Chuck Norris has released a detailed article speaking out against Monsanto’s complete decimation of the food supply, from their health-crushing Roundup herbicide to their rampant genetically modified seeds that have infiltrated staple crops like corn, soy, and beets.
The strategic centerpiece of Monsanto PR is to focus on the promotion of one single compelling idea. The idea that they want you to believe in is that only they can produce enough for the future population. They wish you to therefore believe that non-industrial systems of farming, such as all those which use agroecological methods, or SRI, or are localized and family-oriented, or which use organic methods, or non-GMO seeds, cannot feed the world. This same PR strategy is followed by every major commercial participant in the industrial food system.
The biotech giant Monsanto, which is responsible for genetically modifying much of the nation’s and world’s crops, announced that its earnings fell 34% in its first fiscal quarter as South American farmers reject GMO crops. This is even more evidence that the number of individuals and farmers who realize the potential dangers of GMOs is growing.
2014 was an exciting year for the natural health movement, as millions continued to research everything from alternative cures to the latest developments in the world of Monsanto and GMOs. Here are the top 10 most popular stories on Natural Society, which are also some of the most profoundly important.
The Department of Business in Europe got an interesting Christmas greeting this holiday season – an enormous card with a singing Santa Clause carrying a toy sack marked with an obvious message about the unpopular Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – #noTTIP hashtag.
It’s happened before. Missions and movements, throughout history from the French Revolution to the 60’s Movement have been hijacked by powerful, moneyed interests causing them to arguably accomplish much less than they could have. Some have even suggested that many of our major governments have been similarly hijacked. Thus it’s not surprising that our movement to obtain transparency and food safety, around the issue of GMO’s, might be being hijacked by some of the supposed “heroes” in the movement. As the famous Who song, cajoles us – let’s do all that we can so that we “…won’t get fooled again.”
Less than 1% of the population actually suffers from celiac disease – a serious autoimmune genetic illness characterized by gluten intolerance – , but many more have “gluten anxiety”. This is when a wide range of symptoms are ascribed to gluten – wheat’s main protein. There’s no medical evidence that going gluten-free brings health benefits. But does it deliver environmentally?
‘What better day than Thanksgiving to remind the world that eating local, organic food is one way to stop this profit-mongering, biodiversity-destroying monopoly,’ asks Reverend Billy
And the fact of the matter is: we are standing up and doing something — and the result is some serious progress. Since 2011, when we declared Monsanto to be NaturalSociety’s Worst Company of 2011 in a worldwide press release, we have seen a major increase in knowledge over the dangers of GMO foods and the corruption of Monsanto. Just walking into Whole Foods I now see major signs alerting customers to the presence of GMOs and how to avoid them.
A new correlation study published in the Journal of Organic Systems has linked glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Roundup, to an enormous increase in chronic diseases across the United States.
Nowadays, quick searches of the Internet will unknowingly attract a battalion of advertisements rushing towards you like mosquitoes on a humid summer evening. These ads are typically composed of companies eager to show off their stuff, not caring if they annoy you with their pop-up ads or targeted email advertising. Every company has their emblem or logo plastered over products and packaging like mini billboards showing off their newborn creations like proud mothers and fathers.
Monsanto, clearly worried about increasing concern for climate change and personal health among young people, hired a “director of millennial engagement,” to convince them that GMOs are great and Monsanto is cooler than the latest hipster band out of Brooklyn.
Hillary Clinton’s public support of GMOs includes wrongly equating the age-old practice of seed hybridization with modern genetic engineering, in order to make the case that genetic engineering has been around since the beginning of farming.
The true harm perpetrated by the makers of GMOs and glyphosate-based herbicides were discussed by experts the last week of July in Beijing at the Food Safety & Sustainable Agriculture (FSSA) Forum.
First Monsanto took over our Congress, then our Supreme Court, and now they are trying to take over journalism. Without freedom of speech and fair reporting, none of us would ever know just what hideous deeds these monopolizing corporations were up to. In Monsanto’s latest inexcusable move, the company is trying to have a veteran reporter fired for reporting on genetically modified organisms fairly.