you will eat what we tell you to eat

…Mon$anto Creed … you will eat what we tell you to eat … got it … and besides our stuff is USDA sanctioned and tested by academic institution we own …

clip_image002Hey Monsanto — I Want My Tomatoes From Nature, Not Your Labs

 

The biotech industry is willing to tamper with our food supply, our kids’ minds and our basic consumer rights.

 

July 15, 2012   http://www.alternet.org/story/156262/hey_monsanto_–_i_want_my_tomatoes_from_nature%2C_not_your_labs?akid=9065.23062.MrppcZ&rd=1&t=2

 

Some people are too smart for your own good.    Food geneticists, for example. These technicians have the smarts to tinker with the inner workings of Momma Nature’s own good foods — but not the smarts to leave well enough alone.

In fairness, much of their scientific tinkering has been beneficial. But during the past half-century, too much of their work devolved from tinkering into outright tampering with our food. This is mostly the result of money flowing to both private and public research centers from big agribusiness corporations that want nature’s design altered in ways that fatten their bottom lines. Never mind that the alterations created by these smart people are frequently not good for you and me.

Take the tomato, truly a natural wonder. Agribusiness profiteers, however, wanted it to do unnatural things, so — voila! — the genetic tamperers in the 1960s and ‘70sdutifully produced the Amazing Industrial Tomato. It’s a techno-marvel made to endure long-distance shipping, be harvested while green and then artificially ripened to appear tomato-y red and last an ungodly amount of time without rotting.

But taste? Forget it. There’s more flavor in the carton. This led to the "Upchuck Rebellion" — a grassroots movement of consumers, small farmers and local food artisans. In the last couple of decades, they’ve spurred phenomenal growth in farmers markets and stores that offer nature’s own locally produced and heirloom varieties untouched by the smart ones.

But, look out, the tomato tamperers are back in the lab! They’ve discovered that a mutated gene they had bred into the corporate tomato switches off other genes that would cause the fruit to develop flavor. The answer, they say, is not less technology, but more.

By artificially re-engineering the DNA structure of the plant, they can bypass that naughty mutated gene and switch on some of the flavor genes. But do we really want to eat genetically engineered tomatoes

 

JUST FOLLOW THE $$$

 

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