Russia Bans Use and Import of Monsanto’s GMO Corn Following Study

Anthony Gucciardi
Natural Society / News Report
Published: Thursday 27 September 2012
“With Russia now acting to secure food safety, many other nations will surely follow.”
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Following the groundbreaking French study that graphically linked the lifetime consumption of Monsanto’s GMO corn in rats to massive tumors and direct organ failure, Russia’s premiere consumers rights organization has suspended both the importation and use of Monsanto’s GMO corn within the nation’s borders.

The move may soon be echoed by other nations, who may soon be urged by France to ban Monsanto’s GMOs due to serious health concerns. France, who also recently upheld a key ban on growing GMOs, has been instrumental in alerting the world to the dangers of GMOs and Monsanto’s overall corruption. In the nation’s latest announcement, it was revealed that France’s Agriculture Minister was launching an investigation into the GMO study, ultimately calling for European authorities to ban Monsanto’s GMOs in order to protect citizens in the event that the study was found to be sound.

It seems that France has become somewhat of a consumer health watchdog in more than just one area, simultaneously tackling the issue of pesticide contamination as well. It was even announced that the French government was seeking to ban crop dusters in all areas possible, aiming to reduce the amount of obesity-linked pesticides within the food supply.

Monsanto Still Clinging to Old GMO Mantra

Meanwhile, Monsanto is continuing to stick to its tired statements regarding the ‘safety’ of its GMO crops and Roundup herbicide. Instead of discussing not only the French study finding that the company’s GMOs led to horrendous tumors that led to rats literally dragging them along the ground as they walked, they claim that the information ‘does not warrant’ any concern at all from European officials. Just as Monsanto (and the US government) ignored evidence linking Roundup to DNA damage and infertility, it appears they intend to do it once more and hope that it all goes away.

Unfortunately for Monsanto, it’s not going away this time.

With Russia now acting to secure food safety, many other nations will surely follow. While the United States may continue to ignore the issues surrounding GMOs and Monsanto’s blatant disregard for human health (they were caught running ‘slave-like’ working rings, after all), many foreign nations will not. Countries like PolandPeru, and Hungary have already taken action in banning or removing Monsanto’s GMO crops. And even in the United States grassroots movements have spawned bills like Proposition 37 – the monumental bill in California that seeks to label GMOs.



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Anthony is an accomplished investigative journalist whose articles have appeared on top news sites and have been read by millions worldwide. A health activist and researcher, Anthony’s goal is informing the public as to how they can use natural methods to revolutionize their health, as well as exploring the behind the scenes activity of the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA.

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31 comments on "Russia Bans Use and Import of Monsanto’s GMO Corn Following Study"

mamabashums

September 28, 2012 8:36pm

HOW about growing unmodified corn from mexico for our animal feed it grows with less water and that means less weeds so less weed killer. But better still every city should have their own chicken raising facilities and garden crops
so we can decide what we eat as most dont trust the agribusiness any more.
P.S. my penis fell off yesterday due to gmo corn and the inside of my ears itch
both symptoms of gmo corn as they have more allergens in it thats why even dogs itch when they eat it. Alright my penis is still there I just wanted to make it sound more dramatic.

firstlilwanderer

September 29, 2012 3:17am

I love your sense of humor and it does get your message across better. lol

Twisted Premise

September 28, 2012 9:56am

Apparently Russia has moved ahead of The United States in the race for common sense government policies.

Charles Thomas

September 28, 2012 9:03am

America--the bread basket for the world? Not anymore. The world will vote with their feet and alternative agricultural markets will boom in South America, Africa, and elsewhere. Washington, Monsanto, and the other chemical companies will destroy whats left of our economy.

pravica

September 27, 2012 11:03pm

@MRDUANE:

This documentary will knock you off your feet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0uls507hvM

mrduane

September 27, 2012 2:52pm

Can someone give me a link to a good primer intro to this issue?

johnb3950

September 27, 2012 2:26pm

Three cheers for Russia! Yes, ol' Vladimir is becoming a tyrant, but at least his government isn't going to be intimidated by American big business! And the move will definitely give support to France's initiative at the international level.
I wonder which are the most likely countries to follow the initiative? For the ones that resist, it would be interesting to see what links they have to Monsanto or its friends at the political level...exposés would be good..any journalists reading here who can follow up?

dwdallam

September 27, 2012 2:16pm

LMAO--Monsanto's lies cutting off their nose to spite their ugly faces. Anyone who thinks Monsanto is a truth telling corporation should do a little research on their past truth worthiness: namely, PCBs and how safe they were for use in the environment and around humans.

I use to work for a major corporation, and Oil Company, and let me tell you what our policy was on environment or anything else that cut into profits: If you can profit by lying, breaking the law, or deception--do it!

For example, there are fines put in place for pollution violations. But if you can make more money breaking the law and paying the fines, well, you break the law and pay the fines. Simple math.

mlane78212

September 27, 2012 2:03pm

Can anyone clear this up for me? I live in France and while I keep reading that France has banned growing GMO crops, I can't find anything that says specifically that they don't allow importation of food containing GMOs. Even the farmers here don't seem to know...
I am afraid to buy chicken because I fear they are fed corn from the US.

jeltez42

September 27, 2012 7:06pm

Unless you are well under 20, it is highly likely that you have been eating GMO's for almost all your life. The only question is at what level has the food you have been eating been modified. All crops for the past 60 years have been genetically modified. The difference is the painstaking natural process, or the genetic modification by a virus being injected into the plant.

And please don't think that Organic food is safe. BT is approved for use in certified organic food and that is a genetic modification. Just eat a variety food in moderation. Chemicals are a fact of life and now so is GMO food.

johnb3950

September 27, 2012 2:47pm

It seems that certain specific named varieties are indeed allowed to be imported. This has lots of information:

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9glementation_des_OGM_dans_l%27Union_...

ah - parâit que ce lien ne marche pas sous cette forme - - faites la recherche "règles sur l'importation du mais ogm" sur google.fr.

triumph181

September 27, 2012 1:52pm

If we only sold to Russia, the arab countries and China I would say that we wereperforming germ warfare, but killing off our own people is a little extreme form of population control. Some of the studies are frightening but so is climate change, global warming and the petroleum dominance. As we close our schools and make mild protest illegal, we are creating the type of population that big business needs to thrive. It seems interlinked somehow.

TruthShallSetUFree

September 27, 2012 4:49pm

@Triumph181 -- you are absolutely right!

Bernie Mooney

September 27, 2012 1:30pm

Why are you writing about a study that has been totally debunked by scientists worldwide and treating it as if it has some credibility?

jeltez42

September 27, 2012 7:10pm

Agreed that the procedures and specimens in this experiment are suspect and highly questionable. But the results might still be valid. This study needs to be run in another type of lab rat to see if the results are the same. Now keep in mind the vast size difference between a lab rat and a human. In chemistry, concentration matters.

TruthShallSetUFree

September 27, 2012 4:44pm

You must be working for Monsanto.

johnb3950

September 27, 2012 2:35pm

Would like to see some proof of your statement about "totally debunked by scientists worldwide." Of course there are some scientists throughout the world who either (a) are in the pocket of GMO firms like Monsanto, or (b) really believe that GM is the way to go and resist any contrary evidence. But Europe is setting up an INDEPENDENT commission to verify the study - no out-of-hand dismissal there - and in the comments I've seen, which are mostly on the statistical methods of the study, the ones who seemed to know most about the subject said the study was good.
You wouldn't work for Monsanto or somewhere in their distribution chain, would you?

Sunflowerbio

September 27, 2012 11:25am

As long as the Chinese and Indians (oops, forget about the Indians) don't object, Monsanto will still have a huge market. After all, we buy adulterated ingredients from China, so why should they reject our poisons?

TruthShallSetUFree

September 27, 2012 4:53pm

@Sunflowerbio -- We should reject Monsanto's poison as well as the garbage that comes from China. However, Americans eat anything, as long as it has mouthfeel. Look around you and you'll have proof of what eating garbage does to people -- and how it rots their brain!
You are what you eat!

pravica

September 27, 2012 10:51am

Shame on the FDA and on our self-styled "leaders" for allowing this pernicious assault on the health of ordinary Americans to occur!

TruthShallSetUFree

September 27, 2012 4:45pm

Since the FDA does not work for the consumer why not close the agency?

57girl

September 27, 2012 11:06am

From other articles I've read lately, it is my understanding that Monsanto has placed people in high positions within the FDA. I doubt anyone (that isn't on the payroll) would knowingly go along with the damage that this evil Company is doing to our entire planet. Kudos to Russia! I hope the rest of the world (including the United States) follows their lead.

TruthShallSetUFree

September 27, 2012 4:56pm

@57GIRL -- can you list the names of these people (traitors) currently working in the FDA? Or at least cite the article(s)?

mlane78212

September 27, 2012 2:01pm

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the head of the EPA a former vice president of Monsanto?

johnb3950

September 27, 2012 6:11pm

You're thinking of Anne Veneman, who was on board of Monsanto company Calgene, then not FDA - but US Secretary of Agriculture!
There's Michael Taylor, ex Monsanto VP and lobbyist, deputy commissioner for foods.
Margaret Miller, Monsanto researcher, wrote report on GM safety, was hired by FDA where her first job was to approve her own report.
Susan Sechen assisted Miller.
(From http://www.annieappleseedproject.org/monfdausgovc.htm )

For an AMAZING list of Monsanto weevils in the current administration - not just FDA - see

http://www.sallyhomemaker.com/journal/
corrupt-the-governments-revolving-door-with-monsanto/

(join the parts of the URL, too long for one line)

TruthShallSetUFree

September 27, 2012 4:54pm

@MILANE78212 -- this wouldn't surprise me at all since government works for big business, not for the people who are paying the salaries of these government officials.

pravica

September 27, 2012 10:47am

Americans should be up in arms over this! To think that gentically modifying food to creat its own pesticide and that that "consumable" pesticide is going to OK for human consumption is criminal! No wonder the bees are struggling in this "Brave New World!" We should at the very least demand that GMO food is labeled as such. Let Americans decide what foods to poison and not to poison their children with - not Monsanto!

TruthShallSetUFree

September 27, 2012 4:47pm

Eat Organic and demand that from your government that all Monsanto GMO poisoned food be labeled as such.
Monsanto: we don't want your poison!

jeltez42

September 27, 2012 7:13pm

Organic is not GMO nor chemical free. You just pay more for the illusion that you think are making better choices. It takes more "organic" approved chemicals to control weeds and pests, thus pollutes the water, air, and soil more.

Unconditional1

September 27, 2012 10:32am

Come on Monsanto, the Federal Government, and the FDA!! You're certainly not going to be bullied and pushed around by the puny likes of Russia, France and Europe..., now are you! That doesn't seem like the Monsanto we here in the US, have come to know and cherish. Why should those countries not have to be poisoned by your carcinagenic chemicals like we are here? Step up your game and subject them to your poisonous "medicine/food!"

William Bednarz

September 27, 2012 10:15am

Monsanto didn't buy them ???? or didn't pay our politicians enough to sell it ??