense experience not to be missed.
Yet you are not here. Why?

My choice was to help in my own way, from just beyond where you are now. My path is not identical to yours, as all paths are unique, but we’ve followed a similar map if you will.

We both come from and have been at much higher frequencies than humanity. You will see, after the event, that you will have a greater feeling of “home” or comfort because of the frequency increase. You know what this feels like, and it is the disharmonious, divisive vibration you currently occupy that causes you so much discomfort. Even in your body and with food.

Everything is energy Sophia. As you move you must be sustained by people and products that move in the same speed. It is the reason for your current illness. It is the reason for the talk amongst your peers of high vibrational foods. It is all vibrationally determined. What is a “match” for you is good, what is not a “match”, isn’t. These are personal distinctions that could change on a daily basis.
Okay, wow. That sheds light on many things.

As it was intended to.

Now, let me offer some comfort and ideas. This process will be eased with gentility.
Regardless of what it is you are facing now, do so with the least aggression and amount of polarity possible.

This does not mean to stop asking for changes or needs that you desire. It means resisting the urge to see others, whether these others are people, programs, ways of being or ways of thought or institutions, as separate. For in every way they are not.
The event will hone in on your core self – which is love. It will activate your heart in a way it has forgotten. It will be an intense remembering.

Some of you, even your close friends and star seeds and light warriors, will be overcome with regret at this remembering. Possibly there will be sadness and confusion.

These things do not indicate a certain level of awareness. They merely will illustrate the power of this event – to touch the heart of each and every participant.

You will all need time and warm hugs. This is why myself and so many others will be and are here, to supply energetic support. Just as you feel my calm familiarity today Sophia, you will sense it at the time of the Event.

This holds true for every single human to go through this Event. There is someone beyond who will help.

These are not beings on the ships. That is a very specific and physical assistance. This refers to support given to all of you who remain embodied and on earth. You will not do this alone.

Know that there is such honor and respect felt for you now. It is being broadcast to you now and although you may not specifically be aware of us or your relationship to you, it was part of our mutual plan always.
You took on this mission for the final steps of the human/earth Ascension and knew you would have help. That help is here and is for each of you.
Do you have a name I can use to identify you?

Why yes. My name is Lilian.
(Big smile) Thank you Lilian. I hope to talk again soon.

We will Sophia, I am sure of it.



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