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Sunday, 8 February 2009

The Crimes of Monsanto

Monsanto contaminates our food supply with experimental psuedo food, contaminated poor neighborhoods of Anniston Alabama for 40 years with PCB's, and when they lose control of their frankencrops, contaminating and destroying years of sustainable agricultural practice they have the effrontery to sue those contaminated farmers whose livelihoods they've ruined. Join in the campaign to put a stop to the worst of industrial agricultural practices. Boycott GM Foods! Read more at the Organic Consumers Association.

an excerpt,

"Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Saskatchewan Canada, whose Canola fields were contaminated with Monsanto's genetically engineered Round-Up Ready Canola by pollen from a nearby farm. Monsanto says it doesn't matter how the contamination took place, and is therefore demanding Schmeiser pay their Technology Fee (the fee farmers must pay to grow Monsanto's genetically engineered products). According to Schmeiser, "I never had anything to do with Monsanto, outside of buying chemicals. I never signed a contract.

If I would go to St. Louis (Monsanto Headquarters) and contaminate their plots - destroy what they have worked on for 40 years - I think I would be put in jail and the key thrown away."


lisa winter said...

Yet another sad example of how out of control things have been allowed to get. It's almost impossible to get certified organic in missouri, in the us. The department has no funding so basically is a non entity. The requirements are extremely hard to meet because of exactly things like this situation. Contamination from nearby users of gmo crops who don't follow guidelines like not spraying on windy days, keeping their crops required distances from fence and property lines. It's just insanity.

C Robb said...

Thanks for the comment, Insanity is the right word. I'll be moving to the states later this year and am quite concerned about being able to source non GM organic food. We plan to grow as much as possible but that will take time to get going.