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two words: pollen warfare.
stand just beyond their properties perimeter with pillowcase full of GODS pollen
Known as ambrosia or food of the gods, pollen has been used for centuries as...
Originally posted by Ironclad
Is it true that Monsanto brought Blackwater up?
One of the most incendiary details in the documents is that Blackwater, through [subisidiary] Total Intelligence, sought to become the “intel arm” of Monsanto, offering to provide operatives to infiltrate activist groups organizing against the multinational biotech firm.”
That means Xe was hired by Monsanto. Not that they were bought by them.
Blackwater/Xe has been sold – via a shell company and a pair of private equity firms. So...
Monsanto spent $6,560,000 for lobbying in 2010. $1,030,000 was to outside lobbying firms with the remainder being spent using in-house lobbyists.
Genetic modification actually cuts the productivity of crops, an authoritative new study shows, undermining repeated claims that a switch to the controversial technology is needed to solve the growing world food crisis.
Biotech companies have continually promised that genetically modified (GM) crops will benefit the environment. But now the countryside in the United States is suffering because of the rush to embrace GM. A new study has revealed that pesticide use has increased by a massive 73 million pounds (33,112 metric tonnes) since US farmers started to grow GM crops commercially in 1996. The report compared the average weight per acre of pesticides used on GM crops to the weight used on conventional crops. The 73 million pound difference between the two is primarily due to the introduction of Herbicide Tolerant (HT) crops, particularly GM soya. These crops are genetically modified to be resistant to a particular pesticide, allowing it to be used indiscriminately to kill pests. But many farmers then have to spray greater quantities of herbicide on their GM crops, as weed species adapt to GM and become harder to control. In some cases, the weeds are even developing a genetic resistance to the herbicide.
In response to moves by France to ban a Monsanto GM corn variety in late 2007, the ambassador, Craig Stapleton, a friend and business partner of former US president George Bush, asked Washington to penalise the EU and particularly countries which did not support the use of GM crops.
The US state department special adviser on biotechnology as well as government biotech advisers based in Kenya lobbied Vatican insiders to persuade the pope to declare his backing. "… met with [US monsignor] Fr Michael Osborn of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, offering a chance to push the Vatican on biotech issues, and an opportunity for post to analyse the current state of play on biotech in the Vatican generally," says one cable in 2008. "Opportunities exist to press the issue with the Vatican, and in turn to influence a wide segment of the population in Europe and the developing world," says another.