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Don't Put Monsanto In Charge Of Ending Hunger In Africa

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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 12:38 PM
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Don't Put Monsanto In Charge Of Ending Hunger In Africa


www.nationofchange.org

This past weekend, President Obama hid out from protesters at Camp David. He was hosting the leaders of the world’s eight wealthiest economies, known as the G8.

This occasion gave Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the US Agency for International Development, the chance to make an astonishing statement:

“We are never going to end hunger in Africa without private investment. There are things that only companies can do, like building silos for storage and developing seeds and fertilizers.”
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on May, 27 2012 @ 12:38 PM
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Here again is the so called Leftist US President promoting Capitalism, imposing our Corporations where they are neither wanted nor needed.

Many nations of the world want nothing to do with Monsanto or any other Corporation that creates genetically modified foods. The US President doesn't seem to care as he allows GMOs to be forced into other Sovereign Nations.

Don't worry, Africa, we know what's best for you, besides it's good for you.


That’s news to millions of women farmers in Africa. Their harvests feed their families and generate income that sustains local economies. For generations, they have been doing just those things: storing their harvests, protecting and developing seeds, using natural fertilizers.


Small farms sounds like something a liberal would stand behind and support...oops, someone should tell Obama that his right wing is showing again.

www.nationofchange.org
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 12:47 PM
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So capitalism and private investment is good for Africa just not here in the US I would say that is rather fascist and neconish.




“We are never going to end hunger in Africa without private investment. There are things that only companies can do, like building silos for storage and developing seeds and fertilizers.”


And Hypocritish.

Your right he is a right winger when it suits his agenda.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Just all kinds of good news involving that wonderful company MONSANTO

www.abovetopsecret.com...

It's not enough that Monsanto is poisoning the US and the EU...now we need them to kill bees, and do all manner of bad things to the rest of the ecology....not to mention people in Africa :shk:

We need to realized it's not about left or right anymore....democrat or republican...it's about the Corporatocracy...and their minions the lobbyists and bought legislators.
edit on Sun May 27 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: fixed emoticon



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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We need to realized it's not about left or right anymore....democrat or republican...it's about the Corporatocracy...and their minions the lobbyists and bought legislators.


Exactly. Knowing what we know about Monsanto, could it be any clearer that profit takes a higher priority over people?



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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I don't know if this has been brought up about Monsanto before..I have not researched them as much as I should...but is it possible they are using the food in Africa to slowly sterilize the population? As soon as I read the title that's what popped into my head. Brings to mind that movie Children of Men.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 02:17 PM
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But Monsanto can end hunger in Africa. There won't be any people left there to be hungry when they finish.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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I haven't looked into that but there's been some research done that looks into the effects of the terminator gene that Monsanto uses to keep farmers having to buy seed, on reproduction in mammals...I think it was mice or rats that was studied, the research showed that there was an effect on fertility but the research, if I recall correctly wasn't peer reviewed. I'm working off memory here so don't any scientists on here jump up biting lol.

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Couldn't accuse them of not solving the problem then could we?



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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Sad thing is, if the nations of africa decide not to have monsanto involved in their food crisis, it wont matter. For the good of the wallets of monsanto... Oops i mean good of the world, their product will be imposed onto them no matter what. They have no choice. i mean if they can overturn the ban on monsanto in france, even after the people voted to ban it, africa will be a cakewalk for these bastards!



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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wow - if American companies are put in charge of food storage and production in Africa it will be 1950's central America all over again.

Central American economies are STILL paying back the IMF for loans they took out to pay American companies to come in and "improve their crop production".



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by timetothink
I don't know if this has been brought up about Monsanto before..I have not researched them as much as I should...but is it possible they are using the food in Africa to slowly sterilize the population? As soon as I read the title that's what popped into my head. Brings to mind that movie Children of Men.


Well that would tie in well with the activities of crazy Bill Gates and his scary views on eugenics. Can't kill 'em all so feed them food that will sterilize them instead. Everyone will put him on a pedestal and praise his charitable actions and they'll just sweep any side effects of the GM food under the rug.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by Kali74

Don't Put Monsanto In Charge Of Ending Hunger In Africa


www.nationofchange.org

This past weekend, President Obama hid out from protesters at Camp David. He was hosting the leaders of the world’s eight wealthiest economies, known as the G8.

This occasion gave Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the US Agency for International Development, the chance to make an astonishing statement:

“We are never going to end hunger in Africa without private investment. There are things that only companies can do, like building silos for storage and developing seeds and fertilizers.”
(visit the link for the full news article)



Small farms Liberal?

How about small, independent farms unhampered by government regulation as Far Right Libertarian.

Left Right paradigms are not going to pin down Obama.
It should be clear that Obama is all about Obama.

He is NWO, bowing to the UN whenever possible -- a corporate shill when in his interests; a Leftist rabblerouser when he needs the support of his Leftist base -- Van Jones, Bill Ayers, Union bosses, etc..

Monsanto will be assigned the job of "feeding" Africa with seeds that cannot reproduce and cause sterility in those who feed on them.

It seems TPTB do not need so many African "useless eaters" getting in the way of their plans for Africa's resources.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 05:13 PM
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How about we send all of monsatans head honchos down to Africa for some hands on experience and let those little dudes with poison darts to show them how a eugenics program is really done.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 05:35 PM
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Libertarian goes both sides of the spectrum and yes small farms, urban farms, farmers markets, community gardens etc...have been Liberal talking points for ages. The Right doesn't own the stage of self reliance.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 06:38 PM
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So y'all are in favour of socialism in Africa then - no private investment?

I don't actually see Monsanto mentioned anywhere in the speech or article except the headline - just in the fear mongering leaping to conclusions so prevalent here.

Wat did he actually say regarding food security??:


DR. RAJIV SHAH: Well, it's actually -- it's a grand goal, but it's an achievable goal.

And we're going to accomplish it by bringing significant public sector investment, maintaining the commitments that President Obama and others have made over the last few years to reinvest in African agriculture and African agricultural institutions.

And we're going to achieve that goal by bringing a whole host of exciting new partners to the table, private companies in Africa that are providing seeds to small-scale farmers, companies from India or Europe that have something to offer, improving small-scale agriculture in Africa, and American firms, firms we would recognize easily that are now committing themselves to make real businesslike investments for the purpose of making sure that a smallholder farmer, often a women, in sub-Saharan Africa can produce enough food to feed herself, feed her family, go to market, extract more value from market and move her whole community out of poverty.


and


We talked to hundreds of private sector partners. And we found that until countries really, seriously reformed access to land tenure for a small-scale farmer, so that women farmers can actually have title to their land and go to a bank and get a loan, or until they reformed the way they regulate their seed sector, so that small seed companies can start selling improved crop varieties to farmers and help them overcome drought or pest or disease, those are the types of reforms that are required for these companies to make investments.


Here's some info that may be news to many of you:

Monsanto is not the only organisation in the world
Monsanto is also not the only agricultural organisation in the world
Monsanto is not even the only seed-supplying organisation in the world, and
Monsanto is not even the only organisation involved in researching and producing GMO seed!!

Even Zimbabwe thinks it can be the largest seed producer in Africa within 5 years!

You Monsanto conspiracy nuts just have no idea what actually exists in the rest of the world!



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 06:53 PM
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You say that like its a good thing.

open.salon.com...

- Rajiv Shah was the agricultural programs director for the explicitly pro-biotech Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is on the board of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). AGRA and the Gates Foundation have been criticized for working closely with Monsanto and its non-profit research arm, the Danforth Center, and promoting GMOs.

www.globalresearch.ca...

Monsanto has close strategic ties with the U.S. Department of Defense [DoD, which should actually be renamed as Department of War] and the USAID is actually a division of the US-DoD.

USAID’s current administrator Dr Rajiv Shah was top honcho of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and served the US administration as chief scientist in the Department of Agriculture [US-DoA]. US-DoA was a prime mover in the development of the "Terminator Seed" and patent holder. Terminator was later transferred to Monsanto.
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So who else has dibs on Africa?



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 07:26 PM
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Monsanto is not the only organisation in the world Monsanto is also not the only agricultural organisation in the world Monsanto is not even the only seed-supplying organisation in the world, and Monsanto is not even the only organisation involved in researching and producing GMO seed!!

I did say or other companies that produce GM seeds. Thanks for that link by the way let's take a look at it.


And the reality is, that's happening. Now we have an Ethiopian commodity exchange that is helping to create a market alongside DuPont that today is making a commitment to invest real resources to reach 50,000 small-scale Ethiopian farmers with improved seed varieties that can help them and soil mapping data and other things that can help them improve their production.

In southern Tanzania, we are seeing Yara, a fertilizer company, invest in redoing the port, the African Development Bank invest in building road infrastructure, partners like USAID investing in helping farmers upgrade their skills, and companies like Tanseed, a small Tanzanian seed company, committing $11 million to help get improved seed varieties to small-scale farmers, and to do it in often small packets, because if you are farming half an acre of land or an acre of land, you don't feed a big bag of seed. You need a small packet.

And little innovations like that can go a long way at transforming the face of hunger and poverty.


Dupont produces GM seeds
Tanseed produces TAN 250 corn which I couldn't find any information on other than being drought tolerant which may or may not mean GM.
Yara produces nitrogen fertilizer which depletes necessary carbon reserves from the soil. Oh and oops it's two top executives were just arrested for economic crimes and are stepping down. Link.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 07:45 PM
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Tanseed plus more players:

dailynews.co.tz...



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 08:05 PM
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Thank-you for that link. It all sounds great until you think about all the harm most of these companies have inflicted. Corporate and altruistic just don't go together very well in the same sentence.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 08:20 PM
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I dont really care who does it at this point. Something needs to be done...............



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