posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 08:01 AM
Steve Smith, director of agriculture at Indiana-based Red Gold, the world's largest processor of canned tomatoes, calls the 2,4-D issue a
"ticking time bomb."
Monsanto has dominated the mutated seed industry for the last decade but new companies want in on the profit. Now that weeds seem to have developed a
resistance to monsantos round up, other companies are looking to find ways to create a new generation of gmo's that will withstand even more deadly
dangerous chemicals that farmers want to use to begin controlling weeds again.
Some scientists argue that the weeds will just develop a resistance to these chemicals like they sis with monsanto's round up, creating super weeds
that can only be killed by hand, which would devastate crops all over the country.
"It's a chemical arms race," said Andrew Kimbrell, a lawyer at the Center for Food Safety opposed to the new crop systems. "It's a scary
scenario. We won't be able to do anything with these weeds other than use machetes."
But while they are all wrapped up in the weed debate, there is still the concern of what these gmo's are doing to our health. I thought monsanto's
seed was bad, but looks like they will just get worse. Weeds may be able to develop a resistance, but what about the rest of us?
It's a good time to start growing our own food. I started a massive garden this year. If you are a first time grower, or if you are limited in
space, you can apply the method of square foot gardening. I have enormous amounts of lettuce, broccoli, onion, peppers, asparagus, potatoes,
tomatoes, and everything we eat all growing now. All in a tiny backyard. We have fruit trees planted as well. I buy organic wheat and make our own
breads. The goal is to only buy organic meat and flour from the store, and grow everything else. Ill be adding corn as well, as soon as i find a
source for natural seed. Gmo's frighten the crap out of me.