Posted 7 years ago on May 24, 2013, 10:39 a.m. EST by Garry
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The Monsanto March is one of the biggest Occupy events, and it's happening tomorrow! I'm surprised barely anybody here is talking about it. The News thread only has 13 comments, some of which are unrelated to the topic. What's going on?
Furthermore, there's two different reasons why someone might want to march against Monsanto.
- Fear of GMOs
- Distaste of Monsanto business practices
I'm pro GMO. We've been modifying genes for thousands of years through cross breeding. Tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, bananas, you name it; we've all changed them. Some foods like broccoli didn't even exist before we made them. Tomatoes were poisonous. GMOs have been with us since farming began. The only thing that has changed is the method, and it's more precise. A very good thing!
What I hate about Monsanto is that they patent their modifications and work behind closed doors. They also make seeds that can't procreate for the sole purpose of selling them year after year after year. Pure evil capitalism at its worst. Cross breeders shared their tricks, they didn't use patents. We need to make GMOs open-source, free for any scientist to inspect and test. To share ideas. Farmers should unite with scientists in anarcho-communist fashion to control the future of GMOs.
Anyhow, I'm flabbergasted that barely anyone here seems interested in the march. This site is completely disconnected from Occupy. Wow! Imagine that. A movement has one of its biggest protest marches, probably the biggest in a long time (it's worldwide), and barely anybody on the movement's website is talking about it. Unreal.
It's all about localized US politics here. Occupy is an international protest folks, and one of the big international events is tomorrow! Show some solidarity.