‘Farmers call them the “seed police” and use words such as “Gestapo” and “Mafia” to describe their tactics.’ The company that brought you ‘Agent Orange’, Dioxin, and NutraSweet (after buying out Searle in 1985), now wants to control the vegetables on your table and the milk in your fridge.
(VANITY FAIR May 2008 Online Issue) — Monsanto already dominates America’s food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Now it has targeted milk production. Just as frightening as the corporation’s tactics–ruthless legal battles against small farmers–is its decades-long history of toxic contamination. Full Report
Who owns God’s creation? We thought God did, and that He placed all of humankind here to populate and subdue the Earth. Does staking a ‘patented claim’ on a seed, plant, or genetically modified milk make you the new owner? Apparently, Monsanto thinks so. Not only is this huge mega-corporation forcing farmers to buy crop seed year after year (don’t you dare hold any back for next year!), but they’re sending out hit men to enforce the law. And we thought the RIAA was tough! If it weren’t so horribly tragic, we’d have a good laugh, but Monsanto is deadly serious.
With global famine taking hold, anyone who controls food production and water rights will truly rule the world. Forget oil — when all is said and done, we have to eat to live. — PID