Watch | GMO in China
against Monsanto before the Deadly Blast
As details emerge about the Texas fertilizer plant that
was the site of Wednesday’s fatal explosion and fire, a few
tidbits can be gleaned from a 2007 lawsuit that the plant’s
owners filed against GM Multinational Monsanto
Co, reported the Wall
The plant accused Monsanto of artificially inflating prices
for its herbicide Roundup which is an act of anti-competition.
(Source of photo: theaustralian.com.au)
A Brief History of the United States
Dawn: bloody conquest, occupation
Morning: a new continent for
the new masters
Noon: a new world ruled by
a new empire through its strong military
force, cunning financial
institution and powerful propaganda
Afternoon: external war,
war, war, internal explosion,
explosion, explosion ...
Soon night will fall - (to be continued)
The Monsanto Company dominates more than just grow fields across
the US, as evident in their stellar track record of taking small-time
farmers to court and winning cases, an occurrence that Think
Progress acknowledges happens roughly a dozen times a year.
Time and time again, Monsanto’s patented, lab-made genetically
engineered seeds are sold to one farmer, only for Mother Nature
to move the crop onto neighboring fields with the help of a bit
of wind. Just as often, of course, Monsanto’s team of high-paid
litigators take the little guys to court, only to triumph thanks
to a legal counsel that collects around $10 million a year just
to take other farmers to court.
But as the directors and senior consultants from Monsanto and
other MG giants are frequently appointed for some vital positions
in US government, what the chance for the American farmers to
have their rights defended by the government?
In September 2009, Agricultural Minister Sun Zhengcai was arranged
by the Monsanto to take a trip to the United States visiting
his son studying there in the name of a business trip. Sun was
picked up at the airport by Monsanto and stayed at Monsanto's
headquarters where luxury accommodation was provided. Here is
an announcement released in September 2009 on the official website
of the ministry:
"The Agriculture Minister Sun Zhengcai met with his American
And here is another online announcement in the same month (September
2009) by the ministry:
"Deputy Minister Niu Dun met with Monsanto's Deputy CEO
…", "to vigorously implement the
agreement between Minister Sun Zhengcai and Monsanto CEO Hugh
It is quite obvious that the agreement which the deputy minister
pledged to Monsanto's deputy CEO to be implemented "vigorously" was
forged during minister Sun Zhengcai's US visit.
Yet the content of the agreement has never been revealed to
the Chinese public.