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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
reply to post by gYvMessanger
Hey, it's not like that, please. Stop turning this into some kind of competition! We are in this together, against people that will do us harm. For all I care there could be a billion threads on stories of these bastards killing our health for their money, and I don't care how old they are.
S&F from me too!
Let's get em.
Note: Monsanto had also been "formally asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to punish dairies that label their milk "rBGH-free'" . This despite the fact that Monsanto ironically states in their letter to the FTC that "milk producers and retailers certainly have the right to inform customers about the use or non-use of rBST"  which the FTC restates in their reply to Monsanto . Also Monsanto previously stated in response to the Oakhurst issue, "Monsanto fully supports the right of people in grocery stores to make informed choices about what they purchase" . Even more pointedly, former Monsanto CEO Robert Shapiro, in a 1998 interview with the State of the World Forum, asserted unequivocally (in answer to a question about the labeling of GM foods):
"One can make a reasonable argument that consumers and citizens have a right to know anything they wish to know. It is they who are choosing these products and it is they who are choosing and judging their governments. So it is almost impossible to make a case that information should be withheld from consumers.... consumers', in my view [have an] unquestioned, right to know anything they wish to know about the products they consume.... it is not my role, or Monsanto's role, to decide these things. It is society's role to decide those questions after appropriate debate" To the question "So you are open to labeling being introduced then?" Shapiro answered: "Yes. Of course"  (bold ours).
Apparently, however, this seeming largesse no longer extends to the right of grocery customers to know if the milk they consume or the food they buy contains GMOs. Says Monsanto's For the Record, "Some people believe it’s a right-to-know issue, and all products containing ingredients from GM crops should be labeled as such.... Mandatory labeling of food containing GM ingredients might seem like a no-brainer. However, once you consider the facts, it becomes clear there is no sense in mandatory GM labeling" . The "facts" they cite are that, "To date, no approved biotech crop is either an allergen, or has any significant nutritional differences from non-GM counterparts". Some would beg to differ (see Monsanto and GM Foods: Health Risks).
Originally posted by dodadoom
reply to post by Mark_Frost
If farming is done right(sustainably)there is no need for monsanto's chemicals. Or their genetically modified seeds.
Organic is AlWAYS better BECAUSE of the lack of chemicals and poisons!
GM produce not only is deficient in certain substances, it is poisonous!
It is designed by man, therefore far from perfect. Its bastardized.
It does not have all the life sustaining properties needed for true health.
Its all about making more money for amerikas corporate rulers.
Thinking "greed is good" is 'THE' way of life here. What a shocker, eh?
We realize the're not all bad, but what is bad here is really bad!
Would like to hear more about your dealings with Monsterauto.
Thanks for your participation!
Originally posted by gYvMessanger
However, we all know that media isn't there to help us anymore. They are there to push a buck and this has been proven clearly in one of the best Monsanto cases ever. The great thing is that they virtually kept their names out of the trial because it was the Fox reporters suing Fox over not allowing the truth to be aired.
The crappy thing is that Fox won and the supreme court stated that no news organization is obligated to tell the truth!
That's the stuff that needs to be talked about. It doesn't flippin matter how old it is.