War on Food

War On Food

When genetically modified food was first introduced in the 20th century, it was a break through for mankind. Imagine, being able to eat any type of fruit or vegetable all year round! Sounds pretty amazing at first, right? I beg to differ. Instead of helping the population, like many thought, it has made thousands sick, and even some serious disorders have become more common in the last twenty years. Not just the human population is suffering from GMO crops but the environment is suffering as well. Unfortunately Multi-billion dollar companies, such as Monsanto, don't care about these hazards but care more about getting their dollar. If we continue to put GMO crops into our ...

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to Monsanto are “blacklisted.” Even the farmers with “clean” crops are still heavily effected by GMO seeds because of the wind blowing the toxic herbicides into their fields. Recently, GMO Alfalfa was approved and will start to be planted very soon, just this crop will release 23 million more pounds of toxic herbicides into the environment each year, and the government is supposed to be “green”? Sounds a bit opposite to me. It is important to be aware of what exactly we are putting into our bodies, and what is in season. I, personally, don't want to ingest something that is going to release millions of more toxins into our already polluted environment.
As well as getting my view in the subject, a close and well respected friend of mine, Amy, was kind enough to speak with me about her views on the war on food. Amy is a lovely goddess from Longmont, Colorado and is an extreme believer in small farming and organic clean products. Her boyfriend and her became more aware ...

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unfortunately. Just this past February when the Obama administration passed GMO sugar beets and alfalfa, over 300,000 people had commented, email, or called the administration saying they were against the new proposal, and every single one of those people was evidently ignored, considering it was passed.
The ig man behind it all, Monsanto. When going online to Monsanto's website, it looks like the American dream, and this company is helping us take steps in the right direction, well, don't be fooled. Under “Who We Are” on the website, it says “Producing more, conserving more, improving lives.” That doesn't seem to be the case, they may be producing more but improving lives? They're ...

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