By now it is commonplace that most people in the western industrial world link the corporation Monsanto with something not healthy nor quite good. This is a major reason that Monsanto in a friendly takeover by the German chemicals giant, Bayer AG, is determined to hide behind the skirts of Bayer. Amid a torrent of industry-financed positive propaganda around the use of genetically modified crops, amid claims they can solve world hunger, greatly reduce chemical use, and on and on, some basic geopolitical facts are useful to review. The world is by no means about to be overrun by GMO, and this is good news. The bad news is that the GMO cartel of companies, centered in the USA has by no means recognized their defeat.
Rarely is there a discussion of what countries allow cultivation of GMO on their soil. This itself is worth considering. When we do so it becomes clear that it’s so far, after more than twenty years of huge effort by the GMO agribusiness cartel and their backers in government, enormously restricted, of course not enough, but very limited to just a handful of countries. Those countries, with the recent exception of the Peoples’ Republic of China, fall under the direct domination of the Anglo-American corporate world, US-dominated agribusiness.
USA Leader of the Pack
Far the world leading GMO grower is the United States. Since President G.H.W. Bush met with the board of Monsanto in Washington in 1992 and opened a regulatory laissez faire to GMO crops, astonishingly enough with no independent US Government controls or safety tests to be allowed, GMO has come to dominate most of the daily diet of Americans and of the high-protein corn and soybean mix used in almost all animal feed. Monsanto lawyers came up with a diabolical name for it: The Doctrine of Substantial Equivalence. But there is no such thing. GMO plants are unnatural artificially altered plants, and dangerously so when combined with their special agri-chemicals like Roundup with glyphosate and more.
As of end of 2015 US farmland had cultivated 175 million acres of GMO crops, more than half of all US farmland. The GMO crops include corn, soybean, cotton, canola, sugarbeet, alfalfa, papaya, squash and potatoes.[i] More impressive is the overwhelming domination today of several key GMO crops in the United States. Of all GMO crops planted worldwide, nearly 40% are planted in the USA….
Can we all agree that the federal government as an entity is trying to depopulate the country? Or is that paranoid? When does corruption become a capital crime?