Friday, May 31, 2013

Monsanto to Halt GM Push in Europe

Please let this announcement from Europe be the beginning of an awakening of people all over God's creation!
     Monsanto plans to halt lobbying for its genetically modified plant varieties in Europe due to low demand from local farmers, a representative from the US agricultural giant told a German daily.
      "We are no longer working on lobbying for more cultivation in Europe," Brandon Mitchner a representative for Monsanto’s European branch, Tageszeitung, said in an interview set to be published on Saturday.  
     "Currently we do not plan to apply for the approval of new genetically modified crops. The reason is, among other things, low demand of the farmers,” he continued. 
     A spokeswoman for Monsanto Germany, Ursula Luttmer-Ouazane, admitted that Monsanto recognizes that GMO crops were currently not embraced on the European market. 
     This is where the 'dumbing down' of American citizens and the lack of education in Africa and South America comes into play.  Anyone who pays attention to agricultural and food issues, as the Europeans have, will reject genetically modified crops.
      A spokesperson for the German Ministry of Economy and Technologies commented, "The promises of the GM industry have not come true for European agriculture, nor have they for the agriculture in developing and emerging economies."  Read more here.
 The march against Monsanto, Germany. (Image from twitter user@Julia_etc)

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