No thanks: An anti-Monsanto crop circle made by farmers and volunteers in the Philippines.
By Melvyn Calderon/Greenpeace HO/A.P. Images.
Vanity Fair Article..
Yes yes yes, this
This image/article is mind blowing! Monsanto is unbelievably international… checkout the below article from a huge action in 2000 by the Organic Consumers Association about actions against Monsanto in the Philippines. 12 years ago dude, yet Monsanto continues to grow and spread into more areas… and note the list of involved parties at the end of the article.
“Thousands of Asia Farmers May “Evict” Monsanto in Philippines
Thousands of farmers belonging to the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and 20 foreign participants are building to a climax of the “People’s Caravan 2000 - Land and Food Without Poisons” today. After the successful activities in India and Bangladesh, the international Caravan ends today with a massive protest rally against globalization and for genuine agrarian reform to achieve food security, social justice, and land and food without poisons…
“Marginalized communities all over Asia are making a stand against globalization and TNC control of their lives, including increased pesticide use, the onslaught of genetic engineering, increased landlessness, and the erosion of food security,”…
The People’s Caravan 2000 is organized by PAN AP; the Tamil Nadu Women’s Forum and SRED from India; UBINIG and the Nayakrishi Andolon of Bangladesh; and KMP in collaboration with SHISUK (Bangladesh); CIKS and PREPARE (India); Gita Pertiwi (Indonesia); NESSFE (Japan); CACPK (Korea); and Food First (USA).”
also very relevant:
Vandana Shiva:Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity and Sustainable Living
The entire video is a very good summary of, well, “Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Living,” and Shiva does an amazing job of tying this in to the detrimental effects of genetically modified crop and the myth of “productivity” as a justification for GM crops. Shiva was one of the first writings that I came across that really made me challenge the separation between environmental destruction with individuals’ and communities’ lived experience. This struggle is ancient (literally) and increasingly threatening; it has displaced people from their homes, their land, their communities and forced people to surrender to a global market economy based on raw material rather than sustaining ourselves and our land. Currently trying to figure out how to source-check my food/products to see how they are or are not tied into corporations like this. And looking into groups pushing against Monsanto in my area.