Monday, October 12, 2009

Foxes in the Henhouse: the Obama Administration Strikes Out has an excellent article on the appointment of Monsanto Insiders to key agricultural positions in the Obama administration. (To be fair, Michael Pollan, who was initially critical of Tom Vilsack, has actually complimented Vilsack for his support of farmer's markets).

If you are unfamiliar with the dark underworld of Monsanto, GMO's (genetically modified foods), big agribusiness and government corruption, I suggest you start doing some research. No, the food you buy at the grocery store isn't safe and there is big money invested in keeping you from knowing the truth.

In a nutshell:

If you eat processed food (ie. which comprises 70-80% of the junk sold in today's supermarkets), you are supporting and consuming genetically modified food and putting your health at risk. Flip the box over and read the ingredients. If it isn't something that came out of God's earth and/or you can't pronounce it, you can rest assurred that you shouldn't be putting into your body.  Companies aren't required to tell you if their product contains genetically modified ingredients - the only way you can be safe is if the label says it's not GMO or if you buy USDA certified organic.

Monsanto wants to control the world's food supply. This sounds draconian and rather conspiracy-theorish but it's not too far from the truth. Contrast a world in which God provided all sorts of wonderful natural food as a blessing to mankind to a modern police state where Monsanto genetically alter's God's creation and maintains ultimate control over who can plant or harvest. And you can't just avoid them. GMO's can contaminate 'real' plants through cross pollination, putting the world's natural and organic food supply at risk.
Curious? Here are some more links:

The World According to Monsanto  (Documentary)
Millions Against Monsanto Campaign
Axis of Logic (Articles)
GM Watch
Seeds of Deception Video Future of Food Article
Seeds of Suicide Documentary (Indian farmers suicide)

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