Monsanto has been creating genetically modified politicians called Frankenfools that are logic resistant and Wild Pacific salmon are endangered by sea lice and Frankenfish
Seeds are the essence of life and without seeds sovereignty there is no food sovereignty. According to reports by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 75% of the plant genetic diversity has been lost since local farmers and organic food producers were forced to leave their local farms for more industrialized and modern varieties.
In fact, currently, 75% of the world’s food supply is generated from only 12 plants and five animal species. Most foods in US are just re-arrangement of corn and soy and 90% of US corn and soy are genetically modified and patented by the giant biotech company Monsanto.
The disappearance of seed sovereignty and lack of biodiversity have led to a major crisis in agriculture and global food security. At the same time, Frankenfood companies have the power to force legislators to pass laws in their favors and use public money to destroy renewable heirloom seeds and replace them with non-renewable and unreliable patented seeds owned by big corporations.
So, why Uncle Sam supports Frankenfood companies?
Monsanto’s seeds have brought debt, lack of biodiversity, suicidal farmers (every 30 minutes an Indian farmer commits suicide by drinking Monsanto’s insecticide: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/indian-farmers-committing-suicide-monsanto-gm-crops/) and economic loss for US farmers (because of GMOs, many countries have banned import of US corn and wheat).
Also, despite the will of majority of Americans who want GMOs labeled, the power-mad government dominated by demagogues and sociopaths have pushed and continue to push for Monsanto’s GMO agenda. Monsanto’s toxic legacy is the full representation of biocriminals who offer destruction and misery to the world in the name of science and technology.
According to alternet.org, “the State Department is using taxpayer money to help push the agenda of Monsanto and its friends all across the world. Here’s a recent example: Assistant Secretary of State Jose W. Fernandez, addressing an event of high-level government officials from around the world, agribusiness CEOs, leaders from international organizations, and anti-hunger groups said, ‘Without agricultural biotechnology, our world would look vastly different. One of our challenges is how to grow more crops on the same land. This is where biotechnology plays a role.”
While many well-known and respected scientific community members disagree with the above statements and have raised questions and concerns about genetically modified foods, the US law makers keep pushing for Frankenseeds and vote 'No' on a single bill that will require GMOs to be labeled. Find out how House of Representative is a true representative of Monsanto, DuPont and their buddies. While the Obama administration draws a red line against the use of chemical weapons, the gradual poisoning of the American public is considered normal and well-accepted.
Our local farmers and organic food producers are threatened and pushed out of business by giant agribusinesses while six breeds of livestock are lost every month and 30% of livestock breeds are at higher risk of extinction.
As a matter of fact, many animal species have gone extinct over the last century and the world’s 17 main fishing grounds are fishing above the sustainable limits and many fish populations are going extinct.
One of the fish that’s going extinct is Pacific salmon:
Pacific salmon is going extinct as a result of sea lice that breed in farmed fish. Pacific salmon that has existed since the Ice Age is born in a river and migrates about two thousand miles in the sea and then returns all the way back to the river, where it was born, bringing tremendous amount of nutrients on its journey that help to sustain the entire ecosystem such as bears, wolves, eagles and even rain forests.
The failure to contain sea slice from farmed salmon is endangering the wild salmon population and the entire ecosystem. In 2007, a group of scientists wrote a letter to the Canadian government urging them to take a serious action against sea slice. Eighteen respected scientists and researchers submitted the following letter to the Canadian government: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/09/070919225321.htm
Just when you think that farmed fish was so bad, the biotech companies come up with the new GMO fish called AquAdvantage® Salmon (a combination of farmed Atlantic salmon eggs and growth hormone gene from Chinook salmon). Frankenfish funded by USDA can grow much quicker and become twice the size of Atlantic salmon in a short period of time.
Despite the claims of many independent researchers and scientists, the Food and Drug Administration in their preliminary assessment has agreed that frankenfish is safe and won’t impose a threat to people’s health and the environment.
However, many scientists have raised concerns that GMO salmon can breed with wild trout and harm the ecosystem. Click here to find out how scientists warn that GMO salmon can breed with wild trout and harm the environment and other species. Frankenfish is currently waiting for FDA’s approval and with US pro-GMO policies, frankenfish might soon appear on your dinner plate. But if FDA approves GM salmon for US consumption, the nutritional value of wild salmon and the lives of many wild species could be ruined. I hope that wild salmon won’t be among 100 species that go extinct every single day.
Don't let corporations buy your vote! Vote yes on 522. 'Let's label it and call it proudly made with GMOs'
The giant biotech and chemical corporations including Monsanto and DuPont are spending millions of dollars to kill GMO initiative labeling in Washington. These toxic producing companies do not care about the health and well being of you or your family. Last year, the biotech and chemical companies spent $46 million to defeat California Proposition No. 37 and so far, they have spend $11 million againt I-522 in Washington. Find out how Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has been laundering donation money on behalf of giant retail and food corporations who do not want to suffer bad publicity for opposing Washington GMO initiative labeling.
The fact is that, the biotech and chemical companies know that the high sales of GMO products are actually related to lack of knowledge and improper labeling, not customer’s choice. Many consumers have no idea that they are purchasing many famous food brands that contain hidden GMO ingredients.
Also, the food industry knows that no one in their right mind goes to a grocery store and specifically looks for genetically modified tomatoes or corn. And not a single brand or food company advertises that their product is made with GMOs. They actually try to deny and hide GMO in their products. If there is nothing wrong with GMOs, why not label it and advertise it and call it “PROUDLY MADE WITH GMOs”? What is all this hiding about that they have to sell their GMOs under different names like “natural”.
Please support GMO Initiative labeling in Washington and 'our right as consumers to know'. Do not fall for the trick and manipulative tactics of chemical companies that falsely claim that GMO labeling will increase the food prices. 'Vote Yes on 522', if you do not want the government or big corporations prevent you from finding out what's in your food: http://seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/gmo-labeling-washington/