“David vs Monsanto”

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Imagine that a storm blows across your garden and that now, without your knowledge and without your consent, foreign and genetically-manipulated seeds are in your vegetable patch which you have nourished and maintained for many years. A few days later, representatives of a multi-national corporate group pay you a visit at home, demand that you surrender your vegetables – and simultaneously file a criminal complaint against you, resulting in a fine of
€ 20.000,00 for the illegal use of patented and genetically-manipulated seeds. What’s more: The court finds for the corporate group! Yet you fight back…

This short story is no utopia rather, around the world, the bitter truth. It is also the true experience of the family of Percy und Louise Schmeiser in Canada, also winners of the Alternative Nobel Prize, who meanwhile have been fighting the chemicals and seed manufacturer Monsanto since 1996. Nowadays, nearly three-fourths of genetically-manipulated plants harvested worldwide originate from
Monsanto labs. Monsanto is a U.S.-based corporate group which calls dismal inventions such as DDT, PCB and Agent Orange its own. In its effort to gain absolute hegemony over plants – from the field all the way to the consumer’s plate – Monsanto knows no qualms. The farmers Troy Rush, David Runyon and Marc Loisell also learned the hard way what it means to be confronted with Monsanto’s methods of doing business, as did thousands of other farmers worldwide.

They and the Schmeisers are not just fighting against Monsanto and with that, for the continuation of their livelihood as farmers but also for the right to freedom of speech and the right to their property.

Yet above all, they are campaigning for the future of their children and grandchildren so that they, too, will have a chance to grow up in a world without genetically-manipulated food.

This film is reassuring.
Reassuring to all who fear that as an individual, no one would have any power to confront policymakers, large corporations or the business world.
“David vs. Monsanto” proves the opposite.

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4 responses to ““David vs Monsanto”

  1. Marietta Pellicano

    God help us all if Monsanto & corporations of their ilk “gain absolute hegemony over plants.” If I should ever see that in my time here on earth I will pray to God to bring on the Tribulation! No person, no human or animal biology/physiology will ever reach their God-ordained potential eating GE plants! Our soils are already “dead” and soon they will kill the “soil” in our digestive tracts. It is though “the Nothing” is slowly creeping over the face of this earth starting in our fields. What a tragic legacy this is going to be if “we the people” don’t rise up and put an end to this madness!

    • Fred Davies

      Marietta I agree with you completely. The evidence is even showing that “the ‘soil’ in our digestive tracts” is already suffering and we are seeing the results in the rise of diseases like autism that is now affecting one in 54 young men, (up from one in 10,000 just 40 years ago). The research is presented clearly in a book by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride called “Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia”. May we as a people wake-up, repent, and love our fellow man.

  2. AJ

    Exactly, Marietta, it is criminal what we the people have allowed to happen. Mainly due to the powers that be keeping us in ignorance. Many of us, for a very long time, have been totally unaware of the persecution of the farmers whom have basically stood for the most part alone against Monsanto, the criminal Bully!

    Now that more and more of us have become aware of the dangerous way that many of our super market foods are being produced, we can now fight back with the knowledge, that we now have, to support ethical farmers and hopefully elliminate all of this diabolical poisoned food from our lives. For the benifit of our own future as well as the benifit of future generations.

    I would personally love to see raw milk vending machines here as they are in Europe. The pasturization of milk products, the persecution of dairy farmers supplying raw dairy, and the difficulty of us to attain raw milk products, is just as criminal as what Monsanto has done to the ethical grain farmers. It has all contributed to our failing health, which is exactly what the powers that be have wanted all along. Sick people generate $$$$ for the multibillion $$$$ industry known as the medical system. I learned this fact, nearly 25 years ago from a very wise doctor, Dr. Milton Morter. Check out the Morter health clinic in Rogers, Arkansas.

  3. BCFoodSecurity

    Boycotting something that is not even labelled is hard work at first. But if you do your homework long enough it becomes easier if not energizing. Once done you can joyfully set about teaching others to do it too. Voting with your dollars is the only way to effect lasting change. Petitions and political votes get lost in a pile of papers and other issues not to mention outright dishonesty and deception on the part of the people in power.

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