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Challenging Monsanto: 200,000 in 40 countries to rally against GMO
05-25-2013, 01:10 AM #1
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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Activists around the world are gearing up for a weekend of rallies to protest Monsanto, the biotechnology giant accused of genetically engineering agriculture and food while turning a blind eye to their potentially deadly health ramifications.

Organized by the 'March Against Monsanto' movement, an estimated 200,000 activists will participate in the massive campaign spanning six continents, 40 nations, and at least 48 US states.

Angered by the lack of action from governments on the issue, activists in hundreds of cities – including New York, Chicago, Montreal, Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Moscow and Melbourne – will stage coordinated protests against Monsanto and demand a ban on Genetically Engineered and Genetically Modified Organisms (GE/GMOs).

Initially a small, grassroots event, the march became a globe-spanning movement through the efforts of local activists and environmentalists. The protest is being organized on Facebook and Google Documents, where users can find a list of events near their location.

http://rt.com/news/monsanto-gmo-protests-world-721/
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05-25-2013, 01:15 AM #2
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I'm going tomorrow, with a couple of friends and then going to a vegetable festival afterward. Should be a good day.

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05-25-2013, 01:21 AM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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MonSatano is a scourge to humans, it needs to be eradicated before those bastards kill us all and destroy mother earth with Roundup and their cancer causing imitation food.
They won't let them even do business in the EU, even those in the EU govt. don't want their food to be a cause of cancer.
American tax dollars go to promote their poison overseas - it's an outrage! gaah.gif

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05-25-2013, 01:21 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Good for you! Hope you have a good time! I was glad to see there's actually one event for this cause organized in a neighboring town here. I only found out today, otherwise we would have made other plans.

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05-25-2013, 01:27 AM #5
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(05-25-2013, 01:21 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  MonSatano is a scourge to humans, it needs to be eradicated before those bastards kill us all and destroy mother earth with Roundup and their cancer causing imitation food.
They won't let them even do business in the EU, even those in the EU govt. don't want their food to be a cause of cancer.
American tax dollars go to promote their poison overseas - it's an outrage! gaah.gif


Hush. Now go drink your fluoride it's good for you t-dancing.gif chuckle.gif
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05-25-2013, 01:33 AM #6
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Monsanto do business in Europe, just not on the same scale as they do elsewhere, or as openly.

Continental Europe

In January 2011, John Vidal of The Guardian reported on Wikileak documents that suggested US diplomats in Europe were responding to a request for help from Spanish government; the article says: "In addition, the cables show US diplomats working directly for GM companies such as Monsanto. 'In response to recent urgent requests by [Spanish rural affairs ministry] state secretary Josep Puxeu and Monsanto, post requests renewed US government support of Spain's science-based agricultural biotechnology position through high-level US government intervention.'"[257][280] The documents show that in 2009, when the Spanish government's policy allowing MON810 corn to be grown, as allowed under European law, was under pressure from EU interests, Monsanto's Director for Biotechnology for Spain and Portugal requested that the US government support Spain on the matter.[257][281][282] The reports also indicated that Spain and the US had worked closely together to "persuade the EU not to strengthen biotechnology laws."[257][280] Spain was viewed as an EU member that was a key supporter of GM and there was a widespread belief in biotechnology industry that "if Spain falls, the rest of Europe will follow."[283][284] The documents also revealed that in response to an attempt by France to ban a Monsanto's MON810 in late 2007, the then US ambassador to France, Craig Roberts Stapleton, in a bid to "help strengthen European pro-biotech voices," asked Washington to "calibrate a targeted retaliation list that [would cause] some pain across the EU," in particular those countries that did not support the use of GM crops.[285][286] This activity transpired after the US, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico and New Zealand had brought an action against Europe via the World Trade Organization with respect to the EU's banning of GMOs; in 2006, the WTO had ruled against the EU.[287][288][289]

Monsanto is a member of EuropaBio, the leading biotechnology trade group in Europe. One of EuropaBio's initiatives is "Transforming Europe’s position on GM food", and it has stated that there is "an urgent need to reshape the terms of the debate about GM in Europe."[290][291] In an effort to transform European policy relating to the production and distribution of genetically modified foods within the EU, EuropaBio proposed the recruitment of high profile "ambassadors" that might affect opinion on GM policy by lobbying European leaders directly. The organisation also aimed to introduce the ambassadors to high-level European bureaucrats and MEPs with the goal of making a stronger case for GM within the EU.


and then you have BASF, Bayer, Dupont, Dow Chemical Company and Sygenta to content with. Monsanto just happens to be the biggest dog in the yard. When it comes to controlling food production worldwide... at the moment.
05-25-2013, 01:37 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh yes, there's plenty of shït going on in the EU even without Monsanto. vic.gif



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