Monsanto, considered by some to be the world’s most-hated corporation, has negotiated a partnership with 4-H, a popular worldwide agricultural youth organization. 4-H has more than six million members in 80 countries, anywhere from elementary school age through high school. Monsanto boasted the partnership by giving a shout-out to “National 4-H Week.”
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The 4-H organization is extremely influential to children, and has a strong impact on mental and emotional development through its various clubs and programs. Monsanto’s partnership with 4-H therefore puts our children in a precarious position, as Monsanto exploits 4-H to influence and condition children’s minds and developing beliefs and value systems. Children are sort of like sponges; they soak up everything around them. This makes them easy and vulnerable targets for propaganda. What better way to influence the future of food than to condition millions of young minds into firmly believing that GMOs are safe and progressive and might just be the answer to all the world’s problems?
4-H and mega-corporate funding
4-H started at its origins to promote noble values, by training rural youth in hands-on agricultural skills such as raising animals, promoting responsible animal and land husbandry, and cultivating food resources in an ethical and responsible way. Unfortunately, the club is increasingly under the influence of the entities that fund it. And increasingly funding is coming from biotech and junk food entities and proponents, including Monsanto, Bill Gates’ foundation, Dupont, the United Soybean Board, Coca-Cola and the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. (Fun facts: Over 90 percent of all soybeans are GMO, and… Coca-Cola spent over $1.5 million to defeat GMO labeling in California)
GMO biotechnology is dangerous to human health, bio-diversity, topsoil and our oceans. And it seems that you can now add our children to that at-risk list. If your child participates in 4-H, be sure to involve yourself in your child’s activities, take an active role in their education and the formation of their beliefs and values, and maintain a watchful eye. Do not fall into the trap of assuming that, because 4-H is a “reputable” organization, your child is getting truthful information and education.
Monsanto’s website, GMOanswers, which makes use of colorful cartoons to spread disinformation about toxic GMO farming methods, has the intended goal of making GMOs appear normal and acceptable, in an effort to condition young and impressionable minds. Truly, the cancer epidemic may explode in the next years as Monsanto will stop at nothing to dominate America’s agriculture and brainwash and indoctrinate America’s youths.
What can you do? Vote with your dollar – buy certified organic – support local farms and foods – be healthy and well
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