Thursday, November 19, 2009


Many of us have families and we stress and worry about what exactly is in the foods we eat. Genetically modified foods...are they safe for our children? Will they save the world from starvation? Are you even aware GM ingredients are in our foods?

This documentary explores the relationship between genetically modified foods (GM), the companies that own the patents and the impact GM foods have on our society and the world.

It is filmed and documented from the anti-GM foods point of view and we are only hearing one side of the story. It's important to remember there are always 2 sides to every story and to keep an open mind.

I believe we have a right to know what's in our foods and no one has the right to patent our genes.

Genetically modified labelling, world hunger, pesticide resistant crops, farming, the patenting of genes, and FDA irregularities, are just a few of the topics discussed in this hard hitting and informative film.

I would recommend it to everybody, watching this film will open your eyes to some of the truths that are rarely discussed in the media today.

Will GM foods feed the hungry of the world or this a just a marketing ploy to make them more acceptable.

I want proper labelling to know that the cereal I'm buying is made from genetically modified grains so I can make an informed choice.

Did you know the testing of gm foods for public safety is not required? Why not?

GM produce can often be a godsend to the retailer, extending the shelf life, ensured continuity of supply, and better eye appeal, which can add up to higher profits. But a public relations nightmare so it's a touchy subject they'd rather not discuss but if cornered, they will side with public opinion. It's important that we make our opinion known by filling out customer comment cards at the supermarket. This may sound silly but it can be a direct line to the heads of billion dollar's called Consumer feedback. Believe me it works.

When we planted our fruit trees a few years ago in South America we were required to pay a foreign company royalties for the Canadian varieties we planted. The trees were developed in Canada by the Canadian Government and the rights were sold to a large fruit company in a foreign country and they alone control who has access to these varieties and sometimes deny growers access to certain strains so they can control world prices. We grew many of the trees from seedlings ourselves but we were still required to pay a royalty fee.

The rights I believe were sold for one million dollars. There are approx. 6+ million trees planted each year at a royalty of $1-$2 per tree. Many growers believe there were some shady under the table dealings that went on. Unproven.

Our South American crops start a couple of months after the North American crops finish.


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