Sorry, Monsanto But GMO Crops Are Now Banned In 38 Countries & Only Grown In 28…

Sorry Monsanto, But GMO Crops Are Now Banned In 38 Countries & Only Grown In 28...

As Monsanto is fighting to gain seed control of the whole world of agriculture by spreading genetically-modified crops across the world (with the support of the U.S. government according to Wikileaks), there is far greater opposition from the rest of the world, where many countries are not only labeling GMOs but also banning their cultivation altogether.

We know GMOs are not widely accepted across the world, but which countries have backed up their concerns about the safety of GMOs with bans? — Sustainable Pulse, a GMO news source, decided to research.

In these 38 countries, GM crops are banned on the government level, with the backing of the country’s scientists, doctors, and environmental agencies.



Monsanto has long claimed that “science” is on its side as if the GMO-Free and organic movements are stocked with uneducated zealots — but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Bans on GMOs are commonplace around the world, the website’s research has found.

In Europe 28 countries have banned GM crops:

The list of countries with some sort of ban on GM crops is as follows:

Azerbaijan, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Wales…

Sorry Monsanto, But GMO Crops Are Now Banned In 38 Countries & Only Grown In 28...
Green: countries with national ban of GMOs, Yellow: countries with national moratorium, Orange: countries with no ban. Source

Countries that are a part of the European Union had an option to opt-out from growing GM crops through a European Commission rule passed in March 2015. The ban was especially aimed at Monsanto’s corn MON 810, since other varieties of corn or other plants are widely rejected across Europe.

In the Americas 4 countries have bans in place:
Belize, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

There are also 4 countries in Asia who have banned GM crops:
Bhutan, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

And two countries in Africa who have done the same are:
Algeria and Madagascar.

Links to detailed reports on each country are available on Sustainable Pulse.

Currently there are 28 countries that grow GM crops:

The USA is the biggest grower with 73.1 million hectares of maize, soybean, cotton, canola, sugarbeet, alfalfa, papaya, squash (See how one former president gave Monsanto a free pass to allow this; click here)

The second biggest is Brazil with 42.2 million hectares of soybean, maize, and cotton. They are followed by Argentina with 24.3 million hectares of the same crops, Canada with 11.6 million hectares or canola, maize, soybean, sugarbeet, and India with 11.6 million hectares of cotton.

One hectare is a metric unit of square measure and is about 2.47 acres…

Sorry Monsanto, But GMO Crops Are Now Banned In 38 Countries & Only Grown In 28...

Countries that grow GMO foods by year and amount of hectares. Source

Other countries growing GM crops are: Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Chile, China (where numbers are relatively small and a showdown is brewing over the issue), Columbia, Costa Rica (which has made recent efforts to become GM free), Cuba (which has mostly resisted U.S. pressure to forge deals for using more GM seeds, however) Czech Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Myanmar, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, and Uruguay.

Of course, it’s well worth noting that there are now more countries banning the cultivation of GMOs than actually growing them. And just to add insult to injury, they were also banned in Scotland, the home country of Monsanto’s founder Hugh Grant. It doesn’t sound a whole lot like this technology is “feeding the world” now, does it? (via AltHealthWorks).

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Pesticides and herbicides can still be used on non-GMO crops…

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Canada needs to ban Monsanto.

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Why are you saying ‘Sorry’ ?

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Do these get-ups imply these people are working with Monsanto’s safe crops???????? It cracks me up, Monsanto swears and even makes studies/reports that say their crap is safe……. hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

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Stop GMO crops and seed and wipe out Monsanto!

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It won’t happen here. Monsanto’s puppets in Washington won’t let it ????

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Yeah, and that’s still 28 too many!

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The united states should also band this. What the hell are they thinking. It is killing us all. Can’t that see that?

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I’m not sorry.

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Stupid. GMO does not equal Monsanto. GMO’s are perfectly safe. It’s been proven. Almost all food today even if it’s labeled organic is genetically modified.

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Not sorry at all !

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show me whats wrong with them FACTS NOT FEELINGS

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    Have you ever in your life heard of so many gluten intolerant people. They dose the wheat in chemicals. How can adding more chemals be a good idea…it’s only for their financial gain. We shouldn’t have to explain this to you.

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    Heather Ludden but you can neither answer his question nor explain anything. Chemicals; define what YOU mean by that word.

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    How about you do your own research! Try starting with The World According To Monsanto. There are plenty of facts out there, and plenty of proof. If you choose to consume and support this toxic industry, then good for you. What these Chemical company’s do to people is proof and fact enough for me. If our government supported organic farming instead of factory farming, there would be no need for these Chemicals and genes in our food, Period

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Sorry, not sorry

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Monsanto out of Serbia!

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Only because these countries are privileged enough to not need them (yet). In the long run this may be a disaster because GE crops, or how you like to call them – GMOs (which is technically wrong but obviously you don’t know the difference) is the future.

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    It’s not my future!

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    There is not future with GMOs.

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    hahaha yours is the narration monsanto like to spread Mr Toffa the future its going on another path keep your self poisoning destiny cancer factory back home

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    So let me get this straight… you don’t mind your food being bombarded with gamma radiation, in order to achieve a desired trait, changing hundreds or thousands of genes (which is how the grapefruit was made btw) that can then be sold as organic without testing but you oppose proven safe technology that changes 1 or 2 genes which functions are thoroughly understood. You have literally got no idea what you’re talking about and I was also there not too long ago but through actually informing myself and realising that reading biased articles on shitty websites that fear monger about stuff like this I came to the conclusion that I was brainwashed.

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Anyone that beleives in plagerism is a theif at heart their , vision” statement is to patient all seeds on planet earth. To do this they seriously interfere with the creation as they make these seeds ” roundup ready” which is causing many health problems especially in young people. Its even in our daily bread

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GMO. Genetically Modified Organisms, is fake foods. High fructose corn syrup, isn’t real sugar, our bodies try to metabolize it, thinks it is sugar, puts out more and more insulin, we become insulin resistant…type 2,diabetes… Our bodies are breaking down, with all the chemicals we are putting in it. The real food that is out there, isn’t much better, but at least our bodies recognize it. Anything pre….mixed, instant,,,.. anything, isn’t as good as something prepared fresh, is better….maybe not as convenient…But better for your body…. And maybe we wouldn’t over eat…. most of us eat enough for 2,3,4,people.we don’t control our portions…I myself am guilty of.

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    Um…your body doesn’t care. It cleaves the sucrose (corn syrup & all other sugars btw) to form glucose & fructose then directly metabolizes the glucose. The problem is the absorption of the fructose into your cells is not well controlled by your endocrine system (insulin levels) & thus keeps blood sugar levels elevated (which is the problem with the excess levels in HFCS). With your lack of basic understanding of your own metabolism you would have failed my grade 12 bio exam.

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    Go ahead and let me know exactly what non-GMO food you eat. Because there aren’t any…

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    And…there you are wrong….. I am lucky enough to live in a small community where there are local farmers growing from their own seed, and grass fed beef. My sister has hens, even the pork is local.

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    Helen J Moore Non-GMO beef would involve eating the meat of something called an Aurochs, (which went extinct in 1672).

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Shame about the 28

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they’re here in Australia too, a big worry.

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it doesn’t matter they still have the U.S.

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    GMOs cause cancers of different kinds. Hospitals are full. How much are you getting paid to spread lies?

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    They do not. GMOs are safe for consumption, as proven by study after study. How much is Big Organic paying you to spread their bullshit?

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    GMOs are not safe. Nature is safe, and doesn’t need Any filthy industry to do it ‘better’

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    Scientific consensus says otherwise, Iparrt. GMOs is a breeding method, it’s not an ingredient.

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    Sorry for your lack of intellect, but; GMO’s are “genetically engineered”organisms wherein bacteria, not plant, DNA is engineered into plants; thereby making it a cross-species modification, unlike those of historic horticulture. Do some research before shooting your mouth off and sounding stupid, lol!

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    Veronica Alexander
    Say goodbye to stuff like insulin then, my friend. It’s a much more controlled method than selective breeding.

    http://boingboing.net/2013/03/25/the-case-of-the-poison-potato.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_organism

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    Nothing chemical, synthetical, is even close to nature and certainly not better. Chemicals pollute, and poison us. There are far better ways to heal and cure. You refer to insuline… watch ‘ simply raw’
    Thank you.

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    Everything is a chemical. There is no difference between a synthetic and a natural molecule at the end of the day.

    And I would argue that a GMO potato is better than the natural, poisonous one I just linked you.

    Simply Raw is not a scientific study. It’s a woo documentary. Anyone can make a documentary.

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    Those at the winning end of the money trail say as Isiaha told us they would be saying
    Conspiracy conspiracy knowing they are the ones using smoke and mirrors to defend their greedy agendas.
    Same ones who took sea temperature readings from ships hulls rather than bouys in the oceans sourced as acurate measuring methodology, which gave a predicted 4 degree increase and faulcified the Paris meeting on ” climate change “.
    Of course they presented a 4 degree increase exactly as predicted.

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    Oh, just follow the money trail:

    https://www.ota.com/news/press-releases/19031

    As for climate change, it’s a simple fact backed by the likes of NASA, and whatever crackpot conspiracy you make up about it is sadly not the truth.

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    Richard Ash Berglind Ah, is that why you’re getting your knickers in a twist? Organics eating into your profits? Take your poisoned shit and Foxtrot Oscar.

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    Tyra Berni Hypocrisy knocked on the door. Can’t complain about there being a ton of money on one end when yours is making a fucking killing too. Not all of us can afford paying extra for copper sulfate sprayed shit that isn’t any more nutritious than conventional food.

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Wow, I didn’t realize this page is anti-science. I guess I’ll be unfollowing. Have fun with your tinfoil hats.

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Keep suing them… and all the other chemical companies getting into our food chain.

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People, come together and pray for the financial collapse of these evil companies who put the love of money above the health of people and the environment. Lord, hasten the day of their defeat and demise! Remove the wealth of the wicked and give it to the righteous, for the glory of Your Name! Amen

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    Yes, support the multi billion dollar organically industry that resists all forms of regulation at all levels!

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    Karrilyn McPhee Focused on that money, eh? Poor thing.

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Monsanto doesn’t exist anymore…..!

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So for how much longer are they planning on killing us? Congress is very aware of THIS.

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Are you kidding me? Fuck Monsanto! Don’t feel sorry for them!

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does not matter they are already in the ecosystem

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    Yes but is can be reversed.

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    Yup your already getting cancer but maybe your great grand kids could benefit from their banding

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    ^Myths and lies. GMOs are safe and everything is a chemical.

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    If the sewer overflows it is cleaned up…..GMOs are the sewage of farming/crops … we need to ban GMOs and clean up the sewage.

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That’s because science doesn’t always shape politics.
It’s also funny how all these sites attack Monsanto 95% of the time, as if they were the only producer of GMOs, pesticides and so on ?

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Ban them here now! Put Devil Monsanto out of business.

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Great news! Moving in the right direction

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The researchers are using full hazmat suits and the want us to eat their produce. (Don’t take it so seriously, they wear them to prevent contamination)

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Suck shit. Evil bastards.

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GMOs are safe. Everything is a chemical. Purposefully celebrating crop ‘technology’ that could feed billions of starving people on our planet is disgusting. You should feel shame.

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    Its not safe for bees according to recent articles

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    and we have food mountains because of politics! The food aint being shared around.

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    Regardless of food waste/not being shared, GMOs are safe and could help billions of starving people. Billions.

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    While pesticides are a concern and more studies must be done the America bee population is actually growing. With mites being cited as the #1 cause of bee colony destruction.

    If the population is growing and we’re still using the same neonicotinoids it’s fair to assume that those pesticides are not the root cause of the Bee population decline in the past years.

    http://time.com/4885569/honeybee-population-increase/

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    And you seem to be very ignorant Brian Scott

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    Brian Scott you will like so many others, wake up too late – much too late to change things

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    Rina Wessels Keyser Your argument is weak.

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    Anthony Cook That’s neonicotinoids, different thing entirely. Anyway there’s dozens, probably hundreds, of uses for GM, most of which have nothing to do with Monsanto. For example, making insulin for diabetics, blight-free papaya, rice with vitamin A, controlling Zeka-spreading mosquitoes. Banning the whole field of science is total Luddism, and if New Zealand does it we can kiss goodbye to our ‘ smarter science-based economy’, and probably to our hopes of becoming pest free and of saving the kauri.

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    How do you live with yourself defending crops covered in poision for a few dollars to defend it on facebook. All of us need to make a living, but you need to get a better job. Support our organic farmers and support backyard gardening.

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    Ann Wilson Pyle, what? lol

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    Brian Scott It has been proven in studies and in physical evidence that GMO crops produce less than standard crops … grown in the same amount of acreage in their individual methods. Also, it has been proven GMOs change the DNA of mammals including humans. Also, it has been proven that the “residue” in the GMO products boost or give illnesses.

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    Angie Eagle That is patently untrue. Virtually everything you eat today has been ‘genetically modified’ for human consumption. Have you seen the origins of bananas or corn? Watermelon is not naturally seedless.

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    What’s next in here? Vaccines cause Autism, I’m guessing.

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    Brian Scott there is a vast difference between selective hybridisation and introducing DNA from another phylum

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    Brian Scott I carry a faulty gene and had to over many years deal with a top professor in a teaching hospital. Passing the time one day as the nurse was taking blood, I asked the question. Is it safe to eat GMO foods. His answer was, never.

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    The food may be safe, but the methods used to produce it are environmentally destructive. Also, in the three and a half decades we´ve been producing GMO foods, starving people are still starving, and GMOs are not feeding any of them. That´s because GMOs are not produced for the sake of charity, but rather profit.

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    Cobi Cobiashi Yes, profits are made. Also, pseudoscience abounds. You can read all about that right here, in the comments above.

    African nations, like Zimbabwe, are an example where GM crops (even freely given during crushing droughts) are outlawed based solely on biotechnological fears. So, even if GM crops were entirely free, where people need it most, many governments wouldn’t allow it.

    Edit:Opps, wrong link. 🙂
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-gmo/africa-takes-fresh-look-at-gmo-crops-as-drought-blights-continent-idUSKBN0UL1UN20160107

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    Madelaine Chitty I don’t accept your anecdote or the authority of your ‘top professor’. It’s a non-argument.

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    Feed them until they have cancer or Chrones disease!

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    Brian Scott the world is already over populated why would you want more? Fact is you feed the starving and they will produce more starving people. I understand that sounds heartless but there needs to be a place where we say enough is enough.

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    Kim Graham In your world people should simply starve because you fear biotechnology.

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    William Johnson Are you volunteering yourself and your family for de-population? Or, is it simply the others that should go?

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    Madelaine Chitty better not eat anything. Since all of your food has undergone genetic modification of one sort or another. Smh.

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How are Turkey and Saudi Arabia in Asia? Who is rearranging geography?

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I feel very sorry for the farmers that planted with support and now they have a product that can’t be sold ….and how do you get rid of it! Ok I agree I don’t like gmo products but farmers seem to be always caught in the middle!

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Actually, NOT sorry. The way Monsanto has destroyed so much for so many is a travesty. They misused the science that could have helped – all for profit greed.

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Ban them everywhere!

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I feel better already.

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That’s 28 countries too many…should be banned world wide.

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They should be banned everywhere!

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Brian Scott – do you get paid by the post or by the word?

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Why would you want to eat food grown by people who are using poison and known cancer causing chemicals…and have to dress in suits like in this photo for their own protection from chemicals sprayed on the plants? The same company that created Agent Orange and mutilated thousands of innocent children and caused cancer and sickness among thousands of American service men you want to trust with your food? hmmm.

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Suck it monsanto !

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Still 28 to many ?

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I really hope this true, remember, to control another’s country is to control their food production. Its good to see more countries standing up to Monsanto and other GMO industries.

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Also, i bet you that we’ll see a reduction in cancer cases in the countries that have banned GMO foods. That’ll tell you something.

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Stop Monsanto now.

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Funny how every country on the banned list get 50% or greater of there crops from countries that grow GMO.

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    Hey faceless profile guy, did you now that 37.5% of statistics atre pulled from someoe’s ass 62% of the time?

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    Bob Benvenuti the Canadian who likes to photograph chipmunks. Try doing some research then following an idiotic blog like Ecosnippet. Which 99.9% of the facts are out of date or completely wrong. Simple Google search with the USDA and other official sites show exactly which countries we ship crops to. All the listed none GMO growing countries have no problem buying from the US and the 27 other countries still growing GMO. One of the largest countries that imports GMO is Canada and Russia.

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Feed the people and the pharmaceutical companies

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These chemicals also kill farmers and workers in the field
with cancer hardly ever mentioned.

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It’s TIME CANADA!!!! BE # 39!!!!

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I don’t feel sorry for Monsanto. I feel sorry for those who are starving because GM crops aren’t allowed in their damn countries, and the retarding of the scientific advances that could have been made if these moron middle-class crusaders hadn’t lobbied for this.

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Vote with your dollars. Monsanto only makes money when their products are sold. Buy organic and when it starts to make enough money they might get interested. Or quietly buy a few more of our congress representatives and turn our country into something like a SiFi movie.

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WHAT ABOUT CANADA!!!!GET ON IT… LET’S START WITH BC…..NDP&GREEN’S

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Pseudoscience is ruining the world. Crystals and magical oils and eating like Neanderthals will not help you.

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Down with Monsanto and Bayer and GMO’s that have never been proven to be safe and are a grave danger due to use of herbicide Roundup that causes cancer.

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