Sunday, 17 May 2009

A Mess of Pottage

29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

Genesis, King James Bible

If it dismays you to see Canada selling your birthright for a mess of pottage to the likes of Monsanto, please contact your M.P. to urge them to support Bill C-343.

M.P. Alex Atamanenko has reintroduced a Private Members Bill (C-343) to ban the release, sale, importation and use of Terminator technology.

Terminator technology refers to genetically modified seed which has been designed to produce sterile seed; farmers cannot keep seed from one season to the next, but must re-purchase it every year. Combined with Monsanto's concerted efforts (frighteningly effective, thus far) to control every aspect of food seed production in North America, if not the world, this is pretty chilling stuff.

You can find more information here, and here.

Thanks to Red Jenny for alerting me to this Bill.

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