After the USDA decided to deregulate GE alfalfa, on January 28, 2011, the Whole Foods Market website had an update about supporting Non-GMO foods, stating that they will continue to be a strong advocate for Non-GMO foods, their clear labeling, and offering them in the marketplace. To confuse matters, as well as consumers, a week prior to their web post, Whole Foods Market came out with this statement on January 21, 2011 supporting GE crops:
The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must.”
Which Is It?
While proclaiming their support for seed purity and organics, Whole Foods representatives appear to be giving their approval to Monsanto’s GE alfalfa. Unless Monsanto plants inside of a “bubble”, GE seeds and pollen will continue to harm the honey bees and blow in the global winds, contaminating everyone’s soil, water, and animals. Hum, isn’t this trespassing? Or maybe vandalism?
Monsanto does not own the Earth outside of their growing fields and laboratories – their goal may be to own the Earth, but you and I know that they don’t, and they never will. Even the Monsanto Protection Act that slipped through Congress doesn’t give Monsanto the right to damage you, your children, native plants that they do not own, or animals outside of their “ownership.” If you purchase their products unaware that they are GE/GMO (unlabeled), then isn’t this deceptive marketing and an invasion of your right to choose what you do to secure your personal safety and freedom of choice?
Stand Up For The Earth’s Rights
No one “owns” this planet, and no one has the right to put a price tag on the Earth. Therefore, no one really has the right to pollute the air, the streams, and the wildlife because that’s the Earth’s domain, and no “permission” to alter the Earth was given. If Monsanto is spreading their GE and GMO creations into the realms of Mother Nature outside their farming boundaries – then the protectors of the Earth’s rights have the “right” to stop Monsanto’s non-authorized trespassing and vandalism. Lawmakers, landowners, Indian tribes, and other countries have a duty, on behalf of the Earth, to protest against Monsanto, or anyone, who invades their privacy and damages their personal rights. Putting GE and GMO seeds, genes, pollen, and fish into the wild is an unauthorized act.
The Earth has the right to protect herself from unwarranted harm, and maybe that’s what she’s doing with all the Earth changes taking place today. Let’s stand up and defend the Earth’s rights, and demand that Monsanto keep their GE and GMO creations within their own space.
And Whole Foods? No bother – I buy local anyway.