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Tens of Thousands to “March Against Monsanto” Worldwide

by Rebekah Wilce

(Source: March Against Monsanto Madison)Frustrated with Monsanto’s bullying of governments and farmers in the United States and abroad, tens of thousands of activists around the world will “March Against Monsanto” on Saturday, May 25, according to organizers.

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Marches on six continents, in 36 countries, and in 47 U.S. states — totaling events in over 250 cities — are coordinated to occur simultaneously at 11am Pacific time. A Facebook page founded in February has been instrumental in organizing the events.

Goals of the march’s organizers include:

  • “Voting with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto-owned companies that use GMOs in their products.
  • “Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier.
  • “Repealing relevant provisions of the US’s ‘Monsanto Protection Act.
  • “Calling for further scientific research on the health effects of GMOs.
  • “Holding Monsanto executives and Monsanto-supporting politicians accountable through direct communication, grassroots journalism, social media, etc.
  • “Continuing to inform the public about Monsanto’s secrets.
  • “Taking to the streets to show the world and Monsanto that we won’t take these injustices quietly.”

In Madison, Wisconsin, where the Center for Media and Democracy is based, activists will march on the state capitol at 1pm Central time on Saturday, May 25

source : http://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/05/12108/gmo-labeling-passes-vermont-house-activists-prepare-march-against-monsanto

Analysis Identifies Shocking Problems with Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Corn

By Dr. Mercola

I’ve warned you of the potential dangers of genetically engineered (GE) foods for many years now, pointing out that such crops might have wholly unforeseen consequences. In recent years, such suspicions have increasingly proven correct.

One of the latest pieces of evidence supporting the suspicion that GE crops are in no way, shape or form comparable to their natural counterparts is a nutritional analysis that shows just how different they really are.

Inherent differences are essentially implied by the fact that GE crop seeds can be patented in the first place. And in many ways, I believe Monsanto is slowly but surely inching its way toward patenting nature itself, in the same way others are fighting to maintain patent rights for human DNA.1

These companies are trying to patent “life,” and they likely will unless they’re stopped by the courts. But it’s quite clear that humans cannot outsmart nature.

The latest nutritional analysis of GE corn couldn’t be more relevant as the recently passed Agricultural Appropriations Bill (HR9332) included a hotly detested provision (Section 735) that places Monsanto above the law. As noted by the featured article:3….

full article at source: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/04/30/monsanto-gmo-corn.aspx

What You Need To Know About GMO

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By Thomás O Cléirigh

We need the insects as mother nature has held a fine balance and the mad people at Monsanto think they have all the answers .Their only concern is how to increase their profits ,doesn’t matter if they destroy this fragile balance. I remember hearing that in the 1958 during the culture revelation  China’s Mao Tse-tung ordered all the farmers to keep making noise in the fields to frighten off all the birds and particulary sparrows  as they were eating a lot of seed .to make the long story short they managed to kill millions of birds and in the following year there was a total collapse of the harvest as it was overwhelmed by insects because there were no birds to eat them.

These mad men must be stopped now before it is too late!

GM crop saboteurs go free in France

GM crop saboteurs go free in France

Sunday, 03 July 2011 18:35

 

GM crop saboteurs go free in France
Rady Ananda
The People’s Voice, June 30 2011
http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2011/06/30/gm-crop-saboteurs-go-free-in-franceOn June 28 2011, the court of Poitiers in central France acquitted eight defendant Volunteer Reapers (les Faucheurs Volontaires) of destroying a genetically modified field trial in 2008.

Among those acquitted were anti-globalist Jose Bove and Francois Dufour, recognized as “repeat offenders.”

The court also dismissed Monsanto‘s financial claims. Apart from their own legal expenses, the Reapers owe nothing for the 2008 mowing of a GM field trial of Monsanto’s GM corn, Mon810 x Nk603.

The trial marked the third court victory for Volunteer Reapers. Previously, the Chartres 58 and the Orleans 49 were also acquitted, notes the Inf’OGM press release.
http://www.infogm.org/spip.php?article4848

The Poitiers decision relied on a technical issue which recognized that the wrong charges were brought against the group since they destroyed a GM field trial, not GM crops being commercially grown.

In 2008, the law was changed to differentiate destruction of a commercial field from a field trial, the latter being considered a “thought crime” rather than destruction of property.

“As the sprinkler waters, the prosecutor and Monsanto are tripped in the process they themselves have established,” notes Inf’OGM.

Though Monsanto said it will not appeal this case, prosecutors have the option of bringing new charges under the correct law, and Monsanto has the option of pursuing civil charges.

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