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Monsanto Bites the Dust: Hungary and Peru Ban GMO Crops and Take Serious Actions

By admin | December 13, 2011

Photo: Fellowship of the Rich

By: Michele Wolfson

Nations are starting to ban GMO crops around the world in display of health freedom. Hungary is getting international recognition for taking a bold stand against biotech mega Monsanto for destroying 1000 acres of Monsanto maize that was contaminated with genetically modified crops.  Genetically modified seeds are banned in Hungary, so when the government regulator discovered that this violation was broken- the result was an extreme environmental consequence. The concern is that this giant cooperation is threatening the overall genetic integrity of the environment as well as of human kind.

Genetically modified ingredients are so widespread among nations that it will be extremely difficult for Hungary and other countries to eliminate products containing GMOs. However, this no-nonsense act that Hungary’s government took is a good place to start. There is an increasing consensus among consumers worldwide that they want safe, local, organic fresh food and that they want the environment and wildlife to be protected.

Hungary isn’t the only one taking action. Peru has also taken a stand for healthy freedom by passing a 10-year ban on genetically modified foods. This act of defiance against Monsanto was made by Peru’s Plenary Session of the Congress despite previous governmental pushes for GM legalization. While the production and consumption of crops created by bloated biotech companies like Monsanto continue to soar (77% of supermarket products in Peru tested contained GM contaminant), the known and unknown dangers of GMO crops seem to supersede even executive-level governmental directives.

The question that many of us Americans have is “When will our nation begin to take action on this serious matter?” Some feel that we will be the last country to discontinue funding GMO’s. Uplifting news is that Colorado’s Boulder County was the latest health freedom location to stand up against Monsanto and genetically modified produce, with Boulder County advisory committees announcing plans to phase out GMO crops on open space in pursuit of sustainable and ethical farming practices.

Scientific evidence has proven that feeding GMO crops to animals causes accelerated aging, auto-immune disorders, and other terrible diseases. Imagine what consumption of these products is doing to human beings, especially to those who are consuming animals. Many citizens believe that we need to stand up and boycott products and companies that continue to use GMOs in order to see any real changes take place.

It is crucial that one day our country will join the long list of other countries that have banned, condemned, and even uprooted GMO crops across the globe.

Do you think the US will ever ban GMO foods? We want to hear your thoughts! 

Photo:  Fellowship of the Rich 

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