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The Necessary GMO Ban – Labeling GMOs Won’t Stall Monsanto

Paul Fassa
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January 8th, 2013
Updated 05/20/2013 at 12:43 am
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Some say that GMO labeling will cause massive rejection of foods that contain GMOs and create a market tipping point, where GMOs are slowly phased out due to a lack of support from the American dollar. And while the fight against GMOs continues to grow, one has to wonder if there are truly enough people that that would take the time to reject the food-creations, or if GMOs have to be banned altogether for real change to occur.

Are people worried enough about GMOs to not buy the foods they’ve been buying forever? It may depend on where you live, but it seems that ‘mainstreamers’ are converting a little too slowly. From my personal experience, many people lack concern and even curiosity when a conversation about GMOs ignites.

In one case, a reporter from InfoWars/Prison Planet went to a Whole Foods “Natural” Food Store and asked customers what they thought about labeling foods containing GMOs. Most didn’t know what she was talking about. They were clueless about GMOs, what they are, and their dangers. These are people shopping at Whole Foods.

Meanwhile, the fast food drive-through lanes are lined up with expensive vehicles driven by those who can afford organics but won’t spend a few bucks more for decent food. They’d rather make their car and mortgage payments while maintaining a hectic lifestyle and ignoring healthful dietary habits.

Co-Existence is Impossible

As long as GMOs continue to be planted and utilized, the whole food chain is endangered. Enacting GMO Labeling implies co-existence with GMO and non-GMO crops. Monsanto convinces Whole Foods executives and other food distributors and merchants that GMO, non-GMO, and organic crops can share the turf – but this isn’t true.

The biotech people know this is a lie. If you view the videos sourced below, you’ll hear it from farmers who know from experience that co-existence is impossible, even with so-called buffer zones(an area between the two crop fields, in this case). Monsanto is a bully that lies, cheats, steals, and unmercifully harasses farmers and anti-GMO activists.

We need farmers to be in the fight against GMOs. We need to help organize and support them. Relegating the issue into “consumer choice” keeps the challenge tepid and politically correct. In other words, irrelevant to most.

The Yes on Prop 37 leaders probably thought consumer choice and right to know would be rallying cries reaching everyone regardless of their food safety knowledge levels. Unfortunately, it didn’t work — especially in the tsunami of overwhelming biotech advertising lies that had voters concerned about rising food prices because of irrelevant labeling of foods that were falsely confirmed as safe.

Consumer choice is nice, but the masses need to know how evil Monsanto is. How their stated intent is to dominate world food supplies completely. How they legally harass or ruin family farms using diabolical patent laws against farmers whose crops have been unwittingly contaminated by GMO seed or pollen drifts from GMO fields.

Finally, the truth of GMO health hazards to humans and livestock, as well as the extreme toxicity of the increased herbicide and pesticide loads required by those crops must be heard far and wide. The media and other corrupt icons say the jury is still out on GMO dangers, and that GMOs are the solution to world hunger. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Biotech tyrants and bullies will just kick dirt in our faces and spray us with Roundup Ready while tossing us GMO corn cobs. Of course, our federal executive branch, congress, the FDA, USDA, and federal courts have been seriously compromised with biotech infiltrated personnel and money, mostly from Monsanto.

Take a Stand

So we need the farmers to unite and take a stand. For that, we need to actively coordinate all the regional small conventional and organic farm groups and ensure they will have legal protection, or at least representation. It will take a massive effort, but we need the people who do the planting and harvesting to take a stand.

Some farmers have already been stung. Others are coping grudgingly under stifling contractual bondage with Monsanto: crops yields worsening, livestock suffering and unable to reproduce, increased expenditures for contract stipulated purchases of herbicides that have produced super weeds, and glyphosate (Roundup Ready’s main ingredient) contaminating waters.

Tell American Farmers Why You Support Them!

You’ll see and hear some of these farmers’ stories in the videos sourced below. Jeffrey Smith’s excellent video Genetic Roulette is a great educational tool for those who manage to view it completely.

We need to go beyond consumer ‘rights to know’ and help organize farmers who are willing to say “I’m mad as hell and not taking it anymore!”

Banning GMOs from even being planted is necessary, or eventually you won’t have a choice to avoid GMOs with buying organic. Organics can and will be contaminated. The USDA that certifies organic can’t and won’t guaranty against GMO contamination.

Thanks to fighting farmers and concerned consumers, California’s Marin and Mendocino counties have banned GMO planting. And a ban GMOs movement is brewing in Oregon’s Jackson County. A couple of small Maine communities have similar provisions.

GMO labeling may be a step in the right direction, but it may not be enough to truly protect us. It’s time to ban GMOs. It won’t be easy, but it must be done.

Additional Sources and More Information:

David vs Monsanto Documentary

Farmers interview – Youtube.com/watch?v=jEX654gN3c4

Young Texas organic farmer talks to Yes on 37 activists - Youtube.com/watch?v=mNPCV7MEo2s

Petitioning doesn’t work - Youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2ZBL-SBcaR8

About the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association and family farmers DC court hearing and demonstration AxisofLogic.com

Recommended Anti-GMO sites:

Occupy-Monsanto

OccupyMonsanto360

OrganicConsumers

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  1. Zen Honeycutt says:

    I want it banned now too. But I am also committed to being effective. We lobby for a ban and then what? Wait around for the politicians with the power to grant it to see the light about GMOS through the piles of money they have received from Monsanto? Do you really see asking for a ban as a pathway to effectiveness FASTER? I see it as much slower. You know what is effective? 1 Mom share with 10 Moms ( hosts a GMO movie night, Robyn O'Brien etc) and asks those 10 moms to each share with 5 Moms, and ask them to share with 5 and those five to share with 5. That one mom will be personally responsible for informing 1270 Moms in her neighborhood alone about GMOs. Moms buy 85% of the food. This happens NOW and it is GAME over by consumer rejection THIS YEAR. Not seven years from now after back and forth with the FDA and politicians. I am not saying don't ask for a ban. GO FOR IT! but don't say that people who are working night and day for labeling are doing something useless. Every person we reach through a conversation about our RIGHT to know, has access to thousands. and THAT is how we will win, by SHARING about GMOs, ourselves, now.

    • Paul Fassa Paul Fassa says:

      Getting farmers involved on local levels has worked to ban GMOs in 3 California counties with another on the way in Oregon and perhaps New England.

      • Paul Fassa Paul Fassa says:

        One more thing Zen – from the article: "We need farmers to be in the fight against GMOs. We need to help organize and support them. Relegating the issue into “consumer choice” keeps the challenge tepid and politically correct. In other words, irrelevant to most."

        Moms buy but farmers plant – and that's where food comes from originally – not supermarkets. As we try to educate the ignorant masses who don't really care, Monsanto marches on and the more that gets planted the less choice we'll have because of GMO contamination. Working hard for a just cause is not being criticized, but working hard in the wrong direction is being questioned.

  2. Paul Fassa Paul Fassa says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtnEFqLq5II
    Watch my video: Labeling GMO's is Useless–Spread the word!

  3. Paul Fassa Paul Fassa says:

    Co-Existence is Impossible

    As long as GMOs continue to be planted and utilized, the whole food chain is endangered. Enacting GMO Labeling implies co-existence with GMO and non-GMO crops. Monsanto convinces Whole Foods executives and other food distributors and merchants that GMO, non-GMO, and organic crops can share the turf – but this isn’t true.

  4. kate says:

    Where can I find Monsanto’s “stated goal” to show to others? I’ve been under the impression they do NOT want labeling becAuse this has driven them out of so many markets already? I am more interested in forcing serious longterm research before they hit the ahelves than on banning them without being certain what I am banning…meanwhile in light of their “secret ops” i am glad to live where tbeir CROPS are banned! Meanwhile they are losing markets to whom US foods can be exported at a brisk rate!

  5. goldhoarder says:

    A lot of GMO propanda on MSM last couple weeks. Monsanto doing a PR campaign to make sure there is no chance of chang

  6. Jenneson Grey says:

    We NEED to ban GMO's and or find a way to protect our precious organic crops from the evil powers of Monsanto. I am truly getting depressed and wanting to move to Ecuador or somewhere the produce has not been tampered with. JB

    • Mae Thomas says:

      Ecuador? Are you kidding? I've been there. Places like Ecuador use chemicals on their crops that are banned here. New Zealand would be my choice.

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