January 27, 2012
Bill Gates, the heavy Monsanto investor who purchased 500,000 shares of the biotech giant in 2010, has been touting Monsanto’s genetically modified creations as a tool that is necessary to prevent starvation in poor nations.
The same poor
nations where thousands of farmers routinely commit suicide after
being completely bankrupt by
Monsanto’s overpriced and ineffective
The same company that we recently exposed to be running
working conditions, forcing poor workers to operate the corn fields
for 14 hours per day while withholding pay.
Experts estimate Roundup usage to result in
destruction of over at least 120 million hectares of farmland
thanks to these superweeds.
Thanks to an article in the Daily Mail, it was revealed that thousands of farmers were committing suicide after using Monsanto’s GM seeds.
Due to failing harvests and drastically inflated prices, the bankrupt poor farmers began taking their lives - oftentimes drinking the very same chemical concoctions provided by Monsanto as a method of suicide.
Monsanto went as far as to charge these poor farmers £10 for 100 grams of GM seed, while they could have purchased 1,000 times more traditional seeds for the same amount.
The result? A
career-ending harvest that led to mass farmer suicide.
You can view Bill Gates' speech about how GMO crops are the answer to starvation and see for yourself how he puts such strong emphasis on that selling point: