Let’s all salute Monsanto. June 26, 2012Posted by ourfriendben in gardening, homesteading, wit and wisdom.
Tags: GMOs, Monsanto, Sanders Amendment, Supreme Court backs Monsanto
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.