While I haven't seen hard and fast proof of purchase of Academi by Monsanto, the company DID, in fact, hire Xe/Blackwater, to mount an on-line
Counter-Intelligence program, as well as implant moles into activist groups speaking out against the world's largest purveyor of toxic "edibles".
What I find truly interesting, is that, rather than invest in innovative best management practices for organic farming, or allocate resources towards
something other than Frankenstein Foods, the company would prefer to maintain the status quo, and sink precious capital into hiring mercenaries to
infiltrate groups speaking out against them.
It's amazing that a company, who is woefully incapable of accepting the momentum that sustainable agriculture is gaining, would invest large sums of
money trying to stamp it out. It's indicative of the fact that Monsanto isn't an innovator anymore, and have to use dirty tricks to maintain a failing
If their Management had a clue, they would have used the money they pissed down the drain mounting a Counter-Intelligence campaign, and buying off
Supreme Court justices, to start a subsidiary company doing research in sustainable farming.
Monsanto's days are numbered anyway. The earth cannot support 10 calories of petrochemicals to grow 1 calorie of produce. It's only a matter of time
before the Laws of Physics intervene on our behalf.
Monsanto's behavior is proof that we live in a world where even incompetent buffoons can run a multi-billion dollar business. It's also proof that,
when faced with adversity, the modern corporate mind, rather than hire engineers and scientists to innovate, will hire lawyers and thugs to litigate
May Monsanto rot in hell...
edit on 1-7-2013 by AllenBishop because: (no reason given)