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Monsanto spent $2.18 million lobbying gov't in 2Q

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posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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Monsanto spent $2.18 million lobbying gov't in 2Q


www.businessweek.com

Monsanto Co. spent $2.18 million in the second quarter to lobby the federal government on a proposed changes to U.S. patent law and other issues that could affect the world's largest seed company

The company lobbied the U.S. Department of Justice and Congress on antitrust and consolidation issues in agriculture.

That's up from the $2.08 million Monsanto spent during the period a year earlier, but down slightly from the $2.46 million it spent in the first quarter of 2010, after the DOJ laun
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posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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Obama is NOT helping.

Meanwhile, President Obama has stacked his Administration with biotech insiders going so far as to appoint Islam Siddiqui as Agriculture Trade Negotiator. Siddiqui is a former pesticide lobbyist and vice president of CropLife America, a biotech and pesticide trade group that lobbies to weaken environmental laws.

www.organicconsumers.org...

Monsanto is EVIL and needs to be stopped ASAP!

Fortunately some food freedom fighters are fighting!


Early Sunday morning, French police stood help less as sixty people, locked inside an open-air field of genetically modified grapevines, uprooted all the plants. In Spain last month, dozens of people destroyed two GMO fields. On the millennial cusp, Indian farmers burned Bt cotton in their Cremate Monsanto campaign. Ignored by multinational corporations and corrupt public policy makers, citizens act to protect the food supply and the planet.

This is the second attack on GMO crops to make international news this year. In July dozens of people destroyed two experimental corn crops in Spain. In an anonymous press release, they wrote, “This kind of direct action is the best way to respond to the fait accompli policy through which the Generalitat, the State and the biotech multinationals have been unilaterally imposing genetically modified organisms.”

www.globalresearch.ca...

I'm not saying this is the best approach but nobody is doing anything!



In the 1990s, Indian farmers burnt Bt cotton fields in their Cremate Monsanto campaign. Monsanto did not disclose to farmers that the GM seeds were experimental. “Despite the heavy use of chemical fertiliser, traces of which still can be observed in the field, the Bt plants grew miserably, less than half the size of the traditional cotton plants in the adjacent fields.”

After the Haiti earthquake this year, Monsanto offered 475 tons of hybrid corn and terminator vegetable seeds in partnership with USAID. In June, 10,000 Haitian farmers marched in protest of the “poison gift” which produces no viable seeds for future plantings and requires heavy chemical inputs. Haitian farm leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste observed that the biotech plan makes farmers dependent on multinational corporations.


ENOUGH OF THIS!!

This needs to be stopped, forget protesting about stupid things like that cater to the religious crowd and talk about this!!!!!

It's Red Alert time, forget the gay rights issues for at least a few months and talk about this PLEASE!!!

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[edit on 17-8-2010 by ModernAcademia]



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 06:08 PM
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No responses?
This is the most important issue today?

Not immigration, not the economy but THIS!



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 09:45 AM
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2.8M is ALOT, and I thought I should resurface this discussion especially with the FDA saying food producers cannot label their food as non-GMO!

2.8M is a reason why!




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