Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Monsanto GMO*- MON810 Maize (Corn) Banned in France

No Monsanto Products Wanted Here

The shit they, the corporations, feed the 47% on Food Stamps in the United States is now banned in France and in effect all EU Europe as well.

The poor in America, a large part of the hated by the elites 47%, without easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables, eat corn chips, corn flakes, fast food fried in CORN OIL and drink sodas full of a processed industrial waste product aka High Fructose CORN Syrup. Maize = Corn. 

Who would have thought when Charles de Gaulle told NATO and the United States to fuck off in the sixties, he might one day by his actions in creating an independent French Mindset, that he would be considered the indirect salvation of a greater future Europe in protecting the food supply from foreign domination, experimentation and contaminaton. 

In another massive victory against Monsanto and the spread of genetically modified crops, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayraul has announced that the nation will be maintaining a key ban on the only remaining GMO currently allowed in Europe.

Known as Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, or MON810 maize, the original ban was brought forth back in March following the French court’s previous annulment on a November ban.

Thanks to activism by French citizens and serious political outcry, Monsanto is now effectively blocked from Europe’s gigantic marketplace.

This is even more true when you consider the fact that France is the largest grower of crops in all of Europe, making it an agricultural behemoth of sorts. With this move by such a large and influential nation, it will surely lead to similar legislation to pop up and succeed throughout the rest of the globe. Of course like with most other decisions regarding Monsanto, even Reuters admits (see first link) that France was under large amounts of pressure to ‘soften’ its stance on GMOs.

This is due to the fact that Monsanto has significant pull when it comes to government around the globe, with the United States in particular being the ‘launch pad’ for the biotechnology movement. We now know thanks to WikiLeaks, in fact, that United States ambassadors have actually threatened nations opposed to Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, going as far as to threaten them with ‘military-style trade wars’. When considering that this is but one leak, it is very concerning.

(Reuters) - Rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto's genetically modified corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller Roundup suffered tumours and multiple organ damage, according to a French study published on Wednesday.

Although the lead researcher's past record as a critic of the industry may make other experts wary of drawing hasty conclusions, the finding will stoke controversy about the safety of GM crops.

In an unusual move, the research group did not allow reporters to seek outside comment on their paper before its publication in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology and presentation at a news conference in London.

GM=Genetically Modified and or Genetically Mutated
GMO=Genetically Modified Organism and or Genetically Mutated Organism

Teamsters in History - Delaware Avenue - Philadelphia - 1899

Pennsylvania R.R. Ferries Building - Phila to Camden NJ - Delaware Ave - 1899

With two Harvard educated candidates for Prez, some of us have forgotten who and what built this nation.

I have two grandfathers listed on census forms with an occupation listed as “teamster”.

One grandfather, son of a Civil War veteran, considering the date of the census was driving a team of horses, the origin of the word “teamster”.

The other grandfather probably drove an old Ford Truck in his day.

Both hauled freight, a general term for any and all goods.

Delaware Avenue Waterfront - Philadelphia - 1899

Temple University Libraries, Urban Archives

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