GMOs Are Destroying Our Food Security (and Heirloom Seed Treasures)

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 A report from Baker Creek Heirloom Rare Seed's catalog explains how the
genetic engineering of crops is having real life consequences for
business, as well as food security.

Just from the perspective of a
medium sized business, Baker Creek and its partners in the seed
industry have lost literally hundreds of thousands of dollars as a
result of GMO corn contamination.

Baker Creek began testing
their Heirloom corn varieties for GMO contamination, and found that more
than 50% of their more than a dozen varieties were contaminated. Those
varieties, most of which were hand passed down through countless
generations, have now been lost – forever, unless a clean source is
found and recovered.

Meanwhile, Monsanto has been accused of
suing farmers, often financially ruining small farmers, for infringing
patent laws when non-GMO varieties become unintentionally
cross-pollinated.

Baker Creek reports that Monsanto's lawyers
downplayed the effects of contamination as 'hypothetical' and low level,
as in the OSGATA et al. vs. Monsanto court case, while their real world
experience is massive financial loss.

The proliferation of
further GMO crop and vegetable stables will destroy diversity
irrevocably and undermine food freedom and security to feed the world.

http://www.osgata.org/osgata-et-al-v-...
http://www.rareseeds.com/osgata-presi...
http://www.osgata.org/2011/a-band-of-...