Saturday, November 3, 2012

Farmer beats monsanto!

I wanted to share this story... it is the first time I have seen a farmer actually win in court against the ridiculous lawsuits of Monsanto about genetically modified seeds. Well... win meaning he won the court case... we can be sure it cost him bundles of money fighting it.

My opinion is simple.... its ignorant to even consider that genetically modified crops can be contained in the fields wherein they are planted. Nature is not a lab. Things aren't nice and neat like the world of test tubes and science. It just doesn't work that way in the real world. Nature is designed to create as much genetic diversity as possible to preserve and tweak genetics over time.

Bottom line.. it is impossible.. patentedly impossible .... to contain GMO seeds, plants, pollination, genetics to a single field. Every force of nature is actively opposed to that.

Its like saying that if you kill all the weeds in your yard once... you will never have weeds like your neighbors again... no sprouts... no infiltration.. ever.  Is that reality?

No.. we know it isn't... and so do the scientist and businessmen behind Monsanto. Either they never studied pollination and are totally ignorant to the way plants spread or they know. I think they know.. and they know that with government help and support... these gmo seeds that are patented will eventually take over the world. Once that happens they have a free ride. Those crops can only be bought from Monsanto every year... forever. Real versions of the plant will no longer exist.

Why? Because as genetics spread in the plant world... genes are additive. They add to the unmodified plant... there is no way to remove it. All the forces of nature are currently at work right now ensuring that soybeans, canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, etc are no longer existing without Monsanto genes and thereby patent infringement.

GMO crops are bad... all of them.. simply because there is no way to contain them. They are viral. In twenty years science will decide they are harmful but by then... they can't be stopped... the genie is out of the bottle.

I applaud this farmer fifty fighting the giant and sticking to it. This I'd one thing it takes to stop this monster. Labeling laws are another important aspect. The monster must be stopped... or our children dont stand a chance.

 David vs. Monsanto—The Story of How a Lone Farmer Prevailed Against One of the Most Powerful Companies on the Planet 

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