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"They [Monsanto] tried to do everything to destroy us"
On Monday, November 13, Percy Schmeiser, a canola farmer from Canada, spoke at the Live Oak Grange in Santa Cruz about being the victim of Monsanto harassment and lawsuits after his fields were contaminated with Monsanto’s GMO canola. If you ever doubted the dangers of Genetically Modified seeds and corporate control over our food supply, Percy’s story is sure to convince you. Audio: [46:29] mp3 at 42.6 MB
"It's all about control, control of seeds, control of farmers and control of our food supply."
"What kind of a legacy do we want to leave to our children? Do we want to leave a legacy of land and soil, air and water filled with poisons? I've been around chemicals since 1947. I've seen the damage it has done to our environment. And believe me, it’s pretty hard to see after you've sprayed in your fields and you run over dead deer, dead foxes, dead coyotes and dead birds, geese and so on, and you know what you've done to the environment. If you do this to the animals and you do this to the birds what are we doing to ourselves and to our children?"