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Agent Orange Victims Aren't Enough for Monsanto; Now GM Food

Pressure On Monsanto needs to keep increasing, to avoid more deadly consequences from the folks who brought the world Agent Orange; this time is it genetically modified food.

Young victim of Agent Orange dioxins in Vietnam
Young victim of Agent Orange dioxins in Vietnam. Why has Monsanto continued to remain engaged in dangerous practices?
Courtesy: english.vietnamnet.vn

(LONDON) - It is to be hoped that the ruling of the court will be in favour of common sense; in short the safety of our food, so essential to every man, woman and child on this planet. It is nothing short of a crime that one company, namely Monsanto, has control of 95% of the seeds being planted for food.

Scientists in many countries are divided on the issue of whether GM is good for us. Yet with all the arguments for or against, how is the parent wanting to feed their family to make an assessment of what product on the shelf is safe to buy?

The answer for me is avoid any food, seed, or a product made with an ingredient from Monsanto. I, like many of you readers, would have read of the thousands of Indian Farmers that have committed suicide due to being forced to purchase Monsanto seeds. Whereas before farmers saved the seeds from their crops to plant for the following year, this is now not allowed, indeed it is against the law, Monsanto’s Law, enforced by Monsanto’s pack of lawyers.

Such practices cannot be allowed to continue; while there has been some success in the courts against Monsanto, the overwhelming rulings have been in favour of the company spelling disaster for the farmer and his family, leading many to bankruptcy, hence the rash of suicides in India.

How has Monsanto become so powerful? Anyone who has followed the history of the company will know of the ‘Revolving Door policy’. Countless numbers of Monsanto ‘employees’ have gone on to to be government ‘employees’. And countless government ‘employees’ have, on leaving government, been taken on by Monsanto. It is tragic that within the present Obama administration, this policy has continued.

One year ago the US Supreme Court denied the appeal by lawyers for over 4 million Vietnamese seriously affected by Agent Orange. They also denied the appeal by US Veterans suffering from Agent Orange. The victors of that disgraceful ruling were the 37 chemical companies that manufactured Agent Orange, no prizes for guessing that the leading company of the 37 was Monsanto.

But even more scandalous was that Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Stevens declined to take part in the case, a case that involved over 4 million plaintiffs. No reason was given for them declining, nor was any reason given why another Justice namely Clarence Thomas, did not decline to take part. For two years he worked as a corporate lawyer in the pesticide and agriculture division of Monsanto.

Whatever the ruling by the court, the campaign for safe food has to continue as does the campaign seeking justice for the victims of Agent Orange... to win, Monsanto has to be stopped….

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Dink Peterson June 28, 2010 1:43 pm (Pacific time)

Not only has Monsanto poisoned the people of Vietnam and their very own soldiers. I invite you to watch the following: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6262083407501596844#

Pete March 11, 2010 10:54 pm (Pacific time)

The US FDA is currently considering approval of Monsanto's GM Alfalfa. If approved, it will probably lead to the end of organic milk. Monsanto has bought up a great number of seed companies in the US. An utterly evil company.

Osotan; March 10, 2010 5:37 am (Pacific time)

hang the basturds by the balls! Thanks a lot Justice roberts! and you too clarence!,I know you toiled in doubt but did the right thing for your owners. You two did'm proud!

Chuck Palazzo March 10, 2010 2:34 am (Pacific time)

Len- The demise of Monsanto must indeed occur and occur soon, lest mankind will vanish. I am no science fiction writer - if anyone knows the affects of Agent Orange on the Vietnamese as well as the veteran of that war and the innocents around the globe who continue to die and inherit the horrors associated with dioxin, it is you, my friend. What you state is factual and the justice department of my native land is at the root of the problem as evidenced by the supreme court rulings and the ever present revolving door in that department as well as the department of agriculture and others. Please keep up our fight - we will indeed win this one because we are on the side of humanity - not on the side of corporate and government conspiracy. Thank you Len. -Chuck

Mark Shapiro March 10, 2010 2:07 am (Pacific time)

Be sure to have a look at this excellent interview with Len Aldis on Vietnam Television http://www.lenaldis.co.uk/page27.html

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