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Mariel Hemingway on Why We Need to Stop Monsanto (video)

I was introduced to a wonderful new film project that Mariel Hemingway is behind called Stop Monsanto. I’m excited about the film and hope you will be too. I had the opportunity to correspond with Ms. Hemingway about the film and the issues behind it (GMO/GE food). But first, let’s just do a little GMO 101 . . .

What are GMOs?

One of my very favorite writers, Nancy Dreyfus, did a guest post for TheGreenDivas.com, which is a thorough 101 on GMOs, called Waiter There’s a Fish in My Tomato. I HIGHLY recommend reading this well-researched and documented article. In the meantime, here’s her definition of GMO:

A genetically modified organism (GMO, also called “genetically engineered”) is a plant, animal or microorganism (eg, bacteria) that is created by means that overcome natural boundaries. Genetic engineering involves crossing species that could not cross in nature.

If you haven’t heard about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or Genetically Engineered (GE) foods or Monsanto‘s role in all of this, I hate to be the one to rupture your bubble, but this is a big issue and we all need to get educated about it. I’m not a scientist, farmer or bioengineer, but I am a foodie. I love food and have been in love with sustainable agriculture concepts and practices since the 80s. I’m also not a news journalist and don’t pretend to be one, so I’ll be clear about my opinion right up front – I prefer to NOT to eat GMO/GE foods, and I doubt anyone could convince me otherwise.

Find out more about #StopMonsanto from Mariel Hemingway in her Q & A with Green Diva Meg . . .

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12:53AM PDT on Apr 13, 2014

Mary Boorman... Glad we're on the same team. Years ago NEXUS Magazine published a letter from a subscriber in Australia who was complaining about the pigs and cows and sheep who were giving birth to deformed and deceased or post-birth deceased off-spring because of GMOs given to them in their diets. Perhaps this was 10 years ago. It was a definite red flag for me. I began researching here, and found lots of deformed piglets and baby calves who were being hustled into VEAL BINS so they could be harvested - regardless of their deformities. What does that say for Large farms that don't care what we all eat? What does that say for ranchers who continue these practices in the U.S.? It's ugly, and Americans are so free kin' worried about Government interference in their lives because we now have a Black President (who is half-white!!!), they have lost all semblance of REASON. BUT. One great thing happened this week: The BLM (Bureau of Land Mgt.) who had taken possession of Rancher Bundy's cattle (grazing on Govt. Land) met with such RESISTANCE from Bundy and his ranchers and people opposed to BLM's attempted take-over and confiscation of his cattle, BACKED DOWN. They moved out and released his cattle to Mr. Bundy. FINALLY! I'm not usually anti-Govt.; but in stances like these and FREEDOM RIDGE, I personally protest. There comes a time when we have to stand of to the BLM. They are destroying all of our wild mustangs, and doing things most of Americans do not want. I salute those br

11:20PM PDT on Apr 12, 2014

Good to learn some bigwigs are getting into the act and pushing the envelope -
YES YES YES .... let's educate the masses and STOP MONSANTO! Time is ripe and people are eager to know and to act! Thanks for the Post!

5:42PM PDT on May 13, 2013

Noted.

12:13PM PDT on May 12, 2013

Glad to hear more from Mariel Hemingway and look forward to the film. I'm still reeling from President Obama's signing the Monsanto Protection Act. From what - other than truth and thousands of pissed off consumers - did they need protection?!

9:12AM PDT on May 12, 2013

The world over needs to put the pressure on. No GMO's.

5:32AM PDT on May 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:56PM PDT on May 11, 2013

Yes, we can! Monsanto has to be STOPPED! Each one of us has to spread the word, talking to friends and family as much as possible. We can do it!

2:15PM PST on Nov 10, 2012

We have become victims of these GMOs. The nutrition is NOT the same, no matter what the FDA says. Allergies are up, digestion capabilities are down and creating an entirely new dynasty for the drug companies everywhere in the world where people are not allowed to see the foods in which these mutations exist. We are no longer a healthy society; we are becoming mutants from the frankenfoods, and we need to be able to make clear choices.

1:07PM PST on Nov 10, 2012

There is nothing more constant than change. I believe in the impossible. At some intersection of time and space we will Stop Monsanto!!!!

12:34AM PST on Nov 8, 2012

more pressure must be applied to stop this, get the elected reps involved in calling for a change. while this is not directly politics, as the campaign slogan goes- yes we can!

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