Originally published April 19 2015
Monsanto CEO claims GMOs are the only way to feed the world - Ever heard of permaculture?
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) If Monsanto was a person, it would be a certifiable sociopath -- obsessed with itself, unaware of everyone and everything around it, and utterly delusional when it comes to facts and reality. And this seems to describe Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant to a T, as he recently told the U.K. paper The Independent that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are the only way to feed the world, apparently oblivious to permaculture growing methods that have been feeding people naturaly for millennia.
During a recent interview, Grant tried to defend his company's hijacking of nature, claiming that GMOs are the key to sustaining life on planet earth. Blaming "hubris" for his company's atrocious reputation throughout the world, Grant maintains that Monsanto is merely a victim of anti-corporate sentiment and grand misunderstandings about what it's actually doing -- GMOs are wonderful, no matter what anyone says, according to Grant.
Poor old Monsanto, always being bullied by all those meanies out there who just don't understand "science." You would think that Monsanto was the skinny kid on the playground who always gets his lunch money stolen by the class bully, based on its CEO's delusions about why the company wasn't just given the keys to the kingdom right off the bat when it came to gaining the obscene level of control over agriculture that it holds today.
In the U.S., where the population at large doesn't really seem to care who or what controls the food system, Monsanto quite easily steamrolled over the old system in a matter of just a few years. Today, it maintains near-total control over all the major commodity crops -- corn, soy, canola (rapeseed), sugar beets, and cotton. But throughout the rest of the world, it's a much different story.
Crop diversity and organic growing methods are the best ways to sustainably maintain high yields Part of the reason why Monsanto hasn't yet gained complete control over the entire global agricultural system, which is its very clear goal, is due to the fact that some nations still recognize the benefits of multi-crop permaculture systems. These decentralized food production systems naturally deter pests and produce high yields without the need for genetic engineering or excessive crop chemicals, something that is never really talked about in the corporate media.
Contrary to the claims of money-loving corporate talking heads like Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant, permaculture is the real solution to global hunger. The Rodale Institute conducted an extensive, 30-year farming systems trial revealing that organic, multi-modal growing systems are optimal when it comes to sustaining high crop yields, rich soils, and healthy environments.
Comparatively, the organic growing methods evaluated by Rodale proved to match or exceed the yields gained through conventional and/or GMO growing methods. Organic growing systems were also shown to outperform conventional systems in years of drought, without depleting vital organic matter in soils. In every category from energy usage to efficiency to profits for farmers, organic systems won out.
"Organic farming is far superior to conventional systems when it comes to building, maintaining and replenishing the health of the soil," explains the comprehensive Rodale report, which is among the most thorough of its kind to show the superiority of permaculture over conventional and GMO crop systems.
"For soil health alone, organic agriculture is more sustainable than conventional. When one also considers yields, economic viability, energy usage, and human health, it's clear that organic farming is sustainable, while current conventional practices are not."
The full Rodale report on the superiority of organic growing methods is available for FREE here:
You can also learn more about how to grow your own chemical- and GMO-free food at home for pennies on the dollar by visiting the Food Rising Revolution website:
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