June 19th, 2013
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  1. Robert

    Why is CNN not covering the World wide March Against Monsanto? This is why people are moving to alternitive news. RT Russia Today is coving it. Rallies all over the world and I can't find one bit of information about it on CNN. Also, whats happening with the "Trucks 2 Shut Down America" ? And the Veterens March? All of which is happening in D.C.... CNN along with Congress and all those politicans are disconnected from the people of America. It is a god damn shame.

    October 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm |
  2. Mikimom

    It's sad that the American people have to fight to get healthy food on their tables. The giant corporations are willing to sacrifice our well-being for a profit. They get richer, we get sicker.
    Unfortunately , the FDA, our supposed 'protectors ' , is complicit in this. They use research results chosen by these corporations to evaluate the health of our food. And a large percentage of FDA employees leave the FDA to work for these companies . How can they be objective if a better paying job at one of these large food cos. is on the horizon.?
    Monsanto and others like them should be prosecuted just like the tobacco companies. The only way to get their attention is through their pocketbook.

    August 5, 2013 at 11:07 am |
  3. Liz

    Today, July 24, 2013 is the WORLDWIDE REVOLT against the CRIMINALS at MONSANTO. Obama just signed a bill PROTECTING MONSANTO from lawsuits concerning health problems resulting from eating MONSANTOS"S BIO-ENGINEERED food (seeds) that put holes in intestines, has NO nutritional value, AT ALL! and is actually CHANGING OUR DNA.]It's obvious we can not count on our President, the media or anyone else in power, to save us and the Earth. It's up to "THE PEOPLE" to save ourselves and our loved ones from these EVIL CRIMINALS!!!!
    SPREAD THE WORD. POST A VIDEO ON YOUTUBE along with thousands of other victims of MONSANTO, TODAY!
    Satan has a plan and MONSANTO Co., along with the demons spraying poison in our skies and our gov. are doing his bidding against our will!!!!
    Time for "WE THE PEOPLE " to kick some demons asses!!!! The meek SHALL OVERCOME Time for these EVIL ones to go back TO HELL!!!!! where they belong!

    July 24, 2013 at 6:32 pm |
  4. Brian Hartman

    You know what terrifies me? Luddites.

    Humans have done genetic modifications for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Got a dog? Congratulations, you're a participant in a genetic modification experiment.

    June 21, 2013 at 9:40 am |
    • epona41

      You are right, Brian, and for a long time I believed the same as you ... I am a biology major, RN, naturalist ... I consider myself well educated; I have two college degrees and I attempt to remain current on these things. I would like to point out however, that what is being called "GMO"s is not your everyday selective breeding as practiced by horticulturists, farmers, breeders, etc over the past millenia of human agriculture and animal husbandry. What is now going on is gene splicing, including inter species re-combination – stuff that would not ever happen in nature. The big concern that *I* have is the possibility that these frankengenes will cross pollinate/breed with wild varieties ... making those incompatible with natural fauna. Monsanto creates insecticide that is implicated in bee (and other important insects) die off; Monsanto then attempts to create and patent bees that are resistant to said pesicide - bees can't be "controlled" even nearly as closely as agricultural crops. They will in turn breed outside of their hive. The question you really want to ask yourself, is do you want this monster company controlling your food? Because right now that is the direction they are taking. They already own 90% of the soybeans grown ... do you want them controlling the bees? The very critters on which so very much of our food depends? These are the same people that brought us agent orange, pcb's, DDT ... and said they were all safe, too ....

      June 23, 2013 at 12:49 am |
    • Max Steele

      Evolution and genetically engineering are NOT equivalent. You are truly fu**ing stupid if you think that's the same thing. When the genetically engineer seeds, they inject foreign shit into them, like animal genes. And then on top of that, they make the plants resistant to chemical pesticides, and if you know ANYTHING about plants, you'll know that they absorb what's in the ground via roots.

      July 9, 2013 at 6:07 pm |
  5. RichardHead@Ms. Stephanie Elam

    Thank You for following up on this mystery......though there seems to be some fuzzy math involved in this story. Monsanto started these trials of Western Wheat in 1998. 10 States were included in these trials ( Oregon being one of them ) yet the trials for Oregon were discontinued by Monsanto in Oregon during 2001. This particular Farmer found a resistant strain of wheat immune to the weed killer Round-Up in his field and sent samples to The University of Oregon for analysis. As you have stated in your report,this particular Farmer Never participated in the Monsanto trials,yet he has a section of GMO wheat in his field.
    Dr. Mallory-Smith from The University of Oregon states she wonders how a seed from 10 years ago could still sprout? This now puts a time frame of 2003 into the picture,yet Monsanto says ALL testing was stopped in 2001 in the State of Oregon. So Ms. Elam....was Dr.Mallory-Smith the original scientist to study this GMO seed at the University before taking a look at it 2005? Something does not add up right. Again, Thank You for following up on this mystery.

    June 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm |
    • Kat Kinsman

      For the record, this is just the first dive. More to come.

      June 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm |
  6. Wheat Hatr

    Read Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis. You'll realize that wheat has been modified through hybridization since the 1960's. He explains quite well how the outcome may be responsible for numerous health issues to include our obesity epidemic. Cut out ALL wheat products from your diet and watch the weight come off. You'll also find you feel better and no longer have some of those health issues you may have.

    June 20, 2013 at 11:26 am |
  7. Disgusted

    Sue Monsanto to get this to stop.

    June 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm |
    • Joe Hollis

      I agree. Force them to keep GMO wheat and any other GMO foods away from our organic foods.

      June 20, 2013 at 2:28 am |
  8. captain

    Monsanto is Dick Cheney's buds...
    "If you control the food, you control the world." - Dick Cheney
    Prelude to disaster by one of the Evil Empire duo.

    June 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm |
    • *

      Di ck Cheney is the "Love Child" of Lord Voldemort.

      June 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm |
 
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