• dull b posted an update in the group AvatarAgreeing that the ownership of seeds (life) is immoral and needs termination:   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    This is Lee Camp on Monsanto:

    How Monsanto Gained Power Over All 3 Branches Of Government – MOC #219

  • dull b posted an update in the group AvatarAgreeing that the ownership of seeds (life) is immoral and needs termination:   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2012/10/06/monsanto-fails-attempt-explain-away-tumors-caused-gm-corn/

    06Oct
    Monsanto fails at attempt to explain away tumors caused by GM corn

    The Watchers – Monsanto fails at attempt to explain away tumors caused by GM corn

    Monsanto’s efforts to dismiss new evidence linking its genetically modified (GM) corn to tumors has been thoroughly debunked in a public briefing by the food sustainability nonprofit Earth Open Source.

    “NK603 must be immediately withdrawn from the market and all GMOs must be subjected to long-term testing,” the briefing concludes.

    In a two-year study, a team of French researchers led by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini found that rats fed Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” corn developed significantly more tumors than a control group not fed GM corn. The rats fed a GM diet also developed tumors that appeared earlier and behaved more aggressively, and died sooner than rats in the control group.

    The study found similar effects in rats exposed to Roundup herbicide at levels currently considered safe by most regulators.

    “Roundup Ready” crops have been engineered for resistance to Monsanto’s top-selling herbicide glyphosate, marketed under the trade name Roundup. In the scientific literature, Roundup Ready corn is also known as NK603.
    Monsanto’s faulty defenses

    Responding to the study, Monsanto claimed that the findings were not significant because tumor rates in the rats fed GM corn were “within historical norms for this strain of laboratory rats, which is known for a high incidence of tumors.” In other words, the company has claimed that the rats developed tumors simply because of their genetics, and that the tumor rates seen in the rats fed GM corn were similar to tumor rates in rats not fed GM corn in other studies.

    In response to Monsanto’s “tumor prone rats” argument, the briefing notes that while tumors did in fact occur in both groups of rats, they were both more common and more aggressive in the experimental group – and it is the difference between the two groups that is relevant for scientific study.

    “This is a basic principle of science and it is worrying that attempts are being made by pro-GM lobbyists to override it in the interests of keeping the products of powerful multinational biotechnology companies on the market,” the briefing reads.

    The briefing also debunks Monsanto’s “historical data” argument. First of all, the historical tumor data cited by Monsanto actually comes from a completely different strain of rats (Charles River Labs SD rats) than those used in the study (Harlan SD rats). In fact, the researchers did compare their findings to historical tumor rates in Harlan SD rats, and found that all their results remained statistically significant. For example, the rate of tumors in rats fed GM corn was three times higher than the historical average tumor rates for the same strain of rats.

    The briefing further notes that the very idea of using “historical data” to dismiss statistically significant findings is shoddy science, and the technique is rejected by serious scientists. Any legitimate scientific study includes a control group that is tested at the same time as the experimental group, because this is the best way to actually control as many variables as possible and make sure any differences observed are due to the variable being tested (in this case, consumption of GM corn). Rats in other studies may have been fed different diets, been at different phases of their life cycles, been exposed to other environmental pollutants, had a different genetic background, or been exposed to any number of other potentially relevant factors.

    “The use of historical control data is an unscientific strategy used by industry and some regulators to dismiss statistically significant findings of toxicity in … studies intended to evaluate safety of pesticides, chemicals, and GMOs,” the briefing notes.

    Sources for this article include:
    http://www.gmwatch.org
    http://www.cera-gmc.org
    http://bit.ly/SRJgUs

    NaturalNews
    By David Gutierrez

  • dull b posted an update in the group AvatarAgreeing that the ownership of seeds (life) is immoral and needs termination:   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    Rat reality show: Russian scientists to broadcast GMO experiment

    The Russian scientists, who oppose genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food, expect that their year-long experiment will show whether the controversial cultivation process has effects as dangerous as French revelations claimed on September 19….

    The research is to be launched in March 2013, because the scientists still have to work out their methods, form a team and find funding.

    The current project may cost up to $1 million. Scientists hope to find commercial sponsors, get grants from the government, or even raise some funds through public financing, for example, through the Internet. …

    https://rt.com/news/gmo-experiment-online-rats-240/

  • dull b posted an update:   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    These first two stories should be seen together. The third is (GMO) twilight-zone (science fiction) type development :

    You for Sale: Mapping, and Sharing, the Consumer Genome:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/technology/acxiom-the-quiet-giant-of-consumer-database-marketing.html?pagewanted=all

    Verichip Corp. RFID Microchip – First Official TV Commercial:

    This is why GMO’s corporations need to be stopped. It’s too late to stop the GMO’s, but we can label all GMO products, sue corporations for damages against humanity, and make ownership of all life products illegal:

    Mass Cattle Deaths after eating cyanide likely caused by spontaneous Tifton 85 grass, (GMO ) grass mutation:
    http://www.weareaustin.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_2393.shtml
    http://www.infowars.com/gmo-grass-kills-cows-in-texas-cyanide-gas/

  • dull b posted an update in the group AvatarAgreeing that the ownership of seeds (life) is immoral and needs termination:   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    ”Royalties” on seeds for free forever -outrageous!!! All GMO companies and product need to be nationalized in the interest of public/human safety. This life ownership threat is as great as reactor #4.

    No wonder ”they” don’t want anyone to know where the seeds and GMO crops are;
    Monsanto threatens to sue the entire state of Vermont for labelling GMO product:
    https://rt.com/usa/news/monsanto-sue-gmo-vermont-478/

    https://rt.com/news/monsanto-brazil-seed-soy-908/

    Five million Brazilian farmers are locked in a lawsuit with US-based biotech giant Monsanto, suing for as much as 6.2 billion euros. They say that the genetic-engineering company has been collecting royalties on crops it unfairly claims as its own.

    The farmers claim that Monsanto unfairly collects exorbitant profits every year worldwide on royalties from “renewal” seed harvests. “Renewal” crops are those that have been planted using seed from the previous year’s harvest. While the practice of renewal farming is an ancient one, Monsanto disagrees, demanding royalties from any crop generation produced from its genetically-engineered seed. Because the engineered seed is patented, Monsanto not only charges an initial royalty on the sale of the crop produced, but a continuing 2 per cent royalty on every subsequent crop, even if the farmer is using a later generation of seed.

    ”Monsanto gets paid when it sell the seeds. The law gives producers the right to multiply the seeds they buy and nowhere in the world is there a requirement to pay (again). Producers are in effect paying a private tax on production,” Jane Berwanger, lawyer for the farmers told the Associated Press reports.

    https://rt.com/news/monsanto-brazil-seed-soy-908/

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      adoration · 2 years, 1 month ago

      CITGO®, and a little closer to home

      As immediate candidates for nationalizing, second only to the ”two bigs” on Wall Street (and all other banks except hometown branches on Main Street), see Monsanto and Wal-Mart, and any other corporations that use the Wal-Santo business model template(s) for determining their way of paying or not paying their fair share. See a simplified system of tax collection with an emphasis on fairness, and quadrupling the size of the IRS. También compañeros, ver a Hugo Chávez.

      Thanks and cc: @dull b

  • dull b posted an update in the group AvatarAgreeing that the ownership of seeds (life) is immoral and needs termination:   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm

    http://www.infowars.com/blamed-for-bee-collapse-monsanto-buys-leading-bee-research-firm/

  • dull b posted an update:   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Monsanto made waves last week after RT reported that the corporation announced that it would sue the state of Vermont if legislators there approved a bill that would force companies to label food stuffs that are made from genetically modified crops. Following a warning from Monsanto, the state suspended voting on the measure.
    http://rt.com/usa/news/monsanto-sue-gmo-vermont-478/

    Farmers from Argentina claim that agricultural giant Monsanto, along with Philip Morris and other major American tobacco companies, asked them to use chemicals on their crops that caused “devastating birth defects.”…
    In the suit, …Monsanto, Philip Morris… [et al] have ”wrongfully caused the parental and infant plaintiffs to be exposed to those chemicals and substances which they both knew, or should have known, would cause the infant offspring of the parental plaintiffs to be born with devastating birth defects.” A 55-page complaint filed in court alleges that those chemicals caused conditions to develop that include cerebral palsy, epilepsy, spina bifida, congenital heart defects, Down syndrome, missing fingers and blindness.
    https://rt.com/usa/news/monsanto-farmers-tobacco-use-809/

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      adoration · 2 years, 3 months ago

      Thanks again to @dull b. This time for the Monsanto Sued for Poisoning Farmers and Monsanto threatens to sue the entire state of Vermont articles. Also see @qwertytrewqz’s Agreeing that the ownership of seeds (life) is immoral and needs termination discussion group entries.

      Among the worst offenders are Monsanto of course, and the Halliburtons of this world, and the generic Wall Street (bankers, insurance companies and hedge fund and retirement money managers), the K Street lobbies (and AIPAC), and ALEC; all agents of the 1% v. the 99%.

      Short of an #OccupyTemple movement, to overturn the New Testament moneychangers’ tables for example, and instead electing AmpedStatus/Network litmus-tested and approved politicians via hand-counted paper ballots. That is the second most effective way of reigning-in the offenders; for the House and Senate to write legislation that would put an end to the perps’ easily understood (to be) crimes against humanity. Monsanto poisoning farm workers, farmers’ families, and farm communities worldwide, and the generic ”halliburtons” poisoning the water resources of this world may be fairly and quite accurately characterized as crimes against humanity and crimes against the earth.

      At the behest of their Wall Street bosses, Monsanto and Halliburton aka Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) at first bully and then strong arm their victims into submission. From within their Mafia-like racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations, Monsanto and Halliburton operate security services for in-house and hiring-out. Halliburton has a track record of hiring Blackwater (aka Blackwater USA and Blackwater Worldwide, Xe Services LLC and Academi), to provide armed security guards. Blackwater mercenaries were deployed in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

      [See The Monsanto Xe Post, updated daily. Thanks to @MXJu5t]

      To #OccupyThis or to #OccupyThat, or to petition individual members of the Congress, and to gather signatures is all good. But to literally #OccupyCongress as per the AmpedStatus/Network demands, or ”goals” is something we can do everyday between now and the next election; protesting against those in Congress who have proven themselves to be representatives of and for the 1%. Even more important and practical is our supporting those in Congress who are committed in word and in deed to representing We the People; the 99% and our everyday interests. Without status quo support of the Congress, the 1% and their power and influence, and stranglehold will disintegrate overnight – without our firing a shot. All we have to do is #OccupyCongress on our AmpedStatus/Network terms.

      Please RT this URL through your Twitter account and in your e-mail, to invite readers and friends to join and join-in in the AmpedStatus/Network discussion (groups): http://ampedstatus.org/network/about/ OR ☛ http://bit.ly/ms73pL.

  • dull b posted an update:   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    ”The Monsanto Mind”
    From George Ure’s http://urbansurvival.com/week.htm

    Coping: Liars, Liars, Pants on Smoke

    I’ve been watching a story which is out there on the net now and getting traction fast – which proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt that a government near you is acting in a two-faced and dishonorable way with regards to medical uses of marijuana. Specifically I refer to US Patent Number 6630507.

    For the sake of public awareness and discussion, let’s roll out the exact words of the patent abstract, shall we?

    ”Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting…”

    The patent, though I am not an attorney, merely a co-holder on a number of patents, does seem to have a couple of problems with it, which – if it were filed by an individual might be expected to have resulted in its immediately being laughed out of the patent application process. However, when the Original Assignee is the ”United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services” seems not to have happened.

    Problem #1: Prior Art.

    Any student who has looked at history of cannabis use is aware that:

    Cannabinoids were a/the key component of marijuana smoke, and that…

    Marijuana was smoked prior to the patent application and issuances which began with a series of patents from 1940.

    I believe the record shows that humans have been using cannabis back to pre-stone age times, if you’ll pardon the bad pun.

    Problem #2: Enforceability

    The problem here is that cannabinoids and THC are the key ingredients of historical ”smoke.” I take, as an article of faith, that there would be no smoking of marijuana were it not for the presence – and documented results – from the active ingredients.

    This is part and parcel of what I sometimes refer to the ”Monsanto Mind.” This is where an organization takes Life’s building blocks, and claims that a unique arrangement thereof represents art, and therefore is intellectual property subject to patent protects. The problem is, broadly, that all kinds of unique combinations of Life building blocks have been either a) previously tried by nature, which has been running ”what works best experiments for millennia, or b) have already been articulated by humans (perhaps under the influence of drugs) via such stories as unicorns, minotaur’s, and a variety of science-fiction accounts (which includes the whole field of cloning, and this, manipulation of Life’s building blocks should/oughta be in the public domain.

    Here’s a really interesting point to ponder: If the government owns the ”rights” to cannabinoids, does this mean that anyone who has ever nipped some ganj is guilty of patent infringement? Are medical weed puffers infringers who can be charged a use fee or royalties?

    Was Kafka a dealer who went off the paranoid end in The Trial? The nice thing about great literature is that it often ”leaks the future” and while Jules Verne and H.G. Wells did fine on the technical side, Kafka’s plot summary of The Trial seems just the thing for the emergent police state flowering in the midst of our democratic republic:

    ”During the discussion it becomes clear how different this process is from regular legal proceedings – guilt is assumed, the bureaucracy running it is vast with many levels, and everything is secret, from the charge, to the rules of the court, to the authority behind the courts – even the identify of the judges at the higher levels. The attorney tells him that he can prepare a brief for K., but since the charge is unknown and the rules are unknown, it is difficult work. It also never may be read. Yet is is very important. The lawyer says that his most important task is to deal with powerful court officials behinds the scenes. As the talk, the lawyer reveals that the Chief Clerk of the Court has been sitting hidden in the darkness of a corner. ”

    Makes me wonder if the cannabinoid patent(s) aren’t a kind of regulatory insurance policy. Even IF (through some miracle highly unlikely) a court of competent jurisdiction were to declare that use of anything naturally occurring could not be made illegal (a flimsy notion even in times of thought stampedes) is unacceptable.

    Were such an accidental triumph of rationality to occur, all natural drug users could still be held jailed for patent violations! Jail, and prisons, are an industry and without drug crimes, drug lawyers, drug courts, drug agencies…..well, you see the problem, right? The whole economy would fail because somewhere over one million people depend on the unquestioned illegality of drugs for their livelihood!

    What portion of police? What portion of lawyers, paralegals, undercover equipment manufacturers, drug testing labs, human resource seminars…the mind reels at the thought.

    Fortunately, I have a way we can sort this all out: I suggest we patent both hydrogen and deuterium and unique components of water.

    To be sure, we all know that water already has a number of uses, and last time we checked, those uses, like the cannabinoids being used back into antiquity, have long and well-documented properties. Still, the issuance of a patent (filed 2001, granted 2003) to the US Government (assignee) when there is ample and overwhelming evidence of prior art/prior use, gives me me nearly total confidence that a patent for molecular elements within water, such as deuterium, could be obtained as well, since reality is not what’s before our eyes, only what is properly regulated and approved to be there.

    Oh, we need to build mega-sized aquariums to round up all those infringing fish!

    All this aside, I guess we can sleep a lot better now knowing the government is protecting us from plants God/Universe created and put out there for whatever Higher Purpose there is…God was obviously wrong, government is always right which why this efficacious treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s isn’t permitted via a naturally occurring substance. I’d like to thank government for doing a fine job of patenting a useful substance and continuing to make it illegal thus extending the pain and suffering endured by sick humans when legalization of marijuana would reduce obstacles to, and the cost of, treatment.

    But that’s what happens with a government becomes a corporation under 28 US Code §3002, 15. For that to be legit, there’d have to be an Act of Congress approving the corporation, but Ooops! Nope, none found…but my search must have missed something. Oh well…move along, nothing to see here. And whatever you do, don’t put on those ”corporate collusion” glasses when it comes to thinking about intellectual property…Life and everything in it is claimed.

    With friends like this, who needs enemies?

  • dull b posted a new activity comment:   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    There’s no link – I was just thinking/writing about stuff I’ve read over time.

    In reply to - dull b posted an update in the group Agreeing that the ownership of seeds (life) is immoral and needs termination : Mon$anto is not God, therefore they do not and cannot own life no matter what the Government argues. It’s God’s fault/credit that seeds work/grow – not mon$anto’s. This corp diddles with funtional dna and then claims credit [...] · View
  • dull b posted an update in the group AvatarAgreeing that the ownership of seeds (life) is immoral and needs termination:   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Mon$anto is not God, therefore they do not and cannot own life no matter what the Government argues. It’s God’s fault/credit that seeds work/grow – not mon$anto’s. This corp diddles with funtional dna and then claims credit for life.

    It’s like a carver that carves a demon in gold and then claims that all gold is their creation – it’s outrageous!

    But the really egregious bit is the US government letting them have their way. The governments actions betray their innocence. When you allow mon$anto:

    – to own life
    – to sue farmers for patent infringement for their out-of-control pollen on a farmer’s land instead of allowing farmers/states/citizens to sue for damages
    – to not label gmo product on the grounds there’s no substantive difference, but grant/recognize substantive difference for patents
    - to sue food sellers for GMO free labelling
    – to get away with shady ”safety” studies
    – to own their own secret police and
    – to stock gov positions with ”former” company execs,
    you know corruption is alive and thriving, and justice has ab negative blood and is in need of a heart transplant.

    The way things stand, it makes good economic sense for mon$anto (if they’re not already engaged in this activity) to drop the GMO monstrosities from aircraft all over the americas to increase their market share, by spreading their seed, so to speak, all over us. They’ve already got us bent over the manure pile, why not blow their load.

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      dull b · 2 years, 4 months ago

      There’s no link – I was just thinking/writing about stuff I’ve read over time.

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      PamelaDrew · 2 years, 3 months ago

      You’re close to how the scheme works, the gmo seeds are distributed by USAID and Monsanto funded NGO groups with support of Gates & Rockefeller Foundations then taxpayer funded War on Drugs sprays the countries with Roundup herbicide and everything but the Monsanto gmo dies! Swwet scam if you’ve got enough clout to pull it off with silent MSM and corrupt Congress!

  • dull b posted an update:   2 years, 4 months ago · View

  • dull b posted a new activity comment:   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Nice site

    In reply to - dull b posted an update in the group Agreeing that the ownership of seeds (life) is immoral and needs termination : The Monsanto Corporation has been given the go-ahead to test out a man-made corn variant that they claim can thrive in dry, unfavorable conditions. With much of the American south and southwest experiencing abnormally arid conditions, the [...] · View
  • dull b posted an update:   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Occupy Monsanto vs genetically modified Congress:

    “We deserve to know what we are eating,” adds Vegosen. “Virtually every major country requires labeling of GMOs in foods so their citizens can make informed choices, including all of Europe, Japan and even China. Monsanto’s lobbying dollars are pouring into politicians so it’s clear we have a GMO contaminated US Congress that threatens our health and the health of the planet.”
    https://rt.com/usa/news/occupy-monsanto-modified-congress-751/

    300k farmers hope for lawsuit against Monsanto :
    https://rt.com/usa/news/farmers-monsanto-organic-farms-323/

    Organic farmers sue Monsanto 2011:
    https://rt.com/usa/news/organic-monsanto-lawsuit-seed/

    White House refuses to reveal ties with Monsanto:
    Despite requests made under the Freedom of Information Act for correspondence out of the White House, the Obama administration is refusing to comply with calls to disclose discussions with Monsanto-linked lobbyists.
    https://rt.com/usa/news/white-house-monsanto-peer-991/

  • dull b posted a new activity comment:   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    ”More likely, however, is that a success will mean revitalization in terms of Monsanto’s profits and not much more.”

    https://rt.com/usa/news/monsanto-biotech-us-seed-683/

    In reply to - dull b posted an update in the group Agreeing that the ownership of seeds (life) is immoral and needs termination : The Monsanto Corporation has been given the go-ahead to test out a man-made corn variant that they claim can thrive in dry, unfavorable conditions. With much of the American south and southwest experiencing abnormally arid conditions, the [...] · View
  • dull b posted an update in the group AvatarAgreeing that the ownership of seeds (life) is immoral and needs termination:   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    The Monsanto Corporation has been given the go-ahead to test out a man-made corn variant that they claim can thrive in dry, unfavorable conditions. With much of the American south and southwest experiencing abnormally arid conditions, the freak-seed could revitalize a chunk of the nation’s agriculture. …The government has agreed to let Monsanto test out the biotech crop on farms owned by the company from the state of South Dakota down through Texas to see if the seed stands to be commercially viable; if so, it is expected to be made available for purchase in 2013.

    https://rt.com/usa/news/monsanto-biotech-us-seed-683/

    Monsanto needs to be nationalized for international security purposes – if the ” seed stands to be commercially viable” itneeds to be made available (free forever) for humanity in 2013.

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      dull b · 2 years, 4 months ago

      ”More likely, however, is that a success will mean revitalization in terms of Monsanto’s profits and not much more.”

      https://rt.com/usa/news/monsanto-biotech-us-seed-683/

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      adoration · 2 years, 4 months ago

      $0.02 worth of national security

      If scientists and humanitarian agreement was found that Monsanto’s end product is the magic bullet, then all the more reason food starting with Monsanto should be nationalized, aye, globalized! Then, as a matter of national security, our food, from field to manufacturer and processor to and through distribution channels (retail grocery stores and a civilian version of the PX) should be brought online.

      Whatever deficiencies there are in domestic food availability should be supplemented and subsidized by We the People’s government, as union worker-owned ”family farms” and food manufacturers, processors and distributors.

      We the People must declare, and put in place the mechanism for our independence from for-profit food manufacturers, processors and distributors. Also see Neighborhood (or local fiefdom) Watch as a modern times version of ”Civil Defense” circa 1940s.

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      adoration · 2 years, 4 months ago

      Monsanto’s Bt brinjal (eggplant/aubergine) dossier is fraudulent

      http://bit.ly/FOqKqV

      ”The eggplant, aubergine, melongene, brinjal or guinea squash (Solanum melongena) is a plant of the family Solanaceae (also known as the nightshades) and genus Solanum. It bears a fruit of the same name. As a nightshade, it is closely related to the tomato and potato. It is native to India.” — Thanks Wikipedia

      As a matter of public health, it should be noted that solanums are commonly used in cooking, and the psychoactive species of the nightshade family contain pharmacological properties. We are mistaken in allowing Monsanto to cross Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration lines in floating ”fraudulent” evidence to make their case for furthering privately-owned research and the monitoring of GMOs.

      To get revolving door lobby (conflict of interest) money out of food is why AmpedStatus/Network is here; to facilitate in voting out of office ”any politician who does not urgently move on these issues,” and to replace them with people who will ”aggressively fight on these fronts.” See Ending the System of Political Bribery, and the ”original” 99 platform demands.

      cc: @marrii and @qwertytrewqz

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      dull b · 2 years, 4 months ago

      Nice site

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      PamelaDrew · 2 years, 3 months ago

      Drought tolerant varieties already exist within Nature but whether Monsanto can make them is irrelevant when the gmo have never been tested for human health and safety. What good is the ability to grow if it is toxic to eat? Also we should ask why the desert & drought plauged areas are being targeted as commodity crop lands and the answer to that is not what works for the economy or the ecosystem but which Members of Congress sit on the Ag Committee where 50% of all farm subsidies go to 22 Districts reperesented by Committee Members.

      Monsanto supporters will claim it is safety tested but this is a bold faced lie, gmo is in the food supply by virtue of a loophole defining it as a ”substantial equivalent” based on nutrient similarities and differences are ignored, testing is bypassed. Don’t take my word for it here’s the notification for the Roundup Ready soy with 17 years in US diets & still untested.

      http://www.fda.gov/Food/Biotechnology/Submissions/ucm161130.htm

      Crop subsideies are at EWG and notice corn & soy that are 90% gmo make those the biggest beneficiaries of tax dollars!!

      http://farm.ewg.org/progdetail.php?fips=00000&progcode=totalfarm&page=district&regionname=theUnitedStates
      http://farm.ewg.org/progdetail.php?fips=00000&progcode=totalfarm&page=conc&regionname=theUnitedStates

  • dull b posted an update:   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    > Judge Sides With Monsanto, Ridicules Farmers’ Rights — Tell Monsanto, ”I Stand with Farmers”!
    > Dear Chris
    > Over the weekend, we received the disappointing news that federal Judge Naomi Buchwald decided to dismiss the case of family farmers versus the chemical and biotech seed giant Monsanto. In Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto, farmers who grow our food sought, once and for all, the protection of the U.S. courts from Monsanto’s abusive patent infringement lawsuits.
    > In what can only be called a travesty of justice, Judge Buchwald sided with Monsanto, stating that the farmers overestimated the threat posed by Monsanto’s genetic contamination of their crops. To further show her contempt, Buchwald added that it “strains credulity” that these farmers, all of whom have declared the desire to farm without Monsanto’s GMO seed, could “nevertheless find themselves unknowingly” using GMO seed in “significant quantities” and thus face a potential lawsuit.
    > Despite this ruling, we will move forward with our efforts to make sure that more Americans learn of the tragedy that is taking place across rural America. But we need your help.
    > Please join us in showing solidarity with family farmers everywhere. Click here to say: “I Stand with Farmers vs. Monsanto”. These farmers need you now more than ever.
    > http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/545?akid=478.352286.KNs9XO&t=9
    > Buchwald’s ruling was an insult to farmers everywhere and we believe that her flawed assessment that organic and non-GMO farmers have merely imagined the very real threat by Monsanto, who has aggressively pursued lawsuits for patent infringement against family farmers since 1997, entirely diminishes the great lengths that the seed and biotech giant has asserted to instill a climate of fear among rural America and farming communities during the past 15 years.
    > Judge Buchwald ruling wholly fails to take into account the significant economic harm and loss of livelihood that genetic contamination by Monsanto’s uncontrollable seed technologies inflicts on farmers’ legitimate right to grow food that they choose without the biologically certainty of eventual contamination.
    > Don’t let Monsanto get away with another tragedy against family farmers! Join us today in helping expose the injustices that they inflict on farmers as a result of their belligerent behavior.
    > This lawsuit is far from over. Please show the plaintiffs that citizens everywhere have their backs as they move forward – they need your support!
    > Sign this letter to show your support for the brave family farmers who stood up to Monsanto and support them as they move forward in their case. If you have signed already, please share with at least 5 of your friends.
    > action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/judge_sides_with_monsanto/
    > We knew this fight wasn’t going to be easy. We knew that we were up against the most aggressive Big Ag biotech company in the world. But the stakes are high, both for family farmers and the future of organics.
    > Already more than 100,000 Food Democracy Now! members have signed the letter stating that they support family farmers in their quest for justice and protection from Monsanto’s abusive lawsuits.
    > When we gathered outside the courtroom that on January 31st, I promised, “No matter what happens in that court, we will go forward.”
    > Today is that day. We have reached a point of no return, where America’s farmers, the environment and our children need us now more than ever. We ask you to join us in spreading the word.
    > Thank you for participating in food democracy,
    > Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team
    > Further information:
    > 1.”Judge Sides With Monsanto: Ridicules Farmers’ Right to Grow Food Without Fear, Contamination and Economic Harm”, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA), February 27, 2012.
    > http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/544?akid=478.352286.KNs9XO&t=12

  • dull b posted an update:   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    Couple things:

    A handful of multinationals are attempting to use patents on life itself to monopolize the biosphere, video:
    http://tv.globalresearch.ca/2012/02/open-seeds-biopiracy-and-patenting-life

    http://www.trueactivist.com/hungary-destroys-all-monsanto-gmo-corn-fields/

    Farmers Pigs All Sterile From GMO Corn ,Video:
    http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1647/719/Farmers_Pigs_All_Sterile_From_GMO_Corn_,Video.html

  • dull b posted an update:   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    India files biopiracy lawsuit against Monsanto, says biotech giant is stealing nature for corporate gain

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/033714_biopiracy_Monsanto.html#ixzz1ZJtzAE2p

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