Top Ways To Flip Monsanto The Bird Daily

By Eric Draven

Every day, more and more people are waking up and discovering that Monsanto and their many products are being found to be a hazard to human health. It does not matter how much PR money Monsanto spends, people all over the world are realizing the truth.

Last year’s first real independent GMO study conducted in Europe demonstrated the long-term effects of GMO corn and the effects of Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup fed to rats. The tumor growth rate of the lab rats fed a GMO diet was alarming.

This sparked a huge grassroots movement culminating into the March Against Monsanto, which took place on May 25th 2013 and drew in millions of people in over 400 cities across the world. Finally humanity is waking up to the reality of GMOs.

In April 2013, MIT scientist Stephanie Snell PhD, co-author of a top study on glyphosate, explained in an interview how this chemical, which is the broad-spectrum systemic herbicide used by Monsanto in Roundup, is quite toxic to our health. The transcript of the interview is available here.

How Does Monsanto Get Away With It?

Monsanto and all these other big corporate giants depend on your acquiescence in order to succeed. They spend billions of dollars combined in PR campaigns and advertisements counting on mass public ignorance in order to continue pumping profitable GMO and toxic herbicides into our food system.

Non-Compliance to Monsanto Means Compliance to Your Best Interests

The best form of activism is to become a leader, that is, leading by example. You may not have participated in the March Against Monsanto nor do you have to be on the front line protesting against GMOs to take a stand. Activism starts with standing up for yourself in even the smallest of ways. Anyone can start flipping the bird to Monsanto today by making better choices and honoring your bodies and minds. By complying with yourself every day you are in fact not adhering to and supporting a system that really is a house of cards.The more we comply with our own self interests for the betterment of humanity, these giants will eventually fall or have to change.

Vote With Your Dollars

One of the biggest misconceptions that the public is indoctrinated with is the perception that, “I am one individual, what difference can I make?” In reality we all have the power to affect change and it really does start with what we do in our lives and our buying habits. Put your dollars to work in the local economy by supporting local stores, your local farmers and start breaking the chains from the big department stores which all carry GMOs. Let’s keep the profits in our local economies and reward our local farmers for trying to do the right thing. There are many programs, which are called community-supported agriculture or CSA where you can start to make an impact by supporting a local farmers and keeping them away from the grips of Monsanto.

Top Ways to Fight GMOs on a Daily Basis

Food choices: Begin by making better food choices and nourishing your body by getting rid of all GMOs. The biggest GMO offenders are corn and soy, in addition to some wheat sources, which unfortunately are ingredients in most processed foods.

Switch to an organic diet of mainly fruits and vegetables along with lean meats and nuts. Many people have reported that after they get off  GMO foods, that within a few weeks they start feeling a lot better.

Start juicing: Getting in the habit of juicing organic non-GMO fruits and vegetables, even if just 2 to 3 times a week. This is a great way to start loading your body with highly bio-available nutrition. The reason why juicing is so important is twofold. First, you are able to consume the nutrition of substantially more fruits and vegetables than you typically could eat in one sitting, while also helping support local organic farmers by purchasing more fruits and vegetables than you normally would.

Plant a Garden: This is one of the best ways you can cost effectively have full control over where your fruits and vegetables are coming from. Even if you can’t take care of all your needs, this can help supplement what you are buying from local organic farmers. Every dollar you are not spending on GMO products helps to change the system.

Change Begins With You

As the character, Howard Beale in the movie Network famously exclaims; “I’m a human being God dammit my life has value,” we as a society also need to come to this realization and not let our health be compromised in the name of corporate interests and profits. It’s time to affect change every day by the small choices we make in our lives. It’s time to disconnect from the propaganda that the big corporate giants such as Monsanto perpetuate on society, so we can stand tall in our own existence and comply with humanity’s best interests. Through leading by example we are in fact flipping the bird to those who do not care about us and only want to profit from our lack of knowledge.

Please leave your comments below; I’d like to hear your thoughts and suggestions on all the ways we can comply with our best interest and stop acquiescing to any big business or agendas.

Eric Draven writes for ALT Headlines where this article first appeared

  • Anonymous

    Help me to start a Stealth Food Ninja movement. Encourage all to plant food where ever. Be a modern Johnny Appleseed. Save your seeds and plant in your front yard, and other public places. We can feed the planet and save the world.

  • Anonymous

    Grow sprouts!

  • Anonymous

    Only order seeds from places you trust. I have found Baker Creek, Nichols Garden and Horizon Herbs to be excellent sources of top-quality seeds with 98% or upwards germination. You can grow greens such as lettuce, mustard etc. in your home even if you have no sunlight. In winter or with no sunlight, you can get a grow light inexpensively and plant in window box under the light. This will give you lots of nutritious greens.

  • Anonymous

    Get out with a sign in a high traffic spot. You can get thousands of eyes in the right place. Look up "Freeway Blogging" with a search engine, or just make a readable sign and get out there.

    How about some suggestions from the peanut gallery on sign content?

  • Anonymous

    This article hits it on the head. All major corporations have to use 85 cents of every dollar in business they do to cover fixed costs then working to turn a profit on the last 15 cents of what they earn. So really does not take a lot of people to stop doing business with them which results in driving down their profits. Avoiding these corporations and what they offer is the fastest way to get them to change what they do.

  • Anonymous

    I get the "I'm only one person" routine from people regularly. My own mother rolls her eyes and repeats the mantra every time I try to persuade her from buy trunk's full of bottled water. People also like to reply that "It's convenient and I'm only one person. Why should I hassle myself with this when everyone else will still keep doing it". I guess she forgot the whole "If your friends where all jumping off a bridge" thing she used against me my entire childhood. These bottled water companies are just as bad as Monsanto.

  • Anonymous

    In the United States we are taught from childhood about the importance of voting in elections. However it has now become even more important to vote every single day with our dollars. Please do not support the corporations that are contributing to ruining the food and water supply and promoting misery and ill health with everything they touch. Do not purchase Genetically Modified Foods, fluoridated dental care products or foods and beverages containing High Fructose Corn Syrup. Read labels before you buy. If at all possible stick to organic, locally grown food. It tastes better and studies have shown it is nutritionally superior to non-organic and especially GMO food. Keep your money in a credit union instead of a bank. Insist your smart meter be removed. I got rid of mine and so can you. Make your own laundry detergent. It only takes a few minutes, cost 10% of what the stuff in the stores cost and your cloths smell better and feel nicer on your skin. Additionally the water that goes down the drain will not contaminate our water supply with chemicals. Go to for recipes for laundry detergent and other household cleaners & personal care products.

  • Anonymous

    Juicing removes the fibre and you need that to slow the carbohydrates hitting your system. Try blender instead of juicing. Smoothies with lots of green leafy stuff plus frozen fruit is great. Make sure you add in some protein and mono-fat.

  • Anonymous

    Educate! Educate! Educate! Mainstream people still don't know the true ramifications of GMO. They assume because food comes in a package in a nice, clean store and is supported my brand advertising, that it is safe; often healthy even.

  • Do some "change of mind" shopping for Monsanto products and choose not to buy far from the point of origin in the store. As the cost of selling increases from the nuisance of returning the products to their correct place on the shelves, retailers will gradually get the picture that customer "resistance" is costing them money and reducing the profitability of selling sleaze.

  • Anonymous

    All over it.

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