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GMO Golden Rice: The Scourge of Asia. Monsanto, Sygenta, Bayer Trigger Disruption of Peasant Economy

GMO Golden Rice: The Scourge of Asia. Monsanto, Sygenta, Bayer Trigger Disruption of Peasant Economy | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

The introduction of GM rice for any reason, would threaten or potentially destroy the livelihood of hundreds of millions of people.Proponents of Golden Rice suggest rice farmers replace their profitable crops with genetically modified rice that will treat only one of many vitamin and mineral deficiencies they may or may not potentially suffer from, deficiencies that could be easily solved through other methods. Clearly illogical in terms of “helping” the malnourished, Golden Rice must serve another purpose.

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Monsanto and the Bio-Tech Conglomerates: Sowing the Seeds of Famine in Ethiopia

Monsanto and the Bio-Tech Conglomerates: Sowing the Seeds of Famine in Ethiopia | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"In other words, the famine – itself in large part a product of the economic reforms imposed to the advantage of large corporations by the IMF, World Bank and the US Government – served to undermine Ethiopia’s genetic diversity to the benefit of the biotech companies. With the weakening of the system of traditional exchange, village level seed banks were being replenished with commercial hi-bred and genetically modified seeds. In turn, the distribution of seeds to impoverished farmers had been integrated with the “food aid” programmes."

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Soft Killing The American People

Soft Killing The American People | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it

"Have you noticed that there has been an absolute explosion in the number of people developing chronic illnesses, heart disease, diabetes and cancer?" 

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March Against Monsanto, San Francisco, May 24, 2014 - YouTube

As part of a WORLDWIDE demonstration against corporate giant Monsanto, activists in San Francisco marched and rallied for solidarity with indigenous people, ...
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Crop flops: GMOs lead ag down the wrong path

Crop flops: GMOs lead ag down the wrong path | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
GMO products rarely deliver on the hype, but they've pushed our agricultural system to a critical crossroads -- that's why they matter. First in a series of responses to our coverage.
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USDA Goes Forward With Herbicide-Resistant GMO Seeds

USDA Goes Forward With Herbicide-Resistant GMO Seeds | Food Security, Permaculture, & Environment | Scoop.it
The commercial use of new herbicide-resistant, genetically modified corn and soybean seeds moved one step closer to reality on Friday when the United States Department of Agriculture announced their introduction in limited quantities.
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