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It goes without saying that access to quality food is the essence of our existence. We can live without a lot of things, but food is not one of them.
There is a news item circulating right now from KEYE TV (video and story at link) and CBS news regarding GMO grass of all things, but who cares about that anyway? We don’t eat it, right? Think again. While we may not graze the local pastures, the animals that we rely on for meat do. The genetically modified Bermuda grass, known as Tifton 85, being eaten by these cows is producing cyanide. The result? Dead cows. That’s no small amount of cyanide. It took 15 years from the first planting for the effect to start appearing. That is just one problem with GMOs, you never know what will happen. Anyone remember Dolly the sheep? Even though GMO and cloning aren’t the same, it’s a good example of what happens when you mess with creation.
Recently, 73 of our 100 illustrious Senators deemed it acceptable to reject the rights of states to label GMO food products. Could it be that they are beholden the agriculture lobby or Monsanto? I suspect that they are. I think it is worth posting the link to those 73 sellouts. We are bombarded constantly with issues such as this but we must remain vigilant. Look up your Senators and see how they voted. If they did not support the rights of states to label, let them know it, but be respectful. You will not get a hearing if you aren’t. Work together, encourage your friends and families to call, set up and circulate petitions and let them know how wrong this is. Ninety percent (90%) of people polled in this country support GMO labeling. What does that tell you about how many are calling? Not nearly enough.
I completely understand the desire to grow more food in less space, but some things are just wrong. Somehow I sense a great rumbling of the ground near George Washington Carver’s grave as he is no doubt turning over in it on a frequent basis.
As long as we keep our lips sealed, we have no right to poor mouth. Do your part and keep proclaiming your right to quality food sources.