Syria and Monsanto!Submitted by The Pen on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 19:53
The discussion that Syria won’t spark
Sarin Gas was originally conceived as a pesticide, developed by Nazi scientists in 1938. Sarin was adopted as a standard chemical weapon by NATO in the early 1950’s. The United States was instrumental alongside the USSR in the production of Sarin for military purposes until 1956 when regular production ceased. Even though Sarin has been banned from production and stockpiling since 1993 with the UN Chemical Weapons Convention signing by 162 member countries, it officially went into effect April 29, 1997.
The Globe and Mail of Canada published that on October 12, 2012 President Bashar al-Assad issued a law on GM foods in order to preserve human life, a state-run SANA news agency reported. Assad “has approved a law on health security of genetically modified organisms…to regulate their use and production” SANA reported. The law is meant, “to preserve the health of human beings, animals, vegetables and the environment,” the agency added.
On March 26, 2013 President Obama signed the “Monsanto Protection Act”, which effectively bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of controversial genetically modified or genetically engineered seeds, no matter what health issues may arise concerning them in the future. Monsanto has manufactured Agent Orange, PCB’s, rBHG, Aspartame, pesticides, polystyrene, DDT and Roundup (Glyphosate) herbicide, which they conveniently own patent to its paramount crop of application: Soy.
Approximately 180-185 million pounds of Glyphosate are applied each year and most notably so to Roundup Ready soybeans, owned and patented by Monsanto.
California Proposition 37 was defeated November 6, 2012. It would have required the labeling of genetically engineered/modified foods, with some exceptions. Monsanto spent over $8,000,000.00 to see that this proposition was stifled.
Letter to the Editor potentially?
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