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Hundreds of thousands in 500 cities worldwide protest against Monsanto

Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 14:09 UTC
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Hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated in nearly 50 countries around the globe to protest against the US mega producer company of genetically engineered (GE) seeds Monsanto, saying the corporation’s modified food and chemical herbicides pose grave threats to health. Read full article


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  • Briton

    They may yet come here, if they get TTIP .

    May 23rd, 2016 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    The advent of modified grains averted mass starvation in Third World countries, so the eco-terrorists want to ..... restore the prospect of malnutrition, economic debilitation, increased deforestation, and mass starvation to the Third World.

    May 23rd, 2016 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    modified grains
    Can you prove they are safe,
    can you tell the poor that their will be no future adverse effects.

    May 23rd, 2016 - 11:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Unmodified grains. Can you prove that they are safe?

    Can you tell Argentina and the rest of the undeveloped countries that you are going to remove the high output grains from the market and let them starve?

    May 24th, 2016 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4. It has recently been reported that a large proportion of argie wheat has little or no protein, to the extent that argieland is going to import wheat from Uruguay. Where did the seed for the argie wheat come from?

    May 24th, 2016 - 06:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @5 “Where did the seed for the argie wheat come from?”

    The low-protein yield of the problematic argie wheat comes from the cultivation practices. Other countries using the same seed stock are able to produce much higher protein content. It's a characteristically argie effect: large quantities, low quality.

    May 24th, 2016 - 03:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bird's eye view

    Briton: The National Academy of Sciences reported this week that genetically engineered foods are indeed safe:

    Funny how most Monsanto protesters will easily cite the fact that 97% of scientists agree on global warming being man made, yet will ignore the overwhelming findings of science that GE crops are indeed safe. Makes one question their true motives.

    May 24th, 2016 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    l'm still undecided about GM seeds.
    ln a way man has been modifying seeds since we started to cultivate them.
    For example, l think that Emmer has become Wheat thanks to man's selection & breeding.
    lts the modified pesticides that l have a problem with.

    May 24th, 2016 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @8 Which pesticides do you object to?

    May 24th, 2016 - 11:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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