Showing posts with label Monsanto. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monsanto. Show all posts

Saturday, December 21, 2013

China Rejects Over 1 Million Pounds Of U.S. GM Corn As Unsafe

China Rejects Over 1 Million Pounds Of U.S. GM Corn As Unsafe
By Paul A. Lauto, Esq.
Posted Friday, December 20, 2013 at 03:39pm EST
Keywords: China, corn, Exports, GM Food, GMO Label Law
by Long Island Attorney Paul A. Lauto, Esq.

Over 60 countries around the world either prohibit, restrict  or require genetically modified (GM) food to be labelled, excluding the United States.  In fact, one thing the U.S. government and the government of China have in common, is that they are both in favor of GM food.  To date China has even approved 15 different varieties of GM corn and is the world’s number 3 importer of corn.

Notwithstanding, even China was compelled to reject the import of 545,000 tonnes of U.S. GM corn, as it contained an unapproved GM strain MIR162.  The unapproved strain was detected in 12 batches of corn at 6 different inspection stations.  China’s Product Safety Agency (PSA) stated that the MIR162 GM strain is still being reviewed and as such has not been certified as safe for consumption.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Senate to Kill Monsanto Protection Act Amid Outrage

Victory: Senate to Kill Monsanto Protection Act Amid Outrage
Anthony Gucciardi by Anthony Gucciardi
September 25th, 2013
Updated 09/25/2013 at 2:59 am

In a major victory brought upon by serious activism and public outrage, new legislation changes will shut down the Monsanto Protection Act rider that granted Monsanto protection from legal action and was set to renew on September 30th.

monsanto protection act stopped 263x164 Victory: Senate to Kill Monsanto Protection Act Amid OutrageThis unprecedented move shows the true power of the anti-GMO, anti-Monsanto movement, and how elected officials are now being forced to side with the concerned population over the money-spewing Monsanto. After all, it was Monsanto who purchased its way into the initial Senate spending bill legislation via a rider dubbed the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’  through Senator Roy Blunt.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Illinois illegally seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup; Kills remaining Queens

Illinois illegally seizes Bees Resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup; Kills remaining Queens

By Global Research News
Global Research, May 24, 2013

The Illinois Ag Dept.  illegally seized privately owned bees from renowned naturalist, Terrence Ingram, without providing him with a search warrant and before the court hearing on the matter, reports Prairie Advocate News.

Behind the obvious violations of his Constitutional rights is Monsanto. Ingram was researching Roundup’s effects on bees, which he’s raised for 58 years.  “They ruined 15 years of my research,” he told Prairie Advocate, by stealing most of his stock.

A certified letter from the Ag Dept.’s Apiary Inspection Supervisor, Steven D. Chard, stated:

“During a routine inspection of your honeybee colonies by … Inspectors Susan Kivikko and Eleanor Balson on October 23, 2011, the bacterial disease ‘American Foulbrood’ was detected in a number of colonies located behind your house…. Presence of the disease in some of your colonies was confirmed via test results from the USDA Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland that analyzed samples collected from your apiary….”

Ingram can prove his bees did not have foulbrood, and planned to do so at a hearing set in April, but the state seized his bees at the end of March. They have not returned them and no one at the Ag Dept. seems to know where his bees are.

The bees could have been destroyed, or they could have been turned over to Monsanto to ascertain why some of his bees are resistant to Roundup. Without the bees as evidence, Ingram simply cannot defend against the phony charges of foulbrood.

Worse, all his queens died after Kivikko and Balson “inspected” his property, outside of his presence and without a warrant.

Of note, Illinois beekeepers are going underground after Ingram’s experience and refuse to register their hives, in case the state tries to steal their private property on phony claims.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto's Genetically Modified Maize (Corn)

Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto's Genetically Modified Maize (Corn)

Following the anti-Monsanto activism launched by nations like France and Hungary, Poland has announced that it will launch a complete ban on growing  Monsanto’s  genetically modified strain MON810. The announcement, made by Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki, sets yet another international standard against Monsanto’s genetically modified creations. In addition to being linked to a plethora health ailments, Sawicki says that the pollen originating from this GM strain may actually be devastating the already dwindling bee population.

“The decree is in the works. It introduces a complete ban on the MON810 strain of maize in Poland,” Sawicki stated to the press.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tumors As Big As Ping-Pong Balls Developed On Rats Fed With GMO Corn From American Giant Monsanto

Tumors as big as ping-pong balls developed on rats fed with GM
maize American giant Monsanto.  Picture: AFP PHOTO / CRIIGEN

Translated from French at this Swiss Website:

A French Study Causes Shock and Stimulates Controversy Over GMOs
Updated at 7:03 p.m. 10 Comments

In the greatest secrecy, researchers at the University of Caen followed for two years a group of rats fed  corn from GMO giant Monsanto. Huge tumors occurred in guinea pigs.

"For the first time ever, a GMO and pesticide were evaluated for their impact on health and longer completely by governments and industry. But the results are alarming, "said Gilles-Eric Seralini, professor at the University of Caen, pilot study.

His team followed two years a group of control rats and rats 200 they divided into three main groups. The first was fed with GM maize NK603 alone, the second with the GMO corn treated with Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world, and the third with non-GM maize treated with the herbicide.

Maize was introduced in a balanced diet in proportions representative of the American diet.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monsanto Influence in the FDA, USDA and EPA

Click on the graphic for the details of  the people who frequent the revolving door between Monsanto and