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U2, Bono Celeb partners with Monsanto to biowreck African farms with GMOs

June 7, 2012
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‘They’re future consumers for the United States. The president is talking business. This is good. It’s a whole new development paradigm today. The old donor/recipient relationship… it’s over.’” ~Bono

U2, Bono Celeb partners with Monsanto to biowreck African farms with GMOs

Bono from U2 Irelands Famous Music Band…Do you think he is eating Genetically Modified foods or Organic food from his garden? Does he really understand that our ecosystem and environment is really affected by what Monsanto and Roundup is doing to our lovely planet earth? Here is an Article by Rady Ananda from foreign policy journal reads:

Bono says that there has to be a ‘public private partnership’ in order to get this done and that they are going to be using the ideas of the African people and farmers. Really? This is what the African farmers say to that…

We request that: – governments, FAO, the G8, the World Bank and the GAFSP reconsider their promotion of Public/Private Partnerships which, as they are now conceived, are not suitable instruments to support the family farms which are the very basis of African food security and sovereignty.’ ~African Civil Society Organizations

Over half of US states are now plagued by agrochemically-induced superweeds.[6] An industry sponsored study[7] of pesticide use predicts that nearly a billion pounds of these toxic chemicals will be poured on US soils in 2016.

Insects have also developed resistance. As reported last August, “The Western rootworm beetle – one of the most serious threats to corn – has developed resistance to Monsanto’s Bt-corn, and entire crops are being lost.”[8]

In March, two dozen corn entomologists warned regulators that the only way to defeat growing insect resistance to genetically modified corn is to plant non-GMO seed. “Increasing pesticide use or buffer zone size will not solve the growing problem of rootworm resistance to corn genetically modified.”[9]

But if that doesn’t deter African farmers, these petrochemicals have also been linked to human birth defects. Where “Roundup Ready soy is being cultivated on a massive scale,” reports Dr. Mercola, “widespread reports exist of immediate illness defects from massive glyphosate spraying operations.”[10] (Read More)

Courtesy photo from http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2012/06/07/u2-bono-celeb-partners-with-monsanto-g8-to-biowreck-african-farms-with-gmos/

At the G8 Summit held two weeks ago at Camp David, President Obama met with private industry and African heads of state to launch the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition,[1] a euphemism for monocultured, genetically modified crops and toxic agrochemicals aimed at making poor farmers debt slaves to corporations, while destroying the ecosphere for profit.
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5 Responses to U2, Bono Celeb partners with Monsanto to biowreck African farms with GMOs

  1. Mary Binette on June 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    This is sooo disheartening. As a huge love of U2 and Of Bono I am saddened to hear this news. Mainly because it seems to be all about money, business and politics and not about getting Africa the proper nutrition needed. Sure, save them from starvation, but then kill them with chemicals. Please Bono, don’t be a part of this. You know you don’t eat crappy food that’s been genetically modified. That’s isn’t how you do things nor is how God would want us to eat. Bono, you have my heart! You have the most amazing voice I know of, please use it to make a change for the better. Peace!

  2. ritchie on June 25, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I am not at all surprised at Bono’s support of Monsanto greed and aim to control all living species.. Look at his facebook activities..= profit induced..look at his ‘music’ career =profit induced (with no ability to write or to sing..)Best band in the world?? Biggest joke in the world, more like.. and the laugh is on the purchasers of his rubbish.. Just a big show, a huge profit motivation, and a sad and pathetic individual IMO.

    • Marenka Cerny on February 10, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      Even if you are not a fan of Bono but you’re paying attention to GM food consuming the world’s food supply, please join us on facebook and contribute ideas to an open letter to Bono:
      Bono and Monsanto Forum for Conscious Debate and Discovery
      http://www.facebook.com/BonoMonsanto
      hope to see you there and please tell your friends. :)

  3. Bridget Robertson on June 4, 2013 at 4:45 am

    Look no further. Monsanto is pulling out all the stops to get support. He obviously does not understand the concept of sustainability. Or real food protection. Small farms, rotating crops, diversity, and saving there seeds is real food protection. This is a sad day when an advocate for poor countries sides with a corporation whose only aim is power. Shame on you Bono!

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