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BAD BUSINESS: Monsanto's 5 Most Dubious Contributions to the Planet


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- 2499 days ago - alternet.org
There's a whole lot more than just GMO seeds. Let's take a quick look at some of the biotech giant's most dubious contributions to society over the past century



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Kamila A (141)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 3:39 pm
Monsanto = evil corporation.
 

Cheree M (46)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 4:39 pm
Doesn't surprise me... Noted
 

wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 5:08 pm
hey, wow!, this is *refreshing* ! at last one article that points out the truth about A.Orange, i.e.
"When [military scientists] initiated the herbicide program in the 1960s, we were aware of the potential for damage due to dioxin contamination in the herbicide..."

whereas WikiPedia keeps pushing the (imho)BLATANT LIE that " The 2,4,5-T used to produce Agent Orange was LATER [my caps] discovered to be contaminated with [TCDD] " (in several places)

" Later discovered " == a lie, obviously, as the contamination had been investigated and *published* by 1957 (!) in Dermatologica Vol. 115, 1957, p.540-6 (and quoted in Chemical Abstracts)
available online:
as *.bmp.zip: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VPOAEX99
as (OpenOffice) *.odt: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OO3ALS8M
( ~ 4 MB each )

would anyone of You help me (try to) correct WikiPedia on this point ? (and maybe also putting together a list of accidents in 2,4,5,-T-production --of which there were several, and repeatedly with health problems-- ... )

 

Terry K (113)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 5:51 pm
I was heavily exposed in 1967 but so far am asymptomatic.
 

Maureen C (4)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 11:34 pm
Hey, wolf a., can you not correct Wikipedia? You have the the references to back-up a correction.

Like Camilla K, when I hear the name 'Monsanto', I think evil greed. Their GMO seed programs in the third world are actually economically and environmentally damaging to that very world: small farmers in India are being crushed to the point of suicide by the financial requirement of buying new seed every year, when they expected to be able to sow next year's crop with saved seeds, as they've always done. Evidently, GMO yields aren't greater enough to cover the costs of new seed every year.

 

Iona Kentwell (129)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 11:47 pm
The greed and short sightedness of this company is breathtaking. I just keep hoping that it's not too late. That we can eradicate the company and then eradicate their invasive frankenplants before they destroy the biodiversity and balance on our precious planet.
 

Patricia R (13)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 12:23 am
and they afraid of their products. they r paranoid bout all they consume cause they hav high security and cameras. they hav nightmares...lol...need someone to take them to toilet
 

KS Goh (0)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 12:37 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Sarah G (109)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 3:26 am
this revolting corporation should be out of business
 

Carol H (229)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 4:00 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

Roger G (154)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 1:22 pm
thanks
 

Rhonda M (580)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 1:43 pm
Thanks Cal
 

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 2:16 pm
Very interesting article Cal. noted.
Just how in tarnation can we get rid of Monsanto? It is so disgusting that they have such a hold on the food supply etc., and do whatever they want.Wait until the results come in on their modified seeds!!!! Without seeds (heritage), there is no hope...so beware now!!!
 

Robert O (12)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 2:24 pm
Mon (ster) santo is one of the truest definitions of corporate evil so this is no surprise, but still very troubling and worrisome. Thanks.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 3:32 pm
Thanks Cal--great post.

As a matter of interest a friend of mine served in the Australian Army in Vietnam. For his service he was sprayed with Agent Orange. Using that product was diabolical, especially for the Vietnamese, but the powers that be didn't care enough about their own troops to protect them from it; mainly because they couldn't.

At least our troops came home, and got some recompense; the Vietnamese are still living with the after effects of this "great invention".
 

Alice C (1797)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 5:55 pm
Millions Against Monsanto Call to Action: 10/16/11 World Food day ~ August 18, 2011
Essay of the Week: Beyond Frankenfoods and Toxics
Millions Against Monsanto Call to Action
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Essay of the Week
Beyond Frankenfoods and Toxics: OCA's Ten Reasons to Buy Organic By Ronnie Cummins
"Organic foods and products are the fastest growing items in America's grocery carts. Thirty million households, comprising 75 million people, are now buying organic foods, clothing, body care, supplements, pet food, and other products on a regular basis. Fifty-six percent of U.S. consumers say they prefer organic foods.

"Here are 10 reasons why you should buy organic foods and products..."

Millions Against Monsanto Call to Action
This World Food Day, people all around the country are getting out to bring 1,000,000 people into the Millions Against Monsanto campaign for labels on genetically engineered foods.

On October 16, 2011, we'll join together at community gardens, farmers markets, grocery stores, non-GMO potlucks, film screenings and Right2Know rallies to educate our communities about the dangers of Monsanto's seeds and pesticides and to demonstrate how much better organic, GMO-free eating can be.

Choose your state and join local Millions Against Monsanto groups to get involved in planning World Food Day events

Contact Millions Against Monsanto campaign staff to get started with a World Food Day event in your community. Make sure to let us know where you'll be on World Food Day.

We need volunteers willing to host organic, non-GMO potlucks to bring activists together to plan for World Food Day. If you have a venue where you can host a public potluck, please let us know, so we can invite Organic Consumers Association activists in your area and get you the resources you need to make your World Food Day planning potluck a success.

More information on World Food Day

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Robin H (79)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 6:25 pm
Actually not all of our troups were spared the illnesses and deaths attributed to agent orange. I personally know of 2 who have died with their different doctors naming agent orange as the cause.
 
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