Monsanto in Europe: Consumers Won This Battle in the WarThis weekend at an expo I was talking with a customer about the Monsanto problem. He thought that GMOs would remain because of the greed and power of Monsanto. I politely disagreed with him. Monsanto and minions may have won the battle in California but they will lose this war. All it takes is people voting with their dollars on their health at the traditional grocery store rejecting any product with a GMO ingredient. Grocery stores had better wake up because approximately 80% of their food products contain one or more genetically modified ingredients. As customers learn more about which plants are potentially GMO and read the labels, they will start rejecting foods with those items unless they have been non-GMO verified or organic. The surrender of Europe by Monsanto is just the first wall to fall. Monsanto is saving its resources for the next battle and trying to reduce the wrath they’ve stirred in Europe. So keep voting on your health with your dollars by avoiding GMO foods. Probably in 10 years or less if we stay persistent consumers will win this war and regain control over their food. Think about it! It’s exciting!–No Name Attorney
Friday, May 31, 2013 at 6:49PM
The “March Against Monsanto” in 52 countries, an unapproved strain of its genetically modified wheat growing on its own in Oregon, cancelled wheat export orders…. A rough week for Monsanto.
But now it threw in the towel in Europe – where its genetically modified seeds have faced stiff resistance at every twist and turn. Even its deep corporate pockets and mastery of lobbying have failed: “It’s counterproductive to fight against windmills,” its spokesman told the Tageszeitung.
The propitious week started last Saturday with the “March Against Monsanto,” when people in over 400 cities in 52 countries protested against the company, its influence over governments, and its GMO seeds. Much of it was focused on the mundane issue of labeling. Protesters wanted GMO ingredients in food to show up on the label, just like fat or protein. A simple solution to the controversy: let consumers decide.