Friday, March 02, 2007

This is an example of how it's done

How, you may ask, is it that the government allows large conglomerates, who are in control of the food supply, to genentically modify food? It's not so easy as this, but it could be said that they use divide and conquer methodology.

The USDA makes rulings. The FDA makes rulings. If you work the system well enough, getting to know the right individuals, you can get both agencies to sign off on your requests. Of course, there are lobbiests and lots of money involved in the process too.

Case in point: Rice farming. The USDA has just recently approved a request to grow genetically modified rice crops in Kansas. It's a slippery slope we're on for certain. Natural contamination occurs. Honest hard working farmers, suffer.