RT: WORLDWIDE LOBBYING FOR MON(STER)SANTO AND OTHER AGRIBUSINESS
There's more news, some good, some bad, on the GMO battlefront. First the good news, because after all, the bad news is predictable(more government corruption and collusion with the corporate world. Remember what Honest Abe said: that government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations, shall not perish, etc etc and... oh, wait, he didn't say that? How do you know? I read it in my American History textbook...what? You found the true version of his words online? Oh that's just the internet, I don't believe anything it says. I believe Congress, the FDA, SeeBS).
Anyway, here's the good news:
That's right: yet another "backward" South American country has enough common sense to realize that the whole GMO idea is just plain bad: there has not been adequate testing, and as the article points out, there's another danger lurking in the wings that inevitably accompanies the allowance of GMOs, and that's the lack of a diverse bio0culture:
“'They’re a big monoculture, which is why people usually end up using GMOs,' says Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino about the detriments of factory farming, as quoted by CSMonitor.com. Schiaffino owns two restaurants in Lima that serve clean, native foods, including many unique varieties found only in the Amazon rainforest. '[W]hen you have monocultures, the crops end up getting diseases, and you have to look for these extreme ways to fix them.'
"So to prevent the complete loss of a farming tradition that has long incorporated the diverse cultivation of a plethora of native and indigenous crops, Peruvians have decided to simply disallow the raping and pillaging of their rich soils with toxic GMOs. And in the process, this embargo will help perpetuate the native biodiversity practices that have sustained Peruvians since the days when the Incan Empire reigned supreme."
"In a cable sent from the Slovakian consulate in 2005, the State Department is told that the local post 'will continue its efforts to dispel myths about GMOs and advocate on behalf of Monsanto.'"
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