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Wikileaks cable reveals U.S. conspired to retaliate against European nations if they resisted GMOs
Natural news ^ | December 24, 2010 | Mike Adams

Posted on 12/26/2010 3:49:52 PM PST by opentalk

Wikileaks continues to rock the political world by shedding light on conspiracies, corruption and cover-ups. The latest batch of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveals what can only be characterized as a U.S.-led conspiracy to force GMOs onto European countries by making those countries pay a steep price if they resist.

The cable reveals the words of Craig Stapleton, the US ambassador to France, who was pushing the commercial interests of the biotech industry by attempting to force GMOs into France. In his own words (below), he expresses his frustration with the idea that France might pass environmental laws that would hamper the expansion of GMOs:

“Europe is moving backwards not forwards on this issue with France playing a leading role, along with Austria, Italy and even the [European] Commission… Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voice.”

Got that so far? His own words: “Retaliation” as a way to “make [it] clear” that resisting GMOs will have a price.

Stapleton goes on to say something rather incredible:

“Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU since this is a collective responsibility, but that also focuses in part on the worst culprits. The list should be measured rather than vicious and must be sustainable over the long term, since we should not expect an early victory…”

As you read these words again, remember that these are the words of the U.S. ambassador to France who is suggesting the US “calibrate a target retaliation list” in order to “cause some pain across the EU” that must be “sustainable over the long term.”

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To: opentalk

http://rareseeds.com/say_no_to_gmo

Just Say NO to GMO’s

•Riots in Europe over “Frankenfood.”
•Movements worldwide to pass legislation that would prevent gene-altered foods from being sold in grocery stores or at a minimum, to be clearly labeled as GMO (Genetically Modified Organism).
•A major agri-business supplier tries to suppress the results of a study conducted by its own scientists.
•Roundup herbicide used routinely to control weeds by spraying directly on growing food crops, such as corn and soy beans.
•People by the hundreds of thousands turn increasingly to Heirloom seeds to produce their own food.
A Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) results from a discipline called Genetic Engineering which involves taking genes from one species and inserting them into another. For example, genes from an arctic flounder which has “antifreeze” properties may be spliced into a tomato to prevent frost damage. It is impossible to guide the insertion of the new gene. This can lead to unpredictable effects.

The process of creating GMO’s bears no resemblance to traditional breeding techniques. The government’s own Genetic Modification (Contained Use) Regulations admit this when it defines GM as “the altering of the genetic material in that organism in a way that does not occur naturally by mating or natural recombination or both”.

In sharp contrast to hybrids, Heirlooms trace their ancestry back many years to a time when pesticides and herbicides were not in use. As Jere Gettle, the owner of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. puts it, “Basically, an Heirloom seed is one that has been passed down through families and is usually considered to be over 50 years old.” Unlike hybrid GMO’s, which cannot reproduce, Heirloom seeds can be saved and replanted, ensuring a trustworthy supply of family food year after year.

Says Jere, “People are really tired of the way produce in the supermarket tastes. They remember when they were kids and the delicious produce that came from their grandma’s garden. The tomatoes tasted good and the melons were sweet. Everything that they’re bringing in from Mexico and California is picked green and shipped, and it just doesn’t taste like it used to.” Also, people are starting to get more concerned that the nutritional value is gone as well. “More and more allergies keep developing,” Jere added. “And a lot of people think that might have something to do with genetic engineering, all the different chemicals they’re spraying on the foods.”

The bottom line: Until agri-business companies can positively assure the public through replicatable tests that eating GMO food is safe, food that has been genetically modified should be labeled as such, as a bare minimum precaution. This would cost practically nothing and would give consumers a choice, instead of being unwittingly lulled into buying food that might be bad for them.


51 posted on 12/26/2010 5:09:01 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: Iowa Granny; steveo

What I meant by sterile, is sterile in the second generation. I can’t save seeds from the first generation. Those seeds either don’t sprout or they produce something strange. I don’t want seeds that have insecticides in them.


52 posted on 12/26/2010 5:09:18 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Tamar1973

I am not a big fan of Monsanto. And FAR from a Cheerleader.

Neither am I a big fan of misinformation. Every word I posted, IN YOUR ITALICS, is accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Farmers DO have choices. If they don’t want to sign the agreements stating they will not plant bin run seed, they have other choices of seed that is NOT GMO, which doesn’t require signing the agreement to plant.

I said nothing of errant pollen in my post. That’s another line for this discussion. But not one I put on the table.


53 posted on 12/26/2010 5:10:38 PM PST by Iowa Granny (Clintion ruined a dress, but Obama ruined a Nation.)
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To: combat_boots
This is from 2005, folks. Vitamin C. Hello????

Good grief...can't you identify satire when you read it?

54 posted on 12/26/2010 5:13:22 PM PST by Chunga (Go, Sarah, GO!! - Jim Robinson)
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To: opentalk

Wow..
BUMP!


55 posted on 12/26/2010 5:14:54 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

It sounds like you are looking for organic seeds. Each state has a different definition of ‘Organic’ in it’s state code. So be sure to understand what may be organic in one state, may not be in another.

In Iowa, I believe soil MUST NOT have had commercial herbicides and pesticides used on the soil for 3 years before a field can grow certified organic produce. (assuming, of course, that organic seed is planted to this field)

These time limits may vary from one state to another. Be sure to check that the seed you are buying is compatable with your state’s definition of organic.


56 posted on 12/26/2010 5:18:15 PM PST by Iowa Granny (Clintion ruined a dress, but Obama ruined a Nation.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

It is normally expected that the US government protects American interests against foreign conspiracies

Are you joking?

It is not the job of the United States Government to meddle in other countries decisions to further the bottom line of American countries.

If Monsanto has a product people dont want they wont purchase it. that is a foundational precept of capitalism.

Strong-arming by a government in behalf of a client-corporation is at best, a misuse of govenment time, and at worse, way out of line.


57 posted on 12/26/2010 5:25:31 PM PST by Chickensoup (I am no longer Republican or Democrat, I am Conservative.)
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To: Tamar1973
Because people are trying to scare consumers for the benefit of European companies who do not have similarly profitable inventions to their name and whose businesses will have a harder time competing with a very good American product, etc. What's more, they do so at the expense of some very hungry people's lives in countries where crops that do not require spraying to make them insect resistant, and crops with extremely high yields would do a lot of good. Recall the Alar scare some years ago that hit the apple business? The Alar scare was generated by a frenzied media campaign by a company called Fenton Communications, as were a number of other scares, some targetting the dairy business. They take on such work for various special interest groups, namely econuts. I bet Fenton has contracts to stir up a scare about GMOs too.

Who is Fenton?

david fenton
Directed the anti-Bush media blitz for the group September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Radical anti-war protestor and Communist journalist In the 1960s, was a media specialist for the Liberation News Service and a photographer for the Weathermen, a domestic terrorist group [my note: see Obama's buddy Bill Ayers]
In the 1970s, orchestrated the "No Nukes" concerts
In the 1980s, worked in media relations for the Communist regimes of Angola, Nicaragua, and Grenada
His company, Fenton Communications, assists in the public relations strategies for MoveOn.org and Win Without War
-------------This profile [of David Fenton] was adapted from the article titled "Peaceful Tomorrows, Leftists Todays," written by Thomas Ryan and published by FrontPageMagazine.com on March 17, 2004.
Oh, and look what I just found:

Just as I thought:

1989 : (GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS SCARE-- See FENTON COMMUNISCATIONS, FAMINE IN AFRICA ) Since 1989, Fenton and his company, Fenton Communications, has been largely preoccupied with creating media strategies for left-wing groups, including one of his primary clients, Environmental Media Services. Its anti-biogenetic message, which claims that genetically engineered foods are dangerous to eat, has made millions of dollars for Fenton's clients, which include such health food producers as: Whole Foods Markets, Honest Tea, Kashi Cereal, Green Mountain Coffee, and Rodale Press, a magazine publisher of periodicals concerning organic gardening and foods.
This approach has also worked for ice cream producers Ben & Jerry's, another client of Fenton's. Starting with a series of press conferences in the late 1990s, Environmental Media Services promoted the idea that a hormone given to dairy cows to produce milk could cause cancer, despite the fact that the FDA had shown the hormone to be safe. Ben & Jerry's ice cream stood to gain from the bad press aimed at the dairy industry because their ice cream is made with hormone-free milk. --------This profile [of David Fenton] was adapted from the article titled "Peaceful Tomorrows, Leftists Todays," written by Thomas Ryan and published by FrontPageMagazine.com on March 17, 2004.

58 posted on 12/26/2010 5:29:03 PM PST by piasa
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To: opentalk

‘outrage among many food and agriculture researchers, NGOs and activists.’

Otherwise known as environmentalist wackos, enemies of the US, and destroyers of the American economy.


59 posted on 12/26/2010 5:29:16 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Conservative Tsunami

Yep - big old corporate whores masquerading as “diplomats”. I wonder how much money they are getting from the big agri companies or what cushy jobs they will roll into once the diplomatic gig is up. DC is nothing but a revolving door...

Don’t forget ADM as well - Archer Daniel Midlands.


60 posted on 12/26/2010 5:30:57 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: Chickensoup

‘It is not the job of the United States Government to meddle in other countries decisions to further the bottom line of American countries.’

If the other countries are making economic war upon our citizens, it is very definitely the duty of the US government to defend us against these attacks.


61 posted on 12/26/2010 5:35:05 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Chunga

“satire”

True. I could have found better articles.

“The first step towards a ban on all competing natural products on an international scale was the EU Directive on Supplements that was approved by the European Parliament earlier this year.

The proposed EU Laws also threaten the access to high dosage vitamins in the Unite States via international trade harmonization.

Did you know that there are now 16 European states promoting the European Directive on supplements in the Codex Alimentarius Commission to become the new “world standards” for vitamins?

Did you know that until now only the US and New Zealand with one vote each are opposing this model against the 16 EU States (1 vote each!)?”

http://www.toolsforhealing.com/cd/SpecialArticles/HeadlineArticles/HealthFreedoms.html

See “Free Trade of the Americas Agreement (FTAA)”

http://www.alca-ftaa.org/

Codex Alimentarius, which was stopped in the US in December, 2009, and passed in December, 2010, in S510.


62 posted on 12/26/2010 5:35:56 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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By the way- Fenton's company also came up with the "General Betray-us" ad against General Petraeus and the surge. see:

Ken Blackwell: A Chemical Scare Campaign Is Good Business for Some American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2009 | Ken Blackwell Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2009 3:06:23 AM by neverdem. Link is HERE

63 posted on 12/26/2010 5:36:02 PM PST by piasa
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To: AlmaKing

Yeah, except they think they should have free access to OUR markets. But their government passes laws blocking our products for imaginary reasons.

That isn’t free trade, or forcing our product.


64 posted on 12/26/2010 5:40:40 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

That is one of the stupidest arguments I’ve read recently on FR and I’ve read a lot of stupid stuff.

France is not making economic war - they just don’t want to be pressured to accept GMO’s - and last time I checked - that’s their choice.

Monsanto is a multi-national corp (I wouldn’t classify it as a US co) that has very, very deep tentacles. They are NOT good and they don’t give a rat’s a$$ about the US.


65 posted on 12/26/2010 5:40:55 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
They are not making economic war against our citizens.

A corporation is manipulating the USG administration to force other countries to accept their products.

When the USG forgets its basic constitutional duties it is an embarrassment to us all.

66 posted on 12/26/2010 5:46:06 PM PST by Chickensoup (I am no longer Republican or Democrat, I am Conservative.)
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To: khnyny

If foreign countries conspire together to exclude US products because they can’t compete it is definitely economic war. This was also true of the US embargo against Japan in 1941, which resulted in Pearl Harbor, which was not justified, but was motivated by the embargo. They don’t call such activities ‘Trade Wars’ for nothing.


67 posted on 12/26/2010 5:47:47 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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1989 : (ALAR SCARE -- See FENTON, WWW) One of Fenton's most publicized achievements was his 1989 attack against the producers of Alar, a preservative used in apples that he  erroneously reported as carcinogenic. The misinformation Fenton fed to the news media triggered mass hysteria and caused the apple industry to lose over $200 million in revenue. Later, in a memo uncovered by the Wall Street Journal, Fenton bragged, "We designed [the campaign against Alar] so that revenue would flow back to the Natural Resources Defense Council from the public." The Natural Resources Defense Council was another of Fenton's primary clients.  --------This profile [of David Fenton] was adapted from the article titled "Peaceful Tomorrows, Leftists Todays," written by Thomas Ryan and published by FrontPageMagazine.com on March 17, 2004.
68 posted on 12/26/2010 5:49:43 PM PST by piasa
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To: Chickensoup

It is a lie to say that we are trying to force our products on anyone. Do you know of any plans to send an occupying army to France to make them buy these seeds? They are using force to exclude our products. Under our Constitution American corporations are ‘persons’, with the same rights as you and I.


69 posted on 12/26/2010 5:53:17 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: opentalk

For a primer on GMO (genetically modified organism) used in the food chain and touching on other areas like medicines, I suggest ‘The Future of Food 2004’ about 90 minutes long. Netflix has it on ‘watch now’ besides mail order.

Pay close attention @ 6 minutes concerning how our Founding Father handled patents and later on how Monsanto and the US Supreme Court changed them. If you don’t understand any or all the aspects of GMO, you will after watching this documentary and be given the foundational information you need to follow along with today’s news and current events.

Scary.


70 posted on 12/26/2010 5:53:46 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: opentalk
How could these foreign governments end up being “urged” in the first place? Do not the “leftists” believe that US defense spending is way too much (In terms of GDP) and should emulate the Europeans, who provide sufficient funds to “defend” themselves? How could the “leftists” be so wrong?
71 posted on 12/26/2010 5:55:08 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

It is a lie to say that we are trying to force our products on anyone. Do you know of any plans to send an occupying army to France to make them buy these seeds? They are using force to exclude our products. Under our Constitution American corporations are ‘persons’, with the same rights as you and I.

_______________
Corporations are “legal fictions” and probably one of the largest economic mistakes made in this country.

Force here means to use different sanctions to punish countries who do not open their borders to GMO products.

sooo...if you dont buy what I am sellling and I prevent your daughters and sons from getting the shoes and coats they need this winter...heck I didnt really FORCE you. Hey, you had a choice.


72 posted on 12/26/2010 5:59:00 PM PST by Chickensoup (I am no longer Republican or Democrat, I am Conservative.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Most of the information that has been released is public knowledge. Much of this information has appeared in the international section of the Wall Street Journal over the years.

My take is that the generic media see no reason to report news - If it does not bleed it does not lead.

With the publication of this “leaked” information the MSM is realy being forced/shamed into doing its job and educating many Americans.

73 posted on 12/26/2010 5:59:13 PM PST by DanZ
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Most of the information that has been released is public knowledge. Much of this information has appeared in the international section of the Wall Street Journal over the years.

My take is that the generic media see no reason to report news - If it does not bleed it does not lead.

With the publication of this “leaked” information the MSM is really being forced/shamed into doing its job and educating many Americans.

74 posted on 12/26/2010 5:59:24 PM PST by DanZ
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To: piasa

Thank you for your informative posts!


75 posted on 12/26/2010 5:59:42 PM PST by Netizen
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To: Iowa Granny
"It sounds like you are looking for organic seeds. Each state has a different definition of ‘Organic’ in it’s state code. So be sure to understand what may be organic in one state, may not be in another."

I don't want homosexual GMO seeds.

Based on your answer, it is apparent you do not understand what GMO seeds are. I do not need my State to tell me what its definition of organic is. Like some bureaucrat would know. LOL

Aren't all seeds created by God, organic?

"In Iowa, I believe soil MUST NOT have had commercial herbicides and pesticides used on the soil for 3 years before a field can grow certified organic produce. (assuming, of course, that organic seed is planted to this field)"

Based on this statement, a GMO seed would pass the "organic" test. Just grow them on untreated soil and voila! organic, all natural veggies.

76 posted on 12/26/2010 6:06:00 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Thank you for the link :-)


77 posted on 12/26/2010 6:14:14 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: khnyny
Monsanto is a multi-national corp (I wouldn’t classify it as a US co) that has very, very deep tentacles. They are NOT good and they don’t give a rat’s a$$ about the US.

Absolutely! There are many people on this forum sadly misguided.

There are institutions that have no interest whatsoever in the US taxpayer except what they can rape them for, and Monsanto is one of them; no different than Goldman Sachs. One may call this capitalism, but when the threshold is transgressed it becomes something else.

There are indeed some on this forum who do realize how companies cave to Obama et.al. And that is what the lobby power is all about. There really is a corrupt government-business cabal subverting the independence of the taxpayer in the US. It was called Fascism.

Monsanto is not a friend of any who don't work for them.

Big big mistake for those who claim to be conservative, then blindly support certain big businesses. This is a primary reason for dismantling the power and authority of leftist centralized government.

78 posted on 12/26/2010 6:18:07 PM PST by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: Chickensoup

‘Force here means to use different sanctions to punish countries who do not open their borders to GMO products.’

Failure to open their borders to our products is in violation of their treaty obligations to our government. They are using this ultra-left GMO fantasy to justify violating their sworn word to our nation. We are not seeking anything more than the right to compete with their inferior products, a right we have under the law. No one is being required to buy anything, merely to allow our goods on their markets. If they don’t like it, we can say that French wine is contaminated, and forbid its importation.


79 posted on 12/26/2010 6:20:14 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Umm, speaking of ultra-left - check out Soros’ holdings:

http://www.marketfolly.com/2010/03/soros-fund-managements-portfolio-adds.html


80 posted on 12/26/2010 6:25:18 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: jnsun

The overwhelming majority of Monsanto stockholders and employees are American citizens. The free market system is the ideal American economic system. To the extent that the government is involved in the management of American business it is fascism, which is why most economic regulation should be eliminated.


81 posted on 12/26/2010 6:25:55 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: khnyny

Sounds like he thinks Monsanto is a good buy. Whatever else may be said about Soros, he has demonstrated himself to be a shrewd investor. They idea that we should act against an American enterprise because he has a few shares of its stock is pretty funny.


82 posted on 12/26/2010 6:29:54 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
Based on your answer, it is apparent you do not understand what GMO seeds are.

Oh, I understand 100%. I grow seed. I sell seed. I UNDERSTAND.

I do not need my State to tell me what its definition of organic is. Like some bureaucrat would know. LOL

So you think it would be just fine to have NO organic standards? So somebody could just go out and harvest seed, put it up for sale, and label it organic,, eventhough it isn't organic,, you think that would be okay?

Don't sell your state gov't officials short. Your state Dept of Ag has knowledgable people who are dedicated to labeling seed factually. I'm not much on gov't mucky mucks, either. But someone has to be the watchdog. And someone has to be authorized to hold dishonest seed sales to account.

Aren't all seeds created by God, organic?

Not if they've had commercial herbicides and pesticides used in the growing process.

Based on this statement, a GMO seed would pass the "organic" test. Just grow them on untreated soil and voila! organic, all natural veggies.

B I N G O ! ! ! Not many people have figured that loophole out, but you did!! If you have a list of GMO vegetables seeds available for commercial sales, I'd appreciate receiving it.

83 posted on 12/26/2010 6:39:33 PM PST by Iowa Granny (Clintion ruined a dress, but Obama ruined a Nation.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Is Barak Obama a GMO? No birth certificate, refers to self as mongrel.


84 posted on 12/26/2010 6:41:14 PM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Really?

Monsanto Facilities Round the World

Monsanto is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States, and has locations in multiple locations around the world. The locations are variously administrative and sales offices, manufacturing plants, seed production facilities, research centers, and learning centers – all part of the corporate focus on agriculture and supporting farmers.

By having locations close to our customers, we are better able to experience the needs of those customers, to understand the pressures confronting them and to develop innovations tailored to their needs.

For information about Monsanto locations, select the country of interest from the list.
North / Central America

* Canada
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85 posted on 12/26/2010 6:43:21 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: opentalk

It’s actually nice to see the U.S. support GMOs globally. Probably happened under Bush insteaqd of 0bama, though...


86 posted on 12/26/2010 6:43:43 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK

Sort of like the initial reactions of Europeans to new world foods.


87 posted on 12/26/2010 6:44:52 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Party is shovel ready)
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To: Southack

Clinton.


88 posted on 12/26/2010 6:45:10 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Soros is an opportunist who would do business with the Devil himself if he found it of some benefit. In fact, he did, during WW2 - Soros helped the Nazis transport Jews to concentration camps, and yes, Soros is Jewish. Soros’ rationale at the time was that someone would have done it so why not him? I believe he later wrote that it was one of the best and happiest times of his life.


89 posted on 12/26/2010 6:52:04 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: khnyny

Soros is a scumbag! Not everything he buys is trash. If he buys a glass of milk, does that mean I shouldn’t buy milk?


90 posted on 12/26/2010 6:58:54 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Lol. Actually, I believe Soros is pushing Koolaid - please, feel free to drink up!


91 posted on 12/26/2010 7:05:32 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
GM foods not served in Monsanto cafeteria

...there is a notice in the cafeteria of the Monsanto pharmaceutical factory is High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, advising customers 'as far as practicable, GM soya and maize (has been removed) from all food products served in our restaurant. We have taken the steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve.'

92 posted on 12/26/2010 7:06:36 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

GMO.....a global fascist scam one step shy of GLobal Warming....


93 posted on 12/26/2010 7:06:42 PM PST by mo
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To: Tamar1973
GMO are not labeled so your snarky comment about literacy is out of place.

In the US and Canada there is no law requiring them to be labeled.

European governments require the labeling and the producers comply.

94 posted on 12/26/2010 7:20:24 PM PST by wideawake
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To: CWW
Powder..patch..ball..FIRE!

The problem is that genetically modified crops produce sterile seeds. So the farmers have to keep buying new seed (from Monsanto) every year.

Incorrecto. The seeds retain the traits, keeping seed and replanting without paying is the issue.

95 posted on 12/26/2010 7:25:41 PM PST by BallandPowder
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To: opentalk

897,813 at $66.60 a share is less than $60 million.


96 posted on 12/26/2010 8:02:50 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Tamar1973

” If you plant a non Monsanto crop and some of your crop gets contaminated w/ pollen from your neighbors GMO crop and you try to save or resell your seeds, Monsanto will come down on you like a ton of bricks and sue you for “copyright infringement” and take you to the cleaners. “

That’s interesting.

Can you point me to some examples for further reading?


97 posted on 12/26/2010 8:26:43 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot
Thanks

Should of linked it, from

Democrats give one more big favor to George Soros

98 posted on 12/26/2010 8:42:17 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Toddsterpatriot
--Billionaire investor George Soros’ hedge fund bought 897,813 shares of Monsanto — his second-largest holding on a dollar basis — during the third quarter, The Wall Street Journal reports. The position is now valued at $312.6 million.

Read more: Soros buys 897,813 Monsanto shares | St. Louis Business Journal--

He must of already held shares prior to recent purchase.

99 posted on 12/26/2010 8:50:19 PM PST by opentalk
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To: wideawake
General Moly! A buying opportunity.
100 posted on 12/26/2010 8:53:35 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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