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Exposing Monsanto’s Financial Interest in Government

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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:03 PM
this is in science because a large bio tech company is in bed with govenment and it brings up ethical questions as to weather the science of bio engineering crops is acually safe,

or whether it is just "profitable" to congress men and a few ceos

The WikiLeaks cable reveals that in late 2007, the United States ambassador to France and business partner to George W. Bush, Craig Stapleton, requested that the European Union along with particular nations that did not support GMO crops be penalized. Perhaps the most shocking piece of information exposed by the cables is the fact that these U.S. diplomats are actually working directly for biotech corporations like Monsanto.

Amazingly, this is not the only case of corruption revealed. In similar newly released cables, United States diplomats are found to have pushed GMO crops as a strategic government and commercial imperative. Furthermore, advisers to the pope were specifically targeted by the United States. This may very well have to do with the fact that many Catholic bishops and figureheads have openly denounced GMO crops.

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so if politicians are making money of this how safe is the technology really?

During the 3rd quarter of 2011, biotech giant Monsanto spent a whopping $2 million lobbying the federal government. The lobbying focused on issues like regulations for genetically modified crops and patent reforms, a previous report says. The recent lobbying was aimed at the US congress as well as the USDA to weaken regulatory requirements for the production of GM sugarbeets and alfalfa. This kind of lobbying from Monsanto has been going on for years, with over $8 million spent annually over the last few years.

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are the congressmen getting rich while looking the other way?
ye bet your ass they are

where is monsanto incoperated?

Monsanto Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware,

source monsanto

do you know that any corperation that is incorperated in delaware is a loop hole for congressmen?
they are exempt from normal trading laws.

this video goes on to explain how delaware based companies are exempt from legal laws we all follow,
this means that delaware based companies can corrupt your govenment without prosicution

ats thread monsanto IS the govenment

and the kicker,
what does buying a congressmen or primeminister get?

One of Britain's largest lobbying companies has been secretly recorded boasting about its access to the heart of the Government and how it uses the "dark arts" to bury bad coverage and influence public opinion. An undercover investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, published in The Independent today, has taped senior executives at Bell Pottinger:

* Claiming they have used their access to Downing Street to get David Cameron to speak to the Chinese premier on behalf of one of their business clients within 24 hours of asking him to do so;

* Boasting about Bell Pottinger's access to the Foreign Secretary William Hague, to Mr Cameron's chief of staff Ed Llewellyn and to Mr Cameron's old friend and closest No 10 adviser Steve Hilton;

* Suggesting that the company could manipulate Google results to "drown" out negative coverage of human rights violations and child labour;


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posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 02:27 AM
WE have to get that 60 minutes special out into the streets where the OWS people are and urge every American to bitch their elected representative's out with letters, emails, phone calls tweets and everything else possible. Im talking about a massive DDOSS attack of very angry shame messages to them for being greedy and selling their souls to foreign interests rather than those of America.

Their exploiting wealth does not serve the interests of America. Policies and life choices that serve America should be the only thing that an elected representative is acting on with such rigor.

posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 02:56 AM
I know its been said before, but how the "snip" is lobbying legal? Might Lobbying be the biggest piece of corruption this country has ever seen?

posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 10:40 AM
In my opinion the issue of food security, gmo crops and the agriculture-industrial-complex is one of the most pressing issues of our time.

Corporation such as Monsanto are essentially trying to secure the power of control of the food supply. Their rational seems simple - $$$; however, there is also the possibility of more nefarious intentions behind such a push for control.

There has been a major push back against these corporate giants, but the threat is still real.

Thanks for sharing.

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