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Bangladesh - Farmers Say No to GM Vegetables

Environment  (tags: GMO crops, world, protection, humans, activism, environment )

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Plans to introduce a controversial GM variety of brinjal (aubergine / eggplant) in Bangladesh are opposed by 100 civil society organisations around the world

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Diana T (1)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 8:42 am

Sue H (7)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 8:43 am
Excellent news.

. (0)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 9:02 am
I applaud them.

Sheila D (194)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 10:26 am
Kudos...why can't the US goverment, USDA, and all those other agencies see that GMOs aren't wanted by the people who will have to eat them?

Winn A (179)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 11:23 am

Marija M (29)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 12:24 pm
good news, tks Cal

Marianne R (95)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 12:50 pm
Yeah! But what about us

Colleen L (3)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 12:51 pm
Good for them. I hope all farmers follow in their footsteps. Thanks Cal

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 12:56 pm
Good for the Bangladeshis standing up to their government who approved it without any public debate or the farmer's consultation. All the greedy politicians could see was huge profits for themselves.

You don't have to look any further than India to see what GMOs did to the farmers and the environment. India's farmers returned to using alternate natural methods which have resulted in less water usage; fertilizers and pesticides. These methods have also resulted in higher yields.

The GMO firms and the foundations and politician behind them are Prevaricators of the First Water.

norma laborie (33)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 12:59 pm
Very well!!

Ondine J (134)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 1:08 pm
Noted ,thanks for posting

Judith C (159)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 1:29 pm

Robert O (12)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 1:37 pm
Good for them. Well done! Thanks Cal.

Sunday January 5, 2014, 1:55 pm
It's refreshing to see people who know what is right and stand up to it.....I congratuale them. Thanks Cal for sharing.

Athena F (131)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 2:23 pm

Ganaisha Calvin (7)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 2:32 pm
thanks for sharing

Tanya Selth (0)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 2:32 pm

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 2:52 pm

reft h (66)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 4:15 pm
Thank goodness the people of Bangladesh are doing the right thing. The companies involved will continue to push this junk and they must remain vigilant.

Sunday January 5, 2014, 4:20 pm
Kudos to them. Thanks Cal

Barbara K (60)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 4:32 pm
Great news for them. Now if we can get our government to care that much about us.

Jeremy S (3)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 4:44 pm
As others have said, it's nice that *some* countries are paying attention to the dangers of GMOs. As a lifelong resident of the US, it puzzles me to have to admit that we aren't...

Helga Ganguly (138)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 5:26 pm

Jai Bangla! USA-Find your guts.

Helga Ganguly (138)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 5:28 pm
The 3rd world could resist-now the 1st world needs what? Balls? Huevos? What? Concern?

Helga Ganguly (138)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 5:59 pm
US? What happened to your bravery? Bangladesh is poverty ridden,Third world,and yet still cares about brinjal ?I'LL BET 75% of Americans haven't ever tasted one.It's one of my favorite vegetables.

Katie and Bill D (107)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 6:24 pm
Even if the Yield is great it is Not Sate to Eat! They should test it out on themselves and their own Families!
Too many Health Hazards!
We don;t want any GMO'S
It can all ROT right on the shelf!
Thank You

Elyara Roland (0)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 6:34 pm
Theodore - I have no idea what Prevaricators of the First Water is, but otherwise, well said :)
I am am fervently against GMOs, and fervently pro-GMO-Labeling. Only grassroots movements like these farmers will get anything done for the US. Care2 had an article that Gen Mills was making some Cheerios GMO free - but what about those of us on limited budgets who need to buy generic??

Madhuri Pillai (22)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 6:45 pm
Smart farmers..

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 7:14 pm
Noted! Now if only the rest of the world would do that.

Tatiana T (92)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 7:24 pm
Noted. Attached petition signed as well. Thanks Cal.

Raman V (47)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 9:16 pm
kudos to them!

Raman V (47)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 9:18 pm
signed petiton too at

Dianne D (490)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 9:39 pm

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 9:53 pm
Thank you! I agree with the farmers. We need an international ban. (n, p, t)

Adam I (25)
Monday January 6, 2014, 12:29 am
Way to go.

Klaus Peters (14)
Monday January 6, 2014, 1:05 am
It looks like third world country farmers have more brains than our farmers!
I applaud Bangladeshi farmers for their courageous decision. Naturally I signed the petition to help them.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 6, 2014, 1:14 am
Monsanto and these other GMO companies are failing in their efforts to get their Frankenstein product generally accepted I wonder how much slush funds they have distributed in order to get a favorable response to their plans to poison the planet and us along with it.

Alan Lambert (91)
Monday January 6, 2014, 1:38 am
They are following the lead of some of our farmers

SylvieBusy A (193)
Monday January 6, 2014, 4:00 am
Je suis totalement d'accord avec cette initiative. Bravo à ces sociétés.

Linda Wallace (32)
Monday January 6, 2014, 5:59 am
Good for them.

Thomas M (8)
Monday January 6, 2014, 6:14 am
Amazing what power the American plutocracy has over our food chain. I guess the problem is these corporations get a pass on labeling foods with GMOs. General Mills (?) has agreed not to use GMO products in Cheerios. It is a start, but wouldn't you think companies would target more valuable foods in our food chain? How about starting with basic vegetables and fruit and go from there. Transparency in government should begin with food safety.

Inge B (202)
Monday January 6, 2014, 6:36 am


Maria S (48)
Monday January 6, 2014, 8:12 am
Thank you !

SuSanne P (193)
Monday January 6, 2014, 8:30 am
GOOD FOR THEM INDEED! Is it me or am I seeing many societies SPEAK UP AGAINST GMO's! Even though the labeling didn't pass in CA (wonder wh$$$) I see more and more Co.'s labeling their products as GMO free and going through the heavy expense to be USDA Certified organic! People are slowing becoming more aware! Even my mother who couldn't care less either way is purchasing these products now due to my daily rants on what I will or will NOT eat. The entire world is getting on board, one country at a time...except USA. Grassroots is slowing winning over...I CAN ONLY HOPE.

Manel Dias (20)
Monday January 6, 2014, 9:02 am
Good for you Bangladeshis.!!! Stand up for your rights.

Frances Darcy (133)
Monday January 6, 2014, 10:31 am
Good for them

Gail Ring (89)
Monday January 6, 2014, 12:45 pm
good for them

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 2:07 am
Good for them. Noted.

Melania P (122)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 1:19 pm
Local farmers should have a say on this type of matter, not only big corporations or the goverment.
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