By Dr Mercola
In November 2011, about 250 Boulder County residents attended a public meeting to discuss the planting of GM (genetically modified) crops on county-owned land. Their turnout, together with an anti-GMO (genetically modified organism) recommendation from the county’s Food and Agriculture Policy Council, led county officials to vote for a phase out of genetically engineered crops on open space.
This is a powerful testimony to the influence residents can have on their local regulations when they stand together for a cause; you, too, can work toward enacting such a phase out in your area as well.
A new report by War on Want condemns the global industrial food system for its massive profits for the few, while one-sixth of the human population suffers from starvation. Instead, agroecology and food sovereignty models provide where the corporate state fails.
Below are excerpts from Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming the Global Food System, including the section on genetically modified crops.
Posted in Biotechnology, Land Rights, Scientific Studies, Special Report, Survival Skills, Sustainable Practices
Tagged Agroecology, food freedom, food sovereignty, genetically modified crops, gmo, monsanto, Reclaiming the Global Food System, war on want