Uncovering Monsanto’s Financial Interest in Government

12th January 2012

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Monsanto is not simply a company who sells  genetically modified products to those seeking them. This massive corporation is actually very much involved with the passing and proposals of regulations concerning the very GM ingredients they are responsible for. You may think those helping to pass the  GMO bills truly believe that genetically engineering the food supply is beneficial to public health, but the scary truth is that many of said individuals couldn’t care less about humankind or the future of the planet. As far as many government regulators are concerned, Monsanto can spread its wings far and wide –  so as long as those in power are living large.

Exposing Monsanto’s Financial Interest in Government

During the 3rd quarter of 2011, biotech giant  Monsanto spent a whopping $2 million lobbying the federal government.  The lobbying focused on issues like regulations for genetically modified crops and patent reforms, a previous report says. The recent lobbying was aimed at the US congress as well as the USDA to  weaken regulatory requirements for the production of  GM sugarbeets and alfalfa. This kind of lobbying from Monsanto has been going on for years, with  over $8 million spent annually over the last few years.

It is this kind of government lobbying that ignites so much backing from government agencies like the USDA. In 2011 the USDA was going to let Monsanto  conduct its own environmental studies as part of a two-year USDA experiment. But there is no good that can possibly come of an experiment where the company behind nearly every genetically modified  crop in our daily diets is allowed to decide whether its products are causing any environmental harm. Allowing a company with such  incredible negative influence to police itself will only result in individual and environmental harm.

More recently, the United States Department of Agriculture has decided to  deregulate two of Monsanto’s  genetically modified  seed varieties, giving the company a further grasp on the already dominated food supply of the nation.

Amazingly, it gets even worse. What may be most shocking is the latest   leaked information regarding Monsanto and its future expansion. The United States is threatening nations who oppose Monsanto’s  genetically modified  (GM) crops with  military-style trade wars, according to information obtained and released by the organization WikiLeaks. The WikiLeaks  cable reveals that in late 2007, the United States ambassador to France and business partner to George W. Bush,  Craig Stapleton, requested that the European Union along with particular nations that did not support  GMO crops be penalized. Perhaps the most shocking piece of information exposed by the cables is the fact that these U.S. diplomats are actually  working directly for biotech corporations like Monsanto.

Amazingly, this is not the only case of corruption revealed. In similar newly  released cables,  United States diplomats are found to have pushed GMO crops as a strategic government and commercial imperative. Furthermore, advisers to the pope were specifically targeted by the U.S. This may very well have to do with the fact that many Catholic bishops and figureheads have  openly denounced GMO crops.

Given the evidence revealing Monsanto’s ability to ‘legally’ persuade government officials, it seems the company is obviously pulling every move they can possible make in order to push their health-endangering agenda.

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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