Tuesday, February 21, 2012

GMO updates: good, bad, and really ugly

My last GMO rant for at least a few weeks! *Besides, it's time to gear up for garden season...

The Good news:
 Boulder, Colorado bans GMO crops on county-owned land
India Suing Monsanto, seeds of discord

While this is a good start for India, it does not address over 17,500 of India's farmers who have committed suicide, apparently most largely due to GMO cotton. Source

Yeah, he sounds a little too rehearsed, but it's a start!

In-between news?
300,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto in Federal Court:
Judge's Decision due on March 31st as to whether to Go to Trial

Bad news:
Monsanto illegally plants GM corn in India 

Monsanto at war with the USA & all other Nations?
Roundup herbicide found in air, rain, and streams

Yet Another FDA  Monsanto Food Scandal

"Part of me would like to tell you it will be ok, things are going to be ok, but I cannot do that. In Europe where the EU has banned GMO foods a documentary was made that we here in the US are being blocked from seeing by Monsanto. They do not want you to know the truth, but as the show "X-Files" used to say in the credits, The truth is out there."
Human trials of GM wheat


...and The Really Ugly News:
"The USDA presented the industry with only two options that they were considering– deregulation, and deregulation with restrictions. Given the pervasive planting of GE crops in the U.S. – 93% of soy, 86% of corn, 93% of cotton and 93% of canola seed planted were genetically engineered in the U.S. in 2010 – the option of an outright ban was not on the table." Source: Red Green & Blue (http://s.tt/12AJa )

ps... don't forget canola oil (Canadian Oil Low Acid) made from rapeseed is a GMO, and while it is said to have benefits, all of the GM rapeseed grown throughout the world is herbicide resistant which means more chemicals are used for weed control. The same is true of soybean oil, and soy products; most are GMO unless they specify "organic".


  1. Monsanto ranks at the top of my list of evils in this world -- but we ARE the 99% and it's time we took our world back! The internet is crucial in getting the truth out -- ripples of resistance seem to be spreading around the globe and have the potential to turn into a veritable tsunami. We don't have to be sheep . . .

  2. Thanks, again, for taking all the time to get these together for us!

    Leah's Mom

  3. What do you think of getting legislation out there that limits government USDA and Ag committee membership to no more that 5% current or prior affiliation with any one company (or parent organization like Monsanto) or similar. A long shot perhaps. Need to start somewhere.


    1. Yes, it's a long shot, but I think it's a great idea!

      BTW, When I was collection info. for this post, I almost included that drawing from your link above.

    2. Beware ..............
      Cooking oil labeled as Vegetable Oil is non other than SOYBEAN OIL. Another scam from the powers that be.
      ........... SOYBEAN IS NOT a veggie
      scooter in TP


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