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Re: [ronpaul-93] Monsanto Virtually Gives Up on Growing GMO Crops in Europe

From: Mike B.
Sent on: Monday, July 22, 2013 1:47 PM
A missed opportunity for tyranny. Lets all look to socialist Europe 
for what to do.


At 01:32 PM 7/22/2013, you wrote:
>My sister sent me this bit of news.  Europe has had mandatory 
>labeling and has been opposing GMO's for years, and it seems to have 
>worked without pesky lawsuits or hurting any businesses.  This could 
>have happened in this country if California's prop 37 had passed. A 
>missed opportunity.
>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary 
>act. George Orwell
>Truth is treason in the empire of lies. Ron Paul
>Monsanto Virtually Gives Up on Growing GMO Crops in Europe
>By John Upton, Grist
>20 July 13
>onsanto has pretty much given up any hope (at least for now) of 
>selling its genetically engineered seeds for corn, sugar beets, and 
>other crops in Europe, where opposition to GMO food is overwhelming.
>the L.A. Times:
>Monsanto Co. said Thursday it will largely drop its bid to grow some 
>of its genetically modified crops in Europe. The world's largest 
>seed-maker has nine pending applications with the European 
>Commission, the executive body for the European Union. A spokesman 
>said the company plans to withdraw eight of those applications.
>The requests "have been going nowhere fast for several years," said 
>Brandon Mitchener, a spokesman for the St. Louis-based company's 
>European entity. "There's no end in sight ... due to political obstructionism."
>The European Union's stubborn resistance to transgenic crops stands 
>in stark contrast to the 
>mat rolled out by American lawmakers for agro-giants and their most 
>controversial products. 
><­ the BBC:
>The company said it would now concentrate on growing its 
>conventional seeds business in Europe. It will also look to get EU 
>approval to import its genetically modified crop varieties from the 
>US and South America into Europe.
>In 2012, Germany's BASF halted the development of genetically 
>modified crops in Europe and moved its European research operations 
>in this area to the US.
>Welcome home, corporate industrial science.
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