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Forum Post: Day of action against Monsanto. Shut them down.

Posted 8 years ago on Jan. 28, 2012, 7:49 p.m. EST by occupythewest (46)
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I am working on setting up a day of protest against monsanto at as many of their sites as possible, would anyone like to help create a list of addresses for the various sites out there? I am working on the west coast. Here are my links.

http://www.facebook.com/events/162378010539412/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shut-Down-Monsanto/157108914401335?sk=page_getting_started#!/pages/Shut-Down-Monsanto/157108914401335?sk=wall

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[-] 3 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 8 years ago

MonSATAN is the natural result of capitalism run wild, of allowing corpoRATS the freedom of sociopathic action. In the end only the biggest, most rabid big dogs are left standing.

MonSATAN views farmers simply as one more farm animal. When small and competitive, businesses provide services and needed products to the farmer/buyer. Through the formation of monopolies and cartels they end up controlling prices and competition. Through the formation of monster corpoRATS, such as Monsanto, they become market dictators and masters of the farmer/buyers, whom they originally served.

A dog eat dog economy is not physics, but the results of allowing one is. Sure as water runs downhill, MonSATAN is the result of an unhinged economy.

A healthy capitalist economy requires businesses never exceed the size needed for competition. A healthy democracy requires that power centers never be allowed to grow to the point of outweighing democracy itself.

[-] 3 points by freakyfriday (179) 8 years ago

It amazes me that Frankenfood is being ignored by this movement. Guess they haven't seen Food, Inc?

[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 8 years ago

They didn't cause the 2008 financial crisis and the harsh income inequality which is what this movement is all about.

[-] 2 points by Gillian (1842) 8 years ago

Monsanto is yet another corporate conglomerate that has contributed to the current economic crisis on many fields..no pun intended. There is a very cozy relationship between Monsanto and government that goes way back ( Rumsfeld and Bush too) I support organic farmers but Monsanto makes it very difficult for organic farmers to get certification by buying up surrounding land and contaminating organic crops. Monsanto also puts farmers out of business by contaminating their fields with their ' patented' seed and drift from the excessive herbicides and other chemicals they apply to their crops. Many farmers have been fined into bankruptcy and lost everything they owned thanks to Monsanto. The degradation of the world's seed supply will have dire consequences on us and the environment. We are already suffering the consequences. France, Peru, Hungary are taking a stand against Monsanto but I doubt America will ever do that since we are not a society that focuses on prevention. We tend to ONLY react once there is a SEVERE crisis. Unfortunately, in this case, waiting for the current crisis to escalate any further may be deadly.
The Documentaries: ' The Corporation" and " King Corn" as well as Food Inc ( and many others) explain how Monsanto contributes to the current economic crisis, our health, the health of the environment and globalization. A person needs to broaden their scope of understanding to include the economic outcomes of every single one of Monsanto's behaviors. It can be quite overwhelming to analyze and realize how everything is affected by agricultural practices around the world.

[-] 2 points by Spade2 (478) 8 years ago

It's still not the focus, the focus is on banks

[-] 2 points by Gillian (1842) 8 years ago

When we say ' banks' or wall street, we are covering a lot of ground- a lot to comprehend. The banks are just the financial sector of the larger picture. Big Ag is tied to the banks, which is tied to the fed regulators, tied to retailers, tied to food supply, which actually indirectly affects the housing market etc... Our current system resembles multi-level marketing where all the money trickles up, not down and affects every facet of our lives. The majority of Americans today are focused on the banks and housing crisis because they are so conditioned to accept tiny soundbites as adequate information without any deeper critical thinking. Most folks don't actually draw little flow charts to see exactly how the banks affect their food supply or how Bush's open borders policy would affect our food safety, nutritional integrity and hence, their personal health. The problem today isn't the banks or the housing market. the problem today is the lack of good character in lieu of greed that corrupts everything. We can't make people grow a conscience, we can't make people grow character but we can force them to comply with laws that protect the good values of our democratic constitution by regulating them.

[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 8 years ago

Either way, they are not the primary targets, maybe afterwards...

[-] 1 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 8 years ago

The focus is on the 99.9% Monsanto is destroying our world and poisoning us.

[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 8 years ago

Whatever

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 8 years ago

It's all a cloth woven from a single thread. Or is this the realization that you, Spade, are hoping doesn't spread? The powers-that-be certainly are afraid of loose ends being pulled, the whole edifice of rot would be exposed.

[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 8 years ago

Well, we must start unraveling part of the cloth before we can unravel it all.

[-] 1 points by freakyfriday (179) 8 years ago

Tell that to the family farmer being forced to buy Monsanto seeds. Or the small livestock operation being squeezed by Perdue, or the other 'meat' companies. Not many left. Our food supply is being monoplized by the likes of Monsanto and corporate farming.

You really should watch Food, Inc. Food is a tad more important than money! Corn is in everything you eat. Ever notice how autism has become more prevalent? Gotta be the food supply. But I guess it's not very sexy to occupy a corporate farm?

[-] 1 points by jomojo (562) 8 years ago

FF, it would be good to place signage, (GMO), at the roadside farms, known to grow it. Those that occupy the homes nearby shouldn't be kept in the dark of the pollution concerns.

[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 8 years ago

I've seen food Inc and it is irrelevant to the economic crises

[-] 1 points by freakyfriday (179) 8 years ago

Perhaps not YOUR economic crisis....

[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 8 years ago

Maybe they a fucked over a couple of Indian farmers but the majority of Americans are angry at banks for the economic crises

[-] 2 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 8 years ago

Important Action Item: Support California's Ballot Initiative to Label GMO's!

In 2007, then-Presidential candidate Obama promised to "immediately" require GM labeling if elected. So far, nothing of the sort has transpired

Fortunately, 24 US states have (as part of their state governance) something called the Initiative Process, where residents can bring to ballot any law they want enacted, as long as it has sufficient support. California has been busy organizing just such a ballot initiative to get mandatory labeling for genetically engineered foods sold in their state. The proposed law will be on the ballot for 2012.

http://www.organicconsumers.org/CAinitiativelanguage.pdf

Michigan and Washington are also starting similar campaigns.

Since California is the 8th largest economy in the world, a win for the California Initiative would be a huge step forward, and would affect ingredients and labeling nation-wide. Last month, a coalition of consumer, public health and environmental organizations, food companies, and individuals submitted the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act to the State Attorney General. Now, they need 800,000 signatures to get the Act on next year's ballot.

I urge you to get involved and help in any way you can.

http://www.organicconsumersfund.org/label/

If you live in California, volunteer to gather petition signatures. If you live outside of California, please donate to help support this Initiative and spread the word to everyone you know in California. Be assured that what happens in California will affect the remainder of the U.S., so please support this important state initiative, even if you do not live there!

[-] 2 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 8 years ago

Banned in Germany, But You're Probably Still Eating It

Monsanto, the world leader in genetically modified (GM) crops and seeds, has been named the worst company of 2011 by Natural Society -- for "threatening both human health and the environment."

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/31/monsanto-worst-company-of-2011.aspx?e_cid=20120131_DNL_art_1

Monsanto to Face Biopiracy Charges in India

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/31/monsanto-to-face-biopiracy-charges-in-india.aspx?e_cid=20120131_DNL_art_2

[-] 2 points by occupythewest (46) 8 years ago
  • Spade2, you seriously must be a plant or something. Really? Monsanto isn't part of this? All corporations are tied to our current economic situation, just like the banks control our housing and corporations our schools, Monsanto seeks to control our food. Monsanto gets farmers on a hook where they have to either go into debt or raise their prices to survive, don't believe me? Look it up. Monsanto is a huge part of the corporate system of control over America and the world and is part of the predatory lending system, instead of housing though they target farmers, they target OUR FOOD. They support the system that places farmers in debt and introduce non-natural GMOs; they are just as much part of the immediate problem as Bank of America just in a different sector. Wake Up Spade! See beyond just the lost jobs and houses and see that the current system is reaching into areas just as serious if not more so that just houses. What good is a house if all small farmers are gone and all you can eat is modified poison?
[-] 2 points by jomojo (562) 8 years ago

"The World According to Monsanto" shows some history and warns about their faulty re$earch being sold as food.

If you can't trust corporations, who can you trust? The FDA?

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[-] 1 points by jomojo (562) 8 years ago

Modern $cience, Federal deregulation, corporate / politician network$, and a public relations storyline that they are the answer to world hunger. Really?

Biotech should be studied, but the public should demand transparency to the safety concerns. The rush of public and grant money being used by universities to develop products for them, should be tied to real regulations. Monsanto is one of many companies in the "fields", but it is the poster child for Wall Street greed at the expense of the 99%. Other companies are avoiding publicity, but have ramped up research and product development, to take advantage of the current deregulation, to get their product$ swallowed. The FDA is broken.

The world is watching the U$A helping the biotech industries destroy the world's health, environment, and farming systems, while usurping the people of the world's political rights. Foreign aid and policy is being used as blackmail, to force trade law changes, despite public rejection of GMO seeds, food, and their necessary chemicals.

The U$A government has volunteered its citizens as their main guinea pig. The $cientists, and biotech industry proponents can afford to buy the alternative organic, and imported food, for their households. They know better than to join the "test group". It's a new field for the medical experts, since it's their job to find the cause of the increase of disease, in the last few decades.

The inclusion of GMO corporations being a part of the focus of OWS will become more clear, especially considering the latest appointment to head the FDA.

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 8 years ago

What does a day of action accomplish?

[-] 1 points by occupythewest (46) 8 years ago

Essentially the same thing as protesting for a day at a bank, to raise public awareness ad direct energy and focus at another part of the system controlling us ad the market.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 8 years ago

Interesting that in the eighteen comments below, nobody gave you any addresses. I don't do FaceBook but : Monsanto World Headquarters is at 800 North Lindbergh Blvd. Creve Coeur (St. Louis county), Missouri 63124. You may want to postpone until later in the year for this protest and make it a worldwide protest. You probably already have this link but here it is anyway, just in case:

http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/pages/our-locations.aspx

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