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Mexico Says "HELL NO" to Monsanto.

  1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago

    The Mexican government denied Monsanto’s request to expand its pilot project in northern Mexico.  The request was rejected because the government says additional tests and studies need to be carried out to determine the effect of genetically modified corn on native corn species.

    Mexico has totally one upped the USA!!!  A 2010 study showed that Mexican Americans live five years on average LONGER than other ethnic groups in America.

    Surely there are lots of factors involved - but eating healthy food not engineered to kill and make infertile is surely one of them.

    Kudos to Mexico for having sound information, and a government more concerned (yet less able) for the public's foods than Obama's admin, and the Monsanto Lawyer running the FDA!

    http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/01/27/me … -monsanto/


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      DoItForHerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      For our supposed role model status, the U.S. does many things only third world countries do: we use Monsanto sterilized seeds, we use BHT, we refuse to use the metric system, we support Fox News, we kill democratically elected leaders and put in military led dictators that favor corporate business, we rig elections by any means possible, we kill innocent citizens that we know to be wrongly convicted, we start wars to control oil prices and various related industries, etc.

      Man, Mexico is sounding better all the time.

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yup.

        I think I'd give Canada a go.  I can already speak the language, and could learn French faster than Spanglish due to having once known a lot of French.

        Dunno what I'd do for money....but whatever, one can usually find some kind of way if they try hard enough.

        Hell, I'll just try to not eat corn!

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          DoItForHerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          In Canada there are far fewer toxins or carcinogens allowed in their food; they prefer health for many over wealth for few.


          The 'AC' part of HVAC might be a downfall, but you could probably adapt and learn how to fix wood stoves!

          I'm sure there are also lots of things to whack with a machete. (I think I'm mixing up topics. lol)

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


            WOOD STOVE REPAIRMAN AT YOUR SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            LOL!  I just want to be one of those folks that makes a living by talking about stuff online well enough to make some sales!

            Wish me luck!  If I can get that ball rolling....I just might expatriate to Canada!

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        R. J. Lefebvreposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Wesman,
        Thats a big 10-4 (same as YES!).  Monsantos only interest is MONEY!!!
        Ronnie

    2. Repairguy47 profile image60
      Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just curious, what is the life expectancy of Mexicans living in Mexico compared to Americans living in America?

      What is the quality of life for Mexicans in Mexico compared to Americans living in America?

      Why would you tell us that Mexican Americans live five years longer in America than Americans and give us a story about Mexico saying no to what ever the hell it is you're talking about?

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Why don't you go and get your own research to find out what you want to know.

        I'm here to discuss positive things, and there's nothing more positive that I could possibly be doing right now that spreading awareness about the most corrupt, unethical, and hated corporation in the world.

        I don't recall inviting you to this post personally, so what is YOUR point.

        Do you have a point?

        1. Repairguy47 profile image60
          Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, I do, did I miss the part where an invitation is needed to comment on a thread? Zooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            So you still have no point to make?  What, are you bored?  Just being a troll?



            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMEe7JqBgvg

            1. Repairguy47 profile image60
              Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Looking for a reaction? Do you have the answer to my questions? No? Mexicans live longer in the U.S.? Imagine that....

              1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
                Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I'm not here to answer your unrelated to the subject question.

                When you start paying me for answers, then I'll hop to it, in the meantime I'm thinking that you've got internet, and should answer your own unrelated to the subject questions.






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                1. Repairguy47 profile image60
                  Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Cute, you're not answering because your stats on Mexican Americans have nothing to do with your post. Mexico shuns Mansanto...Woo hoo! Mexicans in Mexico will not outlive the average American.

                  1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
                    Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    No, you've yet to provide any data about that.  I've no reason and you've nothing at all to suggest that Mexicans in Mexico live any shorter lives than Mexicans in America.

                    You know this.  Stop being a troll.

                    But I'm interested, how much does Monsanto pay you to be a forum troll?

                2. Hollie Thomas profile image60
                  Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  +111111111111111

                  1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
                    Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Thanks Hollie!!!

                    I've got to learn to ....maintain my ...um, I mean not go ballistic when that one shill persons makes appearances.

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                R. J. Lefebvreposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                repairguy47,
                You have been programed in a dark alley, open your eyes to what is going on, on mainstreet; you would rather not know, correct?
                Ronnie

                1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
                  Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Sir, just wait for the other forum stalkers that so obviously work for Monsanto show up!!!

                  Oh man, there's some trippy dippy folks out there. 

                  There's nothing positive to be said anywhere that I know of for Monsanto or any GMO product.  So they got in with Bill Gates, and gifted a charitable slow murder and diseases to hungry Africans....as if we didn't have real food we could have fed them.

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, going by life expectancy stats show that the average US citizen will only outlive the average Mexican by 1 or 2 years.

        1. Repairguy47 profile image60
          Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Key being outlive. roll Thanks for playing.

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
            Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            But we Canadians will outlive you Americans by 2 or 3 years smile

            1. Repairguy47 profile image60
              Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              yeah, but you will do it in Canada!tongue

              1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
                Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Thankfully

                1. Repairguy47 profile image60
                  Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Touche. I mean that in the French Canadian way.

          2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            And any sane person realizes that there are TONS of variables and factors involved in that.

            It's one of those things that some people don't seem to understand...objectivity and science.
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            Fluffy gets it, why doesn't repairguy?

            1. Repairguy47 profile image60
              Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Because repairguy thinks for himself and fluffy just wags his tail when his master scratches his head.

              1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
                Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                That I do not doubt.

                Mexico, and Mexicans that don't eat Monsanto are surely happier, healthier, and smarter.



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              2. Hollie Thomas profile image60
                Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Yeah, right. lol

    3. ElderYoungMan profile image80
      ElderYoungManposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds lime governor venture was on to something after all.  Viva la Mexico!  They are also very tough on sweetners the allow for soft drinks.  Might need to look into getting some land down there.

  2. aguasilver profile image88
    aguasilverposted 4 years ago

    I suggest that each Monsanto shareholder receives by post a package of Agent Orange in direct proportion to their shareholding.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      ...and fifteen minutes in which they must drink it or die by "lead poisoning."

      1. couturepopcafe profile image61
        couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hell, just let them walk barefoot through a newly sprayed field. That'll bring out the rashes and blisters the same way it does on Mexican kids who need to walk through Monsanto fields to sell their family's naturally grown produce. Their ducks are dying because of the runoff into ponds. This is their livlihood.

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Right!!!

          I often wonder if they serve GMO stuffs in the Monsanto cafeterias at the plants.

          I guarantee that the board of execs ain't eating that stuff.

          1. couturepopcafe profile image61
            couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I think they are. They're too ignorant to realize what their doing. Very few, if any, corporations are going to spring for all organic food for their people, whether board or peon. It effects their bottom line. I think the FDA is the biggest monster here because they approve this stuff along with all the other medications, a good percentage of which is recalled or has some later warning attached to it.

            "Take alsapriobioptomethydiazapine and you'll get rid of your backache. Warning: may cause kidney failure, heart palpitations, dark stool, abdominal cramping, blurred vision, headaches, and numbness in hands and feet. Do not take if you have high blood pressure, are pregnant, or under the age of 15."

            But it'll get rid of your backache. 6 months later:
            "If you or someone you know has taken alsapriobioptomethydiazapine and has experienced severe paralysis, seizure or died suddenly, call the law offices of Goody and Twoshoes. We can get you a large settlement."

            1. couturepopcafe profile image61
              couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              The unholy trinity at work: Politics/Media/Legal

            2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
              Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              LOL!

              That's certainly all true.  There are safe treatments for things in Europe that aren't approved here, and only $$$$$$ could explain it.  There's stuff approved all over the place here that Europeans wouldn't touch with a ten foot poll.

              Obama lost me as a supporter the minute he assigned Michael Taylor as head of the FDA.

              1. aguasilver profile image88
                aguasilverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                ...and down here in 'backward' Asia, we have stuff on sale to cure folk that would have BigPharma sweating their balance sheets if they thought it could be sold in the 'developed' world.

                Profit is a powerful motivation to let people die, especially when they die slowly and pay you daily to keep them in morbidity.

                Chinese doctors get paid by their patients every month whilst the patient is well, but do not get paid when the patient is sick... powerful incentive to keep your clients healthy!

                In the west, it's the other way around, you pay to be kept sick.

                1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
                  Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  ...and who lives longer lives???  Asians!

                  1. aguasilver profile image88
                    aguasilverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Not necessarily, they also work harder and do things that kill them, like riding mopeds at Kamikaze speeds, which brings the age down slightly, but they DO have a lower cancer rate, about 140/1000 I think compared to the USA's 208/1000 (if my memory serves me correctly).

                    And we are a disaster area for Monsatano, small farmers with organic crops as standard,(why buy fertiliser?) stacks of free rainwater and 365 day a year sunshine!

  3. ammccree profile image60
    ammccreeposted 4 years ago

    Monsanto is EEEVVVVIIILLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't even go to Wholefoods and spend a billion dollars on a loaf bread to guarantee Monsanto hasn't put its monster seeds in it. They have the FDA in their pocket so deep I wouldn't be surprised to find out They are the FDA.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well besides the eugenicist named Hamberg on the board of commissioners, there is the Monsanto lawyer that Obama put at the head of the FDA....

      I think the important thing is to avoid corn, and that includes things sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, and one shouldn't drink Donald Rumsfeld's aspartame sweetener either.



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      1. lovemychris profile image79
        lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        "Since joining the Obama Administration, Taylor has been working extraordinarily hard to transform the FDA from a reactive agency that chases down foodborne‐illness outbreaks after people fall ill, to a proactive public‐health‐based agency focused on preventing foods from becoming contaminated in the first place."

        http://www.marlerblog.com/lawyer-oped/a … el-taylor/

        "Mike Taylor, along with President Obama, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Under Secretary for Food Safety Elisabeth Hagen, and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, have made great progress on food safety in a rather short period of time. They deserve the chance to keep on doing it, despite the conspiracy mongering to which Mr. Taylor is now being subjected."

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          That's typical of all the wonderful bovine scatology that you always see associated with  Monsanto from it's propaganda wing.

          Hamburg is a straight up eugenicist - she's the Jewish Adolf Hitler.

          1. lovemychris profile image79
            lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Sincerely,

            Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D., Executive Director Center for Science in the Public Interest

            Shaun Kennedy, Director, National Center for Food Protection and Defense Director, Partnerships and Programs, College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine University of Minnesota

            William D. Marler, Esq. Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm

            J. Glenn Morris, M.D., Director, Emerging Pathogens Institute University of Florida

            Michael Rodemeyer, Lecturer, Department of Science, Technology and Society University of Virginia, Former Executive Director, Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology

            Donald W. Schaffner, Ph.D., Extension Specialist in Food Science and Professor Director of the Center for Advanced Food Technology Rutgers University

            Deirdre Schlunegger Chief Executive Officer STOP Foodborne Illness

            Carol L. Tucker‐Foreman, Distinguished Fellow, The Food Policy Institute Consumer Federation of America, Former Assistant Secretary of Agriculture


            Bill Marler is an accomplished personal injury and products liability attorney. He began litigating foodborne illness cases in 1993.

            1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
              Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Attorney - it's the Barr Association and Corporate interests vs human rights, and the health of everyone on the planet.





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  4. maxoxam41 profile image79
    maxoxam41posted 4 years ago

    Europe, India and now Mexico are fighting the introduction of Monsanto genetically modified seeds! It is the beginning of a revolt against Monsanto's policy to dominate the world granaries, to experiment on us their guinea pigs!

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That ship has sailed. We're in it now. Buy only organic. Don't even buy meat that's been feed fed. Only grass fed. Read labels like a hawk. If there's any kind of corn or soy derivative, you can bet it's tainted. Consumers are blind because they choose to be. This is the information age and we're responsible for our own fate. If enough people stop buying the crap, they'll eventually take it off the shelves.

      The big problem, as I see it, is we can't trust anyone. If they start pulling product from the shelves, they'll bring it back in a more clandestine way and we'll need to keep digging deeper and deeper to uncover the deceit.

      Eat whole food. Know where your food is coming from. Eat less.

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You mean you wouldn't sacrifice your health for the new world order????


      tsk tsk!!!

      LOL!


      Bill Gates is providing "charity" to Africa. Why aren't African Americans up in arms about feeding poison to Africans under the guise of charity?

      Holy smoke that town in Alabama where Monsanto dumped pcb's into the ditch was mostly black, and those people are dying left and right.




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      1. couturepopcafe profile image61
        couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Love canal, redux. The difference is they know better now and are still getting away with it.

        There's no excuse for any of this and that's what scares the hell out of me. They have so much power. I'm ready for Red Dawn of the 21st c.

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Well we might well get to see that, or we might get vaporized instead, or we might get rounded up for the civilian inmate labour program! 



          http://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/pdf/R210_35.PDF

  5. Debby Bruck profile image87
    Debby Bruckposted 4 years ago

    Hey Wes - I love your new profile image. You're dressed!
    And, of course, I do so agree with all of your political forums posts in regard to health and the environment.

    So TWO POINTS for Mexico and the other forward thinking governments that won't let Monsanto trample on their soil and destroy it for all living organisms and the future of this planet.

    Thanks so much for keeping up these conversations.

    Many blessings to you
    Debby

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Debby.  I've got my own squad of forum trolls assigned to me!!!

      It's sort of fun.  I don't intend to stop doing it...It's not productive so far as income....but every once in a while I get a good idea of something to say from these forums.

  6. Sally's Trove profile image97
    Sally's Troveposted 4 years ago

    To respond to and support your original post, Wesman Todd Shaw, Mexico, India, Romania and more countries are saying no to GM foods in general and specifically to Monsanto. What's wrong with the US is consumer blindness to the issue. US sales marketers are doing everything they can to sweep the ill effects of GM foods under the carpet, they've got plenty of corporate money to do that with, and they're doing a great job, blinding consumers all the way.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think that there were Monsanto or otherwise GMO fields in Romania...and I don't know what happened so far as who owned what, but they burned the fields to ash...which was certainly a fine thing to do.

      I'd personally like to see some patriots in this country set fire to Monsanto Corn fields.  It would be a righteous thing for someone to do.

      1. couturepopcafe profile image61
        couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        OMG, I'd love to see that! The perfect revolution to the  New World Order. Yip Yip Yipee Kayeah!

  7. RachaelLefler profile image94
    RachaelLeflerposted 4 years ago

    What's so wrong about having genetically altered corn? Haven't we been selectively breeding corn for millions of years to make it more edible and pest resistent? Isn't this biotechnology the same thing but with faster results?

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No, it's not.  What's most terrible of all is "roundup ready" - as roundup is poisoning future generations to come as we speak.





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    2. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Rachael, one aspect of GM food that has not been mentioned here is that they put a marker in their seed. If you just happen to despise Monsanto and refuse to use any of their seed but your neighbour uses their product quite happily and some of your seed is then fertilised by your neighbours GM plants then your seed will carry the Monsanto marker and you will be liable to them!

      And believe me, they will take your money, lots of it!

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely correct.

        How they get away with that garbage is beyond me.  Amoral America - where money is always nothing but power, power used to prey on people who've got less money.

  8. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    Ummm, maybe he was litigating in favor of those contacting foodborne illness?

 
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