#GMO, #Organic, #M25, #MAM #Monsanto and #Poison are just some of the tweets you may be seeing over the next few months as many are predicting that 2013 is the year of protests and marches against corporations that are proven to have track records that are not environmentally responsible.
Many people who read this may ask why. It’s a valid question. Is this something new? No it’s now new. Here’s the skinny –
Monsanto is a poison manufacturing company that has been making corn and soybean plants that survive to their poisons for over 20 years. This began as an improvement over the types of poisons being used on farm fields before the EPA banned the use of DDT on Dec, 31 1972. These plants are now part of our food stream and foods and animals like it are becoming commonplace without labeling and exposing the research that proves eating poison resistant food causes cancer in lab rats. Generally when lab rats don’t react well to things, it’s bad for humans. The poisons being used on ‘weeds and insects’ are not cycled so the weeds are becoming resistant to the current versions. Now Monsanto wants to increase the levels of poison or ‘insecticide’ because the weeds aren’t going away as well anymore.
There has been a stir in the United States of late because we are just catching up to all the crap going on in the United States. I mean we’ve been at war for the last decade. Additionally we have been dealing with greedy banks and an automotive industry that collapsed. Besides being in a recession, health insurance, mental health, gun violence and an exploding murder rate and oceans that are on the verge of death because of plastic pollution and nations that won’t follow the rules… oh that and our government is being exposed for being in bed with Monsanto… http://twitpic.com/cqmlh9
Why has this become an issue? Like all things that come to the level of attention on an international level where the EU has banned growth of GMO plants and Golden Rice is being contested around the world , it’s because the growing problem threatens life on earth as a whole. GMO’s aren’t just corn and soybeans by Monsanto Corporation, it’s Apples that don’t brown so fast, fish and chickens developed to grow larger than nature created and at a quicker rate. Let me explain it this way, if they created a way for a 9month old child was the size of a five year old – would you freak out? This is an example of what they are doing. Some of this was created for the purpose of saving the world and developing stronger food crops, like the Golden Rice project. For major food crops, the problem of pesticides on crops is not anything new. Monsanto is the major player in this game, and has grown on an international level to have a major level of control over the planets food system.
Like all things that involve science, research costs money. To invest in creating these things lays an expectation by shareholders that the research becomes profitable. The research was begun as a way to feed people more efficiently. Unfortunately, it hasn’t stayed this way. Monsanto’s efforts have become such a power grab to control the world’s food stream that they have positioned themselves, and former emploee’s in positions of government where regulations impacting the future of our food stream are being pushed through a regulatory process to implement across the board ability to produce without repercussions if something goes wrong. This is a problem because Monsanto has a history of creating things that are proven to cause harm to animals and humans. This doesn’t account for the new products they are trying to introduce into the farming system. Honestly, many rural farmers are caught in a bind. As planting season is upon us or already complete in much of the country, the concerns about the ability to harvest biotech crops is a concern many farmers face.
So, March Against Monsanto has been created. Why? Because the people are responsible for the education of one another. Change happens when people ask questions of one another, when congressional representatives are called into action and accountability to watch over the welfare of the people. On May, 25 2013 people from around the world will be gathering, in cities large and small. They will be coming together in peaceful assembly on the steps of state capitals and community centers around the world. The effort and intention is to bring world wide accountability, a unified voice of the citizens of the world saying enough is enough. The intentions of making better crops has been surpassed and there is science to prove it. Just take a few minutes to type “Cancer, GMO, Testing”. Either you will get sick or you will be glued to your screens for days to come!
What to do about it now? Register for your local march!!! This link takes you to the closest march near you. Scroll the line to the right and you will find the Facebook link, Go Register and show support by telling others! Go to Facebook, Twitter, your local grocery store. Post some flyers, be the Grassroots change! Begin requesting labeling of GMO foods, call your representatives and tell them how you feel. Come to the March itself! Be proactive with your shopping, buying from local organic farmers, converse with them about the food you are eating. Plant a garden in your yard.
This is a video I found on YouTube that is about 13 Minutes long, by TheHealthRanger but it’s extremely important in getting the truth out.