Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Are you Kidding?!

In today's local newspaper there is an article reporting that Monsanto and Dole Foods are going to collaborate to make "more nutritious, better tasting veggies through plant breeding."* Their goal is to develop more varieties so consumers have more choices. I find this completely sad and ridiculous. New varieties do not need to be developed - mother nature has already provided a huge, diverse abundance of vegetables. Consumers need to realize that there are more places to get this variety then the local supermarket. In fact, this is often the worst place to buy veggies due to Monsanto and Dole's monopolies. I am a member of a local CSA that provides a wide range of veggies. I also try to grown a lot of my own. The best part of growing your own veggies is that you get to decide what cool, yummy breed you want! If you don't have access to either of those, farmer's markets are becoming ubiquitous in most cities. We don't need more modified food, what we need to do is support those people who are supporting diversity naturally.


*St. Louis Post-Dispatch

2 comments:

LisaS said...

i thought the Exact. Same. Thing. well, and that American palates need to progress pass age 7 at some point in life.

Bridgett said...

So aggravating...