The World According to Monsanto left my chin on the floor. I didn’t know that state collaboration with Monsanto enabled it to kill Americans with PCBs. I had no idea that the state helped Monsanto execs escape criminal prosecution for these acts. I thought Roundup (glyphosate) was biodegradable, since it said that on the package. Wrong. I was in the dark about Roundup’s ability to provoke the first stages that lead to cancer. Was I aware that the FDA suppressed and manipulated data in order for Monsanto’s bovine growth hormone to get approval? Nope. I wasn’t conscious of the fact that 70% of the food in American stores contains genetically-modified (GMO) elements. I was ignorant of the fact that GMO labeling is prohibited by the USA. I was under the impression that GMO plants couldn’t reproduce in the wild. Wrong again.
I encourage you to watch the full 109 minutes. You will be thankful that you are now aware of the serious threat to our food freedom and heritage. Monsanto is a government-chartered multi-national corporation that apparently seeks to control the food supply. If its goal truly is to own all plant food sources then it’s meeting with great success.
Monsanto modifies the genes in plants such as corn, cotton, potatoes, soybeans and many other food sources. One goal is to make the plants resistant to its herbicide, Roundup, so that farmers don’t have to pick weeds by hands. They can wantonly spray whole fields without harming their crops. (When the non-biodegradable Roundup runs off to other people’s property it can harm waterfowl, people and non-GMO crops of course.) However, these GMO plants can pollinate traditional crops. The result is monster plants. This contamination threatens 10,000 years of traditional crops. It could result in Monsanto owning our food.
This is another example of state power subverting market regulation. Without the state, Monsanto can’t willfully poison people with dioxin, glyphosate and its other chemicals. It can’t use arbitrary state power to enforce its so-called intellectual property. Without the state, Monsanto has no limited liability protection or favorable tort laws. Its owners and employees can’t hope to escape scot-free after dumping its concoctions on other people’s property. If we didn’t rely on government agencies to vet food and drugs for us, corporations like Monsanto wouldn’t be able to bribe them into submission. Without state subsidies, GMO crops wouldn’t be cheaper than traditional ones.
This war on our food is just getting started. The stakes are our lives and the future of our very precious planet. We must advocate for more regulation of state-backed corporations such as Monsanto, not by the joke we call government but by market actors. Anyone whose crops are contaminated by their GMO, anyone whose land is poisoned by their herbicides must be made whole out of Monsanto’s coffers. They must be made whole immediately, not ten years later after a lengthy court battle. If the cost is too much for Monsanto to bear, then they must go out of business. Most likely, without their state backing they would not last long anyway.