Sunday, January 29, 2012

Monsanto Knows What's Good For You

 Another black eye for the president.  First, he signed the NDAA - authorizing sweeping changes that expand his powers and move us one step closer to a police state.  Now he's appointed the fox to watch over the hen house - making Monsanto-boy Michael Taylor an advisor on food safety for the FDA.  Couldn't you just die laughing?

 Family farmers are about to go to court, suing Monsanto for contaminating their organic crops with GMO seeds. writes:  "In the past two decades, Monsanto’s seed monopoly has grown so powerful that they control the genetics of nearly 90% of five major commodity crops including corn, soybeans, cotton, canola and sugar beets.
In many cases farmers are forced to stop growing certain crops to avoid genetic contamination and potential lawsuits. Between 1997 and 2010, Monsanto admits to filing 144 lawsuits against America’s family farmers, while settling another 700 out of court for undisclosed amounts. Due to these aggressive lawsuits, Monsanto has created an atmosphere of fear in rural America and driven dozens of farmers into bankruptcy."

And our president has appointed Michael Taylor, a Monsanto-VP, to advise on food safety.

Did I miss something?  Didn't Monsanto make floor cleaners?  Now they're a massive chemical company.  And we want their advice on food safety?

Monsanto Man to Advise on Food Safety

Michael Taylor - Monsanto's Man in the FDA

Angry yet?  Start yelling.

write to the White House


Ben said...

This world has bigger problems than those that farmer's are experiencing because they are not adapting. Monsanto is addressing those greater issues in the face of Malthus, doing more than anyone to increase crop yields to supply overgrown populations across the world. This world isn't all sunshine and rainbows, gotta deal with it.

Susan said...

On the contrary - there are few problems more pressing than the safety of our food supply. How virtuous of Monsanto to be trying to feed the world by force feeding it GMO Frankenfoods while trying to wipe out organic farmers with lawsuits.
You can eat paper until your stomach is full, but it won't keep you alive. Don't buy the "we're all about the farmers" line Monsanto likes to spin.
Monsanto is under fire all over the world - driving small farmers out of business in South America, toxic dumping in the UK, creating a cotton monopoly in India, bribery and extortion in Indonesia.
Sunshine and rainbows? This is multinational corporation corruption. Deal with it.