What are GMOs really about?
GMOs are sold to the public as being required to somehow increase food production for a starving world. This is the corporate line.
But what the GMO “industry” is really about is corporate control of the world’s food supply. It works like this. You somehow improve some plant or animal by genetically creating a new species that didn’t exist before.
And now the corporation owns this new species because they created it and patented it. Wow.
If they find out that somehow you have their genetics in your possession, you’ve stolen it and they can sue you.
The only problem is once these mutated species get out into
nature there’s no way to control where they go.
So in Mexico strains of heritage corn that have been grown for centuries now test positive for Monsanto’s genetics. This is in corn that was over 1,000 miles from U.S. commercial GMO corn crops.
Because the genetics are owned by Monsanto they can now sue you.
And in case you think that this is some abstract concept, one of Monsanto’s biggest activities is suing farmers for stealing their genetics — even if Monsanto’s genetics somehow made it into your corn without your permission.
So you either pay Monsanto for their genetics or a giant corporation will take you to court.
What’s this got to do with the beautiful province of P.E.I.? You’ve got GMO salmon being produced here. Where do you think this is going?