BREAKING NEWS!!! Brazil …..


BREAKING NEWS!!! Brazil .....

Brazil Judge Rules against Monsanto over Seed Agreements

The background to this story is that last year the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled that Monsanto had collected royalties from farmers illegally for its RR1 soybeans and that the company must refund the farmers.

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http://www.nature.com/news/monsanto-may-lose-gm-soya-royalties-throughout-brazil-1.10837

Monsanto then reached a deal with Famato and other farmers’ unions. The deal was that farmers who wanted to plant RR2 Intacta soybeans would sign an agreement with Monsanto at point of purchase, waiving their rights to a refund of the illegally collected royalties.

Any farmer who signed the agreement would also be signing away other important rights. He would grant Monsanto the right to enter and inspect his property at any time. The farmer would be left completely vulnerable to ANY decisions the company might make, including royalty fee increases or having part of his harvest confiscated – and he would agree not to sue Monsanto at any time. At the same time, the company does not guarantee a yield increase from RR2 Intacta.

The farmer would also agree to “the declaration of principles that recognise the intellectual property rights on agricultural technologies”. This contravenes Brazilian seed law, which protects farmers’ rights to save seed and to use or sell the products of their own cultivation. In short, the agreement put Monsanto’s interests above Brazilian law and deprived farmers of their rights.

In the latest ruling on 11 October, the judge blocked Monsanto’s demands that farmers sign the agreement as a condition to buy RR2. The judge said that Monsanto is unfairly taking advantage of its favorable position in the market as the only technology provider of Intacta RR2, in forcing farmers to “to comply with clauses that are burdensome, if not illegal” as a condition of purchasing the product. In addition, the judge said that Monsanto’s agreement may contravene Brazilian consumer law.

A Brazilian source told GMWatch that Monsanto is experiencing growing resistance to its methods in Brazil: “As in the USA, farmers who prefer to cultivate non-GM soybeans to avoid the complications are frequently accused of delivering GM-contaminated soybeans. A test is made by a Monsanto technician when the soybeans arrive at the silos. If the result is positive, the farmer can’t verify the accuracy of the test.”

Source: http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/10/13/brazil-judge-rules-against-monsanto-over-seed-agreements/

#Brazil #MatoGrosso #farmers #Monsanto #SeedAgreements #SeedContracts #SinopRuralUnion #gmo #RR2 #Intactasoybeans #BoycottGMOs #LabelGMOs #sustainablepulse #gmofreecanada #gmofreeusa

What are GMOs or genetically modified organisms?

GMOs consist of crops that have had their DNA altered in order to survive deadly weed killers. Some GMO crops have been engineered to produce their own pesticides. According to the The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), genetically modified foods pose a serious risk to our health based on animal studies. Many of these animals fed GMOs had infertility problems, increase in allergies, immune problems, changes in their organs and accelerated aging…just to name a few.

Does it sound like it’s a good idea to feed these man-made creations to humans? I mean, seriously!! Many countries around the world see GMOs as a serious health risk and have banned or significantly restricted their use in the food supply. Sadly, the United States continues to corrupt our food supply.

Source: http://www.thepaleosecret.com/2012/07/27/say-no-to-gmo/

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Monsanto to be slain by Brazilian farmers?

Published on Jun 15, 2012

The agriculture giant Monsanto says their mission is improving agriculture and improving lives. Monsanto, the world’s second largest producer of genetically modified seeds, has waged war on small farmers by suing hundreds of them over alleged patent infringement. But in Brazil, farmers are suing the company because they say that Monsanto claims unfair annual royalties for renewal harvest of their seeds. 

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

11 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS!!! Brazil …..

  1. Oh This is good news (hopefully). But, forgive me, in your last paragraph I felt you muddied the waters a bit. Whether GMO has any harnful side effects is a scientific issue, something that mankind will have to sort out. The real issue here is the way that Monsanto does business at home and abroad; knowing as they do, they have the full (and even military) backing of the American Goverment.

    For example; there is a clause in the new consitution of Iraq that makes it illegal for any Iraqi farmer to grow any crops who’s seeds do not come from Monsanto. During the invasion, the coalition forces were ordred to destroyall the seed stores in the country. Seeds of democracy? Do me a favour!

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    • TY for the visit and the comment.
      I agree fully with you. GMOs at least do have harmful effects of the lab animals that are used for experimentation.
      Another important thing is that companies like Monsanto won’t send GMO products overseas to the countries that don’t want them.
      They keep them here for us.

      That’s a perfect example of what you just stated about the way they do business. Again, TY for your comment and critique. 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on Ace Food & Health News and commented:
    #AceFoodNews great post DRX and good news for the Brazil but still so much in the offing as day after day Monsanto patents even more ,also what about the seed bank? Who has got control over their use ,should the day come when people exceed resources? #SayNo2GMO

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