Monday, October 1, 2012

Monsanto’s Fading Grasp – Group Calls on South Africa to Ban GMO Corn

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

Following in the footsteps of nations like France and Russia, South Africa may soon be the latest nation to enact a ban on Monsanto’s GMO corn that was recently linked to tumor development and organ damage in rats. South Africa’s African Centre for Biosafety (ACB), a watchdog organization that was created to protect consumers from various biotechnology dangers, is now calling on South African authorities to enact a ban on Monsanto’s tumor-linked maize crop known as NK603.

This is particularly important when it comes to South Africa as white corn is a large staple food, making up for 80% of the harvest just last year. In the event that the maize were to be banned, it would be a major hit for Monsanto and an even larger victory for the 50,586,757 people who live in South Africa. If authorities take the advice of ACB, then it would not only ban the cultivation of the GMO corn, but the import and export as well. In a letter to the South African minister of agriculture, the ACB said:
We urge the South African government to take the necessary steps to protect its citizens.
Nations around the world are currently passing or requesting bans on Monsanto’s crops following the study, which is one of hundreds of studies to identify the dangers of both Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup and GMOs. Coinciding with previous pieces of research that have linked Roundup with conditions such as cancer and infertility, the French GMO study found that around 50% of the males and 70% of the females fed 100% GMO corn died prematurely.

It was also dubbed the most thorough research on the prolonged effects of GMOs and Roundup on rats.

As expected, Monsanto has not taken this news lightly. Previously being busted for paying United States diplomats to extend its campaign for global seed domination and killing over 500,000 innocents with its ‘safe’ Agent Orange weapon, Monsanto’s corruption has been repeatedly exposed by whistleblowers and alternative news media. Each time, however, Monsanto continues to assert that its creations are perfectly safe. Just as it did with Agent Orange, Monsanto is now on the defensive of GMOs despite having only been tested for 90 days before unleashed on the public.

More nations around the globe will continue to call for and enact GMO crop bans around the globe until Monsanto is either banned or labeled (via California’s GMO labeling bill Prop 37) out of existence. It is important that we support and highlight the countries who are making efforts on this front such as South Africa’s ACB.

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Wes said...

Bad stats - check
Use of inappropriate methods - check
Use of mice prone to cancer - check
Use of emotional pictures without context - check

Sounds like more anti-GMO bullshit.

Casper said...

Yeah Wes. You're free to gobble up on GMO corn all day long. Go ahead. I hope it works out for you.

You should watch the movie "The Genetic Roulette Movie", where there are no mice but real-world actual farmers with livestock suffering from all sorts of symptoms when feeding their animals GMO-food. No lab rats, no artificial tests. Just plain old reality and real-world experience.

So watch that, and then stock up on some more of your favorite GMO food. Because anything natural can't be good for you now can it? You have a GMO-deficiency. It's proven. By Monsanto. The human body NEEDS it.

Or wait, is it the Monsanto wallet that needs it? I get confused sometimes. Corporate profits can't come before any moral issues with health, safety or regard for human life now can it? Just look at Wall Street. They're all profiting ethically, right? Right?

Anonymous said...

Wes is singing that song...

Are you reeling in the years,
Stowing away the time?
Are you gathering up the tears,
Have you had enough of mine?

Problem for wes is the word of mouth fire campaign is the blazing guitar solo kicking in about now.

Proud of headlines like?
Mainstream media called out for complete blackout on GMO health risks

The joke is in Monsanto and Mainstream media faces, they don't control word of mouth. Word of mouth would make no need of FDA as well, but that's for another battle on another day.

Anonymous said...

Viva Coke Hencho in Mexico Olay!

Anonymous said...

Woah those Monsanto shills really are spread far and wide. What a pathetic existence - worse if he's not getting paid for it.

Anonymous said...

I've got a Queen song stuck in my head while reading this article. It's "Another One Bites the Dust." YEAHHHH!!!!

Wooot woot! Go South Africa!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Keep on exposing this sub human, reptilian scum and kick them the Hell out of our lives.

Anonymous said...

Wes, I live in South Africa! Majority of our population eats white corn meal known as "mieliepap" (form of a porridge) up to 3 times a day. Before commenting without knowing, get a passport, get your ass off the couch and come see for yourself!

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