If you don't know what Monsanto's chemicals are doing to the farmland of the planet, it is time to learn.
john the FaceBook page Millions Aginst Monsanto
Read the article in the following link to start to understand the problem Monsanto is causing to all plants (not just farm plants - but as the chemicals end up in the rivers, lakes, and oceans - to waterplants and the sea creatures that eat them), and to animals, including us.
This is the name of the article:
Monsanto's Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Human and Animal Health
This is where you can read it:
It seems like they have bought out many souls.
Our local university hear has a building right on the front on campus that say's "MOnsanto"
So much for higher education.
Maybe you could buy the shirt and modify the logo to say "proud to be apart from the solution" !
Truly one of the rulers of the Evil Empire on Earth, complete with a swinging door into the FDA executive suite......
A Monsanto protest is going to be held at the White House later this month: March.
Join Millions Against Monsanto on FaceBook.
The more people who know about what Monsanto has been and is up to, the better.
For someone who's already been eating organic, a month without Monsanto seems pretty simple.
But, as original Month Without Monsanto blogger April Dávila found, Monsanto's tentacles reach far beyond the grocery aisles.
Our non-organic, often sweatshop-manufactured, cotton clothing has sprouted from Monsanto's seeds, too.
Even the gas is our cars is Monsanto-made! About 35% of the U.S. corn crop is made into ethanol. (The rest feeds factory farmed animals or becomes "food" ingredients like high fructose corn syrup.) It's tough to choose between supporting Monsanto or Big Oil. The fact is, we need to drive less and carpool more or, better yet: walk, bike, and use public transportation whenever possible.
The Obama Administration's USDA recently approved a new corn variety genetically engineered by Syngenta to be easier to convert to ethanol. Like crops that are modified to produce pharmaceuticals, genetically modified ethanol crops present a huge contamination danger to our food supply.
Who's protecting consumers? The USDA's deregulation decision is final. The only thing we can do at this point is scream bloody murder at the politicians we elect to provide oversight on these issues.
Time to write the president and your congressional representatives!
Thank you for sharing that video BananaMan.
EdnShell, that is a good point, that a large amount of the GE corn is turned into ethanol, which is partially supported by subsidies from the government, which is absurd.
Corn ethanol is starch ethanol.
A better form of ethanol is cellulosic ethanol.
What could it be that we could make cellulosic ethanol out of? Hmmmmmmm..... um, well... the most common "crop" in North America: not grains or farmed things, but landscape clippings. Currently, most landscape clippings end up in trash dumps and landfills. It would be better to take what can be used to local ethanol plants. And it can be done in every region of North America. But, Monsanto wouldn't like that.
When Obama was running for the White House, he said he wanted the cellulosic ethanol market to be developed. What happened to that plan? Look at the Monsanto whores the Obama administration appointed to offices. Sad.
Also, the petroleum industry wouldn't like that cellulosic ethanol market to be developed. And one of the things people say is that it is too expensive to develop a new industry. However, tens of billions are being spent on the tar sands industry in Canada. And now pipe lines are planned from Central Canada to the Pacifc, and from Central Canada to Texas. Read the current edition of Earth Island Journal for stories about that. Most people don't know that the current U.S. petroleum market is largely made up of petro from Canada, and the largest amount of that is from tar sands, which is an extremely environmentally destructive industry - first you have to cut down millions of trees, then you have to push aside the soil. Then you have to push aside the rock. Then you can start getting at the tar sands. Then the processing take three barrels of water to get one barrel of petro. And that all leaves behind destoryed landscapes where there were once virgin forests. And huge toxic ponds of chemically poisoned water, which then kills lots and lots of wildlife.
Another thing that Monsanto and the petroleum industry, and the companies that service the petro industry don't want to happen is the legalization of industrial hemp farming in the U.S. What can you make from hemp? From the cellulose: cellulosic ethanol. From the oil: diesel fuel. From the fiber: fabric - instead of cotton - which is largely now GE cotton dependant on LOTS of chemicals and uses more water than other crops, and ends up being horrible for the land. Hemp is a safer product all around. And one acre of hemp absorbs more greenhouse gasses than one acre of trees. See http://www.VoteHemp.com.