by Kaitlyn Moore
June 27, 2011
He who controls the seed
controls the food supply; and he who
controls the food supply controls the world.
There is no question that
Monsanto is on
a mission to monopolize the conventional seed market. In fact, they
are steadfastly working towards the goal of creating a world where
100% of all commercial seeds are genetically modified and patented -
a world where natural seeds are extinct.
Unfortunately for the global community Monsanto is accomplishing
their purpose. They currently
own 90% of the world's patents for
GMO seed including cotton, soybeans, corn, sugar beets and canola.
Yep, the creators of chemicals that will go down in history for
their toxicity and horrific side effects, is attempting to take over
the world's seed supply. Ask yourself, do you really want companies
...involved with your
Sadly, to a large extent they already
are. These Monsanto chemical and
GMO cronies all share genetically
engineered traits and create the patented herbicides and pesticides
that GMO crops require to thrive.
Monsanto is infamous for taking advantage of small farmers, and with
the advent of
MoU's they are doing so with governmental license.
Countries like India, Pakistan, Australia, and New Zealand have all
executed MoU's with Monsanto. MoU's or memorandum's of understanding
permit Monsanto to use publicly owned lands to create so called
demonstration farms (GMO breeding camps) which in turn - at least in
the case of Rajasthan - are subsidized by the government.
Monsanto literally takes farmer seeds, creates genetically
engineered copycat versions, and then retains all intellectual
Dr. Vandana Shiva, Executive
Director of the
Navdanya Trust, an Indian organization committed to
organic biodiversity, states that,
"the MoU's will in effect,
facilitate bio-piracy of Rajasthan's rich biodiversity of
draught -resilient crops... by failing to have any clauses that
respect the Biodiversity Act and the Farmers' Rights Act, the
MoU's promote bio-piracy and legalize the great seed robbery."
It is common knowledge that GMO seeds
are much worse than conventional ones.
As with all of their agreements,
Monsanto shields itself from any liability- so when the Monsanto's
promises of higher yields with less work ring hollow, when farmers
crops fail, or when mass suicides are committed because of crop
failure and spirit crushing debt -
Monsanto presses on with no worries.
Farmers that sign up for Monsanto's seeds of destruction find
themselves hooked. Year after year, no matter what prices are being
charged, they are dependent on GMO seeds for new crops because GMO
seeds - the bastardized versions they are -
Monsanto has no qualms about robbing farmers that don't play poker
with them. As a mater of fact; it makes a business of it.
Conventional and organic farmers in both Canada and the U.S., who
have the misfortune of having lands that border GMO farms, often end
up with trace contamination in their crops, making them (if
organic), unsuitable for sale. Monsanto actually uses this situation
against farmers and files patent infringement claims that they often
The result farm owners are left with exorbitant legal bills and
fines often forcing them to shut down: clearing away Monsanto
competition. In a savvy move for survival, a preemptive suit on
behalf of almost 300,000 plaintiffs seeking legal safe harbor,
has been filed in New York.
Monsanto's product has changed from poison to food, but it has held
true to its history of violating the rights and health of people
around the globe.
Monsanto is a 100% committed to the sale of their
seeds of destruction no matter what it takes: bullying, infiltration
of high government offices with company friendly individuals, or
The organic movement has taken up the standard against
Monsanto's machinations in court as well as through grassroots
education and activist efforts.
The organic revolution is Monsanto's
Achilles heel, and its goal is a world without Monsanto.