Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Disheartening news....

Dad just informed us of the disappointing news he heard on the radio today, that being that our government has now allowed Monsanto to plant 100 acres of G.M. (genetically modified) wheat in ND and it is currently growing somewhere in this state at this very minute! My family and I personally battled G.M. wheat for a long time, testifying at the capitol and such. You can click HERE to read an old article about what GM wheat will mean to us North Dakotans. (We had the Mr. Fry quoted in this article in our home for supper once even...) And HERE is another good article... One last article, where my dad is quoted can be read HERE. (We were just getting started with Organic farming at that time...)

We were all so pleased when "They" (Monsanto) gave up their efforts to get their seeds into North Dakota---one of the (if not THEE) biggest wheat growing states in the country. How disappointing it is to learn that "They" have now gone behind people's backs and gotten their product into our state---no matter what we think of it. Arggggh! What is to be done?

I had intended this to be a pleasant post about Mom, Andrew and my trip to Bismarck this afternoon, but I no longer feel like writing about that.

May God save America! May His people stand up and fight for what is right and good, and may the good win in the end.... (just like in Louisa May Alcott's books, right Lane? ;) )



Carra - a bondservant of Jesus said...

Dearest Cora,
Pray.... and trust. Trusting is something I often lack. The Lord has a great and mighty reason for everything He permits in our lives...why should this be any different?

Turn to Him for His Guidance, and Comfort - as I know you do. He will be there... He is always there.
Love your friend,

Dawn Bornemann said...

Oh Cora, I couldn't have said it better. It was hard to get to sleep last night knowing that, once again, our government failed to protect the people from big business. However, GOD is not influenced one bit by these monsters. I think that we need to declare a day of prayer AND fasting to show God how desparately we need HIM to intervene to protect organic farmers and those who eat their products. There are more ways to fight after all!
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He WILL direct thy ways. Proverbs 3:5 & 6
Love always,

Cora Beth said...

Thank you, dear Mother and Carra! It is hard to trust sometimes, to have faith... May the Lord strengthen us all.~

Kristi said...

This is very grievous news. It shocks me that there is no longer time to do anything about it, and that it's already being done!

And Monsanto publicly lied and said that they would not sell the seeds until it was accepted in markets around the world!

I wouldn't have found out this news for a while otherwise, so thanks for telling about it and posting the links. I read all three articles.