Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The International Monsanto Tribunal

(NaturalNews) "An initiative is underway to cast a spotlight on agri-business giant Monsanto in a bid to expose the corporation's multi-decade effort to harm the environment and destroy the world's food chain."

"As noted by The Food Revolution Network, in the past 100 years, Monsanto and other multinational agri-business behemoths have promoted and profited from chemical-laced methods of food production that have poisoned both the Earth and its people, all while demolishing biodiversity and crushing small farmers. The stain such corporations have left on the land and the environment is indelible, and in many cases, irreversible."

"Now, the network noted, people are standing up and collectively saying, "Enough!"

"The International Monsanto Tribunal will be held in The Hague, Netherlands, Oct. 1416, according to an announcement on the organization's website. The tribunal `is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide,` the organization says."

"The group says that `eminent judges` will be on hand to hear victim testimonies. They plan to deliver advisory opinions following the testimonies, using established procedures of the International Court of Justice."

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"Judging by the absence of published data in peer-reviewed scientific literature, apparently no human clinical trials with GM food have ever been conduced."
"From the results, the conclusion seems inescapable that the present crude method of genetic modification has not delivered GM crops that are predictably safe and wholesome."
Arpad Pusztai, Ph.D
`Genetically Modified Foods: Potential Human Health Effects` (2003)

"[Dr Arpad Pusztai] shared his concerns about GMOs and was a hero for about two days ... The press was going wild. He was a main scientist who was saying we should not treat the people as guinea pigs; and he personally would not eat GMOs from what he understood."

"The Director of the Institute received two phone calls from the UK Prime Minister`s office. The next day Dr Arpad Pusztai was fired from his job after 35 years... His team was disbanded..."

They set out to destroy his reputation in order to protect the reputation of biotechnology.

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