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March Against Monsanto Explodes Globally

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posted on May, 25 2015 @ 08:54 PM
The apple that won't bruise. I don't like this idea. Also think of this as part of the Transpacific Partnership that is held from the public eye.

As if the world of genetically modified foods isn’t scary enough a new apple was just approved to be grown in the U.S., one that will not bruise or brown when sliced.

While this may sound good for growers, shippers, and store owners as they will have less damaged product in the long-run, it’s not good news for the consumer who will be eating the potentially dangerous frankenfood.

Just like any other genetically modified food the final outcome is not benevolent in any way. In fact humans and especially big corporations like Monsanto and companies like Okanagan Specialty Fruits, the developers of the new GM apple, have no business playing God. After all when it comes to nature what ever happened to letting the cards fall where they may?

However, while the developer may think life is peachy, consumers may not approve of the newly modified product and reject it at the checkout counter which is yet to be seen.

“In the marketplace we participate in, there doesn’t seem to be room for genetically modified apples now,” said John Rice, co-owner of Rice Fruit Company in Gardners, Pa., which bills itself as the largest apple packer in the East.

The Department of Agriculture, which approved the apples for commercial planting, said on Friday that it had considered these issues. Text Red

What is particularly scary about this is that the new “Arctic apples” will act like food that can be found at McDonald’s which doesn’t breakdown or decompose naturally as it should, causing concern amongst some as they wonder how the bodies digestive tract will handle the long-living artificially designed food.

Although it may take years for the new frankenfood to be widely available to consumers, the owner of Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Neil Carter, said that “four growers would plant a total of 20,000 trees this spring, covering a mere 20 acres or so. From 5,000 to 10,000 pounds of apples are expected to be ready by the fall of 2016, enough to provide samples to food service companies and other potential buyers. The product could reach stores, in very small quantities, in 2017, he said.”

But ultimately, according to reports, the new Arctic apples were actually pushed by “silent supporters”, which could literally mean anyone or any corporation, including Monsanto could be backing them.

Moreover Carter is pushing to label the Arctic apples “non-browning” rather than “genetically modified” which he claims will ‘demonize’ the product in the minds of consumers. While this may be true, the push is a sham to trick the minds of consumers using a standard method of doublespeak.

The new GM apples should be available in stores and ready for consumption in the next few years.

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posted on May, 25 2015 @ 09:07 PM
a reply to: musicismagic

Why is it that people think plagarism is ok?
Here is your source:

What is particularly scary about this is that the new “Arctic apples” will act like food that can be found at McDonald’s which doesn’t breakdown or decompose naturally as it should, causing concern amongst some as they wonder how the bodies digestive tract will handle the long-living artificially designed food.
Like I said. Nonsense. Disinfo to make the anti-gmo crowd look ridiculous? I guess that's a possibility.

edit on 5/25/2015 by Phage because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 12:39 AM
Protest and rally all you want. It will not make a difference except to maybe generate awareness.

Until people stop buying GMO based products (yes labeling will help, but then you'd realize about every processed food contains some GMO), and farmers stop buying Monsantos seeds and chemicals -- the business will still be around. Protests won't stop them, cutting off their revenue will. Good luck with that.

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 12:42 AM
a reply to: musicismagic

But can you answer if the apples are transgenetically modified? Or if the apples just had some genes/traits disabled by modifying the same organism? There is a big difference...

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 01:37 AM
I avoid anything that comes from Made in USA. Just because companies like Monsanto dictate production.

You write that we should not play God. That is fine for religious people. But what with us who belive God is inside us? Why should we not, if we can use GMO. But using GMO to help nature grow, perform int he most shiny way. Not sure if you hear of permaculture. But permaculture and GMO can produce magnificent results.

Instead of thinking how to make more dollars, how to make apples that will not rott or how that apple stays fresh forever so sellers and companies make money, we can think like this:
1. we can look how can we make apple tree grow healthier and in higher harmony with other plants that go well with apple.
2. how can we make this apple bond more with the plants that help her.
3. how can living organisms that are beneficial be more bond to that apple.
4. how can we close the nature circuit and make a nature live in harmony.

So using GMO to help and work in a most natural way is good. But as you probably notice, this job should be done with the highest moral people. People that have only LOVE int hey heart and dont know or even dont understand hate.

Dont be afraid of GMO. GMO is future. Problem is a corporation that want to make money and they dont care about anything. they are ready to destroy the world just so one fat cat can have lots of cash.

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 05:09 AM
a reply to: Metallicus

Maybe time for Monsanto to change name like black water changed name to Z

And continue on !

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 09:55 AM
a reply to: Grimpachi

Aren't there close to 100 other companies that make GMOs? Are there any rallies protesting them?

Can you help me, please name them, so we can shame them as well


posted on May, 26 2015 @ 10:10 AM
a reply to: DiddyMcCoy

I value life, as long as it is respected. Look at it today, Industrialized mass slaughter, what makes a human life different from any other, how do we look upon captivation on innocent humans? Yet we do it in mass scales on every other specie and call it modernized. We outlived our function, so i think monsanto is the greatest idea ever existed.

1) you call people monkeys
2) you call for the killing of 7 billion of them
3) you reckon we've outlived our function

1) what functions do you think we have outlived and
2) how have we wiped out every species?
2) are you going to get the ball rolling by being the first to "cull" yourself.

I await your reasoned responses

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 10:16 AM
a reply to: wdkirk

Your linked article was authored by "independent expert" Dr. Michael I. Greenberg MD hailing from Drexel University. But wait, if you check out the list of the school's major sponsors you will see DuPont (just as bad as Monsanto) and investment firms such as Black Book Investments (top 3 investment companies- Exxon, Monsanto, Chevron) and Northern Trust (holding major Monsanto shares)

Follow the almighty $$$$

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 10:30 AM
a reply to: randyvs

Monsanto, Proctor n Gamble Johnson n Johnson are all
advocates of the Devil himself

Why go off topic by bringing "gods and devils" into food production and genocide?

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 10:42 AM

originally posted by: ladyvalkyrie
Me and my family participated in the March Against Monsanto year before last. There were literally hundreds, if not over a thousand people there. The only thing scarier than Monsanto....was the media blackout. I even contacted all the local papers to point out their oversight and there was still wasn't a peep about it. Sure there was an article about some old guy that fabricated a military career....but not one word about a major protest in downtown Ft. Worth.

* and interesting side note- I was going through some old magazines in the garage from like, the 70s and there are Monsanto ads bragging about how their chemically developed/fabricated carpets can last for generations. Now is that really who you want making your food?

Please explain to me how food should be feared by a carpet treatment. Seriously, I can't even imagine the fear behind the supposed correlation between the two.

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 10:43 AM

originally posted by: MALBOSIA

originally posted by: superman2012

originally posted by: MALBOSIA

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: MALBOSIA

We cannot grow natural seed on GM contaminated soil.
Why not?
How do GM plants contaminate soil?

A round-up ready feild will kill anything that is not sold by Monsanto. That does not sound contaminated to you?

Then there is cross contamination. Plants that get pollinated through wind or insect are being contaminated by gmo versi9ns of their kind and farmers not intending to put GMO on the market have no control over the matter.


In GM crop fields, pollen drift and insect pollination create obvious problems for nearby non-GM or organic crops. Sugar beet, Maize and oil seed rape pollen is light enough to travel long distances. Unfortunately identifying cross contaminated plants is only possible by laboratory testing.

Wheat is a crop of huge commercial importance. Wheat mostly self-pollinates and its pollen is quite heavy, meaning that it does not tend to drift far, but it still can, especially because wheat is a relative of some grasses that can act as recipients for its pollen and this is known as horizontal gene transfer.

Is Prevention Possible?

Because of the inevitability of contamination of non-GM crops with GM pollen, the EU has established recommendations for thresholds of these inevitable contaminations. It also has guidance for buffer zones.

GMO contamination

I worry I may be in for a long one with you after calling you "the old guy" in another thread earlier.

To be clear, the field itself will not kill anything. The crop is "round up ready" meaning you can spray it and it won't die. Canola is a problem in town as it grows in the cracks of the sidewalks and how do you kill it?

If people are worried about GMOs, they should be prepared to give up A LOT of food and drinks!

The feild itself is going to kill anything non GMO. it is full of pesticides.

I guess if you see weeds in your sidewalk a "problem" then there is nothing anyone can say to appease your demand for a more sterile environment or less work on your hands. You know you can just pick weeds right? And when they come back, you pick them again.

If the field is going to kill everything but the GMO plants, why do they have to ever respray the field? Once should be enough, no?

Edit: My "problem" with weeds are only so far that round up ready CANOLA gets into the cracks of the streets in town. What do you spray it with besides Calmix to sterilize the soil? Picking them by hand!? Along every street/sidewalk in town? Even being a small town that amounts to miles and miles! lol
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posted on May, 26 2015 @ 10:54 AM
a reply to: DiddyMcCoy
you should refuse to be a victim...that's what you're after.
and then stand for the truth of reality.....this life we chase
think of us people as souls from long ago, in a war sort of.....and you get to refuse to be a victim if ya want...

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 11:25 AM

originally posted by: Grimpachi

originally posted by: MALBOSIA
a reply to: Grimpachi
Weeds are also classified as pests and the terminology is acceptable.

Now I have to say good day.

OK by.

That Nicholas Cage clip had me crackin up

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 12:13 PM
a reply to: superman2012

Monsanto's legacy:
1. Saccharin- probably carcinogenic
2. PCBs- coolant fluid, carcinogen, significant environmental toxin, production banned in the US, $600 million paid out to victims of exposure who were left with severe, long term health problems
3. Polystyrene- plastic food packaging- production of which generates most total hazardous waste
4. Atom bomb and nuclear weapons/ plutonium purification/production
5. DDT- insecticide determined to be toxic and banned in the US
6. Dioxin- pesticide/ persistent environmental pollutant known to accumulate in fatty tissue, thus contaminating the food chain
7. Agent Orange- herbicide/defoliant used for chemical warfare during Vietnam resulting in the deaths, mailings and birth defects of MILLIONS of people exposes to it. Internal memos showed Monsanto knew about the likelihood of dioxin contamination, yet sold it to the military anyway...not only harming the enemy, but our own service men and women
8. Petroleum-Based Fertilzer- kills beneficial microbes, sterilizes the soil and creates a dependance which necessitates future use....much like a crack dealer who wants you coming back for more
9. RoundUp- builds up in soil, groundwater and has been linked to butterfly and bee mortality, nature counters with super weeds, lab rats exposed to RoundUp have consistently shown negative health impacts including- tumors, infertility, cancer, altered organ function and premature death
10. Aspartame- 20 years after its fast track for FDA approval ($) the US Dept of Health and Human Services released a report listing 94 known health issues caused by aspartame
11. Bovine Growth Hormone- This genetically modified hormone was developed by Monsanto to be injected into dairy cows to produce more milk. Cows subjected to rBGH suffer excruciating pain due to swollen udders and mastitis, and the pus from the resulting infection enters the milk supply requiring the use of additional antibiotics. rBGH milk has been linked to breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer in humans.
12. Terminator seeds- technology to produce sterile grains unable to germinate. These “Terminator Seeds” would force farmers to buy new seeds from Monsanto year after year, rather than save and reuse the seeds from their harvest as they’ve been doing throughout centuries. Fortunately this technology never came to market. Instead, Monsanto chose to require farmers to sign a contract agreeing that they will not save or sell seeds from year to year, which forces them to buy new seeds and preempts the need for a “terminator gene.” Lucky for us… since the terminator seeds were capable of cross-pollination and could have contaminated local non-sterile crops.

You got me, superman2012. What could POSSIBLY go wrong with consuming food developed by this corporation? Clearly they are motivated by their humanitarianism and display a stellar track record. *sarcasm font*

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 12:14 PM
a reply to: superman2012

Plants growing up through cracks in concrete??? OH THE HORROR!!!!! *sarcasm font, again*

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 12:55 PM
Earlier when I was browsing around I found a quote on Monsanto's website to the effect of "If glyophosate does cause cancer, is it really such a big deal? No." I was desperately trying to find where I saw that so I could post it on here and came across this gem:
Monsanto Cup Game

You're welcome to look up Pharmacia's track record, but they were basically crippled by lawsuits so Monsanto branched off and were no longer responsible for any 'liabilities'. In 2003 Pharmacia was swallowed up by Pfizer. Here's a quote from Phizer's webpage:

Our core research and development interests include cancer cell signaling mechanisms and oncogenic drivers, cancer stem cells, mechanisms of drug resistance, and technologies that enable selective drug delivery to tumor tissues. These foundational efforts are complemented by growing research interests in emerging areas of cancer biology including cancer metabolism and epigenetics. One key technology focus is advancing the next wave of ‘antibody drug conjugates’, which are targeted therapies that combine the specificity of an antibody with the cancer cell-killing power of a chemotherapy.

And don't forget Solutia, the other alias of Monsanto, who agreed to pay $700 million dollars in damages to people in Alabama harmed by PCBs in April 2003...then filed for bankruptcy in December!

So basically, Monsanto creates harmful products and if they get busted they just change their name. Meanwhile Pfizer is making a killing (literally) off cancer research and treatments.

* Oh, and another fun fact, the products page on the Monsanto website fails to mention Agent Orange and many other products deemed to be harmful beyond a shadow of a doubt. Because....that was the OLD Monsanto, we're the new and improved Monsanto that's only trying to feed the poor people of the world.

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 12:56 PM
a reply to: ladyvalkyrie

Monsanto/Pfizer cause the illness, sell the cure

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 01:18 PM
LOL, don't confuse the anti-GMO crowd with definitions and facts.
a reply to: Grimpachi

posted on May, 26 2015 @ 01:27 PM
I don't like GMO, never have, never will.

There's study upon study, upon study...what they are doing to the food is horrible, in every way.

The testing done on animals alone should tell us a lot, enough to stop this once and for all.

Secondly, Monsanto has a 'patent' on the seeds, and farmers *cannot* replant - they have to buy new seeds year after year.

One of the tests/studies I'd first seen years ago, had ears of corn as the subject. One GMO, one Non-GMO....the GMO version was barely touched, a few kernels missing - the Non-GMO was basically ravaged and taken to the cleaners, so-to-speak.

Look at the studies being done, our life relies on nutrition, and we are allowing them to screw it up...under false and misleading pretenses.

Look at history, look at the timelines of synthetics being introduced into farming, then look at the timelines of diseases such as cancer and what happened shortly thereafter....follow the money folks.

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