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Dear Farmers: U.S. is Now Importing Organic Corn to Satisfy Consumer Demand

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There are three things driving a surge in organic imports:

  1. U.S. farmers have been systematically pushed into growing mostly GMO crops; grown primarily for fuel, animal feed and cheap processed foods. Russia even used our food supply as an example for the EU to dump us and join them instead.
  2. U.S. consumers are not only demanding fresh, organic produce as well as non-GMO convenience foods – but also want meat, dairy and eggs from animals that were fed non-GMO or organic feed.
  3. Other countries primarily grow non-GE crops, and plenty of organic. They’ve got the goods and they reap the benefits of trade.

This is ridiculous, as the U.S. could not only use a valuable export, but could honestly use a supportive, in-house product. Yet again, we find ourselves outsourcing for staples. Shouldn’t our own farmers be benefiting from this rise in demand coming from their country? Yet again, farmers have been tricked and kicked by the very companies with which they sign agreements.

U.S. consumers are coming into awareness about how their food affects their health and want superior products, which sadly, aren’t always available here…yet.

An analysis of U.S. trade data released Wednesday by the Organic Trade Association and Pennsylvania State University shows a spike in corn from Romania and soybeans from India. The chief executive officer of OTA is prompting farmers that the market is open for converts. She called it a “help-wanted” sign for farmers and said, “There are market distortions that are pretty striking.” [Also see: Study Quantifies Market Value of Nature’s Farming Services]

 

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/dear-farmers-u-s-is-now-importing-organic-corn-to-satisfy-consumer-demand_042015

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I used to know farmers who were paid to Not plant some fields,  during certain years. 

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Tptb want us sick and dumb. Its part of the agenda to destroy the US now that the Totalitarian States of Europe is close to being finalized. Bitcoin is the goal, a world currency the earthling citizen-slaves will be forced to use as we descend into a new medievalism.

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Tptb want us sick and dumb. Its part of the agenda to destroy the US now that the Totalitarian States of Europe is close to being finalized. Bitcoin is the goal, a world currency the earthling citizen-slaves will be forced to use as we descend into a new medievalism.

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Tptb want us sick and dumb. Its part of the agenda to destroy the US now that the Totalitarian States of Europe is close to being finalized. Bitcoin is the goal, a world currency the earthling citizen-slaves will be forced to use as we descend into a new medievalism.

​I agree that the government does want us unable to fight back. But why? Generations of Americans have shown that they will accept the creeping fascism so long as they have food, entertainment and a job (or welfare programs) that pay for those things.

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