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Seeds of Suicide: The Genetically Modified Seeds

Not content with contractual and legal restriction of farmers’ rights, biotechnology giants like Monsanto have developed ‘suicide seeds’: seeds engineered to produce sterile crops. This technology ensures that farmers have no option but to return to the seed companies year after year.

I recently came across the following poem at

Something’s In the Garden

The wind howls before the dawn

Something’s in the garden

Look out, see what’s going on

Oh, the winds they blow

In a shroud of secrecy

Something’s in the garden

A suicide technology

Oh, it’s got to go

The corporate biotech machine

Something’s in the garden

Unveils the Terminator gene

Oh, the winds they blow

Inserting a genetic crime

Something’s in the garden

Sterile seed at harvest time

Oh, it’s got to go

The winds they blow across the fields of every nation

Our seed we been sowing for a hundred generations

Till it’s banned in every land we’ll fight the Terminator

Oh, no it’s got to go!

The desperate poor are locked in the sights…

Of its almighty appetites…

Wearing a boy scout disguise…

To hijack the global food supply…

The winds they blow…

Peasant farmers stand betrayed

Wisdom stolen, debt unpaid

Protect the right to save our seed

For justice and food sovereignty

The winds they blow…

Many food products we consume today contain genetically modified ingredients. A genetically modified organism (GMO) is one that has a foreign gene injected into its embryonic cells. Such “engineered” plants and animals are referred to as GMO’s.

Many of the items we lift off the shelves in super markets in the United States since the mid-1990s —including pizza, chips, cookies, ice cream, salad dressing, corn syrup, and baking powder—contain ingredients from engineered soybeans, corn, or canola.

Why is this done? Technology giants who practice this would say they could artificially introduce cancer-fighting chemicals and enhance vitamin contents in food crops, sweet potatoes, and cassava to aid poor countries of the world. With this technology in tow – well, we may produce wheat, soy, and peanuts free of allergens, and doctors may “prescribe” the special food items for patients at risk for cancer and heart disease.

The Dangers of GM food to Livelihood of Farmers

The technique of genetic engineering is different from conventional breeding. Traditional breeders transfer tens of thousands of genes across related organisms whose genetic makeups are similar.

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  1. erwinkennythomas

    On January 19, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Very well done

  2. erwinkennythomas

    On January 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Very well done

  3. Tiki33

    On January 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    There are many reasons why we should observe are intake a little more. Many of our foods can make us sick because what they put in them. That’s why we must continue to bless are foods before we consume them.

  4. smokychristine

    On January 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Uma, this is a very frightening article. Most of the world’s population is blissfully unaware of the repercussions of genetic engineering. We are told it is good and believe it until someone like you who has the knowledge informs us. Now how do we handle this information.

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    On January 21, 2013 at 7:57 am

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