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Read desc.. I know most of you guys spend time on FJ to watch funny stuff and , so do I But this is something I just wanted to share, and reach out to as many p

I know most of you guys spend time on FJ to watch funny stuff and **** , so do I But this is something I just wanted to share, and reach out to as many people as possible!

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#31 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
Not to mention how they GET A PATENT ON GM SEEDS. This forces farmers to buy seeds from Monsanto taking away a citizens RIGHT to grow their own food.
User avatar #1 - threadz (05/28/2013) [-]
For those wanting to know, monsanto is a company that's producing some kind of plant growth hormone or something like that.
#2 to #1 - kanedam (05/28/2013) [-]
are you serious?

"The company also formerly manufactured controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and recombinant bovine somatotropin.

Monsanto was among the first to genetically modify a plant cell, along with three academic teams, which was announced in 1983,[6] and was among the first to conduct field trials of genetically modified crops, which it did in 1987. It remained one of the top 10 U.S. chemical companies until it divested most of its chemical businesses between 1997 and 2002, through a process of mergers and spin-offs that focused the company on biotechnology.

Monsanto was a pioneer in applying the biotechnology industry business model to agriculture, using techniques developed by Genentech and other biotech drug companies in the late 1970s in California.[7] In this business model, companies invest heavily in research and development, and recoup the expenses through the use and enforcement of biological patents.[8][9][10][11] Monsanto's application of this model to agriculture, along with a growing movement to create a global, uniform system of plant breeders' rights in the 1980s, came into direct conflict with customary practices of farmers to save, reuse, share and develop plant varieties.[12] Its seed patenting model has also been criticized as biopiracy and a threat to biodiversity.[13][14][15] Monsanto's role in these changes in agriculture (which include its litigation and its seed commercialization practices[16]), its current and former agbiotech products, its lobbying of government agencies, and its history as a chemical company, have made Monsanto controversial."
just a bit...
i know, tl:dr...
User avatar #5 to #2 - dxninjaxo (05/28/2013) [-]
*cough* *cough* AIM *cough* *cough*
#8 to #5 - zacsuntibidea (05/28/2013) [-]
I'm strangely okay with this.
User avatar #3 to #2 - threadz (05/28/2013) [-]
ya... i just skimmed it
#4 to #3 - kanedam (05/28/2013) [-]
i'd say it was skimmed down so much that it became a wrong answer... or a misleading information rather.
#30 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
It's not the genetically engineered food that is bad, it's the Glyphosphate used as an herbicide. The main reason the plant is genetically modified is so that the crop can survive the herbicide. However, our body cannot process Glyphosphate and it causes birth defects and is quite literally a Poisson.
User avatar #29 - upunkpunk (05/28/2013) [-]
Why don't people just you know, not buy from Monsanto if they don't agree with it?
User avatar #33 to #29 - oniryuuko (05/28/2013) [-]
Because if the Monsanto seeds wind up on your farm, in any way shape or form, and you don't have a license for their seeds, they'll sue you for theft of their patented genes. Which means if the crops grow out of hand, a seed is carried on the wind, one sticks to you accidentally, they put the seeds on your land, they'll continually sue you until you're bankrupt, and they can buy your land dirt cheap, so that they can take over more of the agricultural market.
#32 to #29 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
Because they have a near-monopoly over the production of soy beans, are one of the largest hubs of agriculture in the world, and have patents on the genetic modifications of the plants they grow making it impossible for other businesses to offer the same service. In countries that don't have the wealth to pick and choose their providers, Monsanto takes advantage of their poverty, poisons the land, and makes it impossible for other industries to succeed.
#9 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
Marching against GMO only shows how many people are ignorants and plain stupid.
"Growing cheap crops for the starving in Africa? No way! My ******* American freedom will not allow that!". Pathetic, nothing more.
Also, none of the artificially created organisms as of today are harmful in any way. Protein is protein for our body.
Just wanted to add something, thumbing down as I go.
User avatar #11 to #9 - schnizel ONLINE (05/28/2013) [-]
Well, it would be great if they put good stuff in it, not dangerous bacteria.
#12 to #9 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
It's not the food - you do realise monsanto has us all pretty much trapped. Even farmer's are forced to use their seeds for fear of getting sued. Monsanto actually put a patent on seeds - yes, they patented ******* food. And that's just the beginning.
User avatar #23 to #12 - jakelguy (05/28/2013) [-]
I wish it was just seeds. they patented the GENES. thats right. It doesn't even have to be thier seed. If the gene is in it, the farmers have to prove that they didn't steal it, which most can't. How can you prove a seed blowing in the wind?
#20 to #9 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
They've got a patent against other people using their seeds. Problem is that their seeds, in a way superseeds, grow rapidly and spread rapidly. This means if someone comes by a farm and that farm has monsanto crops they have to pay a ridiculous amount of money.
User avatar #21 to #9 - jakelguy (05/28/2013) [-]
Its not the Modification they bitch about, its the fact that because they are hardier, roundup gets sprayed in higher quantities, causing more problems with pollution, human health, etc.
#10 to #9 - lolabunny (05/28/2013) [-]
It's not that they are marching against GMO (or at least not most of them), they're marching against the company Monsanto's use of GM crops. Their crops have been proven, with out a doubt, to significantly increase the risk of cancerous tumours developing in lab rats (I believe it was somewhere along the lines of 60%-70% developed tumours, usually multiple).

Despite repeated tests showing these dangers, the company put their product into produnction and up for sale to humans and for some reason, no one is doing anything about it.
#14 to #10 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
can yeah link it insteado saying I find it hard to take it down due people jsu tsaying crap likethis with nothing to give me to read to back it up 60-70% mark up could be down to some one peroanl instreast in other famring like organic ? didn the usa it self do test on cannbis saying cased brain cells to die but it was found testing was flawed due to fact it ws pure smoke for 5 minute would do the samething to any else .......................
#26 to #9 - somedudeshomie (05/28/2013) [-]
maybe you should do a little research before you just go bashing everything in sight? they are not protesting that they are gmo specificaly, they are protesting for a plethora of reasons:
1. monsanto has been filing lawsuits against small farmers for using their GMO seed without premission (yes apperantly you can patent a seed) and running them into the ground with legal fees and many of these were simply caused by cross pollination, seeds that blew onto the property and took root without any knowledge, etc...
2. my personal favorite reason for hating monsanto would be the suicide gene, this lovely little creation will sprout once and only once, the next generation of seed is absolutely useless and will not thrive or even germinate. now can anyone tell me what happens when this lovely gene cross polinates into other plants in neighboring farms/landscapes? I'll just let you ponder on that and maybe you can do a little research while your your at it to see what other reasons people are against this before you start bashing everyone without having any clue whatsoever about what you are talking about.
#28 to #26 - gisuar (05/28/2013) [-]
i don't care if this makes me look like one of those tinfoilhat guys but they are doing nothing else than trying to take over the world by ruling the food/agricultural market
#38 to #28 - tinfoilhat (05/28/2013) [-]
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#6 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
perhaps these people need something better to do with their time.
#22 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
It's best to ignore stupidity.
#39 - PhenomenalPancake (05/28/2013) [-]
I was in Baltimore and I passed by a few protesters.
I was in Baltimore and I passed by a few protesters.
User avatar #37 - stuartbewbzz (05/28/2013) [-]
Why would large-corporation controlled media slate large-corporation controlled farming? That just seems counter-productive on their behalf.
#36 - heartlessrobot (05/28/2013) [-]
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Yes, let's all protest the company that's feeding billions and is essentially allowing us to have the size population we do. Complete genius.
#41 to #36 - anonmynous (05/29/2013) [-]
Here's a Monsanto story for ya. A Monsanto truck was driving past a farmer's soy field and spilled it's load of "round-up ready" (weed killer resistant) soy seeds into the farmer's field. Monsanto then sued the farmer for producing their copyrighted 'genetic property'. The courts ruled that the only way to verify this was to spray the farmer's entire field with herbicide. This ended up killing off all of the farmer's crops and Monsanto seized the rest, leaving him bankrupt.

Monsanto has created a monopoly on both herbicide and a special type of genetically modified seed that is resistant to their herbicide. Farmers have been planting seeds that they saved from last years crops for thousands of years. However Monsanto has put in place a system that requires farmers to buy seed from them each and every year. If the farmers try and plant seeds yielded from their harvest Monsanto can sue them for 'copyright infringement'. It all comes down to the philosophical question of whether you can technically copyright a self reproducing organism and the supreme court voted yes.

This story was mostly for memory so feel free to correct me on my facts.
User avatar #42 to #41 - heartlessrobot (05/29/2013) [-]
A farmer sowed salt into a field seized by Monsanto. Still, they're dicks but they're efficient dicks.
User avatar #35 - thatpolefromlowell (05/28/2013) [-]
the what?
User avatar #19 - huffe ONLINE (05/28/2013) [-]
tell me. why is genetically engineered food bad?
User avatar #24 to #19 - odonnell (05/28/2013) [-]
Looking at that guys sign it would cause famine, poison and disease.
But like every argument, there's always another side to it. The reason they're against it is because they don't like unknown. The intention of it would be to reduce famine and avoid poison and disease from natural foods, but with engineering there is always the theory that comes first. It would be great, but there is the chance it could **** up when its brought to reality.

Disclaimer: I didn't even know it had anything to do with genetically engineered food until you mentioned it. The response I've just gave you is an educated guess. If you decide to base your opinion on what I've just said, don't blame me if you get hate for it.
#25 to #19 - gisuar (05/28/2013) [-]
it's the company if you try to find some background stories about them you'll soon realise they are pretty much trying to take over the world by ruling the food market sounds off like i wear tinfoil or **** but yeah just search for it
#27 to #25 - gisuar (05/28/2013) [-]
let me give an example they invented a plant (i'm not sure but i think it was something like soy or corn well something grown in huge amounts) which is immune to their pesiticide called roundup so far it sounds like a pretty good idea but they sued farmers with fields next to farmers who actually grow those manipulated plants because said plants spread onto the fields of the farmers who didn't by said plant which they neither wanted nor planted.

another example is that they tried to get patents on plants with special genetics which are interestung for them which some peruvian natives grew for centuries and tried to sue them for using those potatoes (not sure if it were about potatoes but that's pretty much the only things those guys grow).

and last but not least they tried to launch a gossypium (is this even a word? not a native speaker) in india immune to a certain parasite and again their pesticide which horribly failed leaving thousands of indians farmers bankrupt who saw no other way out than suicide (well they do this pretty rash in india due to their religious believes like getting reborn and stuff)
#17 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
Considering the fact that in Holland less than 4000 people were protesting, and that there were 3 major events... this is not very weird.
#15 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
Funny because the picture in Holland is exactly the same crowd as there was when the Queen abdicated...

#16 to #15 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
it is the same picture dutch media use with this news
#13 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
yet people fail to mentaion were wheat came from it is part of nature but was dead end we as ouself are reason why it does so well it doesn't grow well on it own Christ people we are ding **** like this already fact we have super bugs show we have effect are a were it might have beee self sever due to other bactira using it as food soruce but grow out fffs
User avatar #7 - ThatFuckingGuy (05/28/2013) [-]
Plant Growth Hormones sound ******* awesome, dude! **** , we need Human Growth Hormones!
Absolutely serious. UBER EVOLUTION
#18 to #7 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
we do have those
User avatar #34 to #7 - redrex (05/28/2013) [-]
it's called steroids
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