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Sun Apr 21, 2013, 08:14 PM

How Monsanto Went From Selling Aspirin to Controlling Our Food Supply

Monsanto controls our food, poisons our land, and influences all three branches of government.

This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org.

Forty percent of the crops grown in the United States contain their genes. They produce the world’s top selling herbicide. Several of their factories are now toxic Superfund sites. They spend millions lobbying the government each year. It’s time we take a closer look at who’s controlling our food, poisoning our land, and influencing all three branches of government. To do that, the watchdog group Food and Water Watch recently published a corporate profile of Monsanto.

Patty Lovera, Food and Water Watch assistant director, says they decided to focus on Monsanto because they felt a need to “put together a piece where people can see all of the aspects of this company.”

“It really strikes us when we talk about how clear it is that this is a chemical company that wanted to expand its reach,” she says. “A chemical company that started buying up seed companies.” She feels it’s important “for food activists to understand all of the ties between the seeds and the chemicals.”

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/15856-how-monsanto-went-from-selling-aspirin-to-controlling-our-food-supply

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Sun Apr 21, 2013, 08:34 PM

1. monsanto is pretty much trying to hijack the state of hawaii as well... nt

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Sun Apr 21, 2013, 10:05 PM

2. Know I'll be ...

... upset and annoyed after reading the Truth-Out piece but I must.

Thank you for posting this thread.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 10:09 PM

3. Thanks for the article.

I haven't read about their history in a few years. Time to refresh my memory.

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