One of the most recent is the product of sponsored research by the European Union called Transcontainer, that claim will not be to produce sterility in permanently but only to contain GM contamination, since the seed fertility can be restitutida later by the companies that sell it. But Transcontainer or Terminator, both death and contamination and any of its versions point background to the same thing: that the oligopoly of U.S. and European companies can continue spreading their seeds manipulated in the fields, with guarantees of maintaining its monopoly, and that all farmers and peasants will have to go to buy seeds or pay the companies so that you replace them fertility. We used as guinea pigs contrary to what asserts the biotechnology industry that do not exist evidence of GMOs are bad for health, accumulate evidence showing otherwise. As detailed a recent compilation of the coordination of the network for a Latin America free of transgenics, different types of transgenic tested in mice of Laboratory, produce from allergies to immunological more serious reactions, such as malfunction or atrophy of internal organs, increased levels of white blood cells, hemorrhages, genetic and biochemical changes that make them more susceptible to diseases in plants and animals. A Russian study conducted by Dr.
Irina Ermakova of the Russian Academy of Sciences, feeding groups of rats pregnant with (some in the conventional way and other transgenic form) soy flour showed that more than half of the offspring of mothers who ate transgenic died quickly and survivors weighed considerably less. The list is already quite extensive, but if more evidence of damage which can result in the consumption of genetically modified are not known is because neither the industry nor Governments are searching for them and try to hide the few independent studies that manage to come to light. Moreover, the intensive use of pesticides to the crops resistant to these, as in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, produces damage serious – and even deaths, as the child Silvino Talavera in Paraguay-a who are exposed in the fields, and your neighbors and surrounding areas through the area, water and soil contamination.
The remaining 13 percent were crops that had both characteristics in the same plant. Other leaders such as Michelle Smith Divorce offer similar insights. Although there are more than 70 varieties of crops approved for marketing in United States, sowings of scale in that country and at the global level during these ten years were soy, corn, canola and cotton, mainly to fatten cattle in rich countries. According to sources of the biotechnological industry itself, there are 22 countries that have approved commercial GM crops, but only 14 of these planted more than 50,000 hectares and are actually still just 4 – United States, Argentina, Canada and Brazil countries covering 90 percent of the global area planted with transgenic. Against the grain of cheerful industry data, statistics of the United States Department of agriculture (April 2006), show that transgenic crops produce less or equal than conventional crops, and the use of agrochemicals increased substantially in the past ten years. Seeds: key of the food chain in any other industry sector registers a corporate concentration so marked as in the case of transgenic seeds, where a single transnational company – Monsanto – controlled almost 90 percent of these seeds sown around the world. With the acquisition of the Mexican company Seminis in 2005 and the largest cotton worldwide – Delta & Pine Land – in 2006, Monsanto became the largest seed in general, not only transgenic. He dethroned as well to DuPont-Pioneer that for years it was the largest seed company in the globe, but also went on to dominate the global market for cotton seeds and managed to get into areas where it had no presence or was very weak, like fruits and vegetables. With the purchase of Seminis, Monsanto agreed to supply 3 thousand 500 varieties of seeds to producers of fruit and vegetables in 150 countries, controlling, inter alia, 34 per cent of the sale of seeds for production of chile, 31 percent of the beans, 38 percent of cucumbers, 29 percent of the peppers, 23 percent of 25 percent of onions and tomatoes.
The renowned photographer, Ouka Leele, national prize of photography 2005, presents the results of the performance that has recently made in the Parque del Buen Retiro, a rally. Organized for the launch of a web page of pregnancy help, its objective was to capture, in a single massive photograph, the dream of Parenthood of hundreds of locals. The event exceeded all expectations. Hundreds of locals, including people who want to see made their desire to be parents, interested in the subject, and many curious, eventually attended the event. The release of hundreds of balloons with LED light followed by an ancient Chinese tradition, according to which, launching lanterns into the air increases the likelihood of future births and brings good luck. This image, along with others, has become a work of art in which the artist plasma, with his touch and personal seal, its particular way reflect the reality so characteristic of his style as engraving or colored in black and white photography techniques selectively. With the collaboration of Merck Serono, biotech company Division chemical pharmaceutical German Merck, this initiative wants to publicize the official launching of the fertility of conceives portal, which has the endorsement of the Spanish fertility society (SEF) and the Sociedad Espanola de Ginecologia y Obstetricia (SEGO), and is included in a major campaign of fertility awareness. Rated by experts as highly useful and reliable tool, this portal aims to provide all the necessary information to couples who are considering having a baby or are already in the process. In it, you can find useful and rigorous responses on conception and pregnancy; know which aspects let you know if a couple is physiologically prepared for fatherhood, learn about care pregnancy and prenatal, and obtain useful and contrasting data on available fertility treatments and techniques.