Friday, June 15, 2012

Busted: Biotech Leader ‘Syngenta’ Charged Over Covering Up Animal Deaths from GM Corn

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Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

In a riveting victory against genetically modified creations, a major biotech company known as Syngenta has been criminally charged for denying knowledge that its GM Bt corn actually kills livestock. What’s more is not only did the company deny this fact, but they did so in a civil court case that ended back in 2007. The charges were finally issued after a long legal struggle against the mega corp initiated by a German farmer named Gottfried Gloeckner whose dairy cattle died after eating the Bt toxin and coming down with a ‘mysterious’ illness.

Grown on his own farm from 1997 to 2002, the cows on the farm were all being fed exclusively on Syngenta’s Bt 176 corn by the year 2000. It was around this time that the mysterious illnesses began to emerge among the cattle population. Syngenta paid Gloeckner 40,000 euros in an effort to silence the farmer; however, a civil lawsuit was brought upon the company. Amazingly, 2 cows ate genetically modified maize (now banned in Poland over serious concerns) and died. During the civil lawsuit, however, Syngenta refused to admit that its GM corn was responsible. In fact, they went as far as to claim having no knowledge whatsoever of any harm.

The case was dismissed and Gloeckner, the farmer who launched the suit, was left thousands of euros in debt. And that’s not all; Gloeckner continued to lose many cows as a result of Syngenta’s modified Bt corn.

After halting the use of GM feed in 2002, Gloeckner attempted a full investigation with the Robert Koch Institute and Syngenta involved. The data of this investigation is still unavailable to the public, and only examined one cow.

In 2009, however, the Gloeckner teamed up with a German action group known as Bündnis Aktion Gen-Klage and to ultimately bring Syngenta to the criminal court.

Using the testimony of another farmer whose cows died after eating Syngenta product, Gloeckner and the team have charged the biotech giant for the death of over 65 cows, withholding knowledge of the death-link, and holding the corporation liable for not registering the cattle deaths. The team is even charging Hans-Theo Jahmann, the German head of Syngenta, personally over the withholding of knowledge.

The charges bring to light just how far large biotechnology companies will go to conceal evidence linking their genetically modified products to serious harm. Monsanto, for example, has even threatened to sue the entire state of Vermont if they attempt to label its genetically modified ingredients. Why are they so afraid of the consumer knowing what they are putting in their mouths?

Additional Sources:
Institute of Science in Society

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This article first appeared at Natural Society, an excellent resource for health news and vaccine information.


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Anonymous said...

I hear THEY are developing a corn that can only be watered with Gatorade. Then THEY bought the company that sells Gatorade.

Anonymous said...

We in the United States are eating GMO food and we are Dying ,we are all dying. Maybe the GMOs are making us die quicker? If we do blood test that can find the GMOs and ROUND-UP and said pesticides(seedcoatings) in the blood and it easy to find out which seed company has made said product from the illness we have aquired and are dying we can SUE or litagate with all americans for billions of dollars. Now are the seed companys now protected by the very government we the people run. If we the people knew the half of it !! Read SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION read SEEDS OF DECEPTION both books will give you a pretty good start.I hope they have given themselves enough rope with the patent.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't they watering the crops with Brawndo!!!

Anonymous said...

Science is corrupt to the bone now... They have left out the part of every equation: GOD... They without that have decided that in their arrogance that they know better... So now they Molest, Pervert and mutate everything they touch... Thet will be the death of mankind if this allowed to continue... They are no different than a child with matches in the woods and we know the outcome of that scenario...

Anonymous said...

No 7:49, "science" is not corrupt. Many individual scientists stand up against corporate scum and government scum to inform us with truth.
Those whistle blowers are beat down by government and corporate forces.

Fascism corrupts everything, and the corporate pigs who rule us own many scientific assets and use them against us. Corporate pigs are not "science".

PS Your precious GOD infests the US military with Christian zealots who kill Arabs for Jesus. Muslims and Jews kill all over the world for their GOD. The death of mankind, if it comes will surely be a result of too many wars for GOD.
Just sayin....

Anonymous said...

“just sayin” you lazy brained fuck!

Anonymous said...

There is no science in this article and your title is misleading to the point of dishonesty. The fact that two farmers say their cows who happened to eat this corn got sick does not prove anything. Not that Monsanto is a good company but even the nicest company in the world would sue someone for claiming their product caused harm without any evidence. Stop pandering to the stupid and fearful.

Anonymous said...

If the murdering criminals had to worry about losing everything and their own offspring would pay the price, it probably wouldn't stop the stupidity. Only death will.

Unknown said...

Valuable investigation!

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