Sunday, June 09, 2013


Can Monsanto escape responsibility for endangering the entire US wheat market by claiming as it is now doing that their unapproved GMO wheat found growing in a farmer’s field in Oregon is the result of sabotage? In other words, Monsanto is suggesting that a person or persons opposed to GMO food deliberately planted the wheat in the farmer’s field.  Who would do such a thing? To what purpose?  I have this horrible suspicion. 
By suggesting sabotage, Monsanto could deflect any suspicions from themselves that they had found a way to push their genetically modified wheat on the world in spite of the world’s objections.   Because if the entire global wheat growers’ fields have become contaminated with Monsanto’s GMO wheat as the result of an act of vengeance against them, then what is the world to do?  The world might just have to accept the GMO wheat if it wants wheat at all.  Is this suspicion just too crazy?  Maybe, except for one thing.  A thing that seems so coincidental that it’s eerie.
 On March 28, 2013 President Obama signed the “Monsanto Protection Act”.  This act was tacked on to Bill H.R. 933, a continuing resolution spending bill and “grossly protects biotech corporations such as Missouri- based biotech corporations such as Monsanto company from litigation” (Breaking News 3/30/ 2013).   What this means is that even if the US courts should rule that a GMO food is unsafe, this legislation will overrule the court and Monsanto will be able to proceed no matter what the court says. But there is a time limit on this absolute protection for Monsanto. It was allowed only for six months and runs out on September 31.
This act, or rider, was written by Monsanto along with US Sen. Roy blunt (R-Missouri), (New York Daily News (5/3/2013).  All out in the open.  Apparently no need to hide the fact that Monsanto wrote their own bill to give themselves absolute legal protection no matter what damage they do.  A class action suit is forming in the US by the wheat farmers and wheat growing states.  These wheat farmers and wheat growing states are already being drastically affected by a partial or all out ban on their wheat from Asia and Europe who don’t want GMO wheat.  But what recourse would the farmers and wheat growing states actually have against Monsanto if the world’s wheat pools have already become significantly compromised? And when this Monsanto protection rider runs out, what next?  Will Monsanto just write another one?
The fact that this bill came to be in effect just in time for the discovery of the Monsanto GMO wheat found growing in a farmer’s field in Oregon is very peculiar.  I believe Monsanto already knew their experimental, but never approved GMO wheat, was already growing in Organ and perhaps elsewhere, having put it there themselves, or at least knew that it was there. Which explains the scramble to protect themselves legally.
If Monsanto deliberately planted the wheat themselves then they must figure that after the initial outcry and perhaps a boycott or two and jillions of dollars of propaganda explaining why GMO wheat is actually good for humans, then they will have certainly cornered the market once and for all. If the GMO wheat is already in the world’s wheat supply, then we will all be eating GMO bread and cakes and cookies. Even if it was truly accidental the damage is still there. Monsanto has already taken the necessary steps to protect itself legally, and in the end GMO will certainly prosper in unthinkable ways…as controllers of the world’s supply of many of the world’s basic foodstuffs  they can, more or less, rule the world along with the international banks.
I hope I’m wrong.  I hope Monsanto didn’t do this deliberately.  But intentional or accidental, we may have to rethink eating wheat altogether.  I love bread.  I really love bread.  But I think I will begin to research how to make bread from beans or potatoes.  Yes, potato bread would be good.  I read where Prince Edward Island has had very poor potato markets lately because of the idea that potatoes are too heavy in carbs.  But there are two good things about potatoes including sweet potatoes.  First, they are delicious. And as yet, they are not genetically modified.

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