Monsanto Set To Take Over The World

by polly on February 8, 2012

My friend Shazzie (thanks love!) posted this on her website this morning and has given me and YOU permission to share this with as many people as possible so do, please share with others so they can make a better choice. Thanks

“Monsanto has infiltrated the UK’s supermarkets and shoppers aren’t taking it lying down!

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On Monday morning, I was out shopping in my local Waitrose. I spotted a product that I already knew to be from Monsanto and, for a change I had a mobile phone signal, so I snapped it and posted it to Facebook. I carried on shopping, thinking a few people would comment and that’d be that.

But that wasn’t that. This “Monsanto is in UK supermarkets” post went viral within hours, and now thousands of customers, soon to bemillions of customers are organising boycotts, protests, occupies and complaints to all the major UK supermarkets. Or stupormarkets, which is my  term for them.

Here’s today’s Facebook snap of the post:

Monsanto products are stocked in all the UK's supermarketsMonsanto products are stocked in all the UK’s supermarkets

As you can see, it’s had over 324 comments (there were some that I removed) and almost 500 shares. When a post gets this many shares, it’s viral because every Facebook user who is friends of those who have shared it see it. It’s also been posted in many many other places.

How you can tell this is a Monsanto product

See the word Bellaverde, and the (R) after it? That’s the giveaway that something’s going on. Google Bellaverde and you’ll get this. Monsanto’s seed division is called Seminis, which is a company they bought in 2005.

Bellaverde (R) is not GMO, so what’s wrong with it being in the supermarkets?

I don’t want to confuse of mislead you, so please first be aware that if you’ve eaten this food in the past, Bellaverde (R) is NOT GMO. That isn’t the issue.

The issue is that the British public do not want Monsanto products in their lives, in their tummies or in their shops. Most people look to Waitrose as being the most ethical of all supermarkets, and so this is why there are particularly strong feelings towards them right now. That, and I just happened to snap the picture in Waitrose, not any of the other supermarkets.

Other Monsanto products in UK supermarkets

Monsanto is treading very carefully with its introduction of vegetables to the UK market. In the USA, there are many more, such as peppers, onions and tomatoes. Here, we only have Bellaverde, Beneforté and Dulce Verde. They like the word green, but not for eco reasons ;-) If you know of any other Monsanto vegetables being sold in the UK, please let me know over at www.shazzie.com

So, it’s not GMO, then what’s wrong with it?

Bellaverde and Dulce Verde have very very naughty parents. Ms Seminis and Mr Monsanto are the world’s largest GMO creators and are guilty of mass crimes against humanity and the planet. You do not want these guys living on your estate, lest they bully you into buying their stuff. “This is the thin edge of a very long wedge”, as one Facebook protestor wrote. Some of you believe that GMO is illegal in the UK, it’s not. It’s just had such a huge amount of opposition, it’s had to creep in, rather than shove its way in. This is one of the ways it can creep in. And once it’s here, it’s here to stay. The USA has lost organic alfalfa because of Monsanto, and they predict all alfalfa will be GMO infected within a few years. This is the way of the GMO seed.

I see it like this. Monsanto goes for world domination with seeds, there are no other seeds left to buy, and then whoopee, they can GMO everything in sight because there’s no other option. Don’t believe it won’t happen, or that’s not Monsanto’s intention. There is some dark stuff around regarding Monsanto and  you don’t have to dig too deep to find it. Here are some starters for you:

Over one BILLION hectares of land are now planted with GMO crops, worldwide

Monsanto chemical creates super weeds and causes infertility, birth defects and cancer

Monsanto caused the suicides of over 200,000 farmers due to miss-selling its products

Monsanto is voted the worst company 2001

Monsanto created Aspartame, the neurotoxin that is responsible for around 75% of FDA food problem complaintsOh, and Neotame.

And the worst of all Monsanto’s crimes so far? (GRAPHIC IMAGES WARNING)

Monsanto gave us Agent Orange, if you feel brave, have a look at some of the half million Agent Orange babies

Ask yourself. “Do I want to support a company that does this to people and the planet?” Now ask your supermarket the same.

Is GMO in any foods in the UK?

Yes! GMO feed for non-organic animals that are eaten or “milked” is prevalent. There are others, but I don’t have a list because I don’t eat these products. If you want to let people know about them in the comments box below, please do, and I’ll add them here.

What you can do to ensure a Monsanto-free life

  • Buy organic. As of yet, there are no organically certified products in the UK that come from Monsanto
  • Buy local, from your trusted farmers. Ask them where their seed comes from. Don’t be fooled by Monsanto’s vegetable seed disguises.
  • Grow your own, using “heirloom” seeds, and save your seeds. Really, it’s the best thing for all concerned.
  • Share your seeds with your friends. Check out seed swap and seed bank organisations.
  • Be aware. This is not going to go away easily.
  • Love. Even though Monsanto happens to be sneaking into our lives, we can still be happy and live through our hearts

Contact your supermarkets

Public pressure does work. Remember the Anti-South African fruit et al campaigns, that caused the downfall of Apartheid?

Your actions make a HUGE difference. Don’t stop until we get results.LET’S GET MONSANTO OUT OF THE UK FOR GOOD!

Here’s a list of supermarkets you may want to contact, and how to get hold of them on Facebook. You can also contact their customer services departments or go in-store to lodge your concern. Below that is a sample letter you could write, though feel free to be creative, while sticking to the facts. Our message is clear, we do not want Monsanto in our supermarkets, regardless of their guise:

Waitrose Facebook

Tesco Facebook

Sainsbury’s Facebook

A sample letter to ask for Monsanto to be removed from sale in UK supermarkets

Dear (Supermarket)

You sell Bellaverde broccoli and/or Dulce Verde lettuce. These come from Monsanto’s vegetable company, Seminis. Monsanto is the world’s largest GMO company in the world. I do not agree with GMO or the criminal actions of Monsanto, and therefore am requesting that you refuse to stock these products as of today. Please let me know your decision.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely, (YOU!)

OK, that’s it

I could write reams on this subject but I don’t want to emotionally invest in it. Wishing you all luck. Keep up the AMAZING work.

This article is copyright free, please feel free to spread it as far and wide as possible.

Bliss U

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PS: Do this, but do it with LOVE… Please don’t allow anger to enter this issue, you are worth so much more than that.

Update to Waitrose and Monsanto (already)

I posted a link to this on Waitrose’s Facebook page, and they deleted it in minutes. I added another and it was also deleted. I’m not being abusive or aggressive with them, I just want them to read why their customers are so upset about this issue, so they can decide how to handle it better.”

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Rosa February 8, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Thank you for this and making us aware. I’ve just posted it on facebook and twitter. It’s incredible how sneaky they are and unfair that so many buy these products with no idea of the greater picture and impact.

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Marian Y, Scotland February 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I have pursued a four-year letter-writing and FB posting (personal) campaign with Tesco – who keep on building new supermarkets in this neck of the woods (they think oil = money = ignorance). My single purpose was to get them to offer alternative packaging at checkoiut, i.e. to stop the plastic. When I advised them of the N.Pacific gyre 2 years ago, nobody *(in Tesco, clearly) had heard of it. Their replies were 2-pagers declaring ‘shoppers did not want that’ (remove plastic option replace with paper). The mind boggles. When I posted their letter to their Tesco FB page it was also removed. Eventually they ignored my letters.
I shall write to them about Monsanto, but I suspect their eagle-eye webmasters have been instructed to remove such posts…
Thank you for writing about this.
p.s. a little (2yrs) out, but a blog I wrote Feb.2010 re N.Pacific gyre at http://wp.me/pBloo-6X

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Ashley Winters February 9, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I guess we need to pay attention to the labels of stuff from these organic farm places. Thanks for the information.

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TB February 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Sorry to disagree, but this really is an odd article. Are you against monsanto purely because the produce GMO seeds. Are you against all GMO crops because they are GMO or because they are harmful? GMO is NOT by definition harmful. If the checks and balances are in place to protect the environment and our diets from any harm then there is no reason to have a blanket ban on GMOs. If the checks and balances are in place then it is OK.

As Bill Gates recently pointed out, if we are going to feed the world in the future then we need GMOs. What is the alternative? Maybe mass starvation, maybe mass birth control in poor countries where they can’t afford the luxuary of low yielding and therefore high priced Organic Products. So in countries where they don’t have a waitrose to satisfy our western need to buy expensive stuff and feel good about ourselves as a result, let then grow and feedthemsleves on GMO crops that have been tested and are safe. Monsanto have a good share of the GMO market but it’s not just Monsanto. Research institutes the world over and working on Genetic modification of plants and animals, including the UK funded by the tax payer, which is no bad thing. But GM shouldn’t sound scary like many have tried to paint it, mostly it’s tweaking for our benefit and there are safeguards in place before release. If you don’t think the safeguards are good enough then complain about that, so none slip through the net. But to just say no to GMO because it’s GMO makes no logical sence at all.

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polly February 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Hey Tony, im against a company that is unethical and sues farmers for not using their seed. I’m against having no choice in GMO food and im against a company that is trying to deceive people by using other names such as Bellaverde so that we don’t know we are funding a company that is immoral and set to take over the world! ;o) Said with love.

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Margaret February 17, 2012 at 3:02 am

Thanks for sharing this useful post to us..Its really help to make us aware..Keep on sharing..

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charles kafka February 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm

GMO’s cant feed the world.
if they worked at all, all they would be only for complete control of the world’s food supply.
but they don’t work. nature has beaten the gmo fixes at every turn. super weeds, super bugs, the local honey bee’s dying off, in india the farmer suicide rate is still off the charts.
also they do not understand homobox genes (yet). where a certain part of the plant can produce “natural” insecticides only in certain parts of the plants, and only when the plants get a warning from other plants in the neighborhood (yes real plants do that) , gmo insecticides are produced in every part of the plant, at all times, at full volumes. can you say – superbugs.?
GMO’s are great for drugs, in body insulin production, and other limited means, where it can save lives,
where people’s lives aren’t in danger, why screw with something that aint broke?
and keep it out of the main stream food supply dummies!
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on another note, small farm sustainable organics can easily feed the world and create decent jobs.
so why is the monsanto lobbied FDA busting whole milk producers, walnut, and bilberry manufacturers. ?
evil hates competition?

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Jo Fairman April 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm

OMG! I ate this broccoli for the 1st time ever the other day, and then mysteriously vomited all over the place a few hours later. I had no idea I was eating a Monsanto product. Think I must be officially allergic to Monsanto! :)
Thanks for sharing and I won’t be buying that again.
Love xxx

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Chrissy Mann August 26, 2012 at 2:07 am

Farmers are forced to buy Monsanto GMO seeds or forfeit government subsidies. If their crops fail, they have no insurance and will suffer huge, dire consequences. Monsanto and the Federal Government of the United States of America are in bed with one another. Monsanto pays the gov’t billions in tax money, billions and billions and fuels the government engine. It is a travesty.

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