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Bio Piracy is a crime against Humanity and our farmers!

22 February 2012, 22:15

I, as a South African citizen, would like to see Monsanto and all genetically modified seed companies removed from my country.

 

Genetically modified seeds are bio piracy. The produce from these seeds do not themselves produce seeds. As a result all farmers are forced to buy their seed from Monsanto. Further more, Monsanto patents these seeds, which makes it illegal for any other individual, farmer or South African to develop seeds from the natural productivity of any plant that produces seeds of it's own. 

 

In effect this is a corporate take over of the food industry, forcing all South Africans to be dependent on a company whose profits do not benefit the people of South Africa, but the investors of Monsanto who are off shore billionaires living in other countries.In the end, the South African farming industry will be owned by corporations and not by the people of this country.

 

Not only is Monsanto a corporate take over of food production in this country, but genetically modified seeds are not nutritious and what is more, they are in fact poisonous. The development of GM foods is in line with Codex Alimentarius and Agenda 21, both of which are aimed at reducing the world's population through lack of nutrition and starvation.

 

I appeal to all South Africans to

 

a) Demand that all GM produce, or produce that contains GM ingredients be clearly marked, so that the South African population not only know what is being fed to them, but can at least make a choice not to buy these products.

 

b) Like India who has now taken Monsanto to court for bio piracy, that South Africans rally to do the same and prevent Monsanto from corporatising our food industry.

 

c) That all fields containing Monsanto GM seeds be burned as they have recently done in Hungary.

 

Nature is abundant, every apple contains seeds, as does every single food baring plant. GM plants do not do this, and the farmer is totally reliant on buying yearly seeds from corporate GM producers like Monsanto. It is a form of slavery, and the South African farmer  is well on the way to being enslaved by GM food products.

 


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