Wednesday, July 9, 2014

‘No’ to Monsanto, ‘yes’ to natural seeds

    Have you hear about the latest GMO corn seed Monsanto is developing?  It promises to yield a 400 percent increase in litigations.  
    Unfortunately, the joke is on the farmers and food consumers because the bio-tech giant, that recently purchased the world’s largest privately owned security force formally known as Blackwater, has a long history of calling in their team of lawyers whenever anyone stands in defiance of their corporate agenda.  
    Last year, the state of Vermont had the wisdom and courage to pass our nation’s first, unrestricted GMO food labeling law.  Since the bio-tech industry, along with several large grocery manufactures and the International Dairy Association, do not want consumers to know what is in our food, Vermont is now being sued in order to overturn their GMO labeling legislation.  This legislation also contains language that would prohibit foods containing GMO ingredients from being labeled as “natural.”
    Learn more about seeds, food, farming, GMOs and current efforts to connect communities with the seeds that sustain them on Thursday, July 10, at 6 p.m. at the nexStage Theatre in Ketchum.  Nationally recognized seed authority and Ketchum native Bill McDorman will be on hand to greet old friends and announce the launch of the newly formed Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.  At 7:15 p.m., a screening of the movie “Open Sesame—The Story of Seeds” will be shown. This informative and compelling movie features Bill and the Seed School he and his wife Belle Starr have developed. 

John Caccia
Wood River Seed Library

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