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Michaelaw
04-15-2009, 01:22 PM
This is a long film (1 hr 48 min) but well worth watching. Natural crop seeds are being replace by Monsanto patented GM seeds and we pay royalties to them, could they one day own the rights to all the food on earth?...You bet they could....WILL!


LINK (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6262083407501596844)

Marko
04-16-2009, 06:55 PM
Ignorance is bliss...but i will watch this anyway because I feel it's very important. I have been hearing about this for years (Genetically Modified food seeds by Monsanto) and it bothers me.

There's a big problem with corporations. In fact Michael Moore's film the Corporation addresses many of these evil doings in the name of profit. faceless - nameless profit.

Michaelaw
04-17-2009, 12:28 AM
Oooooooooh! Never watched "The Corporation" I will have to watch for this. The Monsanto deal seems to be going down in the background and when the SHTF it will be too late to change it, plus natural seeds will be lost forever due to natural cross pollination. We need to be aware of this issue!

Greg_Nuspel
04-17-2009, 06:45 AM
I actually think that farmers that have their fields contaminated by Monsanto genetically modified crops should file a class action law suit against them for destruction of natural food sources.

Michaelaw
04-19-2009, 09:39 PM
I totally agree! I'm also wondering if this corporation has anything to do with our ailing Bee's?

casil403
04-19-2009, 10:27 PM
I actually think that farmers that have their fields contaminated by Monsanto genetically modified crops should file a class action law suit against them for destruction of natural food sources.

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the farmers did/are suing them....I also believe Monsanto is counter-suing them for stealing their GMO seeds even though it's just blown into their fields...I heard about this a few years ago.

edbayani11
04-19-2009, 10:52 PM
these big corporations are actually into Mining.
everething is MINE

Michaelaw
04-19-2009, 11:35 PM
A little further info on the plan to ban independent food production by...YOU!


LINK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH1i_yRCP-k&eurl)


The first few minutes are on topic, the rest is from other depths of the rabbitt hole.

JAS_Photo
04-19-2009, 11:52 PM
It was written in 1986 before much of what we now know came to light but Margaret Visser's 'Much Depends on Dinner', is an interesting read on how the food we eat gets to our table and some of the ramications of it.

Here is a wiki entry about the Norwegian Seed Vault. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalbard_Global_Seed_Vault

TJD
05-12-2009, 04:40 PM
Hi there Oooooooohhhh,
Nice subject here I think this is a real scary one thinking of it and the power one company would get when they actually do get the monopoly.

Ever listened to the podcast "No Agenda" of Adam Curry and Jhon C Dvorak as this is one of their favorite subjects to hjarp on for good reason.
But I get the feeling that you have listened to them before.

Anyway lets hope Moncanto will never get that much power nor anyone else for that matter,

Greetings,
TJD

Michaelaw
05-12-2009, 10:37 PM
The more politicians and corporations slyly slide into the sack together at the good old "Hotel Elite" the more certain I am they will meld into one entity. What the hell is going on really....Cows feeding on chicken s**t, aaaarrrrrgggggghhhh!!! it makes my head hurt. A buddy of mine is hell bent on forming "The Peoples Union" He figures if everyone in the world paid one dollar a month for membership, he'd have six billion per month to fight crap like this. He says the whole country of Canada could be told to stay home from work for one day of protest and he'd be able to pay their wages for that day. It's not a realistic approach IMO, but damn it...Something has to change. Stuff like this makes my RANT circuits get hot so I'll go get another beer and chill:)

AcadieLibre
05-12-2009, 11:05 PM
I saw the movie, not saying whether it is accurate or not but as with anything you do need to see the other side of the coin. This is a very slanted piece, there is no dissenting opinions, no where in the credits do the say where their data comes from. It is a hit piece, it may be accurate but because a movie says it is how it is, does not make it so. I have read a lot about this issue and far to long and too complex for art photography forum discussion. To make the issue into a 2 hour movie does a huge disservice to the actual complexities of the issues on both sides. Take it with a grain of salt, the movie and it has a strong bias before they ever started to shoot, so when I know that I do further research to sort out the fact from the propaganda. It is a business and any business is to sell there product. To get real perspective you need to read competing and differing opinions. Only then do you know the real issues.

Michaelaw
05-12-2009, 11:23 PM
You are correct and I've done nothing but research on this problem and am convinced at this point that the big "M" is fairly well represented here. One can never just take a film at face value or any other media report. Of course, I'm one of those weird people who can't find a rational explanation anywhere as to why "Building 7" fell. One always has to keep in mind though that the power of the Internets ability to bring people the "Truth" is a wild card...The truth according to who? Personal agendas, misinformation, disinformation and outright lies are all balled up in one organism if you will. The truth is like panning for gold in some very dangerous country.

AcadieLibre
05-14-2009, 04:38 PM
I don' think you find the truth on the internet, text books, magazine, University Research papers, etc. I think you gather all the pertinent information you can gather, read it, investigate their information and take all the facts you have gathered and based on the information you collect you make a decision on what information seems to have legit proof behind it, the more than likely this appears to be accurate, nothing to do with the truth, more of what is most likely the more accurate.

Michaelaw
06-04-2009, 10:40 PM
So how about Monsanto and the US milk supply?....I remember as a kid being overwhelmed at Disneyland in CA when I went on the Monsanto ride that shrunk you to an atomic level taking you through the particle world. I think it was called the Monsanto hall of chemistry or some such thing (Adventure Thru Inner Space). And to think I trusted these whacks! Check the link below for the milk issue.


LINK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL1pKlnhvg0)

Barefoot
06-04-2009, 10:56 PM
You'll have to agree, it's better than Soylent Green. ;)

Michaelaw
06-05-2009, 04:16 PM
And now they're messing with my favorite summer food!...Corn on the cob!!!

LINK (http://www.naturalnews.com/021784.html)

Michaelaw
06-17-2009, 02:27 AM
How many times are we going to let these clowns disrespect us as human beings. This horrific company will be our demise. The link shows a video of the history of Monsanto, not conjecture or conspiracy but historical fact. Do we want these people even working with chemicals? They make my blood curdle!


LINK (http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-5086419778501414302&ei=x344SsrxEI6yqwPMxPGQDQ&q=monsanto)

JAS_Photo
06-17-2009, 04:58 AM
That was horribly shocking. I am not sure if you have posted this link previously but its well worth the time to watch all ten parts. But how do you fight against something that is so overwhelmingly insidious?

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (http://www.youtube.com/user/Monsanto720p)

Barefoot
06-17-2009, 09:52 AM
I’ve followed this thread with some interest from its beginning. Although I choose not to enter into a debate over the ethics of corporations such as Monsanto, I would point out that it’s becoming ever increasingly difficult to feed the world populations and that the last thing on the mind of any of the millions of starving children in the drought and famine stricken regions of Africa as they’re being handed a bowl of food grown elsewhere in the world is, “Is this corn genetically modified? Because if it is, I don’t want it.”

Michaelaw
06-26-2009, 02:42 AM
The ethics are important! yes Africans would eat anything handed to them because they are starving. I have seen the homeless eating out of dumpsters with zero concern as to the origin, date produced (thrown out) or safety of their pickings. When you're starving, Your body sends only one message...EAT! It is those of us who are not starving who need to examine the methods used to produce the food to ensure its quality and safety before we too are only concerned with filling our bellies. There is no question in my mind that we can't sustain the population growth much into the future without different methods of food production but that food has to be thoroughly tested and not just rammed through places like the FDA with a nod, wink and a payout to ensure it gains approval without independent, outside the Monsanto compound testing. If we don't get a handle on this now, then down the road we may well be in the same position as the said Africans but by that time, we will no longer have a voice and Monsanto will be totally in the drivers seat with regards to all aspects of food production be it nutritionally valid, safe or fit for human consumption.