Amid mass US protests against Monsanto in mid-March, France imposed a temporary moratorium on the planting of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, MON810
Overstepping French sovereignty, and the rights of the French people, the EU demonstrates its muscle in favor of the global financial elite vis-avis the corporate world. Forsaking health of the human being, the environment, and European food supply, with a newly elected (socialist) French president, the EU is seeking to secure the interests of U.S-based multi-national, agricultural biotechnology Monsanto, one of the leading causes of the fall in the global bee population, hence drop in food production. The 2nd largest producer of genetically modified seeds, foods, the originator of the dangerous chemical Agent Orange, and the world’s leading producer of the chemical glyphosate.
Depite all the burgeoning evidence, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) declared there is no ‘scientific’ evidence that Monsanto’s GM crops pose a risk to human, animal and environmental health!
As recently as March 2012, a report published in the leading journal Current Microbiology released evidence that glyphosate used in the herbicide Roundup, is changing and destroying micro-organisms in the soil. Some micro-organisms have disappeared completely in areas where Roundup has been used, rendering the soil barren – so what effect will crops harvested from those soils have on animal and human fertility! The report also confirmed what every conscientiosu farmer has been complaining about, the rise in superweeds as a result of Roundup. All rain samples in the U.S. contains glyphosate, which , reduces fertility, increases risk of cancer and is damaging the DNA chain. This is the case in all countries using Roundup: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, the EU, South Africa, and the US. If that is not evidence enough why is Monsanto paying U.S$93mn to West Virginia, U.S. that suffered the explosion of one of its plants that released the toxic agent dioxin from herbicide 2,4,5-T?
Why was expert biochemist Arpad Pusztai suspended, his findings distorted and a gag order placed upon him when Pusztai found GM potatoes damaged the immune system and organs in rats, and then when the gag order was lifted a massive recall on the products concerned because Pusztai went public again!
Former advisor to the U.S., Food and Drug Administration, and professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, Marion Nestle also wrote a recent report on the problem of the superweeds. In a country where 94% of all soybean crops is GM, 88% of all corn is GM, and 90% of all cotton is GM, 12 million U.S. acres is affected by weed resistance. These weeds can grow up to 6ft in height reduce crop yield, and are resistant to Roundup along with other herbicides – isn’t that enough to make farmers want to give up farming!
Essentially a corporation that specializes in chemicals promoted through the human need for food, Monsanto. Leading producers of herbicides such as RoundUp, and seeds like DEKALB and Asgrow, as well as Agent Orange and Bovine Growth Hormone.
Monsanto introduced saccharin, caffeine and vanillin to the soft drink industry, and aspirin to the medical industry.
WWII saw a greater ‘liaison’ between Monsanto and the U.S. government in the form of the infamous Manhattan Project – creators of the first nuclear bomb, while running a nuclear facility, Mound Laboratory for the government.
Monsanto’s ‘induction’ into fertilizers came through their acquisition of Lion Oil (petroleum) in 1955. By the 1960s Monsanto was set ready for the enterprising world of war and produced Agent Orange, which contains dioxin. The fatal Agent Orange was sprayed (72 million liters) of Agent Orange on over one million Vietnam civilians and over 100,000 U.S. troops.
By 1977, Monsanto entered the pharmaceutical industry through a joint venture with Conoco Oil Company.
Monsanto along with, Bill Gates (a large shareholder), the Rockefeller Foundation, the Norwegian government, Syngenta, and the world’s largest holder of GM patents, DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred are noe involved in a joint seed project on the remote barren island of Spitsbergen in the Barents Sea. The project Svalbard Global Seed Vault obejective is to store all seed varieties from around the world.
French consumers were not prepared to wait any longer for their health to deteriorate any further for more ‘scientific evidence’ and have decided to take their own health into their own hands, but when the U.S. Department of Agriculture is ready to consider relabeling of the food preservative sodium benzoate that can cause autism, brain damage, gastrointestinal and personality disorders consumers still have the choice of not buying, but it means being diligent about where ones food comes from, and how it has been processed. As far as possible, ascertain trusted food supplies, and link up with conscientious farmers, and like some Americans grow your own food, although Americans are increasingly being prevented from doing this basic, and natural act!
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Hartley, J. “Who and What Is the Monsanto Chemical Corporation? http://www.naturalnews.com/023094_Monsanto_WHO_industry.html
Huff, E. “Long-Predicted GM Crop’ Superweeds’ Have Arrived.” http://www.naturalnews.com/035964_superweeds_GMO_herbicides.html
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