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Let’s all salute Monsanto. June 26, 2012

Posted by ourfriendben in gardening, homesteading, wit and wisdom.
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As the fiesty cartoon character Maxine says, “Which finger you salute with is up to you.”

On June 21st, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to reject the Sanders Amendment, which would have given states the right to pass legislation that would have required food and beverage manufacturers to label whether or not they contain genetically modified ingredients. This delightful, encouraging news bite was posted on The Daily Beast under the headline “Monsanto Trumps Food Safety and Democracy [Again].”

This directive comes thanks to the Supreme Court, which has given corporations the rights of individuals and has struck down every attempt to keep said corporations from buying politicians, such as the senators who voted down the Sanders Amendment. I hope every justice and senator who’s received “campaign contributions” or kickbacks from Monsanto is sleeping well tonight. As well as, say, Jerry Sandusky in his prison cell.

As for Monsanto executives, those heartless, filthy pigs, I’d like to send them something truly special for their extraordinary efforts to destroy heritage gardening and small-scale farming in the name of profit. Perhaps they’d serve the world best as organic fertilizer. 




1. Jake - June 27, 2012

Did you hear about this: possible GMO grasses off-gassing cyanide and killing cows? http://www.examiner.com/article/15-year-old-field-of-gm-tifton-85-grass-suddenly-produces-cyanide-kills-cattle

Yikes!!! Thanks for the heads-up. Where will it end?!!

2. narf77 - June 30, 2012

I remember WAY back in the ether (last century in fact!) lauding the benefits of Roundup and saying that it was so VERY safe that you could drink it…and proceeding to drink a glass of it. One wonders if said promoter actually drank that roundup and if he did, if he went the same way as the Marlborough man?

Mercy! As we understand it, Roundup is a version of Agent Orange. If somebody had to drink a glass, we wish it was the board of directors of Monsanto.

3. narf77 - June 30, 2012

oops! “I” wasn’t lauding roundup…a promotor of this “new wonder chemical…the answer to all farmers dreams” was lauding it! lol omit a few words and you have a TOTALLY different context! 😉

Gulp. Well, that’s a relief!

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