Just a quick post today in order to share a link to an article I consider to be worth your time to read. It was published by the Organic Consumers Association and is called Monsanto Nation: Taking Down Goliath. This is one of the most thorough and thoughtful GMO education pieces I’ve seen written in recent memory, and whether genetic modification is a new subject of study for you or you’ve been dead set against biotechnology for years, I think you’ll find this article to be extremely well-written.
The basic point of the article is that we’re more or less bound to fail attempting to fight Monsanto and other biotech empires within Washington. Too many politicians all the way up to the level of president are too compromised to put human rights over money in this area because of bribery and revolving doors.
The author suggests a different approach – grass roots initiatives for mandatory GMO labeling on a state level. Read the article and you will see how this would be possible and the massive power that would suddenly be given back to the people if even one state managed to pass such an initiative. Basically, a domino effect could happen, putting GMO profits out of commission on a national scale. According to the article, 85%-95% of Americans believe GMOs should be labeled. Just imagine what would happen if everyone could clearly see which products contain GMOs and which don’t…it’s very doubtful that ANYONE would knowingly eat this stuff provided other choices were available, and any food supplier wishing to remain in business would need to start sourcing from GMO-free suppliers only. Imagine that.
Well, I won’t get started on this right now. Time to go make our organic supper on the family farm, but please, if you have a moment, read that article. I think OCA has hit on what could be an immensely powerful winning strategy.