I tried to make this bigger, so it would be more readable, but then parts of the image got hidden by what I have on my sidebar (clock, etc.) SO…here is the poem:
Murder by genetic manipulation.
One poison’s as good as another.
No labels needed for the population.
Seeds to feed the corporate greed, brother.
Any independent competition: eliminated.
No naturally-grown harvests allowed.
Test-tube food, specially (re)created.
Opt out, if you can, of the guinea-pig crowd.
~ C.L.R. ~ © 2013
The info at the bottom regarding numbers involve the PLU stickers you find on produce, etc. at the grocery stores. Here is that info:
* 5 Digit Code starting with 9 – Organic. Grown Naturally, no chemicals.
* 4 Digit Code starting with 4 – Conventional. Grown with chemicals and pesticides.
* 5 Digit Code starting with 8 – GMO. Grown unnaturally, genetically modified.
This is a very important issue to me, and it should be to you, too. Why? Because you have a RIGHT to know what you’re eating. Maybe you don’t care what you eat, in which case, carry on, this doesn’t pertain to you. But if you DO care, you should also know that the U.S.A is one of the last countries in the world to NOT label GMO foods DESPITE the fact that 91% of Americans want them labeled. Why is this? Could it be that big GMO companies like Monsanto spend MILLIONS of dollars to make sure their Franken-food ISN’T LABELED?
Hmmmm…the more you research it, the more horrified you’ll get. But don’t take my word for it. Go check it out. Do a Google search on Monsanto, GMOs, problems, safety concerns, labeling GMOs in America…become informed. Do an image search on GMO side effects. And the next time you go to the grocery – take a look at the PLUs (if you can find them – the GMO companies have gotten wind of people looking at the PLUs now, and aren’t required to label them in this country).
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Corina’s post on genetic engineer and our right-to-know is spot on … link through and read the whole piece … continue on to do your own research. This issue is not small thing. Thanks, Corina. Jamie
Thanks so much, Jamie! I know there are many people who know a lot more about it than I do, but everything we can do to inform as many others as possible is a good thing.
Ditto that. 🙂
Monsanto is evil…and I don’t use that word lightly! I do care what goes into growing my food and how it is being manipulated. I’m greatly concerned that the desires of the majority are being ignored! Thanks for sharing this, Corina.
I absolutely agree with you, Gayle. The more I learn about their history and what they are up to now, the more disgusted and pissed off I get. They HAVE GOT to be STOPPED. What amazes me is that everyday people don’t believe it – they’ve either been so brainwashed or don’t care and they don’t “get” it. All you have to do is ask the question: If you could control the world’s food supply, how much power would you have?
Corina you should read “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan…I have started it and it will HORRIFY you what goes in to American food…
Thank you for the recommendation, Jo. I will check that out. I imagine it probably will horrify me, but I would rather be an informed consumer.
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Thanks so much! I was looking over some of the links you have there about GMO’s and Monsanto and haven’t finished watching all the videos yet, but I am learning more than I ever wanted to know. It IS horrifying and we need to spread the message to any/all who will listen.
I feel your pain and totally get knowing more than you ever really wanted to…it sucks on one hand but allows better/healthier choices to be made on the other hand. Agh. I try to update the Monsanto and DuPont pages as often as I can but their tentacles spread so far and wide that it is hard to keep tabs on everything they are doing around the world. I agree though – the message needs to keep spreading far and wide – without enough people to stand up to them on a large scale the future won’t look too bright.
Plant a garden if you can, grow and store your own food. Takes a little time, but well worth it. I don’t trust the organically grown that is sold in most grocery stores, not all organic is equal.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment. I agree with you 100% about planting a garden, even container gardening if you have to. *Nods* I think you are probably right about all organic not being equal. It’s really scary that this kind of thing has been/is happening in our lifetime. I can’t even begin to imagine what it will be like 100 years from now. Hopefully, people will have gotten some common sense and gone back to living WITH the Earth instead of poisoning it.
such an important topic! way to shine a poetic light on this atrocity. well done!
🙂 Thanks, Christi. The more people who know the truth about it, the better!
Great how you wrote such an educational acrostic, highlighting how important it is to know what we are putting into our bodies.
Thanks, Victoria. My hope is that the more people who become aware, the more change can happen. 🙂
Important issue and close to my heart, too… thank you for writing on this, sis. SHOUT IT!
Thanks, Luke. Good to know there are lots of others out there who think this is important. 🙂