Monsanto is trying to infiltrate Vietnam. It already did once because Monsanto was the creator of the agent "Orange," used by the US Military during the Vietnam War which is "estimated to have killed 400,000, deformed 500,000 and sickened another 2 million." Still Vietnamese children are born with birth defects from the exposure to this agent. More details can be found here.
Monsanto has already infiltrated India which has lead to thousands and thousands of farmers committing suicide. Monsanto promises genetically modified crops with higher yields; it also promises farmers that they do not have to use insecticide/pesticide/etc because of the GM crops. The exact opposite is true. Those GM crops, being non-native, fail miserably, especially to pests and insects. For that farmers need to use not only huge quantities of pesticide/insecticide chemicals, but they need to use those that are produced by Monsanto; other chemicals do not work. Also, use of such huge quantities of chemicals lead to more watering of the plants. All these lead to not only huge economic burden for the farmers but also the land and soil become dry and plants fail because of lack of enough water. Result: huge number of suicides by farmers. More details here
Monsanto has created a wave of terror for the small farmers and organic farmers in both the USA and Canada, "In 1996, when Monsanto sold its first patented genetically modified (GMO) seed to farmers, this radically changed the idea of how farmers planted and saved seed. Less than two decades later, Monsanto's aggressive patent infringement lawsuits have created a climate of fear in rural America among farmers." 300,000 (THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND -- that should give you some ideas about how bad Monsanto is; otherwise not so many groups were going to come together) plaintiff groups that include organic farms, farmers, ordinary citizens have come together to pre-emptively sue Monsanto from patenting every seeds on earth and creating a reign of terror. The case has been filed in NY's Federal Court in Manhattan. The preliminary hearing took place on January 31st, 2012. More details can be found here.
We the ordinary people CAN STOP these giant corporations like Monsanto who are trying to rule the world by infringing and patenting the world's natural resources. All we have to do is make some promises:
1. Educate public and especially the farmers of third world countries
2. Do not buy any seeds from companies like Monsanto
3. Do not buy anything from any companies that do business with Monsanto
4. Do not buy any products that are made with genetically modified crops
5. Help and Support the local small-farmers and the organic farmers.
6. Grow one's own at least some vegetables and fruits, in whatever small scale possible.
If the mass population does not buy, then obviously these corporations will not make any profit and will fail.
THE WORLD WITH ALL ITS MYSTERIES AND BEAUTIES AND NATURAL RESOURCES BELONGS TO ALL OF US.
Nature's Inspiration Movie
http://www.flickspire.com/m/HealthierL433/NaturesInspiration -- Nature's Inspiration Movie: The photographs in this short video are from award-winning photographer, Ken Jenkins, and they are breathtaking. However, this video is much more than beautiful photographs! Peggy Anderson has compiled beautiful quotations from the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, and many others that truly capture the beauty of nature and solitude. Absolute must watch for nature lovers.