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The price of truth

Posted by seumasach on January 29, 2013

Because they dared to speak out about health and medical disasters they were persecuted by those they attacked

Maryvonne Ollivry

GMO Seralini(source: Paris Match)

17th January, 2013

Meneton and the food industry, Vasseur and prisons, Cicolella and solvent manufacturers, Frachon and the Servier Laboratories, Séralini and GMOs… Each of them reveals the terrifying results of their revelations. A great deal of courage!

What would you do if you found out unbearable truths and were left alone to face huge lobbies with colossal financial interests? For honour, for duty, and to be able to look themselves
 in the face, they decided to fight back.

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Peru passes monumental ten year ban on genetically engineered foods

Posted by seumasach on November 14, 2012

Occupy Montsanto

10th March, 2012

In a massive blow to multinational agribiz corporations such as  Monsanto, Bayer, and Dow, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients anywhere within the country for a full decade before coming up for another review.  Peru’s Plenary Session of the Congress made the decision 3 years after the decree was written despite previous governmental pushes for GM legalization due largely to the pressure from farmers that together form the Parque de la Papa in Cusco, a farming community of 6,000 people that represent six communities. They worry the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will compromise the native species of Peru, such as the giant white corn, purple corn and, of course, the famous species of Peruvian potatoes. Anibal Huerta, President of Peru’s Agrarian Commission, said the ban was needed to prevent the ”danger that can arise from the use of biotechnology.”

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Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk

Posted by seumasach on September 26, 2012

Daily Mail

26th September, 2012

Russia has suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage.

Separately, the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA), has ordered its own review in to the research, which was conducted at a French university.

The decision by Russia could be followed by other nations in what would be a severe blow to the take-up of the controversial technology.
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California soon to vote on mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods

Posted by seumasach on September 24, 2012

Mieux Prevenir

23rd September, 2012

Proposition 37, which would require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods will be voted on in California on 6 November 2012. Recently, during just one week, a host of chemical, biotech and junk food corporations donated nearly US$25 million to try to kill this Proposition.  The “Big Six” chemical companies: Monsanto, DuPost, BASF, Bayer, Dow and Syngenta have contributed $13.5 million into fighting the Proposition. Pepsi, Coke, Nestle, and Kellogg, which provide information about GE foods to consumers in 49 countries but not the United States, have also contributed several million dollars. (Article from Care2.com, 15 August 2012: guest blog post from Stacy Malkan, media director for the Yes on 37 California Right to Know Campaign.)

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