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Theme Seasons and Celebrations - posted on 1st Oct 2017 at 1:52 PM
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#1 Old 14th Sep 2016 at 1:25 PM
Default Monsanto accepted the Bayer deal!
Monsanto accepted the Bayer deal. Frankenfood in Europe.............cancer here we come. :-(

www.bbc.com/news/business-37361556
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Alchemist
#3 Old 18th Sep 2016 at 12:54 AM
Oh good god. Thanks for the info.

"The more you know, the sadder you get."~ Stephen Colbert
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dodgy builder
#4 Old 18th Sep 2016 at 10:27 PM
Ok, another reason to stay home and buy local food.
Theorist
#5 Old 19th Sep 2016 at 10:12 AM Last edited by PANDAQUEEN : 19th Sep 2016 at 1:01 PM.
I have a certain ambivalence towards genetic engineering.

Although I am for saving people's lives such as stem cell surgery and other such operations...

... it's the Frankenfood that's the biggest problem.


P.S. In the past ten years, scientists have discovered alternative sources to harvest stem cells from.

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 19th Sep 2016 at 8:18 PM
Just one word comes to mind. It's got four letters, starts with f
Test Subject
#7 Old 19th Sep 2016 at 9:20 PM
C'est horrible ! Got to go tell my dad about it, he's crazy about this stuff.
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Field Researcher
#8 Old 6th Nov 2016 at 12:57 AM
And the rumours underground says Bayer is one of the IG Farben, the compagny who killed the Jews and the people Nazi hates in death camps with Zyklon B gas,they are known for solding the unfamous Baygon to kill cafards aka the cockroaches in English and insects, they product are not efficent on them but they pollute our lungs.
Now they buy Monsanto. Bet the humanity will be destroyed in less 300 years if we continue to let them controling our life. They also make medicine pills and flea protector for pets.
What did you expect? nazi people stays nazi and they continue their politics of destroying humanity because their "sciences is for a better life".
Plus it can't be possible that Monsanto will be destroying forever just because they lose revenues a lot last year. If Bayer did not do, BASF or Villemorin might do it.Other mad scientists for clean off the Earth, the 99% of the world population the pest we are and making the Earth as uninhabitable as Venus is.

Honestely Humanity knew starving and our ancestors eat natural food without GMO, nobody really need to eat these unhealthy food that cause you big tumors like Elephant Man was except for a black fate on us. I can't be disagree totally with non-official information sites this time.
I know they told a lot of stupidities but I don't think they lie on food.
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#9 Old 23rd Dec 2016 at 11:28 PM
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#10 Old 13th Jul 2017 at 2:01 PM
I heard some news. Monsanto-Bayer might extend their glyphosate licence for another 10 years in Europe! IF the EU accept it. So far it looks like, they MIGHT go for it? It´s not official yet. We can do something about it. Each signature helps, believe it or not. Thank you for your support.
https://act.wemove.eu/campaigns/eci-glyphosate-int

Information:

Stop Glyphosate
Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides
We call on the European Commission to propose to member states a ban on glyphosate, to reform the pesticide approval procedure, and to set EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use.

Ban glyphosate-based herbicides, exposure to which has been linked to cancer in humans, and has led to ecosystems degradation; ensure that the scientific evaluation of pesticides for EU regulatory approval is based only on published studies, which are commissioned by competent public authorities instead of the pesticide industry; set EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use, with a view to achieving a pesticide-free future.

Why is this important?
Did you know a poisonous, potentially cancer-inducing chemical could be present in your body? [1, 2] This is possible because our food is being sprayed with it. In fact, scientists have found traces of the hazardous chemical Glyphosate in the urine of nearly 1 in 2 people tested. [3]

Glyphosate is a common pesticide, used on everything from food to gardens. The World Health Organisation has labelled it as “probably carcinogenic”. It is also very harmful to plant and animal life. In short, it’s a pretty damaging pesticide.

In Summer 2016, after a long campaign by hundreds of thousands of Europeans, the European Commission was unable to relicense the use of Glyphosate for 15 years, but instead had to settle for a short 18 month renewal. This was a huge success achieved in the face of intense lobbying by the chemicals industry. But big producers of weed killers like Monsanto are still lobbying to protect their profits. Their deep pockets have been paying for “studies” and “expert” opinions to show that their product is safe.

It seems to be common-sense that cancer-inducing poison should not be sprayed on our farms, our countryside and our neighbourhoods. We now have the chance to make our voices heard through a European Citizens Initiative -- a legal route that means the European Commission has to listen to us if we collect one milllion signatures this year.

We know what a constant use of Glyphosate will mean for us, the people of Europe: sick people, dead animals, burnt grass, brown leaves, and a loss of biodiversity. Last year, we were able to block Monsanto’s plans in ways they did not expect. But it’s not over, and in 2017 they will be fighting hard to extend the currently short term approval of glyphosate to 15 years. Which is why we will be fighting even harder to stop them.

Take action now: sign our Citizens Initiative against Monsanto’s cancer-inducing poison.
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#11 Old 14th Jul 2017 at 1:06 AM
Even "March against Monsanto", mentioned the european fight against Glyphosate! And they collected more as 1.3 million signatures until today. This is just great!

http://www.march-against-monsanto.c...ller-in-europe/
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 19th Jul 2017 at 3:44 PM
Two New Studies Confirm: Neonicotinoid Pesticides Are Slowly Killing Off Massive Amounts of Honeybees.

http://www.march-against-monsanto.c...s-of-honeybees/
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#13 Old 30th Jul 2017 at 6:55 PM
Today i was sitting at home, and it was quiet outside. Very quiet and i was wondering, where are the birds? I don´t hear anything. Happens that i don´t care about this sometimes. But today i was thinking, this is weird! Silence for many hours. Birds basically sing all day long in my area. They start hours before dawn, and stop deep in the night. But i don´t hear a thing! So i walked to the wood, and listened careful. I truly just heard some birds! I walked around for maybe 45 minutes, but there was not much going on. I´m not a expert, but i blame glyphosate for this! Farmer in Europe, use glyphosate since 2002 for their fields. Wheat, fruits, vegetables are full with that stuff. We eat that every day, and people get cancer soon or later. Insects die birds can´t find enough food, and they might die too? The ecosystem is a mess!! What if the remaining bees are extinct one day? 1.5 million different bee species, existed in the year 1950. Thanks to all the chemicals, there are less as 500.000 left!! People in China, pollinate flowers in some areas by HAND! Cause there are no more bees around. Seriously if we don´t stop this glyphosate madness worldwide, our future will look like this:

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#14 Old 22nd Sep 2017 at 8:42 PM
Victory! France Pledges to Vote AGAINST Reauthorization of Glyphosate, Could Spell the End for Monsanto Weedkiller in Europe.

https://www.march-against-monsanto....sate-in-europe/
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#15 Old 17th Oct 2017 at 8:45 PM
Support the downfall of evil please, with a signature. Thank you very much!

https://act.wemove.eu/campaigns/sto...merger-baysanto

Stop monster-merger BaySanto!
Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, European Commission

Petition
A Bayer-Monsanto merger would be a disaster for our farmers. It will be a catastrophe for our bugs, bees and birds. We urge you to reject the merger and prevent the damage caused by these corporations. We also demand full openness about your decision making processes.

Why is this important?
On October 16 we have published scientific research with our partners, showing the proposed merger should be forbidden under EU competition law.

The research, done by international competition law experts from the University College London, explains how Bay-Santo would control our entire food system. They want farmers to buy all they need from one company. Starting with GMOs, seeds, and pesticides as their main products, Bay-Santo will also offer fertilizer, digital equipment, and farm machinery.

Bayer is one of the largest producers of agricultural chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides. And Monsanto is one of the leading producers of genetically modified plants.[1] Together, these companies could have a total lockdown on what farmers put in their fields, the pesticides they use, what we buy in the shops, and ultimately put on our dinner tables.

If the merger is to be successful, the two companies must gain approval of competition authorities all over the world, including from the EU. Bayer has managed to “convince” Donald Trump to back the mega-merger [2], and now there is really only one organisation that has enough clout to stop the deal -- the European Union.

We know that Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for competition informally is already negotiating with Bayer behind closed doors. If we don’t act now this mega-merger could be a done-deal. That’s why we have to tell her to reject the deal now.

The merger of Bayer and Monsanto isn’t the only mega-merger in the agri-chemicals sector. ChemChina has already swallowed Swiss based Syngenta, and Dow Chemical and Dupont have merged as well. The three new agri-business giants would control 70% of the world’s agri-chemicals and 60% of the market for seeds.[3] This would be a crushing anti-competitive blow to the world’s farmers, tying them into buying seeds and pesticides from just three global corporations.

Those corporates proved already in the past, that they put their profit above our health and the environment. Industrial farming means a vicious cycle of the same crops on vast fields, which needs more and more fertiliser and pesticides to generate results. At the same time this model of farming causes erosion and the total loss of food chains for insects, birds and small animals.

While our fight is in Europe, the struggle against these mega-mergers is global. There are a growing movements of farmers, consumers and citizens like us, who protest against it. It is up to us to hold Margrethe Vestager accountable and demand to stop the merger.
Mad Poster
#16 Old 17th Oct 2017 at 9:30 PM
Most of what we are able to grow as crops has been tampered with at some point, be it GMO or not. Bananas as we know them? Not natural. They can't even reproduce (essentially clones). Most types of grain? Spliced and combined until they had the properties we wanted. Tomatoes used to be poisonous until we tampered with them enough to be edible. Not to mention the ability to plant non-native plants all over the world. Just like a yappy Chihuaua's ancestor was a fierce wolf, most types of edible plants had some kind of issue humans eventually bred out of it (and probably introduced a few new problems while at it). GMO is only a somewhat newer way of tampering with food without having to go through several crops of selective breeding and plant splicing. Put very simply, you take out a particular gene from a plant, and stick it in another plant, to make the plant resistant against a bothersome insect, or maybe to grow bigger or to be more resistant in a harsh climate.

As for birds - it may depend on where you live and what season it is. I've heard noisy birds all summer. There aren't so many bees, though - but I live in a small-town suburban area, so it's mostly very spaced out garden plants to be found here. I have heard them buzzing around (they love a certain hedge I have to pass, and it's been buzzing most days with nice weather this summer). They do seem to be on a decline, though. A few years ago I felt like I was chased around by flying insects with pointy back ends wherever I went....

I'm somewhat neutral on the GMO debate (and haven't read up much on the Monsanto issue, to be honest). It would be nice if we could all eat organically grown food (I'm not saying natural, because there's very little natural about most of the food we eat, GMO or otherwise - the only food I'd call natural is the one that actually grows freely in nature without having being second-hand planted or otherwise have been tampered with), but it gives less crops and with the sky-rocketing population growth in the world, 100% organically grown food probably won't be enough to feed everyone, and would require larger areas. It's also more vulnerable to disease and bad crop seasons. The nutritional value of organically grown plants versus non-organically grown (GMO or otherwise) is very similar. There is some difference in meat, though - probably due to non-organic farmers often feeding animals the wrong food for what their bodies are meant to handle.

Sure, farming food non-organically does cause a lot of problems, usually with over-farming areas, using fertilizers and pesticides that ruin the soil or are poisonous or have bad components that follow the foods - but these are things we should be able to fix already now. Most of this may be politics or regulations by land owners, big companies, or others dictating how the farmers should work. A lot of farmers would probably like to run their farms in a way that's better for the nature if they could, but can't because they're trampled by various rules and regulations that work against them.
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