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Michael Hart, a conventional livestock family farmer, has been farming in Cornwall for nearly thirty years and has actively campaigned on behalf of family farmers for over fifteen years, travelling extensively in Europe, India, Canada and the USA.
In this short documentary he investigates the reality of farming genetically modified crops in the USA ten years after their introduction. He travels across the US interviewing farmers and other specialists about their experiences of growing GM.
AL JAZEERA - AN INDEPTH INVESTIGATION
▶ DOES 'BIOPIRACY' ENDANGER WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES?
Seed monopolies could affect livelihoods of farmers, biodiversity. Patenting crop-breeding techniques has economic, ecological and ethical implications. Currently, five biotech corporations account for 77 percent of patents on living organisms.
AGROPOLY - September 2013
ETC Group, September 4, 2013
▶ CONTEMPORARY AGRICULTURE IS BURNING UP OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/6xIJJx
Moneylife, September 13, 2013
▶▶ WATCH ▶▶
▶ SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY - VIDEO - Vandana Shiva http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1054461972/seeding-deep-democracy-vandana-shiva
-▶ HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB
THE HUNGER GAMES - HOW UK, USA SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERY http://sco.lt/8ked9N
THE CORPORATE TAKE-OVER OF AFRICAN FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/5cAkpF
THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL: AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/9MtkYL
20 March, 2013 - Nation of Change
MONSANTO'S DEATH GRIP ON YOUR FOOD
Monsanto’s near-monopoly gives the company the right to control access to a staple food item that is found in a wide range of consumer products... http://www.nationofchange.org/monsanto-s-death-grip-your-food-1363790329
MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE - CONTROL OF WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY From Saccharin to GE Seed - Chemicals for Food, Agriculture, War http://sco.lt/5TGVDl
Red, Green and Blue, February 19, 2012
UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS:
Monsanto has been systematically blocking researchers from using its patented gene modified (GMO) seeds to learn if there are problems with them, according to an explosive op-ed in yesterday’s LA Timesby Doug Gurian-Sherman of the Union of Concerned Scientists.Source: Red Green & Bluehttp://redgreenandblue.org/2011/02/14/monsanto-blocks-research-on-gmo-safety/
U.S. GOVERNMENT AGGRESSIVELY BACKS/PROMOTES BIOTECH FOOD IN THRUST FOR CONTROL OF GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY http://sco.lt/8RhvPt
WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEWED GMO RESEARCH? http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3087172079/why-is-there-so-little-independent-peer-reviewed-gmo-research
Guardian, George Monbiot, September 30, 2013
OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE: SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD - THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/6FiLkv
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH) The Leader of the Biotech Cartel http://sco.lt/7CoHSb
This week BASF announced that it is moving its GMOs out of Europe. Will the English-speaking media lose its nerve and write about it? Based on past experience, my wager goes to the habitual policy of silence, and I expect that the news will continue all but unrecorded in English. Most of us will not celebrate as we should......
Written by: Ignacio Chapela is Associate Professor of Microbial Ecology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Senior Researcher at GenØk, the National Center for Biosafety, Norway.
That pretty little red orb hides a lot of dirty secrets. I just finished reading Barry Estabrook's Tomatoland: How Modern Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, and am profoundly unsettled.... http://noteasytobegreen.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/reasons-never-to-buy-another-winter-tomato/
Nation of Change, September 17, 2013
August 28, 2013 Telegraph
>>>>>BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION:
Giant agri-food corporations are gobbling up most of the nation’s $30 BILLION yearly organic food industry : USDA Organic Label Useless. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2134279587/buying-up-the-opposition-giant-agri-food-corporations-are-gobbling-up-most-of-the-nation-s-30-billion-yearly-organic-food-industry-making-usda-organic-label-useless
June 2, 2013 Nation Of Change
>>>> THE POWERFUL USDA ALLOWS MORE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS TO MARKET DESPITE SERIOUS HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3337601961/the-powerful-usda-allows-more-genetically-modified-foods-to-market-despite-serious-health-concerns
CHEMICAL WAREFARE: HORRIFIC BIRTH DEFECTS LINKED TO TOMATO PESTICIDES: - GMO TOXIC 'FLAVRSAVR" TOMATO RE-EMERGES http://sco.lt/5bbOJl
THE CHILD VICTIMS OF AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE POISONING - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY DISMISSIVE http://sco.lt/8KO8GH
***** GMOs AND BIOTECH: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES: CROSSING ROSES WITH PIG AND BUTTERFLIES WITH WORMS -- NOT OKAY http://sco.lt/4olIPJ
GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/6vynBp
OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF
****MONSANTO GMO TREES COULD DEVASTATE FOREST ECO SYSTEMS LEAVING BIOLOGICAL DESERTS http://sco.lt/51ekyH
Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Massive agro-chemical companies like Monsanto (Agent Orange) and Dow (Napalm) are feeding us genetically-modified food, GMO's, that have never been fully tested and aren't labeled. This small handful of corporations are tightening their grip on the world's food supply—buying, modifying, and patenting seeds to ensure total control over everything we eat.
In part two, Dr. Vandana Shiva expresses her strong views about the problems of hunger in the developing world; the struggle of farmers in India; biotechnology, and her prescription for the type of farming model she believes the world needs....http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/951852556/the-future-of-food-part-2-vandana-shiva
VIDEO: A SYSTEM BASED ON PROFITS IS UNSUSTAINABLE: Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M_sppz11eY&feature=youtu.be
SMALL FAMILY/ORGANIC FARMERS FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL AGAINST MONSANTO -- CSR WIRE The Future of Your Food http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1157036889/small-family-organic-farmers-fight-for-survival-against-monsanto-the-future-of-your-food
Ecocide and Sacred Law: A fundamental intrinsic value of the sacredness of all life. http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3444163013/ecocide-and-sacred-law-a-fundamental-intrinsic-value-of-the-sacredness-of-all-life
The USA Monoculture mania must and can be overcome - Industrial Agriculture http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2468166985/the-usa-monoculture-mania-must-and-can-be-overcome-industrial-agriculture
Much of the crop loss and farmers suicides happen only in areas where there is monocropping. Can you ever show me an instance of failure in multi-cropping?”
Publicly funded GMO research in India exposed as fraud to secretly sneak in Monsanto seeds http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/986300205/publicly-funded-gmo-research-in-india-exposed-as-fraud-to-secretly-sneak-in-monsanto-seeds
Watchdog Requests Federal Investigation, Files Ethics Charges WASHINGTON, DC: The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry research and watchdog announced it has formally requested the USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) to investigate corruption at its National Organic Program resulting in the use of illegal synthetics in organic food and then allowing powerful corporations to “game the system” for approval “after the fact.”
"I think we need to move to an entirely new paradigm about feeding the world, and doing it at the global scale with global strategies," Foley said. "Instead of calling it agriculture, which we've had for 10,000 years, maybe it's time for something new, what I like to call terraculture, or farming for the whole planet."
During the first morning of the GreenBiz Forums, Jon Foley, director of the University of Minnesota's Institute of the Environment, laid out a business plan for the Earth that aims to feed 9 billion people by 2050 while shrinking agriculture's...
A June 2011 ABC News poll found that 93 percent of Americans believe that genetically modified foods should be labeled.
Despite consumer opposition, adoption of transgenic crops has been rapid in the U.S., but limited in the main to the major commodity crops, of which genetically engineered varieties now make up the vast majority: soybean (93% transgenic in 2010), cotton (88%) corn (86%), and canola (64%).
In Europe, on the other hand....
VERY, VERY IMPORTANT VIDEO - A global indepth report about the very dangerous biotech juggernaut moving quickly across the globe and the enormous irreversible damage to our environment. forests, species and natural world...in a way never explained before by people from all walks of life, agroforest and health experts: Worth every minute of it. Dr. David Suzuki "What is the rush to apply these new biotech ideas when we don't have a clue what the long-term manipulation is going to be."
Did a recent scientific study just change the way we should think about the safety of genetically modified foods? According to Ari Levaux at theAtlantic, the answer is a resounding yes.
The next wave of genetic engineering uses microRNA to control pests on industrial farms. But new research out of China shows it could have adverse health effects for human digestion.
Los Angeles Times
▶ *** DO SEED COMPANIES CONTROL GM CROP RESEARCH? http://sco.lt/7XugID
▶ WHY IS THERE SO LITTLE INDEPENDENT GMO RESEARCH
▶ SCIENTISTS MUST ASK CORPORATIONS FOR PERMISSION BEFORE PUBLISHING INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED PATENTED CROPS - THAT RESTRICTION MUST END http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=do-seed-companies-control-gm-crop-research
October 10, 2010 The Ecologist
May 13, 2013 Moyers and Company - Full Show:
May 18, 2013 Moyers and Company
▶ The Economic Times, November 25, 2013
The Ecologist, November 1, 2013
July 3, 2013 East Bay Express
▶ WHAT HAPPENS TO SCIENTISTS WHO SPEAK OUT AGAINST GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD & GLOBAL BIOTECHNOLOGY CARTEL? Immoral Maize: Extract from "Don't Worry, It's Safe to Eat" by Andrew Rowell http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Immoral_Maize:_Extract_from_Don%27t_Worry,_It%27s_Safe_to_Eat_by_Andrew_Rowell
March 8, 2013 - Food Navigator
▶ CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH: ARE UNIVERSITIES RESTRICTING SCIENTISTS' STUDY OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS? http://sco.lt/6OJrVJ
▶ February 5, 2012 The Cornucopia Institute
BIG AG CORPORATE-SPONSORED RESEARCH - ARE UNIVERSITIES UNDERCUTTING THEIR OWN RESEARCHERS? http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/02/in-standing-up-for-big-ag-are-universities-undercutting-their-own-researchers/
June 19, 2013 Union of Concerned Scientists
CORPORATE COUNTERFEIT SCIENCE - BOTH WRONG AND DANGEROUS http://blog.ucsusa.org/corporate-counterfeit-sciene-both-wrong-and-dangerous-152
SEED MONOPOLIES AND GMOs - THE BIOTECH CARTEL END GAME ... THE POINT OF NO RETURN http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2606416839/seed-monopolies-and-gmos-the-biotech-cartel-end-game-the-point-of-no-return
ADVERSE IMPACTS OF TRANSGENIC CROP/FOODS - A COMPILATION OF SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES WITH ABSTRACTS https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8248462/Scientific_Papers_Compiled_March_2013_coalition-for-a-gm-free-india.pdf
BASF’s UNIVERSITY JOB SPARKS GREEN FURTY OVER BIASED SCIENCE http://ow.ly/kMkHN
January 30, 2013 Greenpeace India -
▶ MONSANTO'S GM CORN BIOSAFETY DATA QUESTIONED : Monsanto conducted the study and generated the biosafety data from its own labs in the USA. No independent research or study was conducted by our regulatory bodies before permitting these field trials.Greenpeace India http://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/news/Monsantos-GM-corn-biosafety-data-raises-serious-questions/#.URHbH7ZBYDc.twitter
May 22, 2013 Natural New
▶ 30 YEARS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANTS - 20 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION IN THE U.S. - A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/5PYIM5
June 5, 2013 Sustainable Pulse
▶ ETC Group, THE WORLD'S 10 BIGGEST SEED COMPANIES CONTROL ALMOST THREE-QUARTERS OF THE COMMERCIAL SEED MARKET .. http://www.etcgroup.org/issues/seeds-genetic-diversity
▶ SEED PATENTS AND CONTROL OF YOUR FOOD: THE GLOBAL CORPORATE MONOPOLY http://sco.lt/7YRIif
BAN GMOs NOW
A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society
▶ ETC Group GENE GIANTS STOCKPILE PATENTS ON "CLIMATE-READY" CROPS IN BID TO BECOME BIOMASSTERS http://www.etcgroup.org/content/gene-giants-stockpile-patents-%E2%80%9Cclimate-ready%E2%80%9D-crops-bid-become-biomassters-0
▶ THE GMO SEED CARTEL - HOW BIOTECH TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES MONOPOLIZE GLOBAL SEED MARKETS http://sco.lt/6HigjJ
▶ GENETIC MODIFICATION STRAINS OLD FOOD AND DRUG LAWS - HOW A FISH BECOMES A DRUG AND CORN A PEST http://sco.lt/6vynBp
▶ OUR 21ST CENTURY PATENTED LIFE - RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL? http://sco.lt/4thM6j
June 8, 2013 LifeWise
--- WATCH ---
▶ "SEEDING DEEP DEMOCRACY" - Vandana Shiva
▶ THE GMO SEED CARTEL: How biotechnology companies monopolize seed markets, escalate seed prices, and eliminate farmer choice. This is the first of a 2-part series February 1, 2014 The Organic & Non-GMO Report - http://www.non-gmoreport.com/articles/february2013/the-gmo-seed-cartel.php
▶ GMOs, SEED WARS AND KNOWLEDGE WARS http://truth-out.org/news/item/12456-gmos-seed-wars-and-knowledge-war
▶ CONTROL OF GLOBAL SEED BUSINESS REVEALED - Corporate Ethics Watch International http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15489
March 14, 2013
▶ NEW US GOVT "MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT" CONFIRMS MONSANTO POWER OVER US GOVERNMENT http://ow.ly/iXRqG
Jan 18, 2013
▶ THE GMO KILL - MONSANTO'S GMO PATENTED SEEDS WANT TO RULE THE WORLD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995255998/monsanto-s-gmo-patented-seeds-want-to-rule-the-world-the-gmo-kill
▶ “STUNNING" DIFFERENCE OF GM FROM NON-GM CORN http://sco.lt/5X53
▶ UN-FAO: "GMOs IN THE PIPELINE. LOOKING TO THE NEXT FIVE YEARS INi the crop, forestry, livestock, aquaculture and agro-industry sectors in developing countries" http://www.fao.org/biotech/biotech-forum/en/
1. CORPORATE MONOPOLY OF SEEDS MUST END - Vandana Shiva: | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/vandana-shiva-corporate-monopoly-seeds?INTCMP=SRCH
2. GENETICALLY MODIFYING AND PATENTING SEEDS ISN'T THE ANSWER - October 9, 2012: Guardian: | Charles Eisenstein. Instead of patenting genetic discoveries and making them artificially scarce, we should draw on traditional farming practices
3. THE GLOBAL CITIZENS REPORT FOR SEED FREEDOM - October 3, 2012 Share The World's Resources http://www.stwr.org/food-security-agriculture/the-global-citizens-report-for-seed-
4. NO SEEDS, NO INDEPENDENT RESEARCH - THE GMO PATENT GAME http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3087172079/no-seeds-no-independent-research-the-gmo-patent-game
5. SEED MONOPOLIES AND GMOs - THE BIOTECH CARTEL END GAME ... THE POINT OF NO RETURN http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2606416839/seed-monopolies-and-gmos-the-biotech-cartel-end-game-the-point-of-no-return
6. SEEDS OF LIFE: HYBRIDS AND THE EMERGENCE OF SEED MONOPOLIES http://ow.ly/e5UR2
7. ETC Group Today,
THE WORLD'S 10 BIGGEST SEED COMPANIES CONTROL ALMOST THREE-QUARTERS OF THE COMMERCIAL SEED MARKET .. http://www.etcgroup.org/issues/seeds-genetic-diversity
8. RECLAIMING THE SEED: THE FIRST LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1547185/reclaiming_the_seed.html
9. THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD AGRICULTURE http://ow.ly/e5UZD
10. THE 'MONSANTO RIDER': IS THE BIOTECH AGRICULTURAL CARTEL ABOUT TO GAIN IMMUNITY FROM FEDERAL LAW? Thttp://ow.ly/e5VnP
11. SEED BANKS CONTAIN MEMORY, BUT NOT ENOUGH AGAINST GMOs http://ow.ly/e5VD0
12. SEEDS OF REBELLION: HOW TO RECLAIM OUR SEED CULTURE http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/seeds-of-rebellion-how-to-reclaim-our-seed-culture/#.UGosDhjZ03Y
13. OWNING THE SEEDS TO LIFE: WHY DOES MONSANTO SUE FARMERS WHO SAVE THEIR SEED? http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/why-does-monsanto-sue-farmers-who-save-seeds.aspx
14. CANCER OF CORRUPTION, SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION: THE MONSANTO GMO WHITEWASH | Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/stench-of-eu-corruption-in-monsanto-gmo-whitewash/5316294
15. SUPREME COURT HEARS AGUMENTS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS November 2, 2012 | Lawyers.com Blog http://blogs.lawyers.com/2012/11/supreme-court-genetically-modified-foods/
16. US TO START 'TRADE WARS' WITH NATIONS OPPOSED TO MONSANTO, GMO CROPS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946621471/leaked-us-to-start-trade-wars-with-nations-opposed-to-monsanto-gmo-crops
17. MEXICAN PEASANT LEADERS STAGE HUNGER STRIKE AGAINST GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995468196/mexican-peasant-leaders-stage-hunger-strike-against-genetically-modified-corn
OWNING THE SEEDS TO LIFE: WHY DOES MONSANTO SUE FARMERS WHO SAVE THEIR SEED? http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/why-does-monsanto-sue-farmers-who-save-seeds.aspx
CANCER OF CORRUPTION, SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION: THE MONSANTO GMO WHITEWASH | Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/stench-of-eu-corruption-in-monsanto-gmo-whitewash/5316294
UN, WHO PANEL CALLS HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS A 'GLOBAL THREAT'' http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997219112/un-who-panel-calls-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-a-global-threat
"THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO"