As an American family, I believe we have a right to eat safe food but the gov. thinks otherwise and Monsato is ruining our crops and soil. Just look up all the terrible information and see for yourself. Also, every other country in the world will be effected by this company if we don’t change our buying habits…it all starts at the grocery store. Lets talk about crop seeds. Seeds used to be fairly inexpensive, in large part due to the practice of planting seed collected and saved from the previous year. With GE seeds, this ancient farming practice is no longer employed and farmers must buy new seed each year. Monsanto ended their fiscal year in 2009 with revenue of $11.7 billion. Over $7 billion of that came from sales and licensing of seeds and seed genes. They’ve successfully manipulated US legislators to put those self-serving laws in place. This information was gathered from online sources such as on Dr. Mercola’s website.
How Can YOU Stop Monsanto from Ruling, and Ruining, the Food Supply?
Allowing Monsanto to monopolize the market could have lethal consequences for all of us. Because not only is Monsanto doing what it can to eliminate competition from other agricultural biotech products, their end game is to do away with conventional seeds, period.
This is a threat to human civilization and would spell disaster for the entire planet.
Fortunately, you don’t have to be directly involved in the legal or political end of the battle.
You, as an ordinary citizen, still have the power to make perhaps an even GREATER difference in how business will pan out for Monsanto – by steering the market demand toward non-GMO crops and foods.
Every time you choose to buy a non-GMO product over a product that contains GM ingredients, you are making a dent in the empire that is Monsanto.
While you’re waiting for the leaders of the world to catch up, take advantage of local sources of organic foods as often as you can. You can also avoid GM foods by:•Reducing or Eliminating Processed Foods. Some 75 percent of processed foods contain GM ingredients. Use the Non-GMO Shopping Guide, available for free at www.NonGMOShoppingGuide.com.
•Read produce and food labels. When looking at a product label, if any ingredients such as corn flour and meal, dextrin, starch, soy sauce, margarine, and tofu (to name a few) are listed, there’s a good chance it has come from GM corn or soy, unless it bears the USDA organic seal.
•Buy organic produce. Buying organic is currently the best way to ensure that your food has not been genetically modified.
GM Crops Yield Unimpressive Results
In reality, GM crops create previously unimaginable profits for sub-par performance when compared to conventional or organic crops.
And when you review the potential danger these crops pose to human and environmental health, the list is so disturbing you could easily say we’re all paying for poison when we buy GM food products.
After 30 years of GMO experimentation, the data to shows:
•GM crops harm wildlife, as revealed by UK and U.S. studies
•Vast areas of forests, pampas and cerrados have been lost to GM soya in Latin America.
•Transgene contamination is completely unavoidable, as science has recently revealed that the genome (whether plant, animal or human) is NOT constant and static, which is the scientific base for genetic engineering of plants and animals. Instead, geneticists have discovered that the genome is remarkably dynamic and changeable, and constantly ‘conversing’ and adapting to the environment. This interaction determines which genes are turned on, when, where, by what and how much, and for how long. They’ve also found that the genetic material itself has the ability to be changed according to experience, passing it on to subsequent generations.
•GM food and feed linked to deaths and sicknesses both in the fields in India and in lab tests around the world.
Informations links off of Dr. Mercola.com wonderful health website.