If ever two corporations deserved each other, it’s Monsanto and Blackwater, now called Xe in the hope that you cannot pronounce it.
According to Digital Journal, Monsanto finally admitted to hiring Blackwater, not only to keep watch for the safety of personnel overseas, but to monitor blogs of people who might not be fond of the corporations relentless efforts to feed us GMO food without our knowing.
Blackwater is famous for hiring former Green Berets and CIA officers to do pretty much what corporations want them to do. (Don’t ask and don’t tell or we will have to kill you.) Peripatetic Blackwater founder Erik Prince, the former Michigander who took his share of his parents fortune to create a company that reads like a bad Tom Clancy novel, has since moved to Abu Dhabi. The better to avoid the not-so-long arm of U.S. law?
Monsanto is famous for heavy-handed methods to promote its Frankenfoods. Sometimes Monsanto fights dairies that want no part of rBST, arguing this maligns the growth hormone. Last December, the Associated Press reported on Monsanto’s strongarm tactics in dominating the GMO seed market.
The BBC ran a series a few years ago about Monsanto’s efforts to produce GMO piggies – wee wee wee.
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Have I ruined your appetite?
The reality is that international corporations like Monsanto and their mercenary private armies are a kingdom unto themselves. Their goal is to stuff our our mouths with dubious foods and our minds with half-baked science.
Tactics for keeping us in the dark range from their never-ending battles to avoid having food labels tell us the truth about what we are eating, and their lobbying efforts to ensure our government never funds any full-scale research on the health effects of these “miracles.”
At the individual level, you can click here to read my Open Salon blog on how to decipher food labels, some of which indicate which foods are GMO. But the larger question is what we can to do fight back against food corporations that operate more like countries run by dictators that want to enslave us.