Monsanto vs. Mother Nature: Guess who's winning?Submitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 21:47
By Jim Hightower | Boulder Weekly
If you fool with Mother Nature, she’ll most likely fool with you — usually in very unpleasant ways.
Monsanto, the biotech profiteer, keeps rediscovering this reality, but never seems to learn from it. For more than a decade, it has aggressively pushed its genetically altered corn and soybean seeds on American farmers. Called “Roundup Ready,” the seeds have had their genes altered specifically so the resulting corn plants and soybeans can tolerate heavier doses of an herbicide called “Roundup.” Who makes this weed killer? Monsanto — so its Frankenseeds are really nothing but a marketing scheme to sell and spread more pesticide.
But Roundup kills those pesky weeds, so farmers gain, right?