Monsanto wants control of ALL seeds.
You have to know how to turn losses into victories. You can’t be a goody-good who thinks a decision by the authorities is the end of the battle. It’s fuel for the fire. You make hay out of it. You use it to arouse the public.
The people in Hawaii County voted that they did not want GMOs. The court overruled that vote in favor of the biggest pro-GMO agricultural corporation of all – state and federal biotech interests.
The Just Label It! campaign was not created to ban GMOs. It was created to gain their acceptance. A hard nut to swallow, but essential.
In 1996, Monsanto introduced its first GMO seeds. It ensured that farmers could not save the seeds and essentially lose the ownership of their seeds. Consequently, the power balance shifted away from the farmers to corporations who now own 80 percent of GM corn and 93 percent of the GM soy market. Now farmers not only have to buy the seeds from the corporations year after year, but they are also forced to comply with the rules and regulations embedded in the contracts, which are designed to put the farmers at a juridical disadvantage. Since they have been wrongly accused, Dave Runyon, Troy Roush and Moe Parr have traveled the world speaking out publicly about Monsanto’s reckless business policies.