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SAY No to Monsanto

It’s not surprising to see that the majority of comments praise Mr Rann for not endorsing GM foods. For those very few people who think that we are being robbed for not keeping up with vital technological advances and that there is no proof to the dangers of GM crops: maybe you should do some research that goes beyond Murdoch news. Recently I had the pleasure to see a talk by the famous and well researched Dr Arden Anderson, who clearly outlined significant health issues, not to mention the fact that concerned growers in Canada are warning Australia as to the dangers in going GM.

GM Potatoes Cause Serious Health Damage
Eight years after being conducted, a secret feeding study of Monsanto GM potatoes was finally published which showed that the potatoes caused ‘considerable damage to the organs of the rats in the study’. Dr Irina Ermakova of the Russian Academy of Science said that the GM potatoes were ‘toxic’ to lab rats and ‘cannot be used in the nourishment of people’. Only three animal feeding studies on GM potatoes have been carried out – and they all show negative health effects. Even so, official scientists are still in denial about the emerging scientific evidence on harm and uncertainty of GM crops.
Monsanto Forced to Withdraw GMO Food Safety Claim
The South African Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ordered Monsanto to stop advertising genetically modified foods as being “safe,” ruling that the claims were “unsubstantiated.” At issue was an ad that ran in February in a South African magazine. In February a 1998 Monsanto study conducted in Russia was made public linking genetically engineered potatoes to intestinal cancer.
Moscow Proposes Banning GMO Food in Russia
City legislators and the mayor of Moscow are pushing for a national ban on genetically modified food; “The draft bill bans the production of GM plants used for food, sale of GM food to children under 16 and at hospitals. The army and navy are also banned from purchasing GM food. The legislation binds producers to indicate the amount of genetically modified components on the packaging irrespective of the GM share in the product.”

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