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Bill Gates, Monsanto, and eugenics: How one of the world's wealthiest men is actively promoting a corporate takeover of global agriculture

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The Gates Foundation, aka the tax-exempt Gates Family Trust, is currently in the process of spending billions of dollars in the name of humanitarianism to establish a global food monopoly dominated by genetically-modified (GM) crops and seeds. And based on the Gates family's history of involvement in world affairs, it appears that one of its main goals besides simply establishing corporate control of the world's food supply is to reduce the world's population by a significant amount in the process.

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William H. Gates Sr., former head of eugenics group Planned Parenthood

Bill Gates' father, William H. Gates Sr., has long been involved with the eugenics group Planned Parenthood, a rebranded organization birthed out of the American Eugenics Society. In a 2003 interview with PBS' Bill Moyers, Bill Gates admitted that his father used to be the head of Planned Parenthood, which was founded on the concept that most human beings are just "reckless breeders" and "human weeds" in need of culling (http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_gates.html).

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Gates Foundation has invested heavily in converting Asian, African agricultural systems to GMOs

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If you control agriculture, you control the populations of the world

The Gates Foundation's ties with Monsanto and corporate agriculture in general speak volumes about its real agenda, which is to create a monopolistic system of world control in every area of human life. Vaccines, pharmaceuticals, GMOs, reproductive control, weather manipulation, global warming -- these and many other points of entry are the means by which the Gates Foundation is making great strides to control the world by pretending to help improve and save it.

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http://www.naturalnews.com/035105_Bill_Gates_Monsanto_eugenics.html

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How GMO foods alter organ function and pose a very real health threat to humans

TheHealthRanger  ???

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Monsanto Pays 93 Million to Victims In Settlement

Cassandra Anderson

NaturalSociety

February 27, 2012

"Monsanto tentatively agreed to a $93 million settlement with some residents of Nitro, West Virginia. Nitro is a small town that got its name from manufacturing explosives during WWI.  It was also the site of a Monsanto chemical plant that manufactured 2,4,5-T herbicide that was half of the Agent Orange recipe. Herbicide 2,4,5-T was contaminated with the caustic by-product dioxin. This settlement may open the floodgates to successfully suing Monsanto for its poison."

Nitro Settlement

"Herbicide 2,4,5-T was phased out in the late 1970?s. Dioxin is the most dangerous chemical known and has a 100 year half-life when leached into soil or embedded in water systems. The Veteran’s Administration recognizes and pays out on Agent Orange injury claims that include cancer, birth defects in children of exposed victims, leukemia, liver disease, heart disease, Parkinson’s Disease, diabetes and chloracne."

"Despite an explosion in the Nitro plant in 1949, not a single penny has been paid to residents of Nitro for dioxin injuries, per an attorney that worked on a previous dioxin case. After 7 years of litigation, and on the heels of the EPA releasing part of its dioxin assessment report,  Monsanto has made a tentative agreement to settle a class action suit with some Nitro residents for a total of $93 million.  Here are the proposed settlement figures:"

•Medical Testing:  $21 Million

•Additional Screening:  $63 Million

•Cleanup of 4500 homes:  $9 Million

"Bloomberg reports that this settlement will reduce Monsanto’s 2012 net income by 5 cents per share, but Monsanto may face additional lawsuits and fines. There are potentially 80,000 property damage claims alone that could cost Monsanto $3.9 billion in cleanup costs. Dioxin has contaminated soil and has been found in dust in residents’ homes at very high levels."

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-pays-93-million-to-victims-in-settlement/#ixzz1nu9VWvwJ

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Found this at lop and thought it needed to be shared...

Vegetables Owned by Monsanto

If you are the type of gardener who purchases vegetable seeds or seedlings, including tomato plants from a local garden center, be mindful the varieties you choose. Conversely, you might be placing money into the hands of Monsanto Corporation. Below is the list of Seminis / Monsanto home-garden vegetable variations.

Print this list, and keep a copy in your wallet. Don't be caught off guard the next time you impulse shop at a big-box garden center.

list at link...

http://www.naturalroad.com/heart-and-home/gardening/vegetables-owned-by-monsanto-the-list-is-out/

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Kucinich bill aims to protect food supply from Monsanto, GMOs

Michael Stone

From December of 2011

"On Friday, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) announced new legislation to protect the food supply from a potential crisis brought about by biotech giants like Monsanto,and the unrestricted use of their GMOs -  Genetically modified organisms.

H.R. 3554, The Genetically Engineered Safety Act, would help prevent the biological contamination of our food supply."

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"H.R. 3554 would also establish a tracking system to regulate the growing, handling, transportation, and disposal of pharmaceutical and industrial crops, and protect native ecosystems and traditional farms from the unstudied dangers of growing GE organisms."

http://www.examiner.com/democrat-in-national/kucinich-bill-aims-to-protect-food-supply-from-monsanto-gmos

For First Time in 16 Years, Kucinich Loses His Seat

By SABRINA TAVERNISE

Published: March 7, 2012

"In a primary faceoff between two veteran Democratic incumbents, voters in Ohio delivered a victory to Representative Marcy Kaptur, a progressive from Toledo, over Representative Dennis J. Kucinich, leaving him without a seat in Congress for the first time in 16 years."

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"It is not clear whether Mr. Kucinich will try to run for public office somewhere else. After his district was eliminated last year, he visited Washington State to explore his options, though his spokesman, Andy Juniewicz, said that Mr. Kucinich had said he “never had any intention of leaving Cleveland.”

"Most political analysts agreed that Mr. Kucinich would likely remain in the public sphere, even if he was not in elected office, either in a research group or as a television commentator."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/07/us/politics/after-ohio-primary-kucinich-loses-seat-in-congress.html?_r=1

soooo, he introduces legislation to curb monsanto last December....and then loses his seat..?? Now one may not have a thing to do with the other cause OHIO lost two seats in Congress...but still it makes a person wonder...and omg the woman he lost too is running against "Joe the Plumber"  <<<<<we all remember him, right??

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http://www.activistpost.com/2012/03/monsantos-blatant-corruption-and.html

Monsanto's Corruption Exposed (1/4)

Monsanto’s Blatant Corruption and Disregard for Health

It is well known that Monsanto’s GMO crops provide a very real threat to both public health and the environment as a whole, but the depth of Monsanto’s corruption is often a less covered topic. It has been revealed by WikiLeaks that Monsanto not only has key figureheads stationed in powerful government positions inside the United States, but also has many — if not all — U.S. diplomats on their payroll.

In the bombshell report, the leaked cables reveal that many U.S. diplomats work directly for Monsanto. Furthermore, Monsanto also has international titans pushing their agenda to maximize profits and increase the spread of genetically modified food.

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GMO corn is used to feed the bulk of 'contained' cattle used for processed meats, especially burger meats.

Essentially, introducing the wrong thing in to the cow, and then anything that eats the cow, no matter how processed, and sterilised. It comes in at the cellular level.

Allowing 'contained' cattle to live freely, in a meadow, on a diet of free grass and clover, for only a matter of weeks will rid the animal of nearly 90% of the ecoli and other nasties that infiltrate their systems >>>>> and eventually ours.

The vid below is a snippet from the movie FOOD INC. (2008)

WARNING, THIS VIDEO IS QUITE DISTRESSING, SHOWS COWS BEING SLAUGHTERED ETC.

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"And this thing that wasnt in the world, now gets in to our systems"

"Rather than going back to the beginning and fixing the problem, we come up with high tech ways to keep the system going"

I think you can apply both those quotes to just about anything these days.  :(

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Here's a list of Monsanto owned companies

monsantoproducts.jpg

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Which leads me to believe the whole "Thrive" movement, while its intentions are good, its a sham. Foster Gamble nee Proctor & Gamble owned by Monsanto.....kind of a conflict of interest if you ask me

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Scientists warn EPA on Monsanto corn rootworm

March 9, 2012

By Carey GillamPosted 2012/03/09 at 2:34 pm EST

"Mar. 9, 2012 (Reuters) — A group of plant scientists is warning federal regulators that action is needed to mitigate a growing problem with biotech corn that is losing its resistance to plant-damaging pests."

The stakes are high - corn production is critical for food, animal feed and ethanol production, and farmers have increasingly been relying on corn that has been genetically modified to be toxic to corn rootworm pests.

"This is not something that is a surprise... but it is something that needs to be addressed," said Joseph Spencer, a corn entomologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey, part of the University of Illinois.

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"Recommendations to apply insecticides to protect transgenic Bt corn rootworm corn strikes us as a clear admission that the Cry3Bb1 toxin is no longer providing control adequate to protect yield," the scientists wrote.

"When insecticides overlay transgenic technology, the economic and environmental advantages of rootworm-protected corn quickly disappear," the scientists wrote.

"EPA Office of Pesticide Programs Director Steven Bradbury, who the letter was addressed to, could not be reached for comment."

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre82815z-us-monsanto-corn/

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Do This - or You Could Soon be Eating an "Agent Orange" for Dinner

March 11, 2012

Interview with Mark Kastel, co-founder of Cornucopia Institute

By Dr. Mercola...

Story at-a-glance

One of the active ingredients in Agent Orange, 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), a broadleaf herbicide, may be introduced directly into our food supply, as a result of weeds are becoming increasingly resistant to Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup (glyphosate), which is used in massive quantities on all genetically engineered Roundup Ready crops. The answer, according to Dow AgriScience, is a triple-resistant crop that can survive being sprayed with this Agent Orange herbicide in addition to glyphosate and glufosinate

Researchers have linked 2,4-D to increased cancer risks, especially soft tissue sarcoma and malignant lymphoma, and higher rates of birth defects primarily involving the respiratory and circulatory systems, and musculoskeletal defects such as clubfoot, fused digits and extra digits. Many other health hazards have been identified and are listed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Switching to organic foods helps you bypass all the concerns about processed food ingredients, chemical residues on conventionally-grown fresh produce, and the multi-layered hazards related to genetically engineered foods, whether fresh or processed, and is the easiest way to help protect the health of your family

Important action items include Cornucopia’s Say No to Dow AgroScience’s GE Corn Petition

Read the story

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/11/mark-kastel-on-agent-orange.aspx?e_cid=20120311_SNL_Art_1

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OK...now this is a story for you...pigs ****making barns explode....mmmm...now what on earth do we think could be causing such a thing....well, how about we check out this story....BOOM!!!

Mysterious Hog Farm Explosions Stump Scientists

March 13, 2012

Brandon Keim

manurefoam.jpgwired.comimg

Foam climbs through the vent of a hog farm's manure pit. Photo: Charles Clanton

"A strange new growth has emerged from the manure pits of midwestern hog farms. The results are literally explosive.

Since 2009, six farms have blown up after methane trapped in an unidentified, pit-topping foam caught a spark. In the afflicted region, the foam is found in roughly 1 in 4 hog farms.

There’s nothing farmers can do except be very careful. Researchers aren’t even sure what the foam is"

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"Methane is a natural byproduct, and is typically dispersed by fans before it reaches explosive levels. But inside the foam’s bubbles, methane reaches levels of 60 to 70 percent, or more than four times what’s considered dangerous. The foam can reach depths of more than four feet.

"Disturb the bubbles, and enormous quantities of methane are released in a very short time. Add a spark — from, say, a bit of routine metal repair, as happened in a September 2011 accident that killed 1,500 hogs and injured a worker — and the barn will blow."

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"One possibility is a dramatic rise in the agricultural use of so-called distiller’s grain, a byproduct of alcohol and ethanol production: Between 2001 and 2003, the amount of distiller’s grain in hog food quadrupled in the United States. Some evidence suggests a link to foaming, though it’s still tentative"  <<<<now let's see...ethanol production is made with what again....GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN....right??

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"Changes in water use, antibiotic distribution and even corn geneticshave also been suggested as hypothetically plausible culprits, but hypothetical is the operative term."

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/03/hog-manure-foam/

JUST SAY NO TO GMO!!!  <<<<or you could have pigs in space??

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Monsanto plans massive biotech experiment in the US

The US government has for the first time signed off on a large-scale experiment involving genetically modified crops, which will lead to biotech big shot Monsanto introducing an engineered corn seed across America from South Dakota to Texas.

The Monsanto Corporation has been given the go-ahead to test out a man-made corn variant that they claim can thrive in dry, unfavorable conditions. With much of the American south and southwest experiencing abnormally arid conditions, the freak-seed could revitalize a chunk of the nation’s agriculture.

More likely, however, is that a success will mean revitalization in terms of Monsanto’s profits and not much more.

The government has agreed to let Monsanto test out the biotech crop on farms owned by the company from the state of South Dakota down through Texas to see if the seed stands to be commercially viable; if so, it is expected to be made available for purchase in 2013. With America’s small-time agriculturists in danger — and already largely threatened by industry giant Monsanto — a success for the seed could see yet more farmers finding themselves unable to compete and forced to throw in the towel.

http://rt.com/usa/news/monsanto-biotech-us-seed-683/

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Monsanto plans massive biotech experiment in the US

The US government has for the first time signed off on a large-scale experiment involving genetically modified crops, which will lead to biotech big shot Monsanto introducing an engineered corn seed across America from South Dakota to Texas.

The Monsanto Corporation has been given the go-ahead to test out a man-made corn variant that they claim can thrive in dry, unfavorable conditions. With much of the American south and southwest experiencing abnormally arid conditions, the freak-seed could revitalize a chunk of the nation’s agriculture.

More likely, however, is that a success will mean revitalization in terms of Monsanto’s profits and not much more.

The government has agreed to let Monsanto test out the biotech crop on farms owned by the company from the state of South Dakota down through Texas to see if the seed stands to be commercially viable; if so, it is expected to be made available for purchase in 2013. With America’s small-time agriculturists in danger — and already largely threatened by industry giant Monsanto — a success for the seed could see yet more farmers finding themselves unable to compete and forced to throw in the towel.

http://rt.com/usa/news/monsanto-biotech-us-seed-683/

Dust bowl II

sponsors are Rockekillers and co. - Dustbowl II game after many tries the team feels confident that they will succeed after 80 years.

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Not good. As another poster pointed out on another forum- it's the Grain Belt of the US- they are taking away our ability to feed ourselves, right in front of us.  >:(

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Booted Out of Germany - the Ignorance that Could Destroy Your Health

Posted By Dr. Mercola | March 20 2012

"Story at-a-glance

In Germany, massive resistance to genetically engineered (GE) foods, both among politicians and the general public, has caused chemical giant BASF to move its genetically modified plant science headquarters from Germany to Raleigh, North Carolina

In the United States, the vast majority of all corn, soy, canola and cottonseed grown are genetically engineered, which means virtually every processed food you encounter at your local supermarket that does not bear the "100% USDA Organic" label is likely to contain at least one GE component

Last year, Mexico denied Monsanto’s request to expand a pilot planting project in the northern part of the country for fear that the genetically modified variety might cross-contaminate with other native species, and Hungary destroyed nearly 1,000 acres of maize found to be contaminated with GE seeds, to prevent cross-contamination to other fields

BASF withdrawing their biotech division from Germany is a perfect illustration of the power of public opinion, and why we must insist on labeling of genetically engineered foods in the US in order to regain control over our food supply. As long as millions of people are in the dark about what they’re eating, the biotech industry can continue to destroy the food supply of the US

By Dr. Mercola

In Germany, massive resistance to genetically engineered (GE) foods, both among politicians and the general public, has caused chemical giant BASF to close its German biotech division.

European opponents of GE foods are jubilant.

A reported 75 percent of Germans oppose genetically engineered foods, and few politicians are in favor of genetic technology.

Over there, opposed to the US, it's actually politically risky to support it!

This explains why BASF is moving its genetically modified (GM) plant science headquarters from Germany to Raleigh, North Carolina...

According to Farmers Weeklyi:

"BASF will transfer some GM crop development to the US but stop work on crops targeted at the European market—four varieties of potato and one of wheat."

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/20/germany-rejects-gmo-food.aspx?e_cid=20120320_DNL_art_1

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BASF  MONSANTO....WHO NEXT???  Well, the two of them work hand in hand....here's a headline from July 7, 2010

BASF Plant Science and Monsanto to expand their collaboration in maximizing crop yield

http://www.basf.com/group/pressrelease/P-10-350

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Monsanto ‘Biotechnology Book for Kids’ Caught Brainwashing Children

Facing direct opposition from the public, biotechnology giants like Monsanto and Dow are now making a disturbing attempt to brainwash developing minds into accepting their genetically modified foods using blatant lies and propaganda.

In a last ditch effort to potentially sway public opinion, the Council for Biotechnology Information (CBI)  has launched the “Biotechnology Basics Activity Book” for kids.

With the intent to be used by ‘agriculture and science teachers’, the activity book spreads absurd lies about GMO crops — even going as far as to say that they ‘improve our health’ and ‘help the environment’.

The book can be seen on the organization’s website, and makes it extremely apparent that it is full of misinformation and propaganda that completely ignores scientific research surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

In fact, let’s examine some claims made by this book that serves as an ‘educational’ tool to be used by teachers.

The first claim by the activity book is that genetically modified seeds actually grow more food than traditional seeds, and is followed by even more ridiculous statements. The activity book reads:

Hi Kids! Welcome to the Biotechnology Basics Activity Book. This is an activity book for young people like you about biotechnology — a really neat topic…. You will see that biotechnology is being used to figure out how to: 1) grow more food; 2) help the environment; and 3) grow more nutritious food that improves our health. As you work through the puzzles in this book, you will learn more about biotechnology and all of the wonderful ways it can help people live better lives in a healthier world. Have fun!

more at link...

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/03/monsanto-biotechnology-book-for-kids.html

Anthony Gucciardi

Activist Post

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http://foodfreedomgroup.com/2012/03/22/319/

Poland’s Monsanto action lays 1000s of dead bees on Govt steps

On March 15, over 1,500 beekeepers and their allies marched thru the streets of Warsaw, depositing thousands of dead bees on the steps of the Ministry of Agriculture, in protest of genetically modified foods and their requisite pesticides which are killing bees, moths and other agriculturally-beneficial insects around the globe.

Later that day the Minister of Agriculture, Marek Sawicki, announced plans to ban MON810, which has become ineffective at deterring pests in the US.

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http://www.nationofchange.org/massive-public-protests-spur-france-ban-plantings-monsanto-s-mon810-gmo-corn-1333290394

On the heels of ongoing, massive protests against genetically modified organisms (GMOs), French agricultural officials have announced that plantings of Monsanto's MON810 GM corn, which contains built-in Bt toxin, will no longer be permitted within France. Reports explain that the moratorium is only temporary, but since there is no indication that opposition to the "Frankencorn" will cease anytime soon, the ban could last indefinitely.

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Monsanto’s GMO Seeds Contributing to Farmer Suicides Every 30 Minutes

In what has been called the single largest wave of recorded suicides in human history, Indian farmers are now killing themselves in record numbers. It has been extensively reported, even in mainstream news, but nothing has been done about the issue. The cause? Monsanto’s cost-inflated and ineffective seeds have been driving farmers to suicide, and is considered to be one of the largest — if not the largest — cause of the quarter of a million farmer suicides over the past 16 years.According to the most recent figures (provided by the New York University School of Law), 17,638 Indian farmers committed suicide in 2009 — about one death every 30 minutes. In 2008, the Daily Mail labeled the continual and disturbing suicide spree as ‘The GM (genetically modified) Genocide’. Due to failing harvests and inflated prices that bankrupt the poor farmers, struggling Indian farmers began to kill themselves. Oftentimes, they would commit the act by drinking the very same insecticide that Monsanto supplied them with — a gruesome testament to the extent in which Monsanto has wrecked the lives of independent and traditional farmers.

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-gmo-seeds-farmer-suicides-every-30-minutes/#ixzz1r7GGPP31

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Born to be grilled: Chinese scientists create genetically modified lamb with a 'good' type of fat in its meat

    The fat helps reduce the risk of heart attacks

    'Peng Peng' was born with a roundworm fat gene that increases unsaturated fatty acids

Scientists there have cloned a genetically modified sheep containing a ‘good’ type of fat found naturally in nuts, seeds, fish and leafy greens that helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease. 

‘Peng Peng’, which has a roundworm fat gene, weighed in at 5.74 kg when it was born on March 26 in a laboratory in China's far western region of Xinjiang.   

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But there are concerns about the safety of genetically modified foods and it will be some years before meat from such transgenic animals finds its way into Chinese food markets. (but will it find it's way into ours??)

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The United States is a world leader in producing GM crops. Its Food and Drug Administration has already approved the sale of food from clones and their offspring, saying the products were indistinguishable from those of non-cloned animals.   

U.S. biotech firm AquaBounty's patented genetically modified Atlantic salmon are widely billed as growing at double the speed and could be approved by U.S. regulators as early as this summer.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2134845/Chinese-scientists-create-cloned-lamb-good-fat-meat.html

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