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Title: "Occupy Monsanto" GMO Zombie Apocalypse Occupation
START DATE: Friday March 16
TIME: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location Details:
Seminis Inc., 590 Brunken Ave, Salinas, CA.
Event Type: Protest
As part of the Global day of action against Monsanto, the dead will rise and Occupy the Monsanto owned subsidiary, Seminis Inc. in Salinas CA. Support labeling of genetically modified food products, and seed sovereignty.



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§don't miss it.
by -- Thursday Mar 15th, 2012 11:57 AM
Hi Everyone,
Just a reminder that at 0700 hrs tomorrow, March 16th 2012, the dead will rise, and demand redress of grievances from the company consistently voted "Most Evil", MONSANTO!!! We'll be there, rain or shine... so dress appropriately, and fingers crossed our zombie make-up won't run.
The "End Time" (little Apocalyptic humor there) is now 1pm. That will be plenty of time to get our message across.
KSBW and KION have been invited. Monterey County Weekly will be present, plus we will be LIVE on Ustream...
Hope to have some drummers and music as well.
This is an event not to be missed, so.... don't miss it.

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by Mr bean
( misterbean [at] autistici.org ) Wednesday May 23rd, 2012 11:51 AM
From Indymedia portal
https://london.indymedia.org/articles/12264
http://piemonte.indymedia.org/article/15034

The secrets of Monsanto
Miguel is very familiar with Monsanto. He worked for the multinational in Latin America for over 25 years. He knows life, death and miracles. The secrets of Monsanto.
Today Miguel is one of the GMO repented. He wants to do something constructive. Caught by the crisis of conscience has decided to tell who is Monsanto and its plans for Europe (and Italy).
Monsanto with its brands and the leader leading seed company in the world. Currently working in over 60 countries with over 14,000 employees, has revenues of nearly $ 6 billion investment in research and genomics and biotechnology for over half a billion dollars. After the repenting of TAV (hight rail speed) we ask to the new repented of GMOs: “Miguel…” (unreal name of course), “but why we should be worry about Monsanto? In most European countries the seeds and genetically modified foods are prohibited”. Miguel scratches his head and he replies: “It is true, however, Monsanto now has fielded a powerful lobby in Europe and has also - indeed, and thoroughly convinced - to be able to change things. As has already been done successfully in other areas of the world”. After running away like hell of Monsanto from Europe (because of hostility to GMO crops) has realized that now is the time is right to insist, and to return. Even in a big style I think. Jokingly we can say "go home Lasso" (Lasso is the name of a diabolical chemical produced by Monsanto). In the Mediterranean basin the corporation wants to do what Monsanto is doing in Latin America. In fact in South America the largest holdings, droves of agronomists and large consortia of manufacturers are intensively exploit the territories using only bio-technologies of the American colossus. The absolute monopoly. Once the crops with GMO products were made more or less clandestinely now practice them easily in sunlight. Among the many, is very active the AAPRESID, Argentina Association of Manufacturers in Direct Seeding founded in 1989. It is one of the most important NGO composed of a dense network of innovative producers from all over the Argentine territory , which receives support from science and experience Monsanto and experiments on the field all its new technologiesRight there in the pampas, after decades of brutal exploitation, now is studying the problem of environmental deterioration. The intensive work of coltivation have destroyed the biological and ecological integrity of the soil system. The wind and water erosion (as well as the unscrupulous use of poisons Monsanto) daily continues to cause pollution of water courses, and are phenomena which become increasingly pronounced and constitute a major cause of land degradation. If you read the “Dossier Monsanto Dekalb – Hybrids with high efficiency” (that Miguel, has put kindly available to us) talk specially about this, the technique of intensive exploitation of land, to promote specifically “the increase of the annual production per unit area" and "increases in multi-year average yieldThe Argentina of course is just a gym, then its model will be gradually exported overseas. In Italy there are already labs ready to be put to good use these experiments. A Pontevico in Italy there is for example an important research center Monsanto (and an even in Olmeneta) whose task is to monitor and investigate the analytical work that is done by all other Monsanto laboratories around the world (Umberlandia in Brasile, Ankeny and St Louis in USA, Boissay Francia, Bethlehem Sud Africa).
But a question comes naturally: “Miguel but you are quite sure that in Europe there are now favorable conditions for the comeback of Monsanto?”. The gaucho shakes his head and says yes without hesitation. Monsanto, tells us, some time has unleashed its 007, its secret agents in order to probe into the European market (with particular attention to the Italian market) and to approach all major corn growers professionals, offering interesting counterparts in exchange for use of its products modified in the laboratori (to start their would like sponsor a highly hybrid corn varieties adapted to the Mediterranean zone). In Europe and in Italy, for example, perhaps not everyone knows it, even if GMOs are officially banned and initiated a moratorium, some of these GMO are also used, studied, tested and widely used (The important thing is not to tell anyone where and how). the technologies and brand Monsanto products are already well known and present reality, for years in many important industries (see products as DEKALB, Asgrow, Roundup e Cargill).
Let's say, for the sake of truth, that in Theoretically the biotechnology applied to agriculture, may be harbingers of great benefits for humanity, especially for crop protection against viruses and parasites and the defeat of world hunger. In reality, however - or so says our well-informed interlocutor - is exactly the opposite. The substances manipulated by the eco-monster american caused only enormous environmental damage. Just think of a variety of corn, that a brilliant Monsanto scientist has mixed with a deadly pesticide (corn type MON810 treated with the Poncho 2 a potent pesticide manufactured by german Bayer). Insecticides, fungicides, pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers produced by Monsanto, instead of defending the environment they're literally killing and poisoning. It 's the case of a hyper technological disinfesting based Zetacipermetrina, a pyrethrum generation with neurotoxic activity that causes immediate paralysis and death of larvae and insects (pity that also kills bees and insects that are essential to the balance of the ecosystem). According to Miguel this substance of synthesis is also responsible of many problems of all crops (soybean, corn, canola, cotton, potatoes) with consequences not so beautiful in the food chain. When nature rebels then are just greats pain for all.
That the Saint Louis multinational did some of disgusting things, actually someone had already suspected. Monsanto has repeatedly been accused of serious negligence, fraud and threats to health and integrity of persons and property, health and ecological disasters as well as use of false evidence.
A rather striking case was that of the herbicide Monsanto Roundup (the world's best selling and most widely used in school gardens and green areas in cities) which unfortunately has had some slight drawback (cause only a bit of malformations and of genetic mutations). Proven studies by international research (including Argentine and British scholars) have established incontrovertibly the responsibility of the herbicide in craniofacial malformations of the embryos of chickens, frogs and other animals. Other scientists have foundinstead that Monsanto's Roundop destroys testosterone and causes male infertility in humans and in animals. Another independent team instead have found that the Roundop also causes birth defects, cancer, genetic damage, alterations in endocrine and other damages even if the Monsanto product is absorbed at very low doses. Let alone the massive use of this product, as normally happens in agriculture. There's hardly surprising that there was a worrying emergence of cancerous diseases observed right on the population of South America, one of locations of the world where you use more Roundup GMO soybeans, genetically modified soybeans created by Frankenstein by genetics biotech Monsanto for tolerate high levels of Glyphosate (the killer substance which is contained in the Monsanto's products). But the killers products are many others, such as the deadly pesticide herbicide Lasso for which Monsanto has recently been condemned for poisoning and intoxication (want to see that in the end did less damage the Eternit asbestos and the chemical of ENI?).
An interesting document internal Monsanto Italy - that thanks to Miguel we were able to view - expressed: “First herbicide with European recording (20-11-2001). All manufacturers must demonstrate the safety of their products. We provide the best data on physico-chemical-toxicological. Most of the recordings will be: canceled or classified (within 2 years). Roundup will surpass all tests (strong European lobby of support for Monsanto)…” (See attached pdf and document here reproduced).
A team of honest researchers recently have published a dossier that accusing the american agro-chemical industry, and the European Commission to have knowledge at least from thirty years of the dangerousness of this product Monsanto but had deliberately kept secret to the public opinion. Monsanto is replicating the sad joke of the tobacco companies? Repeats itself the history of the Eternit asbestos? Everyone knew it was deadly, and today we count the dead and wounded. That at least this time Monsanto you put one hand on your heart and has the good sense to write it in big letters on its products: “Monsanto is seriously detrimental to health”.
An interesting research study sponsored by Monsanto says: “Men and Biotechnology, real risks or imaginary risks?” (See attached pdf and document here reproduced). Say pro-GMO and pro-Monsanto: “…genetic engineering can lead to dangerous products. True. Multinationals do not work to solve environmental problems or world hunger but only pursuing their profits. True. The law allows the patenting of genes or organisms is very contradictory. Its foundations are based on arbitrary assumptions which identify a right ethically very questionable. True … “. As says the Monsanto's motto: “ … companies that look to the future do more that satisfy their customers. must astonish their customers”. This time it has really surprised Frankenstein.
“Miguel…” (meanwhile, thanks for all the information) we ask “…these things of Monsanto are much interesting, you can tell us other interesting things?”
“Sure you ... if you do not mind …”.
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If you fancy - and time - you can throw an eye on some interesting documents Monsanto (courtesy of Miguel).

Pdf browsable online (on Issuu):

- Monsanto photos
- Monsanto: Men and Biotechnology, real risks or imaginary risks?
- Monsanto Agroqualità Soia 2012
- Monsanto herbicide LASSO
- Monsanto Asgrow Presentation
- Monsanto CGS Sementi - For a quality durum wheat
- Monsanto Mais GMO and environment
- Monsanto Roundup the preparation of seed bed
- Monsanto Argentina the dilemma between production and environment
- Monsanto Argentina direct sowing
- Monsanto Argentina Agricoltura Certificada la evolucion de la Siembra Directa
- Monsanto Grazer N
- Monsanto Asgrow, profitability in your hands
- History of the Corn from Polenta to the electricity
- Monsanto Agroqualità formulations targeted to specific objectives
- Dossier Monsanto Dekalb – Hybrids with high efficiency
- Introduction to Monsanto Italia – Roundup
- Monsanto Asgrow Dekalb Income Assessment for Cultural FAO classes
- Monsanto choice Soybean variety
- Monsanto profitability of production
- History of mechanization in agriculture and the role of the New Holland Fiat Group
- New Holland and support the food chain for maintaining the quality of agricultural production
- Mais Monsanto: from the technical to the market
- Monsanto Corn and parasites
- Monsanto Agrimpianti precision irrigation
- Comparison tests of some FALCIATRINCIACARICATRICI
- Monsanto Dekalb Trinciato
- Monsanto Corn Farming and precision irrigation