Producing more. Conserving more. Improving farmer's lives. That's sustainable agriculture. And that's what Monsanto seeds are all about.
Ok, shall we break this down?
Not true. Monsanto designs their seeds to only produce once. That means that farmers have to buy seeds every year rather than collect seeds from last years crop to plant to following year. And studies have shown that the genetically modified seeds that Monsanto creates do not have an increased yield.
The only thing that Monsanto is conserving is money and seed patents. They are trying to own nature. Vandana Shiva talks about what Monsanto and corporations like them are doing to our food in this video.
Improving farmer's lives.
I'm not sure how they have the audacity to write this. They sue small farmers when they find their seeds mixed in with the farmer's crops. How do the seeds get there? The wind. They then use their big corporate dollars and their fancy lawyers to take these farmer's to the cleaners in court. They stop at nothing to dominate entire rural areas with their seeds. Farmers are not benefiting from anything that Monsanto does.
That's sustainable agriculture.
Farming the Monsanto way is mass planting. It depletes the soil, it requires the use of Round-Up and other toxic chemicals and it makes our food less nutritious. If everyone farms their way the earth will not sustain us. Period.
And that's what Monsanto seeds are all about.
For all the reasons listed above I beg to differ. If I believed in the devil I would name it Monsanto.
This was a rant. What makes me so angry about this type of propaganda is that our culture makes it easy for us to buy it. If you went to Monsanto's website you could read in depth lies. They don't care if the science backs up their claims because they just make up stuff to suit their needs. Companies like this are killing the earth. While we listen to their lies, and let them convince us that they are "green" and eat the food that their toxic seeds grow they are literally destroying the ground we cherish.
It is beyond shameful and scares me.