My words today are personal. I really hope readers will watch the 10 segments I recently posted of the illuminating documentary The World According to Monsanto. Here is the first paragraph of the Wikipedia entry for this documentary:
The World According to Monsanto is a 2008 documentary film directed by Marie-Monique Robin. Originally released in French as Le monde selon Monsanto, the film is based on Robin’s three-year long investigation into the corporate practices around the world of the United States agricultural giant, Monsanto. Read full Wiki Article.
In frightening detail, with full disclosure of documents and countless interviews with scientists, farmers and citizens around the globe tragically affected by Monsanto, the movie traces the doings of the flagship biotech company through pre-GMO years of deception about toxic pollution, the unethical way the company received FDA approval for GMO crops and products, through the company’s implementation of the goal of patenting all seed for all food worldwide.
I am an American citizen who is finally waking up to what Monsanto and the biotech industry is really up to, and how it is so cleverly disguised and therefore accepted as good for farming, good for the economy, good for consumers. We’ve seen deception and greed in the banking industry. We’ve seen it in the pharmaceutical industry. Now come to find out we’ve been eating it since the mid-90s – every time we open a box of crackers from our pantries, dump some veggies and cubed meat into a wok for stir-fry, or pour a fruit drink into our toddler’s sippy-cup.
Can it get any more personal than that?