How Food Monopolies Affect Our Health, Our Choices, Our Future

It’s no secret that one of these giant multibillion dollar agribusinesses, Monsanto, is already controlling most of our food supply. In zealous defense of its genetically altered crops – widely used in America and in Latin America – the company has sued many organic farmers and local food producers because their crops had become contaminated with its own biotech alterations, demanding the farmers purchase Monsanto’s “Franken-seeds” instead.

The culprits – Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow and DuPont – have consolidated their power, making it difficult for the average American to grow their own food using independent seed sources.

50 percent of chickens now processed for consumption in the U.S., as well as 80 percent of cows and 60 percent of pigs are controlled by four major companies since “factory farming” was introduced. Even the American organic food industry is now mostly owned by companies like Coca-Cola, ConAgra, General Mills, Kellogg, Kraft and M&M Mars.

And that great American icon Walmart? The company has destroyed thousands of U.S. small businesses and food manufacturers as well as tens and thousands of jobs to maximize profits by importing cheap foods and goods from China. The Economic Policy Institute reported that between 2001 and 2006, trade between Wal-Mart and China resulted in the loss of 133,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States .


If we collectively fight back with what few choices we still do have, perhaps we can make a real difference. By supporting local farmers markets, buying local organic foods not produced by multinational agribusiness corporations, by growing our own foods, planting uncontaminated seeds and identifying local wild food sources, by hunting, fishing and canning/preserving the fruits of our labor… we potentially set in motion the tools for sustainable healthy living for this generation and for those to come.



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About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and fourteen grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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