One thing we have found that as we transitioned from the Bush adminiatration to the Obama administration certain things remained in place: tax breaks, Guantanamo Bay, and the Monsanto "green light". The company that brough you genetic engineering, Neotame, and genetically modified foods, now brings you deadly alfalfa, and all with the blessings of the USDA!
Mike Ludwig of truth-out.org writes that however Just two weeks before the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) fully deregulated Monsanto's Roundup Ready alfalfa, a senior soil scientist alerted the department about a newly discovered, microscopic pathogen found in high concentrations of Roundup Ready corn and soy that researchers believe could be causing infertility in livestock and diseases in crops that could threaten the entire domestic food supply. You read correctly. And the USDA gave Monsanto a resounding thumbs up despite knowledge of the dangerous pathogen.
Dr. Don Huber, a plant pathologist and retired Purdue University professor who has been a scientist in the professional and military agencies that evaluate and prepare for natural and manmade biological threats, including germ warfare and disease outbreaks," Huber wrote in his January 16 letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. "Based on this experience, I believe the threat we are facing from this pathogen is unique and of a high risk status. In layman's terms, it should be treated as an emergency."
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Huber called for an immediate moratorium on approvals of Roundup Ready crops, but on January 27, the USDA fully deregulated Roundup Ready alfalfa after nearly five years of legal battles with farmers and environmental groups. The USDA partially deregulated Roundup Ready sugar beats on February 4.
Are you sick to your stomach YET? Add Monsanto to the Haliburton and Goldman Sachs list of companies that can do no wrong, or, how to get the government by the cahones and win!