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When I thought Monsanto was a person

946659_596355013716356_1069360330_nWhen I first heard about Monsanto I thought; does the guy not have a heart? Well actually «he» does not.

Because «he» does not exist. Monsanto is a global corporation that stems from the chemical, industry and developed pesticides. The seeds business is as far from the chemical industry as you can imagine.

Seeds are to Monsanto corp. a patent,  something that is registered and privatized! That is why it is important that we do not just watch it happen.

I reblogged on Monsanto from «To your health»  last year;This was Monsanto action against GMO labelling;  and then I blogged about the lack of GMO education

Do we want the crops and the seeds to be mutated and made to something that  is far from the creation. A laboratory creation that can drive the bees to extinction?

Therefore the March against Monsanto that was on the 25th of May, is super important to us. Here is the Press from the event. People came together globally, thanks to social media, to raise awareness against the threat of Monsanto.

Dr Vandana Shiva educates us why it is important;

on the May 25th walk

Pollution V.S Pollination

The dangerous polluting seeds that Monsanto  is promoting is killing the bees, the main pollinator, here is a website for the film the queen of the sun

The world according to Monsanto is not the world I want to live in , it is explained in this full length documentary;

Some advice how to avoid Monsanto taken from April Dávila she wrote it for Yesmagazine!

Good First Steps

While it’s extremely difficult to entirely avoid Monsanto, there are some basic guidelines that anyone can use to minimize the genetically modified organisms in their lives.

  1. Avoid processed foods. In particular, eliminate High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) from your diet and be sure to read labels. HFCS appears in everything from sodas to wheat bread.

  2. Consider going vegetarian, limiting your meat consumption, or buying grass-fed varieties. Over 60 percent of genetically modified corn goes to feed cattle on polluting concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in America.

  3. Buy organic dairy products to make sure animals weren’t given Monsanto’s recombinant bovine growth hormone.

  4. Buy organic cotton when you can. Monsanto is a major player in the cotton industry. Even though cotton makes up only 2.5 percent of the world’s crops, it is doused with 16 percent of the world’s pesticides. Cotton pesticides, most of which are listed as “extremely hazardous” by the World Health Organization, turn up regularly in water sources around the globe.

To avoid supporting the companies that buy polluted crops from Monsanto here is the full list;

 

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Dr.Vandana Shiva

Dr.Vandana Shiva has fought for the health of seeds. She has educated the world on how GMO  food is made. As I understand it the corn is taken and combined with pesticide and then grown. Lab rats suffer kidney and liver failure for eating these foods. What does it then do to us ?

What does GM do to our health? We have no idea. We eat vegetables and fruit in  good faith. We think they are good nutrition. But what has been pointed out is that if they are not grown organically or non GMO what do we have?

I got this list sent from a friend; It makes sence. Try the difference in celery for instance.  The organic ones are tasty and smell rich. The beauty  of celery is that it can help balance water in the body and is helpful with sugar cravings.

Again I have to refer to Michael Pollan and his food rules. If it does not rot eventually it is not food!

I am fascinated by Dr. Vandana Shiva and her spirit. She is one of my heroes.