Still gotta a couple days...I'm trying to grow corn but I don't think it likes our current weather. My neighbor mentioned that it's supposed to be knee high by the 4th, right now it's about ankle high. We had rain almost every day since the snow melted but I guess it needed heat also. At least that's my excuse this time. I can't seem to grow corn or zuchinni.
No corn that you buy by the ear has been grown from Monsanto seed.Monsanto controls the corn... and the prices.
Sure it looks good to pay 20 cents an ear, but do you really know what you are eating? More importantly have we considered the consequences of doing business with monsanto?
Pay attention to that, everybody. The past few years of climate weirdness (whether human-caused or not) would seem to augur that we're not going to get that one really good year, and that 2 or 3 years might see us deeper in instead.I have a friend that works for a large agriculture company (no it is not Monsanto) who is what I call an "agri-geek" because he knows so much about the worldwide agriculture markets. Anyways a few months back he was telling me how low our U.S. grain bins were getting and saying that one really good growing year could pull us out of the shortages we are in at the moment, but he thought all things considered it might be 2-3 years before we could "grow ourselves out of this" as he said.
Maybe this is the trend of something positive that it will happen earlier. With the economy what it is these days we can probably use a *little* good news. We shall see.
90% of the farms in the United States are owned by individuals or families. I know we all like to dig on the big bad wolf (evil corporations), but in this case I'm not sure its warranted.You've also got to consider the fact that we export grains of just about every kind all over the planet, and that's probably not going to stop. Whether it should stop or not (I'm not that smart) the fact is that it won't. Economics alone says the corporations that own the production are going to send it wherever prices favor them (and maintaining a level of shortage definitely favors them). Factor in the elevated threat of terrorist attacks if dependent populaces get angry and desperate because we've cut off the food supply, and you've got your answer.