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Monsanto’s GMO Seeds Contributing to Farmer Suicides Every 30 Minutes
Mike In SATX
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encephaloid  Wrote: (04-04-2012 06:15 PM)
It's called liberty. The freedom of a corporation to monopolize markets, influence elected officials and poison people for profit is an American Value endorsed by watchdog groups like Americans for Prosperity and Koch Inc. Why do you hate America?

Nice story, but devoid of facts, like the name of the bill, the bill number, or the sponsoring member(s) of the House.

Before I make any sort of judgement, I want to read the bill, to see what else was in it.
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the owners of monsanto hopefully suffer for eternity sumwhere, because since we live in a nany pussy state real criminals or evil people will never be brought to justice their is no court. for them only us slave scum
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (04-04-2012 05:16 PM)
In what has been called the single largest wave of recorded suicides in human history, Indian farmers are now killing themselves in record numbers.

It has been extensively reported, even in mainstream news, but nothing has been done about the issue. The cause? Monsanto’s cost-inflated and ineffective seeds have been driving farmers to suicide, and is considered to be one of the largest — if not the largest — cause of the quarter of a million farmer suicides over the past 16 years.

According to the most recent figures (provided by the New York University School of Law), 17,638 Indian farmers committed suicide in 2009 — about one death every 30 minutes. In 2008, the Daily Mail labeled the continual and disturbing suicide spree as ‘The GM (genetically modified) Genocide’. Due to failing harvests and inflated prices that bankrupt the poor farmers, struggling Indian farmers began to kill themselves. Oftentimes, they would commit the act by drinking the very same insecticide that Monsanto supplied them with — a gruesome testament to the extent in which Monsanto has wrecked the lives of independent and traditional farmers.

To further add backing to the tragedy, the rate of Indian farmer suicides massively increased since the introduction of Monsanto’s Bt cotton in 2002. It is no wonder that a large percentage of farmers who take their own lives are cotton farmers, the demographic that is thought to be among the most impacted. Dr. Mercola, an osteopathic doctor that has been educating the world about natural health for many years, recently saw the destruction of traditional Indian farmers first hand. Dr. Mercola found out about the notorious ‘suicide belt’ of India, where 4,238 farmer suicides took place in 2007 alone.

Many families are now ruined thanks to the mass suicides, and are left to economic ruin and must struggle to fight off starvation:

‘We are ruined now,’ said one dead man’s 38-year-old wife. ‘We bought 100 grams of BT Cotton. Our crop failed twice. My husband had become depressed. He went out to his field, lay down in the cotton and swallowed insecticide.’


http://naturalsociety.com/monsantos-gmo-...0-minutes/

Goodpost1 very sad facts, though....
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Bt cotton benefits only false hype, say NGOs
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oops...

Bt cotton benefits only false hype, say NGOs

A group of farmers' associations and non-governmental organisations have asked the Government to conduct a comprehensive, independent review of 10 years of Bt cotton in India. This study is very important as efforts are on to bring biotechnology in other crops in the country.

They have termed the claims made by seed firms and agri-biotechnology firms on purported benefits of Bt cotton as false hype.

“Government agencies should stop promoting Bt cotton and revive non-Bt seed production to make traditional seed available for farmers The Government should clearly educate farmers about the unsuitability and problems of Bt cotton particularly in rain-fed areas,” Mr G V Ramanjaneyulu of Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) and Mr Kiran Vissa of Rythu Swarjya Vedika, said.

Addressing a round table on 10 years of Bt cotton here on Monday, they wanted Government to promote more sustainable solutions such as non-pesticide management, crop diversity and sustainable agriculture. They called for more funds for agriculture research in public sector.

“We should ensure freedom for institutions from big corporations in setting the research priorities,” they said.

Gains from bio-technology were short term. Technology is not the only solution for the problems being faced by agriculture. There is a spate of farmer suicides in 2011-12. This is more accentuated in cotton farmers. In Andhra Pradesh, out of 47 lakh acres planted with Bt cotton during the last kharif, crop in 33.73 lakh acres failed.

“In Maharashtra, the bad performance of cotton crop has led to lowering of production estimates significantly in spite of increase in area of cotton cultivation,” they said....

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/indu...ef=wl_home
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MONSATAN-o
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How very sad.

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doomed DAMN this f*cking world is shit it has to change soon this is I wish it was all just the MATRIX and fake
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They spray this stuff on the fields and some sprays onto nearby bushes and trees killing some and making the rest brown and sick....
And the corn looks stunningly good... It has to be very bad for the environment though.....

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The growing food allergies that have been building in recent years have a direct link to Monsanto!

It is absolute insanity that these people (and all the people propping it up) haven't been brought to justice!
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I can't truly express my rage at Monsanto, I hate them. Any human or groups of humans who makes it harder for others to eat, and/or survive, needs to have it's doors closed and criminal proceedings called forth.

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FM  Wrote: (04-04-2012 10:47 PM)
f*ck monsanto
EXACTLY! I can't stand those pricks. Have seen them ruin farms here.
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Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont if Legislators Pass a Bill Requiring GMO Food to Be Labeled

What it really comes down to this: Elected officials are abandoning the public interest and public will in the face of corporate intimidation:

Despite overwhelming public support and support from a clear majority of Vermont’s Agriculture Committee, Vermont legislators are dragging their feet on a proposed GMO labeling bill. Why? Because Monsanto has threatened to sue the state if the bill passes.

The popular legislative bill requiring mandatory labels on genetically engineered food (H-722) is languishing in the Vermont House Agriculture Committee, with only four weeks left until the legislature adjourns for the year. Despite thousands of emails and calls from constituents who overwhelmingly support mandatory labeling, despite the fact that a majority (6 to 5) of Agriculture Committee members support passage of the measure, Vermont legislators are holding up the labeling bill and refusing to take a vote.

Instead, they’re calling for more public hearings on April 12, in the apparent hope that they can run out the clock until the legislative session ends in early May.

What happened to the formerly staunch legislative champions of Vermont’s “right to know” bill? They lost their nerve and abandoned their principles after Monsanto representative recently threatened a public official that the biotech giant would sue Vermont if they dared to pass the bill.

Several legislators have rather unconvincingly argued that the Vermont public has a “low appetite” for any bills, even very popular bills like this one, that might end up in court. Others expressed concern about Vermont being the first state to pass a mandatory GMO labeling bill and then having to “go it alone” against Monsanto in court.

What it really comes down to this: Elected officials are abandoning the public interest and public will in the face of corporate intimidation....

http://www.alternet.org/story/154855/mon...&rd=1&t=21
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the statistics seem a little absurd, would there be any farmers left after a year if this were true? I don't think so.
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Nawayru  Wrote: (04-05-2012 06:06 PM)
the statistics seem a little absurd, would there be any farmers left after a year if this were true? I don't think so.

That's 48 farmers per day, or (48 x 365) 17,520 per year.

If India has 1 billion people, that number would be .0018% of the population.

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