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World Wide March Against Monsanto, Saturday, Oct 12 (Van)

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Is Monsanto actually effecting us Canadians...?

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yes Monsanto "affects" Canadians. That company screws farmers each and every day.

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Not judging the value of the march, but I find it ironic that the overwhelming majority of those who dislike Monsanto would generally be in dire need of nourishment if it were not for GMO foods feeding the 7.116 billion human mouths on the planet. If we did not manipulate the gene pool of food plants we would not harvest enough globally to feed everyone, and as we all know by the time we are four that would lead to only the ones who can afford to pay, eating today. Generally we have a lot of cheap cereal crops right now and generally that is due to some gene manipulation to help us harvest plenty.

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Not judging the value of the march, but I find it ironic that the overwhelming majority of those who dislike Monsanto would generally be in dire need of nourishment if it were not for GMO foods feeding the 7.116 billion human mouths on the planet. If we did not manipulate the gene pool of food plants we would not harvest enough globally to feed everyone, and as we all know by the time we are four that would lead to only the ones who can afford to pay, eating today. Generally we have a lot of cheap cereal crops right now and generally that is due to some gene manipulation to help us harvest plenty.

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Without GMOS we'd be starving...and even though Monsato goes about it in the wrong way, theyre still doing it and helping us feed our growing population

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The only products they sell that are gmo are round up ready. Which means that you can spray round up to kill the weeds. But now that weve been doing that for 30 years now, weeds are becoming immune to it. so in 20 years this whole Roundup ready crap is going to be useless. We can grow these crops without this addition. It helps the environment and it means less control from 1 company owning all our food sources.

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Without GMOS we'd be starving...and even though Monsato goes about it in the wrong way, theyre still doing it and helping us feed our growing population

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Not judging the value of the march, but I find it ironic that the overwhelming majority of those who dislike Monsanto would generally be in dire need of nourishment if it were not for GMO foods feeding the 7.116 billion human mouths on the planet. If we did not manipulate the gene pool of food plants we would not harvest enough globally to feed everyone, and as we all know by the time we are four that would lead to only the ones who can afford to pay, eating today. Generally we have a lot of cheap cereal crops right now and generally that is due to some gene manipulation to help us harvest plenty.

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The only products they sell that are gmo are round up ready. Which means that you can spray round up to kill the weeds. But now that weve been doing that for 30 years now, weeds are becoming immune to it. so in 20 years this whole Roundup ready crap is going to be useless. We can grow these crops without this addition. It helps the environment and it means less control from 1 company owning all our food sources.

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Just to be clear, round-up isn't the only thing they sell. They sell the seeds that are genetically modified to be immune to Round Up. As revealed by the Washington Post in April 2013, side affects of Round Up to humans are already starting to surfice, as all the 'Non-Monsanto' funded studies of it are showing links to cancer, infertility and Parkinson's. Although these side effects may be seen in other pesticides and weed killers, it just shows that it isn't as safe as Monsanto claims it to be.

http://articles.wash...bicide-monsanto

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So check this out

In an obscene development, a Monsanto executive is winning this year’s “Nobel Prize of agriculture” -- the prestigious World Food Prize -- for creating GMOs. Receiving it legitimizes the sort of rampant genetic modification Monsanto pioneered, and helps validate a ruthless business model that impoverishes farmers and monopolizes our food.

If that wasn't baffling enough, the founder of Syngenta, the same biotech giant joining Bayer in suing Europe to keep selling bee-killing pesticides, will also win the prize -- and with it, a share of the $250,000 prize money. We cannot allow this prize to legitimize frankenfoods and bee killers. The ceremony is in just over a week, so we need to act now.

Tell the World Food Prize Foundation not to reward Monsanto and bee-killer Syngenta’s outrageous practices.

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yes Monsanto "affects" Canadians. That company screws farmers each and every day.

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Without GMOS we'd be starving...and even though Monsato goes about it in the wrong way, theyre still doing it and helping us feed our growing population

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Round ups active ingredient is Glyphosate. Monsantos last patent on Glyphosate expired in 2000. Since then and continuing now it is being produced by many companies around the world.

It is less toxic than the herbicides it replaced and has been approved by regulatory bodies around the world. Its effect on humans and the environment is still questioned. SO we want a herbicide that when its not doing exactly what we want is completely inert. Maybe we should expect it to smell like fresh cinnamon buns when we spray it while we are at it.

To further prove my point, Monsanto genetically modifies some seeds that expire every year (they don't reproduce seeds). They also enforce strict rules in their contracts that dictate they cannot use their seeds after a year. Monsanto has aggresively sued and bankrupted many famers for reusing seed from past years, putting them out of business. Now tell me this, if Monsanto truly cared about feeding the world, why would they genetically modify a seed to not reproduce more seeds?

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Not judging the value of the march, but I find it ironic that the overwhelming majority of those who dislike Monsanto would generally be in dire need of nourishment if it were not for GMO foods feeding the 7.116 billion human mouths on the planet. If we did not manipulate the gene pool of food plants we would not harvest enough globally to feed everyone, and as we all know by the time we are four that would lead to only the ones who can afford to pay, eating today. Generally we have a lot of cheap cereal crops right now and generally that is due to some gene manipulation to help us harvest plenty.

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Monsanto also sues farmers who have GM's grow in their crops by accident.

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