In the first half, Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology and the leading spokesperson on the health dangers of genetically modified foods, Jeffrey Smith talked about the epic battlefronts on the war for GMOs. He reacted to the news that the biotech company Oxitec is releasing genetically engineered mosquitoes in South Florida to combat such diseases as dengue fever and chikungunya. Testing for their safety is incomplete, and though the company claims only male mosquitoes that don't bite will be released, some female mosquitoes that do bite will likely be mixed in, he warned.
Smith also announced that the USDA approved toxins called Dicamba and 2,4-D to be sprayed on new GMO crops engineered to work with these pesticides. The toxins are known to be associated with a wide variety of health problems, he pointed out. Because the federal government has abdicated their responsibility to protect the public, it's fallen to local and state governments to take up the slack, he added. While European companies banned GMOs from many foods years ago, he anticipates similar non-GMO declarations in the US in 2015 and 2016, to be followed later by the meat and dairy industry. He noted that as more and more people seek out non-GMO foods, we're winning in the supermarket checkout line rather than the ballot box (where labeling referendums have typically failed).
In the latter half, Laurice Molinari, a veteran film and TV writer in Hollywood, discussed her series of supernatural books and what she's learned about the true nature of angels and demons, and the cosmic battle between them over humans. She based her knowledge on the Old Testament and the New Testament, as well as personal experiences shared to her about angelic encounters. Angels are interested in our everyday lives and decisions, and "our guardian angels seek to protect us and guide us to God, while fallen angels fight to pull us in the opposite direction," she explained. In her books, Molinari uses the concept of the "ether" as a spiritual realm that surrounds the Earth, and serves as the angelic battleground for the human soul.
There are also angels in other spheres who don't interact with people, and serve various purposes. The Cherubim are said to have four faces-- a man, an ox, a lion, and an eagle and remain in heaven, while the Thrones are described as spinning wheels covered in eyes, which people might mistake for UFOs, she detailed. Rather than scary, the angel of death is actually a comforting presence that interacts with people as they are about to die, while guardian angels hold on to and guide the soul after they leave the body, Molinari shared.