Editor’s Note: Hint: This means Monsanto can be defeated elsewhere, too… so don’t give up your efforts. The widespread and multifaceted resistance to the attempt to force genetically-modified crops upon the planet can stop certain companies from total domination (or at least it seems worth trying). In the case of Europe, it was a combination of several governments saying no to GMOs at both the individual nation level, as well as in broader trade agreements, as well as consumer and citizen rejection of the GM scheme.
In the case of Hungary, it went all the way to the level of burning down thousands of acres of GM crops before Monsanto decided to throw the towel in. Perhaps the monolithic corporation will be wise enough to back off before things reach that level of tensions elsewhere. In any case the right to grow non-GM crops must be defended, and an atmosphere of an empowered local/independent farmer must be fostered. This is an important short term victory, and while the effort in the United States to label GMOs under California’s Prop 37 technically failed, the scale of resistance was carefully and fearfully noticed by the entire biotech industry.
Monsanto GM Seed Distribution in the EU Defeated by Public Awareness, Regulation and Protests
July 25, 2013
Monsanto has just publicly stated they will not pursue distributing their GM Seed products in the European Union. This move was a result of overwhelming public and political resistance to adopt Monsanto GM seeds.
The Agricultural Giant has been the focus of so much negative publicity because of its insistence of following what many believe is an Agenda 21 policy of depopulation. Selling seeds worldwide that grow food that is resistant to herbicides and seed varieties that do not produce seeds represents a new paradigm that few are willing to adopt. Infowars.com published an interesting article on Agenda 21, titled, Agenda 21 Is Being Rammed Down The Throats Of Local Communities All Over America.
Scientific proof is available that shows food that is genetically modified causes all kinds of illness and in some cases death to test animals, which are regularly used to test the safety of food products.
One study in particular is famous worldwide, called the Pusztai Affair and is named after Árpád Pusztai, a Hungarian-born biochemist and nutritionist who spent 36 years at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland.
There are a few articles covering the Pusztai Affair, one of which is on Huffington Post titled, Anniversary of a Whistleblowing Hero and a complete timeline of the Food scandal: chronology published by theguradian.co.uk
“Monsanto has denied media claims that it is pulling out of Europe – although it has said it will withdraw pending applications for four genetically modified crops in the EU.”