Monsanto’s war on nature
Robert Verkerk PhD
Founder, executive and scientific director
Monsanto doesn’t appear to need to cultivate a warm and cuddly image to make itself incredibly successful as one of the leading suppliers of seeds and agrochemicals in the world. Their trumpet blowing is about as close as it gets. The company’s secret to financial success appears to lie in getting its patented products into everyday use by very large sections of the community, staple foods being the most notable example. At the same time, Monsanto seems to prefer citizens not to know those foods in which its products are present or have been used. That’s why Proposition (Prop) 37, the Californian vote on mandatory labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods next month could be such a turning point for stemming the ongoing spread of GM.
It’s Monsanto’s total disrespect for natural ecological systems and living organisms generally that I find particularly astonishing. The company’s latest venture into RNA interference (RNAi) technology, the subject of our lead feature this week, is one of the most exasperating examples of this disrespect to date……MORE, from Robert Verkerk PhD, Here