REVEALED: MONSANTO PREDICTED CROP SYSTEM WOULD DAMAGE US FARMS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

REVEALED: MONSANTO PREDICTED CROP SYSTEM WOULD DAMAGE US FARMS

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
The US agriculture giant Monsanto and the German chemical giant BASF were aware for years that their plan to introduce a new agricultural seed and chemical system would probably lead to damage on many US farms, internal documents seen by the Guardian show.

Risks were downplayed even while they planned how to profit off farmers who would buy Monsanto’s new seeds just to avoid damage, according to documents unearthed during a recent successful $265m lawsuit brought against both firms by a Missouri farmer.

The documents, some of which date back more than a decade, also reveal how Monsanto opposed some third-party product testing in order to curtail the generation of data that might have worried regulators.

And in some of the internal BASF emails, employees appear to joke about sharing “voodoo science” and hoping to stay “out of jail”.

The new crop system developed by Monsanto and BASF was designed to address the fact that millions of acres of US farmland have become overrun with weeds resistant to Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkillers, best known as Roundup. The collaboration between the two companies was built around a different herbicide called dicamba.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How is it that a frankenchemical, engineered to cause harm to both crops and humans, is allowed to continue to exist over time?!?

The short answer, is that Bayer/Monsanto has bribed/lied/contributed their way to "product bullet-proofness", until very recently.

This should never have happened, and should never happen again in this country, but you can bet your sweet bippie that it will.

And why do I say this?!?

Because those executives in these companies have never had to go to jail, for signing off on projects which damage both crops, and human health, in this magnitude.

THAT, my friends, needs to get fixed, and quickly.

IF EVER, there were two companies

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