Where is the hue and cry from all the government agencies that "protect" us, or from the so-called independent press, that supposedly is "looking out" for us. Monsanto (previously Monsanto Chemical) - the folks that brought us the unforgettable Agent Orange, among others - like the relatively innocuous Roundup weed killer. However, what happens when you start manipulating the market to eliminate the competition? How do they do that?
First you start by genetically modifying produce - like corn, soybeans, or wheat - to make them resistant to Roundup and similar products. Next you back-engineer one of your other products - like fertilizer - to include Roundup in it. Something like Monsanto's "Asgrow Roundup Ready" or "Roundup Ready 2 Yield Soybeans." From the Monsanto website: "This is a new proprietary seed treatment from Monsanto which will be commercialized in conjunction with the launch of Asgrow Roundup Ready 2 Yield Soybeans." Monsanto offers "Simple, flexible and dependable weed control you expect from the Roundup Ready system.", and "Powerful genetic trait combinations created through our advanced breeding process deliver higher yield potential than other brands." Yes, ladies and gentlemen, what we're talking about is Frankenfood! And it's not just soybeans ... Monsanto has genetically modified corn, wheat, and God only knows what else to resist Roundup. Can you see where this is going? Modify the seeds to resist a weed poison, then include the poison in either the pod or the fertilizer, to kill those pesky weeds. So far, so good!
But, there's an unanswered question here too - How does the Roundup not get absorbed into the produce it's protecting from weeds? It doesn't! We are unknowingly and trustingly ingesting toxic materials with almost every item we are being sold as food! Have you eaten a nice steak, or enjoyed a good hamburger recently? If so, then you should familiarize yourself with the acronym BGH - Bovine Growth Hormone. Have you wondered why your 10 year old daughter is sprouting breasts already? There's your answer - BGH! Monsanto's Bovine somatotropin (abbreviated bST and BST) is also called bovine growth hormone, or BGH. BST can be produced synthetically, using recombinant DNA technology. The resulting product is called recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), or artificial growth hormone. It is administered to the cow by injection and used to increase milk production. Currently Monsanto is the only company that markets recombinant bovine somatotropin, under the trade name Posilac. According to Monsanto, approximately one-third of dairy cattle in the U.S. are treated with Posilac; approximately 8,000 dairy producers use the product. It is now the top-selling dairy cattle pharmaceutical product in the U.S. Use of the recombinant supplement has been controversial. While it is used in the United States (though not without reaction), it is banned in Canada, parts of the European Union, Australia and New Zealand. Is there a reason for this ban? Are they perhaps more concerned with the welfare of their citizens, than our government is for OUR personal well-being?
Monsanto's lawyers scared Fox television affiliate, WTVT/Fox-13 in Tampa, Florida so badly, the station manager fired two staff members who had done an investigative reporting piece after they refused to modify the story to appease Monsanto.
Monsanto is running roughshod over our citizenry in their (thus-far successful) attempt to bribe, intimidate, threaten and otherwise leverage those who would question the negative human health factors of Monsanto-produced Frankenfoods. Our complacency as a nation will be our undoing. I could be wrong ... but, I'm NOT!