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Yes there will be some that say the stock (share) price was beginning to drop before the protest, but that was in reality the price reacting to the very popular and well publicized ‘March against Monsanto’.
So on basic mathematics we need 9 more marches against Monsanto to finally destroy Monsanto. I for one would be happy to give up the time.
Yes this is proof that protest does make a difference.
Another big thanks to the organizers and those who helped make it happen.
More information on Monsanto killing bees
|Ontario, Canada: Elmwood beekeepers reported over 37 million bee deaths after farmers planted GMO corn with air seeders that also blow neonicotinoid pesticides into the air. [The EU has banned neonicotinoids, but North American officials and politicians, which are financially beholden to the biotech industry, continue to pretend that there is no problem.]|
One of many dead hives at Schuit’s Saugeen Honey, in Elmwood.
“Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions,” Schuit said. He and many others, including the European Union, are pointing the finger at a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, manufactured by Bayer CropScience Inc. used in planting corn and some other…
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Honey bees are in severe decline in the US, the principle culprit is believed to be Neonicotinamides developed by Monsanto. Honey bees are responsible for pollination 2/3 of all food crops people eat, so without them we are in real trouble.
Rather then admitting responsibility for the damage they have done with neonicotinamide pesticides, Monsanto are developing Robot bees to have an even larger control over nature and your food supply.
How would you feel being forced to pay Monsanto to hire its robotic bees to pollinate your crops after its pesticides killed all the natural bees?
It’s not enough for Monsanto to have control over your seeds and food that want to control what get pollinated also, dangerous.
Monsanto is a mega corporation which was founded in 1901.
Its key market is the agricultural sector and focused on pesticides and synthetics until around 1983 when they announced that they had successfully genetically modified a plant cell.
Much of Monsanto’s modern marketing has targeted the need to grow food almost anywhere on the planet, it’s quite an exciting idea, cheap crops that can be grown in the most extreme conditions.
Hey if this is true then whats the problem?
There are several issues that come into the spotlight.
- Commercial distribution of Monsanto products has only flooded the market in the past 50 years, So we are still the guinea pigs.
- Monsanto product is modified to prevent fruits & vegetables from reproducing seeds.
- Patents taken out on seeds means the idea of food can be owned.
- Their monopoly on the market is pushing organic farmers out of business.
- Suspicious bypassing of government regulations in local markets.
- Their food doesn’t taste the same as nature intended it, a lot of their food tastes like nothing and the list goes on.
Just like many other multi national corporations, Monsanto uses their power to pursue government officials and organisations such as the world trade organisation and international monetary fund to completely reform trading system to allow access into a market and push out local businesses with often money and resources that lots of countries just don’t have.
Farmers world wide were at the front of the anti-globalisation movement in the late 90s trying to get the world to act on the threat for these mega corporations, the weight that these mega corporations have on local markets often makes it impossible to complete and killing local industry especially organics.
Monsanto is the world’s largest seed company (global market share: 27%) and owns over four fifths of the planet’s genetically modified (GM) seed and is listed as Forbes 16th most innovative company in the world.
People world wide are demanding more answers about what they are being fed and farmers and customers are worried that fair competition and choice is a thing of the past.
On May the 25th people around the world will be protesting in the local cities to raise awareness about Monsanto and our food supplies and protest governments which allow them into local markets and destroy farmers lives.
If you want to help organise the event message us or visit https://www.facebook.com/monsantomarchmelbourne