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i'm just going to POST THIS AS LOUD AS I CAN and crush all arguments-MONSANTO=root of all evil. [View all]

Last edited Sun Jan 13, 2013, 04:54 PM - Edit history (5)

i am a real farmer, over 200 acres, i know what i'm talking about.

for starters-
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There was quite a stir amongst beekeepers and anti-gmo activists this past October 2011 when chemical and seed giant Monsanto purchased Beeologics , a small company best known for its “groundbreaking research” vis a vis the application of RNAi technology on honeybees, a mechanism meant to block gene expression.
http://truth-out.org/article/item/6661:the-buzz-behind-the-monsantobeeolgics-acquisition

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As you may not know, the EPA does not do its own research. Chemical companies hire their own people or conduct tests in their own labs. They design the tests. They conduct the tests. They pay for the tests. It's called the Fox Guarding the Henhouse. Incidentally, Bayer made $48,267,733,920 this past year. Yah, that's in billions!

Of course, Bayer found the compound safe for bees. The EPA accepted their research, but Tom Theobald saw something very suspicious. Bayer conducted the study in Canada on a two and a half acre plot. Hello? Bees travel up to five miles to forage.

"To think this would give us any kind of valid science is ridiculous," exclaimed Theobald.

He isn't the only who calls the industry tests "bad science."
http://truth-out.org/speakout/item/12586-bee-n-to-ban-systemic-pesticides-plans-to-sue-epa

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It's not a subject discussed much in media and not a place where Big Agriculture wants to go. So what do the swells at places like Monsanto do? The same as the nuclear industry, the telecom industry and the people who want to privatize education. They dropped a big check on the California NAACP, and sure enough that august body took a stand against California's Proposition 37.
http://truth-out.org/speakout/item/12620-california-naacp-sells-out-to-big-agriculture-on-genetically-modified-foods

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Jeffrey Smith is a leading national expert on the dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and their impact on agriculture and our health. He heads The Institute for Responsible Technology and wrote the seminal Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating.
http://truth-out.org/news/item/12715-monsanto-and-genetically-engineered-food-playing-roulette-with-our-health

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Their misleading ad campaign falsely implied that the World Health Organization had endorsed GMO foods as safe, and that the Food and Drug Administration opposed the ballot initiative. Of course, the mainstream media didn't object.

It worked. After weeks of statewide ad runs, the poll numbers flipped, and Prop 37 was defeated.
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/12741-how-monsanto-flipped-the-vote

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http://www.paraquat.ch/data/EvB_Paraquat_Dossier_en.pdf

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http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-gmo-seeds-farmer-suicides-every-30-minutes/
In what has been called the single largest wave of recorded suicides in human history, Indian farmers are now killing themselves in record numbers. It has been extensively reported, even in mainstream news, but nothing has been done about the issue. The cause? Monsanto’s cost-inflated and ineffective seeds have been driving farmers to suicide, and is considered to be one of the largest — if not the largest — cause of the quarter of a million farmer suicides over the past 16 years.

According to the most recent figures (provided by the New York University School of Law), 17,638 Indian farmers committed suicide in 2009 — about one death every 30 minutes. In 2008, the Daily Mail labeled the continual and disturbing suicide spree as ‘The GM (genetically modified) Genocide’

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http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1122020/monsanto_bayer_and_dow_face_trial_for_systematic_human_rights_abuses.html
The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT), an international opinion tribunal created in 1979, will hear expert testimony from scientists, medical doctors and lawyers to prove the charges. Victims who have been injured by these products - from farmers, farmworkers, mothers and consumers from around the world - will also testify to the causes and nature of their injuries.

The cases will be heard over a four-day trial in Bangalore, India beginning December 3. While the Tribunal has no legal weight, and cannot force sanctions on companies, it aims to expose and raise awareness of large-scale human rights violations.

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