The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) recently published info on 10 ways Monsanto and Big Ag “try” to kill us and the planet. I wouldn’t presume they are “trying” to, just that they are more concerned with their profits than the effects they are having on people and the planet. Nonetheless, the list is great, I’m posting the top 10 list below, and if you want more info, you can visit the OCA post linked above.
#1 Generating Massive Greenhouse Gas Pollution (CO2, Methane, Nitrous Oxide) and Global Warming; While Promoting False Solutions Such as Industrial Biofuels, So-Called Drought-Resistant Crops, and Genetically Engineered Trees
#2 Polluting the Environment and the Soil-Food Web with Pesticides, Chemical Fertilizers, and Persistent Toxins, Including Dioxin
#3 Turning Farmland into Desert, Draining Aquifers and Wetlands
#4 Poisoning Drinking Water, Acidifying the Oceans
#5 Chopping Down the Rainforests for Monoculture GMO Crops, Biofuels and Cattle Grazing
#6 Increasing the Cost of Food, While Reducing Nutrition and Biodiversity
#7 Spawning Pesticide-Resistant “Super” Bugs and Weeds, and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
#8 Generating New and More Virulent Plant, Animal and Human Diseases
#9 Utilizing Wasteful Fossil Fuel-Intensive Practices and Encouraging the Expansion of Natural Gas Fracking and Tar Sands Extraction (Which Destroy Forests, Aquifers, and Farmland)
#10 Stealing Money From the 99% to Give Huge Subsidies to the 1% Wealthiest, Most Chemical and Energy-Intensive Farms and Food Producers
Again, much more info on the OCA page.
If you aren’t visiting that page though, you still might want to take action on one of these many topics OCA’s:
- Tell Obama, Congress & the USDA to Dump Monsanto’s Failed…
- Tell Congress: Organic Is the Answer to Climate Cha…
- Ban RoundUp!
- Stop Agent Orange FrankenCorn!
- Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!
- Don’t Let Big Ag Stop the EPA From Telling Us the Truth A…
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