posted on May, 6 2012 @ 05:06 AM
Up until now I haven't paid much attention to the Monsanto affair. I've seen things in the news and posts on ATS, but I thought they were just
another GM company and didn't look any further into it.
Anyway, a few days ago in work we were having a little chat in our office, and I can't remember how the subject came up - scrap that yes I do. We
were talking about first aiders, and one girl said her brother in law had not been made redundant because he was a first aider so he was protected.
Then somehow my boss got onto the subject of where her father worked. Now my boss is 60 so this would have been a long time ago. She said that where
her dad worked the company used to pay the employees to stay on an extra ten minutes each day to take a shower.
I wasn't really sure what she was getting at, I thought maybe they liked their staff to be hygienic
Then she said it makes you wonder what they were working with if the company was willing to pay their staff to stay and have a shower.
The other girl asked where that was, and my boss said oh down in Monsanto. My ears pricked then, and I said jokingly oh is that the Monsanto that
everyone is talking about (not thinking that it was the same company), and she said I don't know why is everyone talking about it? I just said oh
they're messing about with food I think.
Today just out of curiosity I looked up Monsanto UK and found this:
"Waste from a Monsanto-owned plant in Newport was dumped at the Brofiscin quarry, near the village of Groesfaen, in the 1960s and 70s. Investigations
since have revealed the site is heavily polluted with dangerous toxins leaking from corroding waste containers buried underground."
Full article here
Here is another interesting article written by a local Member of Parliament talking about cover-ups.
Monsanto Paul Flynn
So it was the same company and I'm sure many of you who have had relatives who worked in dirty jobs such as in steelworks or down the mines, usually
you clock off then clean up in your own time. Strange that a company would PAY their staff to stay behind and shower.