Vatic Note: GMO with ready roundup is another one of the many sources of what we call "Soft kill" weapons against the worlds populations. Just read below how 80% of the kids in Argentina are affect by GMO in a deadly and adverse way.
Having said that, I am heartily encouraged by the consideration of farmers to avoid using GMO seeds. They are seriously considering growing NON-GMO crops and they have discovered that to do so may not be as costly as they first thought. It means that the farmers may well flourish going back to the Non GMO seeds and the art of saving seeds once again.
This and other factors are encouraging and giving us hope that we can overcome. As Lennon said "POWER TO THE PEOPLE" and in this case, "POWER TO THE FARMERS". This is their battle and their courage called upon to help save the American people.
Farmers becoming more interested in growing non-GMO crops
by Jennifer Lilley, The Unhived Mind,
Farmers, lured by declining commodity prices and pressures involving
weed resistance to glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup), have
recently expressed a strong interest in growing non-GMO soybeans and
corn in early 2015.
Wayne Hoener, vice president of sales for Des Moines-based seed
company eMerge, which sells non-GMO corn and soybean seed to farmers,
says that, although premium totals may be declining, the final figures
amount to higher percentages of price compared to two years ago.
premium of $2 per bushel of beans, it’s explained, marks a higher
percentage at $9 than it does at $13. This pertains to the fact that
many companies in the past have honed in on a crop’s end-value traits,
since more of a percentage of non-GMO crops are ultimately used in many
Interestingly, 2015 prices have yet to be set.(1)
Furthermore, as weeds are becoming increasingly resistant to
glyphosate, an active ingredient in the herbicide commonly known as
Roundup, farmers find growing non-GMO crops even more appealing.
Concerns over weed resistance and Roundup persist
“You have people questioning the value of the Roundup gene,” said
Iowa State University weed specialist Bob Hartzler. Of the desire to
switch from current practices to non-GMO crops, he said, “How many are
doing it because of that concern, I don’t know.”
Hopefully, the change is because of that concern.
With good reason, many people are against GMO crops. They’re beyond
questioning its value, and instead are refusing to be part of anything
involving Monsanto’s Roundup and the ills that surround the dangerous
It’s understandable. After all, there’s mounting evidence linking
glyphosate to devastating human health consequences ranging from
Parkinson’s disease to some cancers. (VN: shows we are not as dumb as they had hoped and stated in protocol #15.)
In areas like Argentina, where
Roundup is heavily used, 80 percent of children have been found to have
signs of toxicity in their bloodstreams. There seems to be no end in
sight; through the years, Roundup has been found to be even more toxic
than it was when first approved for agricultural use. Despite this
finding, no adjustments to regulations were made to address the
increased levels of toxicity.(2)
There’s also increasing information that outlines the manner in which
Monsanto has dealt with the issue of weed resistance — which is,
ironically, associated with overuse of their Roundup in the first place.
Their fix? To “correct” the problem of weed resistance, they advocate
spraying even more heavily than before, and with even stronger
Of course, no mention of weeds building resistance due to saturating
them with toxins is mentioned in any detail on Monsanto’s website. The
most they delve into that aspect is a statement on their site that
“Glyphosate resistance can occur, however it is rare and slow to develop
in comparison to other herbicides.”(3)
Rather, a brief lesson in botany is provided on their site, with
Monsanto weed experts explaining why weeds become resistant to
herbicides. It’s not the herbicides that make them resistant, they say,
but rather the simple nature of weeds that impedes the effectiveness of
herbicides. They explain that “All natural weed populations, regardless
of the application of any herbicide, may contain individual plants
(biotypes) that are resistant to herbicides.”(3)
Hope that non-GMO practices come to fruition
Debate about weed resistance aside, farmers have also expressed
interest in growing non-GMO crops because they’ve found that non-GMO
seed has become as effective at producing yields as the GMO
While prices still need to be set and more examination of the market
is to be explored, the spring of 2015 should be interesting. Will more
farmers get on board with the non-GMO path as they’ve expressed interest
in doing, or will they participate in habits that fuel questionable
practices and contribute to the decline of people’s health?
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