GMO; not Safe, 200K Farmers Dead, yet Our Government Politicians Protect.

Monsanto, an American mega giant monopolizes and manipulate the Indian government and its farmer to the point that over 200,000 of the farmers have committed suicide; it was and is all about greed. The glowing report Monsanto had shown the Indian government to get their cooperation was false and the farmers, poor, uneducated and not use to unethical manipulative business practices were ripe for the picking. Monsanto shut down the heirloom seed production and promised magic GMO seeds to the farmers to make their lives better, but once they had their monopoly control on the Indian market, the Indian famer’s savior became their enslaver and executioner.

The seeds Monsanto delivered did not produce the crops they promised but only led the farmers into debt; did Monsanto give the farmers a break and try to figure out what was wrong with their company’s seeds, no they raised the priced to an unbearable amount for the Indian farmers. Unable to purchase traditional seeds, the farmers went from paying $15 for 1000 grams of traditional heirloom seeds to paying $15 dollars per 100 grams of GMO seeds, ten times the original price of the heirloom seeds. I bet you are wondering why I am telling you this story.  It’s because Monsanto is trying to, and with the help of our government succeeding in creating the same monopoly in the great USA.

You need to think about this, I bought some bread today for $2 a loaf; if the same happens here as it did in India, I would have pay $20 for the same loaf. A monopoly is never good and is the reason Bell and Microsoft were broken up, it gives the company to much power and the ability to manipulate the free market system for profit. The “Monsanto Protection Act,” was slid into a bill by either Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md or Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO (my guess, he received donations from Monsanto) and signed by President Barack Obama without a congressional hearing. It strips the federal courts from stopping the planting of GMO seeds when they are found to be dangerous to our health; are you kidding me. It allows Monsanto to continue to sell GMO seeds even when the courts discovered they were illegally approved by the USDA.

 Enlist which is intended to replace Monsanto Co.'s successful Roundup Ready system, developed by Dow Agro Sciences; a unit of Dow Chemical in coordination with Monsanto has U.S. regulators with an array of concerns including concerns from public health officials. With this law being passed if these seeds were found to cause grave damage to fields or sickness to people, the courts couldn’t stop it production or sale. Why would any president sign this bill; pay off (donations) or kick-back is the only reasoning that comes to mind.

A study published in the journal “Food and Chemical Toxicology” reported on one of the best conducted and one of the only long-term studies of the effect of genetically modified (GMO) foods on overall health and tumor induction. In this study, animals were fed the GMO corn for two years in concentrations commensurate to what people would eat. What they found is beyond shocking. The animals fed GMO food died two to three times more often than the animals eating a normal diet. Male rats demonstrated liver damage 2.5 to 5.5 times more often than control rats. Some 80 to 90 percent of soy used in our food is now genetically modified, and women are consuming incredible amounts in a mistaken belief that it will prevent breast cancer. Even more frightening is that almost half of all babies are now being fed soy-based formula.

In the course of analysis to identify potential allergens in GMO crops, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has belatedly discovered that the most common genetic regulatory sequence in commercial GMOs also encodes a significant fragment of a viral gene (Podevin and du Jardin 2012). This finding has serious ramifications for crop biotechnology and its regulation, but possibly even greater ones for consumers and farmers. This is because there are clear indications that this viral gene (called Gene VI) might not be safe for human consumption.

This is only side one, side two is how in the US Monsanto starts GMO crops next to farmers with heirloom seeds with their only purpose being to later sue the farmers charging them with patent infringement when bees pollinate the heirloom crops. Monsanto then sues the farmers, try to take their land; the question is, “How did Monsanto find out if the crops were pollinated with bees from Monsanto’s crops?” It’s easy, they trust pass, take samples, and then fill charges in nearly every case; isn’t trust passing against the law? Monsanto and its cronies are suing their way to turning our farms into what has happened in India unless you pay their blood money and our government is protecting them, not the people. If you don’t purposely want their pollen on your plants they should pay you for contaminating your crops but our government once again is standing up for the big cooperation; the Democrats blamed President Bush for this but this time it is the Democrats doing it. As I have said; They both, Democrats and Republicans need to go, especially when the don’t stand up for the common every day little guy but for the big companies (this includes unions) who will give them the most donations for the next election. Does this sound like they are “For the People; or just getting elected again”? I didn’t think we could have had a President or government more corrupt then President Nixon was; I guess our current unfortunately has made a liar out of me.

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