I am also against Genetic Modification of food plants or animals in any form. As most GM food used as feedstock for grain fed animals, and we in turn eat the animals, we end up ingesting the GM food by proxy, without being informed of the consequences, which at this stage are unknown. As Monsanto are the biggest manufacturer of GM products, they have a massive investment in “Roundup friendly crops”. Yes, they are the company who not only create the GM seed stock that is Roundup tolerant, but also manufacture Roundup, which is a widely utilised herbicide. What a self perpetuating market! Not only do you have to buy there seed, but to kill weeds around them you have to buy their herbicide product as well.
Also, Monsanto recently purchased Seminis who own the Yates seed brand, which, in Australia is commonly sold in nurseries. So by purchasing these seeds for our gardens, we are supporting this corporate terrorist. They also have patented all of their GM seeds, so that if by chance an unfortunate farmer gets his crops contaminated by GM pollen from a neighbouring paddock, he can’t do anything about it, and if anything can be taken to court by Monsanto for theft of a patented product! Not very fair in my books. Once again a clear case of profits before people, and very short term thinking by our policy makers who have lifted the GM ban in some Australian states. Shame, shame, shame. Corporate lobbying at its best, and our elected officials have been sucked in by them, and we shoulder the consequences.
All pretty heavy stuff, but to lighten it up a little, here is a very cool video about returning to the ways of organic farming, based on a Star Wars theme. For those who know me, I am into Sci-Fi as well as green stuff, so I thought the two would sit nicely together!
Enjoy, and I recommend to go organic where you can and if you can grow your own, even better for you. There are many seed providers that you can buy organic seed stock from, e.g. Digger’s Club, Select Organic to name two. Even if it is just herbs in a window box, at least you will know what went into growing them. You will feel better inside because of it! I have never felt better since getting rid of some of the toxins in my food.