Home

The Ecological Impacts of Cattle Ranching in the West

1 Comment

Erik Molvar, Executive Director of the Western Watersheds Project (WWP). discusses the significant ecological impacts of cattle (which are not native to the Americas) on public lands in the western U.S. Ranching is the most widespread commercial use of U.S. public lands and one of the primary causes of native species endangerment in the American West. WWP is a nonprofit environmental conservation group with a primary focus on the negative impacts of livestock grazing on 250 million acres of western public lands. Learn more about Erik’s extensive conservation experience and WWP at https://www.westernwatersheds.org​.

GMO’s: Invasive Species Council and USDA ignore environmental infection and contamination

33 Comments

Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

___________________________________________

How can a mutated germ plasm be so vastly different that a patent can be obtained and, at the same time, be so substantially the same as the germ plasm it was derived from that it should be generally considered safe and unregulated?”  Someone?  Anyone?

_____________________________________________

The recent deregulation of genetically mutated bluegrass is the first domino to fall in the scheme to deregulate all gmo’s and to avoid having to label these disgusting creations so that consumers, many of whom are fully aware of the dangers of these products, can choose to avoid them.  The economic power wielded by consumers via their food dollars would quickly put an end to genetic modification, mutation and alteration. Therefore, regulation, control, liability for harm and damage along with labeling, must be avoided at all costs.

The reduction of biodiversity as a result of the infestation of transgenic plants and crops will cause the rise of monocultures where a single crop is grown in a region or, becomes the only crop that will grow wiping out any biodiversity and by necessity causing a rise in the use of pesticides and herbicides as insects and weeds alike develop a tolerance to genetically mutated seeds and chemical applications. This infestation and resulting contamination of food crops in particular, or those crops to be used for feeds and fuel should be treated for what they actually are: the equivalent of AIDS in the plant world.  

Transgenic crops are protected by fraudulent patents and will eventually be used to eradicate all rights to regional germ plasms.  The GATT agreement will facilitate the loss of the right of farmers in any given region to reproduce or save seed, and will prohibit the sharing of seed; exactly what is being implemented now. More

%d bloggers like this: