Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Convenient Gardening with MiracleGro Gro-ables!

Yeah. I know. Honestly, you'd think I'd be all over this. Making it easier for people to grow food? Encouraging gardening? What's bad about that? Two words: Miracle-Gro.

(Wait. Does hyphenating a word make it one word not two? I digress.)

Gro-ables seed pods. "Plant, Water, Enjoy!" Guaranteed to grow! Yeah that's what you get with GMOs, isn't it? Nature-proof plants. No weeding? Is that because of the Roundup you genetically engineered in?

So here's my problem with this convenient gardening: Follow the bouncing ball and it leads you right to Monsanto's doorstep. Didn't know Miracle-Gro was owned by Monsanto? Easy.... "The global family of Scotts Miracle-Gro brands provides a wide-range of consumer lawn care and gardening solutions. You can learn more about our trusted industry-leading brands by visiting the Web sites below."

Global Consumer - U.S.: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, Ortho, Roundup, Wild Bird Food, Osmocote, Scotts LawnService

The dead give-away there is Roundup. We know that for sure is Monsanto. So there ya go. See:

©2002-2013, Monsanto Company, Worldwide Rights Reserved (Roundup Product Images). Roundup, Roundup and Design, Roundup Extended Control and X Design, FastAct and Pump 'N Go are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC.

Oh, Silly. It's just Agent Orange. 

Are these heirloom seeds? Um, doubtful. Are they genetically modified? Possible. Nothing saying they aren't on the site. Are they propagating Monsanto seeds about the neighborhoods? Definitely. DO NOT be fooled by these little friendly innocent oh-so-easy little convenient kits! I feel like we are losing! Please, pass this information around. We have to start pushing back, or we are going to be lost. 

Looking at their site, their FAQs, it actually scares me how much, how many words and terms are trademarked.