#EndMonsanto. 👊🏼 #TOMORROW 12pm at Bryant Park in NYC, join the global fight to March Against Monsanto! 🌎 Who is Monsanto? Monsanto is a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation based in the US. They are the world’s leading producer of Roundup®, a herbicide with the active ingredient #glyphosate. ❌Glyphosate has been deemed carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organization.❌ Monsanto is also the largest producer of genetically engineered (GE) seeds on the planet, accounting for over 90% of the GE seeds planted globally in 2003. 🌱Monsanto introduced a genetically modified product (Roundup Ready Soybeans) that were resistant to Roundup. The first crops introduced were soybeans, followed by corn in 1998. “Roundup Ready” crops greatly improved a farmer’s ability to control weeds, since glyphosate could be sprayed in the fields without harming their crops.
Roundup Kills Everything except the genetically engineered crop. The seeds are engineered to resist the Roundup herbicide and further, the toxic (weed killing) residue of Glyphosate remains on the Roundup Ready seeds are genetically modified to withstand the herbicide toxicity. 🌱This is the primary purpose of ALL genetically modified seeds; resist pest’s – drought – and most importantly pesticide and herbicide.
Are you getting this? Seeds that are “Roundup Ready” survive Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide while killing everything around it.
WOW – Great Idea right? WRONG! When these crops are harvested, they contain high levels of glyphosate. Millions of gallons of this have been sprayed all across the U.S. – for years! 😷Corn crops are treated this way too. The Corn is fed to animals, used in cereal and many other products… in fact, you probably know that corn products are in 75% of the things you buy at the grocery store and all of these products have traces of herbicide. ❌🌽❌ Monsanto has developed chemical products which have become controversial or been banned, including DDT, Agent Orange, Bovine Growth Hormone or PCBs. 💀 via whoisMonsanto.com #MAMNYC #TheCleanEatingChick