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** Good News ** Maharashtra State in India Revokes Monsanto's Cotton Seed License

Society & Culture  (tags: Bt cotton, GMO failure, 250000 suicides, politics, toxicity, pesticides, unfair trade )

- 2096 days ago -
The Agriculture Committee tabled a report seeking a ban on GM food crops and a halt to all field trials. The state of Maharashtra cancelled Mahyco Monsanto Biotech's license to sell GM Bt cotton seeds. Trading by Mahyco Monsanto Biotech is now illegal.

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Patrick D (344)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 6:37 pm
People who work together, can achieve much.

As John Stuart Mill said: “One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests.”

Kevin A (64)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 7:10 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Richelle Rausch (43)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 7:10 pm
A sad situation. But there are people trying to fix it. I wish them the best

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 7:38 pm
Thanks , noted !

MmAway M (505)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 11:54 pm
Thank you Bianca sorry just got to your message now. Message problems and they won't go away.

This is Good News. Thanks hun!

P A (117)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:37 am
Drat - can't send you another star yet Bianca! Sorry!

Wonderful news that Maharashtra has banned GMOs - at last - but oh such terrible news that more than 250,000 farmers have killed themselves by drinking pesticides (awful, horrible death) or by hanging themselves due to debt caused by GMO crops! Appalling!!!

God bless all those fighting the horrors of GMOs!

Cheryl B (64)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 5:11 am
great news

Barbara K (60)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 5:32 am
Glad to see they are fighting Monsanto, so sad to see all the deaths because of the Monsanto debts. Hoping they can recover soon.

Terry V (30)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 8:14 am
fantastic news1

Jim P (3257)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 9:34 am
GMO's are very costly in terms of purchasing the seeds and chemicals for Monsanto type products.

GMO's are not worth the costs to farmers everywhere nor are the GMO's worth the damage they cause to
people and the environments.

GMO's are a lose, lose situation. Best if all GMO's are banned everywhere and forever.

Ty, Bianca.

. (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 9:52 am
Thanks for the good news Bianca. Hope you get this as nothing seems to be working right today...

Charles D (20)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 1:59 pm
Glad progress is being made somewhere!!

Bianca D (87)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:08 pm
Let's hope N. Am. (i.e. Canada, the USA snd Mexico) follow suit!!
Toni, you're right, things seem to be a bit wonky on the site today. Glad your comment came through.
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Bianca D (87)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:14 pm
I couldn't agree with you rmore Jim!!

Someone said to me, "but if the GMO industry disappeared thousands would lose their jobs." The only answer I could think of without getting really rude, was to say that tens of thousands of farmers had lost their livestock, livelihood and their *lives* to GMOs and that I hope that we can start figuring out ways to create jobs (and deal with the myriad problems in our societies) that don't leave people destitute or so desperate that they commit suicide. GMOs are not any kind of solution, they are a complete failure. Saying otherwise doesn't make it so.

Sara Williams (8)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 9:55 pm
Ha! Take that Monsanto. One country at a time. If only America would hurry up, please, with banning GMOs! We can't even get mandatory labeling. Sheesh.

Nancy C (806)
Friday August 24, 2012, 6:52 am
I also agree with Jim. Europe has managed to keep them out. Strength to all battling the path of destruction that Monsanto Death brings...C'mon you want a few nasty jobs or nutrition and life?????? We're in deep and are scratchin' our way out. We need a few bulldozers ($ and influence) to move out of this lethal trap.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 7:49 am
Thanks Bianca! noted

Monica D (580)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 8:07 pm
Good news!

Nancy P (68)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 12:10 pm
The voice of the people have spoken....NO to Monsanto......great news.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 10:46 pm
Great news Bianca
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