Over the last few years of working in restaurants, i have noticed a bitterness
in a range of vegtables delivered in bulk.
A few dayz ago i tried some mint and it had a chemical/rubber taste to it...weird,
then today i tasted some tyme starters to plant outdoors and I noticed a very similar taste to it...it was also very bitter....
Prior to this an article i read about genetically crossing pork with salmon to give you the
Omega-3 fatty acids in your pork...this disturbs me.
Anti-Trust Case Against Monsanto & Gene Giants Moves ForwardFrom Agribusiness Examiner #289 9/15/03
By Al Krebs
FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS ANTI-TRUST
CASE AGAINST MONSANTO, OTHER AG
GE SEED CORPORATIONS MAY PROCEED
DAVID BARBOZA, NEW YORKTIMES: A federal judge on [September 19] let proceed an antitrust case that accused the Monsanto Company and other big agricultural seed giants of conspiring to control the world's market in genetically modified crops.
In a 13-page decision, Rodney W. Sippel, a federal district judge in St. Louis, dismissed part of a class-action lawsuit that was filed in 1999 by a group of farmers who said they had suffered huge losses because of global opposition to genetically modified crops.
from monsantosucks.com Monsanto Watch www.organicconsumers.org/monlink.html
GE COTTON BITESx
In India the financial figures for the 2002 cotton growing season have
finally been crunched. Although Monsanto convinced many of India's
farmers that buying the more expensive GE cotton seeds would result in
higher yields and better cotton, the reverse is actually true. Crop
yields for GE cotton were 5 TIMES LESS than traditional Indian cotton
and the income from GE cotton was 7 TIMES LESS than conventional cotton
due to Monsanto's cotton having lower quality short fibers. As a result
of the insurmountable deluge of debt accrued from paying more for the GE
seeds and having a cruddy crop, more than 70 Indian farmers have
committed suicide in the last three months.
http://www.organicconsumers.org/ge/bt_cotton.cfm TOO MUCH OF A BAD THING
Scientists are trying to raise public attention about the fact that
global overuse of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide is leading to weed
resistance. "Farmers are planting too many Roundup Ready crops," said
Stephen Powles, an expert on weed resistance at the University of
Western Australia. Mark VanGessel, a weed scientist at the University of
Delaware spoke of the Roundup (glyphosate) pesticides saying, "My gut
reaction is that we do need to limit the use of glyphosate-resistant
crops." In response to the issue that farmers are purchasing and
applying a toxic chemical that is no longer working, Monsanto
spokesperson Greg Elmore said people are overreacting. In other Roundup
news, Denmark officially banned the pesticide this month, saying the
toxic chemical is not breaking down in the soil and, as a result, is
polluting their water at a level that is 5 times what is considered safe
for the environment and human health.
GMOs) are life forms whose genetic makeup is altered by splicing the DNA of two different species. Scientists are using this new technology to make corn, wheat and tomatoes more disease and insect resistant by combining crops with the genes of fish, mice and even humans. The downside is that these processes have yet to be tested, even though GMOs are present in many everyday foods like baby food, cereal and soft drinks. Super weeds are sprouting up and becoming resistant to existing pesticides, requiring stronger formulas. New alergens and toxins are being introduced to the food supply. Nutritionally, genetically engineered foods alter the way our bodies process food. What's alarming is how these modified crops are contaminating other non-modified crops, through natural pollination. Until further rigorous testing can be completed, we need to SAY NO TO GMOs
sorry to be preachy, but when it comes to food, my taste buds are important,
and if i wanna do drugs, id prefer it if they were NOT IN MY FOOD!!!!!
Surely you have tasted the difference between a fruit or vegetable fresh picked from a garden or tree
and one bought in your local megamart??????????????/