So lately I’ve been reading a lot on Monsanto and the devastating effects the government and large corporations have on our food supply.
What is Monsanto?
According to them, they are, ‘a sustainable agriculture company.’
According to facts, they are just the opposite.
Monsanto is a biotech industry giant. It produces GMO seeds to sell to farms and is monopolizing the seed (our food source) industry.
They want to own ‘rights’ to all the seeds. They already have ‘rights’ to most of the seeds. How one company can own rights to nature is beyond me. But congress has passed the Monsanto Protection Act, allowing them to do just this and continue to sell GMO seeds while remaining untouched by the government or the law.
“The provision would strip federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of an illegal, potentially hazardous GE crop while the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) assesses those potential hazards.” (source)
What does that mean to me?
It means, that in the near future, there would be no option for you other then GMO foods. And that all seeds would be strictly regulated by Monsanto or another massive company.
Why are GMO foods bad?
Studies very strongly prove that GMOs can and do lead to horrible things in all mammals. (YOU are a mammal.)
The dangers of GMO seeds are innumerable. The list is never ending as the long term effects haven’t even been shown for some of the newer chemicals. Many of the chemicals used by Monsanto are known for destroying the soil and can easily enter our water supply.
I could go on, but I have a feeling that this post would end up on a rant about GMOs.
So if these things worry you, which if your at all worried about your food, health, life, future, planet or enviroment, they should, you may be asking:
What can I do?
Well, you can March Against Monsanto!
It is a international peaceful protest on May 25th to let the leaders of our countries know this is not OK with us!
The more people who stand up for the cause, the more likely we are to be noticed. I will be at my local assembly in Harrisburg PA.
If your unable to be at a march near you, there are other ways you can fight back!
- Buy organic whenever possible. By not giving them your money, you are hurting them.
- Help work towards getting GMO products labeled.
- Don’t just sit around and say you don’t like it. Do something! Blog about it, post on Facebook, protest other ways, anything you can do to get this issue noticed before its too late!
I’m definitely trying to do my part!
~Courtney, The Crunchy Delinquent