Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monsanto is the Devil

When is it acceptable that a corporation can have so much power over something as humble as our daily bread? Monsanto has seized that power and is effecting the way food is grown throughout North America, as well as the rest of the world. It is time to stand up and protect the safety of your food. Take the time to look into the business practices of Monsanto, and I think you will raise an eyebrow.

In a world that struggles to feed its own, has rampant pollution problems, relies on fossil fuels to power our lives, as well as grow our food, we have a clear leader in all that is wrong with our system.

Monsanto has quietly inserted their GMO genes into almost every agricultural crop that is grown in this country. Having done that, they wield great control over the sales and use of that seed, and make the farmer's that grow our food beholden to them in almost every facet of agriculture. In a time when we should be embracing heirloom seeds, and making our agricultural model much more diverese, Monsanto is reducing the seed stock down to the lowest common denomenator of their GMO seed stock.

This has ramifications that are not even fully discovered or understood yet. We are allowing the entire food chain to be effected with alien, lab created seeds by a company that would like nothing more than eliminate the diversity of foods that this planet has evolved for its entire history. Why do they think this is safe or good?

I believe that the path to surviving an ever growing population is through diversity, and micro-scale farming in each and every community. We need to grow our food close to where we live, grow food in a bio-dynamic manner that supports each crop grown, and leaves the soil rich and vital for the next crop. Growing "Round-Up Ready" seeds for all of our food crops is insane.
This should raise the alarm about food safety for every man, woman, and child on the planet.

Why is this allowed to happen you ask? Big agri-business lobby power is right up there with big oil, and the pharmacutical industry. Our polliticians are bought and sold by these companies.

It is time to act people, contact your politicians, sign petitions, write, make your voices be heard. We don't get a second chance at this.

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