This country is full of good people. I wonder if they are listening?
As you may or may not know, Europe has been keeping GMO's (genetically modified organisms) OUT of their countries as much as possible. That alone should make Americans wonder what THEY know that we do not know. In one simple word - the TRUTH. So I read something encouraging about what is going on over there currently in the farmers battles to keep GMO's out.
"Seemingly, consumers, farmers, even elected officials got their voices heard. The European anti-GMO movement has been very vocal for a very long time, and their victory is inspiring. In fact, it feels like nothing short of a sweet vindication after the disclosure one year ago, thanks to WikiLeaks, of the involvement of the American government into strong-arming the European Union to open its market to Monsanto’s GMO. Only one other genetically modified (GM) crop, a breed of maize (corn) developed by Monsanto that produces the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insect toxin, is currently approved for cultivation in Europe. Meanwhile, the 1998 moratorium on GM crops is on.
It will be interesting to see what new twist Monsanto pulls out of its hat. The biotech giant is not short of allies in the scientific and the media circles. Beware of (misleading) messages deploring the “backward” mentality of these anti-GM ignorant crowds, who fight the best that science has to offer to overcome hunger and environmental degradation, and flaunting Monsanto’s commitment to “sustainable agriculture.” Now, you wouldn’t want to “support” hunger, now, would you?
More seriously, here’s to hoping that this turn of event energizes American consumers who are demanding, at the very least, that GMO food be labeled."
As a speaker/presenter for the Institute of Responsible Technology on the topic of GMOs I am often met with blank stares after showing the slides on this creatively dangerous process of gene manipulation. Some of the stares are pure disbelief that something like this has been going on for decades and the person wasn't aware of it. Some people respond with a low-grade apathetic resignation. Some just refuse to believe they are eating pesticides even though the presentation clearly shows that the newly created GM seeds have pesticides in their DNA, meaning the plant itself is a little pesticide factory keeping bugs from eating the plant. AND THIS IS OUR FOOD. (Unless you eat organic.) GMOs are in every food in the grocery store unless it says organic - every food.
So if you are wondering how we are not dropping dead like flies from this, let me assure you, statistics show an increase of diseases and allergies going way up in the last decades since GMOs have infiltrated our foods. Think of the upswelling of infertility clinics in the last two decades. Did you know that 2nd and 3rd generation of mice eating GMO's became sterile???? I am frankly surprised that the anti-GMO movement isn't screaming it's head off about this little detail. What IF we are eating stuff now that makes us sterile in two or three generations - WHAT IF?
Hmmm. Could it be? Is there a connection? Do you really want to mess with this? Of course Monsanto and the clowns "protecting us" at the USDA and FDA get by with this not getting fingered as the cause because nobody can "prove it" - and no, specifically we cannot. So they get a pass. I don't think you need to be a rocket scientist to see a very real, very possible connection. "They" are counting on the American people to be asleep about all this, not paying attention. I have to ask if you are willing to ignore the protests against GMO's and continue eating the foods not marked organic?
Diseases are up, infertility is up and something is causing this! This is NOT happening in countries without GMO's to the extent it is here.
It took 2 months for the entire EU to ban GMOs. Here, we are still working on it. Here we are fighting with the big powers - Monsanto, USDA, FDA - who continue to say this is the only way to feed the world - and people believe this! Here we are...........blank stares. Wow. Really???
Let's read this one more time and let it sink in.........
"All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing."
I will leave you with that!