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Original message: I'm a relative newcomer to the organic, non-GMO, sustainable farming discussion, but color me convinced. Dinking around with the food chain can't possibly end well for any living thing, plant or animal. But here's another thing that scares the snot out of me. If Monsanto (for example) owns the patent on GMO seeds, and controls (ultimately) how much of that product is available and to which farmers, what's keeping Monsanto from deciding to limit availability in order to pump up the selling price? Last time I looked, Monsanto was operating from a profit driven business model. Now I understand that there is profit to be made in organic farming, but the truth is that if you control input, you control the output. If the idea of a corporation, any corporation, controlling the "inputs" of our food chain doesn't frighten you, I don't know what will. Our food supply is too important to leave that exposed, that vulnerable, that unprotected.
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