JUST SAY “NO” . . . TO MONSANTO


Please forgive me in advance if I sound radical, but . . . is it really unreasonable for me to want to know if a food I’m ingesting contains GMOs (genetically modified organisms)? Am I totally crazy? Or am I on to something?

GMOs are the brainchild and key source of  earnings for Monsanto, maker of the killer herbicide, Roundup. Monsanto does not want anyone to know that GMOs actually cause health problems… little things, like cancer, birth defects, and serious food allergies. Several countries in Europe, as well as Russia, have figured it out. The U.S. is content to let Monsanto’s dollars buy our ignorance.

“If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.”                                                                       Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994

California is going to try to buck the trend. This November Californians get to vote on Proposition 37, which will require labeling of foods as to whether they contain GMOs. (Unfortunately I live in Texas.) Many food producers and organic farms are part of the Non-GMO Project. Look for the Non-GMO Verified label or buy organic foods only (although many organic crops have already been contaminated by GMOs and the courts have allowed those farmers no recourse for obtaining damages.)

There is far more information out there than I can address in a single small post. Instead I’m posting a few links for you to check out.

http://www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/

http://www.nongmoproject.org/

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/05/monsanto200805

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-world-according-to-monsanto/

http://www.carighttoknow.org/tags/proposition_37

And finally, please boycott these Monsanto companies. If we hurt Monsanto’s pocketbook, it might be a bit easier to get the labeling we radicals so desire.

Courtesy of  http://www.sproutsanfrancisco.com/get-educated/monsanto-boycott-list-explained

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5 responses

  1. I’m all for labeling. Looking at the list, what is left besides FRESH ORGANIC fruits and vegetables? I have been more diligent in reading labels recently and choose those labeled NON-GMO; however, this is currently voluntary on the part of companies. I really don’t expect that they will voluntarily put “GMO” food on their labels, do you? We all need to get our heads out of the sand and push for labeling. If Russia has opted to outlaw GMO foods, we are really behind! I know it all boils down to money, but we can sure put Monsanto out of business or at least hit them where it hurts – their pockets!

    • It definitely won’t happen on a voluntary basis, Joyce; there’s just way too much money involved. It’s a really sad scenario. I think also of the rules/regulations for cigarettes here in the U.S. Now the cigarette companies just go for the big bucks in Third World countries. It’s all about the dollar. That’s why we, the ones who will suffer for it, do need to “get our heads out of the sand and push for labeling.”

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