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evolvenow Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:24 AM
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Monsanto Settles With US Over Indonesia Bribe /Genetically modified crops
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 03:45 AM by evolvenow
Monsanto is bent on propagating their EVIL GM crops, by bribes and other hijinxs. Altering, creating eco-havoc, and locking up the food supply with massive profit. Brought to you by Mon-Insanity.
Disgusting.

What do you think about this very important issue?

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Monsanto Settles With US Over Indonesia Bribe
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USA: January 7, 2005


NEW YORK - Monsanto Co. on Thursday said it agreed to pay $1.5 million in penalties to settle US criminal and civil charges for bribing an Indonesian government official and concealing the payment as consulting fees.
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The Justice Department said Monsanto was charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for making an illegal payment of $50,000 to a senior official in Indonesia's Ministry of the Environment in 2002 and falsely certifying the bribe as "consultant fees" on the company's books and records.
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An "independent compliance expert" will audit and keep watch on Monsanto's compliance program, the Justice Department said in a statement.

"Companies cannot bribe their way into favorable treatment by foreign officials," said Christopher Wray, an assistant US Attorney General.

A former US-based Monsanto senior manager directed an Indonesian consulting firm to make the $50,000 bribe to a senior official in the Ministry of the Environment to get him to repeal a requirement for an environmental impact study the company needed before it could cultivate genetically modified crops, the Justice Department said.
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TolstoyAndy Donating Member (493 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:06 AM
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1. This is worldwide
Don't forget Bremer's imperial decree; something like
"Iraqi farmers will use GM seeds and will not be able to save the seeds from last year's crops but will buy new every year".

People are scum. And that's an insult to algae, mold and other forms of actual scum.
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evolvenow Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:01 AM
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2. Yep, and it is so insidious the way it travels. There should be a complete
Ban of all things GM, nuclear and other toxic devil profit machinations.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:06 AM
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3. if they're the Miracle Saviors of Mankind like they keep telling us,
why do they need to bribe, lie, and cheat?
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blurp Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:34 AM
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4. Often american companies are themselves targets
I don't know the details of what Monsanto did in this case, but I do know that sometimes authorities put up bigger barriers to American companies unless they're paid-off.



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