American farmerBarbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

Recently the DesMoines Register published an article titled ‘Opposition to biotech crops slowing government approval, hurting farmers’ in which the author stated:

The opposition to biotech crops is slowing the approval by U.S. regulators of new genetically modified products that is hurting farmers, an official with a trade group representing seed manufacturers said Sunday.

Cathleen Enright, an executive vice president of the food and agriculture with the Biotechnology Industry Organization, told farmers the growing number of groups working to “create fear and malign” our companies, coupled with more state ballot initiatives seeking to require mandatory labeling, have been noticed by states, regulators and political leaders.

“This impact is hitting close to home for American agriculture,” Enright told a supportive audience at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in San Antonio.

Increasingly, it is taking longer for regulators to approve new biotech seeds made by Johnston-based DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto and Syngenta, among other companies. The United States, Enright said, has changed from being the fastest in terms of approval nearly 20 years ago to one of the slowest among major producing countries.

“What that means is access to biotech seeds by U.S. farmers is falling behind,” she said.

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2014/01/12/opposition-to-biotech-crops-slowing-government-approval-hurting-farmers

My response to this pathetic attempt at twisting the truth to garner sympathy for the GMO sector is this:

Refusal of consumers to put up with poisons is hurting the poor GMO farmers? The approval process for new genetically engineered (GMO) seeds is taking too long? Seriously? How about for once considering the death and destruction your GMO farming practices are causing for the people trying to live near your fields who reap the ‘benefits’ of your pesticide spraying whether they want to or not? What about the pesticide-soaked crops that you grow that unwitting consumers and animals eat every day, causing untold health impacts that go unreported as to the cause because there is no accountability? What about the transgenes that escape your fields and pollute your neighbors’ organic crops, forever damaging and outright destroying their livelihoods? What about the damage caused to the environment that you so blithely cause? What about the health impacts that independent scientists have exposed, caused by genetically engineered foods, that the biotech industry conveniently sweeps under the carpet in its quest for total food domination?

You will get no sympathy from me. As far as I am concerned, all GMO farmers can eat, breathe, bathe in, and otherwise immerse themselves in GMOs and Glyphosate and leave the rest of us alone. We do not choose to be poisoned by your transgenes and pesticide sprays no matter how much you tell us we need them. That is your choice, not ours. Poison yourselves if you want to. Problem solved. We will replace you with farmers who care about us and the environment and we will grow our own, cutting you out of the picture entirely. That is, if you survive your own poisons.

©2014 Barbara H. Peterson

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7 Responses to “Pathetic Attempt to Garner Sympathy for GMO Farmers Falls Flat”

  1. Vanessa K. Williams says:

    If THEY live by the SWORD, then THEY should DIE by the SWORD. Manufacturers/Growers of GMOS SHOULD B FORCE FED THEIR OWN PRODUCTS. OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN DESERVE TO LIVE JUST AS MUCH AS THEIRS. I’m FIGHTING TO THE DEATH OF ALL GMOS!

  2. Sundown says:

    YES.. What nedlud said!

  3. Archie1954 says:

    I still don’t understand how the law of nuisance get turned upside down. How did Monsanto, a cause of a commercially deleterious substance (GMO seeds) get away wit, not only no liability for its destruction of farmer’s organic crops, but also with being able to sue the organic farmer for having his crops laced with the deleterious substance? Apparently Monsanto can’t sue the farmer if Monsanto’s destruction of the organic crops isn’t over 1%. So the more destruction Monsanto can manage, the better chance Monsanto has of suing the organic farmer. I must admit, this whole lawsuit matter points to amazing levels of corruption in the US judiciary.

  4. Eric Hall says:

    It is our patriotic duty to eat GMOs and develop cancer in order to stimulate the overall economy. The ultimate goal is to reduce the human population, and then maintain it at 500 million for the greater good and to be in balance with nature. Heil to the great leader!

  5. nedlud says:

    Iowa is a really really sick state. So is Wisconsin. Minnesota, where I live, is only slightly ‘better’.

    It is not just gmo, it is the idea of modern technology pushed onto and into everyone by bureaucracy and ‘law’ (government and industry) as necessary, infallible and unstoppable.

    Yes, it is necessary, infallible and unstoppable if you want to kill everybody and everything and turn this into a sterile and dead planet.

    We’re getting real close.

    nedlud

  6. POWER JUNKIES ALL OF THEM.

  7. suss says:

    NO sh__t!!!! I freaking hate them all!!! I realize everything i post on line is going into my “File” but i don’t give a sh__t anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Truth will set you free and this is truth!!! damn inconvenient for the liars right? right!