posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 07:51 PM
reply to post by mr-lizard
Everyone needs to do their part in supporting these small food growers who are committed to growing quality food (organic, heirloom, etc.). It's not
just in the courtroom that this battle is taking place. Perhaps the most critical area is food regulations. With their significant financial
resources and lobbying power, companies like Monsanto can influence government regulations that put small food producers out of business. Here are
some things we all can and should be doing:
1. Support local organic farmers as much as possible.
2. Write letters and emails to our congressional representatives and senators letting them know that we support organic farmers and oppose the
heavy-handed tactics of companies such as Monsanto. Let them know that your vote depends on their action regarding these issues.
3. Become a "questioning consumer." When you go to a restaurant, ask the manager if they are using organic, locally produced food in the dishes
they are serving you. Ask them if there are any GMO products in their menu items. When you go to the grocery store, ask the store manager about how
much they source from local organic farmers. Tell them you are opposed to GMO products and ask that they show you how to avoid purchasing any GMO
products in their store. If everyone started doing this, the impact would be very significant. No one responds quicker to consumer sentiment than
the direct retailer and restaurant manager. And when they adjust their sourcing accordingly, there will be solid demand for the local organic farmer
and companies like Monsanto will go out of business.