November 3, 2017 - 10:56 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - System Of A Down's Serj Tankianis urging Armenia 'to stay clear and free of'Monsanto, an American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation.
The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan organized a business conference to connect Armenian companies involved in the agricultural sector with the expertise, products, and technology of U.S. companies Valmont and Monsanto.
"There is ample proof that Monsanto's sprays have poisoned our environment contributing drastically to dying off of bees," Tankian said in a statement.
"Their predatory genetically modified products spell the end of pure organic foods. They are bad for you and taste horrible to say the least. Above all Monsanto is known as an evil corporation here in the US and Europe for all their practices, suing farmers etc. There is no going back from genetically modified products as they cannot be contained. When I'm in Armenia and bite into an apple, it's pure, crisp and delicious. From thousands of years of agriculture and cultivation. Let it remain so, please. I can't find apples like that in the US thanks to Monsanto."
Meanwhile, the New York Times published an article on Wednesday, November 1, about how crops in 25 U.S. states were damaged by a weed killer called dicamba.Monsanto, BASF and DuPont are the three companies that sell the dicamba formulations causing the problems.