If I had to choose one word to describe my state of mind since July 3rd, it would be overwhelmed.  Ask anyone I know, this is not a common feeling for me, I break down projects and to-do lists like nobody’s business!  But with this I just feel like there is so much to learn and there are so many issues!  You can’t fight for everything, but how do you choose when all the issues are connected and equally important?  I feel like you should pick what moves you most, but that’s easier said than done!! 

Well, I think I decided what moves me most, Monsanto.  Narrowing that down to patenting of seeds (Round-up Ready & the suicide gene), the use of GM seeds and the wildfire of GM cross-contamination, including the devastation it is causing in other countries.  Monsanto will not be satisfied until all our seeds are genetically modified to suit the needs of their pocket books and they’ve created the monopoly that is inevitable if they are continued to be allowed to paten life and steal the livelihood of American farmers – not to mention the actual lives of farmers from other countries such as India. 

So there it is; patented GMO seeds (and anything with Monsanto’s name on it) – I’m coming for you. 

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thought it would be good to know my girlfriend, Amanda, is actually working with the Pirate Party of America (yes the Pirate Bay has a political party) in a lawsuit that will hopefully put an end to all patents. They plan to use the argument that patents halt innovation due to only the patent holder having legal access to the product. No other free thinking individual has rights to work with a product and improve on it.

    On a side note, 1/5 of human genes are patented. Yes companies own you. Not sure how this works considering that no one has created these, they occur naturally but National Geographic has an article about it.


    • Jeremy, I don’t know how I missed this comment but this is really interesting! Be sure to keep me up to date with their progress – Good Luck Amanda!!


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