Heading For The Last Roundup(tm)

last roundup
A cowboy’s roundup

When I was a child all self respecting little boys were crazy about Cowboys and Indians and I was a self respecting little boy who had grazed knees and elbows, permadirt on my cheeky little face and pockets full of disgusting stuff. And there was a cowboy song I absolutely loved. By Gene Autry or Roy Rogers or somebody (Probably Gene Autry, Roy Rogers was a wuss) it was called Heading For The Last Roundup. In a manner of speaking we are all heading for the last roundup but I didn’t understand things like that back then. Ah, innocent days.

How things have changed; we live in a different world now, what was innocent is now packed with sinister undertones, overtones and off-to-one-side-tones. And the last round up is not where we dirty face little cowboys will head for when we finally shuffle off this mortal coil, it is the fatal dose of glyphosate that we will ingest with out next five thousand dinners, if the corporate bosses of Monsanto and the science whores who serve them are successful in persuading political leaders that corporate profits are more important than human lives.

Glyphosate, in case you are wondering, is the active ingredient in the herbicide “Roundup” and while makers and government agencies tell us it is perfectly safe, independent research suggests otherwise.

It is this very herbicide that has led to the massive and growing torrent of resistance to Genetically Modified (engineered) produce being used in our food.

Big Agriculture corporations, Big Government and Big Money all tell the same story, that GM foods are needed to feed the world (this is not true – to get bigger crop yields we need more carbon dioxide in the air). The powers that be also tell us that genetically modified organism pose no threat to human health.

Erm ……………. while there are many biologists and geneticists who dispute this, it is not a simple question of “If I eat GM tomatoes will my babies have two heads?”, but “What are the GM Organisms being engineered for?”

Now while there isn’t really a problem crossing a peach with a plum to get a nectarine, i.e. a peach without that unappetising furry skin, or modifying an Apple to grow in hot dry climates as they did in Israel to make feasible at last that the line from The Song Of Solomon that says “Comfort me with apples, stay me with flagons.” (The Song Of Solomon is the porniest book in The Bible, even I have read it – and fantasised about breasts like bunches of grapes ever since)

Yeah, no problem there. but think for a moment, a lot of Monsanto’s genetically modified seed varieties are branded up as “Roundup ready.”

So what? You might well ask.

So the only way they get these better crop yields is by preventing food crop plants having to compete with weeds. And they do that by engineering the plants to be resistant to Roundup herbicide (Roundup ready, geddit?)then spraying the fields of stuff we are going to eat with Roundup herbicide containing the incredibly effective human killing poison glyphosate.

monsanto roundup

The food plants are roundup resistant but unfortunately we are not. And the plants we depend on for our staple foods are being genetically engineered to make them into perfect weapons of genocide for delivering this crap into our systems:

Read more on glyophosate toxicity.

How “Extreme Levels” of Roundup in Food Became the Industry Norm

So you see what I mean about the sinister quality taken on by the song Heading For The Last Roundup. If we accept the political propaganda, the corporate public relations puff and the lies and deceptions of the science whores and allow the handful of corporations involved in GM biotech to gain control of the world’s food supply, everyone except those who can afford organic is going to have a miserable quality of life, their days plagued by sickness and deformity, and die young.

Well I’m OK, the family owns enough land to feed all of us and it has lain fallow for some years. How about you?

All together now:

I’m heading for the last roundup
Gonna saddle old Paint for the last time and ride
So long, old pal, it’s time your tears were dried
I’m heading for the last roundup.

I’m heading for the last roundup
To the far away ranch of the Boss in the sky
Where the strays are counted and branded there go I
I’m heading for the last roundup

CHORUS:
Git along little dogie, git along, git along
Git along little dogie, git along, git along
Git along little dogie, git along, git along
Git along little dogie, git along, git along

Erm, shamefaced confession, fifty five years later I still don’t know what a dogie is.

RELATED POSTS:
Five reasons why Roundup should be banned forever
Bulgaria Stands Up To EU Over Full Ban On GM Crops
The Mad Scientists Mania For Genetically Modifying Everything
The dangers of GM Food – evidence
The GM science scandal
GM foods could never be safe says geneticist
Black Hat Biotech

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