Tag: Brandon Turbeville

Neil Young Slams Obama, Bayer, Says Fuck Monsanto!

By Brandon Turbeville In addition to providing a stunning performance during the 31st Farm Aid concert in Bristow, VA Neil Young stole the show at the press conference before the event began. While Farm Aid has always been focused on saving family farmers who are in distress, decades of corporate control and monopolization of the…

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Action Alert – Help Us Stop the DEA’s WAR on KRATOM

By Brandon Turbeville ACTION ALERT!!!!! The DEA has recently made an emergency decision to place Kratom on the Schedule I list of controlled substances. Editor’s note: Here is everything you need to know about easy action steps to help stop the Kratom ban – just takes a few minutes, folks! Find more information about the…

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Farm Aid 2016: A Revolution in Food and Farming is Brewing

By Brandon Turbeville The 31st Farm Aid benefit concert opened with a press conference made up of individuals from a number of different areas. Notably, the performers – Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Lukas Nelson, Jamey Johnson, John Mellencamp – joined farmers, activists, and Farm Aid representatives on stage to tell their…

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Regulatory Watchdog Calls On DEA To Halt Kratom Ban, Calls On OMB Intervention

By Brandon Turbeville On September 12, the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness, an independent think tank and regulatory watchdog organization, wrote an open letter to the DEA regarding the notoriously corrupt and rights-crushing agency’s recent ban on kratom. In this letter, the CRE has made a number of recommendations to the DEA that would at least…

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Scientist Group Slams GMO-Pushing Nobel Laureates In Damning Letter

By Brandon Turbeville In late June 2016, over 100 Nobel laureates signed a letter attacking the environmental organization Greenpeace and calling on the group to end their opposition to GMOs. The letter asks Greenpeace to end its attempt to block golden rice from being introduced into the developing world. “We urge Greenpeace and its supporters to reexamine…

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Ante Upped on Bayer Monsanto Merger – Billions on the Table

By Brandon Turbeville The possibility of a merger between German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer AG and multinational seed and pesticide corporation Monsanto Co. has just increased with the recent rounds of discussions between the two companies. Having been in discussion regarding Bayer’s potential purchase of Monsanto for some time, Bayer has now suggested that…

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South Carolina Prepares for Round 2 of Bee-Killing Zika Spraying

By Brandon Turbeville Apparently in South Carolina, a million dead bees are not enough. Fresh on the heels of the annihilation of millions of bees in Dorchester County, as a result of the Zika hysteria, Charleston County Mosquito Control is planning to conduct aerial spraying from Sept 7 – Sept 12 “on standing water.” According…

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Monsanto Backs Out of New GM Cotton Initiative in India

By Brandon Turbeville In late August 2016, Monsanto withdrew its application which sought approval for its new version of genetically modified cotton seeds in India. There has been a dispute between Monsanto and New Delhi for quite some time surrounding prices Monsanto charges for the GMO cotton seeds and the corporation’s resistance to sharing its…

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Magic Mushrooms Treat Severe Depression in Scientific Trial

By Brandon Turbeville A relatively new study coming out of the UK is now using science to confirm what many people have known for centuries – that psilocybin, the hallucinogenic chemical found in magic mushrooms is able to lift and treat severe depression in humans. At Imperial College London scientists gave 12 people high doses…

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DEA Plays Dumb After Eviscerating Criticism of Kratom Ban: Kratom March is September 13

By Cassius Kamarampi and Brandon Turbeville (Era of Wisdom) The DEA extended its authority far past what this weary public will tolerate. Trying to ban kratom is a futile death knell of the drug war, futile if only we continue standing up and flexing our rights. Public outcry, an unrelenting bombardment of opposition is here to…

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