MEDIA BLACKOUT: Activists set 40 Tons of GMO Sugar Beets ablaze in Oregon

Though the controlled corporate media apparatus is suppressing the story, 40 tons of GMO crops were torched, prompting an FBI investigation. There has been a COMPLETE MEDIA BLACKOUT, outside of local circles has dared to mention it, perhaps because government fears that if the public learns that other people are getting fighting mad (literally), they might join in, and become an actual revolution. It was only reported locally live on KXL Radio and echoed by the Oregonian, where the ONLY web mention exists, hard to find because the headline wording is carefully avoids the most likely keywords for a search.

Here’s what happened — 40 Tons of GMO Sugar Beets were set ablaze in Eastern Oregon, yesterday. FORTY TONS — the entire acreage of two full fields of crops IN THE GROUND were set ablaze over a THREE NIGHT PERIOD OF TIME. That means ARSON.

Evidence is that 6,500 plants were destroyed BY HAND, ONE PLANT AT A TIME. That, in turn, implies A LOT OF PEOPLE were involved: would you want to stick around once a fire was going and wait to be discovered? No, someone (many someones) probably wanted to move as quickly as possible. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A MOVEMENT, a kind of ORGANIZED REVOLT — and this is exactly the kind of retribution that many have warned was coming; when lawmakers and corporations refuse to honor the Constitution and instead engage in ‘legalized’ criminal acts such as enabled by the ‘Monsanto Protection Act.’

More than decade ago, environmental saboteurs vandalized experimental crops across the country in a revolt against high-tech agriculture. Foes of genetic engineering also struck in 2000, when members of the Earth Liberation Front, with roots in Oregon, set fire to agriculture offices at Michigan State University. ELF’s position was that genetic engineering was “one of the many threats to the natural world as we know it.”

But ELF cells normally come forward immediately to claim responsibility, because to them, its all about publicity to educate the public. Since there has been no statement about the recent arson this may have simply been Oregon Farmers who have said, ‘Enough!’ Another clue that may be the case is that this comes on the heels (two weeks) of Japan’s rejection of the entire Oregon Wheat crop for the year (a tremendous financial blow because over 80% of Oregon Wheat is exported) because ONE report said ONE field was contaminated with at least ONE GMO plant.

The rightful fear is, because of pollination processes, once you introduce a GMO crop of a given variety ANYWHERE, the wind and insects will spread its genetic contamination to non GMO fields, and thereby ruin the ENTIRE INDUSTRY for a region. In fact, Oregon farmers have tendered a multi-billion dollar class action law suite against Monsanto, joining a long list of states doing so. Monsanto has experimented with GMO crops before they were approved in 16 states. They were supposedly all destroyed, but state after state is finding out the hard way, that Pandora’s box has been deliberately left open.

But while other governments in Europe and elsewhere are passing laws to ban GMO crops, and burning entire crops themselves, in America, our government is passing laws protecting Monsanto from legal repercussions, and therefore, it seems, farmers are forced to burn the crops, themselves. This means that where in other countries, citizens are being protected from corporate crimes, in America, citizens are forced to become ‘terrorists’ to survive. That’s how blatantly corrupt our corporate police state has become, I’m afraid.

Can GMO spark an armed revolution? Recall our report on the Putin’s comments about how the protection of Monsanto (through things like the “Monsanto Protection Act”) could lead to armed revolt and war. This story was reported on by Political Blind Spot after verifying the claims we had seen circulating, and omitting those which we had heard but could not verify. Still, Monsanto public relations employees were literally paid to track down articles such as ours and try to argue that they should be taken down (we may publish these exchanges with them from official Monsanto email addresses).

In this case, both fields belonged to the same Corporate Agricultural giant known for embracing GMO, though trying to do so quietly, another reason perhaps big media has kept the story from reaching the Internet. We are talking about Syngenta. Nowhere on their US web site will you find mention of GMO, but that is exactly what the company is about. They have even lied publicly in writing on this issue with a public declaration. Yet their very corporate name shouts GMO.

But the FBI, and local media knows better (and now, you)… because apparently someone from the Syngenta operated farms mentioned the fact as a possible motive for the arson. This is a serious matter in many respects. It throws down the gauntlet and says, WE ARE MAD AS HELL AND ARE NOT GOING TO LET YOU GET AWAY WITH THIS BULLSHIT ANYMORE! But it also raises the stakes and put lives and property at risk, and if it goes wrong, could indeed end up sparking an armed revolution, just as Putin indicated to President Obama.



  86 comments for “MEDIA BLACKOUT: Activists set 40 Tons of GMO Sugar Beets ablaze in Oregon

  1. PavePusher
    June 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    If it’s my crops, I shoot vandels and arsonists. I got shovels and backhoes…..

    • Sarah
      June 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      If you know what GMOs do to the human body and you continue to grow them….. you deserve to have your shit burned to the ground.

      • KaD
        June 25, 2013 at 7:01 pm

        Agreed Sarah

      • Joe
        June 25, 2013 at 11:51 pm

        Yet you have no idea, because there have been no studies on the long term effects. There was on French study that has since been debunked, and the rest is hype. Now they’re fucking with more people’s lives than we can imagine, all based on your pseudoscience and speculation. Sickening and ridiculous…

        • Charles Morissette
          June 26, 2013 at 4:14 am

          You somehow actually believe a plant that produces roundup all the way through it’s body will not have growing health issues, now and over time?

          • Um, no...
            June 27, 2013 at 4:48 am

            Oh my, “RoundUp Ready” does not mean what you think it means. There is no such thing as a plant that produces RoundUp, merely one that is resistant to it. RoundUp is a herbicide, meaning it is made to kill other plants. The crop itself having RoundUp in it would not be very effective.

          • LOL
            June 27, 2013 at 2:32 pm

            ^^ dude is fucking delusional or playing devils advocate for shits.

          • Ann
            July 6, 2013 at 3:15 pm

            I would like for Joe to volunteer to eat nothing but GMO foods for a year and then report back. That might give us all more insight.

        • Kate
          June 26, 2013 at 12:57 pm

          Joe, if you read the materials that are out there, you will find that you are misinformed. Monsanto wants you to think this is pseudo-science. Before you get stuck in your current opinion, please read either or both of these books, SEEDS of DECEPTION, and Genetic Roulette, both by Jeffrey Smith. THen, once you have done that, I will respect your opinion.

          • Um, no...
            June 27, 2013 at 4:49 am

            Two books by the same person? Sounds like a way to conduct research.

          • Pat
            June 27, 2013 at 4:37 pm

            There once was a book by a lone individual that was primarily ignored by the media. It was called an Army Waiting to Die. It was written by the retired Surgeon General of the Army and it was about the effects of Agent Orange. I read it in the late 70’s. During Vietnam we were sold by Monsanto the safety of their products. It is the same thing here.

            During the early 80’s Monsanto bought up 90% of the heirloom seed banks for one purpose only and that was to corner the market on seed production. Now most of us think of seeds as something you plant in the ground, harvest the crop and in most cases of backyard gardeners you could dry the seeds and use them the next year. This is not true of GMO seeds they are a one shot deal. Now you can say what you want. If you are happy to eat GMO foods that is up to you. However, I must caution you that Monsanto has a thing about corporate profit. They also have a thing about government contracts. As Kissinger once said he who controls the food chain controls the population. I am a retired herbicide/pesticide operator licensed by the EPA and also the state of California. I think messing with mother nature is not something anyone should be doing. There is research available and the EU is correct in banning these crops.

          • Gustave Recof
            July 6, 2013 at 12:47 am

            Jeffrey Smith has no credibility in science field! Smith’s “only professional experience prior to taking up his crusade against biotechnology is as a ballroom-dance teacher, yogic flying instructor, and political candidate for the Maharishi cult’s natural-law party… WTF?

        • June 26, 2013 at 1:24 pm

          Why are Governments in Europe passing laws to ban GMO, please educate yourself.

          • Um, no...
            June 27, 2013 at 4:51 am

            The same reason marijuana is illegal in the US: Misinformation & mass hysteria.

        • DL
          June 26, 2013 at 11:38 pm

          Really….take a look at all of the health issues that have developed over the last 15 years….let me spray all of your food with Round up…don’t wash it…and eat it.oh you wouldn’t eat it….oh yes you do!!!

          • Nick
            June 27, 2013 at 2:38 am

            GMO stands for genetically modified organism, as in madified at the GENETIC level. They aren’t spraying them with round up and hoping for the best. Try to educate yourselves a little bit.

          • Jack
            June 28, 2013 at 1:08 pm

            Seeds like BT corn and roundup ready soybeans are themselves poison.

            The seed is the pesticide and produces a plant that is a pesticide. The seeds contain a gene from a bacteria (BT) that produce poison that will kill insects. BT crops – BT corn, BT Soy, BT cotton etc – are designated as a poison by he FDA.

            When insects eat these crops they die because the poison is in the crop. So many friendly insects like butterflies and bees die also just by landing on these treacherous plants. And sadly these frankenfoods cross pollinate with wild plants and “Organically Grown” plants and the trait is passed on. So it will become more and more difficult to know what we are getting in our food.

        • Curtis
          June 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

          Joe it’s actually you who has inaccurate information. The French Study was rather never debunked for starters. If you actually read on it all of the claims against the study are pure BS since he conducted the studies in a identical manner to how Monsanto themselves do such studies. In fact his study was done over two years while Monsanto only did their study for 90 days and the USDA lets Monsanto do their own studies instead of having them done independently. More then that it isn’t just one study. There have been tons of studies showing that GMO is bad for you which is why multiple countries have banned several or almost all GMO products. In fact it’s so bad that cables from Wikileaks revealed that Monsanto actually had to get the US Government to try and pressure other countries into accepting GMO foods. Several countries find out research lacking in the safety or benefits of GMO. Here’s some articles to some of the studies and to let you know about the other stuff.

        • Melani Darrell
          June 27, 2013 at 6:53 pm

          Studies have been done (though Monsanto has tried to make any studies by outside interests illegal) Here is a link to one of the most recent:

        • mike
          June 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

          you are full of shit! GMO’s are POISON! You are blinded by all the lies these corporations are telling you and you are falling hook like and sinker for it. Wake up!

        • Vicki
          July 19, 2013 at 11:45 pm

          The only pseudo-science is that perpetrated by Monsanto. As with anything else, follow the money to know the truth.

          The opposite of bio-diversity is extinction. Monsanto is very much anti-bio-diversity. When one follows something in a logical line into the future, the Monsanto world is not a pretty picture.

          Where science is supposed to follow the precautionary principle. And yet with GMOs that principle is completely abandoned. Why does the US spend so much effort to protect one company, and to espouse and push it on other nations? Why are the rules made in Monsanto’s favor? Why are there not more North American studies? Why are GMOs allowed, when all the reasons for their very existence a couple decades ago, have all been completely debunked? Why? Because there are other agendas, and complete control of the world’s food supply is one of them.

      • Marya
        June 26, 2013 at 1:36 am

        In actuality,
        there have been no studies showing damage to the human body from gmo crops.
        The damage, if there is any, is to Eco-systems.

        Now perhaps it is difficult to get people to rally for the health of Eco-systems, but that is no reason to make stories about grievous harm to individuals.
        It makes you no better then anti abortionists who lie about harm from abortion because they believe it causes harm to society.

        If you think you have to varnish the truth to create a better argument, they you may want to consider that you have no argument.
        If you steadfastly think you do, then argue on the merits, not on made up “facts” and hysteria.

        • Jack
          June 26, 2013 at 5:47 am

          Hysteria? A mass produced product sold as, ‘food’ that hasn’t undergone long term testing to demonstrate it’s safe is sold to untold millions in order to make them all guinea pigs in the name of corporate profit?

          You make no sense. It’s up to Monsanto to PROVE their products are safe FIRST.

          Your statement about varnishing the truth in the, ‘name of science’ makes you a hypocrite since there is no science demonstrating GMO fitness for consumption.

          • Nancy Grady
            June 26, 2013 at 7:28 pm

            Well said, Jack,

          • June 26, 2013 at 10:39 pm

            All that is true but you won’t see the Obummer administration doing anything about it. He’s sworn that he’ll do away with the “carbon footprints” in our nation and while he’s at it, he wants to do away with the coal industry! Therefore more jobs lost and apparently doesn’t mind letting Monsanto poison all of us!

          • Pro-GMO
            June 27, 2013 at 1:22 am

            I find it odd that anti-GMO agitators complain about the lack of testing, then proceed to go about burning the test crops.

          • Jack
            June 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm

            Here’s some more logic for those who claim GMOs are safe because there’s been no testing on humans: Seeds like BT corn and roundup ready soybeans are themselves poison.

            The seed is the pesticide and produces a plant that is a pesticide. The seeds contain a gene from a bacteria (BT) that produce poison that will kill insects. BT crops – BT corn, BT Soy, BT cotton etc – are designated as a poison by he FDA.

            When insects eat these crops they die because the poison is in the crop. So many friendly insects like butterflies and bees die also just by landing on these treacherous plants. And sadly these frankenfoods cross pollinate with wild plants and “Organically Grown” plants and the trait is passed on. So it will become more and more difficult to know what we are getting in our food.

            So, those canaries that died in the coal mines didn’t indicate any danger to humans either, right?

        • David
          June 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm

          Oh really, Marya? Explain this, then…

          And this…

          And this…

          Try doing your own research once in a while instead of just being mad that people are mad and you might actually learn something. These are just tiny examples of the massive amounts of information that is out there. It’s hard to find, because biotech doesnt’ want you to find it, and because biotech doesn’t want you to find it, good studies are very difficult to fund. When only the interested parties are paying for the research, you get only the answers they want.

        • Troll
          June 28, 2013 at 3:10 am

          Link to a study showing that there have been no studies showing damage to the human body from gmo crops pls 4 credz.

        • Vicki
          July 19, 2013 at 11:49 pm

          Somehow you are separating us from the eco-system. What we do to the eco-system we do to ourselves. No human studies, but when we allow this type of destruction to our eco-system and what it is shown to do to other mammals and insects…? This isn’t about varnishing the truth. We haven’t even touched on the truth yet. Over twenty years of arguments has done NOTHING! Now is the time for a bit of hysteria and good ol’ revolution.

      • Thom Paine
        June 27, 2013 at 7:32 am

        And when you are shot in the head the judge will dismiss the case against the farmer and rightly so. The culture war is after all about to become a shooting war.. God help your side when that happens! Che t shirts after all are poor indeed at stopping bullets.

        • Aaron Burr
          July 10, 2013 at 6:47 am

          The real Thomas Paine was on the side against the oppressor…. “Thom Paine” of today, those you are supporting are today’s equivalent of the British of the 1770s. They too were very confident that the clothes of the colonists would not stop their bullets…

          Wake up and realize what these monster corporations are doing to you, to all of our food and to the country you seem to believe in…

          Those against GMOs are not your enemies…. it is the corporations… They are the ones destroying what the US was started out to be…

      • jk9267
        June 27, 2013 at 8:49 pm


    • Trista
      August 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      If you are growing GMO crops..SHAME ON YOU! If you knew the effects of GMO’s on the environment and humans and animals that consume them, you would not be able to live with yourself. If you are growing them as a cash crop, might I suggest that you switch to something that doesn’t cause sickness and disease, because the days of GMO’s are NUMBERED. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE ONE COMPANY CONTROLLING OUR FOOD SUPPLY.

    • Marie
      August 15, 2013 at 12:24 am

      I give a fuck if you try to shoot me. I am a veteran who trained on numerous weapons. Shot expert in everyone. You threaten my life I will kill you.

  2. joy
    June 24, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    you also have crop insurance so what’s your point?

    • Brad
      June 25, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      And crop insurance doesn’t cover vandalism or arson.

  3. dontsellout
    June 25, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Don’t be a sell out and Grow GMO plants. tell them to goto hell.

  4. Curtis
    June 25, 2013 at 1:07 am

    What “media blackout”? The story has appeared in newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian, The Register-Guard, and others. The story has also appeared on national cable news networks such as Fox News Channel. Do a Bing news search and you’ll find others who have reported the story.

    • Pro-GMO
      June 27, 2013 at 1:24 am

      Apparently, a confusing title like, “Genetically engineered sugar beets destroyed in southern Oregon” keeps such information hidden from search engines.

  5. Babak
    June 25, 2013 at 4:28 am

    I just searched CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the LA times websites and was not able to find the story.

  6. Sanity
    June 25, 2013 at 11:10 am…8818.15568.0.16828.…0.0…

  7. Felicia Mareels
    June 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Putin was right and if any politicians admit it they know that when you mess with the peoples food it can be the last straw. Yes . You bet people will go to war to survive. I am praying that we do not need to have this experience and that we are so resolute about taking back our freedoms that we also know that free people are at peace not at war.

  8. KaD
    June 25, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I wish someone would just torch Monsanto while everyone is there having a Board meeting.

    • george
      June 28, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      From your mouth to God’s ears.

  9. Bruce Hinson
    June 26, 2013 at 1:03 am

    To the apologists: there are those who are at LEAST as good at finding things through these means and you will be identified and exposed.
    To PavePusher : you will no doubt say it’s your land, it’s blahblahblah and you’ll “Shoot to kill” or backhoe me to death or whatever. It is PRECISELY that which I feel about the death merchants.You are,in effect,telling me others can dictate to me what is to go into MY body. I’m sorry you’re in the middle of all this, but that’s not helpful. Did you lose your wheat crop, or are you in hock to these bastards ? Be like the police forces all around the globe and toss off the yoke my brother. Join us in being able to plant real food for real life !!
    And if you’re just an apologist poser, please see above. If Hungary, France, India, Haiti can get it done why is it sooooo hard in the land of the free and home of the brave ?

    • A.M.M.
      June 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Too right about tossing off the yoke. BEST BELIEVE that both police officers and soldiers care about what’s in their food and the food their families are eating.

      GMOs need to burn. I want them OUT of my country.

  10. Mags
    June 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I lean towards GMOs being bad for us, but that doesn’t make vandalizing a farmers fields right. There are other, better, ways to make the point.

    For all those who cry foul, saying Monsanto does things that are bad, etc., don’t lower yourselves to their level by destroying a family’s livlihood. I suspect many of you have no idea just how close to the financial line many farmers operate.

    And no, I am not, nor is any of my family, farmers. But, I do appreciate the hard work they do to bring food to my table.

    • cloie
      June 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      I was a farmer and I can truthfully say “It’s a rewarding occupation…BUT…it cost like HELL. The conditioning of the ground, planting the crop, crop insurance, cost and upkeep of machinery and most of the time, a mortgage. Have a greater respect for the ones who are putting food on your table. Educate yourself to what is going on with the government and VOTE…VOTE with intelligence, meaning….Think..think..think.

    • Annie100
      June 28, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      Offer some suggestions as to other ways to make the point.
      Like trying to get labels on your food and Monsanto and other corporations spend millions to stop you and tell lies? I had to laugh at some of their posters. They have all the money and can buy our government,
      And if their product is so wonderful they should want it labeled.

  11. Theresa
    June 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    The goal of GMO’s is mass genocide, not money as most think. They have enough money to last forever. They want to annhiliate most of the human population and than create transhuman robots out of the rest for a “servant” race to the elite satanists who actually believe the coming antichrist is their buddy. That sounds science fictionish, but helly-wood tells us what they are up to through their movies and TV shows. Its out there, people just have to look.

    Google denver airport symbols, georgia guidestones, agenda 21, etc. Its out there.

  12. Karen
    June 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    You need to get your facts straight. this has been all over the news and Jackson County is in southern Oregon, not Eastern Oregon.

  13. RNB
    June 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    The UU church my parents went to when I was 13 was torched. Arsonists are not heroes.

  14. Fool
    June 26, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    “The seeds of war.” Jules Verne 20000 leagues.
    Nemo rammed and sunk the ships carrying weapons,

    Burn the S O Bs!This is more chemical warfare than the most likely phony reports out of Syria or Iraq!

  15. tom
    June 26, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Where in Eastern Oregon?
    How many people involved?
    No pictures?

    Sounds like BS story.

  16. Jimmy L
    June 26, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Why in the world would someone do such a thing?? Can anyone give me a logical answer?? Is it possible that someone actually thought that we Americans are so physically unfit that they had to take it upon themselves to destroy one of our nation’s major sources of processed sugar? Think about it!!! for those poor souls back east they already took away their freedom of choice when they stopped the selling of large sodas and sugary drinks at convenience stores and restaurants!!!

    • Annie100
      June 28, 2013 at 11:18 pm

      Americans are unfit. We have the most unhealthy people on the face of the earth. We have more people dying from heart disease and diabetes than any other country. We have increasing cancer deaths and asthma and allergies. And liver and kidney diseases are on the rise.
      I am not sure but I think that bill did not past in the east.

  17. ALL ONE
    June 27, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Farming is a business, there are good businessmen and bad businessmen. What kind are you? Grow with integrity or don’t grow at all. Your wasting good soil for someone who does care.

    And further more beet sugar is useless and kills whether it’s GMO or not. Down with ALL processed sugar.

  18. gordon whyte
    June 27, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Food , and water was once the only thing available for ingestion. Slightly modified in slightly modified in the kitchen shortly before being consumed, it was ideal for sustaining life in the prevention of ailments. All of that of course and a couple of Agricultural Revolutions ago when the mass market of food products emerged offering households, something to eat, already processed over nutritional content. With all of these refinements of what once were Whole Foods into industrial products for human consumption, a wave of newly invented diseases have become household words. Crop variety has dwindled 2 only those vegetables which endure shipping and handling the the best, again without any regard for nutritional content. GMOs are just the latest offence to the vitality of mankind. There may never be enough research to link specific diseases to the consumption of nutrients outside of the natural balance, but since the incentive for the consumption of GMOs is profit for their patient holders and nothing to do with the health of the consumer or the preservation of arable soil, I consider it foolish to consume and immoral to plant.

  19. hardyfarmer
    June 27, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Could you please verify this post, before reporting on information of this nature? I do not see anything that supports the credibility of this story on the burning of such crops. Propagating info that is not verified, simply works against the credibility of this movements. As a farmer who has been involved in S. Oregon with the GM sugar beet issue, I suspect this story, of burning GM crops, to be false. Please stop mis-information and hype. Thanks

  20. Thom Paine
    June 27, 2013 at 7:14 am

    While I neither support nor condone the criminal destruction of private propery, I still must note that our governments ,(also criminal ) actions with regards to this issue leave little choice. The Monsanto protection act,refusal to label gmo products etc etc will in my opinion only encourage such sabotage style actions to increase in size as well as frequency. Thus a criminal illegitimate government is itself encouraging criminal activities on both sides of the issue! That ought to inspire thought to those of you who would still deny the criminal state of our federal government. This questions its very legitimacy in fact, and so do I. Time to restore the republic

  21. Thom Paine
    June 27, 2013 at 7:22 am

    P.S. The only good coercive collectivist , marxist, etc is a dead one. But that is a seperate issue that we the people will be rectifying here rather shortly. 😉 Molon Labe’! Not one inch shall we retreat in defense of the bill of rights in its entirety. ( had to be mentioned after noticing the pinko links)

    • Babak
      June 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Sounds intriguing! How do we start killing collectivists? Let me know

      • Rolodex
        January 11, 2014 at 8:07 pm

        Feed them gmo

    • Aaron Burr
      July 10, 2013 at 6:56 am

      Those who wrote the Bill of Rights were called all sorts of names as well and looked at as nutcases who should be killed by the oppressors who back then were called “British”. It is the corporations who are destroying the Bill of Rights…. If you must go with this need to aim guns, then aim them in that direction. You just may end up saving both the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that way….

  22. Karen Marx
    June 27, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    @Thom Paine – “Pinko”? If you’re trying to sound like Archie Bunker you should know that he wasn’t a very smart guy. And incidentally… I don’t think he ever endorsed killing the “Pinkos”, as you do. But good luck in prison. Anyway, I started a backyard garden this spring because I hope to move away from all the Frankenfood that’s so prolific now. It’s my wish to make the whole of my yard a sustenance garden, which is not a bad idea if you’ve got the time to maintain it. I don’t endorse eco terrorism – my in-laws are farmers, and I see them struggle everyday. Granted, they’re not in bed with Montsanto, but I can’t imagine the harm that might come to their family if something did happen.

    • June 28, 2013 at 7:30 am

      THe sad news is that your dear in-laws now have a Monsanto that can plant their seeds of death anywhere they want and that means the pollen of the seeds of death can blow onto your in-laws crops contaminating them. Percy, a farmer in Saskatchewan, Canada, got contaminated seeds blown off of a truck onto his land and his entire field of rape seed had to be destroyed, plus Monsanto sued him for infringement of patent and Monsanto won. Unfortunately eco-terrorism is the only option left. And the Senate voted down the right for states to label food that contained or was GMO so Connecticut passed a law to label and is ignoring the Federal government. We are in a time of struggle for freedom and you will see the states pitted against the real terrorist who are most of the elected officials in Washington, DC.
      My God open the eyes of all Americans so common sense and justice once again reign in our once great nation. May all Americans have both discernment and courage to stand up against the madness of genetically modified organisms, so called because they are not natural.

      • Karen Marx
        June 29, 2013 at 2:42 am

        Thank you, Sharilyn. I appreciate your comments. I fully understand the weight your comments hold. I remember reading about Monsanto way back in the 90’s in the Utne Reader, and thought their practices were absolutely hideous back then. Eco terrorism unfortunately may indeed be the only method of awakening the minds of Americans, but not without much violence, death and destruction. Mind you, I won’t sit back and let it happen. I’ll do my best in my most non-violent means necessary to protect the food supply, and the future people who will fight the good fight for their families and their futures.

  23. June 28, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Thank you, thank you, Thank you, whoever had the courage, determination and persistence in carrying out actions that protect humanity. THe government of the United States is totally untrustable and completely lacking in common sense. May all those responsible be a beacon of light to everyone and may their actions begin a revolution of like actions. And thank you Systemic Capital for publishing the truth.

    • Ann
      July 7, 2013 at 4:58 am

      How many former Monsanto employees now hold key places in the US government, particularly in positions in the FDA?

    • Nastarana
      July 10, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      A person believed to be a Monsanto shill and troll was bragging on line yesterday that there has been a break in the FBI investigation. The person did not say that an arrest might be imminent, but it might be wise for all supporters of these brave individuals to be preparing for trial…legal defense fund, fund for aid to families, etc. And, make sure the trial, if there is one, is not allowed to be conducted in secret or off the radar.

  24. Stephanie
    June 29, 2013 at 2:33 am

    GMO’s good or bad for you is not the question. It is the uncontrolled spread of unknown genes in plant populations. Humans do not have a good track record of ecological management.

    Think: mongooses in Hawaii, rabbits in Australia, the invasion of foreign plant species across the world. Each time it seemed, “A good idea at the time”.

    If we create “Roundup Ready” plants, we will create “Roundup Resistant” weeds. This is not just an idea, it is already happening.

    If we create “Bt-Corn” then you better believe there will soon be “Bt-Resistant” insects (they already exist). The organic farmers who rely on natural Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) to protect their crops from insects will be out of luck.

    These are just two small examples. What other horrors will emerge from the Pandora’ Box after it is too late?

    So… GMO is “Bad” for us regardless of how it effects our bodies but for what it will do to our ecosystems.

  25. RichS
    July 9, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Why do you think millions were spent in California to prevent labeling of products containing GMO? It would be like putting a skull and crossbones on it. Why do we not want wheat with GMO? No one in the rest of the world would buy it. Why do antibiotics become ineffective? Because the bugs they are designed to kill get stronger. So corn seed is treated to reduce cutworm damage and produce a larger crop. What happens next? It has already been shown in Illinois that the cutworms are no longer effected. If you don’t worry about what you stuff in your pie hole, good for you! As for me and my house it will not be eaten.

    • Rolodex
      January 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      Good points.

  26. Rolodex
    January 11, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Look, you can argue the science on both sides and site all the studies you want- the bottom line is I am a consumer and I don’t want your GMO junk touching my body. If a bug doesn’t want to eat your food then why would I? As a consumer, I have the right to know about your GmO plants so that I can avoid them. Like many of you on both sides of this issue, I believe very strongly in what my ancestors fought for when we liberated ourselves from Great Britain – I believe in the system of government that was created. What I don’t accept are some of the people who have gone to work for our government and opened the door to this type of corruption where lobbyists and individuals can go in and bribe politicians to force this junk on us. GMO’s are being forced on us and the laws the country are passing are allowing you to hide it. You should be required to label any product that contains GMO with a notice that it contains GMO just like manufacturers should be required to label their products with how many US citizens the laid off since NAFTA was signed. Corruption is not a new story but it is unfortunately part of our story now. The only revolution we actually need is getting rid of the corruption in Washington – applying bribery rules to lobbyists. We can keep our system of government and just remove the establishment group – again. Removing those who believe in boiling the frog slowly. People that actually cared about their citizens would never allow them to unknowingly take part of this scientific experiment. What we’ve had on both sides of the aisle in Washington are people who claim to care about people but really just exploit them to gain their votes. No one is an actual scientist today because they are all funded by groups that want to prove their side of the story. For example: Stanford university receives donations from Monsanto. Can you say conflict of interest? Monsanto is the same company that created agent orange – ummm- Yuck! Those of you who think GMO’s are generally safe, are killer bees safe? Killer bees were a result of a scientific experiment too. Furthermore, I have a huge concern about your GMO plants cross contaminating with the non GMO plants. Apparently, I’m not the only one with concern. If Japan rejected the wheat grown in Oregon over the belief that one plant then what is going to happen when more people start rejecting your neighbors crops because of those of you who choose to be part of the GMO scheme? This is not without serious repercussions financially for many. This is one thing I would agree needs to be regulated against because it does affect others. Quite frankly, you cannot rely on the FDA to be relevant since they have an agenda. At the very minimum the original, natural seeds need to be protected so that they do not go extinct. In the meantime, keep your GMO junk away from me.

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