It's a sad day for America.
I mean this sincerely.
Today Monsanto made a very transparent grab for total and complete control of our agriculture lives, of our food supply and the patenting of life in the United States and they won. The Supreme Court of the United States handed them a 9-0 ruling, in their favor, that will basically allow them to destroy any non Monsanto farmer simply by finding a single Monsanto plant on their farm, even if it was by accident.
Monsanto won the game today. It's a very dangerous and Orwellian game. It is only a few ticks of the clock before Monsanto holds enough of the most important cards to decide who is truly allowed to eat and...who lives and who dies.
One reason that the very intelligent and smart men who actually wrote our Constitution did not bother to include food justice or worry with our own freedom to produce and consume the food of our choice was simply because they never ever dreamed that they would have to do such a thing.
Obviously, they were wrong.
Our farmers are an endangered species. As endangered as our polar bears and if you do not believe our polar bears are endangered, well, I suppose you shouldn't even be reading this particular blog.
I know I sound very much like the squeaky little Lorax who stands here and stomps her feet and screams about the seeds and the bees and the trees. I know my song and dance is getting quite old. The thing is, we can not give up. The more of us who continue to support real, organic, non-GMO, foods that are grown in a sustainable way by real farmers the more love we give to this small blue spinning planet we all call home.
Every seed we plant with the intention to make a difference truly does make a difference. Every single one.
Food, good food, growing power, is available to every single one of us. I've never been a bigger believer in this than I am right now. If you don't want to listen to me, maybe you'll listen to Will Allen.
We do not need more patents or more fences. We just need to share.
There is always enough. Always. Stop with the greed. Let's just pick up our forks, dig deep with our hearts and share everything we've got.