Yesterday, I borrowed a picture I saw online from Monsanto Company, nope I didn’t ask. I made it better in my humble opinion. Others do not agree with me, ironically I was only concerned about the owner of the picture caring. It seems some of my friends with Monsanto Hawaii liked it. It’s the haters, the “anti-gmo” crowd who have issues with the improved picture and its quote. So again it’s proven to me that Monsanto and Company are not monsatan or even anything evil at all, they are a Company doing their best to serve their customers and help feed the world. How can you be opposed to Food being a basic right for everyone, is that not a first world or elitist attitude, what happened to We are the World?
Here is the beautiful picture of corn with the sun setting behind it and the moment I laid eyes on it I knew it needed to contain a Norman Borlaug quote. It was destined for it, at least in my blue eyes.
For the record, I gave credit to Monsanto for the picture, after all its common courtesy, which is most likely what got it noticed by haters. A few years ago I was concerned about haters, after a particularly nasty situation involving Foie Gras where my home number was released to people who opposed Foie Gras in Hawaii, and I dared to oppose their plan for Hawaii food and agriculture.
I don’t think Monsanto cared that I borrowed their picture…but the haters, well they care. Here is for the picture and link for clarity…Just in case they desire to send more hate my way. If you like it and it resonates with you then feel free to use it on your Facebook page, its sized for a timeline cover. That brings me to my question. How can you hate this quote?
“Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world ~ Norman Borlaug”
The thought that anyone could or would advocate that others not have food is ludicrous, and it saddens my heart. In my mind having food, is a basic human right and it should be the right of everyone on this planet…Period….I’m well aware that they try to absolve themselves of the guilt by saying GMO’s and biotechnology in food and agriculture are evil; when that didn’t work well in Hawaii they began using pesticides, evil chemicals. They say paradise is being poisoned, and it is, by the anti everything crowd and haters but not by chemicals or pesticides.
Norman Borlaug got many things right including this quote. As a food and agriculture advocate I admit I cannot grasp the “Me” mentality about food. To me it’s always been about “We.” Farmers are between 2-3% of the population and they feed and sustain the rest of us. We are the world and Feeding everyone is mandatory not an option.