The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto

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Ladyhawke1 said:
Then I can assume that all of you have broken arms?
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The pen is mightier than the sword.
My arm has nothing to do with it. My broken bank account does.

Remember the Golden Rule: He who has the gold makes the rules.

And the Watergate Corollary: Follow the money.

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i_am2bz said:
Ladyhawke1 said:
Then I can assume that all of you have broken arms?
.........
The pen is mightier than the sword.
My arm has nothing to do with it. My broken bank account does.

Remember the Golden Rule: He who has the gold makes the rules.

And the Watergate Corollary: Follow the money.

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Tell that to the Egyptians! They shut down their whole country in order to preserve their rightsoh excuse me.that is NOT what the corporate-owned media is telling you. Why in the heck would they want you to know that! Ewwww....ya all might get ideas over here.

If you know of people in Congress who are fighting for your rights on this matter ....then you need to call their offices and write letters to them, letting them know that YOU have their backs. You are their constituents THEY WORK FOR YOU.
 

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The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto

I personally think this is a bad title. The Organic Elite did not surrender. The Certified Organic surrendered. To me there is a big difference.

The Certified Organic follow rules to meet certain criteria. Since those rules are written down, people can find loopholes and ways around them and still follow the letter of the law. Before it became legalized anybody could do anything and claim to be organic. At least now there is some structure to it.

To me, organic is more a state of mind. It is not blindly following certain rules but more involves following rules that you think are right for you. For me, local is an important part of it.

I can't remember the exact criteria, but somebody posted a link a few days ago on here that said the average income for many, if not most, certified organic farms was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. To me, certified organic is not the organic movement, it is big business.

Just my thoughts on it.
 

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FarmerDenise said:
Maybe we need to have our own revolution.
Quite certainly I look at it this way....

During WW1 and WW2 how many victory gardens did the government ask us to plant to help out! They told us, as a nation we were responsibly for our own. So why in the last 30 years are we yelling at the government to figure out how to get us more food. We're not stupid, we have land, and wasted yards...

Literally, it would be a revolution in itself to tear up our yards and grow our own. We want to eat, not feed an industry with profit profit profit...

I love this quote, because it seems too many Americans have lost the responsiblity they owe to themselves and their families:
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

For I will write to my senators that they work for me, and I will put them in their place. But from where I stand, I will make my own way. I do not expect the government to make the right choices for me. I can not pay them as well as some of the companies who control them now... but I will not stand behind them when I am asked to vote either.

I don't see why people will sit and cry with their hands out, and then wonder why the government makes choices they have no right to make for us. Personally, I don't blame Egypt for the revolution that is taking place. I wish people in our own country would grow some b... well, you know! ;)
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Central_Farm

People are trying to take care of their needs.however, when corporations see a chance for a profit

In the Los Angeles area there were two community gardens that were shut down. These gardens were in a very poor area of the city, and were worked by many individuals for the benefit of sharing food with others. This project, I believe fed about four hundred families.

No one cared enough about these people to step in and see that they were saved so that they could provide for their own needs.

The plans for this 14 acres.....to build a warehouse. :(
 

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Literally, it would be a revolution in itself to tear up our yards and grow our own
Wow! I must be a revolutionary :D I have so little lawn left. Actually in the back yard it is just the paths that have grass and even that is being overtaken by clover
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wifezilla said:
Literally, it would be a revolution in itself to tear up our yards and grow our own
Wow! I must be a revolutionary :D I have so little lawn left. Actually in the back yard it is just the paths that have grass and even that is being overtaken by clover
:watering
Go my revolutionary sister!!!

I still got 3/4 of acre that needs some tearing up!!!!!! :lol:

:watering

Here, Here! Where should we begin our meeting of the Yard Revolutionaries!!!??? :rose
 
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