Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Consumers were kept in the dark!

                                                                                                       Attribution: I,Yann
Image: T-shirt against GMO food. (here)

Sunday Whirligig, the given words.
reach, farming, seeds, sprout, corn 
rise, enters, flows, dung, vine
moles (small furry mammal that lives
in passages underground)

3WW given words:
kneel nasty purr

To reach forth into commercial convenience
Farming long the target of the big players
GMO seeds surreptitiously distributed
Availability assured and products standardized

Those that sprout from the ground appeared similar
The corn reminiscent of those produced before
But it gave rise to concerns for the poor farmers
For replanting from last season's crops were
not possible for genetically engineered plants

But still allowed to enter the market in constant flows
where 80% of those on the kitchen tables were their kind

Were they not 'poisonous'?
Were they safe for children?
Were they better than organic seeds
grown healthy with animal dung? 
Moles below ground were not threatened?

Lots of nasty questions but those able
to give answers kept themselves mum

No more rumors now along the vines!

Big money spun by the big corporations
for their coffers with ostensibly valid
arguments for retaining GMO items
were plainly shameful.

Consumers were kept in the dark and
wherever possible made to kneel in
subjugation to antics of the commercial
giants that controlled the markets

Consumers were kept in silence with
perhaps purrs of a kitten innocently
satisfied but being slowly 'poisoned'

For MMT's hosting of Sunday Whirligig Wordle #21
Mary's at PU's Midweek Motif - silence and
Thomg's at 3WW week #441


  1. yes some people definitely feel that way about GMO. I know I have to be careful not to eat they're products because they engineered something that I was allergic to with something I wasn't and now I can't eat the end product

  2. Its often that people are misled in order to make profit.
    Well penned :)

  3. Oh yeah, they put millions into advertising and faked tests to make their crap sound good. The gmo garbage can bite me.

  4. Yes, so often consumers are kept in silence.....this seems never to change! Sigh. Good one, Hank.

  5. So glad you wrote about this Hank. GMO's are killing the envirement.

  6. This is a great topic to raise, Hank. The general population has little idea of all that is really going on in the name of "profit." All at our expense.

  7. All fair questions. The closing image is a powerful one.

  8. being silenced by corporations or governments is so wrong

  9. It's crazy that the world has come to this, I grow my own and only use open pollinated seeds, unfortunately the big boys are only interested in money, money speaks, that's why we also have a bee problem too.

  10. It's the darkest time when apt questions appear as nasty and all voices are silenced.. ...

  11. So true. Valid points.
    Great use of the prompts.

  12. Yes if they don't share the research we never know if it's safe.