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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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The GMO debate is over; GM crops must be immediately outlawed; Monsanto halted from threatening humanity



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(NaturalNews) The GMO debate is over. There is no longer any legitimate, scientific defense of growing GM crops for human consumption. The only people still clinging to the outmoded myth that "GMOs are safe" are scientific mercenaries with financial ties to Monsanto and the biotech industry.

GMOs are an anti-human technology. They threaten the continuation of life on our planet. They are a far worse threat than terrorism, or even the threat of nuclear war.

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I have been saying this needs to be a priority or we are heading for a catastrophic cascading crop failure that will cause famines and starvation.

These idiots even want to make GM bees to withstand pesticides so they can pollinate their GMO corn and continue to feed us pesticides. Nature has developed our crops and plants over millions of years these a-holes think they can improve them without any regard for unintended consequences.

dreamingabeautifulworld.blogspot.com...

blogs.reuters.com...

The are the enemy, the biggest threat to human survival IMO!


But the real science now coming out tells a different picture: GMOs may be creating an entire generation of cancer victims who have a frighteningly heightened risk of growing massive mammary gland tumors caused by the consumption of GM foods. We are witnessing what may turn out to be the worst and most costly blunder in the history of western science: the mass poisoning of billions of people with a toxic food crop that was never properly tested in the first place.

Remember: GMOs are an anti-human technology. And those who promote them are, by definition, enemies of humankind.

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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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SnF op!

I have been against them from the first time. I heard of them, there is nothing to be gained by genetically splicing unknown dna into ununderstood dna to create untested new species that are nolw tested on humanity.

I thought the food and drug administration was suppossed to be regulating this. Oh that's right, I forgot, they only regulate money from lobyists into their bank accounts. Hence all the class action lawsuits for "medicines" causing loss of life and limbs at a break neck speed.

It seems like every time I see an add for a new drug, within 2 years I see the lawyers pimping their services to sue them.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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[color=dodgerblue] I have always been of the thought that nature knows best and who are we to mess with her?

If something isn't done soon to put a stop to all of this madness, we are all in serious trouble.
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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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I will believe a real change is coming when the general public wakes up and puts an end to it.
Our small minority of "health conscious" people that dont want GMO frankenfoods are still way outnumbered by the mass media and FDA/monsanto team.
We can only hope



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by inverslyproportional
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SnF op!

I have been against them from the first time. I heard of them, there is nothing to be gained by genetically splicing unknown dna into ununderstood dna to create untested new species that are nolw tested on humanity.

I thought the food and drug administration was suppossed to be regulating this. Oh that's right, I forgot, they only regulate money from lobyists into their bank accounts. Hence all the class action lawsuits for "medicines" causing loss of life and limbs at a break neck speed.

It seems like every time I see an add for a new drug, within 2 years I see the lawyers pimping their services to sue them.


Agreed even the commercials for drugs they are pushing most of the commercial is taken up by all the side effects the drug has. The supposed cure is worse then the disease. They are telling right on TV they want you to take poisons that will harm you and then list the harms it causes (that they know of) and then act like it is good for you... The sad part is how many people go to their doctor and request the poison dutifully as they were told to by these drug pushers...



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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Good find. Agree with you 100%

But it doesn't matter any more. This battle has already been lost. Monsanto and their ilk should have been stopped 10 - 15 years ago. Due to cross pollination, GM foods have already asserted themselves every where.

And as long as politician's can continue to line their pockets from backroom deals, there will be no push to end these practices. Like I said, too little too late.


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Monsanto's view

"Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA's job."
- Phil Angell, Monsanto's Director of Corporate Communications, in "Playing God In The Garden," by Michael Pollan, NYTs Magazine, 1998.

FDA's view

"Ultimately, it is the food producer who is responsible for assuring safety."
- FDA Federal Register, Statement of Policy: Foods Derived From New Plant Varieties1, 1992, p. 22991

The Govs bought And paid for, so's most the science
Hell just look at the gov officials that have worked for Monsanto
And then look at Monsanto employees that used to be gov
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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by watchitburn
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Good find. Agree with you 100%

But it doesn't matter any more. This battle has already been lost. Monsanto and their ilk should have been stopped 10 - 15 years ago. Due to cross pollination, GM foods have already asserted themselves every where.

And as long as politician's can continue to line their pockets from backroom deals, there will be no push to end these practices. Like I said, too little too late.


BS it ain't over till it's over! Nature is much more resilient then most think there are still lots of heirloom and natural seed being grown and in seed banks and exchanges. We can outlaw GMO's and start testing for them in mass produced crops for starters.


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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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Monsanto needs to be destroyed.

They have violated human rights. Arrest the owners, divest the company of its assets and shut down its research.

Kill it all with fire until there is adequate science to back up GMO safety for human consumption and environmental neutrality.

~Tenth
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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Norway seed bank

en.m.wikipedia.org...

From their site

"Ensuring that the genetic diversity of the world’s food crops is preserved for future generations is an important contribution toward the reduction of hunger and poverty in developing countries. This is where the greatest plant diversity originates and where the need for food security and the further development of agriculture is most urgent. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which is established in the permafrost in the mountains of Svalbard, is designed to store duplicates of seeds from seed collections around the globe."

"The only seeds that will not be accepted for storage at the Svalbard vault are those from genetically modified plants."

Did you not wonder about the creation of this facility and it's subsequent expansion ?
And the timing of it ?
This is not the only one of its type
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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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Yes, we can do those things. It would be very simple. And it probably wouldn't take very long either.

But people are greedy, especially the corrupt swine who have been elected to run countries around the world.

So those things will not happen, and that's just the way it is.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by watchitburn
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Yes, we can do those things. It would be very simple. And it probably wouldn't take very long either.

But people are greedy, especially the corrupt swine who have been elected to run countries around the world.

So those things will not happen, and that's just the way it is.


Only if you tuck tail and run! Do you want to just roll over and let it continue because you falsely believe we can't or won't stop it? We sure as hell will not with to many attitudes like yours. What kind of world do you want your children and grand children growing up in? We have to educate people not sit here and repeat defeatist rhetoric. We can and will do those things!

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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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And in all those developing countries Monsanto is leading the charge to gain control of all the agricultural production chains. They are already all over Iraq and sub-Saharan Africa.


Everybody, I'm not trying to be a downer here. I'm just being realistic. Everything comes down to money and influence. The GMO corporations have lots of it, we do not. I would like to see them all face charges from the ICC, but it's never going to happen. That's just the plain truth of it.



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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Yep,
Funny they were among the first to have seeds taken from for storage
Because wars and invasions are going to kill off all the plants ?????
Or because the govs buddies at biotech are in the sidelines waiting ......rubbing their hands together

Infact......thinking about it.......whom do you suppose supplies the seeds for cotton, wheat, and other crops to Afghanistan through the US/ISAF CIMIC ( civilian military co-operation ) program ( which I have been involved with for 6 months on and off indirectly )

Give you 3 guesses .......but you'll only need 1

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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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What about other organisations making GMO crops??

monsanto makes 12 GMO crops curently available in the USA - according to this page ther aer a total of 50 such products, so Monsanto make 1/4 of them - and even some of those are in conjunction with other organisations.

Monsanto gets demonised........but it is nowhere near monopolising GMO worldwide.
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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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Sorry if I appear cynical, stopping Monsanto is like stopping a perpetual tornado. Ain't gonna happen. Their tentacles are further and more innumerable than anyone will ever guess. If you think Acorn had some tentacles, Monsanto is a thousand times bigger. We have to KEEP fighting. As they lose in one country/region, they will win in another. Not only do we have to keep fighting Monsanto, we have to fight companies that use their products in our foods. We have NOT won the war!

Monsanto owned seed brands:

Asgrow
Channel
Dekalb
Deltapine
Fielders Choice Direct
Fortanelle
Gold Country Seed
Heritage Seeds
Hubner Seed
Jung Seed Genetics
Kruger Seeds
Lewis Hybrids
Rea Hybrids
Specialty
Stewart
Stone Seed Group
Trelay Seeds


Traits & Technologies:
Acceleron Seed Treatment Products
Genuity
Prescriptive AG Solutions


Vegetable Seed Brands:
De Ruiter Seeds
Seminis


Weed Control Brands:
AquaMaster
Bullet
Certainty
Degree Xtra
Harness
Intrro
Lariat
Maverick
Micro-Tech
Out Rider
Quick Pro
Round Up
RT3
TripleFlex
Warrant


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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 04:14 PM
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Not to mention the subsidiaries of the ABOVE companies, but here are some of Monsanto’s:

Agracetus www.agracetus.com
US based genomics and biotechnology company, held broad patents on a range of major crops including GM soya and cotton.
Asgrow www.asgrow.com
Acquired by Monsanto in 1997 [19]. US seed production and marketing company specialising in research into soya, maize and sorghum. Acquired to develop sales of Monsanto's seeds especially Roundup Ready soybeans
Calgene
Acquired by Monsanto in 1997 [20]. US based biotechnology company, conducting research into GM coloured, herbicide tolerant and insect resistant cotton, GM high lauric acid oil seed rape and GM flavour/ shelf life improved tomatoes and strawberries. Marketed the failed Flavr Savr Tomato.
Cargill’s International Seed Division
In 1998 Monsanto acquires Cargill’s international seed operations in central and south America, Asia, Africa and Europe (excluding the UK) [21]. Markets maize, sunflower, rapeseed, soya, alfalfa, sorghum, wheat and rice seed. Monsanto paid US$1.4 billion for Cargill seeds as part of its strategy to quickly spread the use of its GM seed worldwide.
DeKalb Genetics www.dekalb.com
A US based plant genetics company acquired for US$ 2.3 billion. in 1998 [22]. 2nd largest seed company in the US and 2nd largest maize seed company in the world.
First Line Seed www.soybeans.com
Acquired by Monsanto in 1998 [23]. US company mainly selling soybeans. Produces Roundup Ready varieties. Main co-operative partnership is with Asgrow. Monsanto Canada owns a major equity stake in First Line Seed.
EID Parry
An Indian cotton seed producer [24].
Holden’s Foundation Seeds
Acquired by Monsanto in 1997 for US$1 billion [25]. A maize genetics business that claims a third of the US seed corn market.
MAHYCO www.mahyco.com
India's largest private seed company which enjoys 9% of India’s national seed market and has substantial market shares throughout South Asia. Monsanto India owns 26% of Mahyco. There is a joint venture between Monsanto and Mahyco (50/50) called Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (MMB). This company is attempting to commercially launch Bollgard cotton in India.
Monsoy
Acquired in 1996 [26]. The largest soybean suppliers in Brazil.
Plant Breeding International Cambridge Limited
A UK based plant breeding and research institute originally publicly owned and then owned by Unilever prior to its purchase by Monsanto in 1998 [27]. Owns a vast collection of grass species and varieties, with numerous breeding programmes including potatoes, barley, winter wheat and oil seed rape.
Sementes Agroceres
Acquired by Monsanto in 1997 [28]. A Brazilian seed company with a 30% share in the Brazilian maize seed market.
Joint Ventures
Renessen LLC www.renessen.com
A 50/50 joint venture between Monsanto and Cargill [29] to manufacture and distribute second generation ‘functional food’ GM crops. The venture with Cargill bringing together Cargill's global marketing, processing and risk management empire and Monsanto's expertise in developing GM crops. Renessen LLC will initially develop and market GM products for the grain processing and animal feed markets, including GM maize, soybeans and wheat products with altered nutritional properties for use in animal feed. Other GM products in the pipeline are oil seeds and wheat varieties with altered processing properties.
ConAgra www.conagra.com/basic_foods.jsp
An international grain dealer and food processor. Monsanto made agreements with them in June 1999 to segregate and ship GM grain to countries which will accept these crops. This was set up in response to the anti-GM political situation in the EU.
Monsanto has two GM forestry projects. (information from Feeding the Hungry Transnationals)
Announced in 1999 this $60million R&D project over 5 years is with the US based companies - International Paper www.internationalpaper.com, Westvaco www.westvaco.com Fletcher Challenge Forests www.fcf.co.nz and Genesis Research and Development. Focusing on eucalyptus, poplar, pine and sweetgum species the venture hopes to develop traits such as herbicide tolerance, higher growth rates and a more uniform fibre quality. All these developments mainly focus around the paper industry.
Established in 1996 Monfori Nusantra is a venture being carried out with ForBio an Australian plant Biotechnology company. They are trialing fast growing trees such as teak, acacia, mangium and eucalyptus, to be used in the pulp/paper industry. The trials are taking place in Indonesia.
Monsanto and water

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posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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"Monsanto is responsible for over 90 percent of all genetically modified crops grown in the world."
www.greenpeace.org.uk...
Admitadly not the best source but it's the first I came to

The others are small fry ......equally bad, don't get me wrong, but monsantos the monster



posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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Monsanto and water
Prior to the merger with Pharmacia, Monsanto was making plans to launch a new water business, starting in India and Mexico since both these countries are facing water shortages. It is uncertain whether this business is being pursued by the new Monsanto. As part of its efforts to enter the water business, Monsanto has stake in Water Health International (WHI) with an option to buy the rest of the business.

This company started a long time ago and has deep roots in Washington. They are taking over our food, our water, our bodies, our animals......anything that can be tied to DNA.....which is EVERYTHING. Other countries are suffering hugely at Monsanto's expense.....so are we. We can't relax now. NOW IS THE TIME TO COME TO ARMS. Strike while the Iron is hot. If you weren't on board, get on board now. Let's kill the monster while it is weak....if that is even the case. I (sadly) somehow doubt it. But I will not give up hope. Write letters, emails, make phone calls. support those who are doing so if you choose not to. DO SOMETHING!





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