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Originally posted by solsticks
reply to post by Heyyo_yoyo
Of course not. I said I hate Monsanto. I'm just pointing out (please don't say 'shame on you'...I'm a farmer and we HATE THEIR PATENTS) how easy it is to lose sight of what is going on (the good of gmo crops being gone) in the grande scheme of things (private property, i.e., the Hungarian farmers). I'm not saying what they did was RIGHT...I'm just saying that it is ironic that on ATS, of all places, people are cheering for government control of private crops...seems strange to me. Do you understand?
Wow this is awesome. Good for them! I think that Monsanto's days are officially numbered. With all of the controversy and finally the retaliation of not only those Indian farmers but of governments such as Hungary, it's only a matter of time before they crumble. Finally!
Originally posted by Liquesence
Local farmers complain that the use of GMO seeds has only been revealed now when it is too late to sow again and the entire year's harvest has been lost.
I do not support Monsanto nor am a proponent of GM food, but this is just ridiculous. True, the pollination could travel and breed with heirloom or pure stock, but destroying it is, in a way, foolish, unless it is A) only to prevent said cross-pollination or B) to eradicate crop grown strictly for seed, which we do not know.
If a farmer unknowingly plants a GM crop and it is destroyed, he is out money, and even though it might not be pure, or if it is bad," the fact that crop that could be used to feed is now gone is equally troubling.
If GM is banned, ensure pure seed is available or institute checks on the importation/buying of seed.
The eradication of a crop simply because the seed from which it comes is "oulawed" hurts the farmers and whoever would be potentially buying the food, ESPECIALLY is the food is needed (and do not quote hungry people refusing GM crop).
Let's burn down the building to kill the bugs.
Reminds me of burning/destroying marijuana fields. Just because it is "illegal" the need to destroy or eradicate seems to be justified.
Just another perspective. Unless, of course, the goal is to eradicate it by all means necessary, seed, crop, etc.
Originally posted by Pervius
Blast some microwaves at Hungary's fields stunting their crops and they'll eventually be begging Monsanto for seeds.
The world has no idea what they are up against.
The US no longer funds its military retirements....Ronald Reagan created a "Fund" where money was put and invested around the world to turn a profit to be able to pay the US military their retirements..
Monsanto is just one of many of those investments. They WILL turn a profit. They don't care if they have to starve/kill millions to get those profits. They've got tools to keep turning a profit you can't even comprehend.
The Hungarian unit of US seed giant Monsanto has appealed to Budapest Municipal Court to suspend a resolution by the Agriculture Office ordering the destruction of corn thought to be genetically modified, Monsanto Hungaria technical director Mihály Czepó told state news agency MTI on Monday.
According to Monsanto’s understanding of Hungarian law, the corn cannot be destroyed until the court either upholds or dismisses its appeal. A ruling could be expected this week, lawyers at the company said.
Legislation signed into law in March requires that corn to be tested for genetically modified organisms (GMO) before it goes on sale. Last week authorities destroyed 400 hectares of corn it said was GMO-infected in the counties of Baranya, Fejér, Hajdú-Bihar and Szolnok. The seeds in Baranya were bought from Monsanto’s Romanian subsidiary.
The dispute is over 2,500 hectares in Gyõr-Sopron, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Tolna, Fejér, Pest and Baranya counties. The ministry contends that farmers sowed GMO-infected corn seeds they purchased from Monsanto.
Czepó said the aim is to spare farmers unnecessary problems. He said that if the seeds are destroyed and Monsanto is awarded damages to be paid by the farmers, it could amount to billions of forints.
Originally posted by Echtelion
Originally posted by EyeHeartBigfoot
This is how a government should protect it's people.
Hungarian government doesn't care about its "people", they've now made forced labor (slavery) official once again, so now the poor and the unemployed will be forced to work for peanuts, for some ultra-rich from West Europe, or now China. Since Hungary is an extremely racist place, gypsies and immigrants will be forced into this, just like in Nazi Germany's "labor" camps. Progress? not really.
But there are other people who resist Monsanto BY THEMSELVES in many places in the world already, how come it's news when a government does it. And btw Germany has already banned Monsanto.
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