Back in September, France followed in the steps of other European Union nations-- Scotland, Germany, Latvia and Greece-- and revealed an opt-out from growing GM crops. The nation asked the European Commission to exclude its nationwide territory from the release of 9 GM maize varieties currently authorized (1 GM Maize range-- MON9810) or waiting for authorization by the EU. France had actually already prohibited cultivation of Monsanto's GM maize, saying it had severe doubts that it is safe for the environment.
“This decision is in line with the Act of June 2, 2014 banning the cultivation of GM maize in the country supported by Stéphane Le Foll. It is part of the very important progress made by the new European framework on the implementation of GMO cultivation in which France played a leading role. This directive makes it possible for Member States to request the exclusion of their territorial scope of existing authorizations or of those under consideration,” this is from an official statement.
The next day, Russia revealed a ban on GMO food production in the nation. The federal government chose that any food production in the nation will totally omit any genetically-modified organisms or parts thereof.
“As far as genetically-modified organisms are concerned, we have made decision not to use any GMO in food productions,” Deputy PM Arkady Dvorkovich said at an international conference on biotechnology in the Russian city of Kirov. “If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food,” Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had said last year.
Two of the world's most modernized and economically effective nations chose to ban a kind of food crop that has made its way into roughly 70-80% or more of the United States food supply, but the announcements failed to discover area in the mainstream media.
Forbes, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, NBC, Fox News in United States, and BBC, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian in UK, and different other mainstream media groups, selected not to cover the news. A quick Google News search turned up virtually no results for the bans by Russia and France; other independent news resources, and a few scattered alternative news sites, nevertheless, reported the news impartial.
Wonder why the mainstream media comes a cropper to report any news against Monsanto?
Have a look at these realities--.
House of Representatives: Total paid by Monsanto to Democrats: $72,000/ Overall paid by Monsanto to Republicans: $190,500.
Senate: Overall paid by Monsanto to Democrats: $37,500/ Total paid by Monsanto to Republicans: $85,000.
When American politicians are getting cold cash by Monsanto to assist it slide its icy arms into the food cycle, you can imagine what pressure the 'reporters' need to be under.
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