Monday, May 24, 2010

Ten Things Monsanto Doesn't Want You to Know

Monsanto is the leading supplier of genetically modified organisms (GMO seeds) to world agriculture. They have ruined many small farmers with their lawsuits on "patent infringement" and have led the charge to patent seeds so that no one can plant that crop without buying their seeds. Monsanto is one of the worst things ever to happen to agriculture that seeks to be organic, sustainable, just, and equitable.

The Organic Consumers Association has put together a list of "10 Things Monsanto Doesn't Want You to Know." In leaflet form, the points are brief and a quick read, which is unfortunate since there is so much more evidence that could be provided on each point. And it doesn't include information that just surfaced in the press last week about laboratory tests on animal subjects that lost the ability by the fourth generation to reproduce after living on a diet of GMO foods.

Please read the brief leaflet for an overview on why Monsanto is bad for food and farming. If you are not eating organically-grown food, you are consuming vast amounts of GMO foodstuffs. Thanks to Monsanto's efforts to ban the labeling of foods in the U.S. that contain GMO products (which labeling is required in most other developed countries of the world), you have no idea what you're eating.

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