Monday, December 14, 2009

Monsanto, getting between your food and you.

Making sure it will be making money when we are starving.
ST. LOUIS — Confidential contracts detailing Monsanto Co.'s business practices reveal how the world's biggest seed developer is squeezing competitors, controlling smaller seed companies and protecting its dominance over the multibillion-dollar market for genetically altered crops, an Associated Press investigation has found.

With Monsanto's patented genes being inserted into roughly 95 percent of all soybeans and 80 percent of all corn grown in the U.S., the company also is using its wide reach to control the ability of new biotech firms to get wide distribution for their products, according to a review of several Monsanto licensing agreements and dozens of interviews with seed industry participants, agriculture and legal experts.

Declining competition in the seed business could lead to price hikes that ripple out to every family's dinner table. That's because the corn flakes you had for breakfast, soda you drank at lunch and beef stew you ate for dinner likely were produced from crops grown with Monsanto's patented genes.
Other articles and posts on the wonderful world of Monsanto: food and milk mafia trying to control farmers and dairies, trying to control living genetic material, frankenfoods, cause of suicides, anti-trust investigations.

Although not all internet rumors are true.

But, I'm sorry, anyone who develops a 'Terminator Gene' to force farmers to continually buy seeds from Monsanto, and thinks this is a good idea is inherently evil.


mahakal said...

Living genetic material can be used under proper controls. In fact my enzyme is now being produced from a human cell line. I hope that's okay.

ellroon said...


Yes, of course. It's the way they are doing it that is suspicious. Is your enzyme made by Monsanto?

mahakal said...

No, certainly not. :)

Monsanto only makes poison. That's all they ever have made.

ellroon said...

But they're sooooOooo good at that!

mahakal said...

Have you tried their New and Improved, Agent Orange Juice, part of a complete breakfast? ;)

ellroon said...

My orange juice??? /in a quavery voice...

You are joking.... aren't you? Agent Orange was actually Monsanto? ... /googles... OoooHhhhHHh Boy.