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China rejects genetically modified rice in opposition to GMO crops

Posted by seumasach on February 3, 2012

Natural Society

2nd February, 2012

As awareness of genetically modified food and the dangers associated increase, actions are being taken to eliminate the issue entirely. With countries destroying their GMO crops, scientists showing the facts, and individuals voicing their discontent on the matter, there is a large and growing contingent across countries that are taking action to preserve the integrity of our food supply. China is the latest nation to take a stand against GMO crops.

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America’s farmlands to be carpet-bombed with Vietnam-era Agent Orange chemical if Dow petition approved

Posted by seumasach on December 30, 2011

Mike Adams

Natural News

27th December, 2011

(NaturalNews) A key chemical of one of the most horrifying elements of the Vietnam War — Agent Orange — may soon be unleashed on America’s farmlands. Considered by world nations to be a “Weapon of Mass Destruction” (WMD), Agent Orange was dropped in the millions of gallons on civilian populations during the Vietnam War in order to destroy foliage and poison North Vietnamese soldiers. The former president of the Vietnamese Red Cross, Professor Nhan, described it as, “…a massive violation of human rights of the civilian population, and a weapon of mass destruction.”

A key chemical in that weapon —2,4-D— is just months away from being dropped on agricultural land across the United States. Dow AgroSciences, which along with DuPont and Monsanto is heavily invested in genetically engineered crops, haspetitioned the U.S. governmentto deregulate a variety of GE corn that’s resistant to 2,4-D, which comprises 50% of the recipe of Agent Orange.

NaturalNews broke this story yesterday and published the details:…

If the petition is approved by Washington, it would turn America’s corn fields intochemical warfare zonestargeted for mass pesticide poisoning with 2,4-D chemicals. The corn, of course, would be immune to 2,4-D, so it would uptake the chemical and transport it right into the structure of the corn kernels, creating “Agent Orange corn bombs” that would be chemically unleashed when consumed by human beings.

This is just the latest example of how industrial chemical giants and GMO companies of the world arecommitting acts of genocideagainst innocents. The introduction of 2,4-D-resistant GE corn is, essentially, anact of war against humanity.

Food crops sprayed with chemical weapons

Agent Orange, which contains roughly 50% 2,4-D, is also cited in numerous war crimes lawsuits. Even the BBC has reported on it:…

The use of such chemicals on civilian targets is a violation of the 1907 Hague Convention, the 1927 Geneva Convention, and the 1949 Geneva Convention (

TheInternational Tribunal of Conscience in Support of the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orangehas published a document briefly describing the war crimes committed by the U.S. government in its use of Agent Orange:…

That document states:

The chemical warfare waged by the United States against Vietnam though the use of Agent Orange and other dioxin laced chemicals from 1961 to 1971 has caused severe, massive and prolonged consequences for the environment, ecology and health of the people of Vietnam.

See the photos of Agent Orange victims

Shocking picturesof Agent Orange victims can be seen at the following pages (WARNING, extremely graphic):………………………

Watch the video of children affected by Agent Orange:…

Hear the Agent Orange songby Country Joe. Visit: click on “Agent Orange Song” on the top left. You’ll be able to hear the full song.

First Vietnam, now America

Even walking around America today,many Americans are born as mutantsthanks to the chemicals used in foods, medicines, lawn care and personal care products. That crime against humanity is about to be made far, far worse with the unleashing of 2,4-D on America’s farmlands.

The gross deformities, birth defects, neurological disorders and physical retardation we have seen in Vietnamese children affected by Agent Orange could soon arrive at America’s doorstep thanks to 2,4-D.

Dow, of course, is widely regarded as one of the most evil corporations on the planet, having already poisoned countless victims with toxic chemicals. Remember the Bhopal pesticide factory explosion in India? That was Union Carbide, owned by Dow. It killed thousands of people, maimed tens of thousands and injured over half a million (…).

Read more about Bhopal:…

And learn more about Dow here:…

Remember:If chemical weapons are used to produce food, then those who consume such foods become casualties of war.

Food production was once an honorable art, but at the hands of greed-driven globalists, it quickly became a system of profit seeking and then a tool for corporate domination over the People. Now it has become a weapon of mass destruction, and it is being used to decimate the health of both the population and the farmlands.

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India files biopiracy lawsuit against Monsanto

Posted by seumasach on November 15, 2011

Natural News

28th September, 2011

India files biopiracy lawsuit against Monsanto, says biotech giant is stealing nature for corporate gain

Representing one of the most agriculturally bio-diverse nations in the world, India has become a primary target for biotechnology companies like Monsanto and Cargill to spread their genetically-modified (GM) crops into new markets. However, a recent France 24 report explains that the Indian government has decided to take an offensive approach against this attempted agricultural takeover by suing Monsanto for “biopiracy,” accusing the company of stealing India’s indigenous plants in order to re-engineer them into patented varieties.

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India cheers while Montsanto burns

Posted by seumasach on June 12, 2011

Paul Kingsnorth

The Light Party

“We send today, a very clear message to all those who have invested in Monsanto in India and abroad; take your money out now, before we reduce it to ashes”.
Karnataka State Farmers Association, India

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Gene alarm on GM crops

Posted by seumasach on June 6, 2011

The Telegraph India

3rd June, 2011

New Delhi, June 2: Indian scientists have discovered that the genetic modification of plants with a gene already used in crops worldwide may severely damage the plants, a surprising finding that may stir a debate on current crop biotechnology science.

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Protesters in Berlin call for an end to factory farming

Posted by seumasach on January 23, 2011

Meanwhile, back in animal farm, mass population reduction advocate, Sir John Beddington, calls for more GM crops.


22nd January, 2011

Several thousand people in Berlin on Saturday demonstrated for change in the agriculture industry, calling for non-toxic and environmentally friendly arable and animal farming, less industrial agriculture and more consumer protection.

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Indian protestors take it to the streets in defiance of GM crop

Posted by seumasach on November 2, 2010

Natural News

2nd November, 2010

Many Indian farmers and concerned citizens are taking the offensive against the attempted takeover of their agriculture system by multinational biotechnology giants like Monsanto. A group known as Kisan Swaraj Yatra (KSY) has been mobilizing and gathering support from farmers, and touring the country in protest of genetically-modified (GM) crops that are destroying the nation’s agriculture.

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Study shows Monsanto roundup herbicide link to birth defects

Posted by seumasach on September 30, 2010

F.William Engdahl

Global Research

30th September, 2010

A major new scientific study has confirmed growing conviction that the world’s most widely used chemical herbicide, Monsanto Corporation’s Roundup is toxic and a danger to human as well as animal organisms. The latest scientific research carried out by a multinational scientific team headed by Professor Andrés Carrasco, head of the Laboratory of Molecular Embryology at the University of Buenos Aires Medical School and member of Argentina’s National Council of Scientific and Technical Research, presents alarming demonstration that Monsanto and the GMO agribusiness industry have systematically lied about the safety of their Roundup. Roundup in far lower concentrations than used in agriculture is linked to birth defects. The health implications are huge. All major GMO crops on the market today are genetically manipulated to “tolerate” the herbicide Roundup.

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GMO Crop Catastrophe in USA a lesson for EU

Posted by seumasach on August 25, 2010

“cloned animals with engineered innate immunity to diseases”.

This sounds like the eugenics/malthusian brethren: and indeed it is! Professor Sir John Beddington ( for it is he!) has called for the British population to be reduced to 18 million and, by the sound of it, it isn’t just empty talk.

F.William Engdahl


22nd August, 2010

As the European Union moves closer to approving the cultivation of GMOs despite stiff widespread opposition, it ought to be paying urgent attention to the agricultural arms race unfolding in the United States. The gospel of high-tech genetically modified (GM) crops is no longer sounding quite so sweet. Roundup-resistant “superweeds” are plaguing Monsanto crops across southern US states, driving farmers to use more herbicides, abandon their farms or …. return to conventional crops.

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Why Are Indian Farmers Committing Suicide and How Can We Stop This Tragedy?

Posted by seumasach on June 3, 2009

Vandana Shiva

23rd May, 2009

The factors that have caused 200,000 suicides in India are rooted in the policies of trade liberalization and corporate globalization which ensnare farmers in a spiral of indebtedness, generating despair.

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