Saturday people were marching all over the world against Monsanto and their evil ways. But why? What's really the big deal? (Before you read the post below, you may first want to read a basic GMO definition here.)
Many don't have a clue who Monsanto is, so I'll give you my own ‘nutshell' version that I use to help others understand & explain why so many are trying to bring awareness to this issue…
Monsanto is a huge company who have actually changed the genetic makeup of certain seeds, so that they can be sprayed with large amounts of pesticides but not die. Only the weeds die. (These are called “Round-up ready” crops.) And then instead WE die sooner, once our bodies have gotten sick trying to fight off the extra toxins we've ingested from all those pesticides and in the frankenfood that came from the seed that was so drastically changed.
Don't you think GMO food should just be labeled (like it is in other countries!) so we all at least KNOW?
As if all that wasn't bad enough, Monsanto has BIG people in BIG places pulling some really slimy strings. Recently the “Monsanto Protection Act” went through! This was a hidden item in a bigger bill that Obama signed which protects Monsanto from lawsuits if there is a problem linked to their seeds. I wish it was a joke but it's far from it.”
Learn more from this GMO Trilogy and Seeds of Deception set by Jeffrey Smith.
After watching about three dozen videos looking for just the right one, I finally found this one that you have to watch, it's short!
I loved this quote from the video:
“If there's a silver lining in all of this, it's this. The insidious actions of Monsanto and the destruction of our food chain only serves to wake people up to political puppets and to the bottomless pit of corruption that steps far beyond Monsanto and compels them to do even more research. The Awakening is Here and Monsanto is Just the Beginning.”
This is so true! We had to go to the March later in the day and were at a family birthday party earlier. When everyone asked why I had to leave early I told them where we were going, and since it did get some news coverage, they had already heard something about it and so my short spiel made a bit more of an impact on my family than it otherwise would have! This led to a conversation about what eggs are best (my brother used to farm and he's a great gardener, so he knows more about all of that than I do), and later about what's wrong with breakfast cereal!
Here's another good one – have you seen this celebrity video?
“Here in America you don't get the right to know if you're eating genetically modified organisms!”
- Here's one more celebrity GMO video if you missed it.
Now I'll share some pictures below from our local Grand Rapids, Michigan march:
What was it like where you marched?! Thank you for taking a stand!!
Leah G says
Our little town did not have a march either…. we had Nazi style police road blocks and yes loads of chem trails. We are in Western NC on the TN & GA border. Its everywhere. My Hubby has spent the morning on the phone with a ton of Senators regarding the Monsanto 71. Ha….what a joke. Did everyone see that Hungary burned something like 500 hectares of GM corn.
My husband and I marched with our little boy in Bend, Oregon. It was a great day and a great turn out. I just wonder how many people were also watching them spray chemtrails over and over while we marched. They spray chemtrails so heavy on the West Coast.
Amanda Yoder says
On a related but not note–the movie Promised Land was great to a big name actor and mainstream movie to bring attention to fracking…can only hope the same can come for GMO awareness!
I just watched that trailer and it looks so good! Yes, we need a movie on GMOs with Matt Damon in it!
I agree with all of you here so far. Both parties are a mess. Even though I used to be all ‘Republican’, nothing much at all happened when they had the chance in office (to protect the unborn or to restore safety in our food supply – my two hot topics), and so they deserved to be beaten the last two times, especially with the weak candidates they put out there. The last two Repub. presidential candidates were dweebs. The whole thing riles me up…
Nina Wassel says
I agree with you that we haven’t had much choice in republican candidates,but I can’t understand why this president is all for EPA when it comes to putting coal fired power plants out of business, which is where my family made their living, and then he makes a decision like this for Monsanto. Can you say BIG MONEY!! It all just sickens me!!
I am so sorry to say we didn’t have a march, here is Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I had not even heard about it until the last minute and then found out we didn’t have it here. How sad! Hopefully next year. The government is corrupt – it doesn’t matter whether they are Rep or Dem. We can’t let these companies like Monsanto “run us” and everything we eat – this is not acceptable and we have to get the word out! Thanks Kelly, for all you do. Sounds like even your family is not completely in tune – neither is mine. I have a daughter still eating margarine and I can only say so much. We really have to wake up to what’s happening…
Leah G says
exactly Valerie this has nothing to do with who the president it. We have become a corporate nation. No longer holding fast to our values we give up our freedoms for a false sense of security. BOGUS! Too many people feel as though they can do too little to make a change since they are so tight on funds. A small change will impact a larger change though. We outnumber the evil by many and unless we do something drastic now it is over. The new world order is being marched in as we applaud it. What happened to the land of the free and home of the brave? what happened to our values? God bless each and every one of you!
I am indeed disappointed with Obama about this. This is way bigger than the president. A different democrat or a republican in the White House wouldn’t change this. They all need campaign donations.
Nina Wassel says
Just one more reason that I don’t like Obama!! I’m tired of these people making bad decisions for us. Of course Michelle has her little organic garden behind the White House and I’m sure they have their organic foods brought in while the rest of the people are subjected to GMO’s.