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Monsanto Story, Not Really Evil

The other day I was driving along and was thinking about how Monsanto thought up the evil, disease making crap that they have convinced most world powers to purchase and feed to their citizens. I’m not convinced that it was as deliberately orchestrated, as we always think. What I came up with is my vision of a group of Monsanteurs and a brainstorming session:

Ok. So we have to come up with a way to sell all this excess crap we have left over, rotting in the yard. No one will take it away and we can’t just dump it in the rivers anymore. After that Anniston thing, we have got this big target on our backs.

After WWII we have all this left over poison and it is just sitting there killing all the grass and stuff.

Ya. The grounds keeper says that it is seeping in and around the trees. He says that it is killing everything around there. It sounds kind of bad, because he said that some birds have died in that area as well. We have to do something about it!

Why won’t anyone take it away? Will that disposal company we used to use not come and pick it up?

They said that it is too dangerous and they don’t want to be responsible for this stuff that we made. They claim it is too toxic to dispose it safely. Pffft!

Why don’t we sell this to farmers to kill the weeds in their fields if it is killing all the weeds and grass in our yard?

Well, if it kills all the weeds and grass, won’t it also kill the crops that they are selling??

Thinking….

What if we tried that new thing that R & D was working on?

You know…make the crops so that the weed killer, stuff we want to sell, doesn’t kill the crops, just the weeds??

Yeah! That way we can get them coming and  going! We can sell the seeds and the poison to kill everything else!

Well that is so good! Is there any chance that people will get sick from putting this into food?

Who cares. Let’s just pay some scientist friends to write papers that say it is safe. We have lots of friends in government that will help us get these things worked out.

We can hire some of those politicians to work here and help us get stuff passed.

Ya. Ya.

If we do this stuff, we can sell our chemicals and seeds to everyone! Do you realize, that if we can pull this off, we will OWN food! That is just crazy. We have to do this!

 

 

That is how I imagined it kind of went. Sad but truish.

Buy local, support my neighbours.

I made a trip to our recently(1-2 years ago)opened farmers market. In Calgary, Alberta, it is the Symons Valley Farmers Market. We have been so happy with the retailers and the people are so helpful and friendly.

I went specifically to buy some grass fed beef and organic chicken. We get alot of those things from Sunworks Farm. They are an Alberta company and they had celiac issues with their children many years ago and started the farm so that they could eat! Wow. That is dedicated.

I went downstairs to see some of the newer vendors there. As soon as I came down, I was greeted by Dawn at her new booth. She was so excited to show me her greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, I couldn’t help but buy some to support someone that passionate. The kids and I all got to sample the Non-GMO yumminess that she was selling.

If I hadn’t mentioned it before, I love to support passionate people and the projects that they work on. Shirley’s Greenhouses(that is Dawn and her husbands, business name) are out of Didsbury and they sell to locals through farmers markets and small grocery stores.
Vive le small grower!

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