Category Archives: biotech. GMOs

5 Reasons to Never Eat at McDonald’s

5 Reasons to Never Let Your Kids Eat McDonald’s

Hold on to your hats, parents: A court-appointed psychologist recently called a Manhattan father an ‘unfit parent’ because he denied his son’s request to eat at McDonald’s. Yes, you’re reading that right.

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MONSANTO: Desperate Resistance Scores in Mexico

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Mexican Judge Departs From Script, Turns Monsanto’s Mexican Dream Into Legal Nightmare

The U.S. agribusiness giant Monsanto is long accustomed to getting its own way. Through a combination of back-channel lobbying, opaque political funding and revolving-door politics, the multinational agrochemical and biotechnology corporation has subverted, corrupted and infiltrated the elected governments of countries around the world, from the smallest and poorest to the biggest and richest.

However, if recent events in Europe and Latin America are any indication, the tide may well be subtly turning against the interests of Monsanto and its fellow GMO oligopolies and in the favor of independent food growers and consumers.

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Another Silent Spring?..George Monbiot on Ecocide Chemicals

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Neonicotinoids appear to have devastating effects
across the natural world: we need a global moratorium.

By George Monbiot… reblogged with thanks!

Beekeepers protest in Parliament Square to urge Britain's govern

Here’s our choice. We wait and see whether a class of powerful pesticides, made by Bayer and Syngenta, is indeed pushing entire ecosystems to oblivion, or we suspend their use while proper trials are conducted. The natural world versus two chemical companies: how hard can this be? Continue reading Another Silent Spring?..George Monbiot on Ecocide Chemicals

World Wide Marches Against Monsanto

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‘March Against Monsanto’ planned for over 50 countries. On May 24, millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries,with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states.  A comprehensive list of marches.

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Monsanto’s toxic Roundup BANNED in 1st country

Glyphosate blamed for kidney failure.. banned in Sri Lanka

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By Don Asoka Wijewardena

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has banned the import of all weedicides containing ‘Glyphosate’ with immediate effect as the chemical cocktail commonly  known as roundup has been found to be the main cause of chronic kidney disease.monsanto-in-argentina

Senior Lecturer of the Rajarata University Medical Faculty Dr. Channa Jayasumana told The Island, quoting Special Projects Minister S. M. Chandrasena that President Rajapaksa ordered the ban. Continue reading Monsanto’s toxic Roundup BANNED in 1st country

Mother fined for not giving kids GMO Ritz chemical cocktail

Ritz Crackers  ingredients:  ”soybean oil, sugar (Roundup Ready sugar beets), cottonseed oil (Bt Toxin cotton), high fructose corn syrup (Roundup Ready and/or Bt Toxin corn), and soy lecithin (Roundup Ready and/or Bt Toxin soybeans).”tumblr_mwvu5jXvuy1r7yhvfo1_500

Mom Fined for Not Including GMO Ritz Crackers in Kids’ Lunches

Imagine – fining a Mom for packing a lunch with leftovers from a meal that was actually cooked from scratch do people actually do that anymore? Continue reading Mother fined for not giving kids GMO Ritz chemical cocktail

Monsanto, los transgénicos en España y la compra de políticos..Wikileaks

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  Según reveló Wikileaks la empresa Monsanto y el gobierno de EEUU ‘compraron’ secretamente el permiso de políticos españoles para introducir su  OMG Maíz, que depende de su producto cancerígeno Roundup Ready. Luego presuraron la EU con el lema Si España cae, el resto de Europa va a seguir. “ 

Nota sobre peligros del maiz transgénico

El maiz transgénico en España es de las variedades BT que matan el European Bore Beetle y mejoran algo la cosecha. ( Son de Monsanto, Sygenta y Bayer). Sin embargo son más caros y muchas veces hay que usar insecticida  también, y cada vez más debido a la creciente resistencia de los bichos. Además falta la herbicida, o la tradicional, muy tóxico o la herbicida Roundup (glifosato y el glufosinato de amonio ) según la variedad. 

Hay peligros de efectos imposibles de saber o rectificar a largo termino. Además campos de maiz normal y orgánico quedan contaminados por polinización a mucha distancia, y varios formas de vida beneficiosos quedan eliminados, especialmente mariposas y la fauna aquática. Según los nuevos hallazgos, Roundup, del que se rocían decenas de miles de toneladas al año en todo el mundo, sigue siendo tóxico para el ADN humano incluso si se diluye a un simple 0,02 por ciento , es decir un 99,8 más de lo que se hace cuando se utiliza normalmente para su uso en los cultivos transgénicos.

Sigue la presión politica y comercial para extender el ‘experimento de España’ a otros paises de la UE, argumentando que el uso de plantas genéticamente modificado puede ser algo menos peligroso porque a veces disminuye el cóctel de herbicidas, insecticidas y nitratos que ya está destruyendo la tierra cultivable.20121202_152520

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