NOT SOY FAST
            The rapidly expanding world of genetically modified soy.




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CONVENTIONAL SOY



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CONVENTIONAL SOY



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CONVENTIONAL SOY



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CONVENTIONAL SOY



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CONVENTIONAL SOY



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IMPORT/EXPORT




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PRODUCERS




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GMO SOY




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GMO SOY




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GMO SOY




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THE CORPORATIONS


                  Monsanto

                  Archer Daniels Midland

                  Cargill

      ...
MAGGI SOY EMPIRE


                  quot;To me, a 40 per cent increase in deforestation
                  doesn't mean an...
bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org

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BUY OUR SEEDS




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BUY OUR SEEDS




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BUY OUR SEEDS




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Thursday, January 1, 2009          ...
BUYING UP FOOD




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BUYING UP FOOD




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BUYING UP FOOD




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SIDE EFFECTS
              Super Insects/Weeds

              Compromising Conventional Crops

              Destroying Ra...
BR163




                            1,100 miles/1,770 km of soy highway.

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RESPONSE
          Civil Disobedience




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RESPONSE
          Civil Disobedience




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RESPONSE
          Civil Disobedience




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REPRESSION
                  Indigenous Soy Growers




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REPRESSION
                  Indigenous Soy Growers




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REPRESSION
                  Indigenous Soy Growers




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INTERNATIONAL
                                 AGREEMENTS


                  Roundtable Agreement for Responsible Soy

  ...
EU IMPORTS




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EU IMPORTS




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EU IMPORTS




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EU IMPORTS




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           Paraguay         Others       bicyclemark : citiz...
EU IMPORTS




           Brazil           USA      Argentina
           Paraguay         Others       bicyclemark : citiz...
EU IMPORTS




           Brazil           USA      Argentina
           Paraguay         Others       bicyclemark : citiz...
EU IMPORTS




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EU AND THE NEW CAP




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GMO IMPORTS?




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GMO EXPERIMENTS (NL)




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Thursday, January 1, 2009   ...
ORGANIC SOY

                  Growing Demand:

                        In 2006, UK sales of organic groceries increased b...
THE FUTURE OF SOY


                  Increased Share of Farming

                  More power in lobbying and purchasing
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THE END.




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The Silent MArch of the GMO Soy Industry

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Talk given at the 25C3 in Berlin, Dec. 30th 2008. An overview of how the GMO soy industry has slowly taken over large sectors of the agricultural industry and is in much of our food no matter where we live.

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The Silent MArch of the GMO Soy Industry

  1. 1. NOT SOY FAST The rapidly expanding world of genetically modified soy. bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org 1 Thursday, January 1, 2009 1 In order to explain GMO soy and how we got here, we must first give some explanation of soy in general. Then Ill move on to GMO soy, what purposes it serves, who developed it, who is growing it and for whom.
  2. 2. CONVENTIONAL SOY Bean Meal Oil bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 2 3 most common forms: Soy Bean, Soy Meal, Soy Oil A whole protein.. containing fiber, B vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Soy protein is used in a variety of foods such as salad dressings, soups, imitation meats, beverage powders, cheeses, non-dairy creamer, frozen desserts, whipped topping, infant formulas, breads, breakfast cereals, pastas, and pet foods.
  3. 3. CONVENTIONAL SOY Bean Meal Oil bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 2 3 most common forms: Soy Bean, Soy Meal, Soy Oil A whole protein.. containing fiber, B vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Soy protein is used in a variety of foods such as salad dressings, soups, imitation meats, beverage powders, cheeses, non-dairy creamer, frozen desserts, whipped topping, infant formulas, breads, breakfast cereals, pastas, and pet foods.
  4. 4. CONVENTIONAL SOY Bean Meal Oil bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 2 3 most common forms: Soy Bean, Soy Meal, Soy Oil A whole protein.. containing fiber, B vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Soy protein is used in a variety of foods such as salad dressings, soups, imitation meats, beverage powders, cheeses, non-dairy creamer, frozen desserts, whipped topping, infant formulas, breads, breakfast cereals, pastas, and pet foods.
  5. 5. CONVENTIONAL SOY Bean Meal Oil bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 2 3 most common forms: Soy Bean, Soy Meal, Soy Oil A whole protein.. containing fiber, B vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Soy protein is used in a variety of foods such as salad dressings, soups, imitation meats, beverage powders, cheeses, non-dairy creamer, frozen desserts, whipped topping, infant formulas, breads, breakfast cereals, pastas, and pet foods.
  6. 6. CONVENTIONAL SOY Bean Meal Oil bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 2 3 most common forms: Soy Bean, Soy Meal, Soy Oil A whole protein.. containing fiber, B vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Soy protein is used in a variety of foods such as salad dressings, soups, imitation meats, beverage powders, cheeses, non-dairy creamer, frozen desserts, whipped topping, infant formulas, breads, breakfast cereals, pastas, and pet foods.
  7. 7. CONVENTIONAL SOY Bean Meal Oil bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 2 3 most common forms: Soy Bean, Soy Meal, Soy Oil A whole protein.. containing fiber, B vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Soy protein is used in a variety of foods such as salad dressings, soups, imitation meats, beverage powders, cheeses, non-dairy creamer, frozen desserts, whipped topping, infant formulas, breads, breakfast cereals, pastas, and pet foods.
  8. 8. CONVENTIONAL SOY Bean Meal Oil bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 2 3 most common forms: Soy Bean, Soy Meal, Soy Oil A whole protein.. containing fiber, B vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Soy protein is used in a variety of foods such as salad dressings, soups, imitation meats, beverage powders, cheeses, non-dairy creamer, frozen desserts, whipped topping, infant formulas, breads, breakfast cereals, pastas, and pet foods.
  9. 9. CONVENTIONAL SOY Bean Meal Oil bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 2 3 most common forms: Soy Bean, Soy Meal, Soy Oil A whole protein.. containing fiber, B vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Soy protein is used in a variety of foods such as salad dressings, soups, imitation meats, beverage powders, cheeses, non-dairy creamer, frozen desserts, whipped topping, infant formulas, breads, breakfast cereals, pastas, and pet foods.
  10. 10. CONVENTIONAL SOY Bean Meal Oil bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 2 3 most common forms: Soy Bean, Soy Meal, Soy Oil A whole protein.. containing fiber, B vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Soy protein is used in a variety of foods such as salad dressings, soups, imitation meats, beverage powders, cheeses, non-dairy creamer, frozen desserts, whipped topping, infant formulas, breads, breakfast cereals, pastas, and pet foods.
  11. 11. CONVENTIONAL SOY Bean Meal Oil bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 2 3 most common forms: Soy Bean, Soy Meal, Soy Oil A whole protein.. containing fiber, B vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Soy protein is used in a variety of foods such as salad dressings, soups, imitation meats, beverage powders, cheeses, non-dairy creamer, frozen desserts, whipped topping, infant formulas, breads, breakfast cereals, pastas, and pet foods.
  12. 12. CONVENTIONAL SOY Bean Meal Oil bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 2 3 most common forms: Soy Bean, Soy Meal, Soy Oil A whole protein.. containing fiber, B vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Soy protein is used in a variety of foods such as salad dressings, soups, imitation meats, beverage powders, cheeses, non-dairy creamer, frozen desserts, whipped topping, infant formulas, breads, breakfast cereals, pastas, and pet foods.
  13. 13. CONVENTIONAL SOY Bean Meal Oil bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 2 3 most common forms: Soy Bean, Soy Meal, Soy Oil A whole protein.. containing fiber, B vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Soy protein is used in a variety of foods such as salad dressings, soups, imitation meats, beverage powders, cheeses, non-dairy creamer, frozen desserts, whipped topping, infant formulas, breads, breakfast cereals, pastas, and pet foods.
  14. 14. CONVENTIONAL SOY Bean Meal Oil bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 2 3 most common forms: Soy Bean, Soy Meal, Soy Oil A whole protein.. containing fiber, B vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Soy protein is used in a variety of foods such as salad dressings, soups, imitation meats, beverage powders, cheeses, non-dairy creamer, frozen desserts, whipped topping, infant formulas, breads, breakfast cereals, pastas, and pet foods.
  15. 15. IMPORT/EXPORT bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 3 Top global exporters, US, Argentina, Brazil (this was in 2002)
  16. 16. PRODUCERS bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 4 As of 2004 predictions now show that Brazil will overtake the US as the world’s soy exporter.
  17. 17. GMO SOY bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 5 Why does it appeal to farmers? Less spraying + less pests = less labor and higher yields. You get more from less. Buy the special seed, buy the special fertiziler; repeat - year after year. €€$$ Like most GMO crops, the promise of more food growing for more people in areas where it was perhaps once not possible
  18. 18. GMO SOY bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 5 Why does it appeal to farmers? Less spraying + less pests = less labor and higher yields. You get more from less. Buy the special seed, buy the special fertiziler; repeat - year after year. €€$$ Like most GMO crops, the promise of more food growing for more people in areas where it was perhaps once not possible
  19. 19. GMO SOY bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 5 Why does it appeal to farmers? Less spraying + less pests = less labor and higher yields. You get more from less. Buy the special seed, buy the special fertiziler; repeat - year after year. €€$$ Like most GMO crops, the promise of more food growing for more people in areas where it was perhaps once not possible
  20. 20. THE CORPORATIONS Monsanto Archer Daniels Midland Cargill Maggi (Blairo Maggi) bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 6
  21. 21. MAGGI SOY EMPIRE quot;To me, a 40 per cent increase in deforestation doesn't mean anything at all, and I don't feel the slightest guilt over what we are doing here. We're talking about an area larger than Europe that has barely been touched, so there is nothing at all to get worried about.quot; - Blairo Maggi 2003 bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 7
  22. 22. bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 8 One of the largest chemical companies of the 20th century. Created Agent Orange, Bovine Growth Hormone, PCB’s - coolants for electrical equipment. Until they were banned in the 80’s.
  23. 23. bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 8 One of the largest chemical companies of the 20th century. Created Agent Orange, Bovine Growth Hormone, PCB’s - coolants for electrical equipment. Until they were banned in the 80’s.
  24. 24. bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 8 One of the largest chemical companies of the 20th century. Created Agent Orange, Bovine Growth Hormone, PCB’s - coolants for electrical equipment. Until they were banned in the 80’s.
  25. 25. BUY OUR SEEDS bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 9 Interestingly, they promise massive yields but at present - gmo soy has not increased yields. But their public relations campaign make it look like this is about feeding people, even though right now, without GMO soy or other crops, we could feed the world.
  26. 26. BUY OUR SEEDS bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 9 Interestingly, they promise massive yields but at present - gmo soy has not increased yields. But their public relations campaign make it look like this is about feeding people, even though right now, without GMO soy or other crops, we could feed the world.
  27. 27. BUY OUR SEEDS bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 9 Interestingly, they promise massive yields but at present - gmo soy has not increased yields. But their public relations campaign make it look like this is about feeding people, even though right now, without GMO soy or other crops, we could feed the world.
  28. 28. BUYING UP FOOD bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 10
  29. 29. BUYING UP FOOD bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 10
  30. 30. BUYING UP FOOD bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 10
  31. 31. SIDE EFFECTS Super Insects/Weeds Compromising Conventional Crops Destroying Rainforest Toxic chemicals Longterm effects on humans Displacing and sometimes terrorizing native farmers bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 11
  32. 32. BR163 1,100 miles/1,770 km of soy highway. bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 12 Every bit of soy expansion into the rain forest needs its highway. 1,770 km of soy road. thats like Lisbon to Paris! and growing faster every year.
  33. 33. RESPONSE Civil Disobedience bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 13
  34. 34. RESPONSE Civil Disobedience bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 13
  35. 35. RESPONSE Civil Disobedience bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 13
  36. 36. REPRESSION Indigenous Soy Growers bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 14 This was around october 2008, you may have heard PAraguay elected a new president, for the first time, not from the colorado party.. who promised..
  37. 37. REPRESSION Indigenous Soy Growers bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 14 This was around october 2008, you may have heard PAraguay elected a new president, for the first time, not from the colorado party.. who promised..
  38. 38. REPRESSION Indigenous Soy Growers bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 14 This was around october 2008, you may have heard PAraguay elected a new president, for the first time, not from the colorado party.. who promised..
  39. 39. INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS Roundtable Agreement for Responsible Soy voluntary certification system developed by the industry and a number of NGO’s. REJECTED bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 15 In MArch 2008, there was a meeting called the Roundtable Agreement for Responsible Soy held in Argentina. Big agribusinesses sponsored it, a few organizations were invited and even fewer representatives of civil society.
  40. 40. EU IMPORTS bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 16 As of 2006 (global meeting on Soy in PAris) almost 60% of EU’s soy comes from South America .
  41. 41. EU IMPORTS bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 16 As of 2006 (global meeting on Soy in PAris) almost 60% of EU’s soy comes from South America .
  42. 42. EU IMPORTS bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 16 As of 2006 (global meeting on Soy in PAris) almost 60% of EU’s soy comes from South America .
  43. 43. EU IMPORTS Brazil USA Argentina Paraguay Others bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 16 As of 2006 (global meeting on Soy in PAris) almost 60% of EU’s soy comes from South America .
  44. 44. EU IMPORTS Brazil USA Argentina Paraguay Others bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 16 As of 2006 (global meeting on Soy in PAris) almost 60% of EU’s soy comes from South America .
  45. 45. EU IMPORTS Brazil USA Argentina Paraguay Others bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 16 As of 2006 (global meeting on Soy in PAris) almost 60% of EU’s soy comes from South America .
  46. 46. EU IMPORTS bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 16 As of 2006 (global meeting on Soy in PAris) almost 60% of EU’s soy comes from South America .
  47. 47. EU AND THE NEW CAP bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 17 According to the text, will reduce payments to big farms - its less about production. Calls for more emphasis on environmental standards, biodiversity and small farming. Dificult to find any details about what happens with imports or GMO soy restrictins.
  48. 48. GMO IMPORTS? bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 18 Countries known for allowing, almost always, GMO tests: Britain, Netherlands and Finland. Countries known for NEVER allowing them: Austria, France, Luxembourg. Pioneer, a biotech company, has actually SUED the EU commission for delaying approval. German BASF is now also going to sue the commission for delaying approval of its GMO potatoe.
  49. 49. GMO EXPERIMENTS (NL) bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 19
  50. 50. ORGANIC SOY Growing Demand: In 2006, UK sales of organic groceries increased by 54% to €151 million Italy, Spain and Germany contain the largest organic farming areas in the EU. European average of between 2 and 6% of the food market as of 2007. bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 20
  51. 51. THE FUTURE OF SOY Increased Share of Farming More power in lobbying and purchasing Relaxation of Policy Finds its way into almost everyone’s diet. bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 21
  52. 52. THE END. citizenreporter.org bicyclemark : citizenreporter.org Thursday, January 1, 2009 22

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