Bees have been dying off in the US at an alarming rate — nearly 30% of our bee population, per year, have been lost to so-called colony collapse since 2006.
Scientists have long thought that the pesticide clothianidin was at least partially to blame.1 But the EPA has repeatedly ignored scientists’ warnings and Americans’ urgings to ban its use, citing lack of evidence.
Now, a blockbuster study released last week by Europe’s leading food safety authority, EFSA, has for the first time labeled clothianidin as an “unacceptable” danger to bees.2
The EFSA study could be a major breakthrough to convince the EPA to take emergency action, and suspend the use of clothianidin to stop the precipitous decline in global honeybee populations.
Tell the EPA: Immediately suspend the pesticide that’s killing bees!
In addition to finding clothianidin too dangerous to use on plants pollinated by bees, EFSA’s study specifically identifies as too flawed to be useful the shoddy studies provided by pesticide manufacturer Bayer as evidence of clothianidin’s safety.3
It was these sham studies that EPA used to first approve clothianidin in 2003, even against the objections of EPA’s own scientists.4
The pesticide, which is used to treat seeds like corn and canola, expresses itself through the plants’ pollen and nectar — the honeybee’s favorite sources of food. Clothianidin is in a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are relatively new, and their use coincides with the rise of colony collapse.
If EPA does not take emergency action now, it won’t review clothianidin again until 2018.
Given the rate of colony collapse, and the indispensable role that pollinators play in our food system — pollinating one-third of our food crops and providing literally billions of dollars in economic benefit — it would be stunningly irresponsible of EPA to continue allowing the use of this dangerous pesticide for at least another five years.
Potter John Chambers, a 20-year student of tea, makes ware for the tea ceremony in several traditional Japanese glazes. But his passion is salt glazing, which produces rustic, accidental surfaces that resonate with the wabi aesthetic. Salt glaze pieces are one-of-a-kind, unduplicatable, growing with rich earthy tones, like a shinier version of Bizen, or cascading with ash glazes reminiscent of old Iga ware. John considers his challenge to find a contemporary and personal solution to traditional tea ceremony needs without losing sight of the respected forms of the past.
Visit the pottery at 2060 Blucher Valley Road, Sebastopol, CA, 95472. Tel & Fax: 707-823-7369.
READ IN fULL AND TO SEE IMAGES VISIT: http://www.tea-passage.com/
Imagine a restaurant where there are no prices on the menu and where the check reads $0.00 with only this footnote: “Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those dine after you.”
That’s Karma Kitchen, a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity.
Rain Forest Rescue Teams been saying for years the earth has passed its tipping point and that is what 2012 was pointing to. Ignorant people just keep on with their selfish participation in a system pushing war.
Nmstzy records is a way of telling the world that people in the west are a shame to the human population and many are ignorant and hypnotized while others are selfish and racist and satanic. Others are poor trashy brainwashed and the punk rockish rebel rocker burning man alternative ways of being are just as religious and even the hip hop arts are watered down with bad food tour types and basically people are just disconnected and lacking a love for truth process. Version of it here and there lack over standing and are often under the influence of ideas that keep people disconnected and unempowered.
But as far as values and behavior, Nmstzy apologizes to the world through its art and seva and edutainment and reminds you that few will see or hear that because of language and communication. Not all here are participating in the insanity, not all are caught up in booty trends and wrong views and as we turn everything into prayer….
Slowly the Internet use here will loom together these blog entries as we recover from the gentrification, marginalization, poverty, and apathy by those all around us…. Humans are always wanting to be independent but they are not independently manifesting beings. Our focus on interdependence is our way of being compassionate and mindfull with respect to carbon foot prints and other cultures and practices.
Slowly we will add more to each blog entry and add relevant links to each posting.
2013 is a loose way of being alert but we do not fully trust or use the white mans calendar and knowing we are past the tipping point… We are doing our best to navigate and prepare for the quickenings and so called times.
We look forward to sharing more and more tea and sound healing and send out a big hug to all the people in the world. We know you are not war makers and that we all just want to farm.
We do not believe the lies and false flag efforts to drag humanity into an endless pit of war and debt.
Keep doing your mantras!
Party people, your dreams have now been fulfilled
Get your ass up, and let’s get ill
That’s right y’all, we more than rough, we callin your bluff
And when it comes to rhymes… (Brick City)
Yo, don’t scandalize mine
I spent too much time
Straight talk with the catch to etch my line walk
Never fetchin for crime, halt! Who goes there?
Yo, it’s the squeeze of five fingers, puffin Smokey the Bear
Shinin black like Darth Vader caps, they on stare
While we rockin it, I’ll rock in it (rock in it)
Like the little ball inside the spray can
Providing three coats for both child, woman and man
Chorus One: Redman
God bless the God, lay these Streets Wall to Wall
It go – oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh!
Yo, you got popped like a flick by that rivalry click
It went – oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh!
It ain’t my fault your ass is on the ashphalt
Got your chin touched by my fam who though you brought harm, you see
I’m iced out like a glass of tea
Better yet, oatmeal cookies, y’all just rookies to me
Slidin’ up and down the court, but I don’t think you can D
Why try? Maseo be gettin high since Luke was Luke Skywalk’
Man, my topic of talk is sheddin shame all over your game
Like them shorties who claim that afrocentric lovin is the past drug
A life filled with (*TWEET*) that’s what thugs love
Snatch you fast, wrap that ass in the rug of your choice
while it muffles your voice
Now when I’m swimmin through the joint, I put the funk on hold
Cause if you don’t, you’ll see the bubbles come up
We run up a tab and gladly add a little extra for miss
Flashy faces with bigger lips for that ass to kiss
Most crews are post-current while we’re forever
Direct beats that’s contagious, loved by all ages
Graduated from the you-and-I-versity
of hard-hitters, for real
Chorus Two: Redman
I got niggas in the streets that’ll blast your ass for the shine
And get – oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh!
Yo, if you a fat chick gettin your fuck on tonight
Then go – oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh!
Yo, put your hands opposite to the ground if you’re lovin our sound
Go – oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh!
Yo, and to my broke niggaz on the corner holdin me down
Go – oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh!
Yo, I swear Tommy gonna get it, he done did me wrong
I had plans to buy more land, plant corn
Bust kernels on heat, work hard like wetbacks
Set backs is gonna get my ass to be hostile
Rockwilder the beat, top dollar defeat
Big money’s make the big decisions
Keep hip-hop alive, it’s just an intermission
Back to the second half of the feature flick
Dick stacks and fuck rap
I had a name for makin paper since paper mache
Now my dollar coins join pounds of yen for play
While you broke niggaz reach drunk much quicker
You don’t make enough bread to soak up all your liquor
Went from God to God damn
Damn God, you’re killin it
Should incorporate it, invest half a mil’ in it
Rap cats talk with no will in it
Soundin like they virtual
This joint’ll hurt you, yo
Twas the night before Christmas and my crib got robbed
(shhh shhh shh, shhhhh) They did a job
Took all my goodies out from under the tree, except the CD’s
of shiny-suit rappers and flossin emcees
who fail at takin it to rhyme degrees
Man, you know no wack poems get no play in our homes
You need to not get nappy with me
Or else we gon’ “relax your mind, let your conscious be free”
Chorus Three: Redman
Yo, where my Wall Street niggaz, if ya up in the stands
Go – oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh!
To my women that’ll throw they hands against they punk-ass man
Go – oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh!
Yo, if you never been shot or stabbed
Brick City go – oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh!
Yo, I gotta catch a cab back to the lab so I can smoke
- oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh!
Video “NAMASPIRIT” Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/NMSTZYRECORDS
Social Artivsm100th Monkey Book Hunt Project http://www.myspace.com/getthereal100monkeybook
Update! Online Promotions…. Weaving and weaving our online project promo hubs together into a tighter more functional navigational experience…. Still in progress but getting tighter and tighter! Ancient spiritual masters agree, “Love without Action Is Cowardice” So, YOGA and CULTURAL PROMOTIONS may find away to bridge spiritually through what we share first in nature through hiking, then through music and musical events. Would you like a cup of tea?
Sound Label Hub: http://www.myspace.com/namasteezy
http://www.myspace.com/nmsztypubapjinstrumentals Sound Healing
http://www.myspace.com/artistswithahigherpurpose We all need clean air (artists with a higher purpose)
http://www.myspace.com/martellmusicprojects Weekly Mash Ups and Merch Versions
http://www.myspace.com/keytruthinartistrybynmstz Truth – Key in Artistry
http://www.myspace.com/uninfluencedbyintensity (UN)Influenced by Intensity
myspacemusicmailorder(@)myspace(dot)com http://www.myspace.com/martellmusicprojects presents Weekly Mash Ups and Merch Versions dedicated to raising funds and awareness about solutions to global issues we all face. Artists were selected for their ability to deal with difficult truths. Current studio projects include our 2nd Tea Tasting Tour! We source Kabir teas from a rain forest rescue network! Show them some love! http://www.rainforestrescueinternational.org/rri/