Company That Brought Us Saccharin, rBGH, PCBs & Dioxins is Now Taking Over Food Supply
Posted May 13 2008 12:33pm
Yesterday, I received a disturbing email from a local farmer, who recently sold me organic beef from grass-fed cows, about a must-see documentary on how one chemical company is trying to take control of the world's food supply.
If you haven't heard of Monsanto, you've surely heard of their product Roundup--an herbicide. Well, the company, also known for bringing us other toxic chemicals, such as dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), has been shifting gears into the agriculture business and is behind the push for genetically modified foods. In fact, they are buying up smaller seed companies and leaving farmers without much choice, but to buy their "Roundup Ready" soybean seeds and other genetically modified corn, canola and cotton seeds.
While eating local and organic foods is best, it's not comforting to know that it may not be long when it's the only way to ensure that the meal on your table isn't derived from a company with less than healthy intentions.
According to the VF article, "whoever provides the world's seeds controls the world's food supply." After you watch this documentary and read the article, you certainly won't want Monsanto having that kind of power.