Keep WA GM Free From the Farm to the Plate

RALLY PERTH

Parliament House

1230pm

23 Feb 2010


DENMARK WA

Old Hospital Car park

11.45am

23 FEB 2010


Western Australia Sold to Monsanto. Who Benefits? Terry Redman and Colin Barnett



Monsanto must be laughing all the way to the bank . Thanks to Terry Redman and Colin Barnett Western Australia is about to be added to their many conquered markets. Not only will consumers have their rights taken away by being exposed to GM food but farmers will be bound to using round-up even when it is not working.

Evidence coming out of America states that farmers are using 5 times as much round-up now than before, as weeds build up resistance. More money for Monsanto.

According to Terry Redman the trials have proven that GM canola contamination can be controlled. Oh really there where 12 trial sites and 11 contaminations of neighbouring farms. That doesn’t sound controlled to me.

Is round- Up as harmless as is made out? Roundup is linked to infertility in farmers, according to a study carried out in Canada. Monsanto themselves recommend that farmers do not graze cattle on round-up resistant canola stubble as there are concerns this may decrease fertility in cattle.

But apparently this same canola is perfectly safe for our children to consume. Am I the only one who finds this hard to believe?

Let Terry Redman and Colin Barnett know that WA must stay GM free

Do we really need Round Up resistant crops ?

No the UN has done an Independent study on the food shortage experienced in Africa they concluded that organic farming in small holdings was the way to prevent future food shortage not GM Crops.

Is round- Up as harmless as is made out?

Roundup is linked to infertility in farmers, according to a study carried out in Canada. Monsanto themselves recommend that farmers do not graze cattle on round-up resistant canola stubble as there are concerns this may decrease fertility in cattle.

But apparently this same canola is perfectly safe for our children to consume. Am I the only one who finds this hard to believe?

FACTS ON GMO OR GE

GMO (Genetically modified organism) OR GE (Genetically engineered.)

Some Facts.

Independent Research for effects on Human health has not been carried out.

Contamination of non GM crops, harvest and farms is unavoidable.

GMO is not a natural selection process and can involve crossing of species DNA.

Organic farming on small farms is the answer to the African food shortage.

(UN) Crop yields are not improved with GMO crops.

Farmers cost increase.

More harmful/stronger chemicals are used.

Monsanto is a chemical company. Selling chemicals is what they do.

Monsanto own 98% of seed patents for GMO. This equals a monopoly.

Monsanto has advised farmers not to graze cattle on stubble from GM canola due to risk of infertility. Monsanto has sued GM and Non GM farmers.

Consumers do not want GMO in their food.

Governments have sold out.

Regulatory bodies and protective bodies have sold out.

Our choices are denied through refusing to label food properly.

Our choices are denied by not segregating GM at the grain storage facilities.

We are losing species of crops as the aggressive GMO crop infiltrates.

Power lies with the people. We just have to take up our power and demand our rights. In the 1950’s Chemical Companies sold the world DDD and DDT telling us we needed it, that there was no evidence it was harmful, and that farmers would have all their problems solved and that yields would improve. Then, as now, farmers who didn’t want this contamination were given little choice.

In the 1960s and 1970’s Chemical Companies gave the world Agent Orange and again they denied any harmful effects.

For years, ex- veterans have fought to get compensation, and suffered, while they wait for government and multi-national alike, to acknowledge the harm done.

Now, farmers around the globe are suffering at the hands of big chemical Companies like Monsanto.

Poor Indian farmers are committing suicide because they cannot afford the elevated seed price, Mexico is loosing its old strains of corn never to be replaced again.

Country after country is being contaminated with GM seed.

Allergies have increased in the USA since GM crops became common. Bee colonies are collapsing across the USA, believed to be related to GMO.

Monsanto‘s push to control the world food supply is aggressive and uncompromising.

Would you trust this company with world food supply? Who gave them these patents anyway????

How much does it cost to get governments and authorities to betray the people?

Things can be changed. Laws can be changed. It has been done before and it can be done again. We need to unite to save ourselves, and our children’s future.

With global communication, the people have more power than ever before in the history of mankind.

BE COUNTED WITHDRAW CONSENT

Buy Organic Products

Black Ban all Biogentic Companies and there Products.

Here is a list of some of Monsantos Brands

NutraSweet, Equal, BGH (aka rBGH, rBST, Posilac), Simplese (an artificial butter fat),

Simple Pleasures Frozen Dairy Desserts, Salad Dressing and Mayonnaise;

the artificial fibers Astroturf and Wear Dated Carpets;

the home insulation foam sheeting called Fome-Cor;

the garden herbicides Roundup and Dimension;

agricultural chemicals: Lasso, Harness Plus, Far Go, Avauer, Machete, Bronco, Bullet,

Cropstar GB, Freedom, Landmaster BW, Micro-Tech Partner, Ram Rod, Accord, Buckle,

Fallow Master, Lariat, Rodeo;

the feed supplement and preservative Alimet;

the Flavr Savr tomato.



"the new" Monsanto is putting GE foods on the market without concern for the potential health or environmental risks. Monsanto's "Roundup Ready" brand crops are genetically engineered to tolerate high doses of its best selling product - the toxic weed killer Roundup (glyphosate). Roundup Ready crops currently include soy, corn, canola and cotton, and Monsanto is trying to bring more Roundup Ready crops to market, including wheat and rice."

For the full article from Green Peace