GMO : Videotrailer: David versus Monsanto

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by Wellness Warrior on January 30, 2010

Schmeiser vs. Monsanto

Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Saskatchewan Canada. In 1998 after his rapeseed field was contaminated with Monsanto’s Round-Up Ready Canola he was sued for damages by the market dominating seed company Monsanto.

Monsanto’s position was that it didn’t matter wheter or not Schmeiser knew about the contamination with the Roundup Ready gene, or whether or not he took advantage of the technology (he didn’t); they take action against him for infringment of a patent, insisting that he must pay Monsanto their Technology Fee of $15./acre.

Early in March the Supreme Court of Canada agreed with Schmeiser, ruling that he didn’t have to pay Monsanto anything. The lately released film “David against Monsanto” made by author Bertram Verhaag tells the story of Percy Schmeiser and his unequal fight against the multinational company Monsanto.

Videotrailer: David versus Monsanto

Monsanto’s corrupt science in GM canola assessment

In a new Report (1) written by Madeleine Love (Researcher for MADGE Australia Inc) and submitted to the elected politicians of Western Australia and South Australia, it has been revealed that “evidence” based on corrupt science has been accepted at face value by regulators across the globe prior to the issuing of consents for RR canola commercialization and feed and food useLove has now pointed out that the studies on which these consents were based were highly defective and probably fraudulent.  Also, none of the studies were true health / safety studies.

The non-science of biotechnology companies

An anonymous public statement was signed and submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by 26 leading scientists, entomologists who work with insects that infect corn. It stated that scientists are unable to conduct independent research on GM crops as patents prevent full access to research materials and the ability to grow and study these plants. [...] In other words, the claims of GMO proponents cannot be verified independently or indeed be falsified…read more

From  :  “SAVE OUR SEEDS”

Save Our Seeds” is dedicated to keeping conventional and organically grown seeds free of genetically modified organisms. In a joint petition 300 organisations representing over 25 million members and 200.000 individual citizens of Europe demand a strict EU law to protect the purity of seeds. Seeds are the kernals of life, the foundation of our food supply and humanity’s oldest heritage. Visit this org at : http://www.saveourseeds.org/en.html

The details of the Monsanto attack

A Declaration of  Percy Schmeiser

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Roger OBrian July 21, 2010 at 11:55 PM

Organic vs Non-Organic Food

Over the past two decades the world has become increasingly health and environmentally conscious. The world of social activism is no longer confined to protest marches and leaflet campaigns. Today, consumers realize that they have the power to evoke change by voting with the most important tool at their disposal, their wallets. Today, it is a well known fact that if you want a cleaner environment and healthier food you should choose organic products.

What makes food organic? In strictly scientific terms, organic substances contain carbon, the building block of life. By this definition, everything that we eat is technically organic. However, agricultural parlance has changed the definition of organic when it relates to food and other consumables. Inorganic food encompasses everything that organic food is not.

Organic food must be free from all synthetic chemicals.
This starts at the ground level when a farmer prepares his field. He cannot use any petroleum-based fertilizer or chemically altered material in his soil. Manure and compost are acceptable natural products; Miracle Gro is not.

Chemicals are also not allowed for pest or disease control. A farmer can treat his crops with insecticidal soap or neem oil, but cannot use store-bought sprays unless they are certified organic.

Organic food cannot be genetically altered in any way.
Traditionally, changes to plants and livestock were accomplished through selective breeding techniques and hand pollination. These techniques are still certified organic.
Genetically modified food, or GM food, has been tampered with at the genetic level. Sometimes varieties of plants have been cross-bred to create hardier or tastier strains. GM seeds can be drought resistant or have higher yields. Purists feel GM technology tampers with the work of Mother Nature and is therefore inorganic.
Organic food cannot come in contact with inorganic food.

In order to ensure that pesticides or other chemical treatments don’t rub off on organic produce, it must be packaged and shipped separately from conventionally farmed food.

Proponents of organic food say that the products are healthier than conventional produce. Fewer chemicals mean fewer carcinogens. They also say that the food just tastes better. At the same time, organic soil may still produce run-off, but it isn’t toxic run-off that will permanently damage the water table. Animals that are fed exclusively on organic products, such as free-range chickens or grass-fed beef are generally believed to be treated more humanely, though this isn’t always the case.

Summary:
1. Organic and inorganic foods are differentiated by their farming processes, not their chemical makeup.
2. Organic food is chemical free, GM free, and free from contact with inorganic food while inorganic food is anything that doesn’t meet those strict guidelines.
3. Many consumers believe that organic food is healthier, tastes better, and is better for the environment than inorganic food.

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