Monsanto Exposed

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We have published this article last May but would like you to read it again as we found out some more important information.

Many people are dismissive about conspiracy theories. While some theories may be the ramblings of a paranoid lot, there are instances when it is worth taking a look at the other side of the fence and looking beyond the official word. When it comes to the food sector, there are certain companies that have established monopolies and reaped benefits due to the very nature of their businesses.

A monopoly in itself is an indication of increased chances of corruption, but when there is a monopoly in the agricultural sector, we have ample reason to worry for our well-being, and that of our farmers.

The Corn Prince

Corn is found in most things we eat – right from corn on the cob to corn syrup that’s present in confectioneries and sodas. What about hand sanitizers? Ethanol car fuel? That’s all corn, too. Making rubber tires? You’ll need corn starch. Spark plugs? Corn. Drywall? Corn. You can’t build a car or a house without corn. Naturally, corn is an important crop for these very reasons, and Monsanto, the world’s biggest multinational agricultural biotech firm, has made sure that it’s established its firm monopoly over all things corn and corn products.

Monsanto is the world leader when it comes to the production of weed killers and seeds. Roundup is Monsanto’s most famous herbicide that is used the world over, but even more damning is the fact that Monsanto has also produced DDT, Agent Orange, and other pesticides that were toxic and extremely harmful. There’s no reason why we should trust their word when they say that Roundup is perfectly safe, right?

In recent times, many pest management specialists who promote non-toxic pesticides are of the opinion that Roundup should not be used in public places or where there are chances of people coming in contact with it. While they feel that people using Roundup in their own backyards is their own problem, using it in public places like parks and schools where chances of people coming in contact with it are greater is highly dangerous and not advisable at all. This goes a long way to show how deadly and toxic Roundup is considered by even pest management experts.

Nevertheless, what makes Monsanto the epitome of evil is the way that they have been exploiting farmers with their GM (genetically modified) seeds.

Below is the list of brands that sells Monsanto seeds and other products:

Seed Brands:
Asgrow
Channel
Dekalb
Deltapine
Fielders Choice Direct
Fortanelle
Gold Country Seed
Heritage Seeds
Hubner Seed
Jung Seed Genetics
Kruger Seeds
Lewis Hybrids
Rea Hybrids
Specialty
Stewart
Stone Seed Group
Trelay Seeds

Traits & Technologies:
Acceleron Seed Treatment Products
Genuity
Prescriptive AG Solutions

Vegetable Seed Brands:
De Ruiter Seeds
Seminis

Weed Control Brands:
AquaMaster
Bullet
Certainty
Degree Xtra
Harness
Intrro
Lariat
Maverick
Micro-Tech
Out Rider
Quick Pro
Round Up
RT3
TripleFlex
Warrant

Seed up!

Here’s what farmers normally do when they buy seeds for their crops. They plant them and then when they are done with the harvesting, they use the seeds produced by their own plants and reuse them for their next crop. With Monsanto’s GM seeds, however, what farmers get are sterile plants that cannot produce any more seeds, so in order to grow more crops, farmers have to continue to queue up before Monsanto and buy more of their seeds.

The genetic altering of seeds is not without its own set of dangers even though Monsanto claims otherwise under the guise of ‘increased pest and disease resistance’. Such GM seeds are more harmful than not, and after years of threats and protests, Monsanto came up with another ridiculously simple plan. Instead of altering the seeds genetically, they planned to make farmers sign contracts saying that they would buy seeds only from Monsanto and that they wouldn’t use the seeds produced by their crops. In effect, they succeeded in letting farmers exploit themselves by their own hands.

With its years of experience in the agriculture industry and the results of ‘seasoned’ leadership, Monsanto is going from strength to strength, even if ordinary people like you and me are not buying corn. Moreover, Monsanto has been buying up smaller seed companies in order to ensure that its monopoly survives in the industry. Cotton, corn, and soybeans are some of the seeds Monsanto is famed for, so whichever way you turn, you can be sure that Monsanto is there, grinning like an evil version of the Cheshire cat.

Over the past few years, there have been numerous cases against Monsanto, but as clichés go, it’s an evil conglomerate that has spread its tentacles far and wide.  What’s extremely worrying is that Monsanto is controlling all the seeds not just in the USA, but worldwide, and seeds are the very first step in the food chain. It goes without saying that whoever controls the seeds controls global food production.

Moreover, because they have managed to secure their insidious monopoly, Monsanto can hike the prices as they wish without giving two hoots about stiff competition. Farmers have no choice but to buy seeds from Monsanto because there’s no one else they can go to. This is just one of the many ways in which this corporation has been exploiting farmers – making them pay way more than they should for seeds that are not even healthy in the first place.

As consumers, we ought to be aware of the hidden forces behind the seed monopoly that Monsanto has spread so far and wide. Although there are many pending court cases against Monsanto, its rise has continued unabated.

You can find a list of companies that Monsanto bought here

More on Monsanto Below:

References-

http://www.naturalnews.com/031922_Monsanto_lawsuit.html

http://www.triplepundit.com/2009/11/the-monopoly-named-monsanto/

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/features_julieshealthclub/2009/07/should-i-use-roundup-on-my-yard-.html

http://www.cracked.com/article_18845_6-secret-monopolies-you-didnt-know-run-world.html

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Monsanto Exposed
  • Palma

    Anybody interested in knowing the whole truth about Monsanto, should read the book Seeds of Deception, by Jeffrey Smith. The book is available from Acres USA.
    Gardners, for the sake of your family’s and your health, only sow heirloom seeds, as I do.

  • Peter Rimmer

    It is not only Monsanto that has lost its soul but also the powers who willingly allow such deceptive practice to carry on.The age old adage ignorence of the law does not condone anyone breaking it and to those beings that create missery at the expense of others there are spiritual laws as we are spirit havinig a body experience.I pray that the natural powers and laws will be stronger than those of Mosanto and its powerful conspirators.

  • Madu

    We wonder why the Honey Bees are disapearing!

    If Monsanto continues the Bees do not have a job to do, they do not have to pollinate, cause there is nothing to polinate!
    What a sad world this can be..

    That said, Almost all business do not last forever. If we buy organic, lets hope this puts them Out of
    business..
    Why do some people have to be So greedy, only to make money off of our Health!

    Just read here that Whole Foods is going to be carrying Monsanto foods?? Grrrrrr
    Going to call Whole Foods, and I hope there answer is a honest one!!

  • Ronald

    Your article about Monsanto said the company is “the epitome of evil..” That’s a valid viewpoint. Let me tell you my personal story about how Monsanto operates control over its employees. Many years ago soon after returning from military service in Vietnam, Monsanto Chemical Company in Texas City offered me a job, which I accepted, as Employee Communicator and Editor of the weekly employee news publication. Near the end of my two-year period of employment (I was in the Personnel Department), the Personnel Director informed me that since my wife was working at Union Carbide, a competitor in Texas City, she would have to quit her job because UC was a competitor and I had access to sensitive production information — which I really did not, or I would have to resign. Well, two other plant employees knowing about my situation came up with a list a page long of names of local Monsanto employees whose spouses worked at other competitive chemical companies — including Union Carbide. I marched into the Personnel Director’s office and dropped the list on his desk, saying, Ed when these other people’s spouses quit their jobs, I will ask my wife if she wants to quit her job. He was silently stunned and evidently speechless when I walked out. Needless to say, the whole episode put a bad taste into my mouth about Monsanto’s ways. Within two or three months I tendered my resignation at Monsanto. I suppose I should have found some good civil rights attorney, even a federal one, and filed suit. But I did not take that action. I just wanted to be out of that place — and I was.

  • DLA

    So many inaccuracies in the article and the posts that it is hard to believe anything written here. For example:
    Roundup Ready seed is not sterile. If it were it wouldnt grow in the first place. The technology is patented and farmers are contractually obligated to NOT plant bin run seed. If they don’t agree with that policy, they can plant another technology or non GMO seed. Also, since the 1940’s, most corn has been produced from hybred seed. A male and a female are cross polinated to produce the seed for the following year’s crop. The average farmer is not going to segregrate male and female plants, go through the laborous process of pollinating and detasseling and then destroying the male plants so they can plant their own bin run corn seed the next year. That is like claiming that people cant build their own cars because the car companies wont let them. Anyone could make their own car, but most chose the easy way out and buy the car with all the technological developments done by the auto manufacturers.
    Also, Monsanto is not the only player in the seed industry. Perhaps you have heard of little companies called Bayer or DuPont?
    Also- bees do not pollinate corn. Whether it is GMO or not or even organic, corn has both male and female reproductive traits. The pollen falls from the tassel, is spread by gravity or wind and the silk catches the pollen to make the seed. In the 1000s of years that corn and it’s ancestors have been grown by humans, it has never been dependant upon bees for pollination. Bees are dying because of mites that are killing them in their hives. They are not starving because of Monsanto.
    I don’t deny that Monsanto is a big profit making company, but it seems like people that wrote this aritcle and that are responding to it are, at least, inaccurate in many of their claims. I don’t care one way or another whether you hate this company or not, but I do think that you should have accurate information before you make an opinion. Do your own research, then form an opinion. Just because it’s on the net doesn’t make it true. Just because somebody wrote something doesn’t mean he/she doesn’t have another adjenda they are trying to push. Would the author benefit by hurting this company or agronomic practice (maybe he/she grows organic crops or shorted Monsanto stock or is an investor in DuPont or would benefit in another way by hurting Monsanto).
    Unlike the author of this article, I will disclose that I do have a vested interest in GM crops. I am a farmer and I get paid by the bushels I produce. The technologies made by Monsanto, Bayer, DuPont and all the other smaller companies that I purchase increase my yields and help me sell more bushels to feed and fuel the world. In this year of record low projected carryout, record floods and widespread droughts, I don’t think that the world can afford to take the yield hit that eliminating GM crops would cause. Again, I suggest that you do your own research- look at the USDA report that came out yesterday to make your own conclusion as to whether I am being truthful or not.

  • Steve

    I recently watched a movie on YouTube about two kids who grew up in a small town in Iowa, who went back to document the planting and distribution of an acre of their own corn

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJhjqbctePA&playnext=1&list=PL24CAF64D232983FB

    A number of interesting points are made throughout the movie, some of which I’m sure most people are not aware of. One of them was the type of corn they planted (Monsanto GM Liberty Linked, if memory serves me correctly) which provided a bigger yield (they produced nearly 200 bushels from that 1 acre), but was also resistant to pesticides (specifically Round-Up, another Monsanto product) when it came time to eliminate the weeds.

    This type of corn was also referred to, in the movie, as ‘commodity corn’. Which they described as not being grown for human consumption directly, but, for feedlots, ethanol and the Corn Refiners industry (HFCS). So, without even realizing it, most people are eating GM Iowa corn if they are following the typical ‘American Diet” – corn, and it’s by-products (think HGCS), is pretty much in every processed food, and in beef and other animal meats (think CAFO), that end up in either your grocery store, or, on the menu at any other fast food or large restaurant chain.

    And, dicing and splicing the components of your food supply into never-before-introduced combinations has been found, according to http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/09/01/monsanto-workers-ban-gmo-foods-from-their-own-cafeteria.aspx to:

    • Cause cancer

    • Contribute to food allergies

    • Possibly cause damage to your immune system

    • Create super viruses
    Ironically, the two young ‘farmers’ recorded a loss against their one acre experiment. Fortunately, they were rewarded by the government with a number of incentives.
    So, with large yields and even larger government incentives, Iowa agri-business is now growing trillions of bushels of this ‘crap’ (as they themselves referred to it in the movie) ultimately destined, albeit in a round-about manner, for your dinner plate.

  • WNC

    I think DLA works for Monsanto. If mites were killing the bees, the bee keepers would be killing the mites. Instead it is known that round up etc encourages and manifests reproduction of bugs meaning the bugs are where the bees are trying to pollinate and become infested– do not tilt the truth. Every business should boycott Monsanto products.

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