Europe: No to GMO

Indiana Rally for the Right to Know

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linktv on Apr 30, 2013

As Europe considers expanding cultivation of genetically modified crops, the European movement against GMOs heats up. A campaign film produced by Sourced TV highlights European concerns.

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Weaponized Food–Do We Need a Striped Eggplant? by Joseph Natoli

by Joseph Natoli
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 10, 2013

An Organic Eggplant

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Gulliver’s Travels in Food, Farming & Cuisine: Chronicle Three

Over the years I’ve remarked that what Americans do to food is not just growing, cooking and eating it but what I call “weaponizing” it.

This is done not in the service of feeding an increasing multitude but in the service of an array of reasons I list as if they sprang from Pandora’s Box:

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Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America from Monsanto to Wal-Mart + The Monsanto Protection Act

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democracynow·Apr 2, 2013

www.democracynow.org – Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, joins us to discuss her new book, “Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America.” Hauter tackles the corporations behind the meat, vegetables, grains and milk consumed by millions every day — including some of the most popular organic brands. “Foodopoly” details how a handful of large corporations control the nation’s food production in ways that limit how small-farms operate and how ordinary people make choices in grocery stores. And in the wake of the recently passed provision dubbed by critics as “the Monsanto Protection Act,” Hauter also discusses the new report by Food & Water Watch, “Monsanto: A Corporate Profile.”

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Our War on Nature by Lesley Docksey

by Lesley Docksey
Guest Writer
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Jan. 27, 2013

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With the ‘global war on terror’ dominating the headlines, when Western interests headed by Western security and armed forces are sweeping across vast swathes of the Middle East and North Africa, people are losing sight of a threat that will affect everyone, rich or poor, regardless of their religion, status or nationality.  So caught up in its Crusade – and what else can we honestly call it when the countries we are invading, attacking with drones or interfering with behind the scenes are all entirely or partially Muslim – the West is blind to the crusade it should really be fighting, that of climate change and the destruction of the natural world upon which all humanity depends.

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Indian Farmers Trapped and Desperate by Graham Peebles

by Graham Peebles
Guest Writer
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London
January 24, 2013

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India has the largest number of smallholder farmers in the World, 600 million by some estimates. From this army of workers one impoverished desperate man, or indeed woman, with a noose of debt around their neck takes his or her own life on average every thirty minutes, A statistic barely comprehensible, representing the tidal wave of suicides that has swept through the farming community in the last 15 years.

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US Farmers Take To The Streets Against Monsanto

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PressTVGlobalNews·Jan 12, 2013

They are family farmers, their loved ones and supporters, all in favor of a farmer’s associations lawsuit against the agriculture and biotechnology giant, Monsanto.

In March 2011, a group of farmers filed a suit against Monsanto, the purpose of which is to be protected from the company’s suing them for patent infringement, should some of Monsanto’s seeds contaminate the farmers’ crops through natural causes like cross pollination and seed drift.

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Bitter Seeds (no longer available)

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Biotechnology is changing the way farming is done all over the world. Advocates believe the “New Green Revolution” is the only way to provide sufficient food for the world’s growing population while opponents raise environmental concerns and fear that GMOs drive small-scale farmers off the land. Bitter Seeds explores the controversy — from a village in India that uses genetically modified seeds to U.S. government agencies that promote them.

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David vs. Monsanto

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Patrick Levell· Feb 21, 2014

Dr. Mercola would like you to watch and learn from this documentary film “David versus Monsanto” as it reveals the victory of a farmer, David Runyon, against Monsanto which is one of the most powerful companies promoting genetically engineered foods other known as GMO.
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Genetic Roulette—The Gamble of Our Lives

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Oct 8, 2012 by

Are you and your family on the wrong side of a bet?

When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of unprecedented proportions. The health of all living things and all future generations were put at risk by an infant technology.

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Nestlé and Monsanto — Let Them Eat Their Money by Siv O’Neall

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by Siv O’Neall
Featured Writer
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Axisoflogic.com
Lyon, France
Sept. 26, 2012

It’s strictly ingenious. The two big multinational corporations have found the way to ruin the earth. They care about nothing but their own coffers – profit, profit and more profit, and step by step they will move us to the brink. Hopefully they will be the first to fall over the cliff. They will have ruined the earth, water, plants, forests, insects, mammals (the chief mammals being the leaders of this absurd system that rules the world) and all that is comprised in the concept of ecosystems.

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Organic Farmers Beat US Droughts

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Sep 30, 2012 by

The recent drought in the United States has damaged crops and driven up food prices.

However, organic farmers say that they have fared better, thanks to alternative growing methods.

Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Ottawa, Illiois.

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Dennis Kucinich Calls Out Monsanto: Americans Demand GMO Labeling

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http://kucinich.house.gov
Washington, Sep 19, 2012

On the Floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today called out Monsanto by name for opposing efforts to grant consumers their right-to-know about genetically engineered food. Congressman Kucinich is the author of H.R. 3553: Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act.

See video here. [see below.]

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Arrests of Protesters at Occupy Monsanto + Occupy Monsanto Stops GMO Seed Distribution

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Occupy Monsanto

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Sent to DS by Derek C. Wallace (guy with the bullhorn; Symbolic “CEO of Monsanto”)

Sep 13, 2012 by

Monsanto employee confronts protesters at second driveway blockade and tells them they have 10 minutes to leave.

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Vandana Shiva and Geoff Lawton: Freeing the Seed

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Sep 5, 2012 by Seed Freedom

Regular readers will know we are doing what we can to support Vandana Shiva’s “Occupy the Seed” campaign, running between 2 — 16 October, 2012. This worthy “Seed Freedom Fortnight of Action” is a call to respect and liberate the world’s seeds and to maximise their diversity — their being the very basis of our existence, and an absolute wonder of biological ‘magic’ in their own right. […]

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