posted on Mar, 13 2013 @ 02:33 AM
reply to post by 123143
Thanks for bringing this awareness up! Around here Monsanto had to rebrand themselves thanks to a tarnished image. My friend talked to sales reps
visiting the rural farming area I live and confirmed this.
These guys know darn well what they're peddling, at the same time swearing the science proves it is ok for your health.
As others mention, a lot of the farmers don't know what GMO and Roundup / other products really do. To them, it means an increased harvest yield and
less work. They may have a health issue arise after using Monsanto/whitelabeled products, but never make the connection between Monsatan products and
their health. So they go to a doctor who sells them pills, which doesn't permanently "fix" anything, just band-aids the underlying issue.
To further entice farmers to use their products, these Monsatan reps were offering motorcycles and other products for the farmers to sign a contract.
Sigh. I saw my "neighbors" (not that I have any close ones) sprayed roundup on their terraces to kill the weeds, I guess they were too lazy to pull
them. A few months later the weeds are back and now they have planted sweet potatoes there. Ugh..
Some farmers do know the difference though and don't use any chemicals because they think it tastes better, and I agree.
Just curious in what ways farmers here can fight when it is up to an individual farmer to decide for himself to use their products on his land?
Besides peer pressure and being organized, I would love ideas.