California’s GMO labeling proposal was defeated on election day, largely because the opposition (Monsanto, DuPont, junk food manufacturers) outspent the backers of the proposal by tens of millions – creating an ad blitz that pounded the airwaves with misinformation designed to confuse voters who were uninformed about GMOs – but all is not lost. The cause is being furthered both inside and outside the California border and a growing list of people has become aware of what is going on with biotech.
I am in the process of posting ten parts of a French-produced documentary called “The World According to Monsanto” (part 4 here, parts 1-3 in recent posts). I highly recommend watching this film in its entirety. It exposes in detail the evils of biotech and how the industry slithers and snakes its way around safety and health regulations.
This has all become very personal to me. Learning about the GMOs in our food, the history of the biotech industry, the vast implications of this global practice has become my passion as of late. I haven’t felt this strongly about anything in years so I have to say I’m really enjoying the charge it gives me. It’s nice to have a fervor coursing through my veins. I have a flag to wave!
I write this blog to inform myself and anyone who stops by, takes notice, and gives a quick read. I do believe that education is the key and as I’ve stated before, the vast majority of the US food-consuming public, which is, well, everyone, doesn’t have the a clue of what is really going on with the global food industry and if they did they’d be outraged – as I am outraged. I just hope the strengthening army of the GMO-savvy types can spread the word before an irreversible health catastrophe happens.
Remember DDT? Remember PCBs? Remember Agent Orange? Monsanto.
The World According to Monsanto, part 4