Category: Genetic Modification
Japanese authorities have canceled a tender offer to buy wheat from the U.S., after unapproved genetically modified wheat was found in an Oregon field, Reuters reported on Thursday. Other major wheat importers South Korea, China and the Philippines also said they were monitoring the situation, after the find stirred concerns that the modified wheat could have made it to the marketplace, the report said. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it had conducted a genetic test on the wheat and found that it was an experimental type produced by Monsanto Co. MON +0.12% that hadn’t been approved for sale. Shares of Monsanto were slightly lower in premarket trade.
We will not stand for any more death from this company. We will not stand for the poison food they create and sell us. We will no longer tolerate a system that is killing us and killing the planet. That is why we March Against Monsanto – the symbol for everything that is wrong.
Here is a link to the website which started it all.
More active is the Facebook page
Here a list can be found of March locations all over the world
A list of links to the current NZ march locations:
When: Wednesday 8 August – Saturday 11 August
Who: Australian farmers Bob Mackley and Julie Newman, and Green Party MP Steffan Browning
Where: Locations below
New Zealand is at a crossroads. As an agricultural nation we are at the point of having to make a decision between growing genetically engineered (GE) food, for which there is enormous market resistance, or growing GE-free food, for which there is tremendous demand.
Two Australian farmers, Julie Newman and Bob Mackley, are touring the country with Green MP Steffan Browning. Bob and Julie are experiencing the negative effects of GE crops on farming, business, consumer choice and rural communities, and are warning NZ farmers about the dangers of GE crops. Bob talks from first-hand experience about his farm being contaminated with GE canola.
A very interesting talk that deserves to be heard by everyone!
Tour dates are below.