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Millions against Monsanto's Frankenscience - the danger of genetic engineering and genetically engineered crops
Why Monsanto is a threat to life on Earth
The Monsanto company many people believe, is one of the most dangerous and evil global businesses because it is responsible for poisoning people, wildlife, farm animals and the environment at large - in other words Monsanto are a deadly threat to life on Earth.
Not surprisingly, a massive protest organisation has been formed known simply as Millions against Monsanto and their website has loads of detailed information about why people are rising up against the company.
Monsanto are a global bio-engineering company that tampers with and alters the very building blocks of life. Monsanto are a main creator of genetically-engineered crops, crops that have genetic material that Mother Nature would never have combined together because it is often from totally different life forms.
This is why this madness is known as "Frankenscience," and foods containing genetically-modified ingredients (GMO), such as modified maize or soya, is known as "Frankenfood." It is becoming far too common and the consumer was not given an option. We were not asked do we want GM ingredients in our food but we got them anyway. Big companies like Heinz, for example started using genetically-modified ingredients
Agent Orange and Frankenfoods
Monsanto Indian Farmer Suicide
There are many problems with these GE crops. There are those that are "Roundup ready," meaning they contain a gene that makes the plants resistant to the Roundup ( glyphosate) herbicide. Unfortunately many weeds are becoming resistant to the weedkiller too and are known as "superweeds," so it has failed to combat them and greater quantities of the toxic substance are being used.
Despite Monsanto's assurances that it is safe for wildlife, many studies have shown it is anything but and it is one reason many amphibians are becoming endangered or extinct. It has been shown too that in America where pollen of genetically-modified crops has blown onto nearby Milkweed that Monarch butterfly caterpillars eating this die.
The use of Roundup also kills so many plants that are the food of countless insect species that in turn are the food of birds and other animals. In the UK Roundup is often sprayed on Nettles to kill them but they are the only foodplant of the Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral and Peacock butterflies.
Monsanto have also engineered crops to have a "suicide" or "terminator gene," which means that they cannot produce seed for future generations. This means that farmers are compelled to buy more new seed from Monsanto. The old traditional way of harvesting seed from your crops has been destroyed by Monsanto.
In India, not only did these new crops fail but the farmers were too poor to afford the Monsanto prices and thousands have been driven to commit suicide.These farmers were conned and lied to. This is an example of where Monsanto are directly responsible for causing the deaths of people.
Conservationists and botanists are worried about the possibility of these artifically created pollens crossing with wild species and weakening or destroying plant types. I share their worry!
Monsanto also brought us the poisonous artificial sweetener originally marketed as Nutrasweet but now more commonly known as aspartame. This stuff is responsible for all manner of serious illness and death in some cases and yet is added to an increasing number of food and drink products, despite a public outcry.
In the past, Monsanto created Agent Orange, a herbicide used in the Vietman war which had a terrible after-effect on many of the soldiers that were exposed to it because it contains dioxin, one of the most dangerous poisons known, which can cause everything from severe birth defects, to cancer, to neurological disorders, to death. Monsanto has been successful in blocking any motion towards compensating Vietnam veterans and civilians as well who were exposed to the company's Agent Orange.
They have also been responsible for making rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone), which was marketed as POSILAC and which has been shown to make cows it is given to suffer many illnesses including mastitis, foot problems and reproductive disorders.
At present, there is the very worrying HR 875 bill that is said could bring an end to organic farming in America if it is passed. Monsanto are behind it and the company want total control of the world's food production and agriculture. They want natural plants replaced with their patented genetically-engineered ones. HR 875 is also called the Food Safety Modernization Act was put forward by Democrat Rosa DeLauro in February, and not surprisingly her husband, Stanley Greenburg, works for Monsanto.
Meanwhile the same company are one of the partners in the Svalbard Seed Vault in Norway, or "Doomsday Seed Vault", as it is also known. Monsanto, Bill Gates, the Rockefeller family, Syngenta Foundation and others are safely preserving seeds of as many species as possible.
If you consider that Monsanto are at the same time doing their utmost to take over ownership of all food crop plants and replace the natural ones with their genetically-modified varieties, then alarm bells are bound to ring. Could it be that the elite of the world are planning to kill off as many of us as they can and use food shortage and poisoned foods and water as part of their weapons against humanity, whilst at the same time making sure they have healthy and natural seeds to plant out after they have succeeded in their New World Order plan?
I personally cannot think of anything "good" that the Monsanto company have done and that is why I joined the Millions Against Monsanto campaign years ago. Many years back, being more naïve then, I actually bothered to write to the firm voicing my fears about aspartame but they never replied, just like other big companies that say they welcome hearing from the public they don't really - just like politicians they lie!
Fox News Kills Monsanto Milk Story
Against Monsanto links
- Aspartame & Aspartame Poisoning Information Site
Aspartame - everything consumers didn't know to ask. DORway provides the WHOLE truth about aspartame and aspartame poisoning - not simply what the 'officials' want to tell you.
- Roundup(reg) highly lethal to amphibians, finds University of Pittsburgh researcher
The herbicide Roundup(reg) is widely used to eradicate weeds. But a study published today by a University of Pittsburgh researcher finds that the chemical may be eradicating much more than that.
- Imagine a World Without Monarch Butterflies
- Millions Against Monsanto Corporation and Genetically Altered Food - The Petition Site
- Millions Against Monsanto (Sustainable Food - Change.org)
Multi-Billion $$ Monsanto Sues More Small Family Farmers Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Saskatchewan Canada, whose Canola fields were contaminated with Monsanto's genetically engineered Round-Up Ready Canola by pollen from a nearby farm. Monsanto s
© 2009 Steve Andrews