By Rady Ananda
November 18, 2010
What a month! Over 100,000 people have visited Food Freedom in November — and it’s barely half over. No doubt they oppose corporate-owned regulatory agencies acting against food freedom – the right to eat of the Earth without government interference. In April, we crossed the first 100k threshold – that was the total number of unique visitors since our inception in June of 2009. We crossed a second 100k threshold in September 2010 when our Alexa ranking moved ahead of the 100,000th most visited website in the U.S. (Today, our rank is 22,987.) And now our third 100k threshold: number of visitors in a single month.
We’ve been covering the food wars with some hard-hitting posts, like Steve Green’s S 510 is hissing in the grass from last April, which gained renewed attention after several major websites like the Jeff Rense Program, Natural News, David Icke, Activist Post, What Really Happened, Before It’s News, and Blacklisted News linked the article on their websites, just before the Senate cloture vote on November 17th.
Another popular piece in November was M. Gardner’s Leaked trade agreements and hidden dangers of S 510: Corporations plan to end normal farming, which also got massive referrals from sites like the above, as well as others like Progressive Mind and Naked Capitalism.
We tip our hat to G. Edward Griffin, Stan Deyo, Republic Broadcasting, On the Wilder Side, the Bovine, Kimberly Hartke, Augie, and all the folks who retweeted or Stumbled our article announcements, or who linked to us from their own sites, from FaceBook and Care2, or in their own articles on food freedom.
When we promote each other’s work, we amplify the voice of common folk who are shut out of the corporate media agenda. Each of us has a unique audience, and by sharing our work, more people then get access to important news and points of view that MSM either ignores or mocks.
Our unity drives the food freedom movement, and builds alliances across the political spectrum, overturning the Left-Right paradigm. This alliance also bolsters the global food sovereignty movement, where farmers assert the right to employ sustainable, culturally appropriate agricultural practices despite international trade agreements. La Via Campesina, an international peasants group, has been instrumental in building that global movement, as has Dr. Vandana Shiva, who travels around the world in support of food freedom and in opposition to genetically modified organisms.
While we reject the cruel, filthy, drugged and genetically modified centralized food system by buying local and growing our own, we must acknowledge the grave concerns of the atmospheric spraying of toxic chemicals and metals that inhibit the growth of crops (among other deleterious effects). At the end of October, the film What in the World Are They Spraying was released, which we featured here. That same day, we also covered the breaking story that the 193-member UN Convention on Biological Diversity voted to closed its tenth biennial meeting with a de facto ban on chemtrails. Both pieces got thousands of hits in November.
Much of November’s popularity can be attributed to older posts that went viral — introducing thousands of people to the issues for the first time. So, a big thanks to all of you who have made this blog popular. In particular, Mike Adams’ recent piece, “Senate Bill S 510 Food Safety Modernization Act vote imminent: Would outlaw gardening and saving seeds,” encouraged people to read Food Freedom’s very first post: “Seeds – How to criminalize them” by Linn Cohen-Cole. This analysis is indispensable to anyone wanting to understand how corpogov is moving for complete food control.
Speaking of S 510, the status right now is that the Senate must vote on some version of the bill by January 17, 2011.
Finally, my personal thanks to the team working behind the scenes to spread word about the work we’re doing here. There’s nothing like a group of highly intelligent, motivated warriors who recognize the serious evil we are confronting — just about food — as well as its connection to the wider full spectrum dominance over every aspect of our lives and Planet Earth.
Talk about a revolution.