The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now?

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Editors Note: I fell betrayed!! It’s like I was sleeping with someone for 3 years and now they’re cheating on me with someone else. WTF? The shining beacon of Organic is now in bed with Satan.

Organic Consumers Association

In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America’s organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.

In a cleverly worded, but profoundly misleading email sent to its customers last week, Whole Foods Market, while proclaiming their support for organics and “seed purity,” gave the green light to USDA bureaucrats to approve the “conditional deregulation” of Monsanto’s genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant alfalfa.  Beyond the regulatory euphemism of “conditional deregulation,” this means that WFM and their colleagues are willing to go along with the massive planting of a chemical and energy-intensive GE perennial crop, alfalfa; guaranteed to spread its mutant genes and seeds across the nation; guaranteed to contaminate the alfalfa fed to organic animals; guaranteed to lead to massive poisoning of farm workers and destruction of the essential soil food web by the toxic herbicide, Roundup; and guaranteed to produce Roundup-resistant superweeds that will require even more deadly herbicides such as 2,4 D to be sprayed on millions of acres of alfalfa across the U.S.

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3 Responses

  1. This is beyond disturbing. Why is it that natural foods are being forced to pay the price? This cannot happen….

  2. This is almost worse than the war in Iraq!

  3. Monsanto is cornering the market on seeds right before our eyes, but you don’t see any Democrats saying a word, do you? Hint: Democrats AND Republicans are officers in the same government corporation.

    Boycott Whole Foods, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm?

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