5 Million Farmers Sue Monsanto for $7.7 Billion

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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by longjohnbritches
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Proly get government protection. To big to fail lol
Monsanto and their anti human practices must GOOooooo

S+F Nsp


I agree with your above statement, unfortunately they are the government and I don't mean that in jest.
I too hope something good comes out of this.
Regards, Iwinder

S&F
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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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Justice does not exist when it comes to large corporations.
So I don't have hope about the lawsuit.
But..
The fact that people are beginning to stand together against such disgusting and dangerous people is a very welcomed sight.
We need to rally together to stop the destruction of our planet for monetary gain.

I have nothing against the technology, but it should have never been commercialized. At least not for another 100 years until we can do it safely and fully aware of all risks.

The people who run, own, direct etc.. Monsanto and every corporation like it need to be in a jail cell for the rest of their natural lives.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 07:14 PM
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There is an old biblical saying "you reap what you sow", Monsanto literally sowed evil, and now they will reap evil.

Corporate greed like theirs goes beyond injustice, I hope this puts them out of business and teaches these big corporate empires they can only sow evil deeds for so long before it catches up to them, but since most only care about the next quarter, I doubt it.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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I don't know heaps about monsanto, mostly just they're an evil corrupt company that produes GM foods and forces countrys, like france, to grow and purchase and use their shoddy produce.
That and they have almost single handedly destroyed much of the worlds farming industry to further their own evil agendas and monopoly.

That being said, I hope this is the beginning of the end for Monsanto.

These big boys need to go down.. and fall hard. So hard they can't get back up, it scares the crap out of other dodgy ass companies so much they stop monopolising. This is very idealistic thinking though haha.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 07:37 PM
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I don't feel sorry for those worthless SoB's, they can take their genetically modified garbage and stick it somewhere unpleasant and i hope to God no farmer would have ever been desperate enough to commit suicide over those luciferians.

Good riddance to Monsanto.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 07:46 PM
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This is just idiotic!!!


If you do not want to get charged fees for using there seeds a THEN DONT USE GMO SEEDS!!! Dont support a evil corporation that is openly screwing over famers from the start. I hope they lose just because they are growing this crap. There has to be another alternative for them to make ends meet. They do not have to use the GMO seed.
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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by Nspekta
(visit the link for the full news article)



This is not the full news article.

Blacklistednews stole this story from naturalsociety

Naturalsociety stole this story from rt.com

rt stole this story from AFP, and thats where you will find the "full news article".
All the others are just "copy and paste" pirates.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 07:54 PM
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Originally posted by Infi8nity
If you do not want to get charged fees for using their seeds a THEN DONT USE GMO SEEDS!!!
They do not have to use the GMO seed.



In the effort to make the poor farmers look like helpless innocents, the articles from naturalsociety and blacklisted news have conveniently removed some of the story.
Let me put it back in...


Illegally smuggled into Brazil 14 years ago, transgenic soy has proved a boon to domestic farmers and now accounts for 85 percent of total production.

The first transgenic soy seeds were illegally smuggled into Brazil from neighboring Argentina in 1998...

At the same time, transgenic soy cultivation is spreading like wildfire across Brazil, despite protests from environmentalists...


No, they dont *have* to use it, but clearly they love it.
Love it so much they're willing to break the law to use it.
Love it???? Want to use it???? The blacklistednews selectively edited version of the AFP story didnt tell you that, did it.

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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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One of these days you will pay a tax to eat their food. After the farmers paid the tax to grow it and a tax to harvest it. "I see here Mr. Jones that you've had a very good year, a very good year indeed. You and I both know this falls under the Monsanto 'very good yield rule' don't we. Just come on by the courthouse and pay the extra 10%, we'll be happy to assist in paying the tax. Just talk to Mary and she'll get you through the paperwork."

Tap tap tap goes the finger... Hmmmm... Who is the terrorist?? Who could it be? Is it SATAN! No, he's imaginary. Santa (just moved the 'n') Clause? No, he's imaginary also. Maybe, it's MONSANTO...!

On a really absurd tangent. Could a food fight in grade school be considered food terrorism? Could a fart be considered air proximity terrorism? Oh Senator McCarthy,, rise out of the grave and be proud of the people of this nation. They'll fall for anything. Or at least they'll fall equally on both sides of everything (divide, conquer). Now off I go to make my "Re-elect Pres Obama" signs.


note: Definition of terrorism is variable depending on your (and my) master's intentions for the day.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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If you do not want to get charged fees for using there seeds a THEN DONT USE GMO SEEDS!!! Dont support a evil corporation that is openly screwing over famers from the start. I hope they lose just because they are growing this crap. There has to be another alternative for them to make ends meet. They do not have to use the GMO seed.

Seems simple enough, however the waters are muddied even further because farmers fields that are adjacent to Monsanto brand plants are subject to liability if their crops become pollinated by Monsato's crops. Crazy huh?!?!
Source
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Additionally, these guys are so powerful that they have peeps in all aspects of judicial and political arenas, so even a 'fair' pursuit of justice may be tainted with conflicted interests.
As mentioned, I believe conveying one's displeasure to the store that carry these foods may make a difference, or choosing to shop at stores that are aware of this situation and offer alternatives. The thing is, their(Monsanto's) genie is already out of the bottle, and harm has already been done that could be long lasting if not permanent.

I think this situation may pose an opportunity for us as concerned citizens to redirect some of our consumer efforts, and get to know our local stores, farmers and markets. Develop relationships with our local farmers, support them and let them know they are both needed and appreciated.

Peace,
spec



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by Nspekta
(visit the link for the full news article)



This is not the full news article.

Blacklistednews stole this story from naturalsociety

Naturalsociety stole this story from rt.com

rt stole this story from AFP, and thats where you will find the "full news article".
All the others are just "copy and paste" pirates.



Thx for posting the AFP article. As much as I agree 'copy and paste sites' have some downfalls, this day in age, with soo much info out there and so much to sift through, these sites can focus you onto news stories that have relevance.
Also, they aren't stealing it, they are essentially re-posting it, mostimes with their own opinion on the article. I have never found one of these sites that doesn't reference the article it received the information from.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 08:34 PM
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Originally posted by Nspekta
Also, they aren't stealing it, they are essentially re-posting it, mostimes with their own opinion on the article.



The danger of course comes from "chinese whispers". Opinion, reworked as opinion, reworked as opinion becomes untruth.

This recent thread, Poland Beekeepers Win Ban on Monsanto's GMO! is a prime example. Everyone is saying "Yay, Monsanto were beaten!!" based on the chinese whispers, when the actual story (buried way back in the links) wasnt anything like that at all.
The linked "news" story was, in reality, just some fantasy bu%%%%it.

Lesson: Always go back to the source.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 08:41 PM
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Good for them! I hope they win the case. This is where the power in numbers can prevail. They should ask for help from just general everyday people that just hate Monsanto.....they could get financial aid for their case from the rest of the world too...not just farmers. Hell, I would pay money to help them out simply out of my disgust for Monsanto and their kind...if I had any money left. Thanks to our government I have none to spare. I hope all of those fat jerks in public office enjoyed all those steaks I bought them at the expense of my children eating.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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Originally posted by Blue_Jay33
There is an old biblical saying "you reap what you sow", Monsanto literally sowed evil, and now they will reap evil.


Well said, looks like that might be the case.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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I have an interesting skill called Patterning. It allow rather disjointed facts from a myriad of sources to come together in a moment of insight.

Having done some research it seems to me that if you controlled a big slab of food production and a big slab of the weed killer market then you are in a position to control the worlds food supply.

Think of the word ACCIDENT. An accident with the weedkiller alone could course crops to fail all through the Northern Hemisphere all at the same time. You do that with a special batch of weedkiller. Six months later you take out the Southern Hemisphere crop with a rouge batch of seeds.

Result: Reduction of world population within a few months. A Human with no food can only survive a month or so. Let alone the deaths from societies world wide going belly up.

Cities around the world only have a one month supply of food at any point in time.

Just a thought!

P



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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They would have to get OJ Simpson's dream team to go against Monsanto which is sad on so many levels.I wonder who their lawyer is going to be and hope he/she is good.Down with Evil Monsanto



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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This is just a quick graphic in the link.
I wish I could post the graph.

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posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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I dont know much about Monsanto but i did watch this documentry called Food inc. where there were farmers being interviewed and they mentioned this company and talked about how in order to be a successful farmer you'll have to get connected wtih this company and if you dont they will eventually sue you or take your business down and run you out of business...
thats not EXACTLY what it was but pretty much the gist of what it was about.. but still. good to know this company is being sued.. Sounded like this company was pretty much corrupt



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 09:41 PM
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Maybe just me, but I didn't notice anyone pointing out how Obama placed two ex-Monsanto execs at the top of the FDA... In 2009, in a classic revolving-door move, President Barack Obama appointed former Monsanto VP and head lobbyist Michael Taylor as Deputy Commissioner for the FDA — the board tasked with regulating Taylor’s own industry. So... We are just giving them more and more power.



posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 09:46 PM
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Originally posted by Infi8nity

This is just idiotic!!!


If you do not want to get charged fees for using there seeds a THEN DONT USE GMO SEEDS!!! Dont support a evil corporation that is openly screwing over famers from the start. I hope they lose just because they are growing this crap. There has to be another alternative for them to make ends meet. They do not have to use the GMO seed.
edit on 5-6-2012 by Infi8nity because: (no reason given)


Doesn't work like that infin, there was a bloke who had a farm WITHOUT Monsanto madness but pollen from NEXT DOOR blew in and then his family were taken to court by "you know who" 400K BEFORE it went to court, advised that it would be 1 MILLION for the actual fight in court, so they had to roll over. Watch food inc, it REALLY opened my eyes. It says that they will even go to court even if they might lose, just to send a message. They threaten, they harrass, really lovely people.





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