Hey Diddle Diddle (nursery rhyme)

Hey, diddle diddle Monsanto have fiddled around with our food and our seeds

The wildlife dies from built-in pesticide and the genes run away on the breeze...

 

There Was an Old Woman who Swallowed a Lie (tune of “There was an old woman who swallowed a fly) There was an old woman who swallowed a lie

Monsanto said their food was alright, Perhaps she’ll die..

 

There was an old woman who swallowed some soy In 60% of the food she enjoyed

She swallowed the soy ‘cos she’s swallowed a lie Monsanto said their food was alright,

Perhaps she’ll die..

 

There was an old woman who ate viral genes How obscene – viral genes

She ate viral genes that were in the soy In 60% of the food she enjoyed

She swallowed the soy ‘cos she’s swallowed a lie Monsanto said their food was alright,

Perhaps she’ll die..

 

There was an old woman who ate genes from petunia For all we know those genes could ruin-er

She ate genes from petunia with viral genes She ate viral genes that were in the soy

In 60% of the food she enjoyed

She swallowed the soy cos she’s swallowed a lie Monsanto said their food was alright,

Perhaps she’ll die

There was an old woman ate bacterial DNA Did she want that junk oh no - no way

She swallowed bacterial DNA with genes from petunia She ate viral genes that were in the soy

In 60% of the food she enjoyed

She swallowed the soy ‘cos she’s swallowed a lie Monsanto said their food was alright,

Perhaps she’ll die..

There was an old woman who swallowed Round-up Just opened her mouth and swallowed it up

She swallowed Round-up with bacterial DNA

She swallowed bacterial DNA with genes from petunia She ate viral genes that were in the soy

In 60% of the food she enjoyed

She swallowed the soy ‘cos she’s swallowed a lie Monsanto said their food was alright,

Perhaps she’ll die?

 

There was an old woman who’d swallowed enough She now eats organic and kicks up a fuss

And she won’t die!

 

Food n Health n Hope

(Monsanto’s slogan in 2000)

By Seize the Day - watch them here and learn the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-clBQsRac

 

From Pentagon came that drug Aspartame,

Our Pepsi-Cola with no calories was every kiddies' treat. When there were rumours it gave 'em tumours Somebody falsified the data, and we called it NutraSweet

 

Cos we're Monsanto - that's right Monsanto

We're turning Satan into Santa, by giving kiddies cancer Coming through now, we're changing you now,

The Mother-Nature Terminators of Food n' Health n' Hope

 

Robert Shapiro, well he's our Hero !

He's on a mission with a vision of 'Sustainability' Which means we're goin' to keep on growin'

Till we're the biggest corporation in the 21st Century !

 

Seeing no future for the big polluters

He spun an 'eco-friendly' line in redesigning DNA, Genetic eyes on that far horizon

Where every thing alive is privatised and every seed'll pay.

 

We got the soya, we got the lawyers,

The politicians in our pockets all the way to President!

The press and T.V. to guarantee the

co-operation of your nation in our new experiment

 

You did not choose it, but you'll have to use it:

We'll get our 'Round-Up Ready' fingerprint in every pie you eat, With every patent, be a bit more blatant,

Till our corporation's domination of your globe'll be complete !

 

Mister Monsanto! Monster Mutanto !

We're turning Satan into Santa - Give Everybody Cancer ! Coming through now, we're changing you now,

The Mother-Nature Terminators, Hell-On-Earth Creators,

Gene-Manipulators, Bio-tech Dictators.

The Future's gonna hate us.... Food n' Health n' Hope!

Those Dangerous Things (tune of Sound of Music’s “Favourite Things”) Jo Mountwinter wrote these words in 2002, while living in South Devon, UK.

 

Selling-campaigns where they try to deceive us Glossy brochures that annoy us and grieve us That’s what genetic experiment brings,

More and then more of those dangerous things.

 

Crippling our wild plants with contamination Carelessly playing with recombination- That’s what their random experiment brings

More and then more of those dangerous things……..

 

When the genes spread, And the crops fail

Then they start to die

It’s then we’ll remember those dangerous things And tell all our friends

Goodbye……….

 

Blowin in the Wind (tune of Blowing in the Wind)

Written by Jo Mountwinter in 2002, and performed by Jo and Jessica at Kingsbridge Farmers Market, South Devon, Jo playing the keyboard we bought at the tip shop.

 

How many times have their projects gone wrong And killed things they’re meant to improve?

Yes’n how many times must we people protest Before our rulers will move?

Yes’n’ how many times must we feed our kids And wonder if they’ll carry GM genes?

 

The pollen, my friend, is blowin in the wind The pollen is blowin in the wind.

 

How any miles can a bee fly each day Taking pollen to fertilise seeds?

Yes,n how will the bees make their honey OK, When they are using modified genes?

Yes’n’ how many times must we people look on While our right to good food is destroyed?

 

The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind The answer is blowin’ in the wind.