There is more to this than just the health issues. Monsanto hold "intellectual property rights" to their GM soy beans. Much like when you use a MS
Windows OS, you aren't buying the product or even the disc it came on, you are being granted the license
to use the product. This is the case
with Monsanto soy beans as well.
Monsanto and Intellectual Property
You may be thinking, "so what?" What that means is, you, as a farmer, cannot recapture your own seeds that you bought and paid for. You must
purchase a whole new batch of seeds for planting the next season. If you are planting un-modified seeds but your fields are contaminated by pollen,
etc, from neighboring farmers, you can still be prosecuted for intellectual property violations.
According to the movie, Food, Inc.
, it will reach a point where all seeds found on the shelves of our local farm market will be GM'd making it
illegal to keep and replant any seeds produced by these plants.
The implications are obvious; TPTB want complete control. Control of the money, transportation, food, security, and property. Take a close look at
Justice Clarence Thomas's resume. And he is just the tip of the iceberg regarding public officials' ties to the AG industry.
Conflict of Interest
This issue runs deep. Real deep. The U.S. destroyed the corn industry in Mexico by creating NAFTA. Since we could export corn to Mexico much cheaper
than they could grow it themselves, they stopped growing it. And what happened to all of those farm workers? Take a guess.
Furthermore, Monsanto has fought the labeling of foods that are GM'd, as well as fighting those wishing to label their products as NOT
genetically modified. They seem to be contradicting themselves, as indicated by these two different reports:
Monsanto, the biotechnology major, holds the view that mandatory labelling of products made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in India
would make no sense. It favours options such as companies voluntarily labelling products as not containing GMOs, and individuals making a personal
decision not to consume food containing GM ingredients.
In 1994 Monsanto and state agriculture officials in the United States launched a similar intimidation campaign against several thousand dairies and
health food stores in the US attempting to label or advertise their dairy products as free of recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH). To this date,
Monsanto's "no labeling" intimidation campaign has been quite successful. Less than 10% of US dairy products today are labeled as "rBGH-free" even
though the overwhelming majority (90%) US dairy cows are not being injected with the drug. Most of America's 1500 dairies, backed by food giants such
as Kraft/Phillip Morris, have collaborated in denying consumers free choice by co-mingling rBGH-tainted milk with regular milk and then deliberately
lying to consumers about the presence of the hormone ("we don't know") in their company's products.
It's all about money, power and control. What we see on the news is nothing more than a facade hiding the truth.
edit on 23-2-2011 by
General.Lee because: Added Information