Green Home Magazine Issue 21



Fortune magazine reported that “”Major packaged-food companies lost $4 billion in market share alone last year, as shoppers changed to fresh and organic alternatives.” I predict that within the next ten years the big food companies and their attendant lack of regard for human health over profit will see as much back lash as the tobacco industry had once the full implications of nicotine addiction was understood. Monsanto is facing a consumer backlash around the world and on the 23rd May there was a global day of activism against the corporation that brings us  Roundup and patented GMO crops. The drums of discontent are beating and the Organic Consumers Association in conjunction with the Feed The World Project, launched the world’s first glyphosate testing for urine, water and breast milk for the general public in April this year. “For decades now, the public has been exposed, unknowingly and against their will, to glyphosate, despite mounting evidence that this key active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is harmful to human health
and the environment,” said Ronnie Cummins, OCA’s international director.