Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Why We're Doing This Reason #1

Oh, we have lots of reasons, but this has to be our TOP reason for why we're doing this.

We are completely and utterly diallusioned with our current food system. The governmental agencies that are supposed to regulate it are practically owned - or at least ran - by big ag and corporations.

Case in point, Obama just appointed Catherine Woteki to be the USDA's  undersecretary for research, education, and economics. What's the big deal? Well Woteki also happens to be the global director of scientific affairs at one of the biggest junk-food producers - Mars, Inc - and a staunch supporter of GMOs. In her new role, she'll be supervising the head of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (which oversees grant programs), Roger Beachy. Beachy is openly hostile to organic farming and has strong ties to, you guessed it, Monsanto.

Good grief, could it get worse? Oh it is. More on that later.

3 comments:

  1. Ah yes, Monsanto. GMO Corn,soy, canola, ousting farmers, buying out seed companies,etc. Is there ANYONE in our current government not connected with them? And here's my prediction and no I'm not psychic. The GMO crops are going to fail which will leave USA in a dilemma much like the Irish Potato Famine where one million people died and one million migrated out of Ireland in order to survive. Only for us there is no where to migrate too as Canada has been Monsanto-sized as well as Mexico. Heirloom seeds, victory gardens and organics. It's the only way to go.

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  2. SPP, what's funny is that there is a NYT article that just came out about Monsanto's crops I mean market shares, failing. If anything, they are falling out of favor with farmers.

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