World’s Most Evil Company Debates Michael Pollan at Google
We really couldn’t of come up with a better headline so we just left it as is. The article by Dr. Mercola includes the video of a panel discussion on the security of the world’s food supply which includes Hugh Grant, Monsanto’s CEO. Dr. Mercola explains his headline and the concerns he has with Monsanto including their creation of terminator seeds which can pass on their sterility trait to non-genetically-engineered crops. These are some of his other reasons:
“• Are the world leader in the potentially hazardous genetic modification of seeds.
• Are patenting not only their own GMO seeds, but also a huge number of crop seeds, patenting life forms for the first time — without a vote of the people or Congress.
• Do not allow farmers to save their seeds to replant the next year – a practice that has been done for generations. Instead, they aggressively seek out and sue farmers they suspect of doing so.
• Have sued farmers who have not been able to prevent the inevitable drift of Monsanto’s GE pollen or seed onto their land for patent infringement!
• Have produced two of the most toxic substances ever known — polychlorinated biphenyls, known as PCBs, and dioxin (Agent Orange).“
The Future of Food video provides a brief overview of the issues surrounding the security of the food supply and the importance of finding a solution. The topic of genetically modified foods and the governments’ (both US and Canadian) refusal to label such foods is one of the issues that led to the creation of Fresh Unlimited. Without labelling, the only way currently to ensure you aren’t consuming genetically modified foods is to eat organic. For more information on what you can do visit The Campaign.