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Monsanto Targets Kids With Pro-GMO Coloring Book

Monsanto Targets Kids With Pro-GMO Coloring Book

As one of the world’s most pervasive biotech companies, Monsanto has committed many crimes against the environment and humanity. It’s sordid legacy includes Vietnam’s Agent Orange, rBGH marketed as Posilac, mutant alfalfa, and farmer suicides in India.

Now, no longer content to manipulate the global food supply with its GMO seeds and political pressure, Monsanto has now turned its all-seeing eye on our children.

Together with Dow, Bayer and five other major biotech companies, Monsanto recently released a colorful “Biotechnology Basics Activity Book” for elementary school-aged children (see PDF here). And why would kids care about this topic?

Because biotechnology is helping to improve the health of the Earth and the people who call it home.

The book is full of easy to digest facts and activities, including a fascinating word scramble that reveals some of Monsanto’s favorite terms like “soybean,” “microscope,” and “biotechnology.” And if that doesn’t turn your stomach, this will: One section of the book is titled “How Can Biotechnology Help the Environment?”

“Many farmers plow their fields to destroy these weeds,” the book explains, “but plowing can cause soil erosion. Thanks to biotechnology, a farmer can manage the weeds without having to plow. This saves energy as well as the soil! Giving farmers more choices to control harmful bugs and weeds helps their farms and the environment.”

Unfortunately (but not surprisingly) the book fails to address scientific evidence that Monsanto’s “biotechnology” causes a myriad of health and developmental problems (especially in young children), breeds superweeds, reduces genetic diversity, contaminates the natural gene pool, and requires massive amounts of chemical pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.

And what if, by the time a child is done coloring all the pages of this book, she decides that she’d rather not eat the genetically modified foods created by Monsanto? Oh yeah, looks like the pages explaining why Monsanto refuses to label its magical GMOs, ended up on the editing room floor as well.

If you think Monsanto should keep its GMO-fueled propaganda to itself, and leave our kids out of it, sign the petition below.

Related Reading:

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Why Monsanto Fails At Sustainability

Monsanto Wins Worst Company Of 2011 Award

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1:10AM PDT on May 19, 2014

Noted.

6:35PM PDT on May 17, 2013

GEORGE ORWELL'S NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR_________IN REAL LIFE.

BRAINWASHING CHILDREN.

INCOGNITO ___ MANY PARENTS WOULD NOT NOTICE IT.

___I wonder, are the children even allowed to take these books home with them?___

you bet I signed it !

10:28PM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

Beyond insidious. These folks must not have any children of their own for one, and must be very disconnected from their own souls.

1:42PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Monsanto is the biggest monster at all

10:30AM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Not good!

11:15AM PST on Nov 12, 2012

Okay that's it! This REALLY upsets me. I hope most schools and organizations don't blindly accept this as science, but sadly they likely have been indoctrinated as well. I am ready for a world without poisons and liars!!!

6:19AM PST on Nov 10, 2012

we do not allow guns in schools, I think Monsanto and DOW is as bad!! killing us softly.

6:17AM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Eat clean organic and demand they stay clean, I know there are some companies that are better than others in the organic market. I have heard Nature's Path is a trustworthy one.

8:17AM PST on Nov 9, 2012

signed

8:16AM PST on Nov 9, 2012

That should be banned!

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