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Agribusiness control of food supply is frightening

Frankenstein turned on his creator, too

During the talk by the “experts” Wednesday night at the Boulder County Cropland Policy Advisory Group meeting, I didn’t hear anything about the harm caused to human health — only to plant and soil health.

GMOs are a grand experiment, and they have not been evaluated for their long-term effects. What happens to us when we ingest particles of Roundup or BT, etc.? Food allergies are already rising to epic proportions. ADD is on the rise. Autoimmune disorders are rampant.

What good are “bumper GMO crops” when we all become sick from eating mutant food? Why do the Europeans reject GMOs? Do they know something we don’t know?

However, the more frightening reality is the potential control of our food supply by a greedy monopoly. Not only does Monsanto have a terrible track record of suing people who want to save seed, but also they bully farmers to do it their way. How can we let Monsanto patent Mother Nature? Our plants and seeds are not patentable! Their business practices are deplorable. Do we want them in charge of our dinner plates?

Please, support Boulder County in setting an example for the rest of the country by becoming a showcase for beneficial organic crops. Is it possible to put some of the unemployed to work clearing weeds instead of spraying Roundup and other poisonous and carcinogenic herbicides?

Furthermore, I haven’t heard anything about incorporating permaculture methods to grow crops where plants and beneficial insects support each other.

I urge you to speak out against the use of GMOs on Boulder County open space. A public input session will be held Sept. 1. Additional details can be found http://www.bouldercounty.org/government/pages/cpag.aspx