Archive for February 24th, 2012

24/02/2012

“Eat It Up Monsanto!”

Human Wrongs Watch

By Caroline Jacobsson*Greenpeace – So it turns that Monsanto, one of the world’s largest profiteers of genetically engineered (GE) food, has banned GE food from its own corporate canteens!

GMOs - No Thanks

Monsanto recently had its pants pulled down by Friends of the Earth, who revealed that the company refuses to serve to its own staff the very same GE food that it incessantly foists upon impoverished nations on the premise that it will save populations from starvation. Although it has never been proved, Monsanto constantly claims that GE food is harmless – so why doesn’t it serve it in its own office?

In one canteen, run by external provider, Sutcliffe Catering, a notice reads that a decision has been taken to remove, as far as practicable, GE soya and maize from all food products served in the canteen. “We have taken the above steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve”, the provider says.

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24/02/2012

The Terror of Unarmed Women Facing Armed Men

Human Wrongs Watch

“Conflict-related sexual violence is not specific to one country or continent: it is a global risk […] Wars have entered the marketplaces where women trade; they follow children en route to school; and haunt the prison cells where political activists are detained.”

Credit:UN

This is the spine-chilling summary of the UN annual report on conflict – related sexual violence around the world, was presented on Feb. 23 by secretary-general’s Special Representative Margot Wallström to the Security Council in New York.

Wallström’s report names for the first time some of the military forces, militia and other armed groups that are suspected of being among the worst offenders.

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