Friday, October 5, 2012
Grains Of Truth: The Real Cost Of America's GMO Harvest
Farmers talk about the effects of GMO contamination and patents in North America.
Another glaring omission from our corporate politicians in the pockets of multinationals. This pervasive greed and cronyism for profit has now ruined the lives of many farmers in this country. The USDA and FDA through their collusion with Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, Syngenta, Dupont, Cargill, and other big ag companies to patent life and declare war on nature is killing agriculture and our way of life.
No adequate testing, no regulation, no accountability. Superweeds, pests, toxins polluting our waterways, transgenic contamination, decreasing yields all at a time when climate change as well is putting even greater strain on farmers and our planet. A crime of immense proportions has been perpetrated by our own government against us and still they stand with those fighting to even label these organisms in our food by using the "substantial equivalence" myth. Agent Orange in our seeds is not equivalent to natural seeds!
We in the US need to stand with American farmers fighting this toxic takeover of our lives and we can do that. We have the power of the purse and we need to use it as well as our voices and modems. If we let this continue there will be an economic crash in this country to compliment the environmental crash because no other country will take our genetically modified toxic crops. Sustainable agriculture should also be one of the central platforms of any candidate running in this country who cares about our economy, our health, our climate and our biodiversity and we need to support them as well to sweep our government clean of these vipers no matter what side of the aisle they hide on.