Saturday, June 1, 2013

Monsanto Concedes Defeat in the Face of Europe's Fierce Opposition to GMOs

Daisy Luther
Activist Post

North America needs to take note: Europe has defeated the biotech giant by refusing to be contaminated with Monsanto’s GMO offerings and toxic farming methods.

Monsanto announced that they will no longer continue to lobby for approval of its genetically modified seeds in Europe due to “low farmer demand.”

Monsanto Germany’s spokeswoman, Ursula Luttmer-Ouazane, said, “We’ve understood that such plants don’t have any broad acceptance in European societies. It is counterproductive to fight against windmills.”

So why, despite massive protests from anti-GMO activists in the US and Canada, has Monsanto been able to keep a foothold in North America?

One big difference: the government here allows Monsanto to do anything they want, right up to composing their own protection acts. There is a well-known revolving door between Monsanto, the judicial branch, the legislative branch, and Obama’s various nominees.

Poland, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, and Luxembourg, on the other hand, placed an outright ban called the “Safeguard Clause” on banned Monsanto’s MON810 maize and other forms of GMO cultivation.


Fierce opposition in Europe has also caused other biotech companies like Bayer CropScience, BASF and Syngenta, to take their toxic products and leave, too.

Over 2 million protesters worldwide joined in the March Against Monsanto last Saturday. It’s clear that some governments are listening to those who elected them.

Perhaps some of the pressure here needs to be diverted to the elected officials and the agencies that are allowing Monsanto to go about their toxic business unchecked. Maybe the next marches need to take place against agencies like the USDA and the FDA – those who have been charged with the responsibility of consumer safety and have blatantly sold out to Big Agri and the biotech industries.

While organic growers, small farms, and heritage seed companies are being regulated right out of business, Monsanto and their ilk have free reign to lay siege to our fields with chemical warfare.

Let’s follow in the footsteps of Europe – it is not reasonable to expect the creators of Roundup and Agent Orange to do the right thing. We must insist that those entrusted with food and environmental safety do their jobs and begin making things less hospitable for the greedy corporations, and if they do not, we must hold them personally accountable.

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Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor. Her website, The Organic Prepper, where this article first appeared, offers information on healthy prepping, including premium nutritional choices, general wellness and non-tech solutions. You can follow Daisy on Facebook and Twitter, and you can email her at daisy@theorganicprepper.ca


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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Monsanto works for the UN.

They invented Codex Alimentrious. Take the nutrition out of food and add human growth hormone and antibiotics.

They are partners

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure Monsanto will give up that easily. And - was the comment by Monsanto about "windmills" a slam?

Anonymous said...

Some people are more intelligent than others. Those in Europe put the goons in the united states government to shame. The civil servants have become tyrannical overlords and deserve to be thrown out of their high and mighty seats of power.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the next marches need to take place against agencies like the USDA and the FDA.

and so it was done.

Anonymous said...

We now want the people that did this to come here and do the same...we need you.

Anthony Leon-Vega said...

The comment by Monsanto about "windmills" is a quote from Don Quixote.

Anonymous said...

An interesting comment above regarding USDA and FDA, these two entities are rapidly if not now totally ineffective and appear to be bought out completely. They definitely should be targeted and pushed into the real world. The FDA is a total farce now!
Monsanto is EVIL! We have to acknowledge this for the simple reason that without trial and proper accounting, they have modified the genetic traits of almost all cereal crops in Canada and the USA.

Anonymous said...

THE BLODDY YANKS ARE TO STUPID TO DO ANYTHING TO GET THESES BASTARDS OUT!! STAY ASLEEP ASSHOLES!! BE POISIONED !! YOU DONT CARE!!

Anonymous said...

And how does this imbalance continue here in the United States? Northern California, a small conservative enclave in a largely liberal state, had its latest Congressional Republican candidate hand picked by the former Congressman "Wally" (are you kidding me?) Herger. His name is Doug LaMalfa. His election campaign slogan? "He's one of us." And this is utter BS. Why? Because LaMalfa is a "family" farmer-- except for the millions in subsidies he received from the U.S. government and thousands in campaign contributions from Monsanto and other GMO producing companies. Any guess as to how he will vote when a bill hits the floor of Congress giving Monsanto a get-out-of-jail-free card? .........You're right!

Anonymous said...

Monsanto have staged what is called a "tactical retreat" in Europe. They learned this strategy from the Roman consuls of old, who fell back before Hannibal; but eventually defeated him. This is not the end for them, any more than the various defeats of internet regulation have been for satanic governments. They simply re-group and come back under a different name, with a new and improved logo, with different shills out front, and with modified rhetoric. There is too much money and power over the goyim at stake here, and this is the long-term or strategic objective; the murder of the goyim.
Interesting comment from someone wanting the return of European domination and suzerainty over Americans and Canadians. Just to make it clear, it has always been thus. North America is, and always has been, a European tax farm, a plantation. This is why the great GHW Bush knelt before the queen for her despicable favours, when he visited Head Office some years back.
It's just that you believed mummy when she said those nasty men went away. They didn't, they just made up new fairy stories for you. And you believed them.
Tim Webb.

Anonymous said...

Cannot believe that you naive morons believe this, absolutely unbelievable how easy you can be fobbed off, it is harder to deceive a child than you lot. Do you honestly think this Monsanto filth are going to stop, do you sincerely believe that? They are just biding their time and changing tactics nothing more.

Anonymous said...

No its a don quixote referrnce

meary8412 said...

ageed !! can someone organize a marCHc against the FDA & USDA?? START A GROUP ON FACEBOOK AND IM THIER!!??

Anonymous said...

Monsatan is the Largest NWO run Bio tech firm on the planet, and this is just a bump in their plan to dominate the world food supply. they will be back because of the corrupt politician's around the world (especially in in North America) they are not done with Europe.
The best way to Stop this EVIL company is to legislate them out of existence, make it impossible for them to do business , any where on this fragile earth. Have the their CEO's CFO', COO's arrested and fined millions of dollars, garnish the personal millions that there Executive officers have stashed in off shore accounts. Break them financially and watch this house of cards come falling down. FFS! they do it to us everyday through illegal taxation... lets do it to them!!!

Anonymous said...

Years ago I loved to watch programs about FFA. All the young farmers go through this FFA program as well as what they are taught in their AG classes in college.. What was so sad to hear from all of the young farmers on these programs was how SOLD OUT they were to BIG AGRA, and the Round-up Ready seeds...
Till you change the mind set of the farmers, this country is doomed, and so are the farmers, they are now so brain washed they can't see what they are doing to themselves and this country... GO AFTER THE FARMERS! ALL of them, even the ones that are leased out to BIG AGRA...

Paul said...

Yes, the GMO lie cannot live forever. We are trying to kill it on the Big Island of Hawaii with a County Law that prohibits new GMOs.

brad said...

Since Monsatan owns many seed companies, like Northrup King, (who i will never buy seed from because of that) look to have contaminated "heirloom" seeds and other "non-GMO hybrids to be contaminated. From Monsanto, intentionally.

A seed company in Sebastapol (the Seed Bank) TESTS their seeds for GMO contamination and find about fifty percent are contaminated from nearby GMO crops/pollen. These aren't people wanting to screw you like Monsanto is.

Europe will have to check ALL seeds to verify cleanliness or they will be gone because of complacency and trusting they got the job done. Do they really think Monsanto et al are done trying to break into the largest consumer market in the world?

Anonymous said...

That will NEVER happen. Monsanto OWNS all governments. Every politician is a bought and paid for minion.

Anonymous said...

The Tobacco-Industry has been convicted. Is'nt there anybody powerful enough to bring Monsanto, FDA, USDA, to court ? A crew of hardliner-lawyers could make billions out of Monsanto, FDA and USDA. for the benefit of the 98% of common, little, unprotected, and uninformed people. Let them have their billions if it helps the world. That's how it works here in the US.Why can the Europeans do it, and the glorious big United States cannot ?

Anonymous said...

I agree

tugatime said...

Monsanto left Europe, but not in its fullness...Monsat will remain in Spain and Portugal for reasons that i do not know! GMO exists in Portugal since the 90´s...

Its a sad sad situation, and the people of Portugal dont know much about it...because they do not research it!

Anonymous said...

monsanto used to have a free ride at disney land. was probably a brainwash intent to think they are nice guys cause you got as free ride. you cant blame europe for being skeptical. remember the tv show green acres? remember lisa douglas's pancakes were rock hard? made outta gmo wheat!

Anonymous said...

It's all worse than you think, our government leaders are demon possessed and sold out everyone for power. Secret societies involvement should not be allowed, who are there allegiances to if they plan an agenda outside the confines of our political system. Hope I don't get drug tortured more over and over and told mind control drugs doesn't exist. If they need hypodermic drugs concussions shock treatment and torture until death then revival with immunity from prosecution for themselves they are never going to reveal the truth. Siphoned off wealth for themselves and told you all your'e not good enough to stop them. I hope God throws em into the crap they planned for others and leaves them a good long while. They have told me they have debated it over and over and always the conclusion or lack of it is the same.(We are not considered worthy to know of the debate) Whatever the case it seems that they have always needed hypodermic drugs, slipping drugs in drinks in food, concussions for children, drug induced hypnotism or they are unable to convince even children much less a larger audience. Hope you all enjoyed your thirty pieces of silver, at least it wont burn. wipe congress, kill the fda, kill fluoridation until they prove its safe(they can't). Make the gmo execs eat there product, there proper response should be umm yummy.

laverneisgold said...

Don't be deceived Monsanto will continue to push the envelope in Europe until they get a foothold there too. Just watch my words.

Anonymous said...

When the world food supply starts to dwindle and diminish because people like you are discouraging sound science that enhances our food supply, then don't go looking for donations from the general public to help the starving around the world. You reap what you sow!

William Martin said...

Document one person in Portugal or Spain who has been killed or harmed by a GMO product.

I can hear a pin drop.

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