This is something I believe strongly in. Since having cancer, I have become much more aware of toxins in my food and environment ... a lot of things I wish I had better understood long ago.
If you wonder what all the commotion is about and why millions from around the world joined in a global rally to march AGAINST Monsanto and all it represents, I invite you to take some time and view the full length documentary "The World According to Monsanto". Also enlightening is the half hour "Food Inc - Monsanto". I challenge anyone to watch these and not be changed.
here's one that indicates the level of power they have over the national media ... . It's the story of two investigative news reporters who were eventually fired after not succumbing to threats and bribes regarding the news story they prepared about Monsanto. The story they were telling is really important for people to know. Canadian scientists play into the story, too.
a list of companies to boycott. There's even an app (BUYCOTT) to help you find and avoid GMOs. Protest by growing your own vegetables and herbs, making sure to use heirloom seeds. Ask your grocers and your restaurant owners if there are GMOs in the foods they're selling you. Buy organic when you can. Educate your children, your parents, your brothers and sisters, friends and neighbours.
I'm not saying I have this whole "avoiding GMO's thing" mastered - it takes a lot of time, effort and energy that I don't entirely have. I'm just saying I'm really concerned and feel it's important that I join the masses around the world about this issue. I'm trying with baby steps and hopefully those baby steps will become bigger steps. It would sure help a lot if GMO products were, at least, labeled. You can find some generally good advice about how to avoid GMOs here. The Non-GMO Project website takes a lot of the guess work out of what is and isn't a GMO product. It verifies products and lists others that are in the verification process. It has lots of other useful information, too.
If you're interested in some other news stories about Monsanto around the world:
- Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields
- Monsanto Sued by India for Biopiracy
- Peru Bans GMOs / Monsanto for 10 years
- Countries Ban GMOs / Monsanto after French scientists show dangers of GMOs
- John Stewart's take on the recently passed passed (US) "Monsanto Protection Act"
- The New York Times reports on how increasingly difficult it is for producers to find non-GMO ingredients for their food products in light of the increasing consumer demand for GMO-free foods.