reply to post by ladymerelda
Thanks again, Lady. Here is a copy of the e-mail I sent:
Dear Mr. Attorney General;
I am writing in regards to the corporation known as Monsanto. For
several years now I have read about the immoral actions of this
company. As I understand it, Monsanto is chartered for incorporation
in the Great State of Delaware, as are most Fortune 500 companies. I
am not from the State of Delaware, and I understand your first
priority is to the people of Delaware. However, being the Attorney
General to the State that facilitates incorporation like no other
state, I humbly suggest that you also have a profound responsibility
to the world.
Monsanto has destroyed many a small farmers life over dubious patent
infringement claims. Perhaps you are not aware - although given your
lineage and career trajectory I suspect you know at least to some
degree - that Mexico has placed a moratorium on Monsanto's genetically
modified foods since 2005. Mexico is a neighbor of the United States,
which is why I mentioned them first. Here is a list of other
countries that have banned Monsanto's GM foods:
Austria: Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810, MON 863 and T25
Notified in June 1999, initially under Article 16 of Directive
90/220/EEC, and subsequently maintained in February 2004 under Article
23 of Directive 2001/18/EC;
France: Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810.
Notified in February 2008, under Article 23 of Directive 2001/18/EC;
and under EU Regulation 1829/2003
Germany: in April 2009 the agriculture Minister, Ms. Aigner, announced
a ban on cultivation and sale of MON 810
Greece: Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810.
Application lodged in April 2005 under Article 18 of Directive
2002/53/EC, and subsequently in January 2006 extended/maintained the
measure under Article 23 of Directive 2001/18/EC;
Hungary: Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810.
Notified in September 2006, under Article 23 of Directive 2001/18/EC;
Ban on cultivation and commercial use of potato Amflora
Italy: General ban on the cultivation of all genetically engineered (GE) crops.
Notified by ministerial circular in March 2006. This ban will stay in
place until the Italian regions have regulated the “coexistence”
between GE, conventional and organic crops.
Luxembourg : Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810.
Notified in March 2009, under Directive 2001/18/EC
Poland: Ban on cultivation of Monsanto’s maize MON 810.
Application lodged in March 2005 under Article 16 of Directive
2002/53/EC ( The EU’s Seeds Directive). The ban under the Seeds
Directive affects 16 out of 31 MON 810 varieties. However, in May 2006
the Polish government complemented the ban with a general prohibition
–based on national law- to sell any GE seeds in Poland.
Romania: Ban on cultivation of MON 810 maize announced by Environment
minister Korodi on 27 March 2008.
The Romanian government has indicated that it intends to install the
ban on the same legal grounds as France: under Article 23 of
Directive 2001/18/EC; and under EU Regulation 1829/2003. Enactment of
the ban is expected in April 2008.
Switzerland: In 2005, the Swiss voted by referdendum a 5-year
moratorium against the commercial cultivation of GM crops and animals.
The Suiss government decided to extend this moratorium till 2013.
Year after year, country after country is taking action and doing what
is necessary to protect their people from the corporation Monsanto, of
whose existence is one of privilege granted by the people of Delaware.
This places a great deal of responsibility on the people of Delaware
for the actions of the fraudulent and immoral corporation known as
Monsanto. I realize that Monsanto has a right to due process of law,
but let's be clear here, that due process of law includes a proper
investigation of Monsanto's practices. I can think of no one better
positioned, with the most authority to handle Monsanto's alleged fraud
and immorality than you.
I respectfully request that you take the necessary steps to begin
investigating this corporation, and if they are found to be guilty, I
respectfully request you revoke this corporations charter, not just
for the sake of the people of the Great State of Delaware, but for the
sake of us all.
Keep fighting the good fight, and hopefully more will join us in that fight.