A Brief Summary of GMO Legal Battles

by Admin on February 2, 2016

ThaiLawForum has long taken an interest in large corporations putting profit over the benefit of the planet and our own health.

We were struck by this list made by Anonymous, ‘10 Worst Food Companies that are Poisoning You Daily and Lying About It.’

The list includes companies such as Heinz, who has recently lost a lawsuit over false advertising – they were claiming GMO ingredients were all natural. Campbell’s Soup, ConAgra and Nestle have also been sued for hiding the presence of GMO’s in their food.

This attitude of profit above the health of the population at large, the planet and even common human decency, is surely one to rebel against. Especially when consumers generally do not want GMO’s in their diet, as evidenced alone by how hard the companies try to conceal the truth behind the ingredients.

The bottom line is, as much as corporate-paid scientists might attest, GMO’s haven’t been proven safe.

Quite the opposite, in fact. There is mounting evidence that genetically modified foods can cause damaging mutations in DNA, and with the increased prevalence of GMO’s we have also seen a startling increase in diseases that used to be relatively rare, such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, gastritis, autism, Parkinson’s and diabetes.

GMO’s also bring potential for catastrophic environmental issues, causing toxicity in the soil (so that whatever we grow will be contaminated), the air we breathe and the water we drink. Learn more about the environmental dangers here and here.

Business lawyers in Thailand Chaninat and Leeds have been working successfully with companies in Thailand for decades.

Monsanto is the largest producer of genetically engineered seeds and herbicides. They have been at the center of large scale finger pointing and numerous lawsuits, in recent months the most prominent of these have been farmers claiming Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup gave them cancer.

In the past, Monsanto has sued small-scale farmers and organic farmers for patent infringement when traces of their genetically engineered seeds end up in their crops.

Learn more about the myriad of Monsanto lawsuits here, here and here.

If you’re anything like us, all this drives us to the extreme of wanting to live off the grid and grow our own organic food. But with the increasingly confusing laws regarding what we can grow and where, and even if we can grow at all, we almost want to throw our hands up in defeat. Almost.

The corporations are certainly trying to take over the world, and potentially poison us all. Let’s hope they don’t succeed.

Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments!

If you are interested in organic food in Bangkok, check out this video:

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