(Please invest some time to watch the three videos below as Vandana Shiva speaks to what is going on in her country and who is behind its rape and devastation.)
More news from everyone’s favorite GMO company: India is embroiled in controversy- created by Monsanto- on the first GMO crop approved for commercialization. It seems Monsanto is trying to subvert India’s patent laws: Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Right Act, the Essential Commodities Act and the Competition Act. What will come as no surprise to ANYONE is that Monsanto is acting as if India has no Parliament, no democracy, no sovereign laws that it is subject to. Wake up if you are still sleeping. Monsanto does not care about you or your family or your health.
Wake up if you are still sleeping. Monsanto does not care about you or your family or your health.
Here’s a refresher on who were are dealing with:
“The controlling stakes of both corporations lie with the same private equity firms. The expertise of these firms is in war. I.G. Farben, Adolf Hitler’s economic powerhouse and pre-war Germany’s highest foreign exchange earner, was also a foreign intelligence operation. Hermann Schmitz was president of I.G. Farben, Schmitz’s nephew Max Ilgner was a director of I.G. Farben, while Max’s brother Rudolph Ilgner ran the New York arm as vice-president of Chemnyco.
Paul Warburg, brother of Max Warburg (board of directors, Farben Aufsichtsrat), founded the U.S. Federal Reserve System. Max Warburg and Hermann Schmitz played a central role in the Farben empire. Other “guiding hands” of Farben Vorstand included Carl Bosch, Fritz ter Meer, Kurt Oppenheim and George von Schnitzler. Each of them was adjudged a “war criminal” after World War II, except Paul Warburg.”
I include all this info only to demonstrate Monsanto and Bayer’s long history and to show how very despicable these companies are. After all, these are the same companies who made explosives and lethal, poisonous gases- using shared technologies- and sold them to both sides in the two world wars. Again, they do not care about you or your family or your health. MoBay supplied ingredients for Agent Orange in the Vietnam War.
“MoBay” supplied ingredients for Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. And its effects are STILL being seen and felt. These people are disgusting and despicable and not to be trusted.
And in India, Bayer, Dow Agro, DuPont Pioneer, Mahyco, Monsanto, and Syngenta have all come together to form the “Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII)” in order to bully India’s farmers, environment, and democratically-framed laws which protect the public and the national interest.
However, don’t let the name fool you; the group produces no seeds. What they do is attempt to stretch patents on chemicals to claim ownership on seeds, even in countries where patents on seeds and plants are not allowed- India, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and many other countries.
In fact, all the court cases against Monsanto in India are related to Monsanto un-scientifically, illegally and illegitimately claiming patents on seed, in contempt of their laws, and trying to collect royalties from the Indian seed industry and farmers.
This may seem like a stretch or hyperbole, but it’s not. As the article puts it:
“The Farben family chemical cartel was responsible for exterminating people in concentration camps. It embodies a century of ecocide and genocide, carried out in the name of scientific experimentation and innovation. Today, the poison cartel is wearing G-Engineering clothes and citing the mantra of “innovation” ad nauseam. Hitler’s concentration camps were an “innovation” in killing; and almost a century later, the Farben family is carrying out the same extermination—silently, globally and efficiently.”
Monsanto and companies like it are not only doing severe damage to our environment but to small farmers, as well. And in the case of India (and so many other countries) even though patents on seeds are not allowed Monsanto has taken illegal royalties from farmers for MORE THAN A DECADE AND A HALF, farmers who are in debt and don’t see a way out. Farmers who are killing themselves.
Monsanto must be stopped, for our families sake and the sake of the Earth.
Source: Eco Watch