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I read an article published at RT.com on 04 June, 2012 and will share some of the points that grabbed my attention. Hopefully you'll be inspired to read the rest of the article by clicking this link.
The article begins:
"Five million Brazilian farmers are locked in a lawsuit with US-based biotech giant Monsanto, suing for as much as 6.2 billion euros. They say that the genetic-engineering company has been collecting royalties on crops it unfairly claims as its own."
"Director of corporate communications for Monsanto, Phil Angell, summed up Monsanto’s take on the issue in a report by food author Michael Pollan for New York Times Magazine in 1998: "Monsanto should not have to vouch for the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is FDA's job."
Some may wonder how a company gets so cocky but many fail to realize that Monsanto has been playing Monopoly a very long time and they are way ahead of the game. The RT article says that Monsanto is a "US-based biotech giant" which can sound kind of small considering the size of the world and Monsanto being headquartered in lil old St. Louis, Missouri. In actuality Monsanto has locations in several locations around the world including not only the U.S. but five (5) countries in North America, eight (8) countries in South America, Twenty-eight (28) countries in Europe, Five (5) in the Middle East, eighteen (18) In Asia/Pacific and seven (7) in Africa with various administrative and sales offices, manufacturing plants, seed production facilities, research centers, and learning centers.
Have no doubt... this is a monster folks and the link is here if you'd like to see more from them and about themselves and their holdings. I seriously doubt that you will find anything there about the lawsuits by states and countries trying to ban the poison that many bought into, believing the lies that were promoted.
I'd just like to call your attention to a couple of more things about this company... this monster started in 1901, by John F. Queeny, who was married to Olga Monsanto Queeny. According to the Count in Venice, John Francis Queeny (founder of The Monsanto Company) was a Knight of Malta. Irish-American ROMAN Catholic. Queeny (1859-1933) founded Monsanto within the Jesuit stronghold of St. Lewis - hosting the Black Pope’s Saint Louis University since 1818.
The first product of that company was saccharine, which was first produced in 1878 by a chemist working on coal tar derivatives at Johns Hopkins University. It was formed from a toxin that destroys. You can read more on Sweet Poison here.
The company went on to manufacture more poisons including Nutra-Sweet, Aspartame, DDT, Agent Orange and Bovine Growth Hormones. Monsanto had ties with production of polychlorinated biphenyl which we know as (PCB).
It may interest you to know Queeny died with incurable cancer of the mouth in 1933 after having bought the illusion of prosperity forever... overborrowing and overexpanded. On the brink of financial disaster Queeny sold stock, lost majority control company and made it a publicly traded company in 1927 to relieve debts.
Check out this link for the Dark History of the Evil Monsanto Corporation which contains some excellent information.
Also I'll be adding some videos to that Popcorn and Movie topic night shared here on the Sea.