Rick Thomas of Holistic Nutrition 4U joins us to talk about the recent deregulation of GMO Alfalfa and it’s potential impact on our food system. Rick holds a PhD in Holistic Nutrition and actively counsels and lectures across the country on nutrition and nutritional healing. He discusses the contamination we can expect from GMO Alfalfa, as well as the negative effects of GMOs on the immune system. Rick also highlights ways to become active in spreading GMO awareness in your community.
Monsanto’s GMO alfalfa is resistant to being bathed in the herbicide Roundup. Given that less than 10% of conventional alfalfa farmers even use herbicide on their crops, this new GMO crop solves a problem that does not exist. It will merely add to Monsanto’s growing control over our world’s seed supply.
The recent deregulation of GMO alfalfa is the biggest blow to the organic movement since GMOs were first approved. Due to the widespread reach of alfalfa pollination, organic alfalfa everywhere is at great risk for contamination from GMO crops. This policy change, if it stands, virtually guarantees that organic alfalfa will no longer exist in a few years. That would also mean that organic milk will no longer exist in a few years. Our government’s regulatory agencies have completely rolled over for Monsanto.