Poland to ban Monsanto’s GM maize

News Brief – April 5, 2012

Poland’s Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki said Wednesday that a ban would be imposed on Monsanto’s MON810 strain of maize.
“The decree is in the works. It introduces a complete ban on the MON810 strain of maize in Poland,” Sawicki told reporters, adding that pollen of this strain could have a harmful effect on bees.
This follows seven European countries – Belgium, Britain, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Ireland and Slovakia – that blocked a proposal by the Danish EU presidency on March 9 to allow the cultivation of genetically-modified plants on the continent.
Seven days after that, France also imposed a ban on the MON810 strain.
Poland’s ban follows protests on March 15, when over 1,500 beekeepers and their supporters marched through Warsaw streets to deposit thousands of dead bees on the steps of the Ministry of Agriculture.
The march was to protest genetically modified foods with their attendant pesticides, which protestors claim are killing bees, moths and other insects vital to agriculture around the globe.
Monsanto has faced similar protests and legal action in many countries in recent months. The U.S. company has faced moratoriums and/or outright bans in Brazil, Peru, Haiti, India, and several European countries including Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, and others.
However, it should be noted that thus far the company has been able to operate with virtual immunity in the U.S. This is largely due to its multi-million dollar lobbying efforts and close ties within the White House and Food and Drug Administration.
Like Israel with its own lobbyists who work assiduously for the Zionist state’s interests, Monsanto seems to have mastered the art of manipulating key legislators and personnel within the ruling U.S. administration.
The similarity doesn’t end there though. Like Israel’s considerable power over U.S. politicians, Monsanto’s mounting influence over U.S. legislators comes even as protests against it mount elsewhere.
It seems that like arms manufacturers and the Zionist lobby, Monsanto is using U.S. legislators to further its influence and power.
There has in fact been a virtual revolving door between arms manufacturers and previous U.S. presidential administrations. As witness Dick Cheney’s transition from Haliburton CEO to Bush administration VP and the contracts for the oil and arms industry giant that followed.
This relationship speaks volumes about the real nature of power in America. It says as much about the calculated cynicism and greed of arms manufacturers, Zionists, Monsanto and a fabulously wealthy few as about the power, venality and all-consuming corruption of most U.S. legislators.
It also speaks volumes about the broad American public: with a few very notable exceptions, it says much about their gullibility and their naiveté and how this has been fostered and exploited by a cynical elite for their own ends.  
The contrast is telling.
As legislators from India and Poland, Europe and Peru are banning Monsanto products U.S. legislators are busy cozying up to the G.M. giant. While the vast majority of the American public are too distracted by ‘reality TV’ and contrived ‘scandals’ too notice that their leaders are betraying them.
Like they say: people get the leaders they deserve and in America’s case that seems especially true.

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