Monsanto's Minions: The White House, Congress, and the Mass Media
The United States is rapidly devolving into what can only be described as a Monsanto Nation. Despite Barack Obama (and Hillary Clinton's) campaign operatives in 2008 publicly stating that Obama supported mandatory labels for GMOs, we haven't heard a word from the White House on this topic since Inauguration Day.
Michele Obama broke ground for an organic garden at the White House in early 2009, but after protests from the pesticide and biotech industry, the forbidden "O" (organic) word was dropped from White House PR. Since day one, the Obama Administration has mouthed biotech propaganda, claiming, with no scientific justification whatsoever, that biotech crops can feed the world and enable farmers to increase production in the new era of climate change and extreme weather.
Like Obama's campaign promises to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; like his promises to bring out-of-control banksters and oil companies under control; like his promises to drastically reduce greenhouse gas pollution and create millions of green jobs;
Obama has not come though on his 2008 campaign promise to label GMOs. His unilateral approval of Monsanto's genetically engineered alfalfa, overruling the federal courts, scientists, and the organic community, offers the final proof: don't hold your breath for this man to do anything that might offend Monsanto or Corporate America.
Obama's Administration, like the Bush and Clinton Administrations before him, has become a literal "revolving door" for Monsanto operatives. President Obama stated on the campaign trail in 2007-2008 that agribusiness cannot be trusted with the regulatory powers of government.
But, starting with his choice for USDA Secretary, the pro-biotech former governor of Iowa, Tom Vilsack, President Obama has let Monsanto and the biotech industry know they'll have plenty of friends and supporters within his administration. President Obama has taken his team of food and farming leaders directly from the biotech companies and their lobbying, research, and philanthropic arms:
Michael Taylor, former Monsanto Vice President, is now the FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods. Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto-funded Danforth Plant Science Center, is now the director of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Islam Siddiqui, Vice President of the Monsanto and Dupont-funded pesticide-promoting lobbying group, CropLife, is now the Agriculture Negotiator for the U.S.
Trade Representative. Rajiv Shah former agricultural-development director for the pro-biotech Gates Foundation (a frequent Monsanto partner), served as Obama's USDA Under-Secretary for Research Education and Economics and Chief Scientist and is now head of USAID. Elena Kagan, who, as President Obama's Solicitor General, took Monsanto's side against organic farmers in the Roundup Ready alfalfa case, is now on the Supreme Court. Ramona Romero, corporate counsel to DuPont, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as General Counsel for the USDA.
Of course, America's indentured Congress is no better than the White House when it comes to promoting sane and sustainable public policy. According to Food and Water Watch, Monsanto and the biotech industry have spent more than half a billion dollars ($547 million) lobbying Congress since 1999. Big Biotech's lobby expenditures have accelerated since Obama's election in 2008. In 2009 alone Monsanto and the biotech lobby spent $71 million. Last year Monsanto's minions included over a dozen lobbying firms, as well as their own in-house lobbyists.
America's bought-and-sold mass media have likewise joined the ranks of Monsanto's minions. Do a Google search on a topic like citizens' rights to know whether our food has been genetically engineered or not, or on the hazards of GMOs and their companion pesticide Roundup, and you'll find very little in the mass media. However, do a Google search on the supposed benefits of Monsanto's GMOs, and you'll find more articles in the daily press than you would ever want to read.
since the 2010 Supreme Court decision in the outrageous "Citizens United" case gave big corporations like Monsanto the right to spend unlimited amounts of money (and remain anonymous, as they do so) to buy elections
Frankenfarmers, Monsanto's minions, have now been allowed to plant GMO crops on 150 million acres, approximately one-third of all USA cropland
In just one year, Monsanto has moved from being Forbes' "Company of the Year" to the Worst Stock of the Year. The Biotech Bully of St. Louis has become one of the most hated corporations on Earth.
However, the difference between now and then is that they now know how to manipulate the human genome itself. Startling evidence about how they intend to manipulate the human species emerged in a news story last week about how scientists had developed bullet-proof skin by inserting the silk of spider milk into the human genome.
It would be interesting to know who funded that research ~ whether it was the Carnegie Institute or the Rockefeller Foundation who are historically big funders of social engineering projects.
Just as it would be interesting to know why Monsanto now owns nearly 4,000 patents on processes designed to mitigate the effects of geo-engineering (chemtrails) on plants, fruits and vegetables, some of them in partnershp with Mendel biotechnology who specialise in playing around with genes.
It would certainly explain why Monsanto, as a company, is able to weather even the fiercest of the PR storms in America. Every day, there’s a fresh anti-Monsanto story ~ too many to list here. Any other company would fold under the pressure, but Monsanto doesn’t need to because, as Wikileaks informs us, Monsanto has infiltrated and is now deeply embedded in the US government and the Food and Drug Administration, from which its Stormtroopers can easily and with absolute impunity launch their bullying crusades against the organic farmers and the Amish and just about anybody else that steps out line and saves their seeds instead of destroying them.
Even the 2012 Ascensionist psy-ops campaign is part of the Transhuman Agenda. Ascensionists talk of being upgraded into a superior kind of human being with a crystalline body. In fact, they are being mentally prepared to be totally compliant with the view that turning into iRobot will bring them closer to Heaven.
Over the last century, Monsanto was responsible for bringing many controversial substances to the market.
• Agent Orange
• Bovine Growth Hormone
Initially a chemical company, it wasn’t until 1982 that Monsanto branched into agriculture, immediately tying the chemical background to the formerly wholesome business of growing food. Monsanto was determined to improve on nature and by the late 1980s had begun trials with genetically modified crops.
The chemical giant recently settled for an undisclosed amount with the residents of Nitro, West Virginia in a class action lawsuit over the production of the carcinogenic chemical 2,4,5-T, an ingredient in herbicides and pesticides, as well as the banned “Agent Orange.”
Recently, public depopulation proponent Bill Gates bought half a million shares in Monsanto and began “gifting” Monsanto seeds to farmers in Third World countries. These farmers will be permanently tied to Monsanto, as the self-terminating seeds will have to be repurchased every year.
Monsanto’s Board of Directors has ties to corporate giants such as McDonalds, Cisco Systems, Sara Lee, Lockheed Martin and Proctor and Gamble, to name a few.
We aren’t allowed to be warned about GMOs either. Although Obama promised labeling of GMO foods appearing at your local grocery store, it’s yet another campaign promise that has never been fulfilled.
The state of Vermont is currently being sued by Monsanto for labeling GMO foods. The FDA has also refused to force GMO producers to label their food. At this point, the only way you can be sure you are getting your food as nature intended it is to pay high prices for organic foods.
The creation of the self-terminating seed causes a revolving need for more seeds every year. If plants grown in subsequent years are found to have some residual DNA from previous Monsanto plantings, the farmer knows he will be sued and lose everything. The farmer is unable to propagate from previous crops. Monsanto has created a customer who has no option but to purchase from them year after year.
As a method to take over the world, what better way than to control the source from which all food comes? If the ONLY seeds are one day these modified sterile creations, what happens when those seeds disappear? What happens if Monsanto stops producing the seeds? What if seeds become regulated and only distributed in certain amounts to certain growers?
Starvation on a scale more massive than the world has ever seen occurs.
Control is complete and absolute.