“On the wake up radio” 10/8 episode had the honor of having @selectivesights on the program. @Selectivesights is from Melbourne Australia. A hard-working farmer. A every day common man who has to deal with the new reality that Agriculture is now being taken over by corporations. Corporations like Monsanto.
Monsanto Company is a publicly traded American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation. If you have been living under a rock Monsanto is a corporation putting their stamp or foot on the everyday folks necks. In 2005 and 2006, Monsanto attempted to enforce its patents on soymeal imported into Spain from Argentina by having Spanish customs officials seize the soymeal shipments. This has been an attempt made by Monsanto to put pressure on the Argentinian government for allowing them to enforce their seed patents in Argentina as well.
It’s all about seeds. I might as well say it is all about the Benjamin’s baby. ‘If you buy seeds from Syngenta or Monsanto under the new legislation, they will retain the intellectual property rights. If you save seeds from your first harvest, you can use them only on your own piece of land for non-commercial purposes. You’re not allowed to share them with your neighbors or with your sister-in-law in a different village, and you cannot sell them for sure. But that’s the entire foundation of the seed system in Africa’, says Michael Farrelly.
Imagine your property where you grow seeds are under patent.
Under the new law, Tanzanian farmers risk a prison sentence of at least 12 years or a fine of over €205,300 (this is 239,455.76 US Dollar), or both, if they sell seeds that are not certified.
‘That’s an amount that a Tanzanian farmer cannot even start to imagine. The average wage is still less than 2 US dollars a day’, says Janet Maro, head of Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT). This just adds injury to insult.
Remember when Baba Gregory told us that Aussies were naturally angry cuz they are sitting on the biggest manganese deposit in the world. He said ‘enough manganese and you will want to kill your own Mama’ we cant blame @selectivesights for being so angry it’s the chemical warfare
Also a good friend of mines said, “I had a discussion with my mom a few years ago about monsanto. She looked at me funky when I mentioned the name. She told me when she was a little girl visiting down on the farm in NC (where my peeps migrated from) she was sitting with her great grandpa on the porch when a Monsanto rep approached them and said they had to surrender their seeds. They went to all the farms and told them that. They said they had to buy the new seeds thru them and they didn’t own the ‘rights’ to the crops since the seeds were purchased thru them. My great great grandpa laughed in their faces. this was back in the 60s and here we are, they have had these plans to destroy us for a long time” -end quote
On the wake up radio spoke to @selectivesights who was very upset at this whole new world order take over. It will only be a matter of time before we will need to buy the air