Large, angry, vociferous segments of America want to clean house, throw the bums out, and get back to a healthy, vital, united states. Why is it, then, that they are so content to allow the foxes to guard the hen house?
Monsanto’s hegemony over agriculture is perhaps the most glaring example of this disconnect between wanting things to be right but rewarding those who do wrong to the land, our food system, and our general health for decade upon decade.
Here it is in a nutshell.
Monsanto creates genetically-engineered RoundUp-ready corn ©. Monsanto sprays the vast monocultures of RoundUp-ready corn with–you guessed it–RoundUp © whose full COST to the environment is still not yet known. And now, with the (surprise!) emergence of RoundUp-resistant super weeds, Monsanto and Dow are teaming up to spray these same vast monoculture crops with the basic chemicals found in Agent Orange © made by–(this is getting too easy) Monsanto and Dow.
What’s not to like about this self-sustaining system: we sell you the solution; it becomes a problem; we sell you the solution to the problem we created. And this can go on, and on, and on. Who’s going to stop them, anyway?
This is the perpetual golden goose if you own stock in either of these companies or their spin-offs.
Read all about it, if you have the stomach: Dow and Monsanto Join Forces to Poison America’s Heartland.
The system that keeps this kind of corporate tyranny beyond the reach of justice, keeps them winning over human and global health–now that’s something I could whole-heartedly work and vote against, as if future generations depended on it.
If there are “evil doers” about, they have been successful getting their biological agents into our soil and water, our bellies and our blood. And we keep paying them year after year for this service, and they are making billions. And that last phrase trumps doing the right thing every time since we have given control of the nation to shareholders.
How about let’s Occupy Agriculture?
- Monsanto a Corporation that Should Have Long Since Been Dissolved – Silenced No More | Silenced No More (2012indyinfo.com)
- Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Crops Tied to Butterfly Decline (triplepundit.com)
- Anonymous Takes Down Monsanto.com – Their Message: We Fight for Farmers (climate-connections.org)
- Are You Roundup Ready? High Levels of Glyphosate in City Folks’ Urine, and More Bad Monsanto News (ecocentricblog.org)
- Monsantos Roundup Ravaging Butterfly Populations (downtownlocal.me)
- Monsanto’s Roundup is Killing Human Kidney Cells (mountainrepublic.net)