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Kenya Bans All GMO’s

December 10, 2012 3 comments

Posted on December 10, 2012 by Akashma Online News

by Marivel Guzman

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and East Africa's most populous city (3.5 million).

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and East Africa’s most populous city (3.5 million).

The ministry of health has undertaken to commission a study to determine whether or not genetically modified foods are harmful to human beings. The ministry was tasked by the cabinet about two weeks ago to provide scientific proof over the safety of GMOs. Speaking at a press briefing at Afya House , the minister for public health and sanitation Beth Mugo said that the ban on importation of GMOs remains until conclusive studies are complete.

In a surprising act of courage , Public Health Minister Beth Mugo of the Kenyan government has announced on National Television that Kenya has completely banned the importation of all genetically modified (GMO) food into the country, until exhaustive tests on health effects are complete.

Stressing that the decision was taken from genuine concern for Kenyans’ health, the move by the Public Health Minister follows a directive by the ministry for GMOs to be banned, until the necessary information about their impact on health can be verified.
According to Dr Silas Obukosia, Director of Regulatory Affairs at Africa Harvest , the move was misinformed and likely to deny Kenya the opportunity to increase food production through modern technology. He said that this may affect efforts by universities to enhance their biotechnology programs if the decision by the minister is not annulled.

Again Monsanto involved in biotechnology experimentation in Kenya.
Monsanto unveils new BioDirectTM biological technology, our first foray into biological products.

This study does not include Animal feed which it is Genetically Modified. And does not include the GMO’s produced in Kenya.

Will this mean that Monsanto Kenya is out of business?

According to Monsanto Kenya 2011 report: “In 2011, we made great progress to our goals around sustainability, engaging with many stakeholders and working in partnership with organizations around the world. I’m pleased to present you with Monsanto’s 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report which outlines recent work in this area”  Really nothing in concrete can be seen on the country where poverty and starvation is one of the highest in Africa.

GMO Ban in Kenya

“As the population continues to increase, so does the demand for valuable resources. Monsanto is working for a better tomorrow by putting the right tools in the hands of farmers today. By equipping growers with better seeds, we can help protect our natural resources, fight hunger, improve nutrition and provide economic benefits to everyone involved in an improved system of agriculture.” Monsanto  2110 Report

What we are talking about here is that Monsanto measure Kenya agriculture growth solely on its sales of Modified Seeds, and their biotechnology which acording to the New Law in Kenya will be banned immediately. Well not so fast, this Law is clear on announcing the “All imports of GMO’s are banned”. This is double mirror news, because most of the GMO’s are not imported to Kenya, they are produced in Kenya. Monsanto Kenya is responsible for the production of Millions of Genetically Modified Seeds that will produce tons of GMO’s in the country.

Monsanto goes on to say in their report that part of thier continuous journey is also exemplified through their commitment to the UN Global Compact and The Ten Principles relating to the areas of human rights, labor practices, environmental protection and combating corruption. According to their 2011 report that includes the second installment of their actions supporting the Global Compact and a special update on their human rights activities.  But then we the assuring us that Kenya is child labor it is a social problem.

Child labor – Obstacle to education

Child labor was introduced in Kenya during the colonial era. Too many issues currently fuel child labor to solve it overnight: poverty in rural areas and city slums; HIV/AIDS, which orphaned over 1 million children; conflicts; domestic violence; and traditional practices such as sending children to herd cattle or to be married at an early age.

Not to mention the kids who are forced by adults to either break into houses or smuggle illegal goods. Or those who are simply forced into prostitution.

Raising awareness about child poverty in Kenya

It’s only recently that people have become more aware of the importance of sending children to school as a long term investment. This is true for the media, policy makers, parents and … children themselves!

For the past 20 years successive governments have been implementing national policies and economic measures to tackle child labor via reducing poverty in Kenya and especially adult unemployment.

The current government has also created a system of grants and development funds in order to support children from poor families. This will nonetheless depend on how well the country does economically in the years to come if it is to sustain such public expenses. Poverty. org

Monsanto operates in 444 facilities in 66 countries. Not only Kenya has a Monsanto facility, but Kenya headquarters  Monsanto Africa.

Monsanto Kenya
Tuskys head office complex
Mombasa Road
P.O. Box 47686, 00100 Nairobi
Tel: +254 20 2060922/44, 020 3574301-4
Fax: +254 20 823086
Cell: +254 722 205294/529, +254 733 600 468/629 414

Monsanto Vegetable Seeds Division
P.O. Box 47686, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya
T. +254 20 2060922/44 3574301-4

So what is it in reality what the Minister of Health banned?

Here is a list of crops Monsanto invests in day after day in Africa and around the world.

    • Alfalfa: Genuity® Roundup Ready® Alfalfa provides in-plant tolerance to Roundup® agricultural herbicide. Fewer weeds means it provides high-quality forage and hay.
    • Canola: Genuity offers the Roundup Ready® trait in both spring and winter canola. This trait is a tool for farmers to help manage weeds and increase yield potential, creating a win-win on their farm.
    • Corn: For farmers today, it’s all about getting the most yield out of every acre of corn, while using as few inputs as possible. Monsanto’s corn traits help farmers do this by providing cutting-edge technology that protects the plant’s yield.
    • Cotton: Today, cotton growers are benefiting from second-generation and stacked trait technologies, which provide more levels of protection. Genuity® Bollgard II® with Roundup Ready® Flex represents Monsanto’s newest wave of innovation with two second-generation traits stacked into one seed.
    • Sorghum: Sorghum is an efficient crop in the conversion of solar energy and more drought-tolerant than other crops such as corn and soybeans. Monsanto continues to research and develop new hybrids to fit growers’ needs.
    • Soybeans: Whether it’s a higher yielding soybean that provides a broad spectrum of weed control with the Roundup Ready® system or a soybean plant that helps reduce trans-fatty acids, Monsanto has a lot to offer soybean farmers.
    • Sugarbeets:  Fewer herbicide applications, increased yields and more sugar content all make Genuity Roundup Ready® sugarbeets attractive to many farmers.
    • Wheat: Since acquiring the WestBred brand in 2009, Monsanto has initiated an intensive effort to incorporate breakthrough breeding technologies – developed and deployed with notable success in other row crops – in wheat.

There is another side of the story developing in Kenya Feed The Future it is a US Organization under the umbrella of  US Government’s Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative that help local farmers to increase their yield.

“Through a five-year project under Feed the Future, the company helps smallholder farmers access improved varieties of crops, increase their use of fertilizer, and learn improved soil and water management techniques” Feed the Future

How will the US government help the farmers to access “improved varieties of crops”?, there is only one way, thru the use of Genetically Modified Seeds obtained under the license of Monsanto. So if the US government has the ability to deliver Seeds to Kenya under the guise of Aids, it means also that the import of GMO’s will enter Kenya regardless of the Ban.

The US government is not an entity but a conglomerate of  individuals working for their own agendas. Why will congress will allocate millions of dollars into a foreign programs? Unless these foreign programs are funded by corporations operating in those countries that will be benefit by the infusion of capital.
Take for example World Bank that it is associated with policies that work against the well being of the citizens of the country that will take the loan. Loans usually attached to conditions well beyond the control of the third world country government once the loan is taken.
If  a third world country is forced to buy grains as a conditions to get the loan, it is because the Agribusiness in the US are behind the policies that will lead to the Aid to this country. It does not takes a genius to figure out the outcome of this condition. US agribusiness are giants subsidized by the Federal Government producing tons of grains per harvest, versus third world countries yielding small crops.

Another important aspect to take in consideration in Kenya is the level of government corruption. Politicians in Kenya are among the highest paid on earth, despite the fact that many of their constituents are poor, unemployed and undernourished. Corruption is one of the country’s most serious problems, with both taxes and international aid often lining private pockets instead of filling public coffers. If the importers of GMO’s are big Traders with big packets, there is little chance that this Ban will be successful.

We have to see the positive side of the News. This Ban is the culmination of the effort of concerned citizens seeking accountability from Monsanto practices. We could expect that this Ban follow other studies on GMO. Food is just one tiny aspect of Monsanto business. Soil Modification, Water treatment, Fertilizers, Herbicides are just few of Monsanto intrusive technology.

Read More on Monsanto…..

Monsanto have been modifying genes for 30 years, that we know. There is a short list known to the scientific community, and to the governmental agencies in charge of controlling its activities. But really Monsanto have been honest to the world? Does it planned since the beginning the seize of life on Earth. Did it do it with all premeditation and advantage to control and monopoly the seeds production and/or the food supply?

This are not easy questions to answer without being being puzzled by worry and grieve for our future. The farmers that have suffered already the unfair practices of Monsanto and the controversial rulings of the courts around the world, know better. Monsanto more dangerous than war itself

There is more that United Nations Control, the World Bank and the International Monetary fund, two weapons of war that makes the poorer countries pry of the Rich Global Corporations that in agreement with the United Nations get their pawns into the national resources of the countries and manage their internal sociology-economical and political policies, keeping the entire population subject to poverty and addicted to public welfare that it is at the same time another Corporate strategy to control the population.

For over 50 years The Men Behind the curtain or Elite, have been working diligently to establish a One Central Office of Power where they can manage the Affairs of Earth.

For years the use of the New World Order wording was sounding more like conspiracy theory than any other thing, because the propaganda machine that controls whats gets out to the people had the Project Under Wraps. By now the Centralized Office of the United Nations is at full control of Earth and little can be say that is have not being said before regarding their aims for the human race. Centralized Government

The Next Knock Out, Forclosure & Banks Bail Outs, Wars & Profits, Accidents/Catastrophes and More!

Posted on April 1, 2011 by Marivel Guzman

The Wars,Earthquakes,Tsunamis,Nuclear and Oil Accidents,Revolutions, all paying off well. “Blue chips achieving the best quarterly gains since 1998”. OH! Bad News for Jobless American, 6,000 Americans lost benefits, but don’t worry! “Seasonally adjusted 388,000, which was mostly in line with analysts’ previous estimates”. So it makes it OK, because they Estimated it. Statistics are Fake Numbers to Numb your MIND

U.S stocks traded mixed in the last trading day of the first quarter, with blue chips achieving the best quarterly gains since 1998.

Investors were concerned that a possible inflation risk might hurt the U.S. economic recovery as oil prices on Thursday hit the highest level since September 2008. Meanwhile, the market stayed uneasy as many markets-affecting issues, such as the nuclear leakage incidents in quake-hit Japan and unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, remained unsettled.

The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, fell below 18.

On the economic front, the U.S. jobless data last week showed the jobs market was still on the track of improving. The Labor Department posted that initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, which was mostly in line with analysts’ previous estimates.

Meanwhile, the Commerce Department said new orders for manufactured goods fell 0.1 percent to 446 billion dollars, after an upwardly revised 3.3 percent gain in January.

As for stocks, basic materials still led the gainers on Thursday. Transportation and energy sectors were also among the biggest winners but financial shares were down 0.23 percent as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York rejected American International Group’s plan to repurchase a risky set of mortgage-backed securities late Wednesday.

China Economic Net

Frauds and Bonuses

“AIG declined 2.52 percent on Thursday, and the Bank of America, the other gauge stock of financial shares, closed with a 0.89 percent drop”. The last time I checked AIG was being prosecuted for Fraud. Calm down people, they fixed their crook ways and “offer in compromise” to Settle the Fraud.

AIG settles longstanding fraud cases for $1 billion

Isn’t is neat?, this Giant Insurance American Insurance Company engaged in one of the biggest frauds on American history and make billions on the scam and settle for 750,000 Millions. Plus get Bail Out Money.
And the Big Bonuses and Bribes started rolling in the high circles of corruption, high up in the the floors of the tallest buildings.

So Who Win and Who Loose? We the People Loose and The Bankers Win.

But what about the “Natural Disasters”!, Weather Defense System, Ring Any Bells? HAARP could accidentally lose control of the Frequencies that Generates? Maybe and cooking the Earth at very low frequency is a dangerous Business to engage, unless they have a magic wand to stop the process once is unleashed. How much of control does HAARP has over their Giants Antennas? Could they generate a strong Earthquake able to shake the sea beds and created a Giant Wave?

The United States Navy and Air Force have joined with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, to build a prototype for a ground based “Star Wars” weapon system located in the remote bush country of Alaska.

The individuals who are demanding answers about HAARP are scattered around the planet. As well as bush dwellers in Alaska, they include: a physician in Finland; a scientist in Holland; an anti-nuclear protester in Australia; independent physicists in the United States; a grandmother in Canada, and countless others.

Alternative News Net

And who win and who lose, Insurance Companies, The International Monetary Fund will come to the rescue, …Say Again!…Bankers will rescue the devastated Countries, and those countries will need some food to survive..Guess!
MONSANTO comes to the rescue donating infected (Genetically Modified Seeds)…

The base of any species survival reside in the SEED. When we modify the structure of development of its genes we are creating a molecular conflict with its environment and its ability to evolve and adapt to the surroundings that were in place before its modification.
Monsanto have played in this field for quite some times, in its efforts to monopolize the supply of seeds, control its development and future behavior in a specific type of soil, which have also been modified to create the conditions for the new structure to grow.

Monsanto can change the genes of a particular specie of seed, and maybe change the soil where it will be developed, but Monsanto can not possible control all the conditions in the environment; such the weather conditions that are required to create healthy plants, microscopic organisms that by normal natural law live in certain types of soils.

Monsanto More Dangerous than War Itself

China might be the WWIII Winner, if we survive it. Think Again. The Sleeping Giant? After all all the civilized world sent, their manufactures to China, All kind of “Made in China” the Whole World got inundated with electronics, clothing, toys, gadgets, even babies. Now we have a Giant Country that own most of Government Bonds of the Civilized World. We made China Strong, and we all weaken our Countries. And Now What?

Huang Haiyuang, a senior researcher
who has traveled widely in
the West, summarized seven PLA technological
 information operations and warfare
 air and missile technology
 precision guided munitions
 defensive weapon technology
 unmanned aerial vehicle technology
 military space technology
 naval carrier (air-to-ship integration).
China Liberation Army: Looks At The Future
by C H A R L E S F. H A W K I N S

Armageddon! Nope…We The People are The Sleeping Giant…Time To WAKE UP..and Take Control of your Future, or others will do for you.

My Land

My Land

I love my Land with all my heart, I can not fight in her name
I can not go and kill people with the pretext that I am protecting her,
I can not put soldiers on the borders of the country that confine her,
I can not name her,
I can not buy her,
I can not give her to others,… but there is something I can do:

I can work with her with my bare hands I can plant a seed,  and see her create a beautiful plant that will bear fruits,
I can protect her from harm,
I can nurture her and let her rest as it was prescribed by the creator….. that…. I CAN DO.

The Land belongs to all of us, do not allow to be destroyed or genetically manipulated, is not Natural…

Please Protect her is not My Land is OURS and …. is the only one we have


Love be with you and around you