“American biotechnology has turned Argentina into the world’s third-largest soybean producer, but the chemicals powering the boom aren’t confined to soy and cotton and corn fields. They routinely contaminate homes and classrooms and drinking water. A growing chorus of doctors and scientists is warning that their uncontrolled use could be responsible for the increasing number of health problems turning up in hospitals across the South American nation.”
Numerous peer reviewed academic studies link GMOs to health problems across the globe. These studies include genital deformities, infertility, autism, allergies, cancer, liver damage, and much more. Even some leaked studies by Syngenta, one of the largest producers of GMOs, show the harmful impacts of their products, and yet, the US propaganda machine, falsely known as a the news media, keeps you ignorant of all of this.
“In the heart of Argentina’s soybean business, house-to-house surveys of 65,000 people in farming communities found cancer rates two to four times higher than the national average, as well as higher rates of hypothyroidism and chronic respiratory illnesses. Associat
Many provinces in Argentina forbid spraying pesticides and other agrochemicals next to homes and schools. The bans range in distance from 50 meters to as much as several kilometers from populated areas. The Associated Press found many cases of soybeans planted only a few feet from homes and schools, and of chemicals mixed and loaded onto tractors inside residential neighborhoods. In the last 20 years, agrochemical spraying has increased eightfold in Argentina- from 9 million gallons in 1990 to 84 million gallons today. Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Round Up products, is used roughly eight to ten times more per acre than in the United States. Yet Argentina doesn’t apply national standards for farm chemicals, leaving rule-making to the provinces and enforcement to the municipalities. The result is a hodgepodge of widely ignored regulations that leave people dangerously exposed.”
In the United States, Monsanto has representatives present during the negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the largest international income and political power redistribution scam falsely labeled as a trade agreement in the history of the world. These representatives have pushed the negotiators to include provisions prohibiting the citizens of the twelve effected nations from voting to label or ban the planting of GMOs on state, county or local levels.
Backed by the corporate Republican Party, and many corporate Democrats, such as Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden and Wall Street President Barack Obama, Monsanto will successfully steal your right to vote in order to continue poisoning you without your knowledge if the Trans Pacific Partnership passes through congress.
President Obama has called on congress later this month to give him imperial authority over US trade policy, which legislation called Fast Track will do. If Fast Track is passed, debate on the TPP will be limited, so you won’t know about it; no amendments to the treaty can be made, and worst of all for the citizens of the United States, no filibuster will be allowed in the senate on the TPP, which means it can sail through the senate with only fifty votes, since Vice President Joe Biden will vote for the TPP as the tie breaker. The president most likely doesn’t have sixty votes in the senate on this issue to override any filibuster, leaving the TPP dead in the water, and your voting rights safe.
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