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Monsanto - From Agent Orange To GM Foods To Pesticides & More
Sorry for the very bad googlish translation but Chile had a really big win today against Monsanto. The law that was passed in 2010 giving Monsanto control over all the seeds has been struck down by the new government. And it is looking like Monsantos days are numbered in Chile at least. Next stop Argentina.

Chile celebrates fall without GMOs Monsanto Law and inclusion require new analysis of the issue

March 17, 2014 - 18:11 | By: Paulina Hidalgo | [Image: meta-comentarios.png]
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Ivan Santadreu, biologist, co-founder and spokesman for the organization said: "We hope that those who have been players in this fierce opposition we be included in future analyzes, which invite us and we take into account that there is a panel of experts and to avoid that perhaps out what. "

The biologist, co-founder and spokesman for Chile Without Transgenics, Ivan Santadreu not hide his joy after the Government's decision to withdraw from handling the controversial bill that seeks to regulate the rights over plant varieties and repealing Law No. 19.342, better known Act as Monsanto.
"We were caught by surprise because the initiative was on board to be Tuesday in room. This confirms the commitment that was the current minister and Senator item and permanent initiative opposition. It's clearly a very good sign that finally there is anyone reading what comes to Congress, "said Dinamo.
However Santandreu is clear to remember that "this project was sent by Ms. Bachelet and apparently did not read it because when asked just remembered header indicating it was to strengthen technological innovation and productivity in the field, and then said what would review ". Then add in return that "if Senator Rincón was clear the reality of project and always had a very critical position because the project was clearly to the detriment of the country, food sovereignty, small farmers, rural communities, indigenous and Overall all Chileans because heritage was lost. "
The leader of one of the organizations that led the opposition to the initiative with protests and even several marches that were held in the major cities, said ahead of the new Minister Secretary General of the Presidency that "I think she has done management that realizes a very good sign that meets the Government's program. Somehow Ms. Bachelet keeps his word. "

The need for inclusion and lobby

But Santandreu rushes to emphasize the importance of communities and citizens are included in the new revision of this complex issue. "We now hope that those who have been players in this fierce opposition we be included in future analyzes, we are invited and we take into account that there is a panel of experts and to avoid anything which might leave, "he said.
In this regard he noted two concerns: one hand that "these so-called experts from academia and industry who are often very dangerous and have a very negative view as demonstrated this bill meet. We hope that the same people who always says the same is not acknowledged. "
On the other hand, stressed that "citizenship, people we have informed and know the subject closely have to be invited to participate and deliver the information that we have on behalf of the citizens because we have more experts that many of them .'s necessary to have a really new look and sound arguments, scientific, international experience on the subject to continue no longer preaching in the wilderness, because we invite commissions such as Agriculture or seminars but finally when going to legislate, we are absent ".
According to this discussion biologist call Monsanto Act was marked by the Lobby. "This was clearly hand Lobby, there are parts of the project that does not explain how one is there."
And he said as an example "the fact that TNCs can register as new varieties that already exist and have not been marketed, is a freshness, can not qualify otherwise. It goes against the peasant communities that have never worried about being recorded or selling anything because they exchange their seeds. Them come agronomists hired by these big companies to discover, among local quotes-varieties that have not been sold, it is simply a robbery and that was in the bill explicitly for us is nothing but the hand of industry lobby. "
"We advocate that there is a disinterested look with lofty goals for the good of the country and the people and social movements and other professionals can bring a good attitude towards Chile and the industry not only be present in this discussion we have to react to a fait accompli, "he concluded.
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.

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Monsanto - From Agent Orange To GM Foods To Pesticides & More - by Magda Hassan - 18-03-2014, 06:19 AM

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