posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 09:39 PM
ok, just something that has been bothering me for quite some time.
I have noticed that on ATS, there seems to be a lot of hate towards ag and the like. (speaking of which, SkepticOverlord, could you please get rid of
the animal rights ads?) Monsanto being one of the main recipients of this hate.
do you people know where your food comes from? if you guessed farms, you're absolutely right! did you hear that? farms. farms and ranches. we
farmers and ranchers, especially on the family level, try to provide for an industrialized world, with the small amount of land given for it. urban
sprawl is also quickly taking the land away. yet, we find ourselves at the focus of so much hate by PETA, APSCA, etc.
they find the worst footage they can and make it public. this footage is also fake. never have i ever met a farmer or rancher that treats his animals
as cruelly as the ones depicted in their ads. reminds me of when i went to the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming, when i was but
a lad. there was a PETA kiosk on location, and the were saying that we as cowboys and cowgirls, ought to be ashamed of ourselves for mistreating
animals. yet, at the same time, they were shooting these students' horses with paintballs. how hypocritical! yet, many people still support them.
many people nowadays have no idea where their food comes from. they go to McDonald's and think a burger magically appears, and can not, i repeat CAN
NOT distinguish a piece of broccoli from that of celery.
Monsanto is a company that tries to create successful hybrids to sell to farmers, who in turn would sell it to food retailers. these hybrids have
tolerances from everything to crop destroying diseases to herbicides/pesticides, tobeing drought tolerant. they need to do this because, at the rate
humanity is growing, the Earth will have to produce more food than it has in the last 10,000 years. yes that is ten thousand. they also support FFA,
an organization of future agricultural leaders.
yet, Monsanto is the focus of so much hate talk. there is absolutely NO evidence showing that what they are creating are monsters. they are not
creating Frankenweiners or Poultrygeists or whatever. they are merely trying to supply an ungrateful populace with the food it needs to thrive.
***NOTE***: i was NOT, in ANY WAY, paid or offered anything to write this.