The Organic food industry does need some regulations, as many of the larger companies are trying to get around the organic "rules", and have even
done a good job of getting around the rules. Their are companies who are "defrauding" people by claiming their foods are organic, when they are
not. Also their are regulations in place which allow a year for "conversion", especially in the milk industry. So I have had to research and find
the companies that are actually doing what they say they are.
Provisions allowing up to 20-percent non-organic feed in the first nine months of a dairy herd's one-year conversion
I don't think this should be allowed, a farmer should, within this conversion year, sell the milk as non organic.
So, I think we do need some added regulations in place, but the fact that Monsanto is involved, tells me this can't be a good one.
Involving Monsanto, Kelloggs uses genetically altered beets for sugar for their foods. So I have a second reason to "boycott" Kelloggs.
The World According to Monsanto
90% of GMO's belong to Monsanto "Monsanto, where creative chemistry works for you"
They hold 70-100% market share for various crops.
Roundup, a Monsanto product, don't use it.
Who created "agent orange"? Monsanto, who created aspartame? Monsanto Bovine growth hormone? Monsanto
Monsanto Hid Decades Of Pollution
January 1, 2002 Monsanto Co. routinely discharged toxic waste into a west Anniston creek and dumped millions of pounds of PCBs into oozing
open-pit landfills. And thousands of pages of Monsanto documents -- many emblazoned with warnings such as "CONFIDENTIAL: Read and Destroy" -- show
that for decades, the corporate giant concealed what it did and what it knew.
"We can't afford to lose one dollar of business,"
The 1940s saw Monsanto become a leading manufacturer of plastics, including polystyrene, and synthetic fibers. Since then, it has remained one of
the top 10 US chemical companies. Other major products have included the herbicides 2,4,5-T, DDT, and Agent Orange used primarily during the Vietnam
War as a deforestation agent (and later proven to be highly carcinogenic to any who come into contact with the solution), the excitotoxin aspartame
(NutraSweet), bovine somatotropin (bovine growth hormone (BST), and PCBs
To top it off
As of February 2005, Monsanto has patent claims on breeding techniques for pigs which would grant them ownership of any pigs born of
such techniques and their related herds.
MON863 liver and kidney toxicity MON863 is a variety of maize genetically engineered to be resistant to corn rootworm and intended for human
consumption. A statistical analysis conducted on results of a Monsanto 90-day feeding study by Gilles-Eric Seralini, Dominique Cellier, and Joel
Spiroux de Vendomois found it increased triglycerides in female rats by 20-40%, caused increased weight gain in female rats of 3.7%, a decrease in
male rat weight of 3.3%, and increased certain indicators associated with liver and kidney toxicity. Both Monsanto experts, and independent
toxicology experts attached to research institutions and food safety authorities internationally did not indicate statistically significant adverse
effects. The European Food Safety Authority has found that "the placing on the market of MON863 is unlikely to have an adverse effect on human and
animal health or the environment in the context of its proposed use." MON863 grain is approved for human consumption in Japan, Mexico, Canada,
South Korea, Taiwan, the United States and the European Union.
Monsanto is out for one thing, to make money and they don't care who gets hurt in the process.
Monsanto's brand of rBST, Posilac, has recently (March 2008) been the focus for a pro-rBST advocacy group called AFACT, made up of large dairy
business conglomerates and closely affiliated with Monsanto itself. This group, whose acronym stands for American Farmers for the Advancement and
Conservation of Technology, has engaged in large-scale lobbying efforts at the state level to prevent milk which is rBST-free from being labeled as
such. As milk labeled as hormone-free has proved enormously popular with consumers, the primary justification by Afact for their efforts has been that
rBST is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and that the popularity of milk sold without it is damaging what they claim
to be the right of dairy producers to use a technology that maximizes their profits. Monsanto claims that labeling of hormone-free milk takes
advantage of consumers by allowing higher prices for the milk by suggesting that it is "better" or "safer" than BST milk, when in fact, there is
no difference. Monsanto is requesting that companies that advertise their milk as "rBST-free" be required to add the FDA label claiming that rBST
has been found safe for human consumption and no differences exist between hormone and hormone-free milk.
Well, I would say STOP USING rBST, and then you won't have customers buying different products.
Basically, for me anything that Monsanto has their "hands" into, cannot be a good thing.
Hope I did not quote from too many sources.