France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops

September 17, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More

Anthony Gucciardi
Waking Times

In another massive victory against Monsanto and the  spread of genetically modified crops, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc  Ayraul has  announced that the nation will be maintaining a key ban on the only  remaining GMO currently allowed in Europe. Known as Monsanto’s GMO  maize crops, or MON810 maize, the original ban was brought forth back in  March following the French court’s previous annulment on a November ban.

Thanks to activism by French citizens and serious political outcry, Monsanto  is now effectively blocked from Europe’s gigantic marketplace. This is even more  true when you consider the fact that France is the largest grower of  crops in all of Europe, making it an agricultural behemoth of sorts.  With this move by such a large and influential nation, it will surely lead to  similar legislation to pop up and succeed throughout the rest of the globe. Of  course like with most other decisions regarding Monsanto, even Reuters admits  (see first link) that France was under large amounts of pressure to ‘soften’ its  stance on GMOs.

This is due to the fact that Monsanto has significant pull when it comes to  government around the globe, with the United States in particular being the ‘launch pad’ for the biotechnology movement. We now know thanks to WikiLeaks,  in fact, that United States ambassadors have actually threatened nations opposed  to Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, going as far as to threaten them with ‘military-style trade wars’. When considering that this is but one leak, it is  very concerning.

France has really been leading the charge against Monsanto and going against  the political pressure, however, also finding Monsanto guilty  of ‘chemical poisoning’ earlier this year. According to the prime minister,  the ruling was also part a wider plan to reduce the use of chemicals in  farming.

Overall, many countries have taken action against Monsanto and its many  harmful creations. Peru has banned Monsanto’s GMOs for a total of 10  years, Hungary uprooted  the company’s crops from its farmland, and even California is seeking to  label GMOs this November. From Agent Orange (known to kill 400,000 and cause  500,000 plus birth defects) to GMO maize, Monsanto’s time for experimentation  may soon be up.

This article originally appeared at NaturalSociety.com, an excellent source of news and information about natural health.

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  1. AiTC says:

    GMOs, or transgenics, have been pushed as yielding magical, drought-resistant nutrient- and vitamin-rich crops. What we are discovering today are the potential effects on human health of GMO NK603 maize as exposed by CRIIGEN’s research results recently published in the journal Food and chemical toxicology.

    The independent study further exposes, through the conditions in which it was carried out, the global democratic scandal covered up by a few multinational corporations attempting to impose this technology on the whole of the planet.

    These corporations have even organized to disclaim their responsibility completely by getting Europe, among others, to not require systematic toxicity studies, which were set as optional and for at most, three months. They also organized to prohibit research on GMO plants without their explicit agreement, based on the argument of protecting the industrial secrets contained in the few available studies. With the complicit help of a few researchers, they have established a number of aberrant principles designed to rule out inconvenient studies. Their interests are also represented in numerous national biotechnology-evaluation commissions by researchers whom they back.

    The CRIIGEN study has now discovered a highly increased mortality rate and a large number of tumors among rats fed with NK603 maize and among rats fed with Roundup for two years. This is a global warning.

    We must put a stop to the current international scandal on risk management in the area of GMOs. First, Europe, the USA, and all the countries involved need to prohibit NK603 and the use of Roundup. Then it is imperative to conduct new research on NK603 and Roundup over two years, focused on blood, urinary, and hormonal parameters. It will also be incontrovertible to carry out studies on the GMOs already licensed in Europe and in the other countries around the world where biotechnology-evaluation commissions have already ruled.

    This situation commands policy makers, scientists, and citizens to take their responsibilities, examine the current situation, and build on it to transition toward GMO-free food worldwide in direct or indirect—through animal feed—consumption.

    The results of this study may also affect agricultural markets insofar as demand for non-GMO products may rise and speculators are tracking upward or downward price movements. We shall have to be very vigilant and require that any intervention by actors not specifically involved in these markets be prohibited.
    A new situation is unfolding today in the world of food.

    Pierre Vuarin
    Co-founder, Sustainable Earth Alliance
    http://www.terre-citoyenne.org
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    Visit CRIIGEN’s site http://www.criigen.org
    Read the 1st page of the study. Request the full study
    See the presentation of the research on http://www.criigen.org

    Watch the film (13 minutes) “GMOs, the moment of truth” on http://www.ogm-alerte-mondiale.net

    Watch the film (90 minutes) “GMOs and us.” “Towards a global alert” on http://www.ogm-alerte-mondiale.net

    A 52-minute film directed by Clément Fonquerne and François Lebayon will be also presented on number FR5 16 October 2012 at 20 H 35. It will be also present on other televisions of the world.

    Two books written by Gilles-Eric Séralini “Tous cobayes!” (Flammarion) and Corine Lepage “La vérité sur les OGM, c’est notre affaire!” (ECLM) help us to understand the approach, the results and challenges of this worldwide problem.

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  2. Aztex2012 says:

    I created this White House Petition to stop this GMO genocide of Mexican Indigenous Corn!! Please sign and share. We have no time to lose!
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/get-un-stop-all-agri-business-request-allow-massive-commercial-planting-gmo-maize-worldwide-now/Gc4y6YZV

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