Commercial animals are already grazing on GMO corn, alfalfa, and soy; this one of the reasons why GMOs are having such a hard time being labeled; because almost ALL commercial food is GMO (livestock feeds on GMO crops, people eat those animals).
Just as “Roundup Ready” corn, soy, canola, etc. have contaminated organic crops, “Roundup Ready Kentucky Bluegrass” will trespass and assault native species, and the herbicide Roundup will be doused on residential lawns. The consequences are being ignored. We all must do all that we can do!
Despite a farmers lack of control of aggressive GMO contamination. If Monsanto claims to own farmers crops because GMO seeds end up on their land through wind or insect pollination, as they are famous for doing, how can any U.S. citizen know they will not be held liable for Scotts Miracle-Gro patented Kentucky Bluegrass ending up on their property? Get your pocketbooks ready.
Once the entire country is GMO everything our entire 100% food supply is patented (OWNED) by a handful of huge corporations; including the obvious Monsanto and Bayer CropScience.
We STILL have a FEW options:
1. Wake up. Contact your lawmakers, friends, relatives, and strangers. Try to make sure that they stick to traditional methods of seeding, using traditional materials.2. Move to a different country. Wait! That might be pretty hard to do since these bullies are everywhere.
3. Stop having children because at this rate their ‘food’ and their very own genes will be owned.
Welcome to the new world order of GMO self regulation, where the companies that produce the GMO seeds now get to regulate their own behavior! (http://motherjones.com/tom-philpott...)
Scotts Miracle-Gro is now moving full speed ahead on its GMO yard grass product, which could theoretically be introduced into the marketplace as early as 2012. This is a home consumer yard grass seed which, of course, resists glyphosate (RoundUp), and its introduction into the marketplace would almost certainly result in millions of homeowners across America planting these seeds in their yard and then spraying RoundUp across their entire lawn as a "treatment" for eliminating weeds.
RoundUp, in other words, may be coming soon to a neighborhood near you.
And it's not just the lawns, either: This combination of Scotts GMO grass and RoundUp chemicals could be used on playgrounds, schoolyards, community centers and parks. Once this goes into production, there will be virtually no place your family can go in America that isn't contaminated with genetically modified grass seeds and toxic glyphosate chemicals.
A WHOLE NEW WAVE OF SUPERWEEDS
These superweeds will be the baddest, toughest and most chemically-resistant weeds our world has ever seen. They develop as mutant derivatives of the mass spraying of RoundUp chemicals across lawns. In much the same way that superbugs develop in the presence of widespread antibiotics abuse, superweeds, develop in the presence of widespread glyphosate abuse (http://www.businessinsider.com/gene...).
And of course once these superweeds take over America's sidewalks, driveways and lawns, there will be cries for newer, stronger chemical products to kill those superweeds, too. And who will come to the rescue? Monsanto, of course... the very same company that produces RoundUp and thereby contributed to the problem in the first place.
Let the boycott of Scott's Miracle Grow begin!
Join NaturalNews in boycotting Scotts products beginning today. We will maintain this boycott until Scotts announces it will no longer pursue GMO seeds. Remember: GMO Kentucky bluegrass will cross-pollinate with other grasses in the wild, leading to widespread GMO contamination of lawns across our nation!
Join us in sending complaints to Scotts about their pursuit of GMOs.
You may also mail them a letter by sending it to:
Scotts Help Center
14111 Scottslawn Rd.
Marysville, OH 43041
WHY THIS MATTERS
• Unleashing genetically modified Kentucky bluegrass in America, to be used across neighborhood lawns and playgrounds, will result in the mass genetic contamination of other types of grasses.
• There is absolutely no scientific evidence showing GMO Kentucky bluegrass to be safe for neighborhoods or the environment. The USDA simply refuses to regulate it.
• Scotts Miracle-Gro is extremely irresponsible in pursuing such a product, and the company could be guilty of crimes against nature if it unleashes these products into the wild.
• If this GMO grass is planted on lawns across America, it will spur the widespread use of Roundup herbicide (made by Monsanto), which will devastate the soils and contaminate the streams and rivers downstream. We are talking about potentially dumping tens of millions of gallons of RoundUp into the environment while boosting the profits of Monsanto!
• If Scotts Miracle-Gro pursues this genetically modified lawn seed, it will instantly place itself on the list of the top 10 most evil companies in North America, earning it widespread criticism, condemnation and boycotts from consumers (who, for the most part, have a positive image of Scott's right now).
Many gardeners who currently use Scotts Miracle-Gro products will boycott them instead.
Gardeners love the natural world, remember. And they do not like to see companies unleashing GMOs across that natural world.
Spread the word. Boycott Scotts Miracle-Gro. This company is on the verge of releasing GMO seeds across out front lawns and neighborhoods ~ a move that would soon be followed by the mass-spraying of RoundUp pesticides by all your ignorant neighbors who know nothing of the dangers of GMOs and glyphosate.
Please share this story and help get the word out. Scotts Miracle-Gro must go. Just Say No to GMOs (www.NaturalNews.com/music).
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The USDA has indicated that it views the GMO Kentucky Bluegrass essentially identical to the non-GMO Kentucky Bluegrass. This leaves one to wonder ~ HOW can this be so when genes have been inserted into the DNA of this plant to make it Round-Up resistant?
"USDA therefore strongly encourages Scotts to discuss these concerns with various stakeholders during these early stages of research and development of this GE Kentucky bluegrass variety and thereby develop appropriate and effective stewardship measures to minimize commingling and gene flow between GE and non-GE Kentucky bluegrass.”
Homeowners, please take note. This is not an Earth-friendly product even though it is somewhat drought resistant. When the product is finally marketed, don’t fall for the ploy that Scott’s will hand you. No, it won’t be better to spray your entire lawn with Round-Up to eliminate weeds.
A ’50s-era law called the Plant Pest Act gave the USDA power to restrict the introduction of organisms that might, well, harm plants. Genetically modified crops technically qualified as “plant pests” because industry scientists used DNA “promoters” derived from natural plant pathogens, most notably cauliflower mosaic virus, to amplify the genetic traits they introduced into new crops. “These promoters ensure that the desired trait is always ‘on,’ that is, expressed,” Gurian-Sherman explains.
But to avoid actually declaring it a noxious weed, the agency simply claimed that the weed risks posed by genetically engineered and conventional are “essentially the same.”
Starting with the “essentially the same” premise, the USDA notes that conventional bluegrass is already widely planted across the country without causing much harm; from there it assumes that Scotts’ engineered bluegrass won’t be a problem either, concluding that it need not be declared a “noxious weed” after all. And if it’s neither a plant pest nor a noxious weed, the USDA has no right or obligation to regulate it.
The ramifications of this are mind-blowing, at least to me:
And that means watchdogs like Center for Food Safety will no longer have a legal foothold to sue the USDA for regulating those things badly ~ which is usually how it’s done. In the wake of several recent deregulations ~ including Roundup Ready sugar beets, alfalfa, and bentgrass ~ federal courts have sided with Center for Food Safety and rebuked the USDA for failing to properly assess risks.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Unfortunately, under the current law, there’s little you can do to stop the deregulation of GMO crops. But that doesn’t mean you are powerless. You are still a consumer, and you can vote with your dollars.
1) Opt out of GMO-based agriculture. As much as possible, avoid products and so-called “food” made with GMOs. This is a handy shopping guide created for just such a purpose.
2) Support labeling of foods and products made with GMOs. That means contacting your representative and sharing your opinion that GMO foods should be labeled. According to the most recent surveys, 93% of Americans agree with you! If that’s not something bi-partisan that would offer immediate feel-good results for politicians, I don’t know what is.
3) Spread the message, so your friends and family can opt out of GMO foods, too. Even if they think you’re totally berserk when you pile that grass-fed butter on your plate, or call foods cooked in saturated-fat laden coconut oil “healthy,” they simply can’t argue with the science showing the dangers of GMOs.
Here is an Action Tool Kit to arm you with anything you might need to convince them ~ pamphlets, power point presentations, quizzes, letters to restaurants or grocery stores, you name it.