Just look around at the foods we are eating… blindly trusting the FDA… talk to lots of people and most have some chronic health issue and they are confused why — not in their family history and they feel like they are leading a healthy lifestyle. Then many of the worlds leading medial “experts” are in bed with Monsanto, so how can you trust their research… some of the medical board members of the leading Food Allergy non-profit are in bed with Monsanto — is this ethical? Their foods and food products and food additives are slowly making our nation and the world sick. See article below… scary information. I continue to pray that it is NOT too late to turn back the mess they have created.
On March 11 a new documentary was aired on French television. It is a documentary most Americans will never see, explaining how the gigantic biotech corporation Monsanto is threatening to destroy the agricultural biodiversity which has served mankind for thousands of years.
For millennia, farmers have saved seeds from season to season. But when Monsanto developed GM seeds that would resist its own herbicide, Roundup, Monsanto patented the seeds. For nearly all of its history the United States Patent and Trademark Office refused to grant patents on seeds, viewing them as life-forms with too many variables to be patented. But in 1980 the U.S. Supreme Court allowed for seed patents in a five-to-four decision, laying the groundwork for a handful of corporations to begin taking control of the world’s food supply.
Since the 1980s, Monsanto has become the world leader in genetic modification of seeds and has won 674 biotechnology patents, more than any other company. Farmers who buy Monsanto’s Roundup Ready seeds are required to sign an agreement promising not to save the seed produced after each harvest for re-planting, or to sell the seed to other farmers. This means that farmers must buy new seed every year....
Thursday, May 29, 2008
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