Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Future of Food

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An important, life changing vote will be happening in less than 1 1/2 weeks, on 2 bills labeled: Bills HR875, S 425. There is an enormous rush to get this into law within the next 2 weeks before people realize what is happening. Main backer and lobbyist is Monsanto – chemical and genetic engineering giant corporation. This bill will require organic farms to use specific fertilizers and poisonous insect sprays dictated by the newly formed agency to "make sure there is no danger to the public food supply". This will include backyard gardens that grow food only for a family and not for sales. Monsanto genetically alters the seeds that are now showing up with unexpected diseases in humans.

In the Bible, it talks about a famine and world dominance controlling money, food and trade. This seed company, Monasanto is pushing for a vote from congress to ban organic growing, private gardens, and huge fines of up to a million dollars for anyone who doesn't adhere to Monsanto's 100-page regulation packet of buying/using their seeds only. What would this ban mean? The inability for anyone to grow plants by themselves, and the ability for Monsanto to gain control of America's food chain. No more variety, no more healthy competition for consumers to benefit from, one step closer to control of the world's food chain as well.

"Monsanto has succeeded in first patenting their own GMO seeds, and then slapping patents on a huge number of crop seeds, patenting life forms for the first time without a vote of the people or Congress.

Terminator technology may be one of the greatest threats to humanity(seeds that terminate after one planting, GMO-Genetically Modified Organism seeds). If it is used by Monsanto on a large-scale basis, it will likely inevitably lead to famine and starvation on a worldwide basis. Billions of people on the planet are supported by farmers who save seeds from the crops and replant these seeds the following year. Seeds are planted. The crop is harvested. And the seeds from the harvest are replanted the following year. Most farmers cannot afford to buy new seeds every year, so collecting and replanting seeds is a crucial part of the agricultural cycle. This is the way food has been grown successfully for thousands of years.

What is most concerning is that the traits from genetically-engineered crops can get passed on to other crops. Once the terminator seeds are released into a region, the trait of seed sterility could be passed to other non-genetically-engineered crops, making most or all of the seeds in the region sterile.

If that is not bad enough, consider this:
Phytochemicals (free-radical and anti-oxidants) are substances that plants naturally produce to protect themselves against viruses, bacteria, and fungi and are essential for the next generation of seeds. The plant creates phytochemicals as it comes to its peak ripeness on the vine.The foods we eat today are already lacking in these essential elements due to the fact that the majority of our foods are picked before peak ripeness for transportation means. The reason it is recommended that we eat several servings of fruits and vegetables a day is because of the health-providing benefits of these phytochemicals.

If the terminator seed prevents the plant from germinating the vegetable or fruit itself will not contain any of these essential nutrients and our bodies and immune systems will be left open for attack from all viruses and bacteria. We will be defenseless, as plants are our only way of getting these essential nutrients.

Remember, the European Union has already BANNED GMO, for good reason, it is unhealthy, NOT safe, and DEADLY!!!

So why is the FDA allowing GMO to move forward in the USA? ... Simple, as the line from Watergate suggested from the shadowy informer called Deep Throat: 'follow the money' ?"

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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, write to your congress representative and plee for them to vote against BILL HR 875, which gives Monsanto the right to ban any private, organic growing of anything without the purchase of their seeds and chemicals.

In South Dakota:

For Tim Johson:

For John thune:

For Stephanie Herseth Sandlin:

Online Petition:

Let them know you disagree with Bills HR875, S 425 TODAY!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Great post! It is SO hard to avoid GMO these days, but I try to steer clear of them as much as possible. Don't get me started on Monsanto!!
    Blessings to you, Jen