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The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now?

 
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The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now?
By Ronnie Cummins
Organic Consumers Association, Jan 27, 2011

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"The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must." - Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011



In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto's Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation's 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America's organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it's time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto's controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for "coexistence" with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.

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Why Is Organic Inc. Surrendering?




According to informed sources, the CEOs of WFM and Stonyfield are personal friends of former Iowa governor, now USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack, and in fact made financial contributions to Vilsack's previous electoral campaigns. Vilsack was hailed as "Governor of the Year" in 2001 by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, and traveled in a Monsanto corporate jet on the campaign trail. Perhaps even more fundamental to Organic Inc.'s abject surrender is the fact that the organic elite has become more and more isolated from the concerns and passions of organic consumers and locavores. The Organic Inc. CEOs are tired of activist pressure, boycotts, and petitions. Several of them have told me this to my face. They apparently believe that the battle against GMOs has been lost, and that it's time to reach for the consolation prize. The consolation prize they seek is a so-called "coexistence" between the biotech Behemoth and the organic community that will lull the public to sleep and greenwash the unpleasant fact that Monsanto's unlabeled and unregulated genetically engineered crops are now spreading their toxic genes on 1/3 of U.S. (and 1/10 of global) crop land.

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This is True Doom.
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What do freight trucks, buses and large pickups have in common?

They get terrible gas mileage (think 6 mpg!) and they've never been subject to fuel efficiency or pollution standards.



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Clean Air Declaration
1.Nothing is more fundamental to human health than breathing.
2.It is our right to breathe air that doesn't harm us.
3.Clean air and economic growth are not in opposition.
4.Science, not polluters, should dictate environmental laws.
5.Political ideology shouldn't undo 40 years of bipartisan success


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GMOs are way better for the environment because they use no-till farming that saves the top soil. Organic use ,much more spray on pesticides than GMO crops which leach into our streams, rivers and lakes killing the biodiversity. This is the 21 century so we should have a farming technique that uses modern forms of technology based in science not organic quackery that is poisonous and will contribute to mass starvation. Hopefully within the next few years the phony organic farming community will collapse into its own cow shit from which it grows its filthy food.
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GMOs are way better for the environment because they use no-till farming that saves the top soil. Organic use ,much more spray on pesticides than GMO crops which leach into our streams, rivers and lakes killing the biodiversity. This is the 21 century so we should have a farming technique that uses modern forms of technology based in science not organic quackery that is poisonous and will contribute to mass starvation. Hopefully within the next few years the phony organic farming community will collapse into its own cow shit from which it grows its filthy food.
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lol?



you are opposite man, lol


interesting reality you live in, i'll pass though:)


you should research what GMO food does to your body oh and organic methods do not use any pesticides...

check it out:)
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Why Is Organic Inc. Surrendering?




According to informed sources, the CEOs of WFM and Stonyfield are personal friends of former Iowa governor, now USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack, and in fact made financial contributions to Vilsack's previous electoral campaigns. Vilsack was hailed as "Governor of the Year" in 2001 by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, and traveled in a Monsanto corporate jet on the campaign trail. Perhaps even more fundamental to Organic Inc.'s abject surrender is the fact that the organic elite has become more and more isolated from the concerns and passions of organic consumers and locavores. The Organic Inc. CEOs are tired of activist pressure, boycotts, and petitions. Several of them have told me this to my face. They apparently believe that the battle against GMOs has been lost, and that it's time to reach for the consolation prize. The consolation prize they seek is a so-called "coexistence" between the biotech Behemoth and the organic community that will lull the public to sleep and greenwash the unpleasant fact that Monsanto's unlabeled and unregulated genetically engineered crops are now spreading their toxic genes on 1/3 of U.S. (and 1/10 of global) crop land.

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They obviously aren't SURRENDERING.
The bastards have SOLD OUT.
Wonder how much Monsanto paid them?
This is blood money ....I hope the cowards rot in hell.





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