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The stars seem to be aligning against genetically modified crop pioneer Monsanto.
A video promoting a global “March Against Monsanto” has enlisted the help of celebrities like Bill Maher, Danny DeVito and Dave Matthews to sound the alarm over what those critics say are the potential health dangers of GMO crops.
“Here in America you don’t get the right to know whether you’re eating genetically modified organisms,” Matthews says in the video that uses statements made during California's ballot measure fight to label GMO foods. The repurposed footage is part of a pitch for a global day of protest against Monsanto on May 25.
Monsanto protests scheduled in 36 countries
(AnthonyGucciardi) – Countless individuals will soon assemble in small and large groups around the nation and the globe alike in protest against Monsanto’s genetic manipulation of the food supply. Organized under the May 25th movement known as the ‘March on Monsanto’, the massive new rally reveals how the grassroots public has truly had enough of Monsanto’s monopoly on the many staple crops that have quickly been sucked into Monsanto’s genetically modified tycoon.
Originally posted by TheSpanishArcher
Good for them. They have a voice, unlike a peon like myself, and they are using it for a darned good cause IMO. With the way we idolize our entertainers in this country maybe someone will listen. Heck, I've been railing against this crap for years but since I'm a nobody, nobody listens. The odds are slim that this will get anything done, but at least they are trying.
BST BST or rBGH marketed by Monsanto as Posilac is a genetically engineered hormone designed to make cows produce more milk. Large amounts of research indicate that BST use has serious implications for the health and welfare of dairy cattle, including making cows more prone to mastitis and sores . Because of evidence that BST milk may cause breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer in humans, it is banned in Europe. Monsanto is trying to overturn the ban .
Contaminating our environment with GM crops The long term effects of Monsanto’s GM crops on the environment are as yet unknown. In areas where RoundUp Ready crops are being grown commercially, herbicide tolerance is being spread to neighbouring crops and wild plants by cross pollination. Rather than reducing the amount of chemicals used in farming RoundUp Ready crops are locking farmers into a chemical dependant farming system . Several scientific studies have suggested that the Bt technology utilised by Monsanto in their Bollgard, YieldGard and NewLeaf insect resistant crops may kill ‘non-pest’ insects such as the Monarch butterfly .
Originally posted by DaTroof
Genetically modified. Own a dog that's not a feral wolf? Genetically modified.
Originally posted by DaTroof
May 25th - Eat GMO foods.
Got it, written down in my planner.
Whenever you see celebrities getting involved, you know the "anti" side is just all about money.
EDIT: And of course DeVito, Maher and Matthews are against a company that desires perfection with its products. Those 3 will put their name on any smelly turd that can make them money. They know nothing about quality control. Who produces your albums there, Dave? Probably sounds awful without it, like your live show, right?edit on 14-5-2013 by DaTroof because: (no reason given)