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Monsanto threatens to sue the entire state of Vermont

06.04.2012 21:17

Lawmakers in Vermont are looking to regulate food labels so customers can know which products are made from genetically modified crops, but agricultural giants Monsanto say they will sue if the state follows through.

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Tehachapi Gal 24.06.2014 10:24

It's time we shut Monsanto's operations down permanently. If the government won't do it let take this into our own hands and indict them for crimes against humanity and give the company a murder 1 death penalty.

 

Steve Perlaki 16.06.2014 08:25

Hey people, ever see the movie ; "Stoylent Green" ? If you have'nt , check it out. It's about a company like Monsanto that makes food for the masses from newly deceased corpses unbeknownst by the masses and it's the most popular and sought after food on the planet. It's an old flick from the 70s and when I saw it way back when it was first released at the Calvin Theatre on Michigan Ave. in Dearborn I thought it was kind of far fetched back then. Hey, I'm just sayin'............

 

James Kohos 15.06.2014 18:27

Matt Treadway 09.06.2014 05:54

Many people dont understand that GMOs are not bad.

  


in 2011, doctors at Sherbrooke University Hospital in Quebec found Bt-toxin in the blood of

93 percent of pregnant women tested
80 percent of umbilical blood in their babies
67 percent of non-pregnant women

BT toxin is not being broken down(as Monsanto claims) and in some cases the genetic changes are actually causing insertion mutagenesis through integration with the host genome.

and this is just one example... We could keep going ad-infinitum

 

James Kohos 15.06.2014 18:26

Matt Treadway 09.06.2014 05:54

Many people dont understand that GMOs are not bad.

  


GM O crops don't perform better for the producers, however. They were supposed to cut pesticides by 10x and instead they have increased pesticide use by 10x. Farmers can no longer save seed for future planting, they can no longer use seed from their harvest for planting.... and it gets worse.

 

Moon Bugs 13.06.2014 01:39

Matt Treadway 09.06.2014 05:54

Many people dont understand that GMOs are not bad.

  


Mo nsanto is using the law instead of letting people decide what to eat. Do you know how many food companies Monsato already owns? This issue is much more bigger than the GMO issue. Controlling the world's food supply is a very big issue.

 

Matt Treadway 09.06.2014 05:54

Many people dont understand that GMOs are not bad. We all have the right to consume safe and healthy foods, and that is a right I partake in everyday regardless of whether or not the food contains geneticly modified ingredients or not. A GMO is geneticly altered to perform better for the producer, ultimately making safer food and cheaper food for the consumer. Organic foods are 4 times more likely to contain food borne illnesses, 40% more expensive, require much more tillage which results in erosion, one of the current problems in agriculture and organic crop production produces half the yield as a gmo crop does.

 

Dia Wong 05.06.2014 00:58

Monsanto, if you're so confident that your products are harmless, then why are you so concerned about this legislation? Why not spend your money on educating the public on how helpful your products are? Oh, perhaps because you know that would be a pack of lies?

 

Scott Jasin 04.06.2014 17:32

Dennis, More importantly can it be proven that they are NOT harmful?

 

William Dieck 03.06.2014 21:28

(taken from xkcd)

" ;The right to free speech means the government can't arrest you for what you say..."

You can read the rest, but this isn't about free speech. If someone thinks it is, they're hiding behind the wrong shield.

 

Patricia Rankin 10.05.2014 22:51

Why not just boycot all companies and all products associated with Monsanto. I am sure some person or persons on Facebook can get a list together pretty quick.

 

Dennis Rothenburger 09.05.2014 22:41

I do understand the problem here especially when "we" are not being told about these foods but I have two points to consider. 1-Can it be proven that these foods are in fact harmful to us? and 2-are we willing to pay the higher prices that would be if we stop growing these foods???

 

cra 21.04.2014 13:40

The obvious defense which has no doubt been used is that people have a right to know what they're eating. A related Constitutional defense is free speech. People have a Constitutional right to say the truth about what is in a product, genetically modified, and not natural organisms. Moreover, in the Constitutional case, the President, his cabinet, and all members of Congress have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the US. Not to do so could be very problematic for them.

 

Tehachapi Gal 24.03.2014 17:58

Put Monsanto corporation to death. This "person" is a murderer. The people have every right to indict them for crimes against humanity. Why not just file criminal charges against them as a nation of people. Their assets can be seized and held through an injunction to stop all sales, distribution and use of their products. If found guilty their assets will be sold off.

My neighbor, a viet nam vet is right now dying from a tumor on the back of his skull cause by Agent Orange exposure - on hospice and seizuring. Again, let's put this company to death.

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