Monsanto, the world leader in genetically modified (GM) crops and seeds, has been named the worst company of 2011 by Natural Society for “threatening both human health and the environment.”
Monsanto can count among its ranks some of the most dangerous products known to man, including Agent Orange, dioxin, and GM seeds. GM foods could be one of the most significant threats that we have against the very sustainability of the human race.
Virtually all of the claims made for GM crops – increased yields, more food production, controlled pests and weeds, reductions in chemical use in agriculture, drought-tolerant seeds – have not materialized, while serious risks and consequences, including herbicide-resistant super weeds, super pests, uncontrollable cross-contamination and health problems from GM foods, have emerged.
Once you realize just how many of Monsanto’s employees have shifted into positions of power within the federal government, it suddenly becomes a lot easier to see how this biotech giant has managed to so successfully undermine common sense.
What to do?
You can stop supporting Monsanto by boycotting GM foods and supporting California’s 2012 Ballot Initiative to require labels on GMOs.
Please get involved and help in any way you can. We CAN shift the balance by simply voting with our pocketbooks and forks. Europe successfully did this over a decade ago, without any government assistance, and Americans can drive GMO’s out of our food supply as well, but it requires educating the public about what GM foods are.
If you live in California
If you live outside of California
Please donate to help support this Initiative and spread the word to everyone you know in California. Be assured that what happens in California will affect the remainder of the U.S., soplease support this important state initiative, even if you do not live there! http://organicconsumersfund.org/donate/
Buy USDA 100% Organic products when possible, as these do not permit GM ingredients, or buy whole fresh produce and meat from local farmers. The majority of the GMO’s you’re exposed to are via processed foods, so by cooking from scratch with whole foods, you can be sure you’re not inadvertently consuming something laced with GM ingredients.
When you do purchase processed food, avoid products containing anything related to corn or soy that are not 100 percent organic, as any foods containing these two non-organic ingredients are virtually guaranteed to contain genetically engineered ingredients, as well as toxic herbicide residues.
By Åsa Paul-Johansson
On the Lime – Raw Foods
Fort Lauderdale area, Florida