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What's missing from the effort to stop the GMO threat to our food supply?

Monday, March 03, 2014 by: Paul Fassa
Tags: GMOs, grassroots protests, farmers

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(NaturalNews) The effort to stop Monsanto and its league of corporate monsters from ruining our food supply should focus more on what gets planted than what gets labeled on retail shelves. "GMO seeds should not enter the soil" should be the mantra instead of "we have a right to know."

Observe all the SUVs lined up at McDonald's and other fast-food joints as they return home from work. Watch what they put into their supermarket shopping carts. The majority of American consumers don't know and don't care. This isn't France or Russia. This is a fast-food nation.

Besides, non-GMO labeling already exists thanks to the Non-GMO Project ((http://www.nongmoproject.org/. And The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has more on this also (http://www.ewg.org).

The effort to stop GMOs from ruining our food supply should focus more on what gets planted than what gets labeled on retail shelves. "Their seeds should not enter the soil" should be the mantra instead of "we have a right to know."

Observe the SUVs lined up at fast-food joint drive-thrus as they return home from work. Watch what they put into their supermarket shopping carts. The majority of American consumers don't know and don't care. This isn't France or Russia.

Why not be less polite and support EWG, the Non-GMO Project, and farmers who need support to resist GMO farming? The biotech industry owns the US and Canadian governments. Forget petitions to Obama, the USDA and others. They're all in on it.

Consumer labeling at the retail level strongly implies that non-GMO and GMO crops can coexist. This is totally untrue.

Contamination from GMO crops and seeds has already happened often. And USDA organic certification ignores GMO contamination. The farmers who want to resist GMOs' contractual traps or avoid GMO contamination should be our close allies.

Four-mile buffers aren't effective. Bees can pollinate throughout a 124-square-mile area. And worse, there's the even-more-difficult-to-ascertain GMO contamination at the seed level. Many non-GMO farmers discovered this the hard way when their exports were rejected because of GMO contamination.

An example of grassroots farmer actions that could use more support

Jackson County in Central Oregon has been invaded by Syngenta, who needs to experiment with their GMOs on open fields outside of their headquarter's nation, because Switzerland doesn't allow GMO cultivation at all.

While surreptitiously leasing unmarked fields, Syngenta violated the USDA-mandated 4-mile buffer zone with their experimental GMO crops. Syngenta had fields within 1 mile of three organic farming operations.

Further investigation uncovered that Syngeta had been in Jackson County operating undercover in unmarked rented fields since 2009.

A few Oregon farmers have lost organic certification or had exports rejected due to GMO contamination. Since agricultural authorities are ignoring the local farmers' complaints without considering lost business from rejected exports, the farmers formed their own movement called "GMO Free Jackson County".

They created a petition to gather support for banning GMO seeds and cultivation within Jackson County. After obtaining over 6,700 signatures, Measure 15-119 to ban GMO seeds and farming completely will be on the ballot May 20, 2014.

Labeling laws will be meaningless when all organic or non-GMO crop foods are contaminated from GMO seeds and crops, and the pollinating bees, butterflies and birds are all killed from the GMO pesticides and herbicides. This is all happening.

Yet, there aren't many labeling activists willing to reach out to non-GMO and disgruntled GMO farmers. Instead, it's a "let's be polite and make it a consumer rights issue" campaign. Food doesn't originate from retail shelves; it comes from the ground.

We need to involve farmers, in a larger organized way, in the fight against GMO proliferation.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.nongmoproject.org

http://www.organicconsumers.org

http://www.usobserver.com

http://www.gmofreejacksoncounty.org

http://science.naturalnews.com

About the author:
Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding them towards direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom.

You can check out his many non-compromising cutting edge, non-fluff articles here http://www.naturalnews.com/Author712.html

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