10 Reasons why Monsanto is corrupted from its core
1. Monsanto’s GMO Alfalfa and sugar beets are a threat to native and organic crops
The biotech industry has been manipulating the genes of both GMO alfalfa and sugar beets treated with Monsanto’s Roundup. Beside the health risks associated with genetically modified foods, these so called GM crops treated with Monsanto’s Roundup are linked to many health problems as well as loss in soil useful microorganisms, sick plants that have malnutrition and soil infertility.
The USDA during Bush presidency illegally approved GMO alfalfa and sugar beets without looking into their potential environmental impacts. Unfortunately the USDA under Obama’s presidency isn’t any different from Bush and only mass public opposition could change the approval of GMO alfalfa and sugar beets that can increase the chances of cross contamination with organic crops.
Roundup is on of the best Monsanto’s top selling pesticides that have been widely used across the county and the globe. The independent studies of many concerned scientists have warned the public about the potential health risks assisted with Monsanto’s Roundup including a mystery organism related to infertility, lower nutrients and lower immune system for humans, plant and animals that consume GM crops and loss of soil fertility and useful microorganism in the soil.
Besides that, Roundup is also known for spreading a disease called fusarium head blight in wheat. The infected wheat is contaminated with a toxin that makes the crop not harmful for animal or human consumption. Canada’s wheat industry is outraged by this disease and at the same time Monsanto’s Roundup has resulted in spreading superweeds that require even the use of stronger pesticides.
Also, despite all the tough sanctions against Iran, the US is selling Iran GMO wheat. This is when the US wouldn’t even sell Iran commercial airplanes when hundreds of innocent civilians die every year because of plane crushes but US policies doesn’t seem that tough when it comes to selling GMO wheat treated with Roundup.
3. The impact of GMOs on livestock
There is compelling evidence that Animals fed with GM crops have had different metabolic, physiological and immunological responses compared to others.
As crazy at sounds, the food INC has been feeding the sick and dead cows to other cows. They also have been able to make pallets from dead and sick cows and feed them to farm fish. Recently also FDA approved GMO salmon that can grow in only 2 weeks.
More and more small farms are pushed out of business by greedy corporations like Monsanto. For example, recently the canola fields of a farmer in Canada were contaminated with Monsanto’s GMO Roundup ready canola by pollen from a farm nearby. Ironically Monsanto is suing the farmer to pay for their Technology Fee (a fee that farmers must pay when growing GM crops) since Monsanto says they don’t care how the contamination has happened. This isn’t the only case and hundreds of other farmers that their farms have been contaminated with GM crops were forced to pay Monsanto.
One would wonder if Monsanto should be the one paying fees to farmers as a result of contaminating and damaging their native crops with GM ones.
At the same time, many raw milk and fresh organic producers have been pushed out of business by Monsanto and their lobbyist. One of them is Oakhurst Dairy who like many other dairy producers has been respecting the public demands not to use rBGH synthetic hormones. However, they recently have been sued by Monsanto claiming that they have no right to tell their customers that their milk is free of Monsanto’s chemicals. FDA controlled and ruled by Monsanto has also organized and supported gun raids against raw milk producers including Rawsome store in California.
5. Hiding PCBs and its devastating side effects for many years
The residence of west side of Anniston Alabama had no idea that for 40 years they’ve been the victim of one of the most corrupted businesses in America that has been releasing toxic chemicals like PCB into their air, water and soil. Now that PCB is banned the residents of the poor side of Anniston know that Monsanto on a regular basis have been dumping millions of toxic chemical wastes into the open-pit landfill. Also the first manufacturing plant of PCBs was in Illinois that has one of the highest rates of immature birth and fatal death.
The dioxin in Monsanto’s Agent Orange internationally is known as one of the most toxic chemicals on the planet linked to birth defects, neurological disorders, cancer or even death. Monsanto and their powerful lobbyists have been successful to suffocate any major movements towards compensating the Vietnamese civilians and veterans. Ironically, Monsanto long before the use of Agent Orange knew about the deadly side effects of dioxin but has not been successful to cover up its tracks of claiming that Agent Orange has no harms or side effects. Thanks to Monsanto, the Center for Disease Control also reported that the veterans were not exposed to deadly side effects of Agent Orange.
Monsanto was able to dump and spray over 72 million liters of dioxin over more than 4.8 million Vietnamese civilians who were contaminated with Agent Orange. As a result, 400,000 Vietnamese died or suffered from disabilities and more than half a million children ended up with birth defects.
Ironically despite all the evidences on how toxic dioxin is, up to this day Monsanto still claims that dioxin is not toxic and should not be banned and has refused to pay any compensations to the victims of war.
7. Monsanto’s GMO seeds are causing a disaster in US agriculture
GM crops have been causing a disaster for farmers in US. A new report by Britain’s Soil Association shows how GM crops over the last three years alone have cost American taxpayers about $12 billion in farm subsidies. Based on this report, soon after the introduction of GMOs, the entire $300 million of US annual export of maize to Europe has just disappeared. The GM crops have led to use of even more and stronger pesticides and loss of US agricultural export.
8. Devastating Result of GM crops in India
Monsanto and its financial beneficiary have been trying hard to spread misinformation that the Indian farmers’ suicide is not relevant to GM crops. They have been calling the claims of Vandana Shiva and others just a fairy tale and an illusion while every 30 minutes an Indian farmer commits suicide as a result of Monsanto’s GM crops. GMOs have had devastating results on livelihood of Indian farmers and as a result more than 250,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide because of Monsanto’s costly seeds and pesticides.
9. Monsanto taking ownership of public water
Over the last century Monsanto has been polluting our soil, seeds, air and water by chemicals including dioxin, PCB and glyophosate. Now, Monsanto is looking for even more opportunity to exploit the problems. Now Monsanto is in charge of filtering the water that they polluted at the first place and reselling it back to people.
10. Monsanto is now joining big banks and the giant oil companies to pursue the UN so called Agenda 21 for “Global sustainability” and even more control
Ironically the axis of evil “Monsanto” is now joining the global big business alliance (Big businesses, NGOs and shareholders of giant companies who control 43% of the nations’ wealth) for pushing the “global sustainability” agenda for the greater good of the planet.
In other words global sustainability for Monsanto, big banks and giant oil companies mean even more exfoliation of the problem at the first place at the expense of individual freedom, private property right and social and national sovereignty of nations.