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Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds

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posted on May, 21 2010 @ 09:48 AM
Cheers to Haitian farmers, well done.

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 11:59 AM
Dear friends,

I think there is some evidence that GMOs & GM foods are unhealthy & even dangerous. Here's why...

The people promoting GM foods are having business interests in promoting it. In the US, it was not banned and instead allowed by Food & Drug administration (FDA) because they were instructed from the then US administration (early 1990s) to promote GM foods.

In addition, the FDA official in charge of creating this policy was Michael Taylor, the former attorney for Monsanto, the largest biotech company, and later their vice president.

In reality, FDA scientists had repeatedly warned that GM foods can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged long-term safety studies, but were ignored.

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine states, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. They ask physicians to advise patients to avoid GM foods (please refer

Today, the same biotech corporations that are guilty of hiding toxic & dangerous chemicals in their products are in charge of determining whether their GM foods are safe or not! Industry-funded GMO safety studies are too superficial to find most of the potential dangers, and their voluntary consultations with the FDA are obviously just meant for public consumption - THIS IS WHY SOME PEOPLE HERE HAVE NO IDEA WHY GMOs CAN BE DANGEROUS.

Given this background, GM corporations are now targeting other countries like India & China to 'experiment with human life & make a profit in the process'.

Our food supply, our children's lives & ultimately our planet's ecosystem is at stake here. Please take a good look into this & kindly spread the message. You can do the research as needed & find out if what I'm saying is true or not. Please refer these articles for more details :

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 01:30 PM
reply to post by TheOracle

Great article, and more power to those Haitian farmers.

Maybe it is time that we pull ourselves out of this collective apathy and finally stand up to these extremely corrupt Corporations such as Monsanto.

The fact that their genetically modified seed terminate themselves and will not germinate, giving us no choice but to buy seeds right from Monsanto, is one of the most evil schemes I have ever read about. The profit incentive is truly bearing its fangs at the public when nature gives us something for free, and a handful of people are bent on taking that away from us so they can have us literally eating out of their hands.

My only advice would be to find out who the CEO's of this Corporation are, and make them fear the people again.

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 01:41 PM
reply to post by dalan.

Hugh Grant is the CEO of Monsanto

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 04:05 PM
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posted on May, 21 2010 @ 05:43 PM
I don't subscribe to the idea that GM veg/fruit is bad for you like some people, but that doesn't change the fact that Monsanto is an out and out evil company. When it comes to something as basic as food i find what they are doing reprehensible, especially with their terminator gene and ruining soil with their chemical fertilizers that only GM crops can grow in.

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 06:44 PM
Good on Haiti. They should be careful not to breathe the fumes tho, they are probably even more harmful than eating the stuff.

Please, no eggheads commenting about how smoke is more harmful, I was being facetious.

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 06:51 PM
Thanks, didn't know about the movie "The Future of Food". I'm downloading right now.

Been doing a bit of research on our food chain recently (was recently confirmed with diabetes type 2) and it's frightening what's out there and how people are blindly just purchasing huge amounts of processed foods and not questioning where it comes from or what's in it. I considered myself as eating fairly healthy, until I found out what was in even canned vegetables and canned fruit. We use canned for convenience, but so long as you only ever purchase enough fresh for a couple of days, fresh produce is SOOO much better!

If you knew even part of what you were eating coming from a can or from a deli, you would only ever shop at a farmer's market ever again. Even some farmer's markets are questionable - you have to know the source.

Some other good shows to watch:

King Corn
Food, Inc.
Jamie Oliver "Eat to Save Your Life"
Jamie Oliver "Jamie's Fowl Dinners"
Super Size Me
Fast Food Nation (a fiction movie, but it gives you a good idea)

There are plenty of others out there, but these should give you a good primer.

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 10:16 PM

Originally posted by Blaine91555

Haiti has problems way worse than these seeds. Their government is an organized crime mob and the citizens are basically held hostage by gangs. An earthquake that would barely be noticed in most modern cities leveled their homes because of corruption in their government and construction industry.

Who created Haitis corrupt government? The USA Who funds it? The USA Who turned Haitian immigrants back to sea to starve to death? The USA.

My point is that they did not create their current situation without a lot of help from ...........

The people in Haiti who lead these movements impose their views through force, often being more dangerous than the supposed wrong they tout to keep their power.

At least they try to do something instead of sitting on their combined butts while their corrupt government kills and invades illegally in their name.

Now with these seeds and the crops they produce. If we were to eliminate them worldwide, right now, today; millions if not tens of millions would starve the first season. If we do as the radicals we see posting here would wish, who is responsible for all those deaths? Them? Heck no! They don't think that way. The implications of their actions don't matter to them at all. They would cheer if they somehow won and they would ignore the millions who starved and consider them unimportant.

This is divisive, yes if we eliminated all Monsanto seed worldwide, as you say, many will starve. What is that telling us when one corporation controls 70% of the food on the planet? Is that sustainable? Is it right?

There is no reason to believe they would cheer anyone's death. They are human afterall.

Most people who lead these causes are far more corrupt than what they fight against. They lie. They cite phony studies. They ignore facts. They never give alternative solutions, because they never have any. And if they are wrong, they never, ever admit it.

More corrupt than what they fight against? Really, so they are responsible for millions of people starving to death as global agribusiness soldiers on! Lol

Now companies like Monsanto also lie and misguide people. In part to fend of the lies from the other side. Next thing you know, you have both sides lying and exaggerating to the point nobody can figure out the truth.

Nope GMOs are bad for you. THIS ISN'T an MSG thing!

I find the biggest hippocracy in the fact we live longer than ever and we stay healthy to a much later age than ever before. If they are right about all these poisons in our foods, how exactly is it this can happen. It could not is the truth. So which part is lies and which part is truth?

We are living longer for two reasons. Easier work. Medical advancements. Neither of those have anything to do with GMOs, we are fatter than ever though thanks to Monsanto sponsored corn overproduction. And changes in the food system take generations to manifest, as proven in study. But if we don't fight it now when our kids kids can't have kids the fault will lie with us.

It was so dramatic that China actually made folk medicine a criminal offense and its now practiced on the Black Market in China.

Nope sorry, that is untrue, the majority of herbs and extracts in the US come from China and the business is by no means illegal. Chinese "folk" herbology dates back over 3000 years.

Who do we believe considering all of this? Nobody! If there is no peer reviewed study from a recognized source its a damn lie. If the people saying it on either side are on the money end or even if they are just paranoid people who are victims of the profiteers, don't trust them. Verify, verify, verify.

These studies coming from tiny unheard of facilities that are never peer reviewed are garbage. Trickery by fanatics and those who want to sell you snake oil to cure your ills and horrible quality crap grown by so called organic methods is rampant. I doubt the Organic foods are organic at all. They sneak in pesticides or they would go bankrupt overnight due to the crop destruction from insects. Stick a label on it that says organic, spread rumors all over the Internet and sit back and rake in the bucks.

Who knows what the real story is on the stuff coming from South and Central America. Nobody regulating those folks and I doubt the stickers and labels mean anything. I guess they do mean "buy my crappy product that tastes bad just because I stuck a label on it and I'll laugh at you all the way to my bank. What you don't know is I put organic spit from my own mouth in every box I sell it to you dumb Westerners. By the way, I'm an activist, please send in a donation would ya? My Coca crops are not so hot this year."

Boy thats typical. No ones asking for money or donations. None of the people posting these topics are solicting business. In fact its against the terms.

Horrible quality organic crap. Are you insane? Every food item ive ever bought from a organic farmer was far superior to store bought crap. When I walk into my local co-op the color of the produce alone is like black an white vs color tv. And lets not even talk taste and smell comparisons!

I believe through my own volition, taking into consideration the facts presented here as well as through my own research that Monsanto is an evil giant that will totally destroy the sustainability of the worlds food supply. Its a question of WHEN NOT IF.

What do you think the seedbanks for? Its quite obvious really.

[edit on 21-5-2010 by ISHAMAGI]

posted on May, 21 2010 @ 11:13 PM
reply to post by serbsta

Unregulated capitalism? Any monopoly is inherently antithetical to free markets and is a trait commonly found in the largest monopolies of them all, government socialism.

Government should try to create a fair playing field for industries, including agribusiness to compete. That means breaking up companies like Monsanto, if they are using these kinds of evil practices.

posted on May, 22 2010 @ 12:46 AM
guys i hate to say this but every vegetable that you've eaten in your lifes has been genetically modified. since man first started farming they have selected the best attributes from their plants and cross bred them. is it ok what major corporations are doing no. but don't say that all gm food is bad.

posted on May, 22 2010 @ 02:14 AM

Originally posted by xenocide
guys i hate to say this but every vegetable that you've eaten in your lifes has been genetically modified. since man first started farming they have selected the best attributes from their plants and cross bred them. is it ok what major corporations are doing no. but don't say that all gm food is bad.
I was thinking the same thing, however selective breeding (what you're referring to) is less freaky than gene splicing something unnatural into the genome, like putting an animal gene into a plant.

You can't do that with selective breeding.

So I think GM has the potential to take risks to a whole new level.

Having said that, I'm not as convinced as some people are that GM is the root of all food evil. But it does raise a few red flags, otherwise the Europeans wouldn't have reacted the way they did.

The corn on the cob I've bought lately has some really odd characteristics, like a few rows of lighter colored, less tasty and "woodier" kernels. I wonder if this is some kind of effect from using roundup as I didn't previously see that on corn on the cob.

posted on May, 22 2010 @ 12:31 PM

Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
reply to post by traditionaldrummer

Aside from the obvious detriments of Monsanto, , manufacturer of Agent Orange, DDT, Roundup, monopolies, ownership rights to upper 80% of all corn on planet and low 90% of all soy crops/seeds, and let's not forget the attempt to buy[ ownership and distribution rights to PIGS] -
I used to think gmo gene splicing was limited to combining different plant genes, but come to find out, they mix plant, insect and animal genes together, creating genuine Frankenfoods

"When food-crops are genetically modified, (“genetically modified” food is a misnomer!) one or more genes are incorporated into the crop’s genome using a vector containing several other genes, including as a minimum, viral promoters, transcription terminators, antibiotic resistance marker genes and reporter genes. Data on the safety of these are scarce even though they can affect the safety of the GM crop. For example:

DNA does not always fully break down in the alimentary tract.3,4 Gut bacteria can take up genes and GM plasmids5 and this opens up the possibility of the spread of antibiotic resistance.
Insertion of genes into the genome can also result in unintended effects, which need to be reduced/eliminated by selection, since some of the ways the inserted genes express themselves in the host or the way they affect the functioning of the crop’s own genes are unpredictable. This may lead to the development of unknown toxic/allergenic components, which we cannot analyze for and seriously limiting the selection criteria.
Current testing methods need radical improvements." Arpad Pusztai, Ph.D




And Yay Haitians!
Thanks for the post, S&F

posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:41 PM

Originally posted by Arbitrageur
So the terminator technology is one misconception. The other misconception is that the pesticides are genetically engineered in the plants. I don't know if in some cases that may be true, but in the case of the topic of this thread, the roundup-ready seeds, it's my understanding that the seeds and the plants have no roundup unless the farmers use roundup, in which case the plants can then absorb whatever roundup the farmers use. What makes these plants different is that the roundup would kill an ordinary plant but apparently it doesn't kill the roundup ready plants.[edit on 20-5-2010 by Arbitrageur]

That's not a misconception, it's true. Yet as you said you didn't know any further details. It's called Bt Corn/Cotton/Soy/Canola. Bt stands for Bacillus thuringiensis which is a natural pesticide. Monsanto engineered the plant to produce Bt and those plants are officially labelled as 'pesticides'.

As for the round-up ready plant, Monsanto found an organism that had built up a resistance to Round-up. They then took that organism and spliced it into the plants so they would inherit that trait. Of course this causes problems due to the poisonous nature of round-up in the air, soil and overall environment when sprayed on crops. Moreover it also creates superweeds that are resistant to the round-up because of increased exposure.

Do a google video search on Seeds Of Deception. It's insane how much GMO has been pushed onto us.

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 12:16 PM
reply to post by TheOracle

Good for them. Here's a great article from a few years ago on Monsanto:

posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:22 AM

Originally posted by 4nsicphd

Originally posted by TheOracle

Would you be forced to have one big company providing your genetically modified water every year at their price, when you have free fresh water under your feet?

Genetically modified water, huh. Which gene in the water was modified? The one that causes scientific ignorance in its drinkers, no doubt. Let's see. A gene is made of DNA, which is made of sugars, phosphates, and organic base pairs containing carbon. I guess Monsanto modifies the name of either oxygen or hydrogen into carbon.

No. Really. Tell me. Which gene????????????????

The OP is not scientifically ignorant... you are the one who is too ignorant to understand a metaphor.

posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:23 AM

Originally posted by xenocide
guys i hate to say this but every vegetable that you've eaten in your lifes has been genetically modified. since man first started farming they have selected the best attributes from their plants and cross bred them. is it ok what major corporations are doing no. but don't say that all gm food is bad.

There is a huge difference between what you can get with breeding and what you can get with genetic modification.

For example, the "terminator gene" could never happen naturally.

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