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Monsanto gives up on Europe
06-04-2013, 01:37 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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The American ‘Frankenstein Food’ giant Monsanto is giving up on a multi-million pound drive to force GM crops on to dinner tables in Britain and Europe.

The company said the decision has been driven by the fact that the vast majority of farmers and consumers have no interest in growing or eating the crops.

Monsanto spokesman, Brandon Mitchner, said: ‘We are no longer working on lobbying for more cultivation in Europe.

‘Currently we do not plan to apply for the approval of new genetically modified crops. The reason is, among other things, low demand of the farmers.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...urope.html

This is good news. If true. beercheer.gif
06-04-2013, 01:52 AM #2
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
 
yay.gif beercheer.gif That GM label guarantees your crops won't sell. Who'd want it? Bad news is they'll concentrate all that 'lobbying' (aka bribing politicians) on vulnerable countries.
06-04-2013, 01:53 AM #3
Omni Member
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Have to admit though... the two cobs of gmo do look better. Odd how insects don't seem to want them chuckle.gif
06-04-2013, 01:58 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,254 Threads:1,555 Joined:Feb 2011
They probably chose crappy looking cobs for the photo op to make the GM stuff seem superior.
06-04-2013, 02:06 AM #5
Omni Member
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Well, I've grown corn and rarely had one look all perfect like that, but I know what you're saying...
06-04-2013, 02:26 AM #6
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,254 Threads:1,555 Joined:Feb 2011
I'll take homegrown over Monsanto any day. thumbsup.gif
06-04-2013, 10:16 PM #7
yankees skier
Posts:5,055 Threads:215 Joined:Feb 2011
Good news for Europe. hi5.gif

Biere.
06-04-2013, 10:26 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,412 Threads:1,480 Joined:Feb 2011
yup.gif cheers.gif Rest assured it will come back again, just like CISPA does every 6 months after congress thinks people forgot about it. chuckle.gif

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06-04-2013, 10:52 PM #9
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,647 Threads:79 Joined:Feb 2011
Really good news.

But they know something they think we don't.

Watch out for breaking news stories of "accidental"
contamination. Will turn out to be a much more
massive phenomenon than expected...

I hope I'm wrong.

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