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titus toledo
image TO WHOM it may concern:

You've probably heard about GMOs. You've probably read about the thousands of "radical" mothers all over the world who just recently took to the streets to march against Monsanto, the so-called corporate prime mover behind GMOs and the global gameplan to "feed the world."

If so, I have one giant request.

Before making up your mind about GMOs, please do yourself the small favor of watching the full unabridged version of the documentary "Genetic Roulette."

While I also don't like people telling me what I can and cannot eat, it doesn't necessarily follow that I don't particularly care about what I choose to put inside my mouth. I'd sure like to know exactly what I'm eating, as much as I possibly can, and especially what I'm drinking:

Is it beer or roughly beer?

Milk or almost milk?

Meat or nearly meat?

Bread or approximately bread?

Chicken or for all intents and purposes essentially and practically chicken, in a manner of speaking?

True, the subject of GMOs may sound like a boring weekend family movie date— no car chases and bare mammaries here— but at least you can be sure the "violence" is not CGI.

Now whether or not GMOs or Monsanto have anything to do with it is for you to decide.


Titus Toledo

PS. Little big questions that eat me up after watching: Does Nestlé use GMO anywhere in any of their products? What about Kellogg's? And closer to home, what about the soysauce we use to build our adobo? The flour your local panaderia uses to make your family's pandesal? The goods that land on the supermarket shelves? Is it fair to inquire if everything at Jollibee is GMO-free? What about the innumerable products from and by Del Monte? Dole? Universal Robina? NutriAsia? Asia Brewery? San Miguel Foods?

PPS. Can anybody come up with something like a Pinoy counterpart to this US-based Non-GMO Shopping Guide?: http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/download.html

PPPS. If you believe everybody has a right to know, and if you think it's just fair, please share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEVcLpMr4iU

[About the author. Titus Toledo has published extensively in discord. As of this writing, he digs space weather, code art, semiotics, guerrilla gardening, and crispy begukan—in that order. He comes in peace.]

[About the video. Video courtesy of The Institute for Responsible Technology via YouTube.

-Posted: 10:48 AM 5/24/11 | More of this author on eK!