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Monsanto protests attract millions worldwide


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#16    Ashotep

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:40 PM

never mind.

Edited by Hilander, 27 May 2013 - 03:42 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:35 PM

I was dissappointed that I was unable to attend the Pensacola rally due to job responsabilities but was proud of our "little" city for the turn out we had. Having a world wide protest gives me great hope that maybe there is still a chance that average everyday citizens, when united, can influence change and we, as americans can start to reel in our out of control federal government and their puppet master corporations. Lets find out what else Monsanto does and stop buying and using their products. Lets get the word out on those that voted against the labeling bill and hold them accountable in the next elections.

And please remember the blantant lie from obama that he would not let the monsanto protection act pass, then a couple of years later he slides it through. Ugh, he p***es me off.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

There are countries that are banning GM foods! There is still hope!

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:15 PM

Many countries out there have banned GMO foods.


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The following countries have banned or restricted the import, distribution, sale, utilization, field trials and commercial planting of GMO’s:

  • Africa: Algeria, Egypt

  • Asia: Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Japan, Phillipines

  • Europe: The European Union, Norway, Austria, Germany United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Luxembourg, Portugal

  • Latin America: Brazil, Paraguay

  • Middle East: Saudi Arabia

  • North America: Maryland has banned GE (genetically engineered) fish and North Dakota and Montana have filed bans on GE wheat. The Municipalities of Burlington, Vermont (declared a moratorium on GE food), Boulder, Colorado (bans on GE crops) and the City and County of San Francisco (urged the federal government to ban GE food) are the only towns or states to take some sort of stand against plants, animals, foods, crops and body products that are, or contain Genetically Modified Organisms.
    NOTE: The U.S. government, and the FDA do not require anything Genetically Modified to be identified on ingredient lists. Genetically Modified foods and products are in widespread use and distribution throughout the U.S.

  • Pacific: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Australia, New Zealand
Percentage of crops that are Genetically Modified in the U.S.:
  • Soy (85%)
  • Cotton (Cottonseed) (76%)
  • Canola (75%)
  • Corn (40%)
  • Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%)
  • Zucchini and Yellow Squash (small amount)
  • Quest brand tobacco (100%)

Taken from http://www.purezing....s_gmofoods.html


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 05:10 PM

Monsanto Pesticides To Blame For Birth Defects In Argentina.
Argentina has become one of the worlds largest soybean producers, with the majority of its crops being majorly composed of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Agrochemical spraying in the country has mushroomed over the last several years, in 1990 roughly 9 million gallons of argochemical spraying was needed, compared to today’s requirement of roughly 84 million gallons. Included in that was the use of over 200 million liters of herbicides containing poisons such as glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup. The country’s entire soybean crop, along with nearly all of its cotton and corn crops, have become genetically modified over the last decade. Along with the increase in GMO crops and pesticide use, the country has seen a disturbing and alarming growth in the prevalence of birth defects, cancer rates, and other negative health ailments. This has lead many of its citizens, including medical professionals, to assert the notion that pesticides, GMOs, and biotech giants are the ones to blame.
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In Ituzaingo, a district comprised of roughly 5,000 people [and surrounded by many soy fields] has seen over the past eight years, more than 300 documented cases of cancer associated with fumigations and pesticides have been experienced, they have reported cancer rates that are 41 times the national average.

Disturbingly, 80% of children surveyed in one area were found to have pesticides in their blood. Studies have demonstrated that low concentrations of pesticides [such as glyphosate] is understood to harm human cells and cause cancer.

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