The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms – GMO’s


The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms – GMO’s.

A blog for people who are worried about GM foods might like to read. I am sharing this to enhacne our awareness of foods we , do not know , how it affects us.

Just saw this news item too from SFgate

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/29/MN1O1O5SS0.DTL

Scary!

Added on 10th May 2012

http://grist.org/industrial-agriculture/bitter-seeds-documentary-reveals-tragic-toll-of-gmos-in-india/

Again seeds, farmer suicide, a daughter’s trails with life, how sad!!!

Added on 17th May 2012

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Navdanya/186535646029?ref=tn_tn

DR VANDANA SHIVA CALLS ON YOU TO RESPOND TO THE SEED EMERGENCY . JOIN US FOR THE MOVEMENT FOR SEED FREEDOM.
Write to info@seedfreedom.in


Seed Freedom

How much all these activists are doing to create awareness!!

About gardenerat60

As you guessed, I am a retired executive, looking for hobbies. Stumbled into gardening after reading blogs. Always wanted to use eco-friendly items in daily life. So, there was no heistation in deciding to put the vast terrace balcony to use for organic garden.
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12 Responses to The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms – GMO’s

  1. Jas says:

    I strive to find organic produce for us… one it is not easily available and if it is, it is very pricey but I think that’s the cost you have ot pay for good health… It is a really great thing you are doing…

    Never knew so much about GMOs.. I think this stuff is coming in India as well and we know very little about it…

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Hi Jas, Welcome here.

      Thanks for your comments. I know it is difficult to find organic products. Here in India, we are not even sure it is organic. That is why I started growing my own. But it is not sufficient yet, and it is only a small try, a trial which I have to undertake.
      We still consume the large scale produced food items, but stay away from processed food for sure.

  2. Aakanksha says:

    I concur that GMO are being pushed into India like anything, and govt, govt aided agencies, etc are hand in glove with the Monsanto giant. Co incidently there is a article related to GMO (the famous BT cotton) in the hindu today. http://m.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/article3402448.ece/

    The organic stuff is really difficut to get here in Pune, and allover its more like a privileged men’s foyer. But why not breach it, (Our seed, our soil, our water – borrowed words from ASHA (alliance for sustainable and holistic agriculture).

    Love your gardening initiative, and it really inspires me to think abt taking it up too once i settle in a city.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Yeah Akanksha, I saw that article too and linked to twitter.
      This point needs to be repeated again and again till people realized the fake intentions of MNCs.

  3. bhavana says:

    Glad you are spreading awareness on this issue, Pattu! I was recently reading that 95% of India’s cotton is now Bt Cotton done through licensing with several Indian seed companies. In Andhra, it seems 2/3rds of the crop has failed. All India, seed prices have gone up by 8000 times, and relevant pesticide costs have also increased. The imp point is GMO seeds only make the plant resistant to pesticide, not “pests” and do not have any proof of “higher” yield and yet PM MMM recently spoke that GMO is the way to progress for India and that folks who are against its spread are “foreign-funded” NGOs. Vandana Shiva has recently strongly against such statements. We have to continue to write and spread word about this issue. This is a dangerous trend. I did not like Mad. Hillary Clinton visiting India one bit–first walmart, then capture of Agri lands in cohesion with Monsanto, then GMO foods!

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Hi Bhavana,
      Thanks for sharing your views, in clear terms. This is so encouraging for readers to take note of. And I agree with all you have said.
      Initially I was not happy to hatch on to another blog for my post. Then, I did not see many posts from my reader circle on this issue.
      Like any other issue , this needs to be only on word of mouth, since no one will openly dare, on a mass scale.
      And media is not bothered, except Sainathji. They are worried about IPL glamour events.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      About Ms.Clinton, the less said the better. It is all hogwash and lip service, they only want to increase their hold on our economy, by bribing our own people. And our own leaders are part of this big farce.Big people and big companies can only spread their poisons for their own benefit only.
      No progress can take place, unless, individuals change.

  4. melfrommass says:

    The plight of farmers is very sad; farming is not as lucrative as some might think it is. I feel fortunate for our organic crop share.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Welcome here Mel.
      Yes, we are fortunate , that we are not dependent on farming. In India, the wealthy do won lot of lands with scores to do their work. But the poor are struggling.

  5. I love your blog🙂 It has growth and plants all over it🙂
    I dream of having a kitchen garden myself. I reside in Singapore and have been wanting to make a trip down to the nursery to start off with some cherry tomatoes and chillies so that I start small and stay motivated. What would you suggest?
    Since we stay in high rise condo of sorts, I just have some balcony space for about 15 pots. I am open to some inddor planting as well. Would really love ot have any references🙂
    Knowing that you are doing your bit so effectively is really very inspiring !🙂

    Also, adding you to my blogroll (if okay)!

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Welcome here Priya!

      Thanks for all those encouraging words. Singapore is a lovely place to grow plants, the weather is so conducive, I used to think anything grows there🙂. Added to that, you have lots of good stuff available off the shelves for growing plants There are lots of bloggers form Singapore who have grown stuff in balconies. Try looking for the blogs. In case I find some, I will forward to your mail. All the best for a lovely garden in the balcony.

      You are welcome to add my blog, I am touched.

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