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Voilà un sujet qui devrait intéresser les associations écologistes. Il met en cause deux acteurs de poids : Monsanto et la BERD - Banque Européenne pour la Reconstruction et le Développement. Monsanto est une entreprise née en 1901 comme notre loi associative. Créée par John Francis Queeny, elle a son siège à Saint-Louis - États-Unis. Sa spécialité aujourd'hui : les biotechnologies végétales. Mais à l'origine, Monsanto était un producteur de saccharine que la firme vendait à une petite société d'alors : Coca-Cola. Aujourd'hui, son activité principale est la vente de semences génétiquement modifiées (OGM) qui viennent souvent accompagnées du Roundup car la modification génétique permet aux semences de résister à cet herbicide total (le soja Roundup Ready, le colza Roundup Ready et le coton Roundup Ready, etc.). Tout d'abord, quelques mots sur la BERD La Banque Européenne pour la Reconstruction et le Développement est une organisation internationale dont le siège est situé à Londres.

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What's the deal with citric acid: the one ingredient found in almost every food product you buy - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 by: Zach C. MillerTags: citric acid, food ingredients, GMOs (NaturalNews) Ever wondered why citric acid is listed in almost every food or drink ingredient label?

Report: 'US government in GM industry's pocket' The diplomatic cables were published two years ago by Wikileaks, and most of them weren't even marked secret. But now US campaigners Food and Water Watch have collated and analyzed 926 State Department cables (covering 113 countries and five years, from 2005 to 2009) to reveal the extraordinary extent to which the US has been lobbying in support of its biotech industry across the world. Their conclusions were published on Tuesday (14.05.2013). Should the “Nobel prize for food” go to a Monsanto exec? In a move that has disturbed many anti-hunger advocates, including the 81 global leaders of the World Future Council and laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, the World Food Prize — often known as the Nobel prize for food and agriculture — has given this year’s award to three chemical company executives, including Monsanto executive vice president and chief technology officer, Robert Fraley. Fraley shares the prize with two other scientists responsible for launching the “technology” behind the biotech business three decades ago, after developing a method for inserting foreign genes into plants. For an award that claims to honor those who contribute to a “nutritious and sustainable food supply,” genetically modified organisms miss the mark on both counts. GMOs do not create a more nutritious or sustainable food supply.

Five Reasons Monsanto’s ‘Science’ Doesn’t Add Up How long can Monsanto ignore the mounting actual scientific evidence that their technology is not only failing to live up to its promises, it’s putting public health at risk? To hear the pesticide and junk food marketers of the world tell it, anyone who questions the value, legitimacy or safety of GMO (genetically modified organisms) crops is naïve, anti-science and irrational to the point of hysteria. But how long can Monsanto ignore the mounting actual scientific evidence that their technology is not only failing to live up to its promises, it’s putting public health at risk?

U.S. Senate Bars GMO Labels as March Against Monsanto Revs Up WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2013 (ENS) – Two days before thousands of people across the United States plan to march against Monsanto’s genetically engineered crops, the U.S. Senate Thursday turned down a measure that would have allowed states to require labels on food or beverages made with genetically modified ingredients. Sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Independent, the amendment to the Farm Bill lost by a vote of 71 to 27. Senator Bernie Sanders (Photo courtesy Office of the Senator) Co-sponsored by Democratic Senators Mark Begich of Alaska, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, the amendment would have made it clear that states have the authority to require the labeling of foods produced through genetic engineering.

GMOs Make Cows & Pigs Sick. What About Humans? By now you’ve probably heard the words Genetically Modified Organism or GMO. You’ve probably gotten a good sense of what that means by now, too. You’ve also probably been told that only extremists are getting all worked up over the health risks of plants and foods that contain GMOs. After all, the government says these foods are safe. What if you heard some stories from a new source? Not a concerned mother of young kids, but from a farmer who is witnessing the health of his animals change in regards to their exposure to GMOs?

The Monsanto Menace: The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America’s food supply By Chris Parker – When you’re good at something, you want to leverage that. Monsanto’s specialty is killing stuff. In the early years, the St. Louis biotech giant helped pioneer such leading chemicals as DDT, PCBs and Agent Orange. Unfortunately, these breakthroughs had a tendency to kill stuff. And the torrent of lawsuits that comes from random killing put a crimp on long-term profitability.

As world marches against Monsanto, senators protect it from labeling laws Any U.S. senators paying attention to what was happening in the entire world over the weekend may have noticed a teensy disconnect between their protectionist votes for Monsanto and global discontent with the GMO giant. On Saturday, protestors in dozens of countries took to the streets to “March against Monsanto.” The coordinated day of action against genetic engineering and reprehensible business practices by the Missouri-based company came just two days after the Senate rejected a bid by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) to ensure that his state and others are free to mandate labels on transgenic foods. First, to those protests. Organizers tallied rallies in 436 cities across 52 countries, according to the AP :