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If you ever call bull shit on anything call bull shit on this. Monsanto claims to be working with farmers but in reality they are assaulting them like bullies. In the 60’s we had the image of organized crime were gangsters would go to mama papa shops and ask for payment for their ‘protection’…Monsanto has done this in modern day under the guise of law.
By patenting their seeds Monsanto has guaranteed themselves a growing monopoly over the food in America. Monsanto patented seeds naturally were going to pollinate into other farms. Bees, birds, winds, and even the human error can lead to Monsanto seed ending up in a foreign farm. Guess what it is nature at work.
Monsanto will come to Farmers check their seed and if it contains their patented seed then they will sue the farmer and then ask the farmers to settle. The farmers then pay a fine and have to agree to not speak of the settlement or be sued again.
As one Farmer put it in the documentary “The future of food”…if a neighboring farmer had not secured his crops and my cattle invaded and destroyed their crops it would be my fault for not securing my cattle.
Monsanto doesn’t fall under this liability. It is the Farmer’s fault for securing his crops and thus can be taken to court by Monsanto. Which Monsanto has. Since the mid nineties Monsanto has sued 145 individual farmers. Monsanto claims that they don’t profit from these lawsuits. But in 1999, The Washington Post reported that the number of farmers under investigation in US and Canada was 525. A later report confirmed that Monsanto was investigating 500 farmers in 2004 “as they do every year.” Furthermore, Monsanto has an annual budget of $10 million is set aside each year to run a department of 75 staff dedicated to prosecuting farmers.
But besides the lawful thievery their products are also unsafe. A report by the provincial government of Chaco confirmed that those living near soy and rice fields sprayed with Monsanto’s Roundup and other chemicals had higher rates of birth defects. Nearly a fourfold increase between 2000-2009. Child cancer tripled in the same time.
The Mexican government made it unlawful to plant genetically unaltered corn. Monsanto gmo corn has been bred to create its own pesticide and it is now being sold directly for human consumption. Rats fed this corn have suffered many different ailments and pregnant women have had complications.
Life should never be patented. Ever. Learn about the food you eat. Hell if you can afford it go organic.
Now I care about animal rights. I do. I’ve even sporadically become vegetarian. However, vegans here’s the thing it is great to have your own ideals but don’t try to force them on people. See ideas are like a penis, awesome, but should never be forced on anyone. Which brings me to my next point. Vegans, I respect your conviction but don’t preach about the wrongs of eating meat. What about the wrongs of the people working the fields for the fruits and vegetables you eat, under piss poor conditions? Or being sexually assaulted because the law fails protect them?
Unwanted sexual advancements are common for women farm workers. Raging from rape to verbal assaults.
The Obama Administration has withdrawn its proposed policy change that would reduce deaths and injuries among children employed in agriculture.The Department of Labor recognized the need to change policies that allow youth to perform hazardous tasks that are illegal in other jobs. The proposed Child Labor Hazardous Orders would have saved about 100 child farmworkers anually. Campaigning from agribusiness representatives pressured this to be scrapped. These jobs include pesticide handling, tabacco handling and curing, being at high elevations, using lots of different heavy machinery.
Really I could go on about the lack of laws for farm workers or the lack of enforcement of the laws that do exist. So vegan folk again I respect your ideas but I disagree. And me disagreeing does not make me a less moral person. We just see the world differently. A friend of mine who is vegan and told me the other day he can’t have granola bars because they have honey and we kill the bees to get honey…well who dies, gets hurt, or is exploited for the spinach on your plate I asked. My whole gripe isn’t to get vegans to eat meat…it simply is for the vegans of the world to stop trying to judge those who enjoy animal products. No matter what there’s a victim. Animals or people…which is worse? That’s a whole other argument. Both are bad simply put.
Superman can move planets right…who wouldn’t want to do that? But imagine what he must go through on a daily basis. RESTRAINT. With that kind of strength…imagine how much he has to hold back! Have you ever tried to handle a brittle dried flower without breaking it? That is what superman has to endure on a daily basis while trying to make it seem effortless…ponder about that.
He can move at such speeds that to him it appears that everything else is standing still. You know when you were young and there was that one kid that couldn’t really read? So he stuttered and it took him forever to get through a sentence and you grew impatient and made fun of him? Well that is what superman has to go through everyday with everyone he meets…except for the flash…and a long work day? Imagine his.
I gather that he can control them. I get that. But there’s smells that sometimes are just to in your face. Think when your entering a bathroom and the person before you bombed it. Would you really like a super smell then?
Super sight? Okay there’s no down side to heat vision or xray…none that I can think of.
Super breath, controlling your breathing is unnatural…Supes has to add that to his list of daily restraints.
What other downsides are there? Do share.