In an article posted on the Huffington Post, columnist Ronnie Cummins expressed his dismay over a move by organic food markets to include genetically engineered crops in its shelves.
“There can be no such thing as ‘coexistence’ with a reckless industry that undermines public health, destroys biodiversity, damages the environment, tortures and poisons animals, destabilizes the climate, and economically devastates the world’s 1.5 billion seed-saving small farmers,” Cummins wrote.
Top officials from Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, three of the largest organic food markets in the United States, have publicly admitted that they are no longer against massive selling of GE crops and are even willing to sit down and discuss a “coexistence” deal with big-time GE company Monsanto and USDA secretary Tom Vilsack.
According to Cummin’s sources, the top executives of WFM and Stonyfield are personal friends of former Iowa governor, now USDA secretary, Vilsack. They also made financial contributions to Vilsack’s previous electoral campaigns. The columnist even added that the organic foods market seems to have become tired of battling the GMO companies.
“(The organic foods market) apparently believe that the battle against GMOs has been lost, and that it’s time to reach for the consolation prize,” Cummins added.
Source: Huffington Post