Corporations are still trying to convince the public that genetically modified crops are good for us and for the farmers growing them. It’s even sadder when a certain environment secretary is as ill-informed.
As Zac Goldsmith says, “GM has never been about feeding the world, or tackling environmental problems. It is and has always been about control of the global food economy by a tiny handful of giant corporations.”
This article on mega corporations has been going around on Facebook recently, and I’m surprised that this is still news to so many people. I am all for small-scale businesses and try to avoid buying from global corporations as much as I can, even though it’s virtually impossible in certain aspects of our lives. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. The Low Impact Living Initiative website gives many suggestions on how we can give less of our money to these corporations, such as buying from independent shops and supporting local. I personally find the experience of shopping in the local markets much more enjoyable than buying cling-wrapped groceries from the supermarket!