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END to the "need" for GMO crops
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Donate $1 to put an END to the "need" for GMO (genetically modified organism) Crops... Raising funds to prototype and patent the design of an indoor vertical growing system for commodity crops. More ...
End the "need" for GMO crops. Many scientists support both sides. Some say they are very dangerous, and others say there is no harm. Truth be told, GMO foods have only been around for about 20 years. At the beginning only a trace amount of these crops could be found in our food supply. Today it is nearly impossible to buy food with no trace of GMOs. They are used in nearly every processed food and drink available across America. There hasn't been enough time for the amount we consume today to say one way or another. But there is proof diseases like diabetes, cancer, ADD, ADHD, heart disease, and many others are on the rise. Beyond connecting these facts there is no proof beyond statistics that GMOs are the cause in the rise. It could also be the chemicals they spray on the fields that these crops are designed to resist getting into the air we breath, and the water we drink. Or it could just be a genetic defect from generational degeneration. In years to come the scientific fact will fruit the cause of this disease uprise, but why wait when there's another option?

My name is Ian, and I'm a 30 year old visionary, an engineer, and focused on developing a system to put our food system back into the hands of the family farmer and out of the hands of money hungry corporations.

For 10 years I have been researching agriculture, and designing vertical farming systems to replace the current open field system that currently is the main source for all crops. For years I couldn't figure out a viable system for corn. I created a box, and was stuck. On July 5, 2013, I woke from a vision. I asked myself over and over again why I had been so ignorant, why I allowed myself for so many years be stuck in a box that didn't allow me to envision the system to make corn a vertical indoor farm possibility.

I am now seeking help from the public to build a prototype model of the system I've designed, and file a patent on the system. By doing so it will protect the system from getting into corporate farmers, and allow me to regulate just who gets to use it. My focus is family farmers. I'm developing a business called Eco-Vert Farms, which is a business that creates vertical farms on family farmers properties, and funnels nearly half of its revenue into the hands of those families, and the other revenue into developing vertical farms on other family farmers land, and research and development to further improve designs, and design systems for other crops that won't grow in current designed systems. Creating a support system for family farmers both generational and new farmers alike. To provide a strong local food supply. With a corn system developed, this can also add a source for local bio-fuel in a sustainable matter as well!

I NEED your help though! Donate as little as $1 and make a real difference. Donations are processed through PayPal, and you do not need a PayPal account, you just need a credit or debit card.

If you would prefer not making a donation over the internet, please feel free to contact me via email: and I will provide you with a mailing address to send check or money orders to. You can also contact me at that email address with any questions you may have.
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