21 February, 1999
Subject: MIAMI CIRCLE VICTORY + SIGN ON FOR WHALE BOYCOTT + The meek fight for their
inheritance + Monsanto political clout in the US + U.S. Consumer Report Cites Unsafe
Pesticide Levels and more!
After receiving some complaints that lately my emails were focussing a bit too much
on too many bad news, I want to reaffirm that I don't want to overwhelm people with
too many such bad news or hard-to-face information since many would like also an
equal focus on the positive and spiritual side of things - a though balancing act sometimes
with so many horror stories coming my way that also need some attention. So I've
put together this GOOD NEWS email to first celebrate a bit a sweet and most unexpected
victory regarding the Stonehenge circle in Miami which *HAS BEEN SAVED*! Also I've included
another potential success story - an action to stop a native American Indian tribe,
the Makah of Washington state, from killing grey whales, as suggested by our friend Sue Arnold. Let's give it a go!
And I forward to you a great story about how people in India are fighting back globalization
and multinational monsters like Monsanto killing the environment in India on which
the survival of hundreds of millions of children, women and men depends in this crowded country. And they are succeeding! Now if we could just do our part here in
the first world and get these criminals behind bars along with all the corrupted
politicians who support them, we would render a great service to the world. And talking
about the political clout of these corporate criminals, check the newspaper article from
the Guardian in London. Astounding but true!
And talking about something astounding, check also the website that a magician put
together (see at the bottom of this email).
Jean Hudon Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000
P.S. I intend to prepare more good news and inspiring spiritual emails as well --
coming your way sometime soon. But I'll also keep you posted on the other stories
and issues exposed recently.
MIAMI CIRCLE UPDATE
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999
From: Master Ho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: We Won -- Miami Circle!!!
Ho... Just in hot off the net....
The Miami-Dade County Commission just voted ten to one, To file the Eminent Domain
Law Suit to SAVE the Miami Circle !!! County Mayor Alex Penelas went to court and
got a judge to issue a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the developer, Michael
Baumann from any construction or excavation on the site !!!!!!!!!
GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!
HO NOTE: I also heard that CNN showed the circle for the first time on the news this
last Wednesday and I saw it for the first time on local news today. That means that
the media has finally gotten a hold of the story and that, with this much coverage,
the circle will have even more public support and protection.
Don't EVER let anyone tell you that individuals can't make a difference because this
all happened because, in every step of the process, individuals worked to alert other
individuals...until a huge group was formed and action was taken.....as Stargate
says: GREAT JOB EVERYONE.....AND THANK-YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP!!!
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999
From: Barbara Wolf <email@example.com>
Hello, this is Barbara,
Here is an update from Don Morris (Peaceguy) who has on his web site the petition
to save the Miami Circle (Stonehenge), which, on Wednesday I asked you to sign. -------
Barbara, the response to my site was so great that it crashed my domain server. That
is the first time you will ever hear me say that (crashing the server) is great.
The Miami Commission voted to save the Circle today (Thursday)!
I want to thank all who participated so far on the petition and I will leave it online
for a while to show the commission that they made the right decision. Anyway, I think
there will be more who will want to sign in support.
It was a big win for everyone!
May Peace Prevail On Earth, Thank You so much for the help! From all of us here in
Don "Peaceguy" Morris
Petition is on http://www.peaceday.org/miamicircle.shtml
From: "sue arnold" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: SIGN ON FOR WHALE BOYCOTT
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 08:23:07 +1000
Hi Jean, I sent this to you about a week ago with a request that you circulate.. I
havent seen it and seeing the traffic you've been dealing with, maybe it got lost
in cyberspace.. Can you pls run it soon, regards Sue Arnold
SIGN ON REQUEST FOR WHALE BOYCOTT
Australians for Animals (AFA) is seeking support for an international boycott of Washington
State apples. We have mounted this boycott to bring a focus to global revulsion
over the efforts of the United States to recommence whaling in that nation's coastal waters. A native American Indian tribe, the Makah of Washington state, has claimed
its questionable treaty right to hunt whales although the tribe hasn't whaled for
over 70 years. Conservation groups have obtained compelling evidence which shows
Japanese interests are behind the bid. Opening up de facto coastal whaling disguised as
indigenous rights is high on the Japanese whaling agenda.
AFA initiated and mounted an historic lawsuit against the US Government to stop the
killing commencing. That lawsuit was lost in Seattle late last year. It is now
waiting in the appeal line before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal. Meantime, Washington
state and Federal US politicians remain deaf to the growing protest over the Makah
hunt. Last year the Makah were unable to go out and hunt because of weather and
a huge flotilla of protest led by Sea Shepherd. In March, we expect the Makah will
again attempt the kill.
We need to stress that their so called quota of some 34 gray whales is not sanctioned
by the International Whaling Commission as the Makah do not comply with the aboriginal
subsistence definition as used by the IWC. We must act to stop the kill . Californian gray whales have lost all their fear of humans, they swim up to small boats allowing
humans to touch them. To be set upon by huge calilbre guns, capable of sinking a
destroyer, as a way to open up trade in the name of indigenous rights is not on.
As we approach the Millenium, it's time we as the human race took a giant step forward
and stopped the killing of cetaceans for whatever reason. We must acknowledge and
finally respect the rights of other species to exist.
This campaign is totally focussed on the rights of whales to exist in peace. We refuse
to take on board the controversy and race based arguments which miss the point.
Whales do not belong to the human species. Their gift of life is not ours to take
away in the name of religion, race or dominion. This is an issue which effects everyone
in Washington state. The best way we can involve this community is to boycott one
of its best known exports - Washington apples. This way, we can highlight the overwhelming international and national repugnance of people who understand that whales are
highly intelligent species. Who are fed up with seeing politicians sit on their
hands and allow animals to be killed to satisfy political agendas. Please sign on
to our boycott. We're not asking for anything other than a signature of support. Your immediate
response would be gratefully received. For the whales, Sue Arnold, Co-ordinator,
Australians for Animals.
Hi Jean, the website for the whale boycott is up... can you pls include it when you
circulate my letter requesting support. The URL is: http://www.boycott-washington.com
With grateful thanks,
Date: Fri, 19 Feb
From: "Mike Nickerson, Inviting Debate" <email@example.com>
Subject: Fwd: Features / The meek fight for their inheritance
Here's an exciting story. Yours, Mike N.
IT IS INDEED A TRULY HEART-WARMING STORY - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO GET AN OPTIMISM BOOST!!
PEOPLE ACTION *DO* MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE
From: "Dave Cull" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Co-op Radio" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 17:27:37 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Fwd: Features / The meek fight for their inheritance
Features / The meek fight for their inheritance
Katharine Inez Ainger reports on the massive rise of the environmental movement in
More than 50 years after India's struggle for independence ended in victory, another
resistance struggle is being waged. Rural India is home to one of the largest, most
dynamic and vocal environmental movements in the world. Subsistence farmers, traditional fisherfolk, tribal peoples (Adivasis), "untouchables" (Dalits), sweatshop workers,
women's groups and ordinary villagers are all vociferously opposing what new coalitions
of environmental and social movements are calling the "recolonisation" by global
corporations and international institutions such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO),
the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
In many important protests and actions these "coalitions of the dispossessed" have
deeply embarrassed state and national governments and made it difficult for transnational
corporations to operate in the country. For all India's rapid modernisation and growing middle classes, 60-70 per cent of the population, or more than 600 million people,
are desperately poor and depend directly on the environment for survival. Environmentalism,
they say, is not so much a luxury, as in the West, but a necessity. "It is the life resource for the two-thirds majority of our population whose subsistence directly
depends on the water, the forests and the land. It is about justice," says Thomas
Kocherry, a leader of the National Fish Workers' Forum.
The new coalitions have mostly emerged since 1992, when India launched its economic
liberalisation regime in the name of "development" and "globalisation". Activists
argue that structural adjustment and neo-liberal reform have created wealth for a
small elite, but deepened poverty for the vast majority and led to a rapid increase in the
rate of destruction of natural resources. A 1997 Gallup poll suggested that two out
of three Indians believe their standard of living has fallen or stagnated after five
years of economic reform. Large corporations, welcomed into the country by a government
keen for foreign investment, have faced extraordinary levels of community resistance
and "Quit India" style campaigning. From the peasant farmers who gathered in huge
numbers outside the Karnataka state government offices and laughed all day at their policies,
to villagers who swore to drown if their river was dammed, to the fishing unions'
strike that involved mass fasting and harbour blockades against industrial overfishing, the protest tactics are as diverse as the movement itself.
Among the largest of the coalitions are the National Alliance of Peoples' Movements
(NAPM), formed from 200 grassroots organisations in 1993, and the Joint Forum of
Indian People Against Globalisation (Jafip), formed in May 1998 by 55 member groups
of farm and labourers unions. Their constituencies number millions and come from a whole
range of backgrounds. Mostly inspired byMahatma Gandhi, they are dedicated to non-violent
civil disobedience and call for a development based on self-reliance and village-level democracy.As a result of the movement, illiterate peasant farmers in some regions
are more likely to have heard of the WTO than the average Briton. Hundreds of thousands
of farmers, labourers, tribal people and industrial workers from all over India gathered last year at a Jafip conference in Hyderabad, demanding that India withdraw
from the WTO.The protest was sparked partly by 450 suicides of peasant farmers in
the states of Andra Pradesh and Karnataka, which Jafip says were the result of WTO
policies such as the removal of tariffs on edible oils. The state police have responded harshly
to the protests. Last month the charismatic "Alternative Nobel Prize" winner, Medha
Patkar, and 300 other members of the NAPM were arrested at Multai in Madhya Pradesh.
They were calling for a peasant rights day to commemorate the 24 farmers killed by
police at a peaceful protest in the city. Patkar says: "So-called modern technology
has [created] dependency on pesticides and fertilisers, and on the market. They can't
stand up against the corporate sector.
Protests by farmers make the politicians agitated because, if the farmers rise up,
that is 70 per cent of India's population." Environmentalist Vandana Shiva has led
the intellectual barrage against the patenting of traditional Indian seeds and plants
by foreign corporations. "Patents on seeds would destroy 75 per cent of Indian livelihoods
linked to the land and the free availability of and access to biodiversity," she
says. Farmers from all over India are now forming collective seed banks as a form
of non co-operation with intellectual property rights regimes. Despite pressure on the Indian
government from the WTO, protests against patents on seed and indigenous knowledge
have twice prevented the Patent Amendment Act from being passed into law.
The introduction of biotechnology has also led to huge protests. Karnataka state farmers,
among others, burned fields planted with genetically modified crops during "Cremate
Monsanto" action last November. Women are often at the forefront of the direct action protests, especially against the Narmada valley development project, which proposed
to build 30 large, 135 medium and 3,000 small dams on the Narmada river and its tributaries.The
latest dam protest is against the privately financed Maheshwar dam, which would submerge some 2,500 acres of land, displacing 2,200 families. Construction
has been interrupted several times after thousands of villagers, the majority of
them women, invaded the site. One village woman who took part in the occupation said:
"The government officials say we are backward people, uneducated people, but it is because
of us, the backward and uneducated women, that this country works." The women have
faced beatings, arrests and gang rape by police. People's movements in India have
all documented serious cases of state repression.
In a 1997 report Amnesty International said the restructuring of the global economy
meant that the role of the state was undergoing a fundamental transformation "in
which rights of people are frequently given less weight in public policy than the
interests of capital". The report was based on the suppression of Indian protests against the
Enron corporation's plan to build India's largest power plant in the western state
of Maharastra. The power it generates will cost three times as much as local electricity, and Enron is expected to have a profit margin of 37 per cent. Indian activists realise
that communities around the world are facing similar pressures and issues. International
networking is leading to some unprecedented North-South activism.
This summer Indian farmers are planning to tour Europe as part of the People's Global
Action network and to meet with local campaigning groups to protest at the gates
of global decision-makers and corporations. The new environment movement may be increasing in size but it is by no means politically homogeneous. There is no single national
structure to rival the main parties and there are serious divisions between activists
-- some of whom want to move into mainstream politics, and others who want to stay
outside. Nevertheless Patkar speaks for many: "Our vision for life is based on equality,
simple living, and self-reliance at every level. Through reconstruction and self-action,
communities can assert the right to their own resources and development planning. This is our hope for the future."
The Guardian Weekly Volume 160 Issue 8 for week ending February 21, 1999, Page 23
'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world,
indeed it's the only thing that ever has.'
Sustainability Project - Inviting Debate P.O. Box 374, Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0
(613) 269-3500 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
AND ANOTHER EXCELLENT STORY FROM THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER IN LONDON. THE PICTURE THEY
DESCRIBE ON HOW MONSANTO AND THE LIKES (THINK OF THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
WHO JUST "CONVINCED" THEIR PAWN AND SUBSERVIENT ACCOMPLICE, BILL CLINTON, IN REKINDLING
THE INFAMOUS STAR WAR RACE - SEE TIME MAGAZINE OF FEBRUARY 22, 1999 -- "STAR WARS: THE
SEQUEL") SUCCEEDED IN HIRING THE US GOVERNMENT TO SERVE THEIR DEADLY AND MOST PROFITABLE
AIMS IS ANOTHER GREAT UNREPORTED (IN THE US) STORY OF OUR TIME.
WHEN THE MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS RUN THE WORLD, THE PEOPLE *AND THE PLANET* PERISH...
WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR TO REBEL?...
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999
From: MichaelP <email@example.com>
Subject: B-GE: Guardian (London) writes about Monsanto political clout
Biotech food giant wields power in Washington
John Vidal on the politics of the GM food industry
Guardian (London)Thursday February 18, 1999
While European scientists, politicians, and pressure groups furiously debate the merits
of GM foods, there is barely any discussion in the US, the home of the $50-billion-a-year
The US government, which actively promotes the industry worldwide and accepts millions
of dollars a year from Monsanto and other companies, maintains there is no health
or environmental risk.
But the foods have been introduced with very few people being aware of them, and Monsanto,
the leading food revolution company, is widely regarded as one of the world's most
innovative, successful and responsible companies.
It employs 25,000 people, including 1,900 scientists, gives freely to charities and
foundations, and pays for science theme parks.
It is a hero on Wall Street where in the four years since its visionary chief executive,
Bob Shapiro, took over and started launchung its GM products on the world market,
it has seen its share price soar and its market capitalisation grow to more than
The science-friendly corporate image of environmental responsibility has been built
on its very close links to political parties, say Monsanto critics. The company is
one of three big funders of Clinton's Welfare-to-Work programme, and there is a constant
exchange of staff between the government, the company and the regulatory bodies.
Its access to power isbarely questioned. Scientists are widely trusted and what is
good for corporations is seen as good for everyone. A Monsanto board member chaired
Clinton's presidential campaign.
Another senior executive mapped US pesticide policy, and a third was a top Clinton
aide. The company also donates heavily to both main political parties and pays lobbyists
to represent its interests at every point.
Like other corporations it quite legally gives money to congressmen who sit on food
safety and regulatory committees.
Betty Martini, of the consumer group, Mission Possible, which watches Monsanto's activities
in the US, said: 'The Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the US food industry,
is so closely linked to the biotech industry now that it could be desribed as their Washington branch office.'
Monsanto executives agree that they work closely with the government but say that
the regulatory system is based on sound science. 'It's tough to get anything through',
says a company spokesman.
The company, with other biotech firms, paved the way for public acceptance of GM technology
up to 10 years ago by preparing 'educational' information for schools and investing
heavily in science museums.
Meanwhile it and other companies were lobbying global organisations to prohibit the
worldwide labelling of GM foods. US embassies around the world are known to lobby
for the industry in most countries
But the first stirrings of revolt are now being heard. US activists are targeting
company chiefs, and the powerful Union of Concerned Scientists is calling for more
The health and environmental risks are under-appreciaed, says Dr Marion Mellon of
the UCS. 'Billions of dollars have been devoted to developing the technology but
few resources have been put into understanding its effects.'
Meanwhile unexpected environmental results in the US are worrying farmers, and the
rapidly growing healthfood and organic farming industry. This month, 89,000 packets
of organic tortilla chips had to be destroyed after being found to contain GM organisms.
It is believed that they were 'contaminated' by a nearby field of GM maize.
The US requires that no GM foods be labelled, and allows biotech companies to largely
police themselves. After heavy lobbying, the biotech industry has persuaded 14 states
to pass laws to prevent the 'spreading of false and damaging information about food'.
The heavily subsidised US food industry is thought to be worth more than $300 billion
a year and its acceptance of the GM revolution is almost complete. Fifty million
acres of land was grown with GM crops, last year in the US, much of it soyabean and
Acreage is expected to double within two years and grow exponentially for at least
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AND AGAIN ON MONSANTO, I RECEIVED THIS FROM OUR FRIEND JOANNE STEPHENSON FROM BRITISH
COLUMBIA. ASK HER TO RECEIVE HER EXCELLENT ANTI-TOXIC-POISONING ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER
Subject: Monsanto Now After Canadian Grain Farmers Date:
February 18, 1999
This unbelievable story is happening in our own backyard, yet we (I) have heard not
a thing about it. Terrorizing Saskatchewan farmers? I can't believe this is happening
in Canada! It just goes to show you how we are just as vulnerable to companies like
Monsanto as the next guy...; )
This is one HUGE reason to get rid of these pharmaceutical companies. These men have
to be stopped. Solution? Suggestions? Should we contact the farmers to see how
we can help?
Monsanto sues customers over gene-altered-seed use
Author: MichaelP <papadop@PEAK.ORG>
BRUNO, Saskatchewan - On a cold January morning in central Canada, Percy Schmeiser
looks over his frozen fields.
"Here's where all the trouble began," he says, pointing to where private investigators
last year arrived uninvited and snipped samples of his crops for DNA tests.
Schmeiser, 68, has been farming these fertile acres all his life, growing canola for
the valuable oil in its seeds. And as farmers have done for thousands of years, he
has saved some seeds from each year's harvest to replant his fields the following
Now, he says, "for doing what I've always done," he is being sued by agribusiness
giant [ Monsanto Co. ] in a landmark "seed piracy" case.
The outcome could influence how much control biotechnology companies will have over
the world's food supply in the next millennium, and is highlighting a major source
of friction as the genetic revolution spills into the world of agriculture.
Schmeiser is one of hundreds of farmers in the United States and Canada who stand
accused by Monsanto of replanting the company's patented, gene-altered seeds in violation
of a 3-year-old company rule requiring that farmers buy the seeds fresh every year.
He vehemently denies having bought Monsanto's seeds, saying pollen or seeds must have
blown onto his farm, possibly from a neighbor's land.
It's the company, Schmeiser says, that ought to be rebuked for its pattern of "harassment."
Besides sending Pinkerton detectives into farmers' fields, the company sponsors a
toll-free "tip line" to help farmers blow the whistle on their neighbors and has
placed radio ads broadcasting the names of noncompliant growers caught planting the
company's genes. Critics say those tactics are fraying the social fabric that holds farming
"Farmers here are calling it a reign of terror," Schmeiser says. "Everyone's looking
at each other and asking, 'Did my neighbor say something?'" A threatening concept
Cases like Schmeiser's are also raising alarms within organizations that deal with
global food security. That's because three-quarters of the world's growers are subsistence
farmers who rely on saved seed.
"This is a very alien and threatening concept to farmers in most of the world," said
Hope Shand, research director of Rural Advancement Foundation International, an international
farm advocacy group based in Pittsboro, N.C. "Our rural communities are being turned into corporate police states and farmers are being turned into criminals."
Monsanto representatives say the company must strictly enforce the "no replant" policy
to recoup the millions of dollars spent developing the seeds and to continue providing
even better seeds for farmers.
Already, they say, the new varieties are improving farmers' yields and profits and
allowing them to abandon extremely toxic chemicals in favor of more environmentally
"This is part of the agricultural revolution, and any revolution is painful. But the
technology is good technology," said Karen Marshall, a spokeswoman for Monsanto in
St. Louis. Expensive research
Monsanto's 210-acre biotechnology complex, 25 miles west of St. Louis, is the largest
biotechnology research center in the world, featuring 250 separate laboratories,
100 room-sized plant growth chambers and 2 acres of greenhouses arrayed on the main
building's enormous rooftop.
It was here that company scientists took a gene from a bacterium that produces an
insect-killing toxin called "Bt" and transferred it to corn, cotton and other crops
to make plants that exude their own insecticide. Here, too, researchers gave crops
a gene that allows them to survive Monsanto's flagship weed killer, Roundup, which normally
Monsanto estimates that it takes 10 years and about $300 million to create commercial
products such as these. For every new kind of engineered seed that makes it to field
trials, 10,000 have failed, officials say.
To recover this huge investment, the company has opted not to sell its engineered
seeds in the traditional sense but to "lease" them, in effect, for one-time use only
- and to go after anyone who breaks the rules.
Suing one's own customers "is a little touchy," Marshall conceded. But after going
to so much trouble to build a better seed, "we don't want to give the technology
away." Seed development changes
It wasn't always this way. Until about a decade ago, crop and seed development in
the United States and abroad was mostly a government business. The Department of
Agriculture, in conjunction with the nation's land grant colleges and local agricultural
extension agents, developed, tested and distributed new varieties of seeds, asking nothing
more of citizens than that they pay their taxes. Under that system, patents were
infrequently pursued and rarely enforced. And seed saving and trading were commonplace.
That began to change in the 1980s when Congress passed legislation, including the
Bayh-Dole Amendment, that encouraged federal agencies to cooperate more closely with
the private sector. Private seed companies could profit handsomely by selling seeds
that were developed in large part with taxpayer dollars. Today, a handful of American and
European agricultural companies control a major portion of the world's certified
food seed supply.
Monsanto is the king of them all. Its gene alterations can be found in hundreds of
crop varieties sold under license by many seed companies. And the total acreage devoted
to gene-altered crops has increased astronomically since the first varieties were
approved in 1996.
This year, about half of the 72-million-acre U.S. soybean harvest is expected to be
genetically engineered to tolerate Roundup. More than half of the 13 million acres
of U.S. cotton will be engineered as well, as will be about 25 percent of the nation's
80 million acres of corn, either for Roundup resistance or to exude Bt.
Although there are lingering concerns that in the long run genetically engineered
crops could end up hurting the environment, the company argues that they could actually
help. In one small study, the reduced use of pesticides with engineered plants appears to have resulted in increased survival of beneficial insects, which eat insect pests
and serve as food for struggling songbird populations.
*** Percy Schmeiser is not easily intimidated. He was the mayor o Bruno for 17 years
and for five years was a member of the Saskatchewan legislative assembly. "I've seen
a lot of politics," he says. "But I've never seen a situation to create hard feelings
and divide people as what I'm seeing now."
Last July, Schmeiser got a call from a local Monsanto representative who said he'd
heard that the farmer was growing the Roundup- resistant canola and asked for permission
to test the plants. Schmeiser refused, so the company sampled some plants on a public right-of-way near his fields. Some of those apparently tested positive for Monsanto's
gene, because a judge subsequently provided a court order allowing the company to
take plants from Schmeiser's property.
The problem, Schmeiser says, is that there are a lot of plants in the area with Monsanto's
gene in them. Roundup Ready pollen from other farmers' fields is blowing everywhere
in the wind, he says, and he's seen big brown clouds of canola seed blowing off loaded trucks as they speed down the road around harvest time - spilling more than
enough to incriminate an innocent farmer.
Back near his house, Schmeiser points to a wild canola plant poking out of the snow
near the base of a telephone pole. "I sprayed Roundup around these poles twice last
summer to control weeds," he says. How is it, he asks, that this canola plant survived?
Inside his modest, tidy home, he pulls out agricultural articles documenting many
instances of Roundup Ready canola cross-pollinating with normal canola. Monsanto
has a problem, says Terry J. Zekreski, Schmeiser's attorney: It's trying to own a
piece of Mother Nature that naturally spreads itself around.
Subject: February 20, 1999 - MONSANTO'S ADDRESSES
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 99 10:17:06 PDT
I will try to get the newsletter out this afternoon. I am SWAMPED and there's too
much news on, guess who? Monsanto. Unbelievable. So, in addition to the newsletter's
note on what is up with those contrails! there's the immense amount of work I put
into what's below. If anyone cares to start donating to this continual however sporatic effort,
please come forward.
Here are some suggestions for what to do about Monsanto. I will try to make a G-7
country list as soon as a volunteer comes forward. On a great note, there's a write-up
in tomorrow's paper about this site, and our future. It could change things drastically! We are hoping. If anyone has time to collect these addresses (Happlo? Matthew?)
could you please let me know?
WHAT TO DO ABOUT MONSANTO:
1. Voice your opinion to Monsanto
2. What you can do locally
3. List of Monsanto's World Addresses for Agriculture ([bottom] how convenient that
they have an office in Saskatchewan...where our dear 68 year old farmer resides...)
Tell Monsanto what you think about Aspartame, rBST in your food (called Ponsilac by
their term), DDT in your coffee, and Agent Orange (if I remember correctly..).
Write them on their Contact Page: http://www.monsanto.com/Monsanto/text/contact/
Read about (a few) of their products:
WHAT YOU CAN DO - SUGGESTIONS FROM GREENPEACE - modified by me from extensive life
"Demand GE-FREE food - ask your supermarket manager to guarantee foods on sale are
free of genetically engineered ingredients; and at your favourite restaurant ask
for guaranteed GE-FREE menus."
Note: Your grocery store manager has not a clue as to where the food originates. Everything
goes through distributors. Contact the HEAD of the supermarket CHAIN - ask him politely
to assist you in keeping these foods off the shelves. When you have his name and number, others from your group can then call, write, etc. Be nice, you want him
to help you...most of these men do not even know!
Find out where their crops are located - this way you'll know how infected your organics
can be from cross-pollination, etc.
"Write to the main food producers - Unilever, Nestle, Danone demanding GE-FREE foods.
Write to your MP and MEP ... demanding that your Government ban imports of genetically
engineered foodstuffs and the growing of genetically engineered crops in your country. (Austria and Luxembourg have already taken this action to protect their citizens.)"
Participate in GE-FREE days of collective phone actions and writing campaigns. Write
Monsanto at the top and then write us, KIN International, if prepared to join a campaign and intense wave of continual flooding government offices and food manufacturers.
List of Monsanto's Agricultural Offices
Monsanto Do Brasil Ltda
Rua Paes Leme 524 - 14, floor
Sae Paulo (SP)
CIS/Central Europe/Middle East/North Africa
Avenue de Tervuren 270-272
PO Box 1
B -1150 Brussels
Panorama Street 26
1619 Sofia, Bulgaria
Verhalm Utca 12-16
Monsanto Polksa Sp. z o o.
ul. Lewartowskiego 6
13 Pictor Barbu Iscovescu
Volkov Lane 19
Muzeyniy Pereulok 4
252001 Kiev - 1
Ukraine - CIS
Monsanto Canada Inc.
67 Scurfield Blvd.
Monsanto Canada Inc.
Suite 206 - 111 Research Drive
Monsanto Canada Inc.
#707, 5010 - 43rd Street
Red Deer, Alberta
Canada T4N 6H2
Alberta District Office
707, 5010 - 43rd St.
Red Deer, AB T4N 6H2
Saskatchewan District Office
206 - 111 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R2
Manitoba District Office
67 Scurfield Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4
Eastern Canada District Office
2330 Argentia Road
Mississauga, ON, L5N 4J3
* Greater China
Beijing Silver Tower
Room 1009 - 1012, 10th Floor
No. 2 North Road, Dong San Huan
Nihonbashi Daini Building
41 - 12, Nihonbashi Hakozakicho
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103
* Latin America North
Latin America North
Monsanto Comerical SA de CV
Bosques de Durazno 61
3 er Piso
Bosques de las Lomas
Mexico City, DF 11700
Monsanto Colombiana, Inc.
Carrera 7A #71 - 52
Edificio Torre Banco Union
Santafe de Bogota
Monsanto de Costa Rica, S.A.
de la Embajada Americana
200 Sur, 300 Sur-Este, 100 Este
Oficentro la Virgen, Edificio #2
Pavas, San Jose
5th Floor - West Wing
Bandra - Kurla Complex
Mumbai 400051, India
* Latin America South
Latin America South
Maipu 1210 6th Floor
(1006) Capital Federal
* Southeast Asia/Australia/New Zealand
101 Thomson Road
#19 - 00 United Square
Monsanto Australia Ltd.
600 St. Kilda Road
14 Taikoo Wan Road
P T Monagro Klmia
Permata Plaza, 9th Floor
JI M H Thamrin 57
Jakarta 10077 Indonesia
Monsanto Korea Inc.
3rd Floor, Anglican Church
3 - 7 Jeong-Dong Joong-Gu
Seoul 100 - 120 Korea
Monsanto (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Level 1 Block D
Kompleks Pejabat Damansara
Jalan Dungun Damansara Heights
50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Suite C, Broderick Office Park
19 - 21 Broderick Road
Johnsonville 4, Wellington WN
Monsanto Philippines Inc.
King's Court II Building
2129 Pasong Tamo
Makati, Metro, Manila
Monsanto Thailand Ltd.
SCB Park Plaza Tower 3 East
19 Ratchadapisek Road
Bangkok 10900, Thailand
2nd Floor, Hai Thanh Office Center
2 Thi Sach Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City
* United States
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167
* Western Europe/Central and Southern Africa
Avenue de Tervuren 270-272
PO Box 1
B -1150 Brussels
DK 2600 Glostrup
Europarc du Chene
11 rue Pascal
69673 Bron Cedex
D - 40210 Dusseldorf
Via Walter Tobagi, 8
20068 Peschiera Borromeo
3600 - BK Maarssen
Monsanto South Africa (Pty) Lyd.
Harrowdene Office Park/Phase 3
Republic of South Africa
Link to Monsanto Spain: www.monsanto.es
Avda. De Burgos 17 - 2
PO Box 53
Lane End Road
Bucks HP12 4HL
Joanne M. Stephenson
"All it takes for evil to exist is for all good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke
"Proud cousin to those in the north and south, citizen of the world, and a grateful
child of the universe." - Only those who act, can react
CHECK THIS OUT BELOW! IT IS INDEED AMAZING -- UNTIL YOU FIGURE OUT HOW IT WORKS...
From: "Nancy G. Walker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Amazing ...
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999
Let me know if this *doesn't* work for you ... and, of course, let me know if you
can figure out HOW it works .....
Prepare to be dazzled and amazed ; )
Click here: http://www3.mcps.k12.md.us/users/rsfay/magic/index.html
LAST MINUTE ADDITION - I ALSO SAW THIS NEWS BELOW ON THE TV NEWS HERE IN QUEBEC AND
WAS ELATED THAT AT THE END THEY RECOMMENDED - AT LAST!! - TO PEOPLE TO BUY ORGANICALLY
AFTER YOU READ THIS, PLEASE WARN OFF ALL KIDS FROM EATING PESTICIDE-LACED GRAPES AND
APPLES (BUT ALSO green beans, peaches, pears, spinach and winter squash) THE WORST
OF ALL THE FRUITS ACCORDING TO THIS NEWS. WASHING THEM IS NOT ENOUGH.
BUY ORGANIC FOOD AND DON'T EAT THE POISONED FOOD THE SUPERMARKETS SELL!
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 14:59:32 -0700
From: Susan Ferguson <email@example.com>
Subject: U.S. Consumer Report Cites Unsafe Pesticide Levels
[At last! This report was actually carried on CNN! Will the chemical companies sue?
Your endocrine system is spending all it has fighting toxins; there's not enough
left over to keep you strong, healthy, youthful, or mentally alert. Eat organic.
Your body will thank you. I have seen all kinds of physical
mental malaise clear up when friends begin to eat organic. When people say, "Organic
food is too expensive."
My answer is: "So is cancer." ---S]
Thursday February 18 3:12 PM ET
U.S. Consumer Report Cites Unsafe Pesticide Levels By Grant McCool
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some fruits and vegetables frequently eaten by children have
unsafe levels of residues from toxic pesticides despite a U.S. law designed to protect
produce, a consumer group said Thursday.
Officials of the New York-based Consumers Union said at a news conference that its
findings did not mean parents should be discouraged from giving their children fruits
and vegetables but instead they should use the study to be better informed about
both processed and fresh produce.
Seven fruits and vegetables -- apples, grapes, green beans, peaches, pears, spinach
and winter squash -- had up to hundreds of times higher toxicity than other foods
analyzed, the group said. It said the study analyzed U.S. government data on pesticide
levels in domestic and imported produce.
The group challenged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to better enforce The
Food Quality and Protection Act of 1996 that requires exposure to pesticides to be
safe for infants and young children. The legislation defined safe as a ''reasonable
certainty of no harm'' to public health.
``The EPA really hasn't implemented the law yet,'' charged Consumers Union pesticide
policy analyst Jeannine Kenney. ``We think it's time for the EPA to get on with it.
Put this tough new law into action.
``We are calling on the EPA to immediately, this growing season, ban or severely restrict
the use of high-risk chemicals that we found on individual fruit and vegetables,''
A representative for the EPA was not immediately available to comment on the findings.
The Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) described the report as ``alarmist'' and
said pesticide levels were safe. It said pesticides were strictly tested by the EPA
before farmers were permitted to use them.
``The overall tone (of the consumer report) raises all these unwarranted fears and
anxieties about pesticides,'' GMA spokesman Brian Sansoni said. ``Raising fears poses
a much greater risk of harming health than do residues on foods measured by government
Almost all of the foods tested for pesticide residue by the United States Department
of Agriculture from 1994 to 1997 were within legal limits, the Consumer Union study
found. But it said those limits were frequently at odds with what the EPA deemed
safe for young, growing children.
It said the analysis revealed that for a child, even one serving of some fruits and
vegetables can exceed safe daily limits for certain pesticides. The findings were
pertinent to children because they eat more produce per pound of body weight than
adults, the report said.
It said there were large differences in the residues that different fresh foods contain.
In general, processed foods had lower residues than fresh foods, according to the
study, which is published in the March issue of Consumer Reports magazine. Consumer
Reports is a publication of the Consumers Union.
``People should not be afraid to feed their kids lots of healthy fruits and vegetables,''
Edward Groth, Consumers Union director of technical policy and public service, said.
``We want this information to enable them to make the best choices.''
The Yonkers, New York-based Consumers Union said it studied USDA data from 1994 to
1997 on 27,000 samples of domestic and imported fruits and vegetables and computed
toxicity scores on 27 foods.
The report's authors said that while most people feared cancer or the possible carcinogenicity
of pesticides, several organophosphate insecticides examined in the study are toxic
to the human brain and nervous system or they can interfere with hormones.
The Consumer Reports article cited methyl parathion, dieldrin and aldicarb as the
most problematic pesticides used on fruits and vegetables in stores and markets.
OH! and this....
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 16:23:15 -0500
From: Shanna Mac Lean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [Fwd: Check out THE ANDREWS OCCUPATION]
Jean, please check this out. Similar to the Texas situation. In love, Shanna
THE ANDREWS OCCUPATION
As Doug says here, it' very important that EVERYONE write their Congressmen and demand
an investigation on this..We may not be able to stop it, but at least we can give
it a good run. Stay on their backs constantly. For those of you who belong to churches or clubs, please get the groups involved also...This will probably be one of the
most difficult tasks we can undertake...The Justice Department, like the Pres....are
running full steam over everything and everyone....especially the Constitution.....M
AND THIS FEEDBACK...
Organization: Center for CropCircle Studies/US Network
To: jean hudon <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Miscellaneous subjects
Greetings my old friend!
Here's another piece of incredible and arrogant dirt:
See the military's OWN webpage in which they insouciantly declare that by 2025, THEY
WILL OWN THE PLANET's WEATHER. Hard to believe? check it out:: http://www.au.af.mil/au/database/research/ay1996/acsc/96-025ag.htm
This is tied in with HA_RP and BlackOps' criminally insane determination to globally control weather AND communications
the contrails were allegedly analyzed: Mystery Contrails Said Analyzed To Be Ethlyene
This aired on 20/20 last Friday ... about the latest 'non-lethal technology' ... expose
by a couple of military men who've come forward. The first part is the transcript
of the 20/20 Program found at http://www.abcnews.go.com/onair/2020/transcripts/2020_990210weapons_trans.html,
The RealVideo clip (accessed from the article) is at http://play.rbn.com/?swave/abc/demand/990210_2020.rm
It's poor quality video, good audio, and shows the desert 'testing' they refer to
entailing disabling two computers and the IV dose dispenser.
This is Part II
Here's ABC's URL for 20/20 viewer feedback: http://abcnews.go.com/onair/emailshows.html
AND THE FINAL WORD...
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999
How will the "evils" of the US government, and those of any hidden New World Order,
eventually come to an end?
Examine the decline and fall of the Roman Empire... history often repeats itself,
in various sorts of parallels.
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has
always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible
but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS."
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