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WHAT PRICE MONSANTO?

 

 

 

Dorothy A. Seese
May 28, 2005
NewsWithViews.com

Is that batch of frozen yellow kernels corn? Or is it a GM (genetically modified) food from the new gods of the food production world, Monsanto? Maybe only the scientists at Monsanto know for sure.

If anything is certain, it is that science for the sake of money, power, control and scientific achievement has far overextended itself beyond the good of mankind, which was its original, long-standing raison d'etre. The hubris of the scientific and power elites, with the present focus on Monsanto because of its leadership in genetically modified foods, is astonishing even in this high-tech age. Thus far the cloners of odd creatures have produced some curiosities, and pose an unknown level of threat to the future, but right now, GM foods are at issue because they contain substances that otherwise are considered poisons.

Take these statements from the Monsanto website, [Read]

Opening the Door to New Possibilities

Monsanto is a leading provider of agricultural products and solutions. We use unparalleled innovation in plant biotechnology, genomics and breeding to improve productivity and to reduce the costs of farming. We produce leading seed brands, including DEKALB and Asgrow, and we develop biotechnology traits that integrate insect control and weed control into the seed itself. We make Roundup, the world’s best-selling herbicide, and other herbicides, which can be combined with our seeds and traits to offer farmers integrated solutions. Through our Holden’s/Corn States business, we also provide other seed companies with genetic material and biotechnology traits for their seed brands. We manage our business in two segments: Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity.

Seeds and Genomics

The Seeds and Genomics segment consists of global businesses in seeds and related biotechnology traits, and technology platforms based on plant genomics, the science of studying and using the genes in living plants.

Agricultural Productivity

Our Agricultural Productivity segment consists of Roundup and other herbicides, our lawn-and-garden herbicide business, and our animal agriculture business.

Our World Headquarters Mailing Address:

Monsanto Company
800 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO-63167
(314) 694-1000

(Emphasis added to the statement on herbicides.)

Herbicides are not a normal part of my diet, that is, not intentionally. It is no wonder that Europe and other nations around the world are suspect of our food. For an industrialized nation that has made great strides in the conquest of disease, outside of opening our doors to illegal aliens who may be carrying in bacteria and virii from third-world countries, the United States has a very high rate of illness, chronic illness, with diseases like diabetes, coronary artery disease and respiratory diseases raging out of control.

Could these diseases be reactions to what we're eating? Even our vegan population?

The United Kingdom's newspaper Independent published an article where it purported to reveal "details of secret research carried out by Monsanto, the GM food giant, which shows that rats fed the modified corn had smaller kidneys and variations in the composition of their blood."

Granted that rodents are not humans, but they are the usual subjects selected for scientific research for possible carcinogens and other toxic or genetically harmful substances. Apparently the research that substantiates potential human problems from results obtained in mice varies as to scientific acceptability, depending on who's involved and who is not. (That is one way of saying "follow the money trail," a US maxim now.)

The disputes over Monsanto's genetic modification, use of herbicides and other substances to control not just weeds but also bugs (pesticides) and to create that which grows safely and profusely whether dangerous to consume or not, is not a new fight. Environmental groups, not all savory themselves as to their agendas, have long been carrying on a fight against altering what we consume as "food" when in fact it may be a pathogen or toxic substance that requires extensive precautionary labels when it is sold as a herbicide/pesticide. The dispute might grow to epic proportions if the general public in the US were more aware that what they are eating may not be what they think it is. But major media, of course, keeps this information minimal and ignores it where possible, making the objectors appear to be loonies who got out of the bin.

Monsanto's "defense" was incredible. According to the published report, "Monsanto last night dismissed the abnormalities in rats as meaningless and due to chance," Chance? When a control group of rodents fed non-GM food showed no abnormalities? [Read the book, 'Seeds of Deception']

This type of irresponsible conduct on the part of the corporations that form the MIC (military/industrial complex, the US corporate giants for the most part) shows a disdain for human life, as does so much conduct today at the world leadership level. The US being the "superpower" image that it is, although most of that is just image, just exactly what has to occur in this nation to bring it out of this disdain for all responsibility for the cause/effect relationship and beyond the "money trail" to a position of moral rectitude in its dealing with human life? Or perhaps money is too strong and public ignorance too broad for anything to occur in time to correct the problem. If government officials are above the law, even when caught, then what about the industrial giants? It appears the law applies only to the "lesser gods and ordinary men" rather than the world elitists. Well of course, that's what makes them elite.

While all this talk is coming out of the World Health Organization about eating healthy diets (and the WHO is a tool and an arm of the United Nations) what good is it to eat food that is healthy when unmodified, but toxic when modified?

No wonder the stores that sell organic foods and meats from animals that haven't been treated with harmones or other body altering substances are soaring in number and customer volume. Those of us who want food to be food and not a toxin are searching out places to find food grown from non-GM seed, and meat from chemical and antibiotic-free animals. [Read the book, 'Seeds of Deception']

If that means a good many of us are going to be eating imported food, then so be it. American "capitalists" have profaned the name of capitalism into a synonym for brutal, greedy practices that are inhumane, irresponsible and that stifle individual initiative and true capitalism. Mega-companies have become the base for the elitist new world order and global governance teams to form their oligarchies to exercise control over the earth's population, its standards and even the life/death of the various citizens of nations.

To those, the following warning was issued two thousand years ago:

Revelation 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. (KJV)

© 2005 Dorothy A. Seese - All Rights Reserved

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Dorothy Anne Seese has been working since she was three and a half years old, but not as a journalist.

Her career began as a child actress in the 1939-1942 "Five Little Peppers" film series produced by Columbia that mercifully ended with the nation's involvement in World War II, although she did do small parts in a few films until 1953. By that time, she was a student at U.C.L.A. where she received her liberal arts degree in Political Science.

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No wonder the stores that sell organic foods and meats from animals that haven't been treated with harmones or other body altering substances are soaring in number and customer volume.