Every piece of new information I read about Monsanto is even more horrifying than the last. The many and varied ways that genetically modified seeds are bad for our health and the environment are chronicled in the Future of Food documentary, and now a new article on Salon.com exposes some of the problematic business practices of the giant seed corporation. If that’s not enough for you, here’s what Roundup, Monsanto’s flagship product, does to our bodies. Now, Monsanto is raising prices on its seeds — and it can, because it has a virtual monopoly on the seed industry. It’s a long article, but it’s worth it.
Now that you’re good and depressed, read this much more uplifting article about a teacher that started a community garden at her school in Arizona. She discovered a secret to overcoming racism and other obstacles in her community: quite simply, food.
Finally, I don’t know how effective Facebook groups really are, but I’ve recently joined the group Millions Against Monsanto and invite you to do the same.