Poland Announces Complete Ban on Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Maize

truther 1

Anthony Gucciardi
NaturalSociety

Following the anti-Monsanto activism launched by nations like France and Hungary, Poland has announced that it will launch a complete ban on growing  Monsanto’s  genetically modified strain MON810. The announcement, made by Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki, sets yet another international standard against Monsanto’s genetically modified creations. In addition to being linked to a plethora health ailments, Sawicki says that the pollen originating from this GM strain may actually be devastating the already dwindling bee population.

Similar opposition to Monsanto occurred on March 9th, when 7 European countries blocked a proposal by the Danish EU presidency which would permit the cultivation of genetically modified plants on the entire continent. It was France, who in February, lead the charge against GMOs by asking the European Commission to suspend authorization to Monsanto’s genetically modified corn. What’s more, the country settled a landmark case in favor of the people over Monsanto, finding the biotech giant guilty of chemical poisoning.

In a ruling given by a court in Lyon (southeast France), grain grower Paul Francois stated that Monsanto failed to provide proper warnings on the Lasso weedkiller product label which resulted in neurological problems such as memory loss and headaches. The court ordered an expert opinion to determine the sum of the damages, and to verify the link between Lasso and the reported illnesses. The result was a guilty charge, paving the way for further legal action on behalf of injured farmers.

Since 1996, the agricultural branch of the French social security system has gathered about 200 alerts per year regarding sickness related to pesticides. However only 47 cases were even recognized in the past 10 years.

Nations are continually taking a stand against Monsanto, with nations like Hungary destroying 1000 acres of GM maize and India slamming Monsanto with ‘biopiracy‘ charges.

Enter Your Mail Address

Share

Add To The Conversation Using Facebook Comments

One Comment »

  1. TheAZCowBoy April 7, 2012 at 1:38 am - Reply

    Meanwhile back at the ranch (US) the agricultural department (In cahoots with Monzanto for decades) has gone ‘out of their way’ to keep American’s in the dark about test results (Europe) that show the Monsanto Frankenstien GMO seeds are a biohazard to human life and most living things. In Norway they are stock piling seeds of all growing food sources on the plant and Monstanto GMO products are no where to be found.

Leave A Response »