Subject: EU Dictates GMO Acceptance = Horrible set-back ruling of psychopathic insantity
Cdsapi’s Added Comment: In a free marketplace, in the land of Supply and Demand, the consumer can buy or not buy. Apparently we now live in a dictatorship in which a Corporation and its products are totally protected, even when NO CONSUMERS want the products. The Corporations can simply “stuff it down our throats”, with impunity,, even if it kills us. (Or is depopulation a big part of this agenda?)
In the USA, the “Monsanto Protection Bill” declared that even when GMOs pose serious harm to the public, the courts cannot interfere with the activities and expansion of Monsanto, no matter how hazardous these products can be shown to be. So the health of the public and the health of the environment be damned. Monsanto, say these arbitrary, unscientific, criminal rulings – has the right to OWN and CONTROL foods, and the public’s wishes Not To Buy, apparently no longer enters into the equation.
No one in Europe wants any part of GMOs, so the EU simply makes an Alice in Wonderland ruling “IT IS BECAUSE I SAY IT IS”. The EU has erased the voice of the democratically elected national governments and robs them of their sovereignty. Gone is any concept of “democracy” other than a façade. When the EU decrees that countries cannot protect the health of their population and their environment if that protection interferes with the vested interests of The Corporations, it is literally a “Dictatorship”. WE must take back our sovereignty and make the voice of the people the deciding factor in legislations and rulings.
Apparently 2 million people worldwide Marching Against Monsanto didn’t seem to deliver a message to these bozos.
Science by Decree and Declaration is not science.
Legislation against the will of the population is not Democracy.
Insanity reigns and like an infectious disease, it is proliferating.
This is a WAR Of Self-Defense that the people of the world MUST WIN – no matter how difficult and how long it takes. Our survival is literally at stake.
NOTE: The Elites of the world do not eat GMOs – They make special provisions to get ORGANIC FOOD. And Monsanto employees and scientists also will not eat GMOs - wonder WHY? Just maybe they know the truth about this GE biotech-science.
EU countries banned from being GM-free
by SEAN POULTER, Daily Mail
Nations and regions which want to stay free of genetically-modified crops will be banned from doing so under a devastating ruling by EU scientists.
The decision, the first from the new European Food Safety Authority, means governments will be unable to stop the controversial plants being grown on their soil - effectively opening the floodgates.
It is a disastrous blow to those British consumers, farmers, politicians and green campaigners who are fearful about the safety of so-called Frankenstein foods.
The administrations in Scotland and Wales and many English local authorities - particularly in the South West - oppose GM crops.
Last night, Greenpeace warned Britain is being dragged into a vast and unpredictable experiment. Once commercial planting of GM crops is allowed, their pollen will spread and contaminate the entire countryside.
Former environment minister Michael Meacher has warned of gaping holes in our knowledge about the effect of GM on human health and the countryside. He has raised the possibility of damage to the immune system, sexual development and the stomach lining. There are also concerns about new allergies. What happened to choice?'
Separately, there are worries that GM pollen will taint conventional and organic farms. And research has pointed to the creation of superweeds.
Mr Meacher has called on the Government to postpone or ban commercial growing of GM crops here.
However, an EFSA scientific panel has now decided these are not sufficient reasons for any EU nation or region to choose GM-free status.
The ruling is on an application by Upper Austria to be declared a GM-free zone for all existing and planned GM crops or animals. The rejection of the application - to be officially published tomorrow - sets a precedent across Europe.
In effect, it means a farmer or biotech company will be allowed to grow GM crops virtually anywhere in the EU, regardless of public fears or political opposition.
Yesterday, Greenpeace called into question the independence of EFSA and its GM science panel. The chief executive is British civil servant Geoffrey Podger, who was previously in charge of the pro- GM Food Standards Agency here. The British government, which from Tony Blair down is seen as supporting GM, was consulted on who should represent this country on the EU's GM panel.
Two of those chosen are GM enthusiasts - Professor Mike Gasson, of the Institute of Food Research in Norfolk and Professor Jeremy Sweet, of the National Institute of Agricultural-Botany, Cambridge. Greenpeace GM campaigner Nathan Argent said: 'Once again. Tony Blair's science cronies have shown how determined they are to force this unwanted technology down our throats.
'Our countryside is being forced to take part in an unwanted and unpredictable environmental experiment. Whatever happened to choice?' But Professor Sweet said those who raise social or moral objections to GM are 'just muddying the waters'.
He rejected the health warnings raised by Mr Meacher and others, saying: 'There has to be an acceptance of the integrity of the science.
An EU moratorium on new GM crops was lifted last week under pressure from the U.S. Biotech firms, such as Monsanto, are pressing ahead with applications to grow GM oilseed rape, maize, beet, potatoes and other crops.
The first could go into commercial cultivation in Britain and across Europe as early as next spring.
I SMELL A RAT. AM I THE ONLY ONE?
This is just theory, folks.... BUT...
Notice the total focus on Monsanto.... as though Monsanto were the ONLY violator of human health in this mess...
and notice how all of a sudden, the people are "winning" against Monsanto. But Monsanto is not the only one we need to be focused on, and companies like Syngenta, DuPont, Dow, Cargill, and many more are still producing the pesticides that confound the bee population, which is NOT GOING TO BE COVERED BY THIS, EVEN IF IT SUCCEEDS, because it's NOT FOOD! Neonicotinoids, derived from an extracto of nicotine, is blamed for major decline in the bee population and the destruction of hives... and threatens all crops pollenated by bees world-wide!
You know how it goes.... all that happened was that doggie was tossed a bone, and meanwhile, the robbers got into the house.
Very smart legislation on behalf of Connecticut... use the "contiguous states" to get out of potential lawsuits from Monsanto.... but there is something you need to know here:
TRADE AGREEMENTS HAVE CLAUSES IN THEM PROTECTING THE PROFIT FROM PATENTS OF ALL SORTS, INCLUDING THOSE ON MONSANTO'S PRODUCTS. TRADE AGREEMENTS SUPERSEDE DOMESTIC LAW. IF LABELLING LAWS PREVENT PROFIT, SUCH LAWS ARE A PROBLEM TO DERIVING PROFIT FROM THE PATENT!
THIS LEGISLATION HAS THE POTENTIAL, THEREFORE, TO CAUSE A TRADE DISPUTE OVER THE LABELLING ISSUE... ESPECIALLY IF THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TRADE GROUP HAVE NO SUCH LEGISLATION.... IT REMOVES THE "LEVEL PLAYING FIELD" AND RENDERS NATIONS VULNERABLE TO INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION.
I can hardly wait to see how this one plays out.... watch for the next email and it will let you see how this works.
Note also that Canada had to ALTER ITS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS LAW IN ORDER TO BE ALLOWED TO NEGOTIATE IN THE "TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP" (TPP), and Harper did so by having the Supreme Court REINTERPRET the law last year!
What intellectual property rights? PATENTS.
THEY ARE USING PATENTS TO ENFORCE THE TRADE DEALS.... AND NOBODY EVER PROTESTS AT THE PATENT OFFICE!! TIME WE STARTED, OR WE WILL FIND THAT
CORPORATE PATENTS WILL BE PROTECTED BEFORE OUR DOMESTIC LAWS ARE!
And if you thought that was enough, wait for the next email.... it shows that FOIA requests can be DENIED on the basis of an exemption in law of anything that might affect the "relationship between the UK and any other international organization"!!! And if that's law in the UK, it is also law in those countries signed with the UK in a trade agreement!
See how they have us tied up in knots?
DO NOT RELAX YOUR GRIP. THIS BATTLE MAY (MAY) BE WON... BUT NOT YET THE WAR.