We are in a race to save agriculture as we need it. We need the land to be fruitful. We need it to supply good, nutritious food. We need what we know as agriculture to not kill us with pesticides, genetic engineering, neurotoxins, heavy metals, and other poisons so liberally dumped on and in what we so fondly remember as food.
Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, while safely ensconced in the commercial market, Monsanto, a company responsible for more deaths through herbicides than Carter has pills, took over…. completely. Not to be dismayed by what may seem to some as a moral glitch in the road, Monsanto went on to consume the consumer market as it did the commercial one – no labeling required.
Here Come Da Corn!
Monsanto Co. (MON), the world’s biggest vegetable seed maker, said it will begin selling genetically modified sweet corn in the U.S. this year, the first product it has developed for the consumer market.
The sweet corn seeds are engineered to kill insects living above and below ground and to tolerate applications of the company’s Roundup herbicide, Consuelo Madere, Monsanto vice president for vegetables, told reporters at company headquarters in St. Louis today. They will be introduced to growers serving the U.S. fresh corn market starting in the autumn, she said.
Monsanto previously sold only engineered crops that are processed into sugars and oils, used as animal feed or made into fibers. The new seeds will initially target the 250,000-acre market for fresh corn in the eastern U.S., Madere said. (Bloomberg)
Organics and GMO: A Race for Survival
Going to take a jaunt to the corner hardware store to pick up a packet of seeds? Don’t want genetic engineering taking over your zealously guarded source of clean food? Well guess what, your search for clean food/seed just got a whole lot harder, if possible at all.
If you don’t have non-hybrid, non-GMO, organic seeds and a garden started, do it! Then use THIS GUIDE to harvest and store your own seeds and never buy them again! I don’t care where you buy your seeds, just get them and start something growing now. Heirloom Organics seeds are available at Farm Wars.
© 2011 Barbara H. Peterson