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Symbolic trial will try to hold Monsanto accountable for “ecocide”

Friday, October 14th 2016 - 11:47 UTC
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This weekend 30 witnesses and legal experts from five different continents will testify before five international judges at the three-day Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. Their testimonies will attempt to hold the agrochemical giant accountable for their alleged “crimes against humanity” and destruction of the environment, or “ecocide” Read full article


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  • Marti Llazo

    Allowing agricultural practices to develop the means to provide sufficient food stocks to offset trends toward starvation in the Third World and opportunities for creation of wealth through enhanced agricultural output is what the UN considers to be crimes.

    Oct 14th, 2016 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • MarkDnrs

    GMO and its associated lethal pesticides and herbicides are dangerous poisons. Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto's Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, “developed mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females.” The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. Everywhere GMO is being grown, food allergies, disorders such as autism, reproductive disorders, digestive problems, and others have been skyrocketing in the human populations.

    There has been a drastic decline of crop-pollinating insects all over the world, and this means a catastrophe for the future of the world's food supply. Wild pollinators like bumblebees, butterflies, and beetles are basically disappearing. GMO industrial agricultural practices are causing this insect genocide. Pollinating insects in general, which include a wide range of insects and other animals, are simply vanishing from their normal habitats and foraging areas. That lower diversity and lower abundance of wild insects means less fruits and destruction of the diversity of plants and their fruits worldwide.

    GMOs cross pollinate and their seeds can travel. It is impossible to fully clean up our contaminated gene pool. Self-propagating GMO pollution will outlast the effects of global warming and nuclear waste. The potential impact is huge, threatening the health of future generations. GMO contamination has also caused economic losses for organic and non-GMO farmers who often struggle to keep their crops pure.

    Oct 15th, 2016 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Evidence for those 'horrifying tumors' caused by the GMO diet, please.

    Everywhere GMO is not being grown, food allergies, disorders such as autism, reproductive disorders, digestive problems, and others have also been skyrocketing in the human populations.

    It's easy to blame all these things on the latest trendy bogeyman, but most of the problems you mention were already rising before GMOs were introduced.

    It's reasonable to be cautious with any new technology and consider the costs vs the benefits, but hysterical scaremongering helps no one.

    Oct 15th, 2016 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DennisA


    We are not rats. Laboratory experiments do not replicate what happens in the real world. GMO's are not poison they provide valuable protein and carbohydrate.

    “Wild pollinators like bumblebees, butterflies, and beetles are basically disappearing.”

    Why then does agricultural productivity continue to increase?

    Oct 16th, 2016 - 09:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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