Hey Neergs--

I read an article by Jeremy Bloom on the Red Blue and Green website this morning. Jeremy suggests that the White House, along with the GOP/Tea Party put the pressure on Tom Vilsack of the USDA to okay the deregulation of GE Alfalfa. The word is the White House, readying itself for a new election, doesn't want to appear as though they are thwarting business growth during a recession, especially this big biotech business. The sad thing is I really believe the President cares about the environment--he and his people just haven't don their homework. Big business seems to always take the front row seat at the expense of what is good for the American Public.

Now Jeremy also wrote another article this morning that featured a terrific interview with Dr. David Suzuki, a respected geneticist. What impressed me most was Dr. Suzuki's analogy that this GMO thing is like putting Americans in a petri dish experiment without our consent. Doesn't that make you angry? We have no idea what products on our grocery shelves contain GMOs in them (probably most). We have no idea what harmful effects they cold have on our bodies--or the environment. According to Dr. Suzuki, GMOs are exactly what their name suggest--genetically modified organisms--living organisms that will infiltrate our environment. If we don't like how it all turns out, we can't take'em back. 

I don't know about you, but it seems that if Americans knew this bad stuff was in their food, they wouldn't buy it, let alone eat it. We need to push for the labeling of GMO's (sometimes called GE--genetically engineered). I'll bet you a hundred dollars your mom wouldn't buy Pop Tarts for you if she saw a GMO lable on them! I'm just saying...people need to know about this.  Share this blog and any other good articles you find about Monsanto.