As genetically modified crops continue to take over the world’s food supply, politicians are looking into ways to give companies like Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences every advantage (that’s what those lobbyists get paid for).
The state of European agriculture has got so Orwellian that some politicians in the EU now consider non-GMO seeds a threat to stability. In fact, they’ve adopted measures to ban all seeds that haven’t been “tested, approved and accepted.”
Well, who has the incentive to undergo a rigorous testing and regulatory process? Mother nature? I don’t think she has the financing or the legal team…
But you know who does? Monsanto, DuPont, Dow AgroSciences, and Syngenta, that’s who. Because they stand to profit through their patents.
Unapproved seeds (also known as “regular” or “heirloom” seeds), don’t have a profit motive attached. These are simply the seeds that farmers have been using for millennia… and the seeds that almost all gardeners use today.
These seeds are no company’s intellectual property — which is exactly why these companies and their cronies in the EU parliament want to outlaw them.
How are they selling it to the public? The same way that totalitarian regimes sell any of their police state tactics… by labeling it “safety.”
Officials in the EU are calling the new seed ban a “food safety” measure. European Commissioner for Health and Consumers Tonio Borg calls the proposed laws, ”Smarter rules for safer food! This is how I can best summarize the important package of measures adopted today by the [European] Commission to reform Europe’s agri-food chain.”
It’s crucial that ALL PATRIOTS, whether you are a gardener or not, keep a close eye on what’s happening in the EU. If they’re trying to pass laws like that in the EU, you can bet that sellouts in the US government will try to pass similar legislation, and soon.
From the Washington Times:
A new law proposed by the European Commission is being criticized as a massive government overreach that will ultimately damage the farming industry, and lead to the outlaw of certain types of seeds.
The European Commission has brought forth a bill to limit what’s planted to a “tested, approved and accepted” list of seeds, The Blaze reported. Concerns are the legislation will lead to less biodiversity — and more prosecution of farmers.
The Plant Reproductive Material Law is being billed by the Commission as a means of simplifying existing laws and “guiding the operation of the food chain,” The Blaze reported. But opponents argue its actual effect will be detrimental to the farming industry.
The Soil Association said the regulation would actually outlaw various types of seeds.
“This will not only affect farmers and growers in the short term by outlawing exchange of seed not currently commercially available, but in the long term will erode the diversity of species that even the large seed companies, who are driving the proposal, need to provide their future varieties,” the Soil Associated said, The Blaze reported.