All farmers need to ban together and never buy anything from them. Some one
needs to pass a law that if you are falsely accused you get 1000 times your
legal fees. Then tere would be plenty of big firms to help.
It's way too late for a boycott, and besides, you could not organize
such a thing. I remember when, back in the seventies (sixties?), the
NFO tried to organize and all hell broke loose and nothing was
accomplished, other than shots being fired.
Farmers are an independant lot and you will not get organization of
this sort. We are no longer talking about small family farmers. Think
corporate farms, think subsidies, think profit only.
Many family farmers could not afford a boycott, many don't have a
friggin' clue, and many simply do not care about the consequences as
long as the bottom line is most important.
Think Farm Bill and subsidies. Think Cargill, ADM, Monsatano. Think
any bills will get introduced, let alone passed with these criminals
helping run this country, and the world?
We would be better off to follow the advice of one of the founding
On Thu, 03 Apr 2008 22:20:23 -0500, Charlie wrote:
"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from
the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government
becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter
or to abolish it, and to institute new Government"
On Fri, 04 Apr 2008 16:37:09 GMT, jellybean stonerfish
That's one for sure.
Another from Mister Jefferson comes to mind also, something about a
last resort and protecting themselves against tyranny. ;-) No need to
draw too much attention from the alphabet soup guys.....
Someone. Who? Big corps own Congress and the Senate. The delegation
system used as part of voting is the thing of the past. A slap in the face
for the typical voter of today. Yet, the lemmings of today are typically
ignorant of this. And, if they are aware, don't care.
Well, sorta. Laws get passed, the corps "find" legal loopholes for the laws
they permitted Congress to pass. Too much limelight for tobacco and
automobiles. But, they are still dragging their feet regarding gas mileage
requirements. Early Honda Civics (underpowered I admit) were getting real
50 mpg highway.
Why did they permit the laws to be passed at all if they own the
Congress (by the way, the Senate is part of Congress).
So how does being widely publicized change anything?
That was without all the safety crap that according to your hypothesis
the automobile manufacturers decided to enact laws to force themselves
to install. The best any Civic ever did was 52 EPA MPG highway. And
I really don't want to try to get on that highway when there's
significant truck traffic in anything with such poor acceleration.
Specifically, I would like to know exactly what Monsanto's patents are. If
its genetically engineered, how is that a patent? How can one patent a
lifeform, good or bad for the humankind? The link kind of said it, profit
is the goal. If the law allows it, they go for it. Lock in their patents,
and attack those who don't adhere.
Mother nature, here in S. TX ain't adhering either. Sprayed half the
dilution recommended roundup on a roadbase driveway in full sun, the native
foliage returned in less that 2 months. Also tried, at the same time in
different area of same driveway, recommended dilution similar results.
This, despite TX summer heat. Worse yet, for Monsanto, all is green in the
same treated driveway this spring despite the severe drought.
The solution for these locked-in farmers is simple, get seed from a
different source. Grow seed bearing crop intentionally for their own use.
Stop using roundup.
How about a tax to support any military conflict/police action over 3 months
It's not that it's genetically engineered, it's that it's resistant to
Roundup or produces BT toxin or whatever.
By going down to the patent office and filing a form.
Same plants or new ones from seed? Ordinary Roundup doesn't kill seed
in the soil and it doesn't kill roots. They have formulations that
will control weeds for up to 4 months and that will kill the root, but
those features aren't in the "normal" formulation. Try the one that
kills roots and the one that is good for 4 months and if those don't
work, _then_ complain.
What makes you think that Roundup is supposed to prevent this? It
doesn't permantly render soil infertile you know. Seems to me that
you didn't bother to read the label on the product to find out what it
is and is not supposed to do. You spray it on a weed the weed may die
or may just die back to the root depending on the species and how well
established it is. Anything that tries to grow in the spot the weed
occupied, including another weed, will grow fine. If it rendered soil
infertile, which it would have to do to prevent the driveway from
being "green this spring", then it wouldn't be much use in preparing
fields for planting and every time you used it on a weed in a lawn
there would be a permanent hole in the location the weed had occupied.
Next time, after you use the Roundup, try planting something that will
displace the weeds.
Stop making money as farmers who don't follow your suggestion undercut
your prices. Farmers aren't in business for fun you know--they have
bills to pay.
Somebody needs to toss some Monsanto soybeans or whatever into various
legislators' flowerbeds and then sic Monsanto on 'em.
An actual war, we can do what's been done in the past.
Would hardly classify Roundup as a true herbicide. Rather, a renewablely
needed product to temporarily eradicate most foliage. Otherwise known as a
racket, gimmick. But, only a Monsanto stock holder would do a reply as
I happen to use several of Monsanto's products to great effect, but they do
tend to get carried away with their patent infringement battles. Still, they
sell a product and people who intentionally steal it ought to expect legal
I do know that if ones fields are "contaminated" with Monsanto GM crops, one
can charge Monsanto for their removal- at least in Canada!
Small Farmer Wins Moral Victory Over Monsanto
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