YES! Ireland Says Not In This Country: Bans Genetically Modified Crops

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posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 08:37 PM
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Prince Charles has called it the "biggest environmental disaster of all time," while Monsanto and others maintain it's safe for humans and the environment. Genetically modified foods are a contentious issue, but Ireland is erring on the side of caution, placing a ban on growing any genetically modified crops.

Ireland will ban growing of GM crops, and a voluntary GM-free label can be placed on all animal products--such as meat, poultry, eggs, fish, crustaceans, and dairy--that are raised with GM-free feed, according to a GM-Free Ireland press release. Ireland joins Japan and Egypt as one of the few but growing number of countries that have banned the cultivation of GM crops.


YES! More on the war for good food. Man this must hurt Monsanto. LOL JK they own the world. It is a forefront though. Hope this is as good news to you as it was to me. Well for you irish folk. The good news is that it's a start of a war


Thanks




posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 08:40 PM
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Thanks for the great news. Time to move to Ireland



posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 08:49 PM
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It`s a great day for the Irish! It`s a great, great day! (I'm singing the lyrics as I type.) Congratulations. My ancestors would be proud.


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posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 09:02 PM
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Interesting how the other listed countries that have also banned GM crops have gone through a huge upheaval.

Coincidence? I don't think so...

Maybe we should look into other countries that have banned GM crops?
Start connecting the dots so to speak.



posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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Go Ireland!!! I'm so glad to see people are fighting this.



posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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ya baby-good to hear good news once in a while--thanks poster for posting--I got jesse ventura's book yesterday--read alot of it and in there it states the usa is going after the EU because they will not let geneticaly modified foods in their countries. They will not let monsanto, the poison company in their borders with their gm crap
We the sheeple dont have time to educate ourselves or protest with a call to their congressman.
We the sheeple who get cancer that cost up to millions to cure will bitch about that, but turn their backs on the cause-
WE REEP WHAT WE SOW- problem is they drag real humans down with them



posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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Originally posted by Sovaka
Interesting how the other listed countries that have also banned GM crops have gone through a huge upheaval.

Coincidence? I don't think so...

Maybe we should look into other countries that have banned GM crops?
Start connecting the dots so to speak.


You're not the only one to have noticed this "coincidence".

My dad always told me there's no such thing as coincidence. Only the dots to connect.



posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 09:24 PM
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Good going Ireland!!!! When the citizens of the USA can no longer think (our brains are mush) or reproduce (go Viagra!) cause of the crap big companies are secretly (or not so secretly) putting in the food (&water) supply then the (smart) countries like Ireland survive and we in the long run don't. Do we really even deserve to if we don't stand up for our selves now? I'm not so sure any more. Line up for your feeeed (& shots) shheeepppllleee.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 12:47 AM
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According to these two sites;
Wiki: GMO
PureZing


The following countries have banned or restricted the import, distribution, sale, utilization, field trials and commercial planting of GMO’s:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt
Asia: Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Japan, Phillipines
Europe: The European Union, Norway, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Luxembourg, Portugal
Latin America: Brazil, Paraguay
Middle East: Saudi Arabia
North America: Maryland has banned GE (genetically engineered) fish and North Dakota and Montana have filed bans on GE wheat. The Municipalities of Burlington, Vermont (declared a moratorium on GE food), Boulder, Colorado (bans on GE crops) and the City and County of San Francisco (urged the federal government to ban GE food) are the only towns or states to take some sort of stand against plants, animals, foods, crops and body products that are, or contain Genetically Modified Organisms.

NOTE: The U.S. government, and the FDA do not require anything Genetically Modified to be identified on ingredient lists. Genetically Modified foods and products are in widespread use and distribution throughout the U.S.

Pacific: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Australia, New Zealand

While this list gives an interesting overview of supposed Country bans, it does not implicitly state which stance has been taken.
Whether it is a total ban on GMO, or just restrictions on use or importation.
More investigation is needed.


Percentage of crops that are Genetically Modified in the U.S.:
Soy (85%)
Cotton (Cottonseed) (76%)
Canola (75%)
Corn (40%)
Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%)
Zucchini and Yellow Squash (small amount)
Quest brand tobacco (100%)


Particular points to note;

France
The cultivation of Monsanto's MON 810 corn was forbidden in France on February 9, of 2008.[81] It was the only GMO authorized in France. The safeguard measure is taken as far as side effects on human health will be known. In 2010 Marion Guillou, president of the National Institute for Agronomical Research and one of France's top farm researcher, said she can no longer work on developing new GMOs due to widespread distrust and even hostility by European consumers.[82]

States only Corn is banned and does not mention the importation regulations of GMO.


New Zealand
In New Zealand, no genetically modified food is grown and no medicines containing live genetically-modified organisms have been approved for use.[77] However, medicines manufactured using genetically modified organisms that do not contain live organisms have been approved for sale, and imported foods with genetically modified components are sold.

New Zealand was also on the receiving end of a painful EQ stick.


Other European Countries
MON 810 (maize) was the first GMO crop to be cultivated in Europe. The initial lines of maize were approved in 1997 and, by 2009, 76,000 hectares of GM maize were grown in Spain (20% of Spain's maize production). Smaller amounts were produced in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Portugal, Romania and Poland.[16] However, in addition to France and Germany, other European countries that have placed bans on the cultivation and sale of GMOs include Austria, Hungary, Greece, and Luxembourg.[84] Ireland has also banned GMO cultivation, and has instituted a voluntary label for GMO-free food products.[85] Poland has also tried to institute a ban, with backlash from the European Commission.[86] Bulgaria effectively banned cultivation of genetically modified organisms on March 18, 2010.[87]

On 2 March 2010 a second species of GMO, a potato named Amflora, was approved for cultivation for industrial applications in the EU by the European Commission[88] and was grown in Germany, Sweden and the Czech Republic that year.[89] On 13 July 2010, the European Commission issued a recommendation that in future individual states in the EU should be able to ban the growing of specific GM crops that had been scientifically approved at the EU level.

So we see here that there are some places that would like to impose a ban, and until a year ago were not allowed to without penalty.

Australia is weird with their banning of GMO, but basically, the only state to impose a ban is South Australia.

Possibly worth making an entirely different thread with this information and other connected dots relating to not only GMO bans, but other corporate interests like Banking and Oil.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 03:52 AM
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What we need to see is not only the banning of the growing of GM crops but also the banning of the use of GM crops in any foodstuffs for human or animal consumption, in other words a total ban.

Until that happens we will never be free from the dangers of this travesty of nature.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 03:56 AM
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WELL DONE IRELAND!

At last, a country with the sense and forethought enough to see this insidious crap for what it is!

Nice one.

Who's next to shove it to the Monsanto creeps?



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 03:57 AM
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That AND we also need to put a stop on ALL fresh produce/food stuffs from China and India



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 04:09 AM
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New Zealand was also on the receiving end of a painful EQ stick.


I see where you're going with this Sovaka.

I was thinking the same thing 10 minutes ago, before i read your post!

FYI..Japan has a ban too...



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 05:36 AM
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Japan is on the list I quoted


I was trying to find some correlation with GMO and Iraq.
Also with places like Yemen that are next in the cross-hairs.
As well as Iran then Saudi Arabia.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 05:41 AM
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I wish us English had the balls of The Irish, the way things are going though we'd better learn to grow them quick.

Great post OP, always nice to read good news
edit on 17-4-2011 by lifttheveil because: Spelling



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 11:57 AM
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Does that make Ireland next on the hit list?
Egypt = Revolution, new government (which might accept gm crops?)
Japan = Disasters until they comply?
Ireland = wait and see

Extremely speculative but it did raise an eyebrow when I saw who else was on the non gmo list.
Two countries = coincidence, most likely unrelated
Three countries = possible pattern



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by Sovaka
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Japan is on the list I quoted


I was trying to find some correlation with GMO and Iraq.
Also with places like Yemen that are next in the cross-hairs.
As well as Iran then Saudi Arabia.


My mistake, apologies mate..see it now.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by lifttheveil
I wish us English had the balls of The Irish, the way things are going though we'd better learn to grow them quick.

Great post OP, always nice to read good news
edit on 17-4-2011 by lifttheveil because: Spelling


I agree the Irish have the 'right stuff', but us English are all fine and dandy, until the day comes that sees the straw that breaks the camels (or donkey's?) back, then the world will remember what English people are like deep down..and it's got nothing to do with bowler hats and umbrellas.

edit on 17/4/2011 by spikey because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by Anttyk47
Ireland will ban growing of GM crops...



WAIT A SECOND !!!!

Once again I despair at seeing ATS members' Pavlovian like responses to the headline.

Did any of you even bother to read the article in the link?

This news article is from TWO YEARS AGO and just links to a (wishful thinking) press release from an anti-gmo lobby group.
Since then, Ireland has NOT banned GMO foods, and nothing I can see from checking the web indicates that they have any immediate intention of doing so.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 12:47 PM
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It won t surprise me if Ireland gets "punished" for that move by total economic collapse. Players involved, IMF and WHO, and the freshly established "Codex Allimentarius"...





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