Monday, February 7, 2011

A Peaceful Revolution is Possible in This Food Fight

We already grow enough food to nourish the nine billion people estimated to be here in a few years, for we eat only about one third of those crops. The rest goes to feeding animals for food, most of that to beef. Monsanto’s lie about not being able to produce enough food to feed the world without biotech is one of the flimsiest of all lies yet that lie is being received as the truth by a gullible press, politicians and populace alike.

Please stop eating Grain-Fed Beef – that will hit the subsidized corn producers where it hurts, and at the same time take away revenue from Monsanto. Genetically Modified Grain-fed beef is produced in Confined Animal Feeding Operations and is laden with Antibiotics and Hormones. Find Grass-Fed beef in your home area, and cut down your beef consumption for greater health, a four to six ounce portion of beef along with vegetables and whole grains will lead to a healthier you.

Ethanol from corn is another huge waste of a food crop. The poor in developing countries can live for a year on what it takes to fill one American SUV with ethanol fuel. Ethanol from Corn is not energy policy, it is Money Policy, one that benefits a select few to the detriment of all Americans.

Yours and my tax dollars are being passed along gratuitously to Corn and Soybean farmers and thus to Monsanto by the billions of dollars each year. Monsanto cycles a large part of that money back to politicians who serve as their marketing arm here and abroad. Demand a stop to this senseless subsidy of crops that we have too much of already, that has led to rampant corruption of our government and lack of choice for Americans at the grocery stores.

And, demand a stop to placing Monsanto’s and other Corporation’s executives in government positions of making rules and regulations that benefit their corporate masters.

How long shall we tolerate these crimes against the American populace? A peaceful revolution is in order. If not now, When?

1 comment:

casinada said...

I just became aware of a tiny town in Maine that recently passed a "Local Food & Community Food Governance Ordinance." It's a simple, straight-forward, document allowing it's small populace "unimpeded access to local food." The ordinance would trump any higher law that might ban the purchase of yard eggs, raw milk, produce, and meat.

Will be interesting to see it play out . . . Let the peaceful revolution begin!