Thursday, March 28, 2013

Monsanto, GMOs, and YOU!

I usually try to keep my blog very light-hearted and funny, but today I have to share with you some information that you must know about.  It is very frightening.....much scarier than people eating hard boiled eggs that have been soaked in food dyes and sitting around at room temperature for days.

Monsanto is now above the law in our country.  They can do whatever they want to our food supply and they will be protected.

"Using the deceptive title of Farmer Assurance Provision, Section 735 of this bill actually grants Monsanto immunity from federal courts pending the review of any GM crop that is thought to be dangerous."--source 

This is scary scary business.  Basically, if 10 years from now we all have cancer from a GMO produced by Monsanto, our government will protect Monsanto.

What are GMOs?  Genetically Modified Organisms are plants in which their DNA has been altered in the laboratory so that they produce more desirable products.  I don't care if you believe in God or Mother Nature, that is scary stuff!!!!  Monsanto loves GMOs because they can make food that is more "sellable" to consumers and continue to increase their ridiculous yearly profits!!!!

I don't know about you, but I prefer an imperfect lumpy, bumpy garden tomato over a grocery store tomato that has been modified to keep it fresh over the 4 weeks of transport it undergoes from factory farm to the store.

GMO foods have not been proven to be safe.

What can you do?

Here's some more reading material.

Educate yourself.  Read labels.  Buy organic.  Plant a garden.  Don't put your head in the sand and pretend like this won't affect you and your family.  Put some time into learning about this to protect your health!!!