The next WORLD WIDE MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO is Saturday, May 21st, 2016
Rally at The Indiana State House locate at 200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 starting at 1pm
Bring signs, RAIN OR SHINE.
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Monsanto is a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation based in the United States. Monsanto has developed several chemical products which have become controversial or have been banned. Monsanto is the producer of Roundup herbicide and is also the largest producer of genetically engineered (GE) seeds on the planet.
Monsanto hinders the development of sustainable agriculture, the healthfulness of our food, the health of our environment, and the health of our citizens in several ways, including but not limited to the following:
#1: Lobbying and Advertising
Monsanto outspends all other agribusinesses and interest groups to persuade Congress and the public, pushing an agenda that runs counter to sustainable agriculture, and to maintain dominance over our food system.
#2: Suppressing Research
By creating obstacles to independent research on its products, Monsanto makes it harder for farmers and policy makers to make informed decisions that can lead to more sustainable agriculture.
#3: Promoting Pesticide Resistance
Monsanto’s RoundupReady and Bt technologies lead to resistant weeds and insects that can make farming harder and reduce sustainability.
#4: Increasing Herbicide Use
Roundup resistance has led to greater use of herbicides, with troubling implications for biodiversity, sustainability, and human health.
#5: Spreading Gene Contamination
The history of GE crops shows that it is not a matter of whether they will contaminate other farmers? crops, but when and how much. Monsanto jeopardizes the purity of non-GE and organic food sectors?and the environmental benefits they provide.
#6: Expanding Monoculture
Monsanto’s emphasis on limited varieties of a few commodity crops contributes to reduced biodiversity and, as a consequence, to increased pesticide use and fertilizer pollution.
#7: Marginalizing Alternatives
Monsanto’s single-minded emphasis on GE fixes for farming challenges comes at the expense of cheaper, more effective, more sustainable solutions.
#8: Falling Short on Feeding the World
Monsanto contributes little to helping the world feed itself, and has failed to endorse science-backed solutions that don’t give its products a central role.
A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. Because this involves the transfer of genes, GMOs are also known as “transgenic” organisms. This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM) These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.
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Bring your favorite Non-GMO dish and meet fellow activists working to label genetically engineered food. Continue reading
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After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves. Continue reading
Indianapolis Action Group Presents: Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives. Screening this Saturday at Birdy’s Bar & Grill, film starting at 7:00 pm
Birdy’s is located at 2131 E 71st St, Indianapolis, IN 46220
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In the wake of the startling findings that GM corn causes massive tumors, liver damage and shortened life spans in rats (www.naturalnews.com/037249_GMO_study_cancer_tumors_organ_damage.html), it is vital now more than ever to educate friends and family about the dangers of GM food. Continue reading