Scotland Against Monsanto
Saturday 12th. October
October 12, 2013~
October 12, 2013~
Details for Edinburgh and Glasgow events.
What You Need to Know About
1 Founded as a chemical company In 1901 Monsanto was involved in developing nuclear and chemical weapons. During the Vietnam War, millions of tonnes of Monsanto's Agent Orange was dumped upon innocent civillians; causing horrific birth defects and serious health problems that sill persist to this day.
2 Throughout their history they have created some of the most harmful chemicals in existence (DDT, PCBs, Dioxin etc). They have repeatedly been found guilty of knowingly polluting communities and the environment with their chemicals; lying, destroying evidence and corrupting offcials in an attempt to cover up their actions.
3 Today they have rebranded themselves as a 'Biotech' company. Claiming their patented GM (genetically modified) technology will 'feed the world' they have been trusted by the governments they have 'lobbied' to supply the world with GM food - Monsanto are responsible for 90% of the world's GM crops.
4 Numerous, studies have proven that GM food and associated chemicals cause serious health problems ranging from,_infertility and birth defects to cancer.
5 Monsanto bully and intimidate farmers who do not buy their products, by up seed companies and destroy natural seed varieties, lobby governments and manipulate the scientific process. As a result, they have sparked worldwide protests numbering millions and have been banned in many countries.
6 Monsanto are also implicated in the serious decline of global bee populations; as they use neonicotinoid chemicals to coat their seeds and their Mon810 variety of GM corn has been specifically linked to the death of millions of bees.
7 Monsanto are responsible for the creation of Roundup (Glyphosate); the most widely used weedkiller in the world it has been linked to birth defects, infertility, cancer and other serious health problems and a recent Friends of the Earth study revealed that 70% of city dwellers in the UK had Glyphosate in their urine.
8 The artificial sweetener Aspartame (Nutrasweet) – used in Diet Coke, Irn Bru etc- was mass produced for 15 years by Monsanto; who made it the most widely used food additive in the world today. It is an excito-neurotoxin and has been found to cause cancer and is linked to MS and other serious illnesses.
To find out more about these issues and how to get involved in our campaign, please sign up to our mailing list and visit our website: www.scotlandagainstmonsanto.co.uk