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Monsanto's ‘healthier environment’ ads banned in South Africa

21.03.2014 20:00

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa has ordered biotech titan Monsanto to withdraw its ads on local radio in which the company boasts the supposed benefits of GM crops, including a “healthier environment” and “more food sustainably.”

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Carolin Marguerite 12.04.2014 15:47

You all think that it's a win to ban GM's? What about the current agricultural practices? All the pesticides and fertilizers used? I definitely do not support Monsanto but if there were possibilities to implement OGM which had clear benefits such as using less pesticides, creating higher yield by independent laboratories, i would be for them. There is demand and their will be more demand, GM can help to achieve the target of intensifying agriculture instead of expanding it into still functionning ecosystems which are very important in absorbing CO2 emissions.


Halayna Tetreault 27.03.2014 16:39

Their claims that GMs help reduce the amount of pesticide and herbicide are completely accurate. in fact the only thing truly wrong with GMOs is the lack of communication between the scientists and consumers. Monsanto is far for "Monsatan" as they have created many GMs such as golden rice, which would've helped improve vitamin A deficiency rates in Africa; however green peace bombed the test plots, and felt that their opinions should triumph the needs of millions of malnourished and starving people.


abinico arts 25.03.2014 23:38

Funny how Monsanto keeps misspelling its name "MonSatan." ;


Hennie Boshoff 24.03.2014 23:58

South Africa must follow suit with Europe, Russia and China and ban this cancer giving poison as well. NO to GMO! Is amazing how blind the South African and African public are to the dangers of GMO. A professor on a farm close to Melbourne gave pigs GMO and next to them pigs non-GMO food. 2 years and all the GMO eating pigs had cancer. Her website was destroyed 7 times when trying to publish this information.


Lisa Moses 24.03.2014 15:36



Mohamed Rafi 24.03.2014 09:57

Correct step in the right direction. will other nations too follow suit?


Dak 24.03.2014 09:44

USA Non-Competitive by passively allowing BAYER, Monsanto, DOW and other GMO and chemical companies to poison the food chain. Now many countries do not accept USA agricultural products as imports.


Davood 23.03.2014 23:49

Awesome! Kudos to South Africa!

Mon -Satan is THE Corporation from HEL L.


Devark Veyth 23.03.2014 16:25



LarryHarry 23.03.2014 15:56

Good news.

There are no shortcuts or benefits with gmo, its a dead end when scientists play God. A final ban on Monsanto, Dupont and other thoroughly evil companys should be on everyone and their governments top agenda.


Andrew Leonard 23.03.2014 11:09

This is a small step in the right direction but Monsanto has already set deep roots into the South Africa market and it is a very worrying thing indeed. GMO should be outright banned until they start producing products that are modified for higher nutritional value and not for base line profits.

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