Monday, June 10, 2013
Give Me Monsanto or Give Me Death
There are many things in life that can poison us beginning with the air we breath and water we drink. Shall we now act to eliminate all industry so that we could all drink "organic" water and breath "organic" air? Right now small farmers and big corporations throughout the United States and the world are hard at work producing food for not only their entire nation but also for many parts of the world. Yet some of us protest GMO's and the use of pesticides and herbicides in this process.
If they all returned to organic farming, food production would drop immensely. Not only would food prices soar to near unaffordable prices but much of the world would go hungry. We would witness famines of biblical proportions throughout the world. So now you must ask yourselves. Is it better to be subjected to trace yet safe amounts of poisons or to cut them entirely out of our diets and observe much of our society fall into poverty and while the rest of the world perishes from starvation?
And that little thing about Agent Orange? Finding Monsanto culpable for inventing Agent Orange is no different than blaming Colt for manufacturing M16's or Northrop for building drones and warships.
No I am not saying all of Monsanto's practices and products are perfectly safe but we are all better off because of what they produce. Give me Monsanto or give me death.
The following three films are all well known Monsanto documentaries. I am not saying their messages are all false but they do deliberately focus on and spew anti-Monsanto propaganda.
The following short video is by Dusty Smith who defends Monsanto and their genetically modified organics (GMO foods) while discussing all the unwarranted hysteria behind it. I deliberately did not touch on this subject because he does a brilliant job of addressing it.
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