Bono from U2 Irelands Famous Music Band…Do you think he is eating Genetically Modified foods or Organic food from his garden? Does he really understand that our ecosystem and environment is really affected by what Monsanto and Roundup is doing to our lovely planet earth? Here is an Article by Rady Ananda from foreign policy journal reads:
Bono says that there has to be a ‘public private partnership’ in order to get this done and that they are going to be using the ideas of the African people and farmers. Really? This is what the African farmers say to that…
‘We request that: – governments, FAO, the G8, the World Bank and the GAFSP reconsider their promotion of Public/Private Partnerships which, as they are now conceived, are not suitable instruments to support the family farms which are the very basis of African food security and sovereignty.’ ~African Civil Society Organizations
Over half of US states are now plagued by agrochemically-induced superweeds. An industry sponsored study of pesticide use predicts that nearly a billion pounds of these toxic chemicals will be poured on US soils in 2016.
Insects have also developed resistance. As reported last August, “The Western rootworm beetle – one of the most serious threats to corn – has developed resistance to Monsanto’s Bt-corn, and entire crops are being lost.”
In March, two dozen corn entomologists warned regulators that the only way to defeat growing insect resistance to genetically modified corn is to plant non-GMO seed. “Increasing pesticide use or buffer zone size will not solve the growing problem of rootworm resistance to corn genetically modified.”
But if that doesn’t deter African farmers, these petrochemicals have also been linked to human birth defects. Where “Roundup Ready soy is being cultivated on a massive scale,” reports Dr. Mercola, “widespread reports exist of immediate illness defects from massive glyphosate spraying operations.” (Read More)