It’s pesticides that are dangerous

People of the United States wake up! Monsanto and the other big chemical companies are poisoning our food supply. I know for a fact that the big farmers are spraying chemicals on the fields to kill the weeds and then are turning around and planting corn, soy, beans and wheat in the fields that have just been sprayed. Anybody with any brains at all knows these chemicals do not disappear. They are going in our food that we eat. There should be such an up-roar about this happening.

I was up in Indiana a few years ago and saw for myself, and heard a relative say that was what they were doing with her fields. The farmers are not allowed to save their seed from previous years to plant. Some farmers have been threatened with jail and fines if they don’t buy the genetic seeds from the big companies. Why do the big companies have so much control over the farmers? Why can’t it go back to like it used to be? The farmers plow their fields and go buy or keep their seeds and plant.

People wake up! This voting for labeling our food might open the eyes of the people to the fact that our food chain is being chemically treated before it comes to our table.

Ruth E. Rust

Sultan

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