On May 25 Americans will hold protests against GMO godfather, Monsanto, in at least 36 cities across America. If you’re not familiar, Monsanto is a huge company with a 114 year history of pioneering the development and mass distribution of devastating substances, making shitloads of money doing it, paying off victims (often employees and civilians living and working near their plants), recouping those payoffs by suing anyone who tells the truth about them if there’s a payday and they can get away with it, and generally giving the finger to humanity for the sake of their bottom line.
Monsanto brought us hits like DDT, Agent Orange and some weird plastic shit, but right now they’re really into screwing us with GMOs. They take DNA from other stuff, not even necessarily other plants, to make new breeds of “food” in the name of growing better crops. They do grow more crops – that’s why GMO food is so cheap, but they’re not better. They fucked with your food, now that food is fucking you and pretending it feels good won’t make it end faster. The food isn’t even labeled. It’s sort of like going to a swingers Secret Santa party where 80% of the gifts are chlamydia.
Perfectly reliable studies have linked GMOs to pancreas, renal, blood, immune system and GI issues, but those with a vested interest seem to dismiss this research as bad science in favor of research with a clear conflict of interest. There’s also a disturbing history of intimidation tactics toward scientists who challenge Monsanto.
All of this is supposedly done in the name of helping farmers produce reliable crops and providing hardworking American families with affordable food.
I’m a capitalist, and even before I was a capitalist I was a girl from Moline, Illinois, the home of John Deere. I don’t automatically deem all large corporations evil, and I care deeply about the farming industry. Monsanto doesn’t; don’t be fooled. Their initial excuses include providing farmers with stronger crops and better pest control. Go ahead and give them the benefit of the doubt for a minute on that, in their spare time Monsanto has a habit of suing farmers for things like patent violations when their seeds essentially blow into the neighbor’s yard. No, when they aren’t screwing you they’re screwing the ag industry, and when they need a break from that they enjoy lobbying politicians brains out until they’re essentially above the law.
So Monsanto doesn’t give a shit about the agriculture industry, and I’m not a little girl from the midwest anymore. Although half of my heart will always be there, the other half is in the pacific northwest raising a very sick boy with autism. Almost ten years ago I didn’t realize my perfect and promising baby boy’s body couldn’t process toxins properly, and I didn’t realize I was spending the first five years of his life shoveling this shit into his body where it couldn’t get out Instead it stayed and festered and ruined his fucking life. Oops. He isn’t an amazing artist because autism is some mysterious gift; he learned to communicate in pictures because he couldn’t talk. I didn’t hear, “I love you, Mommy” from him until he was seven. God didn’t do this; men, Monsanto and others, did this in a lab… mainly for money. They’re doing it right now. Just as the medical community won’t acknowledge a link to any ill effects from vaccines, they won’t acknowledge the obvious and logical in this case. Yet we have an epidemic of epidemics with no explanation – autism, ADD, everyone’s allergic to fucking everything, cancer, infertility and maybe we wouldn’t be so damn fat if an all-nighter with a box of Little Debbies cost more than $1.50. We might be living longer than we did fifty years ago, but what the hell for?
I believe God does have a plan, and it starts on May 25.