...Not only GMO's, but Monsanto has the 'terminator seed'. This seed produces a plant with no viable seed to reuse for the following year. This seed is sold primarily in 3rd work regions desperate for food. AND - Here in the USA Monsanto patrols the heartland looking for farmers trying to reuse the seed they bought. Farmers are hit heavy with fines if they save seed for the next year. Monsanto has bought many small seed companies and now controls a large market share of our food supply. Follow their rules, or pay
... Monsanto seeds require the application of the Round-up chemicals to activate features; this way farmers have to buy the seeds AND the chemicals to spray on them!
... if GM seeds are no big deal then why all the fuss against labeling? Why not let consumers make their own choice? Why spend nearly $6 million on lobbying for the "Monsanto Protection Act," which was written anonymously, passed in secret, and allows Monsanto to keep selling genetically engineered seeds even if a federal court says they may pose a health risk?..
I don’t think that is quite right. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a Monsanto supporter.
The GMO foods are resistant to the weed killer in Round-UP. In other words, it makes it possible to spray the weeds and not kill the crop along with the weeds. The problem is that no one really believes that Round-Up is not harmful to humans.
GMO foods enable farmers to grow more crops on less land. There is a huge push to open up land in the Pacific Northwest to growing grain and soybeans to ship to China, land which has been banned from growing anything by the federal government. GMO crops are the back-up crop for some of those new “coal” terminals that the Obama administration is pushing, with the support of of Republicans and TeaParty members. According to some of the representatives of the Gateway Pacific Terminal (Goldman Sachs), the Chinese have told them that they don’t want our sub-bituminous coal, they want grain and soy beans. (but coal is the product that earns the support of the Republicans).