Oh, If Only We Lived In A Perfect World!
May 02, 2017
GMOs and biotechnology are among the most asked about topics on watchusgrow.org. Recently, we reached out to a group of people to give them the opportunity to visit Monsanto's Biotechnology Research Center. The tour was provided by Illinois Farm Families.
I think all of us long for a perfect world. A world free of problems and challenges. A world where everyone is healthy, where we all get along, where we have wide open spaces, abundant resources and access to everything we need. If it was a perfect world a company like Monsanto would not need to exist, there would be no need for it, but as we all know this is not a perfect world!
I discovered that Monsanto is a seed company but also so much more. Not only does Monsanto develop and provide both GMO and non-GMO seeds, they are also
committed to helping farmers succeed. They do this by:
- Working to find sustainable solutions for soil health
- Providing farmers with tools to minimize damage to their crops (which helps produce better yields)
- Helping farmers use data and technology to improve farming practices and conserve natural resources
I think this excerpt from a 1912 speech given to the DeKalb County Newspapermen’s Association says it all. “Your bread and butter comes from the farmer.
He feeds the world, the laborer, the merchant and the millionaire. When he fails we all fail.”
Anita is one of the Illinois Farm Families 2015 City Moms. Throughout the year she will visit Illinois farms to learn more about where food comes from. Following each visit, the City Moms share their thoughts by blogging about what they experience on these farms.
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