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Italy Bans Monsanto Maize


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, protection )

Cher
- 456 days ago - greenerideal.com
Three Italian ministries are attempting to ban Monsanto's MON810 strain of maize, one of two GM crops currently grown and sold in Europe. Citing the crop's negative impacts on local biodiversity, Italy's agricultural ministry is leading the country's



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Kit B. (276)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 6:34 am

Eighteen months is just not enough time, but I applaud Italy and of the EU countries fighting Monsanto.
 

jeanne schreurs (206)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:16 am
Europe go on, keep fIghting Mon$anto and Cie.

Thanks for posting Cher.
 

Julie E. (364)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:07 am
Q:
"While Italy’s ban is a step in the right direction, it is ultimately a formal act. Nearly 80% of Italians are already in support of the ban, according to a nationwide survey directed by Coldiretti, Italy’s largest farming group. Indeed, almost no GMO crops were cultivated in last year’s harvest; only a few pro-biotech farms decided to plant these strains.
GMOs are hardly the norm in Italy".
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:32 am
Get rid of GMOs period.
 

Carol D. (109)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:12 am
Good for them All countries should ban it
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:21 am
Thanks.
 

Angelika R. (142)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:40 am
Bravo italy!! thx.
 

Boo D. (75)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 1:06 pm
Boy, this is hard....but I'm only going to say one thing. At least the author of this article had the chutzpah to mention that the Seralini GMO/tumors in rats study was seriously flawed and manipulated, discredited and dismissed by the international scientific community. It's not mentioned that further studies have never reproduced Seralini's results. Since the study seems to be the basis for the GMO controversy, it's refreshing that someone finally states that it didn't prove anything at all.
 

S J. (119)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 2:14 pm
Bravo Italy!!!

Noted with very much satisfy, thanks Cher.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 2:58 pm
Thank you.
 

Michela m. (3960)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 4:05 pm

Compliments to my Ministries.....
 

Kathy B. (101)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:14 pm
Barbara D., since Serelini's study concluded and published in 2012 and it was a 2 year study, it would be hard for it to have been reproduced by now, since it was a 2 year study.

Serelini has answered his critics. Before you judge whether his study was flawed, please read how the critics were answered, then decide for yourself before you make judgement.

http://gmoseralini.org/category/critics-answered/
 

GGmaSheila D. (172)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:51 pm
With every country that bans Monsanto, or burns their crops, it's another nail in Monsanto's coffin. With all this going on it will be more difficult for Monsanto to deny that GMOs are unhealthy. Noted with thanks for the good article.
 

Monica D. (580)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:09 pm
Good.
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Friday July 26, 2013, 2:47 am
NO to GMO!
 

Satya B. (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 2:58 am
Great we seriously need to leave genes for nature, support organic farming and down with these patent companies.
 

Boo D. (75)
Friday July 26, 2013, 5:51 am
Kathy B, on the off chance that you come back and see this ~
The anti-GMO, GMO SerAlini Organization website presents an unauthored, unreferenced, unsubstantiated, and am I to assume unbiased?? article to justify and defend SerAlini's conclusions.
Independent, international scientists, researchers, health organizations and biogeneticists present scientific facts and methodologies that discredit and dismiss SerAlini's conclusions.
Draw your own conclusions as you will.
 

Mari 's (1364)
Friday July 26, 2013, 7:20 am
Awesome!! Keep banning!!
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:57 pm
noted
 

Kathy B. (101)
Friday July 26, 2013, 3:56 pm
Barbara, I do draw my own conclusions, usually by following the money. Serelini is an independent scientist, his institution (CRIIGEN) takes no money from the GMO peddlers of the planet. Had you done some exploring of the site, you would have found the site isn't even owned by Serelini.

I do not believe for one minute that who you claim to be independent international scientists, researchers and health organizations are what you claim to be - independent. They denounced his study within days of it being published, which lead me to believe they had not had time to study it themselves. Then there is the fact that because of the depth of his research he has not had time to publish everything.

I've drawn my conclusions about GMOs, they are poisoning the planet and the critters and humans on it, and they will not help feed the hungry.
 

Jeanne Rogers (717)
Friday July 26, 2013, 4:03 pm
Why is Europe catching on when the US is, seemingly, willing to let Monsanto contaminate our crops and animals?
 

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Friday August 2, 2013, 3:23 pm


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Yvonne F. (177)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 8:13 am
Kudos to Italy! Now the rest need to follow! Thanks Cher
 

s.parameswaran Shanmugam (11)
Wednesday August 7, 2013, 10:04 am
noted
 

Judith C. (113)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:13 pm
Thanks for good news
 
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