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Forum Post: Democracy Now featuring Monsanto Protection Act

Posted 1 year ago on April 3, 2013, 1:44 p.m. EST by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL
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http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/2/the_monsanto_protection_act_a_debate

Excellent interview and show...featuring Wenonah Hauter, founder of http://www.FoodandWaterWatch.org

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[-] 7 points by shadz66 (19985) 1 year ago

Re. 'Monsatan', thanx for an excellent post & fyi, I further append :

fiat lux ...

[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (22091) 1 year ago

I find it funny that Americans talk about "freedom" all the time yet they don't seem to care that they have no say over basic things like the food they eat.

What's up with the -281 OTP?

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Kurt Cobain: 'I'd rather be hated for who I am, ... I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.”

You didnt get the memo? Negative points are the new cool

:^)

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (22091) 1 year ago

Great quote. You should be plus a few thousand, but no matter. And, I have a crew of down voters, myself, that follow me around as well. Too bad for them that they want us to remain in the muck. Bunch of psychos.

[-] 2 points by Renneye (3998) 1 year ago

Monsanto plans $400M expansion in Missouri

"ST. LOUIS (AP) — A $400 million expansion planned for the Monsanto Co.'s research center in suburban St. Louis could bring 675 new jobs to the region during the next three years, the company said Tuesday.

The agricultural products company said it will add 36 new greenhouses, offices, laboratory space and "plant growth chambers," which can be programmed to represent any climate around the world. Monsanto plans to build more at its Chesterfield Research Center. Construction is expected to start in August and be completed by 2017, the company said.

Monsanto officials joined Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon Tuesday in making the announcement at the International Bio Convention in Chicago.

The company could receive more than $31 million of state incentives for the expansion if it creates the estimated 675 jobs, the Department of Economic Development said.

"This planned expansion will ensure that our researchers have the facilities they need to discover and develop the next generation of agricultural products," Jerry Steiner, Monsanto's executive vice president for sustainability and corporate affairs said in a news release. "Through this research we can provide valuable tools for farmers who want multiple options that deliver yield sustainability."

Monsanto already has about 1,000 employees, two acres of greenhouses, about 250 laboratories and 122 plant growth chambers at the Chesterfield site. It has a total of about 4,500 employees in Creve Coeur and Chesterfield.

The potential state incentives include $21.6 million through the Missouri Quality Jobs program, which rewards businesses that add jobs with above average wages and health benefits, and $9.5 million through the Missouri Business Use Incentives for Large-Scale Development program, which helps finance infrastructure and equipment costs for big business expansions.

"In Missouri, we take great pride in our state's status as a leader in the biotechnology industry, and Monsanto's $400 million expansion in St. Louis will accelerate our state's continued growth in this area," Nixon said in a news release. "One of the fastest-growing sectors of Missouri's economy is in science and technology, and I remain committed to embracing these industries to transform our economy and create next-generation jobs."

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-04-23/monsanto-plans-400m-expansion-in-missouri

[-] 2 points by jorae28 (8) 1 year ago

I was very disappointed that this was attached to the appropriations bill. No one is saying, who added it...but let me guess. It does state in the measure, it is for only 6 months. Let's hope the over 200,000 signatures...after it was signed...will make sure it is not renewed.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Roy Blunt from Monsantos home state added the language that protects monsanto.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

And the Duopoly all hopped on board right after.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

203 of the needed 218 house votes were Republicans.

It is up to the people to organize massive widespread protests & other actions to change this obscenity.

It's all we have, we can't depend on politicians to do for us.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

And the Senate? And the POTUS?

Theres three parts, ya know. And Dems have controlled 2 of em while we watch these horrific things happen the last 5 years.

And here we were, thinking it was over when Bush's dumb ass finally left office. What a bunch of suckers we were.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Who thought it was over when Bush left office. You? Only a moron thinks the problem is isolated to one party.

The Dems are more disappointing because there is always a few who cave in to support the right wing agenda and always enough bought off by corpoligarchs to vote for conservative anti 99% policies.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

You thought 5 years later the wars would have expanded?

I honestly didnt think that was even possible, much less would happen.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Wars? This thread is about Monsanto.

Do you want to turn the thread into your usual Bash Obama session?

Obama signed the continuing resolution that included the Monsanto protection act.

He sucks!

Ok? Done.

Now can we get beyond the useless whining & complaining and discuss the actions necessary to agitate Obama and ALL politicians repeal it (and all corp immunity laws, cause this ain't the only one right?)

[-] -1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Why would they repeal it? They are paid to pass it, not to repeal it.

The time to repeal all the bullshit was November 6th. The people decided they wanted more of the same.

If the people think that voting for people who accept money from Monsanto, and other big agri/pharma businesses, are going to do anything BUT slam this shit through, then....

I would love to speak about actions with you, but you already said you dont care about numbers and details, so where am I to go now?

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Well if the time WAS nov 6th I guess we can't do anything right?

WRONG!! We do what we are doing!! We don't submit to fear and negativity!! We disregard setbacks and do not succumb to failure.

We continue the good hard work of educating the people, of protesting, petitioning, phoning, boycotting, striking, aiding, fighting.

We have to fight fight fight!!!! Then Win win win!!!!!!

Your not suggesting voting is all that we can do are you? You should study occupy and past protest movements.

Set aside your discouragemment, leave behind the negativity.

Whining and complaining gets us no where fast.

[-] -2 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

I can almost see the spittle flying.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Stop trolling/harassing me!

This post is about Monsanto. Nobody, least of all yoursorry ass has gotten me angry. today.

Comment on the post.

http://www.salon.com/2013/03/27/how_the_monsanto_protection_act_snuck_into_law/

Make yourself useful and take a position on genetically engineered food.

[-] -2 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Yep, I can see it flying now.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Troll engineer!

[-] -2 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Keep manufacturing consent, and I'll keep letting everyone know about it.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

You probably know the definition of that as well as you know the definition of extraordinary rendition.

Stop engineering dissent, take a position on the Monsanto protection act.

[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

The people made the choice of who they wanted to represent them in November. Things like this are to be expected after that disasterous election.

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[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

That or the other 7 corporations that are on the ALEC board that he opened up his pockets for.

[-] -2 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 1 year ago