Right now, there is probably no other company that is doing more to endanger the health of this planet, and it's inhabitants, than Monsanto. With Nazi-like attitude, they are leading the world in shear destructive evil greed. First they were a drug company, and then they expanded to become a drugs and genetic engineering company, and now Monsanto is attempting to acquire water rights in countries with water shortages in a move to control the people's basic means of survival, and production of the global food supply.
Giant transnational corporations like Monsanto, in collusion with the World Bank and the World Trade Organization, seek to commodify and privatize the world's water and put it on the open market for sale to the highest bidder. Millions of the world's citizens are being deprived of this fundamental human right, and vast ecological damage is being wrought as massive industry claims water once used to sustain communities and replenish nature.
In Cochabamba, Bolivia, the people, led by union leader Oscar Olivera, forced the giant engineering company Bechtel, a globalist partner of Monsanto, to leave the country and stopped a World Bank imposed privatization scheme that more than doubled the price of water to the local people. The mainstream press was, of course, reluctant to tell this story. It's hard to even describe the evil of Monsanto in a brief article.
From the people who brought you such wonders as Agent Orange, and the deadly sweetner aspartame, it's... genetically modified food! They are one of the major forces behind GMOs -- genetically modified organisms. Even though the vast majority of Americans feel that genetically modified food should be labeled as such, Monsanto has successfully stopped all such laws -- and they've gotten the US government to try to stop other countries that do.
As far as aspartame is concerned, according to researchers and physicians studying the adverse effects of aspartame, the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by ingesting of aspartame: Brain tumors, Multiple sclerosis, Epilepsy, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, Mental retardation, Lymphoma, Birth defects, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes. Aspartame is made up of three chemicals, aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. The book, "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by James and Phyllis Balch lists aspartame under the category of "Chemical Poison." As you can see, that is exactly what it is.
Monsanto sells rBGH -- recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone. It may have terrible side effects in humans who drink milk from cows treated with it -- but it makes cows produce more milk, so it's spreading. The General Accounting Office has warned of the potential hazards to human health by consuming products derived from rBGH-treated cows. But Monsanto's greed comes first.
Even the FDA admits that cows injected with rBGH could suffer from increased udder infections (mastitis), severe reproductive problems, digestive disorders, foot and leg ailments, and persistent sores and lacerations. More than 90% of Americans want mandatory labelling on hormone-enhanced milk. But they're not going to get it as long as Monsanto has a say in it. Monsanto has even paid for a law that makes it illegal for a store to advertise that it sells hormone-free milk -- and they have sued stores that try!
Genetically modified food -- isn't that a good thing? Doesn't it let farmers use less pesticide? Well, yes, if by "less pesticide" you mean "much more pesticide". Monsanto Corporation produces RoundUp pesticide/herbicide and RoundUp Ready seeds which are highly tolerant of the pesticide/herbicide. This means that the genetically modified seed grows into a plant which can live in extremely toxic environments. The plant produces food products which end up in your stomach, one way or another, to be digested by your stomach enzymes and turned into the energy that you need to survive. These genetically modified crops sprayed intensely with RoundUp pesticide may be very toxic to you, too, as they are to the life forms that they kill on the farm.
But that's not all. Look at what happened with Starlink Corn -- a GMO that was only approved for animal use because it caused nasty reactions in some humans -- and then they discovered it in human food. Thanks Monsanto! Like consumers in Europe who already have labelling requirements, the general public in the United States overwhelmingly supports mandatory labelling of foods that contain genetically altered foods.
But Monsanto has so far bribed (oh, I'm sorry, I meant "lobbied") enough Congressmen to prevent any such laws from being passed. Monsanto has used their corporate powers to clean their rear end on the US Constitution. Anyone who disagrees with Monsanto about their unctuous business practices are usually sued into submission. They also have used their money and their lawyers to strong-arm your congressperson and senator to defend their right to poison your and the worlds food.
It just keeps getting worse. They patent all their genetically modified foods, then when their seeds show up on other people's farms, they sue for patent infringement! They're currently suing several North American farmers. But why do their seeds show up on other farms? Because seeds blow in the wind! Monsanto believes that it doesn't matter how the patented plants get there, it's a violation to have them.
The Executive Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture reported that virtually all Midwestern organic corn samples tested in 2000 showed some level of genetically modified contamination. Don't want to eat their crap? Too late, you've probably already ingested it in your food. I ADVISE YOU TO BOYCOTT ALL MONSANTO PRODUCTS UNTIL THEY STOP THEIR POISONOUS BUSINESS PRACTICES, AND THEIR DEADLY EXPERIMENTS ON OUR FOOD SUPPLIES! These include Aspartame, Nutrasweet, Equal, RoundUp and RoundUp Ready, and any Milk products tainted with BgH.
To avoid genetically modified foods, people should stay away from anything with soy or corn derivatives, cottonseed and canola oil, and sugar from genetically modified sugar beets-unless it says organic or "non-GMO." If even a small percentage of people choose non-GMO brands, the U.S. food industry will likely respond as they did in Europe-by removing all genetically modified ingredients.