GMO opens Pandora’s Box
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” — Benito Mussolini
Corporatism revealed itself recently in a small tuft of wheat that would not die. What did die was Oregon’s $500 million wheat export business.
Farmer’s cannot bring lawsuits against Monsanto because of a law. The Monsanto Protection Act, just recently signed by President Obama, protects Monsanto from lawsuits over any health risks related to their Genetically Modified Organism seeds. Michael Taylor, appointed by Obama to be the Deputy Commissioner for Foods, was a Vice President at Monsanto. The Food and Drug Administration assures us that GMOs are safe. The FDA does not test GMOs for safety, but just rubber stamps non-peer reviewed studies from Monsanto as evidence. Monsanto’s aggressive tactics have allowed them to control more than 70 percent of the world’s food supply.
Monsanto is controlling any research that would expose its company for the death of honey bees by buying Beelogics, the major research firm devoted to studying the effects of chemicals on bee colony collapse.
The only thing we have left to fight back with against this corporatism is hope that a consumer grassroots revolution will flourish. After Pandora opened the box of evils, the only thing left in the box was hope.
Michael T. Hinojosa