Perhaps you’ll join the parents in Hawaii who have had enough of Biotech’s bullying. In Monsanto’s latest chess move to infiltrate the islands, known as Ground Zero for GMOs, the biotech giant has sent home a permission slip with students at Waialua Elementary School on the North Shore of O’ahu in an attempt to buy community support through infiltration of the school’s activities and curriculum.
Our schools, after all, could be next. Do you really want Monsanto doing school plays about the ‘benefits’ of pesticides and herbicides? Are you ready for the biotech industry to ‘educate’ your children while they spray cancer-causing chemicals in fields that are less than 2 miles from where your children play?
In Waialua, Monsanto is sponsoring bike safety week, and has donated $30,000 to the school. Fourth-graders brought home the following permission slip for their parents to sign:
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35 thoughts on “Monsanto Trying to Use Student Photos to Raise Support for Pesticides, GMOs”
This is total BS – Monsanto employees volunteered their time to promote bicycle safety at this grade school and the permission slip was merely to use photos in company PR to promote their corporate giving and volunteering efforts. Twist the truth all you want but you just look like a fear monger and an ideologue who is afraid to have an actual discussion using facts because you know you don’t have any.
Surely Chrissy wouldn’t lie just to bash Monsanto? LOL, you must be new here this is what here articles typically look like.
Actually the community has the final say towards the safety of their children, unless you think monsanto owns them, or the Gov?
Promoting bicycle safety, while spraying toxic pesticides on and around school property?
Could be considered a conflict of interests since both are being brought to you by Monsanto. Red flag or just coincidence?
If I was a parent there, I’d give them a hard time also.
Tell us what you really think, as in mature and honest discussion.
LOL, so you can’t even put aside your issues for people to teach kids safety? That is sad you must be a very angry person you should really have that looked at.
The community consists of people, make your point.
I’m angry, or I’m not stupid?
It looks like I merely made a point for further discussion and your demanding that I toe the line?
So parents don’t have a right to voice their concerns?
I could use the dictionary to twist and throw the blame onto you also.
Let me state again, honest and mature discussion.
It is very sad indeed…
You act as if convicted child molesters were teaching bicycle safety to these kids. They were members of the community, friends and neighbors who they work for is not the issue especially if they weren’t forcing ideas or beliefs on them. That would be like a hurricane victims asking where the aid comes from before accepting it.
What in the heck are you talking about? Monsanto is full of baby rapers, didn’t know that one.You shouldn’t make statements like that, I’ll disregard that statement unless you can provide proof of it.
Is being a concerned citizen is a crime?
The community is responsible and they continually provide us with their support by raising relevant questions and ensuring that their children are kept safe.
Bicycle safety and adults ringing the corporate bell don’t coincide, ie folks driving 900 miles an hour through residential neighborhoods to be on time to hit the corp time clock. Unless folks slow down, the children are in danger anyways.
Good point, the true danger lies within those presumed mature, responsible adults, that are blindly struggling through life after the big buck relying on strangers to train and educate their children.
I actually think the monsanto issue is a good thing, they are bringing the communities back together. Folks will start being more active locally and supportive of their neighbors.
So much for your mature and honest discussion. Why even lie about Monsanto? Now you have proved that your aren’t angry or stupid — your both!!!
Answer the question, who should have the ultimate concern for their children?
Monsanto is a lie, the only truth is that it is solely based on profit and that is the main function. Reality!!
What have you done for your local community or country, other than post garbage on the internet.
You don’t respect but yet you expect it?
Show support to a corrupt monopoly instead of share a local communities concerns?
Go live in monsanto land, it’s right next to mcdonald land, let the real men care for their local family and friends.
I’m sorry for mentioning that controversial topic here, please all accept my apologies, that should have not been mentioned here in any context.
GMO Roberts, I’m just having fun here, I already know the deal. We can post here as much as we feel.
Please enjoy your GMO’s and your buddies at monsanto.
I’ll continue to support my friends and family at the local levels.
The local farmers and rural communities need our help, they are under attack by these corporate giants.
I’m sorry if you think the best keeper for your community is an entity that doesn’t truthfully have any cares for the locals. They have done nothing that people couldn’t do themselves, which doesn’t make them hero’s, it just means the communities need to become aware and learn to stand on their own.
Profit driven ideologies aren’t held to moral or ethical standards. the standards are owned by the shareholders.
Research the frankfurt institute.
The true basis for morals are the communities and the traditional histories that each individual and family has to offer. The balance of ethics and survival are determined through experience and knowledge, which is the duty of every individual within the community. They are doing their duty by questioning and keeping the wolves at bay.
The future is the children and realizing who their best keepers are.
I’m sorry you are blind to economic facts and obvious realities.
Open your eyes, the writing is on the wall. True value lies within the land, we are the earth’s keepers. the environmental impacts are well documented and research within a controlled environment should be conducted. Do you need me to post links that state we are the guinea pigs, does the use of people as an experimentation project express any morals and would you truthfully hold them as your children’s keepers? The research argument, ahh only 1 rat died so that means we can feed GMO’s to your children, what if 1 child died? but we are talking rats, right?
You have been on here insulting everything and everybody, but I give you a little guff…
You might do some historical research and studies, your morals and ethics seem to be inline with the shareholders.
I can admit when I’m wrong and I can accept the ideas of others. But again this is inline with, what’s best for the community.
LOL, very comfortable with the support that I’m able to give my community and glad to do so. Strange how you throw insults when you have no real clue about me. As for Monsanto, sure they are for profit what company isn’t? That really is kinda stupid of you to even wonder about that. It is also stupid to connect Monsanto and gmos to McDonald’s. Gmos are so much more, but you are to blinded to realize that. As far as myself, I don’t really care much for Monsanto, but do respect what they have done for the advancement of agriculture. I also respect what they give back to local communities. If making money was their only goal, they wouldn’t do such things. You are just to obtuse to realize such things.
Actually, earthquake victims in Haiti did refuse USAID donations of gmo seed, crop and foods. They did opt out of being forceably poisoned. They were informed consumers.
I’m assuming you mean the Monsanto seed donations. Monsanto never offered any gmo seeds to them, just non gmo hybrids. The donation was approved by the ministry of agriculture and was sent to them.
How is teaching kids about the dangers of pesicides and the companies that SHOVE them on the people NOT an issue of teaching kids safety? I’d rather my children wear a helmet I bought and enjoy a garden I helped make than take a handout from the devil, whatever face it wears today.
That helmet will do them a lot of good if you don’t tell to watch out for traffic. Sounds like your teaching could use monsantos help.
start connecting the dots the above video should help. Even though everyone here knows your a paid dis info shill.
No doubt about it, I would love to get paid for do something I believe so strongly in. Funny how anyone that doesn’t agree with you must be getting paid.
EXCELLENT article. Thank you especially for the petition link. I signed and included other information n the letter as well.
The article also brought to mind Monsanto’s scams in India, where its lies about Bt cotton are causing farmers to commit bankruptcy-related suicide. More relevant to Hawaii’s children, though, Monsanto had to issue a formal reply to protests of its exploitation of children in its Bt cotton industry in India.
Fascist Monsanto has no problem in cynically using children – but a bribe of a shiny new bike helmet doesn’t make up for a sick or dead child. It’s disgusting that Monsanto is spraying its carcinogenic biocide within a one-mile radius of schools.
Thanks again for a great article.
Yes the poor farmers on India, thanks to gmo cotton they now are the worlds largest cotton producer. You should really look into these claims to find out the real reasons, oh wait then you couldn’t mindlessly be against all of these things.
bill gates agenda. you are a paid shill gmo roberts.
yt search bill gates gmo chemtrail connection. Start connecting the dots…………….
There are no chemtrails.
try geoengineering dot org or one of the many other chemtrail truth websites and pull your head out and look at the skies!
You obviously know nothing about meteorology and atmospheric science. There has been and never will be chemtrails. They are only officially called contrails, every single one of them. Every one containing water vapor that was heated as it passes through an engine, heated and fast becomes ice crystals as it comes in contact with the -40º temps and they can hang around for a while before dissipating. There is nothing else in them.
I wish chemtrails were a fairy tale but they’re real.
The Govt already admitted they are spraying the atmosphere.
You need to catch up with the news.
ever hear of cloud seeding? that is only done with smaller planes, not jets, is used in hopes to bring rainfall or to reduce hail risk if conditions permit. and is done at low altitudes. You must be mixed up with that.
High-Bypass Turbofans DO NOT Produce Contrails.
They do under certain conditions. Quite often as you are flying above 35,000 ft most passenger jets do produce contrails when enough moisture is present at that altitude. All Turbofans draw in moisture with the air when operating, the heat that is expelled contains moisture vapor so as soon as that vapor hits the air in those altitudes where it is -30 or lower it refreezes and those ice crystals are what you see.
I agree but they would be very rare because all the conditions have to be just right.
pay no attention to the man behind the curtain and go back to your brain washing propaganda tel lie vision.
You should do an article about what Monsatan has done to 4-H!!!
My son did a great presentation countering the wonders of gmo/biotech farming. So many more interested in his display.
Gee Frank, you sound like my dad! My old man had a fit when BHA & BHT came into our food supply. Funny thing is, if your an adult your a kook! Can’t say that to kids. I haven’t been in 4-H since 1998, and Monsatan hasn’t gotten there claws into our Pleasant Valley Chapter yet, but not because they’re not trying. LOL I guess 4-H here has more knowledgeable parents than our FFA does. I hope you son is doing that at county fairs!