Posts Tagged ‘cross contamination’

News

So there may not be a lot happening in my frozen world but out there, in the real world, there’s a shit storm brewing!   Currently most talk is  surrounding the deregulation of GE Alfalfa, another of Monsanto’s fine Roundup Ready crops.  If you haven’t already watched Food, Inc. or The Future of Food, I suggest that you do.  Never in my life did I think I cared so much about seeds and farming until I learned about the hold Monsanto has on Farmers, makes me angry!  

  • Here is an article from Rodale explaining the what GE Alfalfa is, why it is such a threat and what is being done to stop it.
  • Here is another article from Rodale that explains more about Monsanto’s gem, Round-up.

Another highly talked about issue is GE Salmon – I know, the thought of it makes me sick to my stomach! 

  • Here is an article about GE Salmon
  • Here is a more recent article explaining how the fight is not over yet and what you can do to help

Narrowing

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.