Wal-Mart and Monsanto – Dastardly Duo.

Posted: March 12, 2012 in Humanity
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This will be short.  Many of us are leery of genetically modified food. Some of Monsanto’s most widely used corn and soybean products are modified to resist  Roundup ( a product I have used, but not anymore. It’s terrifying what it does to most plants) so this allows farmers to use this toxic stuff by spraying it all over their fields – tada, no weeds. No other plant life at all, actually.  And a field covered in one of the nastiest chemicals I’ve ever seen.

Then they irrigate. And that water runs into the soil, taking Roundup with it.

Where do you think that water goes?  Into groundwater supplies and into the broader environment.  Does that sound good to you?  Roundup in the groundwater? Corn drenched with poison that kills other plants in minutes?

Lot of people refuse to eat this stuff because of this, and the fact that they don’t care for food that’s been frankensteined with genetic tweaks whose safety in humans has never been tested.

Enter Wal-Mart.  A company that has proven time and time again that it will use any means to get ahead, destroying many small businesses and they are often the only retailer/food store in smaller communities.  Not cool, but not illegal (yet).  And they are branching out into “grocery only” stores to gain a bigger footprint- at least here in California. Wal-mart has no trouble buying this corn.

And since they are often the only game in town, guess what people get to eat? You guessed it.  Monsanto Frankencorn.

I’m not even going to go into both of their track records of  smothering their competition through shady business practices.

I stopped shopping at Wal-Mart years ago. I have joined the crusade to bring Monsanto to it’s knees.

Join me.

MJ

See more on this general topic at Frankfish, Beetlecorn, The FDA and Monsanto

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Comments
  1. Mrs. Chili says:

    I, too, boycott Wal-Mart. The place terrifies me for many reasons.

  2. Dottie Donut says:

    I’ve been boycotting Wal-Mart for years. Wal-Mart is a horrible store but unfortunately in many small towns, it’s the only place to shop, due to what you have stated. They really don’t treat their employees all that great either. I’m hoping that the fact they’re putting “food markets” into their stores is a sign that they are struggling and they’re not just trying to weasel into another market. Monsanto is also on my shit-list. Not only do they products like Roundup, they’ve sued (or have tried to sue) already poor farmers over their genetically modified corn and soy bean seeds (probably other seeds as well). Talk about horrible business practices!

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  4. Anonymous says:

    I heard a story on NPR recently about Round-Up resistant pigweed. The implications are scary, especially when one considers Monsanto’s likely response.

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