Please... Make the call. Our food chain depends on everyone taking action now...
I am heartsick.
Yeah, like, so... whatever?
It kills them by starving them. The active ingredient, glyphosphate, disables the plant's ability to take up minerals including iron, zinc, copper, manganese, magnesium, calcium, and boron. Glyphosate annihilates beneficial soil organisms, such as Pseudomonas and Bacillus bacteria that live around the roots.
If the PLANT can't take up this mineral then when you eat the plant, you don't get it either!
Glyphosphate can contaminate soil not just through direct application. It can drift in from someone else's farm-- or it can come in with chicken manure. So, those of us who thought "If I get my fertilizer from animals, it will be pure and organic" are wrong. If the chicken ate glyphosphate, he'll shit glyphosphate.
If you haven't already done so, please call Mr. Obama's office and register your voice with mine in a stand against the legalization and distribution of GMO alfalfa.
Call President Obama and urge him to reject GMO alfalfa today.
Smith, Jeffrey M.. " Genetically Modified Foods - Spilling the Beans - May 2009." MBBSoftware: Software, Hardware and Web Development, Software Consultancy. Institute for Responsible Technology, 20 May 2009. Web. 24 Jan. 2011.
Worst finding of all—GMOs remain inside of us
The only published human feeding study revealed what may be the most dangerous problem from GM foods. The gene inserted into GM soy transfers into the DNA of bacteria living inside our intestines and continues to function. This means that long after we stop eating GMOs, we may still have potentially harmful GM proteins produced continuously inside of us. Put more plainly, eating a corn chip produced from Bt corn might transform our intestinal bacteria into living pesticide factories, possibly for the rest of our lives.
When evidence of gene transfer is reported at medical conferences around the US, doctors often respond by citing the huge increase of gastrointestinal problems among their patients over the last decade. GM foods might be colonizing the gut flora of North Americans.
Warnings by government scientists ignored and denied
Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had warned about all these problems even in the early 1990s. According to documents released from a lawsuit, the scientific consensus at the agency was that GM foods were inherently dangerous, and might create hard-to-detect allergies, poisons, gene transfer to gut bacteria, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged their superiors to require rigorous long-term tests. But the White House had ordered the agency to promote biotechnology and the FDA responded by recruiting Michael Taylor, Monsanto’s former attorney, to head up the formation of GMO policy. That policy, which is in effect today, denies knowledge of scientists’ concerns and declares that no safety studies on GMOs are required. It is up to Monsanto and the other biotech companies to determine if their foods are safe. Mr. Taylor later became Monsanto’s vice president.