Today, I’m mad and dumbfounded after learning just how close Monsanto has come to my space. The place I call home and feel the safest. At least until the news that neighbors have decided to jump on the money wagon and earn a few bucks growing GMO corn. I have watched yellow fields pop up all over our community.
All being sprayed with RoundUp aka glyphosate…
“Each year in the United States more than 1 billion pounds of synthetic pesticides – insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides and fungicides – are applied in agriculture, homes, schools, parks, playgrounds and daycare centers. The National Toxicology Program has found in animal bioassays that a number of widely used pesticides are carcinogenic. Case-control epidemiologic studies have found consistent, modest associations between pesticide exposures in utero and in early childhood and acute lymphocytic leukemia, childhood brain cancer and childhood non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Rates of childhood leukemia are consistently elevated among children who grow up on farms, among children whose parents used pesticides in the home or garden, and among children of pesticide applicators.” ~ Philip J. Landrigan, MD, chairman of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and professor of pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City
All I can say that someone is paying big bucks to get the little guy to grow this stuff. I am sure most are not educated about Monsanto and their GMO seeds, they just see an income opportunity. I just wish more people would look at the big picture when making such decisions..
I took the picture below, from my own home… If you look closely you will see a small field just behind the house directly acrossed the road from where I live. It’s yellow. A surefire sign of whats to come. GMO corn!
It’s not a big field, but it’s one of many in and around our community. Someone is leasing up the fields to grow the corn offering the owners a little pocket-money.
I am mad because even tho I understand what is happening, I am sure the neighbors do not. The house in the picture is a young family that just had twin boys this year. The field is directly next to their house. They do not own the field, but they live next to it. I am sure they have no idea of the potential hazard to them and their young boys.
Next to their house is also a young family with 2 older children who play outside all summer. How will the toxic weed killer affect them and their health? I live just directly acrossed the street and I worry about the effect to myself and my husband as well as my grandchildren who live in this community. I worry about my garden that will be affected by the growing corn and it’s pollen. Pollen drifts, spray drifts, toxins drift. I worry about the beneficial insects that will die because of this field, most importantly the bees.
Bees are dying at monumental rate… Bees pollinate the plant and trees that feed us.
If there are no bees, there will be no food.
This is way to close to home, but if you think about it, American is our home and everyone is affected in some way. If we don’t protect this planet now, who will? No company should have this much power…
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