Failed Monsanto GMO Corn Pushed on African Countries with Help of Bill Gates

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by Elizabeth Renter – Natural Society 

Even if you aren’t opposed to genetically modified crops (with all this information, how couldn’t you be) and even if you like Bill Gates and his ventures (but with all this information, how could you), this latest should be enough to get you perturbed. And if you are anti-GMO and knowledgeable of the shady and questionable ways of the Gates Foundation, this latest story out of Africa will truly make your blood boil.

According to a recent statement from the African Centre for Biosafety (ACB), failed GM corn from Monsanto is now being pushed on African countries with help from the Gates Foundation. This maize, known as MON810, has been grown in South Africa for 15 years, where it “failed miserably”. But so as not to call the seed a complete waste, Monsanto and Bill Gates are now pushing it into countries like Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya—countries that need agricultural help.

“Monsanto got the science completely wrong on this one. Independent biosafety scientists have discovered that the inheritance of resistance in African stem borers is a dominant, not recessive, trait as erroneously assumed,” explained the Director of the ACB Miriam Mayet. “Hence the insect resistance management strategies that Monsanto developed, and accepted by our regulators, based on these erroneous assumptions, were utterly ineffective.”

What this means, simply, is that pests in South Africa developed a massive resistance to the chemicals in the corn, annihilating the one prominent argument for GM crops, that it is resistant to insects. The corn was such a disaster that Monsanto willingly compensated farmers for the pesticides they had to spray on their crops to further fight the insects. Compensation from Monsanto? Weird.

Now, to not waste the waste of a seed, Monsanto has donated the MON810 technology to a “philanthropic” venture of the Gates Foundation and Monsanto called Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA), and they’ve done it royalty-free.

For small African farmers with few resources, WEMA was seen as a positive thing, providing seeds that could withstand harsh conditions. But now, drought-tolerant varieties aren’t the only seeds being pushed onto the continent.

Kenya and Uganda have already begun field trials on MON810. Mozambique is changing their biosafety laws to allow the GM crop and WEMA is putting pressure on Tanzania to do the same. Currently, Tanzanian biosafety laws allow Monsanto to be held “strictly liable” for damages that could arise from the use of MON810; WEMA is understandably opposed to this. After all, they know the dangers associated with their crops even if they don’t want to admit it.

Interestingly, and frighteningly, MON810 has been genetically altered into a variety of Egyptian corn known as “Ajeeb Yieldgard” which has already been patented by Monsanto and approved for commercial growing while circumventing Egyptian biosafety laws. The Egyptian government itself has published peer reviewed studies indicating the risk of MON810 to human and animal health.

Put best by ACB researcher Haidee Swanby,

“The scariest revelation is that GM producers and regulatory authorities are making it all up as they go along, while the massive biotech PR machinery spreads the myth that these crops are connected to feeding the poor in Africa.”


121 Comments on Failed Monsanto GMO Corn Pushed on African Countries with Help of Bill Gates

  1. Monsanto did this in Ethiopia and they had more people die from starvation than ever before Monsanto is still paying them and in India same now more farmer are killing themselves because there soil is dead and they can’t feed there family’s. We now have super bug and weeds and have increased our use of weed killers and bug spraying up 50% . now Dennis Fairclough when you got your shots (100 yrs ago)lol there were not as many vaccines back then now by the age of 5-6 kids today have to many live virus in there system and at the same time trying to develop a healthy system.

  2. WOW ~ are they in for a whole heap of trouble when they meet their Maker !!!!!!!! There’s no way God will allow those kind of people in the Paradise! They think they’re bigger than God as it is . . . .that’s a major major sin itself. They’re in for a rude rude awakening 🙁

  3. And Dennis Fairclough, you are delusional, the scientific findings have overwhelming evidence that vaccines are maiming and killing children all over the world. Please do a little research before you decide that the manipulated testing done by the pharmaceutical industry is accurate. They are not trying to save lives, they are trying to make huge profits, even if it kills people.

  4. Nothing wrong with vaccines honey. Probably why you are here or not limping around with polio… or dead or maimed any of at least a dozen very nasty diseases. Some of us actually have historical and first hand memories. Contrary to popular myth the science is overwhelming for vaccine benefit. BTW – GM and Monsanto – contrary to another popular myth – are not the same.

  5. I wish there was a way we could educate the farmers of Africa, so they’d know what they were getting themselves into, with this GMO corn!!! I pray their eyes are opened to the TRUTH, before it’s too late!!

  6. GMO corn may not be ideal, but it beats starving. We are so spoiled in the West. The $14 it takes to buy a few ears of organic corn in Whole Foods is more money than most of these people will see in their lives.

  7. Underground Health: are you aware that the TPP (Trans Pacifici Partnership) Secret International treaty between seven countries is about to be passed under the raider which will make it ILLEGAL to label GMOs. For those of us that care about the food we eat, we all need to demand to find out what is in it.

  8. Look get real, bill gates was allowed to get away with all his court cases trying to create monopolies. He has to do pay back now. If just again proves two thing power courts and if you lie down with dogs you wake up with fleas

  9. if they were improving the food this might be a different story and the fact that they can and do not is another question you must ask yourself this kind of thing could only lead to total food control and it won’t be good food but it will be the only except for those who salvaged the seed and the soil and the water and the oxygen and the ozone and the tree

  10. Another attempt to rape and exploit the most beautiful continent on the planet. One of the few places with mineral rich soil, perfect for food production. If Monsanto have managed to poison the mind to people like Bill Gates, what kind of a future do we have ahead of us. American business does not own the earth! One day, a younger and uncorrupt generation will take everything back and go berserk on those institutions. It calls for anarchy. What a rotten world we have!

  11. Dear Bill. Just come out and admit openly and clearly to the world, that you are a staunch eugenicist and that you would like to see the world’s population decrease by about 80%. Then we’ll all understand why you fund what you fund.

  12. Heard about this a long time ago. Harvard trusts and other Ivy leagues colleges have invested in this garbage. Buying up land from the African Government and throwing real farmers that have farmed for generation off in order to grown this shiite that is poisoning the environment and killing bees. We should ALL be upset about this!!!

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