Monsanto should be kept away from Canadian farm

Dear Editor,

Have you heard of the multinational chemical corporation Monsanto? Do you know they are currently threatening to destroy the Canadian agricultural economy?

This is the company that brought you Agent Orange, Genetically Modified Organisms, carcinogenic herbicides, PCBs and DDTs.

Monsanto’s disgraceful legal “bullying” of family farmers, aggressive political lobbying tactics, repeated public lies and ongoing contamination of the environment has “caused them to be considered the least ethical and most environmentally unconscious corporation in the world.”

They employ about 300 people in Canada and are based in Winnipeg. With a slick website and millions of dollars to spend wiping out “organic” crops around the world, Monsanto will eventually own the world’s food source! Am I kidding? A single corporation owning all food? Canadian farmers being financially destroyed by an American company?

We should all be aware that Bill C-474 currently sits before the House of Commons Agriculture hearings. This bill is designed to protect our farmers against Monsanto and could finally stop their profit motivated destruction of our natural and toxic free landscape.

Please, Canada, let’s take back our food, our health and support our Canadian farmers! Research Monsanto – look it up on Wikipedia! Research Bill C-474 and understand that Monsanto is a multinational U.S. corporation that produces products so dangerous they are banned in countries throughout Europe that have enough common sense (and stones) to show this company the door!

Monsanto – you are not welcome in Canada. Take your poisons elsewhere.

Jeff Leggat

Maple Bay, B.C