Here, There and Everywhere

Posts tagged ‘Monsanto’

A Mother’s Loss & Monsanto

From Nation of Change
by Anthony Gucciardi
28 April 2012

Mother Wins Top Environmental Award for Beating Monsanto

After experiencing the traumatizing death of her daughter to kidney failure just three days after her daughter was born, Sofia Gatica from Argentina became determined to find out what killed her daughter. Her conclusion? Monsanto’s genetically modified soy fields that surrounded her neighborhood, laced with damaging insecticides negatively affecting nearby neighborhood children and adults alike. Gatica began to detail how her small town was plagued with astronomically high birth defect rates, respiratory disease, and even infant mortality.

From this point, the courageous mother decided to take on Monsanto. Amazingly, she is not alone in her struggle against the biotechnology colossus when it comes to causing birth problems, as a large group of farmers — also from Argentina — have launched a lawsuit against Monsanto for causing ‘devastating birth defects‘ in children. Gatica was initially alone, however, when she first began her uphill battle. Forming a group of concerned mothers in her local area of Ituzaingó after hosting an event at her home to discuss her experiences, the mother would be one of the very few who has actually beat Monsanto.

Sofia Gatica believes her daughter’s death is linked to Monsanto’s genetically modified soy fields that surrounded her neighborhood so she is taking them on, but not alone.

From this point, the courageous mother decided to take on Monsanto. Amazingly, she is not alone in her struggle against the biotechnology colossus when it comes to causing birth problems, as a large group of farmers — also from Argentina — have launched a lawsuit against Monsanto for causing ‘devastating birth defects‘ in children. Gatica was initially alone, however, when she first began her uphill battle. Forming a group of concerned mothers in her local area of Ituzaingó after hosting an event at her home to discuss her experiences, the mother would be one of the very few who has actually beat Monsanto.

After sharing her story with local mothers who were also concerned for the safety of their children and families as a whole, Gatica co-founded the Mothers of Ituzaingó — an action group of 16 mothers collaborating to end Monsanto’s rampant chemical usage. The team took to the streets, going door to door to create what was the first epidemiological study of the area, only to discover that the effects of Monsanto’s concoctions were dramatically affecting many families in the town of Ituzaingó. With cancer rates 41 times the national average, something had to be done.

Read entire story at Nation of Change.

No Monsanto Corn

From Creedo.

Tell U.S. food companies: Americans don’t want Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn in our grocery stores!

Right now, Monsanto, the corporation responsible for producing roughly 90% of genetically modified seeds around the globe, is working to bring their new, GMO sweet corn to a grocery store aisle or farmer’s market near you.1

Unlike Monsanto’s other GMO crops — which are primarily fed to animals — this sweet corn is intended for direct human consumption.

This is the first time Monsanto has engineered a vegetable that could be served straight to your dinner table. And if this unlabeled, and potentially toxic crop succeeds, Monsanto is sure to bring us even more.

As an activist and consumer, you are in a powerful position to pressure leading U.S. grocery stores to reject Monsanto’s new GMO corn.

Tell U.S. food companies: Americans don’t want Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn in our grocery stores! Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn is engineered to tolerate the herbicide Roundup, and to produce the insect-killing pesticide Bt.

If that sounds dangerous to eat, there’s good reason.

A past study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences found that Monsanto’s GMO corn led to organ failure in mammals.2 This GMO corn has also recently been linked to a new pathogen causing crop failure and a sharp spike in livestock infertility — as high as 20% — which could potentially pose a health threat to humans as well.3

But shockingly, just as other GMO foods are not required to have special labeling, consumers will have no way of knowing if they’re purchasing Monsanto’s new genetically modified sweet corn.

Tell U.S. grocery stores: Americans don’t want Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn! Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Some of Monsanto’s GMO corn is already in human food — used to make additives in processed food products — and even in small quantities it’s having scary effects.

This past spring a Canadian study found that the GMO toxin inserted in Bt corn was found in the bloodstreams of 93 percent of pregnant women4 — just from its presence in processed grains and highly processed food products.

Now, grocery stores could be on the verge of delivering up this toxic corn, and its toxic effects, in much higher doses and without processing, and we wouldn’t even know what we were eating.

We must raise our voice as consumers and urge grocery stores to reject Monsanto’s potentially dangerous new product, and stop this dangerous trend of Monsanto-made, straight to table products.

Tell U.S. food companies: Americans don’t want Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn in our grocery stores! Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Thank you for standing up to Monsanto and its dangerous GMO products.

Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

Tag Cloud