Why Is Monsanto So Toxic To Farming?
Monsanto’s monopoly of agriculture will see the end of sustainable, self-perpetuating agriculture if we are forced to buy their patented, genetically fucked-up seeds each year.
This article is a follow-up from the previous article,
They, and other big seed and agrichemical companies such as DuPont and Syngenta, will be the richer for monopolizing agriculture, whilst the people will be the poorer for having to pay annually to use their seeds.
We Will All Have To Pay For All Seeds – Reusing last year’s seeds will not be an option unless the tight and punitive control exerted by these big corrupt companies is ended.
The trouble is that genetically modified patented seed is spreading so rapidly throughout the world, there will be no original seeds left before long. This will mean that Monsanto and such companies will be able to make EVERYBODY pay for ALL seeds, because the legality of the matter allows them to fine people, even when a farmer’s heritage seeds have become accidentally contaminated by patented, genetically modified seed.
Heritage Strains Are Disappearing.
Companies such as Monsanto are putting our Heritage Plants and Seeds at risk: Heritage seeds are disappearing because of the predominance of Monsanto’s biotech, genetically modified seeds.
Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds are migrating onto organic farms, and non-biotech farms, which have their own seeds. The result is cross-pollination of Heritage seeds and all other non-biotech seeds. These seeds are genetically changed, which means the original plant is lost.
Monsanto Gaining Stronghold On Agriculture: The ruthless litigious approach towards all competitors, including organic farmers, is resulting in a monopoly of our agricultural system by the Biotech giants Monsanto, DuPont, and other huge corporations.
Monsanto has so far taken 145 farmers to court for what they claim is ‘patent infringement’ of seed usage since 1997. They have won all 145 cases which has seen them benefit by over 23 million dollars in damages.
The TPPA – Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement is a very real threat to agriculture and to Free Speech in New Zealand, and all the other countries involved. The TPPA will put us under USA law, which means the big seed and agri-chemical companies will be able to sue anyone here who gets in the way of their profit and domination of the seed industry. Read more about how it will affect us if it goes ahead: http://www.itsourfuture.org.nz/what-is-the-tppa/
We need to act now to prevent farmers and householders from being sued if Monsanto seeds have accidentally migrated onto farms or backyards, and to protect the right to grow whatever seeds we choose.
We want to be able to reuse seeds, whether or not they originate from Monsanto’s biotech laboratories. Monsanto prohibits the saving of seed for the next year’s crop.
Say No To Monsanto’s Harmful RoundUp Weedkiller: Act now to stop Monsanto and other chemical and seed giants from marketing harmful glyphosphate chemicals such as RoundUp.
Now Monsanto has developed seed strains which are resistant to the effects of RoundUp. These seeds are marketed as ‘RoundUp Ready’. Not only do you have a patented seed which you will have to pay for each year, you are encouraged to buy their RoundUp glyphosphate, which is extremely destructive to human health, natural flora and fauna, and especially to bees.
RoundUp and similar toxic weedkillers affect our immune systems very badly. A weakened immune system can lead to cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, and many other diseases.
It’s immediate effect is on the helpful bacteria in the bowel: They are destroyed, which means that candida can overtake the ‘good’ bacteria. Candida infections pave the way to serious disease if you suffer long-standing candida trouble.
If you are being regularly exposed to glyphosphate-RoundUp and such chemicals, which often happens with council spraying programmes, or it is continually in your food supply, then you are at risk of cancer and other diseases, because of the digestive flora being out of balance.
RoundUp can seriously affect your health.
Join in the action against Monsanto and other seed and agrichemical giants by attending this protest.
New York City Free Schools and FoodJustice have organized this huge demonstration against Monsanto. The date is the 23rd May, 2015.
See the links below for details of this must-not-miss protest against Monsanto.
On the facebook page which advertises the march against Monsanto, the caption reads:
‘They have poisoned the food supply through negligence and undermined the farming system through monopolization.’
Yes, and if I lived in New York, I would be sure to join this march. I hope New Zealanders get together on the same day to protest against Monsanto’s monopolization of agriculture in NZ, and also against their continued use of the glyphosphate-containing RoundUp weedkiller, which is made by Monsanto.
RoundUp Glyphosphate weedkiller is used by New Zealand municipal authorities all over the country, as well as on dairy farms, orchards, and around market gardens. Our roadways, grass verges, parks, and nature walks are all sprayed with RoundUp to keep the weeds at bay.
Apart from the poisonous aspect of the stuff, it is a crime to be paying Monsanto for tons of RoundUp each year, when the simple weeding of these areas could give unemployed people a very pleasant job.
The European Commission has recently, in January, 2015, banned the use and sale of Glyphosphate weedkillers, which includes Monsanto’s RoundUp.
Glyphosphates, including RoundUp, have been already banned in Holland and Mexico, and other countries are bound to follow the example of these countries.
Glyphosphate-RoundUp has been proven to be destructive to bees as well as humans, yet Monsanto and other agrichemical companies are defending its use vehemently.
Now, typically, the European Commission is being sued by the chemical giants who claim the decision to ban Glyphosphates is ‘unfair’.
Unfair to them, they think, as they will lose huge profits because of this weedkiller being banned. Doesn’t it remind you of the claims made by cigarette companies of yesteryear, that ‘there is no evidence to support the notion that cigarette smoking harms your health’?
Or about that other famous lie, where even New Zealand doctors told us here that ‘there was no evidence to prove that 2,4,5T was harmful to humans’, after it had been banned elsewhere, and while our fields and dairy lands continued to be poisoned with the stuff. 2,4,5T was used in VietNam war-time of the late 1960’2 and early 70’s with devastating effects – known to soldiers as ‘Agent Orange’.
The only reason 2.4.5.T was left available in NZ for so long was because Dow Chemicals were making the stuff right here in NZ,in New Plymouth. And therein lies another tale of disastrous consequences.
Extremely selfishly greedy for profit, irresponsible, and downright corrupt, to want to keep marketing poisons such as RoundUp and other harmful agrichemicals, when all evidence proves them to be bad for plants, animals and nature generally.
Support the action against Monsanto and other agressive agriculture chemical giants by joining the march if you can.
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