Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: South Central Manitoba
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I think part of the attraction to this deal for Monsanto is to ditch a very unpopular name. They will disappear into a division of Bayer and the anti GMO crowd loses a major target... for now. As a Canadian, I think we have been 60 years too late in learning the lesson of food sovereignty from the 2nd World War. We sat back and did nothing while American corporations gobbled up our food industry, but now we face the reality that some day we'll be owned by the Arabs and Chinese... bought up by our own money that has gone there one liter, and one cheap plastic tool at a time. Machinery, fertilizer, seed, fuel, processing, shipping, sales... the profits of our work are all leaving the country because we didn't look after our own ownership. How many of us would sell our farms to rent it back and expect to make more money?