Target: Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant
Goal: Stop monopolizing agriculture industry with genetically modified products
Currently, there are wheat fields in Oregon that have been genetically modified. The problem with this is that the United States has not approved any such production. Monsanto is the world’s largest manufacturer of genetically modified products. This strain of wheat growing in Oregon came from a test seed 10 years ago. Genetically engineered products such as wheat restrict natural selection and succession.
Monsanto solves this problem by creating new seeds, which are even more genetically modified. Why is this bad you may ask? Because the modified organisms are so potent, they restrict small rural farmers to continue business, creating a monopoly. In order to survive, farmers who prefer organic products are forced into a corner to continue business. Either they buy the genetically modified seeds or they risk going out of business.
This does not only affect wheat. Many crops are genetically engineered, reducing the amount of natural plants and animals humans consume. As the wheat, corn, and other vegetables are genetically engineered, bottom up retributions occur. The genetically engineered wheat/corn is consumed by the farm animals, which are then consumed by humans. The problem with this is that we do not know how genetically engineered products affect our animals and ourselves. It is time to stop this monopoly to allow small farmers a chance at production again.
By signing below we will be able to take the next step towards reducing one of the strongest monopolies in America while providing relief to struggling farmers across the nation.
Dear Hugh Grant,
The outbreak of genetically engineered wheat in Oregon is not acceptable. As we have learned G.M.O. cannot solve world hunger. 25,000 people starve in Africa daily while many nations will not even trade for genetically engineered products. It is time to stop the greed and think about the individuals who have been farming for generations. The individuals that have put their life’s work into creating healthy, natural crops.
The damage caused by this production is irreversible; the soil, water and animals are all being irreversibly destructed by the monopoly your company has created. I hope that you take into consideration all of the impairment you have caused and continue to cause for future generations. I urge you to stop the destruction of the natural world.
I hope that you will take your grandchildren and their children into consideration when you review this letter. Think about the problems that your company causes, not just the benefits. If you really consider the altered viewpoint I believe that you will see that the complications outweigh the benefits.
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