People are pissed about the food supply being tweaked by multi-national corporations in pursuit of profits. How pissed? Two million activists from 436 cities in 52 countries participated in Saturday’s March Against Monsanto.
According to AP, Monsanto, which calls itself a “sustainable agriculture company,” maintains that its seeds improve agriculture by helping farmers produce more from their land while conserving resources such as water and energy.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not require genetically modified foods to carry a label and the Senate last week overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods. Meanwhile, Whole Foods Market reports that sales of products with a “Non-GMO” verification label are spiking between 15 percent and 30 percent.
In related news — which is going totally unreported by mainstream media outlets in the U.S. — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin kept U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, waiting for three hours last week during a state visit to discuss Syria.
According to minutes from the meeting, the Russian leader showed “extreme outrage” over the Obama Administration’s continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin warns “will most certainly” lead to world war.
Einstein famously warned, “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.”