Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Food Safety Modernization Act

Is seriously fucked. It would basically make it so that the only crops you could legally grow would be government regulated ones, and they would have to be sprayed with certain pesticides and use certain fertilizers. It would technically be illegal to even save the seeds from you're own plants and use them next year, but realistically they can't patrol that shit. It does mean wave goodbye to all organic veggies in you're grocery store. No more picking strawberries or blueberries from the local stand. There might still be farmers markets, but what would be the point?

Basically Monsanto is pissed because of the whole organic food movement, it does imply that organic food is healthier and safer, which of course means non-organic food is less safe and less healthy. Not to mention they can't sell chemicals to organic growers, or at least not as much.

Shit. I ran out of time. I really wanted to work up a good rant about this even though I don't grow a damn thing myself. I guess my favorite argument was that Michelle Obama's garden at the white house she's been showing off would be illegal. Oh and fuck monsanto.

1 comment:

Tin Signs and Things 4 U (eBay store) said...

Yea, f*ck Monsato!!
Just wondering> are you a member?