Posts tagged ‘Monsanto’
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.
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.”
- Frankenfarms labels GOMs, prepares to March on Monsanto on May 25 (indybay.org)
- Monsanto Declares a Sneaky Social Media War Against Protesters (activistpost.com)
- March Against Monsanto Is The Beginning of The End For Monsanto (consciouslifenews.com)
- Monsanto strikes back (notthesingularity.com)
- 2nd Call – March Against Monsanto – May 25, 2013 (anonymater.wordpress.com)
By Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent
The US Supreme Court came down solidly on the side of the agricultural giant Monsanto on Monday, ruling unanimously that an Indiana farmer could not use patented genetically modified soybeans to create new seeds without paying the company.
The case – which was cast by the farmer’s supporters as a classic tale of David vs Goliath – could well dictate the future of modern farming.
In an unanimous ruling written by Justice Elena Kagan, the court ruled that the farmer, Vernon Bowman, had infringed on Monsanto’s patent for its GM soybeans when he bought some of those seeds from a local grain elevator and planted them for a second, late-season crop. Monsanto sued, arguing that Bowman had signed a contract when he initially bought the Roundup Ready soybeans in the spring, agreeing not to save any of the harvest for replanting. The seeds are genetically modified to be resistant to Roundup Ready weedkiller.
On Monday, the nine justices agreed. Kagan rejected the farmer’s main argument, that Monsanto’s patent was exhausted, because he had bought the seeds from a grain elevator. “Patent exhaustion does not permit a farmer to reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting without the patent holder’s permission,” she wrote.
Bowman, who is in his 70s, grew up in south-western Indiana and has farmed the same stretch of land for most of the past four decades………………..
- Supreme Court rules for Monsanto in case against farmer (npr.org)
- Monsanto wins landmark patent case in Supreme Court (thedailysheeple.com)
- Monsanto wins landmark patent case in Supreme Court (rt.com)
- Goliath Beats David as Court Rules for Monsanto Over Farmer (blogs.lawyers.com)
- Supreme Court Rules on Seed Patent Case (hoosieragtoday.com)
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
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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!