Daniel Bissonnette, a very articulate 9-year-old, mesmerizes listeners at the March against Monsanto event in Vancouver, on May 24, 2014, asking key questions including: why children, the most vulnerable age group to the ravages of GMO and pesticide, are subjected to the worst food possible.
While most kids his age are busy avoiding vegetables, Bissonnette seems focused on growing and enjoying more of them, and doing it the right way.
I’m for sustainable agriculture, growing vegetables at school gardens, and at home.
Daniel also stands up for organic farmers, asking an important question:
Why is it that farmers who use GMO seeds and spray lots of chemicals don’t have to tell you anything, but a farmer who cares for the soil and grows nutritious, healthy crops has to spend lots of time and money to come up with a label to tell you his food is organic?
While it may seem as if we’re living in some sort of Twilight Zone scenario these days when it comes to food and farming, we can all draw strength and inspiration from the activists who remain steadfast, especially those who are wise and confident beyond their years like Daniel. Do your part and share this speech with your family and friends, and be sure to spread awareness about what’s really going on when it comes to our health and what genetically modified foods are doing to us.