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Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by FlyingSpaghettiMonster
The USDA also has guide lines for what is "organic" as well.. but I find it to be a joke.
So unless I see it planted, watered, cared for and pulled from the plant, it's not organic to me. Which limits it to what I grow.
Originally posted by LonelyGuy
The article begs the question, is democracy dead? Why do americans allow this to happen under their noses? In a country that is supposed to be free how can this happen.
According to informed sources, the CEOs of WFM and Stonyfield are personal friends of former Iowa governor, now USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack, and in fact made financial contributions to Vilsack's previous electoral campaigns. Vilsack was hailed as "Governor of the Year" in 2001 by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, and traveled in a Monsanto corporate jet on the campaign trail. Perhaps even more fundamental to Organic Inc.'s abject surrender is the fact that the organic elite has become more and more isolated from the concerns and passions of organic consumers and locavores. The Organic Inc. CEOs are tired of activist pressure, boycotts, and petitions. Several of them have told me this to my face. They apparently believe that the battle against GMOs has been lost, and that it's time to reach for the consolation prize. The consolation prize they seek is a so-called "coexistence" between the biotech Behemoth and the organic community that will lull the public to sleep and greenwash the unpleasant fact that Monsanto's unlabeled and unregulated genetically engineered crops are now spreading their toxic genes on 1/3 of U.S. (and 1/10 of global) crop land.
Originally posted by kbriggss
Hey I have a friend In Northern California that started protesting outside of a Whole Foods store.
Here's the article.
The police showed up but after hearing her story they allowed her to continue protesting and educating people about this situation.
Monsanto is slowly but surely destroying the natural nature of things in our food biology.
I'm hoping this becomes viral and more people will protest.
edit on 1-2-2012 by kbriggss because: MODS move to appropriate, thanks
Originally posted by abovesecret
death to monsanto by any means necessary
once i heard of indian farmers beating to death one of the reps that showed up to an indian countryside
they outnumbered him as a mob and beat him
they told monsanto to get out and stay out and we will kill your people if you come back
i think they had the right idea
its a shame thats what its coming to because our courts are selling us out
Originally posted by NightSkyeB4Dawn
reply to post by chiefsmom
We really should be supporting our local farmers. The local You Pick It is a good choice for those that don't have garden space.
For those that say that it is too expensive, I have to copy what I heard the rep from "Startpage.com" say the other day.
"What are you willing to pay for your freedom?"
Originally posted by soficrow
reply to post by kbriggss
Make it viral. ...I am just horrified. Ready to burn all my 15-year-old Whole Foods canvas shopping bags in protest, even though they're still sound and strong.
What a betrayal.