Even Russia warns the Obama administration of the growing threat of Monsanto and GMOs and EPA under the Obama administration is sued over the deaths of bees
Various media reports have revealed that the recent meeting of President Putin with US secretary of State John Kerry was with “extreme outrage” over the Obama’s administration’s support for monopoly policies of biotech companies including Syngenta and Monsanto.
According to Russian media sources, President Putin was so furious that the Obama administration wouldn’t even discuss Monsanto and GMOs that he refused to meet with John Kerry for three hours about the two nation’s diplomatic missions over Syria.
At the center of dispute between Russia and US is the Neuroactive insecticides also known as neonicotinoids that are destroying the population of bees and are impacting the world ability to grow its own food. Even the European Commission (EC) with countries including Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Slovenia and Ukraine have banned all the bee killing pesticides.
Many studies show that neonicotinoids are toxic to birds, insects, bees and human beings. In fact, a research by environmental toxicologist Dr. Pierre Mineau shows that a single corn created with neonicotinoids pesticides can kill a bird and studies also show that neonicotinoid contamination levels are beyond the acceptable limit in both surface and underground water in the United States.
On the other hand, although many concerned scientific community members and researchers believe that GMOs are a recipe for global famine, the first thing that the Obama administration did was appointing Monsanto and DuPont’s key people in high positions of Federal agencies in charge of our food and seed supply.
EPA under the Obama administration is sued over the deaths of bees
Recently a group of beekeepers and environmentalists are suing EPA over the use of neonicotinoids pesticides that are destroying the bees population and the nation’s food supply chain.
Paul Towers, the spokesperson for the Pesticide Action Network told TakePart that we are suing EPA over its negligence to protect our bees against neonicotinoids pesticides. He also mentioned that “Despite our best efforts to warn the agency about the problems posed by neonicotinoids, the EPA continued to ignore the clear warning signs of an agricultural system in trouble.”
However last year, California almond growers had to bring over one million colonies of bees from South America since California didn’t have enough bees to plant its almonds. Paul Towers has been a strong advocate regarding how the bee shortage last year was a proof that EPA needs to act immediately and ban the use of neonicotinoids pesticides.
Unlike other traditional pesticides, systemic pesticides including neonicotinoids are applied before planting to coat seeds and they remain in the vascular system of the plant and produce toxic pollen and nectar which has led to colony collapse of bees.
Towers also mentioned that this isn’t just California problem. In fact, other states including Ohio needs bees for pollination of more than 70 crops so does Illinois and Carolinas.
Obama is just a corporate marketing creation
As a matter of fact even Russia criticizes US and its policies towards biotech considering that recently Syngenta is charged for covering up the deaths of livestock who were exclusively fed on Syngenta’s GM Bt. http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/GMO-toxicity-bt-corn-Syngenta.php
In fact, Russia has banned the imports of GMO corn after the famous French Seralini study who showed rats with massive tumors after being fed on Monsanto’s GMO corn.
Yet, in the US, not that we don’t get immediate ban on all the GMOs, the biotech industry exercises its power by spending millions of dollars to defeat GMO labeling movement and releases thousands of fake documents to manipulate the truth about GMOs.
Recently, Monsanto even bought the votes of 71 members of House of Representative on mandating GMO labeling and they donated millions of dollars to their campaign. So, the House of representative is officially on Monsanto’s payroll and according to nationofchange.org, the total visible donation of Monsanto to Democrats has been $72,000 and for Republicans has been $190,500. http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/march-against-Monsanto-politicians-paid-monsanto.php
At the same time, a few independent resources who question the authority of those who approve genetically modified organisms are demonized and threaten by pro GMO crowd and those who financially benefit from Monsanto’s stocks. http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/gmo-supporters-deception.php
On the other hand, not that Obama hasn’t done anything to keep his promises to label GMOs, he has appointed Monsanto and DuPont’s people in key positions of Federal agencies. He also recently signed Monsanto’s protection Act which will give Monsanto even more power to exploit the legal system and organic farmers and food producers.
March against Monsanto was a success and it’s only the beginning of a great movement
Millions of people marched against Monsanto to raise awareness and draw attention to biotech industry and what’s happening in our food and seed supply. The one thing Monsanto, DuPont, Bayer and Dow hate is information. Information is greatest weapon against evil & we should all thank Monsanto for awakening the world and uniting millions against them.
The truth is that a great movement has been started and grown rapidly from the heart of the American people and Main Street to object the Washington corporate lobbying and Wall Street.
In fact, here is another march organized for October 2013. We will occupy Monsanto until we have food transparency. https://www.facebook.com/events/323007944497400/?ref=notif¬if_t=plan_user_invited