So where was I... oh yea, we were talking about food, a pretty important subject in the grand scheme of things. Everybody has got to eat and we are getting pretty vulnerable in this particular aspect of our survival. This is mostly due to our own irresponsibility, but we have certainly been helped and encouraged by those special interests who seek to make us totally dependent on and thus controlled by them.
The most visible one of "them" would be would be the corporation that has the dubious honor of being regarded in some circles as the most evil corporation on the planet, non other than the mighty malevolent monster, Monsanto. I say in some circles because, despite the fact that most people I know are aware of the enormity of their policy, Monsanto still racks up a huge amount of sales of their most popular poison, "Roundup"every year. Obviously the word is not getting out as quickly and as widely spread as it needs to. Everything from the lawns of suburbia to the farms of the world have been covered by this life destroying substance. The human species is fast becoming "Roundup Ready". I shudder to think what it's doing to our chromosomes and DNA!
Admittedly, I am no expert on the subject of Monsanto. I have never had to deal with them personally. I know just enough about them to be enraged. Since I don't think anyone really wants to hear me raging, I will once again turn my blog over to someone much smarter and more eloquent than I.
Monsanto is not just intending to control the food supply of America, but of the entire planet. The story of what they are doing to India is particularly disturbing and informative. Vandana Shiva is an author, scientist, ecologist and a crusader against the destruction of our natural food supply and has been battling Monsanto toe to toe for many years in her home country of India and around the world. Recently she gave a talk in Portland , Oregon and I recommend you take a look at it by clicking this link: http://vodpod.com/watch/1474602-vandana-shiva-the-future-of-food-and-seed?pod=dandelionsalad You can find the website for her organization here.
In addition I would like to acknowledge and thank a women who works tirelessly for many causes and who was responsible for bringing Vandana Shiva to my attention by interviewing here on her radio show. Maria Armoudian has a weekly show on KPFK in Los Angeles. "The Insighters" is heard Thursdays at 4:00pm pst. Past shows can be heard in in the KPFK archives. http://archive.kpfk.org/parchive/ On her website www.armoudian.com you will also discover that she is a wonderful singer/songwriter!
See you next time in part 3.....Perhaps my sense of humor will have returned by then.