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Fintan
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:05 pm    Post subject: The World According to Monsanto Reply with quote

All the dirt on Monsanto.
PCB's, rBGH, GMO, etc.


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http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=6262083407501596844


This video has been pulled from YouTube, but it is still on Google Video.
I'm downloading a copy. Let me know if the film goes offline there also.

This 2008 film also includes coverage of GHW Bush's role,
and documents the activities of Monsanto's Gene Police and
their accelerating monopolization of global seed availability.

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As a companion to the above movie, the following radio interview
with GMO-whistleblower Jeffrey Smith covers the GMO issue:

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http://media.globalpublicmedia.com/RM/2004/04/JeffreySmith.InterviewedByJD.2004-04-01.mp3

http://www.seedsofdeception.com


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Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monsanto soybeans gets E.U. approval

St. Louis Business Journal

Monsanto Co. said Thursday that it received regulatory approval to
import its Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans in the European Union.

The approval follows the European Food Safety Authority's positive
scientific opinion in July finding Roundup Ready 2 Yield is safe for import
as food and feed.


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Friday, December 05, 2008
MINFAL fails to finalise accord with Monsanto on Bt cotton

By Ijaz Kakakhel

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MINFAL) was unable
to finalise an agreement with Monsanto, American agriculture company
providing biotechnology in agriculture, regarding the introduction of Bt
cotton in the country.


However, the Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture Nazar Muhammad
Gondal on Thursday said that Pakistan would extend its co-operation with
Monsanto
in biotechnology to increase agricultural productivity.

He said this while chairing a meeting of steering committee on Bt cotton
attended by the officials of Monsanto, which provided biotechnology in
agriculture and were interested to introduce Bt cotton seeds in Pakistan
and modern seed technologies to improve the yield of cotton crop in the
country.

The minister said the present government was focusing on agriculture
sector and the government was committed to strengthen economy
through developing agriculture sector to which 70 percent of our
population is attached. “We cannot increase the agricultural productivity
without investing in seed research and improved seed technology and for
this purpose companies like Monsanto were doing a wonderful job in
transferring technology to underdeveloped countries,” he said.


An official of the ministry told Daily Times that the Monsanto demanded
$21 per acre as royalty for which an agreement was not finalised yet....

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008\12\05\story_5-12-2008_pg5_14

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InsightQuest



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: The World According to Monsanto Reply with quote

Fintan wrote:
This video has been pulled from YouTube, but it is still on Google Video. I'm downloading a copy. Let me know if the film goes offline there also.

This is the current download URL for the video on Google Video:
LINK

The above file will be downloaded as an FLV file (size is 237mb, and is considered to be "low" quality).

This next link is the download link for the file as an MP4 file (considered to me "medium" quality):
LINK

I also have a version an FLV file that shows at a 320x240 resolution - I will upload it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The video is terrifying! If there was a prize for the most evil corporation on Earth - Monsanto would be one of the first nominations.

They are trying to introduce these GM plants into Europe especially here in Galicia, where a lot of corn/maiz is grown and in fact they have already carried out tests where the harvest had to be destroyed and was grown at least 200 metres from traditional fields.

We actually sent this video to the president of the regional government and there are a lot of local pressure groups also well aware of the dangers, so they are well informed of what's involved. But although they passed a resolution apparently banning their use here, it is so badly worded and empty of content, that in fact there use is not illegal!

Politicians are cowards who can't see past money! They're the same the whole world over!

At least there is local awareness of the dangers.
We'll just have to see how Monsanto's lawyers deal with the Spanish legal system - which should be fun.

Fuck them! - I have no doubt that their crop test, if found,will be torched! And retorched again and again. Fuck them right over! They deserve no quarter!


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http://www.elcorreogallego.es/index.php?idMenu=5&idEdicion=1081&idNoticia=369851
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Eirexas, Moares y Charo Sánchez, portavoz del Sindicato Labrego, denunciaron que España es con 70.000 hectáreas el país de la UE con mayores extensiones de cultivos transgénicos .( Spain with 70,000 hectares is the EU country with the biggest extension of transgenic crops)En Galicia, se han realizado en los últimos años ensayos de distintos tipos de maíz modificado, "coa única protección", explicaron, de incinerar las cosechas y alejarlas 200 metros de las parcelas tradicionales. La ausencia de las plagas frente a las que está programado cuestionaría su utilidad en Galicia, pero ningún obstáculo legal impide su cultivo y, por lo tanto, completaron, "podemos supoñer que xa existan plantacións". (The absence of the plagues for which they are designed questions their use in Galicia, but no legal obstacle impedes their cultivation and therefore, "we can suppose that plantations already exist")
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea funny thing about Monsanto, they want to get their horrible GM crops into all countries and they have the politicians behind them.

Good example was Tony Blair kept saying how GM is good and should be allowed etc..

but the people say NO, farmers say NO but it keeps coming back again and again.

I know its a 'conspiracy' about 'they' want to kill 90% of the population, but when you see companies like this, with leaders of countries clearly doing their bidding how can they fail?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Bit Torrent fans here's a link to a relatively healthy torrent that will give you a hi quality copy of the film in XviD format:

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4354288/The.World.According.to.Monsanto.2008.DVDRip.XviD-DiSSENT
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Link to "Millions Against Monsanto Campaign"

http://www.organicconsumers.org/monlink.cfm

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"We have just lost cabin pressure!"

Some great comments from Kevin @ Crytogon.com on Monsanto's Secratary of Agriculture post :-

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http://cryptogon.com/?p=5739

Change We Can Believe In: Obama Chooses Monsanto Creature, Tom Vilsack, for Secretary of Agriculture

December 18th, 2008

The fever dream reality of the Obama hive mind goes something like this:

Obama is just pretending to be evil so that he can get into power, but then the Hope and Change, etc. will flow.

—The Cognitive Mechanism Behind Political Fundamentalism… And Probably Lots of Other Fundamentalisms

We have just lost cabin pressure, and I don’t mean on the Monsanto corporate jet that Tom Vilsack uses.

What’s next? Obama Re-Animates Josef Mengele for Health and Human Services?


Via: Organic Consumers Association:

Six Reasons Why Obama Appointing Monsanto’s Buddy, Former Iowa Governor Vilsack, for USDA Head Would be a Terrible Idea

OCA, November 12, 2008

* Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack’s support of genetically engineered pharmaceutical crops, especially pharmaceutical corn:

http://www.gene.ch/genet/2002/Oct/msg00057.html
http://www.organicconsumers.org/gefood/drugsincorn102302.cfm

* The biggest biotechnology industry group, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, named Vilsack Governor of the Year. He was also the founder and former chair of the Governor’s Biotechnology Partnership.

http://www.bio.org/news/pressreleases/newsitem.asp?id=200

* When Vilsack created the Iowa Values Fund, his first poster child of economic development potential was Trans Ova and their pursuit of cloning dairy cows.

* Vilsack was the origin of the seed pre-emption bill in 2005, which many people here in Iowa fought because it took away local government’s possibility of ever having a regulation on seeds- where GE would be grown, having GE-free buffers, banning pharma corn locally, etc. Representative Sandy Greiner, the Republican sponsor of the bill, bragged on the House Floor that Vilsack put her up to it right after his state of the state address.

* Vilsack has a glowing reputation as being a schill for agribusiness biotech giants like Monsanto. Sustainable ag advocated across the country were spreading the word of Vilsack’s history as he was attempting to appeal to voters in his presidential bid. An activist from the west coast even made this youtube animation about Vilsack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmoc4Qgcm4s

The airplane in this animation is a referral to the controversy that Vilsack often traveled in Monsanto’s jet.

*Vilsack is an ardent support of corn and soy based biofuels, which use as much or more fossil energy to produce them as they generate, while driving up world food prices and literally starving the poor.


Seriously, are there really clinics opening up for people who voted Obama?
And I thought Post-Obama-Stress-Disorder was a joke! Shocked
What do these people do now? Where do they go?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's available again on YouTube, incidentally.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH4OwBYDQe8


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The “Massive Con” Causing a Suicide Every 30 Minutes
Dr Mercola | April 4, 2012 | Mercola


A Farmer Commits Suicide by Pesticide Every 30 Minutes in India

'Over the past 16 years, it is estimated that more than a quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide. The statistics are staggering. According to a publication from the New York University School of Lawiv, in 2009 alone (the most recent year for which official figures are available) 17,638 Indian farmers committed suicide—that’s one farmer every 30 minutes. A great number of those affected are cash crop farmers, and cotton farmers in particular.'

The Importance of Buying Organic Cotton




See: Indian Organic Cotton Farms

* * *


Herbicide Can Induce Morphological Changes in Vertebrate Animals: Tadpoles Change Shape

ScienceDaily (Apr. 2, 2012) — The world's most popular weed killer, Roundup®, can cause amphibians to change shape, according to research recently published in Ecological Applications.

Rick Relyea, University of Pittsburgh professor of biological sciences in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and director of Pitt's Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, demonstrated that sublethal and environmentally relevant concentrations of Roundup® caused two species of amphibians to alter their morphology. According to Relyea, this is the first study to show that a herbicide can induce morphological changes in a vertebrate animal.

TVC_15:

Monsanto's Roundup causes shape-shifting.

Witches are shape-shifters.

Ergo, Monsanto's chemists are witches.

The only sensible course of action is to throw Monsanto's chemists into a pond. If the chemists float on the water, it means they're lighter than wood and therefore a duck who will turn into a witch. Once we've confirmed the obvious, we must then burn the Monsanto chemists at the stake to prevent them from turning all of us into newts.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe it is law that commodities like Soyabeans have to be described as GMO which also leads to the description non-GMO. So a law which stipulates this, by all accounts, stops there without requiring the finished products to be described the same. If this is so then surely the law is an ass and could not stand scrutiny.

Who to go after is not Monsanto who are too strong and anyway its always too late, even when anything is made to stick. We must go after those who do not insist on products being labelled properly. A case can easily be made out if the media were made to run with it.

And these people are where we can get to them. So lets have some reporting here of those smaller fry who we can have a go at - not the Corporation who is too big to fail or too big to be touchable.

So what's the case for not labeling the finished products? Don't want to panic the consumer? Don't want the customer to have a reason to avoid the product because they would be wrong to think it was a safe product?

Would have a field day with bringing this case against those who would be lost for an answer.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supreme Court Considers GM Crop Patent Case
Timothy B. Lee-Ars Technica | April 5, 2012 | Wired


'Can a farmer commit patent infringement just by planting soybeans he bought on the open market? This week, the Supreme Court asked the Obama administration to weigh in on the question. The Court is pondering an appeals court decision saying that such planting can, in fact, infringe patents.'

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As recently reported by CNBC and other media outlets, an unapproved strain of genetically engineered (GE) wheat has been found growing on a farm in Oregon. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the anomaly on May 29.

As it turns out, the Roundup Ready (i.e. glyphosate-resistant) strain of wheat was developed by Monsanto and field tested in 16 different states between 1998 and 2005. (...) Japan and Korea has already suspended orders of US wheat4 in response to the findings. The EU has ordered member states to test imported wheat for contamination.

- http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/06/11/unapproved-gm-wheat.aspx

...and...

Federal Register, May 29, 1992 (57 FR 22984): FDA publishes its "Statement of Policy: Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties" (link). The FDA will say it has determined that genetically modified (GM) foods are “substantially equivalent” to conventionally grown foods and therefore will not be subject to any special regulations:
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"With respect to transferred genetic material (nucleic acids), generally FDA does not anticipate that transferred genetic material would itself be subject to food additive regulation. Nucleic acids are present in the cells of every living organism, including every plant and animal used for food by humans or animals, and do not raise a safety concern as a component of food. In regulatory terms, such material is presumed to be GRAS. Although the guidance provided in section VII. calls for a good understanding of the identity of the genetic material being transferred through genetic modification techniques, FDA does not expect that there will be any serious question about the GRAS status of transferred genetic material."

Twenty-one years to the day.

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