Monsanto Company is a publicly traded American
multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation
headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri. It is a
leading producer of genetically engineered (GE)
seed and of the herbicide glyphosate,
which it markets under the Roundup brand.
Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification,
is the direct manipulation of an organism's
genome using biotechnology. An organism that is
generated through genetic engineering is considered to
be a genetically modified organism (GMO).
Kimmi and I share the same personal route to Monsanto awareness. Follow our gut: our gut instinct, our gut reaction and literally our gut’s ability to recognize food.
Our gut instinct is not to trust big business with their hands in the government’s pockets. If a company has to hide what they’re doing or convince the FDA to allow them NOT to label what’s in their foods, then they’re up to something fishy. If a company cannot talk about their practices in growing and processing the foods they’re selling, then let’s question their ethics. If a company does not think of the greater good, we don’t want to do business with them. Giving underprivileged farmers seeds that will only grow one plant, one time, packed with pest resistant strands is not considering the greater good. Self-sufficiency is completely thrown out the window, which is a major reason people grow their own food in the first place!
Our gut reaction is to stay away from processed foods that might have GMOs in them, and most typical grocery store foods make this list. We also focus on veggies that are in season from a farmer’s market, a trusted mom & pop-type grocer, or – better yet – out of our own gardens.
And finally, we follow an eating philosophy that is to “eat as close to the earth as possible.” The further food is removed from its natural state, by being processed or genetically modified, the less our bodies will recognize it as food. The fewer nutrients we receive from our food, the less healthy we are and will be."