Monsanto claims that the genetically modified cotton seeds they sell are superior. So why are so many people trying to switch?
Monsanto is losing millions of dollars now that farmers in India are switching to indigenous cotton seeds rather than Bt cotton.
The agrochemical company is known for pushing a form of Bt cotton in India for the last decade. They have been accused of manipulating laws in order to enter the Indian market.
Monsanto’s manipulation and greed in India has caused hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers to commit suicide. Between the years of 1995 and 2013, more than 300,000 farmer suicides occurred, many of which were linked to Monsanto. Farmers are forced to pay for Monsanto’s costly seeds, which then force them to pay for the expensive pesticides to effectively grow them, as Bt cotton’s pest resistant quality fades over time.
These farmers are losing their lands, and their livelihoods, due to the debt they incur trying to afford Monsanto’s products. Many of the farmers drink the chemical insecticides in order to commit suicide.
But recently the Indian government has been promoting the use of indigenous seeds as an alternative. In the past year Monsanto has lost $75 million in royalties from the switch. As Keshav Raj Kranthi of India’s Central Institute for Cotton Research stated, “Just wait for the crucial three to four years to see a complete, natural turnaround. By then most farmers will give up Bt cotton and go for the indigenous variety.”
Monsanto claims that the genetically modified cotton seeds they sell are superior, but places in West Africa, where Monsanto is similarly pushing their Bt seeds, rejected the gm seeds after finding it produced poor quality cotton.
A GREEN MP has called on Parliament to impose a tax on meat to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce climate change.
MP Caroline Lucas said taxing meat would lead to a reduction in greenhouse gasses (Image: GETTY)
Caroline Lucas told delegates at the Oxford Farming Conference an overhaul of Britain’s agri-industrial food system is needed because it is in “crisis” and is favouring consolidation at the expense of human health, ecology and the livelihoods of farmers. In a speech entitled ‘A radical new vision for British agriculture’ delivered on Friday, Ms Lucas set out her vision for farming which included greater attention to animal welfare, fewer pesticides, a reduction in food waste, and adopting a diet with less meat and dairy products. Half of all farmed animal emissions come from beef and lamb, according to research by scientists Joseph Poore and Thomas Nemecek.
Critics have hit back at Ms Lucas saying taxing meat will hit poor communities (Image: Getty)
Ms Lucas referred to MP Claire Perry, who said if the Cabinet ate less beef to set an example it would lead to the introduction of a “nanny state”.
Ms Lucas said: “At the risk of incurring the wrath of the energy secretary in particular who said recently that encouraging people to eat less meat would be ‘the worst sort of nanny state ever’, I’d add that we need serious consideration of measures like a meat tax, particularly for beef.
“I accept that British sheep farming is one of the least intensive forms of livestock farming so perhaps a banded system according to production would help, offset for more sustainable meat producers through increased revenue from targeted agri-environment schemes.”
But NFU vice president Stuart Roberts hit back at her demands, tweeting: “We all share the ambition to address climate change but taxing isn’t the way.
Green MP Caroline Lucas said a complete overhaul of the agri-industrial system is needed (Image: Getty stock image)
“There’s great potential for market based drivers and future agriculture policy to underpin our positive direction of travel without looking at regressive tax solution. Let’s see market-based solutions.”
Earlier in the week, Minettte Batters, president of the National Farmers’ Union called for zero farming emissions by 2040.
Ms Lucas said she felt “encouraged” to hear her comments and hopes she can count on the NFU to support her amendment to the Agriculture Bill to achieve it.
During a speech at the conference this week, Ms Batters said: “Our aim must be ambitious: to get our industry to net zero across all greenhouse gas inventories by 2040 or before.”
Livestock account for five per cent’s of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions (Image: Getty)
But critics argue that poor people will be hit hardest by a meat tax and say it will not bring greenhouse gas emissions down to safe levels.
Nick Allen, head of the British Meat Processors Association, said: “We have one of the best grass growing climate in the world. So we have the ability to turn good grass into good meat better than anyone else.
“I don’t believe it would achieve the desired result.”
Ms Lucas tweeted: “We need huge reduction in meat-eating to avoid climate breakdown. Better manure management and selection of feed can reduce farming emissions – but need to consider potential of #Meattax too.”
One person tweeted back: “So a regressive #Meattax is the answer? Let’s make meat a luxury item for the well-off, no @CarolineLucas. Don’t blame ordinary people for climate change, lecturing them about what they eat.”
Livestock accounts for five per cent of Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Eco Liberty Conclusion:
Yes there is a war on meat eater in the UK in the name of stop climate change bringing forth Agenda 21, Making people eat one of the most unhealthiest diet in the world which is call the Vegan diet. And I do the fact to backup why the Vegan diet is one of the most unhealthiest diet in the world. On sv3rige Youtube channel he interview ex-vegan to allow them to share their story and why going on the vegan diet long-term is a very unhealthy idea. Here one the most recent ex-vegan video on sv3rige channel
I have watch a lot of sv3rige ex-vegan interviews. Why meat is important food the human body many have been brainwash that the Vegan most healthiest and the peaceful diet on earth and in fact it’s the polar opposite. Why the media and government pushing one of most unhealthiest diet on earth and saying that it healthy in fact it’s not. That type movement to push Veganism and bring forth meat prohibition is going to kill a lot people. That we need to expose that animal rights movement, climate movement and any other movements that push veganism, meat and dairy prohibition, Carbon Dioxide Reduction (which is plant food), Geo engineering the climate to stop climate change; and human extinction. They’re there to destroy the environment and life on Earth. Those movement are fund by the elites to brainwash people to push their agenda.
For Eco Liberty we’re there to inform people so we can help human to survive and process to the next level.
Eco Liberty conclusion: The real reason why I watch and post video on Eco Liberty relating the solar minimum because Adapt 2030 always post video to share very important information about the oncoming the solar minimum and why it will affect the global economy majority and will have great chance of a major food shortage on a global scale. That I often post videos from Adapt 2030 so you people can be informed about the oncoming solar minimum; because the Mainstream media will not cover it and to keep you in the dark by pushing that Man-made global warming garbage; telling you that Carbon Dioxide (plant food) as pollutant that is causing runway global warming which is not the case; Carbon Dioxide is plant food; plants will die without Carbon Dioxide. People; please give this video a thumbs up on You Tube if you haven’t subscribed to Adapt 2030 please Subscribe to that channel; to give David DuByne the praise and courage for the hard work he puts in to give you the very important information that Mainstream media will not cover.
(Natural News) There’s a reason why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has implemented a Clean Water Act and a Clean Air Act, but NO Clean Soil Act.
A Clean Soil Act would fundamentally change how wastewater is processed and recycled. It would require the EPA come clean about the toxic composition of fertilizers being spread on North American soils. A Clean Soil Act would halt the mass spread of toxic sewage on food crops all across America. It would expose environmental crimes within the EPA itself. A Clean Soil Act would require the truth to come out; that the recycling of bio-solids is a toilet-to-farm scheme that is poisoning America’s gardens and farmlands and forcing humans to eat from their own waste.
The bio-solids that are processed and recycled at municipal wastewater treatment plants are sold to homes and farms across the country as “fertilizers.” These bio-solids are a chemical nightmare, consisting of a wide array of pharmaceuticals, agro-chemicals, industrial chemicals, household chemicals, pathogenic material, and heavy metals. This toxic biosludge should never come in contact with soils that grow food for human and animal consumption. (Related: The government is lying about the safety of biosludge.)
Documentary exposes deep truths about EPA fraud and the chemical poisoning of soils and the food supply
In the new documentary Biosludged, scientific experts and whistle blowers break down what is happening to North American soils and how this mass pollution scheme is making people chronically ill and mentally lobotomized. In this documentary, former EPA scientist and whistle blower Dr. David Lewis reveals the shocking extent of the EPA’s criminal activities and scientific fraud. The fertilizer that people add to their soils is inundating crops with disease-promoting pathogens and a slew of chemicals that wreck havoc on the physiological processes of the human body.
The documentary also warns that the food supply is at grave risk of being used as a vector for terrorist activity. A terrorist can flush massive amounts of chemicals into the sewage system, only to have it all recycled as fertilizer for use on crop fields. Sewage sludge could also be laced with bio-weapons and microorganisms that cause food poisoning and infectious disease. All the human dung that is deposited on food crops ultimately releases chemicals into the groundwater, too. People across the U.S. are literally regurgitating the toxic composition of their own poop, using water and fertilizer that has been poisoned over and over again. These biosludge chemicals directly affect brain function, immune function, and fertility. All the cancer marches and pink ribbon fundraisers should start to look at what’s going on with the food supply, how toxic human waste is re-consumed, poisoning the population into cancerous states.
Watch the full documentary at BrighteonFilms.com and download the full movie files that you can openly share with others. Stay up-to-date on the “greatest environmental crime you’ve never heard” at Biosludge.News.
South Africa is moving ahead with land reform set to officially start in March of 2019. Is this only going to make a bad situation worse? Who can help these people? Who is even willing to try?
Eco Liberty Conclusion To the whites in South Africa “I hope you’re ready for what is coming; by March 2019 when the government move ahead with Land Reform to seizure land from the white people without compensation. This what happen in Zimbabwe back in in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s which lead to economic hardship and poverty including Zimbabwe hyperinflation. But now Robert Mugabe is out of office the new government decide to invite the white farmer back to help Zimbabwe economy recover.
Meat could soon be raised in Petri dishes instead of on farms.In a meeting missed by the media earlier this month, the FDA and USDA discussed what to call it.
Soon, we won’t need animals to eat “meat,” or at least not much of them… just their stem cells.
Earlier this month, the FDA and USDA metto discuss how to regulate — and what to call — “meat” grown in laboratories, rather than on farms.
“Clean meat,” “in vitro meat,” “artificial meat” and even “alt-meat” have all been suggested by industry leaders, anxious to brand their new product as a “humane” and “environmentally-friendly” alternative to factory farming.
The “real” meat industry prefers less-appetizing terms, like “cultured tissue.”
“Production of cell-cultured meat involves retrieving a live animal’s adult muscle stem cells and setting them in a nutrient-rich liquid,” the Washington Post reports.
The clusters of multiplying cells grow around a “scaffold,” which helps the tissue take on a desired shape — nuggets or patties, for example.
“The result is a product that looks and tastes like meat because it’s made from animal cells, rather than plant-based products.”
Until now, the FDA (F00d and Drug Administration) was expected to regulate the up-and-coming cell-cultured food products, but in a recent meeting with the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) the two agencies decided they would jointly monitor the technology.
In a Nov.16 press release, the agencies announced that the FDA would oversee “cell collection, cell banks, and cell growth and differentiation,” while the USDA will oversee the production and labeling of the poultry and livestock products.
The statement noted that the agencies have the statutory authority to approve lab-grown meat without the need for our elected representatives to to get involved.
Because cultured meat doesn’t require many animals to provide potentially vast amounts of “meat,” proponentsargue it would eliminate many of the environmental impacts and ethical issues associated with factory farming.
Some environmental groups and animal rights advocates support lab-grown meat because it would consume fewer natural resources, avoid slaughter and eliminate the use of growth hormones.
The American Meat Science Association worries that lab-grown protein is not as safe or nutritious as traditional meat.
Tyson and Cargill are the top two investors in lab-grown animal protein technology so far.
My Conclusion: Look like Lab grown meat will soon be available in your supermarket in USA. The FDA say “it’s fine, it’s safe” what they’re not telling you; that it may not contain any nutrition.
Matthew Miller as a blogger for I say “no” to fake meat that is lab grown; but say “yes” to real meat that is organic and from grass fed livestock.
People if you happen find a Lab Grown meat in your local supermarket; take a photo of it and sent it to my email so I can analyze it.
I know that animals in factory farm are horrify treated and they pump animals with growth hormones and pharmaceutical, therefore making the meat in the animal unhealthy for human consumption because they way the animals in treated the meat will be tough and harder for human body to digest. Meat from the animal raise on pasture and had a best life out there before slaughter as long the animal is killed humanely the meat is is soft and healthier; easy for the human body to digest.
That why I will only eat meat that is real comes form an animals that has been raised on pasture that killed humanly.
In 1994 the media used Zimbabwe as an example of a successful multicultural country with a strong economy. They said we could be just like them. Today the media says it’s impossible, South Africa will never be like Zimbabwe. They are right though, it will be much worse. Be Ready.
Author and documentary filmmaker Lauren Southern discussed why the mainstream media doesn’t want to cover the human rights crisis in South Africa during an appearance on SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Sunday.
“The media has for so long said that Mandela’s socialist, left-wing, multicultural South Africa was going to be one of the most successful nations we’ve ever seen,” declared Southern to host Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House. “They said this was going to be the ‘Rainbow Nation’, that it was going to show what a Marxist paradise could be… That collapsed. It failed. The Rand started failing, crime went up, the country is in shambles, and race relations are in shambles, so it makes them look very silly to report on the state of South Africa and its failures today.”
“The second issue, of course, is the extreme, anti-white rhetoric in the media. They cannot accept the notion that white people can be victims,” Southern continued. “They cannot accept the notion that there can be discrimination by government against white people, because to admit that is to rescind all of the narrative they’ve built up for Western people that white people are always privileged, and that of course would also be embarrassing for them. So to not report on South Africa is entirely about keeping up appearances.”
Southern also praised President Donald Trump for speaking out about this issue on Twitter.
“This is something that has been referred to as a conspiracy theory. The left-wing media has been completely silent on it,” said Southern. “Even the right-wing media up until a certain point were silent on it, so to have Donald Trump tweet about the seizure of white [owned] land in South Africa, as well as the farm murders, is finally going to put this on the global issues that we’re talking about.”
The only other countries that have really been addressing it have been Russia and Australia, Russia actually taking in white South African migrants under refugee status. Australia discussing doing so,” she continued. “It’s not a conspiracy theory, we know for a fact that white [owned] land is being seized… We know for a fact these murders are going on. Newsweek has reported it, the Telegraph has reported it, the Daily Mail… Tons of mainstream sites have reported there is a far higher representation of white farmers in murders in South Africa than many other groups, so it isn’t a conspiracy theory just to say we should look into it, which is all Donald Trump said. It’s a completely reasonable thing.
“It doesn’t even matter what scale [the violence is]. I’m actually quoted in my documentary saying it’s not a white genocide — yet,” she added. “Sure, it could become like that. We want to be ahead of the curve on things like this, and investigate, and not get into a situation like Rwanda.”
“[South Africa] should be seen as a human rights crisis, no matter if you’re left-wing or right-wing. People are being discriminated against based on their race,” Southern proclaimed. “If this were happening in any other country towards any other group, it would be international press all day long, but it’s white people, so they’re silent.”
In the end, Lauren said, “it’s not just the whites that are going to suffer when white [owned] farms are taken away. These farmers were feeding 2,000 people each. What happens when you get rid of that food source? You have little black kids, little white kids, little Indian kids, all of them starving. Starvation doesn’t care about your skin color.”
South African figurehead Julius Malema called President Trump a “pathological liar” after Trump formally addressed the unfolding seizure of white-owned lands and killing of white farmers.
“I have asked Secretary of State to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large-scale killing of farmers. ‘South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.’” President Trump tweeted, crediting the latter quote to Tucker Carlson of Fox News.
Malema, who leads the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a Marxist political movement aiming to eventually control the South African government, responded to President Trump and the US government from the EFF Twitter account.
“Be that as it may, we must put it on record, unequivocally, that Donald ‘the pathological liar’ Trump, we are not scared of you and your USA or Western imperialist forces,” EFF wrote, quoting Malema. “We are not the generation that is going to kneel at the statue of Western imperialism and accept to live in the indignity of black landlessness.”
“Furthermore, we want to send a strong message to the USA authorities, just like we did to the Australian authorities, stay out of South Africa’s domestic affairs.”
Malema, a staunch proponent for the seizure of white lands, asserts the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has already selected 150 farms for expropriation prior to the enactment of a proposed constitutional amendment, but he accuses the ANC of stealing credit for his scheme in order to gain local support.
“Thus, the ANC plan to expropriate 150 farms before a constitutional amendment is a populist move seeking to take credit in the eyes of public opinion,” Malema is quoted as saying. “So all white people who will be losing farms, it will be first the farms that they in the moment do not use or where there is actually no production taking place.”
“Then we will come for farms where there is actual production or business taking place for the purposes of black inclusion. In distributing those farms, there will be absolute prioritization of black people who are the natives of this land.”
The South African government has already begun to seize land, as reports surfaced this week about two farms targeted for expropriation.
“Government has begun unilaterally expropriating farms against which land claims have been lodged and where price negotiations with owners have stalled,” City Press reported on August 19th. “Two game farms in Limpopo appear to be the first properties that will be expropriated without following a court process.”
“A letter written to Akkerland Boerdery, owners of a luxury hunting farm in Makhado in Limpopo, read in part: ‘Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms on April 5, 2018, at 10 am in order to conduct an audit of the assets and a handover of the farm’s keys to the state.’”
My Conclusion: I glad when Donald Trump address about land grab in South Africa but the South Africa Government is not happy about Trump speaking out against Farmland garb in South Africa; it’s like they do not want any other countries speaking out about it.