and the list goes on and on (referring to the many studies and scientists being suppressed and abused by the corporations)
IRINA ERMAKOVA, PhD
Reported that most offspring of female rats fed GM soy died within three weeks. She was publicly attacked and discredited, and ordered to stop research.
Professor G. E. SERALINI, PhD
Found that rats fed Roundup Ready corn for 24 months suffered from massive tumors, premature deaths, and severe organ damage. Although Russia immediately banned GM corn, the attacks on Seralini and the data suppressed the impact of the research elsewhere.
Dan74 wrote:I am sorry, folks, I appreciate the good intentions and in many ways I share them, but I confess to being dismayed by the blurred lines between fact and fiction that seem to be acceptable here.
I mean if we truly are to battle the unscrupulous mega-corporations, do we make up our lies to counter their lies, or do we rely on integrity and fact? The Seralini study on the effect of GM maise has been rejected by six French national academies and repudiated by the journal that had originally accepted it. He based it on 10 rats of the species that are anyway prone to cancer. There were many other irregularities. This is common knowledge.
The Wakefield study has been exposed as fraud.
Of course there are folks who are emotionally invested in believing certain things who will not listen even if Seralini and Wakefield tell them personally that they don't believe their conclusions, but will rationalise it somehow as the global pharma ploy to brainwash them somehow. But for the open-minded folks, I suggest you listen to people like Raj Patel, whose Stuffed and Starved provides not only plenty of ammunition against Monsanto & Co but also points to the way forward.
It's not laced with simple-minded emotive slogans or sensational fictions, but takes a bit of work to absorb and digest, but it's worth it.
That said, I am glad the marches are happening and will try to attend one with the family!
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Hello MAM supporters and participants!!In mere hours, MAM events will start in New Zealand and revolve around the world as we embark on the second March Against Monsanto. This cause has truly united the world! Over 400 cities in 57 countries will take place as we, the citizens of the world, say NO to poison! 3 million people will stand up for the food supply, the environment, and our planet's sustainability. Join an event near you and be a part of this moment in time: http://bit.ly/Oct12MAM This will go down in history books and we would like to thank YOU for supporting a cause that is very much one of the most important of our lifetimes. We would like to express our deep gratitude for all at the national level. MAM has an awesome team that has spent countless hours working hard to make these events an international victory!! We would also like to give a very special thank you to all of our local organizers, whose hard work and selfless dedication has been instrumental in the global success of MAM.We would like to give a very special thank you to Dr. Vandana Shiva and the Fortnight of Action For Seed & Food Freedom. Dr. Shiva has worked tirelessly for seed sovereignty and food freedom and it an honor to have her speaking at MAM London.This time, MAM has teamed up with the Children of Vietnam Veterans Heath Alliance. Agent Orange, a deadly toxin manufactured by Monsanto, has destroyed the lives of millions. MAM has teamed up COVVHA to allow the survivors of this horror a platform to tell their stories. Never before will so many Children of Vietnam Veterans be speaking out at the same time, on the same day, about how Agent Orange has affected their health, and the health of their families.As we set the course of history in motion, please keep in mind that the third March Against Monsanto is already planned for May 24, 2014. Get this information out there so we can all start building our events for Spring. Start promoting while you have an intrigued audience. Contact www.facebook.com/monstanto to set up an event for 5/24/14.Please be mindful that MAM is a peaceful movement and there will be kids and the elderly in attendance. Have a good, safe timetomorrow!! Take lots of pictures that you can submit to the MAM facebook page.The world will be watching tomorrow as we take a stand. We will not stand for poison. We will not stand for cronyism. And we thank you for standing up for what is right and marching against Monsanto.
Johnny Dangerous wrote:here here for keeping one's head an avoiding hyperbole!
disjointed wrote:I'm a little bothered by the idea that everything has to be non-violent.
Obviously the political system has failed around the world already.
Why do you think that non-violent methods will work?
Could it be because you've been deliberately fed the idea through public schooling and the media all your life to the benefit of your oppressors?
Violence is a legitimate method to resolve abuses from within the government and society.
Why do you think so many politicians have been pushing laws for smaller magazines and the media has been airing stories about shootings so often lately?
It doesn't take a genius to engineer a crisis or use scare tactics to manipulate a group of people.
Roland wrote:Good luck with trying to violently strike against the monstrosity that is the military-industrial complex. That's a really good strategy to get them to clamp down harder and take away more "rights". It may affect some change in smaller, less developed countries, but I don't see that ever helping in the countries who hold stronger military powers.
There were kids at the march. That's mainly why they called for nonviolence. We passed out 600 fliers. No one got hurt. If you have any more effective ideas, please do share.
Roland wrote:I think we need to literally start at our roots. The roots - our soil is depleted and civilizations fall with depleted soil. Our roots - the roots of society, inner evolution. I don't see any stopping of the corporate infestation. They will continue to perpetuate the lie that we need monoculture - an intensely destructive practice - to feed the world. I think this will continue regardless, as long as it physically can. So we should just start restoring the soil and implement permaculture design systems so we will have a food supply as mechanized monoculture industrial agriculture runs itself into desertification. Then we can have that built in resiliency, hopefully not being dragged underneath the sand dunes alongside the corporatocray.