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France Maintains Key Ban on Monsanto’s GMO Maize Crops

Anthony Gucciardi
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September 17th, 2012
Updated 11/01/2012 at 10:14 pm
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In another massive victory against Monsanto and the spread of genetically modified crops, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayraul has announced that the nation will be maintaining a key ban on the only remaining GMO currently allowed in Europe. Known as Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, or MON810 maize, the original ban was brought forth back in March following the French court’s previous annulment on a November ban.

Thanks to activism by French citizens and serious political outcry, Monsanto is now effectively blocked from Europe’s gigantic marketplace. This is even more true when you consider the fact that France is the largest grower of crops in all of Europe, making it an agricultural behemoth of sorts. With this move by such a large and influential nation, it will surely lead to similar legislation to pop up and succeed throughout the rest of the globe. Of course like with most other decisions regarding Monsanto, even Reuters admits (see first link) that France was under large amounts of pressure to ‘soften’ its stance on GMOs.

This is due to the fact that Monsanto has significant pull when it comes to government around the globe, with the United States in particular being the ‘launch pad’ for the biotechnology movement. We now know thanks to WikiLeaks, in fact, that United States ambassadors have actually threatened nations opposed to Monsanto’s GMO maize crops, going as far as to threaten them with ‘military-style trade wars’. When considering that this is but one leak, it is very concerning.

France has really been leading the charge against Monsanto and going against the political pressure, however, also finding Monsanto guilty of ‘chemical poisoning’ earlier this year. According to the prime minister, the ruling was also part a wider plan to reduce the use of chemicals in farming.

Overall, many countries have taken action against Monsanto and its many harmful creations. Peru has banned Monsanto’s GMOs for a total of 10 years, Hungary uprooted the company’s crops from its farmland, and even California is seeking to label GMOs this November. From Agent Orange (known to kill 400,000 and cause 500,000 plus birth defects) to GMO maize, Monsanto’s time for experimentation may soon be up.

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail France Maintains Key Ban on Monsantos GMO Maize CropsGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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    Apparently the Australian National Food Plan seeks to allow GM foods in Australia, and possibly also to avoid labelling GM content in foods :(

  • Roxygene_Libre

    Pour une fois je suis fière d'être Française !!

    For once I'm proud to be French!

    • Knut

      Why shouldn't you be proud to be French? Beautiful country, good wine, hot girls, there is a lot I like about France :-)

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    It's banned in many European countries actually :)

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    Why does it take so long for safety nets like prop 37 to be put in place, once there wheat based products get thrown on the self I'm pretty much going to avoid all wheat based products till prop 37 goes into action, the bad side effects of there wheat is something to be feared.

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      Michael, For now we are safe ..there are no GMO wheat crops in production.

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        They are growing test plots now, and they are coming out with an aluminum resistant wheat… I guess that is needed as the soils are becoming saturated with the aluminum in the chemtrails they are spraying all over. We get sprayed heavily on days then nothing and then it repeats. They set up weather fronts from the pacific northwest. Read up on geo-engineering and watch the movie free on the net. 'Why are they spraying'…. A real eye opener, yet many people are oblivious to what is overhead right before their eyes. It is not just the seed we have to worry about but the droughts and flooding 'they' have control of. Don't understand why? Read up on 'Agenda 21', kept out of the mainstream media for years, last four presidents have signed it. Now it is being talked about 'some,' but all the web has been put into place quietly while no one knew about it…. People need to get involved locally, the webs are there. They want to take out damns across America 'for the salmon', but in actuality they want to create a shortage of water and who will be able to grow and who won't. Many will go hungry..

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