Corporate monopolies are not new, but ownership of patented grain
seeds connotes that the control of the food supply is in the grasp of a private company. US supreme court
rules in favor of Monsanto, "that a farmer in Indiana violated the intellectual property
rights of the agricultural biotechnology titan Monsanto when he regrew the company’s genetically modified and herbicide-resistant
soybean seeds by planting second-generation seeds."
Dave Murphy, Executive Director and founder of Food Democracy Now, explains the
"Today, the Supreme
Court unanimously affirmed the corporate takeover of our food supply, in a huge win for Monsanto, and a major loss for America’s
farmers and consumers. Monsanto has long engaged in an effort to subvert family farmers that do not use their genetically-engineered
seeds and the Court has now handed corporations even more control over what our families eat."
"There's nothing they are leaving untouched: the mustard, the okra, the bringe oil,
the rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be
collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food, they
know it – it's strategic. It's more powerful than bombs. It's more powerful than guns."
"The recent approval of Monsanto's Roundup Ready alfalfa is one of most divisive controversies
in American agriculture, but in 2003, it was simply the topic at hand in a string of emails between the US Department of Agriculture
(USDA) and Monsanto. In the emails, federal regulators and Monsanto officials shared edits to a list of the USDA's questions
about Monsanto's original petition to fully legalize the alfalfa. Later emails show a USDA regulator accepted Monsanto's help
with drafting the initial environmental assessment (EA) of the alfalfa and planned to "cut and paste" parts of Monsanto's
revised petition right into the government's assessment."
many times will the merger of corporatist influence with governmental cooperation put the public at risk, before this insidious
process is recognized as systemic corruption?
Ms. Brown continues and injects political
influence into the equation that will virtually guarantee Monsanto’s profits as they feed poisonous food to the consumer.
"The chief agricultural negotiator for the US is the former Monsanto lobbyist, Islam
Siddique. If ratified the TPP would impose punishing regulations that give multinational corporations
unprecedented right to demand taxpayer compensation for policies that corporations deem a barrier to their profits.
. . . They are carefully crafting the TPP to insure that citizens of
the involved countries have no control over food safety, what they will be eating, where it is grown, the conditions under
which food is grown and the use of herbicides and pesticides."
on seed are illegitimate because putting a toxic gene into a plant cell is not "creating" or "inventing"
a plant. These are seeds of deception — the deception that Monsanto is the creator of seeds and life; the deception
that while Monsanto sues farmers and traps them in debt, it pretends to be working for farmers’ welfare, and the deception
that GMOs feed the world."
"Control of the food chain is a concern
that crosses all ideological perspectives. The most essential of all human rights is the effective ability of access and ingestion
of nutrients that are necessary to sustain life. Forced feeding of toxicants, as the only foodstuff available to the masses,
is a true crime against humanity."
RT: Why is the US government so keen to protect the interests of Monsanto?
WE: I think this is the strategic interest of the US agribusiness lobby, the lobby
of Bush senior as president in 1992. Monsanto went to the White House and had a closed-door meeting with Bush, and got him
to agree to make sure there are no government tests whatsoever on the health and safety of GMO products before they were released
to the commercial public. That was called the doctrine of 'substantial equivalence'– it’s a fraudulent doctrine
if you just analyze the name, it’s by no means scientifically rigorous.
The Globalist objective to reduce the earthly population coincides with Monsanto’s strategy to strangle the
food supply. The world their 'substantial equivalence' envisions has no equality among humans. The roundup has begun
and the survivors will be few.