In the last few years, I’ve seen several well respected people claim that GMO’s and hybrids are the same. Unfortunately, it’s not clear whether or not each instance of such claims is due to lack of information, or due to an agenda. Whatever the reason, we need to get clear about what’s really going with foods.
Monsanto is a monster among corporations. It has managed to make alliances with and infiltrate into areas of government that allow it to get away with gross violations against the public in terms of chemical usage and food tampering. They’ve become ALMOST invincible, and have threatened the world’s food supply with their franken-foods even sometimes showing up on non-GMO farms, which allows them to shut down and/or take over innocent family farms.
Hybrids have been around for millions of years. They occur in nature, and they can be helped along by human intervention, but they are nothing at all like Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). GMO is a term applied to plants and animals that have been altered with DNA from completely different species, including viruses and bacteria. This isn’t something that cold ever happen in nature, while hybrids are a natural phenomenon.
We should definitely be concerned about the GMO issue, but we need to be careful not to cause confusion. It’s necessary to remain very clear about the looming enemy, and make moves to make it a thing of the past. Keep in mind that someone’s status, or even their ability to sound convincing, are not proof of the truth. Endeavor to get all the information you can, and avoid parroting what you might not fully understand.
You deserve to be mo better!