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Grandmother Scores Huge Victory over Monsanto

Companies / Agricultural Commodities Mar 25, 2009 - 01:46 AM GMT

By: Robert_Singer

Companies We are having trouble figuring out why Monsanto made Percy Schmeiser a hero for the growing movement against GMOs, but we don't have to look very far to find out why Monsanto director of public affairs Brad Mitchell is debating Linn Cohen-Cole, a Grandmother on Opednews.


Linn's most popular Opednews articles in the last six months (by Page Views)

#2 Goodbye farmers markets, CSAs, and roadside stands

#4 Monsanto's dream bill, HR 875

#8 Monsanto Investigator in Illinois Laughs They Are Doing 'Rural Cleansing' #12 Monsanto bills being rushed through Congress, set to destroy organic farming.   

#37 Raids on Seeds (LIFE, itself) ... by Monsanto   

#49 Farming: Why Obama's government is George Wallace, Monsanto is the KKK...

Although her articles are posted to assorted blogs and websites they don't appear on Huffington Post, Daily Kos or other mainstream sites.   So why is Opednews experiencing on-going denial of service attacks and Brad Mitchell pointing out the obvious problems with Linn's arguments? [1]

As employees of Monsanto, our reactions alternate between amusement and incredulousness.  Nowhere on the Web have we seen so much outlandish misinformation about Monsanto in one place.  We've considered writing responses in the comment section of each post, but frankly none of us have the time to correct so much misinformation.

OrangeClouds115 at Daily Kos does an even better job explaining the truth about HR 875, "The Bill That Will Kill All Farms and Eat Your Babies"

I've got a number of things on my radar but there's one very stupid thing that is causing a huge commotion for no good reason. It's HR 875, the Food Safety Modernization Act, a bill by Rosa DeLauro with about 40 cosponsors (mostly progressives) and no chance of passing (yet). The bill is flawed. It's not perfect. She's introduced it into previous Congresses without this much fanfare and panic among the blogs. So let's get the facts straight so that I don't have to see any more erroneous and crazy, paranoid diaries on the rec list.

Don't get me wrong. I wrote “Scared to Codex Death” of Monsanto and “They Call It ‘Pharming' And It's Phrightening!” six months ago   Still, regardless of these articles and Linn's unrelenting attacks, HR 875, 876, 877 or 878 will probably pass thanks to Monsanto's “unelected” representatives in the Congress. 

Irrespective, Round 1 has been decided and it goes to Linn Cohen-Cole and the urban farming movement.

Linn and the urban farming movement are threatening Monsanto's ability to control  people with food (controlling oil is for nations).

Thanks to Linn and urban gardeners, a very loud and important conversation about food is finally taking place in America and around the world.

People are finally asking the obvious questions: Who controls the food? Where does it come from? Is it healthy? Will there be anything to eat?  And why has it been so cheap for so long?

And the question that scares Monsanto to death:

Why don't I and all of my neighbors just grow our own food...on one square foot of land? [2]

The conversation at Starbucks is no longer about which stocks or houses are going up (or down) but which vegetables sprout the fastest and how many crops can one get in before winter. Now when someone mentions planting a bush permanently they are not talking about how to bury our last president but the best way to plant super bush beans in the spring.

Quit worrying about HR 875, going to jail or getting fined $1 million for growing your own food; that has to be disinformation.

Even if there were enough food police there aren't enough judges and prosecutors to enforce such a ridiculous law.

What the Monsanto lobby is really afraid of is that one day we will wake up and realize if we work together as a community and cooperate with each other then they will have no power over us.

Monsanto, Cargill and ADM are trying to scare you with their intimidation tactics. Don't let them.  Start a one-square-foot gardening mass resistance. It is the www.pathtofreedom.com.  

So Linn keep up the good work and for those Joe urban gardeners playing a planting game, COMPOST, COMPOST, COMPOST!

by Robert Singer

Robert Singer is a retired information technology professional and an environmental activist living in southern California. In 1995 he and his cousin Adam D. Singer founded IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc., where he served as chief technology officer. Today the company manages more than 130 practice groups, providing care in some 300 medical facilities in 18 states. Prior to that he was president of Useful Software, a developer and publisher of business and consumer software for the personal computing industry.

In September of 2008 he wrote his first commentary for OpEdNews about our consumer society. Since then over 20 articles have been published on Opednews, Marketoracle, Silverseek and many other Internet sites.  They cover social, economic and environmental issues facing Americans and the rest of the world in the 21st century.

Many of the articles are also available on his authors page at OpedNews: http://www.opednews.com/author/author20310.html

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Comments

Fred Mcgilicuti
26 Mar 09, 00:23
Monsanto

Monsanto is the most evil organization in America, with acorn, trying their hardest to out do them in overall dirty tricks.

Monsanto, outdoes Acorn because Monsanto has the power and the influence to make real changes in the way food is grown, and all for the worse. I like to think that if a crop is exposed to poisonous substances, or if corn absorbs pesticides like Roundup, it will die, so the pestiside doesn't get eaten by me or my kids. Monsanto is making crops that can absorb the poisons without dying, and then we eat the poison. The plant dying is what keeps us safe. Superplants that don't die are just dangerous. I'm not a good writer, but I think I make myself clear. NO THANKS, I don't want Round UP Ready anything!


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