Our corporate culture of lobbyist who simply convey information to lawmakers that “the corporation has spoken” is quickly becoming a problem for the agriculture industry. Of course, many who support the use of GMO’s for food are quick to point out that it isn’t fair not to give farmers an option when it comes to how they produce for a living.
At the same time, the same corporations are disgusted and hate when farmers stick to organic methods and other techniques use for generations to help sustain or even increase their yields. they don’t like this because it means that these farms aren’t under the thumb of the global corporate agriculture system and are harder to deal with.
Many of these new technologies are something they don’t want you to know either: unneeded. The fact is that many technologies that are rolling out in the agricultural field only serves those that create them rather than the end users and ultimately the consumer.
In India where food production is sorely needed, the farmers have found themselves in a dilemma. They have been forced to invest in hybrid seeds due to the story that was sold to them about higher yielding plants. This has caused many farmers to do into much more debt than they can handle buying hybrid seeds. when bartering seeds was very popular, this wasn’t a big issue. However, now many farmers are under the thumb of the government and in debt to the banks which causes a lot of harm to the social structure of the entire population.
The lie that agriculture must rely on industrial / global tied corporations is silly at best. The fact is the this interference in India caused a massive upheaval in 2009 during the food rebellions. The fact is that industry interference did not actually improve lives of the population and the amount of food produced did not actually increase. However, the lives of many farmers were ruined and a community, once tight, became torn.
This is one reason why we cannot endorse the interference of global corporations in the production of our food source. It seems that companies will do almost anything to get their foot in the door. they will tell-half truths and sell you a bill of goods that at the end of the day is rotten. We always recommend doing things the old fashioned way. We do them in smaller, tighter knit communities, with organic (all natural) seeds.