Most people know that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are produced by introducing genes from one species into another in order to transfer so called desirable traits. Multinational seed giant Monsanto is known around the world for its aggressive GMO policies. It is also known for intimidating and suing farmers and small agricultural companies and collecting over $21 million Dollars in lawsuits.
Monsanto makes it an arduous task for farmers to get non GMO seeds these days and it’s almost impossible to avoid contamination of their fields from GM-crops? Detectives working for Monsanto have been caught trespassing on private farms and using helicopters to spy on farmer’s fields. They take samples and if they find any GMO plants growing there (or say they have), they then sue, saying they own the crop. It’s a way to make money since farmers can’t fight back in court and they have no choice but to settle.
An Article by the Nation show’s Monsanto hired Ex Military to their bidding for them. “Blackwater,” is like the enforcement arm for corporate interests only it does not operate under the same “restrictions” that government enforcers have to operate under. It’s like a private army for The Powers That Be (TPTB) that can trespass and spy on farmers and anyone who might be against the GMO industry.
The moral of the story is that Monsanto has done an evil cornucopia of things to keep farmers and everyone else from having easy access to buying, collecting, and saving of NORMAL seeds. They’ve bought up the seed companies across the Midwest. They’ve written Monsanto seed laws (http://www.ethicalinvesting.com/monsanto/news/10040.htm) and gotten legislators to put them through, that make cleaning, collecting, and storing seeds so onerous with fees and paperwork that having normal seed becomes almost impossible. Before these Monsanto seed laws existed, farmers just collected their seeds, stored them in the shed to use the next year, and shared whatever they wanted to share with their friends and neighbors and even be able to sell some seeds if they wanted to. That’s all been killed.