From Tokyo and Mexico to Paris: more than 400 cities in 50 countries rally against biotech seed giant Monsanto. Monsanto received an unsolicited multibillion-dollar takeover bid from German chemicals company Bayer. A merger could put almost 30% of the world’s seed and pesticide market into Bayer-Monsanto’s hands.
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Rachel’s invitation to watch the debate with her and O’leary on July 31 http://youtu.be/MmVnIKvhiIQ
Rachel’s website: http://www.gmo-news.com
Rachel at the March Against Monsanto:http://youtu.be/89aMMkyHrVk
The Lang and O’Leary Exchange ‘…is a show watched by many in Canada, placing a person of high wealth and influence in a position to speak and easily influence the minds of many without any evidence.’ states Arjun Walia. She also makes this question: ‘Putting our source of information in the hands of media corporations owned by a small group of multinational corporations (who are owned by major financial institutions) isn’t too smart, is it? ‘ see post
A French farmer who can no longer perform his routine farming duties because of permanent pesticide injuries has had his day in court, literally, and the perpetrator of his injuries found guilty of chemical poisoning.
In the not too distant future, consumers will be able to run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, GMOs, pesticides, food safety and more with their smartphones and other hand-held devices [see Facebook post]
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) are endangering the health, environment, and economic welfare of the entire world. GMO’s are not proven safe and are not sustainable, despite biotechnology industry claims.
Let’s see what GMO crops have walked through the open door of the Obama presidency.
- Monsanto GMO alfalfa.
- Monsanto GMO sugar beets.
- Monsanto GMO Bt soybean.
- Coming soon: Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn.
- Syngenta GMO corn for ethanol.
- Syngenta GMO stacked corn.
- Pioneer GMO soybean.
- Syngenta GMO Bt cotton.
- Bayer GMO cotton.
- ATryn, an anti-clotting agent from the milk of transgenic goats.
- A GMO papaya strain.
- And soon, genetically engineered salmon and apples.
Nor is it coincidental that two of the Obama’s biggest supporters, Bill Gates and George Soros, purchased 900,000 and 500,000 shares of Monsanto, respectively, in 2010.
In March, Hungary introduced a new regulation that states seeds must be checked for GMO before they are introduced to the market. However, some GMO seeds made it to the farmers without their being aware of it.
As a result, almost 1,000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds have been destroyed throughout Hungary. The deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar said that the GMO maize has been ploughed under, and pollen has not spread from the maize.
“Unlike several EU members, GMO seeds are banned in Hungary. The checks will continue despite the fact that seed traders are obliged to make sure that their products are GMO free, Bognar said.”
The United States, meanwhile, is beginning to see the consequences of widely planted GMOs. In the mid-’90s, Monsanto introduced seeds genetically engineered to withstand its Roundup brand of herbicide. Today, these “Roundup Ready” crops are planted all across the U.S. — 94 percent of soybeans and more than 70 percent of corn and cotton contain the Roundup-resistant gene.
But when the land is dosed with a single herbicide for years on end, the ecosystems adapt. Roundup-defying “superweeds” are getting out of control. And the problem is only accelerating, because the resistant weeds are driving out their non-resistant counterparts.
According to Mother Jones:
“These weeds adapt faster and more vigorously than their weed cousins, choking fields and clogging irrigation ditches so badly water can’t pass through.”
See Dr. Mercola’s comments HERE