I have said for years that Round Up (TM) manufacturer by Monsanto is the most insidious product that has ever been invented. That is a tall claim and one that needs to be defended, so I will. Round Up is a herbicidal product that will kill ever plant on Earth other than the seeds that have been genetically modified (GMO) by Monsanto. Think of the power that Monsanto has. It possesses seeds that cannot be killed by its own product, which CAN kill every other plant on Earth. That’s 100,000’s of plant types potentially under its control. Monsanto was chemical company that decided to get into the agricultural seed business 30 years ago. They started by buying up over 50 large agricultural seed companies around the the world. Monsanto motto (internal, not public) is “No seed shall be sown they we don’t own.” Some of the genetically modified corn that they grow is actually registered as an insecticide because when insect eat the corn they die. For that reason, I don’t eat corn that I don’t grow myself or I know that the farmer who grew it knows where they got their seeds from.
HR2749 (US House Legislation), which I had written about extensively, is an attempt to do away with the family farm and give power to mega-agricultural corporations. However, we have a glimmer of hope with this news.
According to the St. Louis Business Journal, a federal judge in California has banned the planting of genetically modified sugar beets created by Monsanto. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White handed down the court’s decision which vacates the deregulation of Roundup Ready sugar beets, which are engineered to withstand Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. The ban affects genetically modified sugar beets planted after the ruling and does not affect crops already planted and harvested for sugar, White said. White ruled in September 2009 that the USDA will have to complete an Environmental Impact Statement for the sugar beets. The USDA has estimated that an EIS may be ready by 2012. Monsanto has said in court papers that revoking regulators’ approval of sugar beets would cost the biotech giant and its customers approximately $2 billion in 2011 and 2012.
As far as I know this is the first time anyone has ever stood in Monsanto’s way. Should we give the judge an award?
We have to fight against Monsanto and companies like them that are intent on controlling our food supply at any cost. I suggest the following documentaries: “The World According to Monsanto”, “Controlling Our Food”, “Monsanto, Poison & Genes”, “Monsanto: Extinction” and “Food Inc.”
We need to become aware of what this corporation is up to and believe me it’s not good.