Monsanto up for Nobel Prize – Disaster! (Video)

 

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Anyone who wants a chance to live a nice, long, healthy life should sign the petition available at www.sumofus.org against Monsanto, the creators of DDT, Agent Orange and bad food. They are up to win the Nobel Prize in agriculture. This is the World Food Prize which will occur on Oct. 16, World Food Day. If they win, disaster is in the wind that carries their killer seeds.

There’s no way this evil corporation, who has nothing but our demise in mind, should be allowed to keep poisoning us with their genetically-modified seeds and food. And that is exactly what will happen if they win; they will have free rein and unrestricted power to continue making millions of people sick.

Genetically modified means they alter the genetic make up and the DNA of crops, mixing them with other life forms. One purpose is to create the ability of this new crop to produce pesticides. What they are doing, basically, is creating a dangerous pesticide and then altering the basic nature of crops in an attempt to resist the pesticide. The results have been much damage to humans.

In 2008, Monsanto made a $5 million pledge to the World Food Prize Foundation, essentially buying their way into acceptance as a legitimate, sustainable food source for this planet. They are anything but.

This company spells disaster for thousands of farmers by forcing them to buy Monsanto seeds which cause nothing but damage. They sell suicide seeds that die in one season and cannot be re-planted; therefore farmers are forced to buy seeds every year which cause many to go bankrupt.

A prime example: 270,000 farmers committed suicide between 1995 and 2012 in India because they could not sustain their farms under these conditions. Monsanto forced them out of business with their chemical seeds.

Does this sound like a solution to world hunger which they profess as their goal? Does Monsanto deserve to win a Nobel Prize for causing suicide and disaster on a world level?

From Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet For a Small Planet and Anna Lappe, author of Diet for a Hot Planet:

Almost twenty years after commercialization of the first GMO seeds, by far the most widely used are not engineered to enhance nutrient content, but to produce a specific pesticide or to resist a proprietary herbicide, or a combination of these traits. Even in reducing weeds, the technology is failing, for it has led to herbicide-resistant “super weeds” now appearing on nearly half of American farms.

Syngenta, the giant company that is killing bees in massive amounts with their pesticides will also receive a prize and share the $250,000 prize money.

Monsanto has taken over 90% of the world’s farms, forcing them out of business, essentially wiping out most of our farming.

Many of these farms are organic and a serious problem that occurs is these Monsanto seeds fly around and cross-pollinate with the crops in the organic farms, destroying them. To add insult to injury, Monsanto has turned around and sued some of these farmers on the basis of patent infringement, as if the farmers planned to contaminate their fields with Monsanto chemicals. However, some farmers succeeded in suing Monsanto for contaminating their farms and won.

Of course, Monsanto claims no damage can be done from their food, their seeds or herbicides but experiments with mice have resulted in tumors, organ failures, cancer and premature death.

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer called Roundup, is one of the most dangerous chemicals in the world. It can cause cancer and spontaneous abortions, while weakening plants and causing disease. More disaster.

Some farmers were feeding their pigs Monsanto corn and that resulted in sterility. After switching back to organic corn, they started producing babies again.

Monsanto has been planting millions of acres of GMO corn in this country– disaster. At the same time, however, several European countries either have banned Monsanto or are in the process – Germany, for example. Some have burned thousands of acres of Monsanto crops.

The reason Monsanto is flourishing in this county is because is it deeply rooted in the government. President Obama has appointed former Monsanto executive, Michael Taylor, as deputy commissioner of food at the FDA. This was after Monsanto spent $80 million in lobbying and campaign contributions. Also, Bill Gates is a prime investor in Monsanto.

In 2010, Roundup made $2 billion for Monsanto while actually causing world hunger and sickness.

If you are interested in signing a petition to save our farmers and our food, one can be found on the website sumofus.org.

Monsanto was voted the most evil corporation on earth – capturing 51% of the vote. There isn’t anything worse for our physical survival than to allow this abomination called Monsanto to win the Noble Prize in agriculture. Disaster!

By:  Lucille Femine

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12 Responses to "Monsanto up for Nobel Prize – Disaster! (Video)"

  1. ocurrain   October 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Although this is a poorly written article it appears to be well intentioned. Some of the comments veer to the other extreme. According to Vandana Shiva, a notable speaker on agricultural issues from India, maintains that many of the suicides by Indian farmers can be traced to Monsanto’s policies of projecting a false faith in higher yields and coercive methods that force annual purchases of Monsanto products. Even if this is only partially accurate the underlying situation is bleak for Indian farmers & Monsanto is, like most investor based corporations, an amoral institution whose motive is based primarily on profit, even if it projects a feigned interest in helping poor farmer & poor nations.

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  2. LRG   October 9, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Correct. not a well-written article. Too bad, BUT GO TO THIS SITE for good writing, scientific research results, and clear facts about the dangers of GMO. THose of you who support Monsanto are equally responsible, more so, to be fully informed. Where is the good science supporting Monsanto’s claims? Hard to locate….lots of words and advertising genius. How come so many other countries will not accept GMO foods from US? It is very important for you to find out why.: http://www.responsibletechnology.org/

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  3. ajkmsteph   October 8, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    this is complete nonsense virtual nothing is correct. BTW they already won the prize its been announced

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  4. Steve Virgin   October 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Complete absence of any evidence to back up anything you say. Not even the wildest of anti-science nutcases makes statements like these:

    “In 2010, Roundup made $2 billion for Monsanto while actually causing world hunger and sickness.” – evidence maybe? leaving aside you think those who buy its products (13-14m farmers) and every single regulator that approves them (must be a complete idiot and too stupid to see what you can see). And to say something so logically stupid as a ‘company caused world hunger and sickness” – as its reason to trade commercially – is totally ridiculous.

    You are unable to proof competently. You made a change recognizing your stupidity in confusing the Nobel Prize with the World Food Prize (ROFL) but forgot to change this:
    “There isn’t anything worse for our physical survival than to allow this abomination called Monsanto to win the Noble Prize in agriculture. Disaster!”

    “A prime example: 270,000 farmers committed suicide between 1995 and 2012 in India because they could not sustain their farms under these conditions. Monsanto forced them out of business with their chemical seeds.” – what utter nonsense – GMOs were not even permitted in India till the turn of the century – how can something be causing suicide when it is even sold or used in the country. That’s just laughable. Since then, have you heard of the monsoon? Some years it is superb some years not. If it is a bad year it can wipe out farmers of all sizes in India. Might be linked don’t you think?

    “There’s no way this evil corporation, who has nothing but our demise in mind, should be allowed to keep poisoning us with their genetically-modified seeds and food. And that is exactly what will happen if they win; they will have free rein and unrestricted power to continue making millions of people sick.” – a Prize gives you power to go and kill people and no one can stop you? What are you smoking? I want some.

    “Monsanto has taken over 90% of the world’s farms, forcing them out of business, essentially wiping out most of our farming.” – it makes seeds you moron it does not farm – why the hell would it want to go and run farms when it has a profitable business?

    “Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer called Roundup, is one of the most dangerous chemicals in the world. It can cause cancer and spontaneous abortions, while weakening plants and causing disease. More disaster.” This chemical has been around since 1970 (forty three years) and only in the last five or so have a load of stupid knobs been suddenly discovering it is dangerous but none of you have a science degree to rub together between you funnily enough.

    As for the science tests name ONE – each and every time one appears it is laughed out of court by the scientific community as it is completely absurd. Seralini being the most recent. He won’t even had over his data on his study to a legitimate regulator for them to analyse it properly. Studies in science have to be replicable anywhere in the world using the same conditions – all of the freaky science you like so much is never replicable as it sets out from a bias standpoint to simply destroy what it does not like.

    The irrational hatred of a company ‘because it is trendy do so’ is one of the saddest things I think I have ever seen. This energy could be doing something good instead of rotting the last few brain cells you and your cohort possess.

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  5. Lucille Femine   October 8, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Correction from the author: The World Food Prize is not part of the Nobel Prize but is considered equivalent to it. However, if they win, the results will still be grim. Please sign the petition – the most important part of this article. Thanks.

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  6. Steve Virgin   October 8, 2013 at 8:19 am

    This is pathetic, really terrible journalism – so awful its laughable. Virtually nothing in your story is true. Based on ridiculous myths and innuendo at best. Grow up

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  7. Karl Umlaut   October 8, 2013 at 8:02 am

    As much as I hate Monsanto, they are NOT winning the Nobel Prize. They are winning the world food prize, which has nothing to do with the Nobel Prize.

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  8. Questions   October 8, 2013 at 4:00 am

    lost you at
    “They sell suicide seeds that die in one season and cannot be re-planted; therefore farmers are forced to buy seeds every year which cause many to go bankrupt.”

    When you report blatant false statements, you lost me.

    As much as I hate the business practices of Monsanto, please practice proper research in journalism .

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    • Melissa   October 8, 2013 at 7:02 am

      This is a true statement. Monsanto has created plants that grow “non-renewable hybrids” Thus the farmers must buy seeds ever season.

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  9. Heidi   October 8, 2013 at 3:59 am

    So does Monsanto own the Noble prize organisation now? How can peace and Monsanto be used together?? just as the title suggests – disaster!

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  10. dooleydy   October 7, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Horrible. I will never feel the same about the Nobel Prize again if this goes ahead!

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  11. Howard B Houlette   October 7, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I am a agent orange victim.

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