IDKT (I Didn’t Know That)
…a soybean and a soybean seed are one in the same. As I was reading recently in Take Part, “If germinated and grown into a plant, one bean can eventually produce the seeds for countless future plants—a return that grows exponentially over multiple seasons. But thanks to the strict patent control practiced by seed companies like Monsanto, farmers have to pay for new seeds, for a new license to use the GMO technology, every year—or face litigation for saving and replanting seeds. Between 1975 and 2000, the price of soybean seed rose 63 percent, according to a report from The Organic Center. The cost shot up 230 percent over the following decade.”
We need to stop and ask ourselves what we will do to help put an end to this madness. Where farming is big business, like America’s Midwest, this increased overhead hasn’t proved devastating yet. We also need to mention that we have government subsidies to help out farmers here which isn’t the case in other countries. But as reported by Take Part, “in India, where farmers have gone deep into debt to buy GMO seeds, seduced by the faulty promises of better yields, the dramatic price increases have been lethal: While numbers (and causes) are widely debated, many farmers have committed suicide after their crops failed and they were unable to pay back their debts.”
We can’t allow corporate anything to dictate anything in this country or anywhere in the world for that matter. While I can only be responsible for what I do in the country that I live in, I certainly can be aware and take a stand for all humanity no matter where they live. I would hope that you would feel the same way. We have proven time and again that GMO is not the way to go and that testing has been inadequate. Many countries have banned the use of GMO anything. What will it take before we as a community stand up against what is happening and begin to demand that Corporations work for us and not the other way around. If we don’t buy what they produce, they go out of business. It is that simple. The old supply and demand law, there is no better way to make a point?
NYK (Now You Know) …
…that when it comes to the truth about GMO foods, farming and what is happening around the world, we must stand up and be counted if not for us as individuals, then for us as a whole. Stay tuned for more information to come. Through education and unity toward the common good for all and not just corporate giants, we can take back our right to good, unadulterated, whole, nutritious food and getting back to letting thy food be thy medicine and thy fellow man and mother nature be thy farmers. Together we can all be A Voice For Change, Coach D, Donna Appel, Life Transformation Specialist, A Voice For Change, LLC.
Visit http://www.avoiceforchange.com/education to learn more about Monsanto, GMO’s, Corrupt Government, as well as alternative ways to live healthy.