If you have watched Food, Inc. then you likely remember Monsanto by way of their Nazi-esque lawyers, fighting tirelessly against the American Farmer and People on behalf of Genetically Modified Organisms everywhere. Monsanto is scary stuff. And if I were to start including the word ‘evil’ in my vernacular, I’d apply it to them first. In fact, did I mention that their name means ‘Sacred Mountain’ and that Satan is often referred to as the Lord of the Mountain? No joke. I’ve also read that they bring their people straight into the present day from a time-machine developed in their lab to seek out the soul-less, extract them from their wicked past, and fashion them as corporate heads… not good.
Not only is Monsanto disproportionately rich and powerful, they presently own – that is, hold patent on – over 90% of the seeds used to sustain America’s food supply. Putting all our eggs into one basket isn’t the best idea to begin with, even the basket of the best Samaritan as any number of things may happen…but what about putting all of our precious eggs into one really greedy basket that wants nothing more than to hold all the eggs?
Nearly every non-organic food product can be linked to Monsanto directly (i.e. without any degrees of separation) through one or more of its ingredients. So guess who’s regularly one of organic food’s biggest adversaries? Guess who makes no bones about wanting full control?
Inspired by this blog I’m jumping on the bandwagon to expose the evil that might be disguising itself beneath a variety of false but appealing appearances in your pantry and fridge. As Bob Cesca (of aforementioned blog) says, “Let’s make Monsanto a household name!” In the spirit of avoidance, that it. In the same way word quickly spreads about any other plague.
The best way to counter their presence is to buy organic and obtain what you can from local Farmer’s Markets and cottage industries. If that isn’t possible, limit your exposure to processed foods; stick with labels that your grandmother would understand! Or, better yet, start growing whatever you can!
P.S. ~ Don’t be fooled by the rather shining statements released by Monsanto’s PR rep in favor of organic, sustainable, non-GMO agriculture. In fact, let it illuminate that such only makes them slick tongued as their actions clearly and loudly speak the complete opposite. This is a rather obvious attempt to put some distance between themselves and evil incarnate in the eyes of the press, who drives their public, who lines their pockets. If you let it soften you, kudos to Monsanto’s PR department. Score for them. Personally, I’m hoping that when they got that extra dose of greed in their construct, it was at the cost of sufficient intelligence. Case in point – as part of their image-altering campaign Monsanto’s representative claims that he himself only consumes locally grown, organic produce and meats! Excuse me? Is anyone else hearing a really shrill alarm?? This is certainly no proof of the big heart they claim to possess (unless we are talking about the one they have locked in a box somewhere and held in awe by their leaders as the one treasure they cannot patent). That their own representative avoids feeding their genetically engineered products to his family, couldn’t be a more glaring testament to the true nature of this corporate beast.