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Friday, 29 November 2013 14:13

Monsanto poses threat to health & environment

Written by  Nation of Change

The multinational biotech giant MONSANTO is the world’s leading producer of genetically modified seeds and crops, responsible for 90 percent of the genetically engineered seed on the United States market.

Monsanto poses one of the greatest threats on the planet to human health and the environment.

Some key facts about MONSANTO:

- The Senate Passed The Monsanto Protection Act Granted Monsanto Power of US Government [1]

- Monsanto spent 4.2 Million dollars to squash California GMO Labelling [2]

- Monsanto is responsible for several varieties of “superbugs”. [3]

- Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup has spawned over 120 million hectacres of herbicide-resistant superweeds while damaging massive amounts of soil. [4]

- An Argentinian Study Found that Monsanto’s Roundup Ingredient Causes Birth Defects [5]

- Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, glyphosate which is destroying and/or altering the microbial biodiversity of the soil, jeopardizing the fertility of the entire biosphere. [6]

- Monsanto Researchers found that consumption of GMO corn or soybeans may lead to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice – particularly in the liver and kidneys. [7]

- Monsanto caught engaging in 'slave-like' treatment of undocumented workers [8]

- Monsanto effectively owns most US diplomats, and is currently using this political capital to start 'trade wars' agains nations opposed to Monsanto's destructive policies. [9]

http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto

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Monsanto's controversial past

'...People are far more concerned with Monsanto's recent business practices but it is also important to understand its equally dark past. The aim of this article is to illustrate that Monsanto is in no way new to controversy and in fact seems to have deliberately chosen to develop and produce products which cause irreparable damage to the environment and life; be human or animal.'

http://www.nationofchange.org/blogs/martin-edwards/monsanto-s-controversial-past-1385076006

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Source: Nation of Change, with some compilation by Team SCPA

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