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Friday, July 24, 2015

Seeding Fear...bunny rabbit lawyers in $1000 suits

The release of the film was timed to coincide with Thursday’s vote in the House of Representatives on a measure to block mandatory labelling on foods made with GM crops. The Safe and Accurate Food Labelling Act,* has been dubbed the and the “Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act” by opponents. Young’s intervention did not sway the vote: the bill, among whose architects was the Grocery Manufacturers Association, was passed by 275-150.
Neil Young has released a short film that continues his campaign to draw attention to the alleged misdemeanours of the agrochemical corporation Monsanto. Seeding Fear is a 10-minute documentary telling the story of a farmer who defied Monsanto in courtand lost – after having been accused of using the company’s copyrighted GM soya beans. He was one of a number of farmers sued by the huge corporation for copyright infringement. “The film I would like you to see tells the story of a farming family in America, but the same thing is happening around the world,” Young wrote on Facebook. “It is a story that takes 10 minutes of your time to see. It is a simple human one, telling the heartbreaking story of one man who fought the corporate behemoth Monsanto.”

He explained: “Monsanto is a corporation with great wealth, now controlling over 90% of soybean and corn growth in America. Family farms have been replaced by giant agri corp farms across this great vast country we call home.** Farm aid and other organisations have been fighting the losing battle against this for 30 years now.”

*George Orwell, anyone? Kinda like "No Child Left Behind" and National Strategy for Victory in Iraq"...propaganda, putting lipstick on a pig. (With all due respect to pigs, who never asked for that kind of expression.)

**...and your health is suffering because of it. Industrial food is toxic at worst and at best, simply not as nutritious as local, small farm food. Wake up and join those fighting for real food, clean water, unpolluted air. Your life depends on it; your children's children will wonder why you sat on the sofa while all this was going down.

From the sued farmer, Michael White: "...if these new GMO crops are so high-yielding, how come the price of grain is so high, and not fallin'?" and "You eat everyday and you only live once."