Vermont Farmers take on Monsanto

Video via – Sep 20, 2012

Vermonter’s gather at a rally to protest Monsanto pushing their unsustainable products on Vermont Farmers. Rachel Nevitt (from Full Moon Farm) comes in at 8:20 in this video speaking about the unsustainability of Monsanto Corps.

Nevitt and her husband, David Zuckerman, are plaintiffs in a lawsuit that concerns patent rights and genetically modified organisms (GMO). – BFP full article about the lawsuit

excerpt quote from her speech –

Creating a seed that can not be selectively saved nor improved upon is NOT sustainable, asking farmers to buy all their seed from the same corporation is NOT sustainable, forcing farmers to buy Monsanto’s compatible herbicide annually is NOT sustainable, wide spread over-use of round-up herbicide leading to the creation of glyphosate resistant super-weeds is NOT  sustainable, suing farmers for saving seeds is NOT sustainable, suing farmers for cross-contamination is NOT sustainable, annihilating seed diversity is NOT sustainable,  not properly testing your products for long-term health or environmental effects is NOT sustainable, causing a never before seen on Earth pathogen that effects our livestock’s ability to reproduce is NOT sustainable,  Spending 7.1 million dollars out of their pocket-book to keep California consumers in the dark is NOT sustainable.” – Rachel Nevitt

When Monsanto speaks of sustainability they are speaking of sustaining their control and profits over our food supply, not the health and well being of our future generations and land. From Monsanto’s website on why they sue farmers who save seed, “When farmers purchase a patented seed variety, they sign an agreement that they will not save and replant seeds produced from the seed they buy from us.”

That is why,

Monsanto’s cost-inflated and ineffective seeds have been driving farmers to suicide, and is considered to be one of the largest — if not the largest — cause of the quarter of a million farmer suicidesover the past 16 years.

According to the most recent figures (provided by the New York University School of Law), 17,638 Indian farmers committed suicide in 2009 — about one death every 30 minutes.

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