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vrijdag 24 november 2017

Monsanto heeft moeite zich in Armenië te vestigen door de bemoeienis van System of a Down voorman!

Monsanto wil haar tentakels uitspreiden over Armenië en had daarom een evenement georganiseerd in de VS ambassade in de hoofdstad Jerevan. Andere deelnemers waren onder meer: de bank HSBC (Armenië), Valmont (een bedrijf als Monsanto) en het Armeense ministerie van Landbouw.

Uiteraard willen Monsanto en Valmont Armeense grond vervuilen met o.a. hun gepatenteerde zaden en enorme hoeveelheden gif zoals Roundup, met het kankerverwekkende glyfosaat........

Dergelijke evenementen trekken normaal gesproken weinig of geen aandacht, echter daar heeft één van de oprichters van System of a Down, Serj Tankian, verandering in gebracht. Terecht merkt hij op dat bedrijven als Monsanto verantwoordelijk zijn voor de grote bijensterfte.....*

Vergeet verder niet dat 'duurzame' boeren/tuinders die geen gebruik maken van Monsanto zaden, terwijl hun buurman dit wel doet, hun ecologisch vergunning kwijtraken, daar niet alleen het overgewaaid gif hun planten zal bedekken en binnendringen, maar ook de kans levensgroot is dat er Monsanto zaden op hun grond terechtkomen en naast dat zij hun ecologische vergunning kwijtraken, zullen ze in dat geval worden vervolgd door Monsanto voor 'oneigenlijk gebruik' van hun zaden....... Meestal trekt Monsanto in dergelijke gevallen  bij de rechter aan het langste eind........

Na een negatieve rechtelijke uitspraak kunnen de getroffen boeren/tuinders het verder wel vergeten, of anders gezegd: ze zullen daardoor failliet gaan en al menig boer (vooral in arme landen) heeft zich derhalve het leven benomen....... Daarnaast mogen boeren/tuinders die zaden van Monsanto gebruiken, zich niet bezighouden met zaadvermeerdering.... Als dan door omstandigheden de oogsten mislukken, hebben arme boeren geen geld om de zaden voor het volgende seizoen te kopen en gaan ook zij failliet......

Lees het volgende artikel en geeft het door:

System of a Down’s Frontman Trying to Stop Global Spread of “Evil” Monsanto

November 22, 2017 at 1:53 pm
Written by Derrick Broze
Biotech giant Monsanto may face resistance to expanding their operations into Armenia after alternative rock musician Serj Tankian publicly criticized the company’s appearance at a recent conference at the U.S. embassy in Yerevan, Armenia.
(ANTIMEDIA) Yerevan, Armenia — On November 1, the United States Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia, hosted a business conference aimed at connecting Armenian agriculture companies with the “expertise, products, and technology” of U.S. corporations Monsanto and Valmont. According to a press release from the embassy, the event was organized in partnership with the Armenian Ministry of Agriculture and HSBC Bank Armenia.

The conference aimed to strengthen commercial ties between the United States and Armenia by connecting representatives from American and Armenian agribusinesses, and by giving American companies the opportunity to showcase the latest technological advances in the field.

Monsanto and Valmont sent representatives to present their products and services, as well as to learn about “business opportunities” in Armenia. The press release also noted that the conference featured presentations by HSBC Bank Armenia, International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD), and Armenian government officials.

Such a meeting might typically go unnoticed by most of the population of the U.S. and Armenia. However, the issue garnered attention in Armenian media due, in part, to the actions of Serj Tankian, a Lebanese-born Armenian-American musician, political activist, and founding member of the band System of a Down. “Armenia please please stay free and clear of Monsanto. There is ample proof that Monsanto’s sprays have poisoned our environment contributing drastically to dying off of bees,” Tankian posted on Facebook on November 2nd.  The comment was likely in reference to RoundUp, a popular Monsanto-owned insecticide that contains the controversial ingredient glyphosate. Tankian also said apples in Armenia taste different than in America due to “thousands of years of agriculture and cultivation” and warned about the potential dangers of introducing genetically engineered seeds and foods into the Armenia.

Armenia please please stay free and clear of Monsanto. There is ample proof that Monsanto's sprays have poisoned our environment contributing drastically to dying off of bees. Their predatory genetically modified products spell the end of pure organic foods. They are bad for you and taste horrible to say the least. Above all Monsanto is known as an evil corporation here in the US and Europe for all their practices, suing farmers etc. There is no going back from genetically modified products as they cannot be contained. When I'm in Armenia and bite into an apple, it's pure, crisp and delicious. From thousands of years of agriculture and cultivation. Let it remain so, please. I can't find apples like that in the US thanks to Monsanto.
Please spread this message.

The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan and the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service teamed up to support the agriculture sector in Armenia…


On November 7, Tankian again commented on the issue with a Facebook post stating, “Good job ATP for talking about Monsanto in Armenia.” He was referencing a statement from the Armenian Tree Project. In the statement, ATP founder Carolyn Mugar invoked the “Precautionary Principle” as endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly. The Precautionary Principle calls for precautionary measures when dealing with activities that have the potential to raise the threat of harm to the environment or human health. The ATP statement called Monsanto’s seeds “a threat to biodiversity and native and organic crops” because of “consolidation and corporate ownership of seeds.

ATP also called attention to Monsanto’s pesticides leading to the creation of “superweeds” and “superbugs,” which are resistant to pesticides, leading to an increase in the use of chemicals. In addition, ATP noted that “Farmers have been pushed out of business and off the land by corporations like Monsanto due to corporate control of seeds.” The non-profit also mentioned that the often touted promise that GMO foods lead to increased yields or farm profitability is not necessarily true. Finally, the Armenian Tree Project noted that “the long-term safety of utilizing GMO technology has not been fully evaluated.”

Tankian’s Facebook posts went viral across Armenian media, with the Armenian WeeklyEurasianet, and other sites crediting Tankian for sparking negative reactions from the public. Eurasianet noted that local activists sent a letter to the Armenian government and to U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard M. Mills arguing against the expansion of Monsanto’s business in the nation. Eurasianet reported:

Armenia banned the production of GMOs two years ago but the import of food containing genetically modified components is allowed if the products are marked as such. The market is unprotected from the sale of such products.

In a recent interview, Monsanto’s sales manager in the CIS Alexander Zvyagintsev assured journalists that the company will not offer its Armenian partners the opportunity to work with genetically modified products such as seeds. Zvyagintsev claims the company does not allow the use of such items in countries where it is prohibited.”

Popular bilingual Armenian news site Asbarez was also critical of the conference and the welcoming of Monsanto into Armenia. “We all want the United States to invest in Armenia and become a conduit for better economic stability in the country,” Asbarez wrote. “But, companies like Monsanto, whose notorious bullying tactics to force farmers to conform to is corporate aim to monopolize the agriculture sector will hinder the growth of the agriculture industry in Armenia and will have a far-reaching impact on the future of the country’s productivity and resources.

Following the pushback against Monsanto’s appearance, non-profit EVN Report launched a 10-day investigation that included interviews with representatives from Armenia’s agricultural, international development, public health, and legal sectors. The EVN Report investigation found that Monsanto has actually been operating in Armenia for nearly two decades. According to the report, “the local distributor of Monsanto seeds in Armenia is a company called Agroline Limited, which has the exclusive rights to selling seeds from Dutch-based companies Seminis and De Ruiter Seeds, both bought out by Monsanto in 2005.

The EVN Report could not provide a simple yes or no regarding whether or not Monsanto’s genetically engineered or modified seeds are being distributed throughout Armenia.“After conducting intensive research, speaking with officials from relevant ministries, specialists in agribusiness, representatives and distributors of Monsanto products, and others there are more questions than answers,” the report concluded. Officially, the answer is no, unofficially, no one knows for sure. The report highlights the ignorance around what constitutes genetic engineering, hybrid, and traditional seeds.

The EVN Report also points to the fact that developing nations with populations that have not been educated about the potential benefits and dangers of new technology are left to trust politicians and corporate executives. If the people of Armenia are to have true sovereignty — if they are to decide what seeds and foods they want to allow on their land — they must be properly educated. Only then can they make an informed decision that represents the needs of their people.


* Intussen blijkt dat de laatste decennia 75% van alle insecten is uitgestorven, waar gifmengers als Monsanto de hoofddaders zijn....... Als deze sterfte blijft voortduren, zal het wereldvoedselprobleem de komende decennia tot een gigantisch niveau groeien, immers naast bijen, hommels en vlinders zorgen ook andere insecten voor bestuiving van gewassen...... Kortom er voltrekt zich wereldwijd een ramp in relatief hoog tempo...... Ondanks dit alles maaien gemeenten als het Westland hun bermen 3 maal per jaar, zodat insecten als bijen, hommels en vlinders daar geen voedsel kunnen vinden.....

Eerder al verzette Neil Young zich tegen Monsanto, dit middels het album 'The Monsanto Years'

'Voedselfraude in de VS >> als het aan de EU ligt binnenkort ook in onze supermarkten......'

'Bayer oefent druk uit op Nederland voor nieuw 'bijengif.......''

'TTIP: wat ons te wachten staat >> verboden labeling van o.a. genetisch gemanipuleerde voeding......'

'Van Dam (PvdA staatssecretaris), Monsanto lobbyist..... EU tekent waarschijnlijk voor nog 7 jaar lang vergiftiging mens en dier met glyfosaat.........'

'Monsanto 'liefdadigheidsorganisatie die zich inzet voor wereldvoedselprobleem......''

'Monsanto en EPA hebben samen Roundup veilig verklaart >> Alweer een 'samenzweringstheorie' verheven tot waarheid'

'Timmermans' Europese Commissie dreigt in strijd met de regels het kankerverwekkend glyfosaat, opnieuw toe te laten op de EU markt.............'

'EU: verbiedt het uiterst gevaarlijke glyfosaat voorgoed!' (Helaas, te vroeg gejuicht...)

'Glyfosaat, de leugens van Monsanto over dit kankerverwekkend gif..........'

'Op aardbei zes keer meer landbouwgif dan op ander fruit.........'

'EPA tegenstrijdig over glyfosaat >> EU 'politici' laten als ware lobbyisten van o.a. gifmenger Monsanto het kankerverwekkende Roundup nog eens 5 jaar op ons los....'

'Corruptie: Europese Commissie maakt gemene zaak met Monsanto overtoestaan glyfosaat!'

Zie daarnaast ook: Verbied gebruik glyfosaat tot er bewijzen zijn (De Standaard) en: Monsanto koopt 

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