F&@! Monsanto (and the government it rode in on)
Unfortunately, too few people are paying attention, and even fewer understand why Monsanto controlling the world's seeds, crops, and food supply is insanely dangerous. Not to mention their genetic modifications to unending numbers of food crops, processes which never have been demonstrated to be safe. (You may have heard of frankenfood experiments like inserting fish genes into tomatoes, mice genes into gawd-knows-what, and so on). Genetic modifications could prove disastrous ecologically as well.
For instance, the terminator gene technology, which Monsanto promised not to use in food crops in 1999, causes crop seeds to be sterile, forcing farmers to buy new seeds (and new special chemicals) every year. This would be disastrous in the third world especially, where small local farmers grow crops from saved seeds most years. And what if such crops were to contaminate other crops in the area? This could cause those other food crops to incorporate that gene, and then produce sterile seeds as well. Meaning an entire region would then be unable to grow their own crops independent of Monsanto.
According to Sourcewatch, "on June 1, 2007 Monsanto completed a takeover of Delta & Pine Land, bought for $1.5 billion, which holds three terminator patents with the USDA and has "publically declared its intention to commercialize terminator". This is the kind of thing that could screw up the ecology of the planet and the world's food supply in short order. The best-laid plans of mice and men....well, you get the picture. Do you trust Monsanto? I don't. No matter what they say. Unfortunately, they have plenty of well-compensated toadies in government, including the agencies that are supposed to be protecting the public.
For those that are paying attention, and who don't want to support this evil corporation, here is some great information and graphics which show what foods on your grocery store shelves contain Monsanto crops. I discovered that a couple of veggie burger brands were on this list. Yikes - no gmo soy for me! There is also a graphic showing which companies are owned by Monsanto as well. You'll notice there's a lot of companies in both categories. You can also watch the excellent documentary "The World according to Monsanto" from this page. If you haven't seen this yet, please make time for it soon. It's truly stunning.