By: Roger Landry (TLB)
Can the people ever win? Is this more proof of complicity? Is the democratic process even valid anymore in America today?
On November 4th, the citizens of the Hawaiian island Maui voted to stop any growth, testing or cultivation of GMOs until scientific studies succeeded in proving their safety, something that is seriously lacking in the eyes of many independent researchers today. The measure is also meant to stop any GM or GE operations in the county until such a study was successfully completed.
The lawsuit filed by Monsanto. and a Dow Chemical unit in federal court in Honolulu asks a judge to immediately block this law from going into effect. It also seeks the invalidation of the new law. The law was passed by a narrow margin and adopted during the recent election. This action followed an intense campaign in which about eight million dollars was spent by these bio-tech companies to stop the initiative.
When the people decide something is wrong and take action in a legitimate and democratic fashion to protect themselves, this shows community awareness initiative and involvement.
But alas Bio-tech giants like Monsanto, who enjoy massive complicity in both the political and judicial systems prevail in blocking the voice of the people because of said influence.
There is enough scientific data available to prove unequivocally that GMOs can and do cause harm to the biosphere and human physiology, after all they are banned in over 30 countries. But these Bio-tech giants are not even pushing back on this premise, the push back is coming from their complaint that Maui’s new ban will cause them to suffer financial harm … REALLY ???
So in-order to protect the profit margin or bottom line of these companies … WE THE PEOPLE MUST EAT POISON … ??? … !!!
Monsanto Doesn’t Play Fair
Needless to say, this is far from the only corrupt action Monsanto has taken on the US population as a whole. Since 1997, Monsanto has filed 145 lawsuits, or on average about 9 lawsuits every year for 16 straight years, against farmers who have “improperly reused their patented seeds.”
Further, the biotech giant led to the suicides of almost 300,000 farmers in India, as Monsanto’s intrusion into India’s traditional and sustainable farming community has led to massive debt and the loss of farmland, leading many farmers to suicide. And once the farmer is gone, the debt falls on the remaining family members. Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, and other suicide seed sellers have essentially created a generational slave economy based on their toxic chemical and seed monopolies.
Legal Battles Infringing People’s Decisions
In June this year, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, an industry association funded by Big Food, sued the State of Vermont for instituting its GMO labeling law. Again last year, Syngenta and Bayer sued the EU for placing a limited ban on their neonicotinoid pesticides, which are killing the bees!
GMO/chemical companies suing governments seems to be a growing trend. Unfortunately, this trend will continue as long as corporate budgets exceed the resources of state governments, and as long as corporations are granted the rights of individuals without the responsibilities or consequences.
When in a Nation, the will and profitability of a corporation outweighs the will, health and safety of its citizens …
Fascism is the rule, NOT Democracy!
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