Opinion

Vote for real food

I would be interested to hear from a farmer, not a government subsidized agricultural business growing corn or soy, to back up Lorne Hepworth’s claim that “when it comes to Canadian farmers, they overwhelmingly choose to grow genetically improved varieties of corn, canola, soybeans...”

It seems his letter is the same propaganda that companies like Monsanto dish out. Small farmers like those the general public envisions with a red barn, some cows and land for a variety of crops are decreasing each year according to the recent StatCan reports. GMO companies are pro agriculture especially large mono-cropping operations that, funnily enough, can only use genetically modified seeds because nothing else will grow from lack of nutrients in the soil.

It’s an unsustainable cycle.

The bottom line is that consumers need to inform themselves, support local farmers and use their money to cast a vote for real food.

Linda Biggs

Central Saanich

 

 

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