Posted 9 years ago on Nov. 8, 2011, 2:03 p.m. EST by thefoxandthehunt
from Orono, ME
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Let's not forget that Monsanto too has high jacked our political system. Major players in Monsanto have weaseled there way into the FDA and EPA, and Monsanto purchased former attorney general John Ashcroft with their largest ever campaign donation. Environmental effects concerns aside, Monsanto actively undermines democracy every day. Farmers of all kinds (organic, non-organic, small, large) are threatened by lawsuits and Americans are denied the chance to make informed decisions about the foods they buy and the businesses they support. The banks are not the only corporations controlling Washington. While their influence might be easier to recognize, and perhaps more relevant to people struggling to get buy, we need to remember that patent laws have granted Monsanto the right to any seeds that contain their gene and therefore the food those seeds produce. With the courts upholding lawsuits (like Monsanto Canada Inc. v. Schmeiser) against farmers whose non-GM crops have become contaminated with the Monsanto GM genes (a rapidly occurring process for which over which there is little control), there exists the potential that within a short amount of time Monsanto will have legal right to all viable seed grown anywhere in the world....