Sunday, June 2, 2013

Monsanto Roundup. Top 10 Facts, Seeds Of Death and More

Last week we posted a couple of clips from Chicago's March Against Monsanto. It was part of a global march that drew millions of people.But why were people marching, what is so bad about Monsanto? Two key questions that I didn't answer. So this morning I've decided to do a little update and give you some of the reasons why there is rising anger.

The two things that caught my attention over the past couple of months is the congresses failure to pass a simple bill that would force food manufacturers to label products that contain GMO's and their passage of some thing called the Monsanto Protection act.

Senate rejects GMO labeling bill as thousands plan March Against Monsanto

From By May Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

"WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods, just days before thousands plan to march against one of the country's leading GMO producers.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, said his amendment was an attempt to clarify that states can require the labels, as several legislatures have moved toward putting such laws into place. Both the Vermont House and Connecticut Senate voted this month to make food companies declare genetically modified ingredients on their packages.
The Senate rejected the amendment on a 71-27 vote during debate on a wide-ranging, five-year farm bill that includes generous supports for crops such as corn and soybeans that often are genetically-modified. Senators from farm states that use genetically-modified crops strongly opposed the amendment, saying the issue should be up to the federal government and that labels could raise costs for consumers."

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Monsanto Protection Act 2.0' Would Ban GMO-Labeling Laws At State Level

From the International Business Times by Connor Adams Sheets
"An amendment inserted into the 2013 Farm Bill passed by the House of Representatives' Agriculture Committee Wednesday would revoke the ability of individual states' lawmakers to pass GMO-labeling laws, food advocates warn.
The amendment, introduced by Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican, is the newest salvo in an ongoing battle between food advocates and companies like Monsanto that create and sell genetically modified and genetically engineered seeds, which grow into GMO crops and find their way into an estimated 70 percent of processed foods in American grocery stores."

To finish this story click here.

From the comes this handy list.

Top 10 Facts YOU Should Know About GMOs

  1. Informed Consumers Reject GMOs Worldwide!
    Consumers Rejected Bovine Growth Hormone rBGH in Milk
  2. No GMO Labeling Laws in the USA!
    Lack of Adequate FDA / USDA Safety Testing
  3. Monsanto GMOs Pollute our Developing World
    400,000 Deaths & Disabilities + 500,000 Agent Orange Babies
  4. Genetic Engineering Creates Dangerous Side Effects
    Monsanto's GMO Foods Cause NEW Food Allergies
  5. GMO Foods Are Unhealthy, Dangerous & Deadly
    Animals Refuse to Eat GMOs & Prefer Organic Choices
  6. Increased Herbicide & Pesticide Tolerance
    + New Superbugs & New Superweeds
  7. Yield Drag = GMO Crops Do NOT Increase Yields
    GMOs work against feeding a hungry world!
  8. GMO Foods Put Small Farmers out of Business
    Biotech Lawsuits Against Seed Houses & Small Farmers
    Indian Farmer Suicides After GMO BT Cotton Crop Failures
    Monsanto Sugar, Corn, Soy, Canola, Cotton Monopolies
  9. Monsanto Blocking Government Regulations
    Monsanto's Monster GMO Lobbying Budget
    Monsanto's Monster Political Campaign Contributions
    Public Officials Formerly EMPLOYED by Monsanto
  10. Monsanto Guilty of False Advertising & Scientific FRAUD
    'Tobacco Science' used to Claim Biotech Product Safety
    Independent Research & Reporting Censored

    For the facts behind the facts click here to dig deeper.

And let's pop up some corn (but be careful what kind you use) because we have a movie about Monsanto to finish up our report.

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