Monsanto’s Blatant Corruption and Disregard for Health

10th March 2012

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

It is well known that Monsanto’s GMO crops provide a very real threat to both public health and the environment as a whole, but the depth of Monsanto’s corruption is often a less covered topic. It has been revealed by WikiLeaks that Monsanto not only has key figureheads stationed in powerful government positions inside the United States, but also has many — if not all — U.S. diplomats on their payroll. In the bombshell report, the leaked cables reveal that many U.S. diplomats work directly for Monsanto. Furthermore, Monsanto also has international titans pushing their agenda to maximize profits and increase the spread of genetically modified food.

The same WikiLeaks cable exposes how in late 2007, the United States ambassador to France and business partner to George W. Bush, Craig Stapleton, urged a ‘target retaliation’ against the European Union and certain nations that did not support Monsanto’s GMO crops. Stapleton, a close business partner of George W. Bush, actually co-owned the Dallas/Fort Worth-based Texas Rangers baseball team with the former president in the 1990s. The ambassador stated:

“Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU since this is a collective responsibility, but that also focuses in part on the worst culprits. The list should be measured rather than vicious and must be sustainable over the long term, since we should not expect an early victory. Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voices.”

In addition to threatening trade wars and using political corruption as a business model, Monsanto has also been busted for forcing workers into ‘slave-like’ conditions. Forcing slave workers to work the cornfields for 14 hours per day and buy their food at highly-inflated prices from the company store, Monsanto has been running these slave rings for an unknown number of years. It wasn’t until Argentina’s tax agency, known as AFIP, raided the Monsanto corn field did the operation become unveiled.

Monsanto’s corruption has never been more obvious, with many political figureheads in the U.S. government spearheading the initiative to spread Monsanto’s GMO crops far and wide. Even billionaire celebrities like Monsanto shareholder Bill Gates have been pushing GMOs as the answer to everything from starvation to sustainable agriculture. Of course despite this, it has been proven by a team of 900 scientists that GMO crops are not an effective way to fight starvation. In addition, scientists have shown that GMOs are damaging to your health. A prominent review of 19 studies examining the safety of these crops found that consumption of GMO corn or soybeans can lead to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice – particularly in the liver and kidneys.

Disregarding this information, the USDA is now preparing to give Monsanto’s new GMO crops even speedier regulatory review in order to secure their financial success.

About the author:

Anthony Gucciardi is an accomplished investigative journalist with a passion for natural health. Anthony’s articles have been featured on top alternative news websites such as Infowars, NaturalNews, Rense, and many others. Anthony is the co-founder of Natural Society, a website dedicated to sharing life-saving natural health techniques. Stay in touch with Natural Society via the following sites FacebookTwitterWeb

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  • jt

    Is this really a surprise. The surprise to me is that it is to others….

  • Yes, most of Europe is against GMO, but Spain has agreed that GMO foods can be imported to Spain and even be grown in Spain. This then opens the distribution to all Europe as there are no border controls.

    I grow my own organic food in some remote valley at the Costa Blanca in Spain and I buy grains for my animals. I asked the supplier if there was any GMO grains in those bags and he replied: “Oh, I wouldn’t know!”

    For the last 4 years I have always just thrown a few hand full of this grain somewhere on my property and usually some start growing and usually producing grains.

    This year it was the first time that most of the ears of the grains were empty. I’m not a very emotional person, but I was crying for a long time. GMO has arrived in my organic valley and there is NOTHING I can do about. Absolutely NOTHING!

    People in Spain are not even aware of what GMO really means and are for some reason totally against buying organic food. That is the reason why I grow my own, I’d prefer to buy it!

    I will do my bit and put GEM on my blog and I will talk to people, but it’s 5 past 12 already. 🙁

    • Ignacio Tobar

      Hi m’am,

      I am a spanish guy and I am sure that you can join one of the several groups in Spain working to ban GMOs. For sure in the south not many people might be aware of but I can assure you that if you look around you will find one. Together we can get this things known around. Suerte!

    • brightlight4

      Antje, there are organisations on the Internet who sell 100% organic seeds if you need them. You can probably find information on natural food sites, and anti GMO seeds/food sites too. They are called Heirloom seeds. Look on Facebook or Google Heirloom seeds and you will find plenty of sites that sell organic seeds. (Spain is not publishing information about Monsanto, thus people don ´t know who they are, as I find when I talk to people in our local fruit shop, etc.) Good luck

  • brightlight4

    Ignacio I am British and living in Córdoba, in Andalucia, I know that some autonomous regions of Spain have declared that they are GMO free, but I don ´t know if Andalucia is one of those regions. I teach English and have an ex student who works for Monsanto in Córdoba, but I have not discovered what he sells. I would like to know what the situation is in this area and offer my help too if ever you need any help (I have a publication that was banned in the UK on Monsanto but later published in Spain in Spanish about the history of Monsanto, if ever you need it) please contact me if I can help, I have an obsession with this monopoly of our food seeds and health too.