Monsanto and the Seeds of Evil / Genetic Modified Organism GMO/ they don't reproduce and cause deformities and are in your frig

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Monsanto and the Seeds of Evil / Genetic Modified Organism GMO/ they don't reproduce and cause deformities and are in your frig

your government just passed amendment to bill S510.  i wrote both MY congressmen...they said it was to protect us!   LIES LIES LIES

 

http://www.blogphotovideo.com/articles/monsanto-the-evil-corporation-in-your-refrigerator

Anyone who can read a label knows that corn, soy and cotton can be found in just about every American food product. Upwards of 90% of all corn, soybeans and cotton are grown from genetically engineered seeds, also known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs). These genetically enhanced products appear in around 70% of all American processed food products. And Monsanto controls 90% of all genetically engineered seeds. In other words, Monsanto controls — and owns patents on — most of the American food supply.

When you consider, as Walletpop originally reported, that one-in-four food labels is inaccurate, that the F.D.A.’s testing is weak at best, then how can we trust one corporation to have so much control over our produce? The answer is, we can’t.

Recently, a study by the International Journal of Biological Sciences revealed that Monsanto’s Mon 863, Mon 810, and Roundup herbicide-absorbing NK 603 in corn caused kidney and liver damage in laboratory rats. Scientists also discovered damage to the heart, spleen, adrenal glands and even the blood of rats that consumed the mutant corn. A “state of hepatorenal toxicity” the study concluded.

This hasn’t slowed down Monsanto’s profit machine. In 2008, Monsanto cleared over $2 billion in net profits on $11 billion in revenues. And its 2009 is looking equally as excellent.

Author and food safety advocate Robyn O’Brien told me, “Monsanto is expecting gross margins in Q2 2010 of 62%, its corn and soy price mix to be up 8-10% and its glyphosate revenue to expand to an estimated $1 billion in gross profit by 2012, enabling Monsanto to further drive R&D into seeds and to price those seeds at a premium – further driving price increases on the farm and in the grocery stores.”

This, O’Brien says, in the same year when farm income declined by around 34%.

Because Monsanto claims that its GMOs create higher yields and therefore comparatively higher revenues per acre for struggling American farmers, they’re certainly a tempting option. On the surface, that is. Monsanto controls its seeds with an iron fist, so even if you happen to own a farm next to another farm upon which Monsanto seeds are used, and if those seeds migrate onto your land, Monsanto can sue you for royalties.

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Because Monsanto claims that its GMOs create higher yields and therefore comparatively higher revenues per acre for struggling American farmers, they’re certainly a tempting option. On the surface, that is. Monsanto controls its seeds with an iron fist, so even if you happen to own a farm next to another farm upon which Monsanto seeds are used, and if those seeds migrate onto your land, Monsanto can sue you for royalties.

I have always wondered about this royalty thing. Why can't the farmer who's crop was infected sue Monsanto for destroying their crop? If monsanto's seeds take over a field wouldn't monsanto be liable?  Or couldn't the farmer charge monsanto for hosting their crop? I am not a lawyer but I can see that the farmer was harmed by monsanto's creation and should be compensated.

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This is disgusting. Unfortunately there are limited ways to avoid GMO. Even when using good old fashioned seeds, the GMO pollens are blown so far that cross contamination is nearly unavoidable. Remote villages in south america have maize gardens that show genetic mutations and DNA proof of contamination from American GMO crops. This in spite of the fact that no one within 500 miles has used a GMO product, let alone purchased and raised GMO seeds.

 

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because your government will protect them!  great point

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Sorry folks! This particular topic has been a long hard battle and it is soon to be lost if not already :(

I spoke to a local farmer in UK and he could not even understand my argument of ". . . . . assuming this is safe then you are willing to hand over all rights to your crop to a company . . . ." Yes he replied, they have researched this stuff and they must protect their research. That guy has a  degree in Biology and was more than happy ???? Profesor Beddington in UK is advocating GM. We need to feed the world right!? Read it and weep. 

Sorry if all gloom but I predict 10 years time 'they' will break into Europe and nobody will \ can argue. Look on the bright side - maybe a monoculture of cloned GM animals can work and feed us all. Maybe biodiversity isn't the gift of the gods we see in nature.

More bad news I'm afraid:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12117010

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"A tuna has sold at auction for a record 32.49m yen in Tokyo, nearly $400,000 (£257,320).

The fish was a blue fin, a variety prized for making the finest sushi. It was bought by a joint Japanese and Chinese bid.

The first auction in January at Tokyo's Tsukji fish market is a cherished part of Japan's New Year celebrations, and record prices are often set.

Japan is the world's biggest consumer of seafood.

After bells rang at 0500 local time (2000 GMT on Tuesday) to start the sale, bidding was brisk.

More than 500 fish were laid out on pallets on the concrete floor.

But the lot that attracted the most interest was a giant 342kg blue fin tuna caught off Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.

The winning bid was made jointly by the owners of a restaurant in Tokyo's upmarket Ginza district, and a sushi chain in Hong Kong.

Restrictions on catches have been tightened in recent years because of concerns about overfishing.

Traders at Tsukiji market say growing Chinese demand for sushi is also helping to push up prices."

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"Restrictions on catches have been tightened in recent years because of concerns about overfishing."

Really couldn't make this up if you tried: Do people think that £1000 a kilogram will deter blue fin fishing? This is going pear shaped in front of eyes and we only have Joe Public to help but he\she is sucked in to X-Factor TV. Bad day today - sorry.

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Logburner,

My heckles have been up for quite some time with Monsanto. I don't know if you caught my input on January 4th Daily Digest, but if you didn't, here's a link ...

The video below from a December 23rd episode of Democracy Now! will be of great interest to you I'm sure : -

I stress that direct action is going to have to include doing something about X-factor TV. Two heads are better than one, so if you're based in the UK ... Sealed...

~ VF ~

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