The World According To Monsanto, Revisited


January 25, 2011 by esarsea

In August of last year I posted a piece, The World According To Monsanto. Some of you may only have watched a clip or two, and some of you may not have watched any of them.

I feel that it’s time you familiarize yourself with the material if you have not. At the time I posted the information, I was unaware that President Obama was appointing — or had appointed — Michael Taylor as the US Food Safety Czar. Taylor is the former VP of Public Policy for Monsanto.

You can read about the appointment here

I urge you to take the time to watch all the videos on my previous post. I believe it’s of value to have an understanding of the material.

14 thoughts on “The World According To Monsanto, Revisited

  1. torqdog says:

    Stu, is this post the same thing as doing a “bump” in a regular formatted forum?

  2. Bill says:

    Ok, “doing a bump” used to mean, well, something else. What are you two going on about?

    • torqdog says:

      A “bump” on a regular format forum in effect brings a thread back to the top with the renewed activity inherent in simply posting “bump” as your message. It’s quite often done by the thread originator to bring it to the forefront again. Kinda like what Stu did here.

      And yeah, doin the other bump seems to lead to the hump if your partner is willing.

      • Bill says:

        Oh, you mean like adding a period or some minor change to your profile so that it appears at the top of New Members again? Got it. ;-)

  3. Stu says:

    I’m just bringing the whole Monsanto thing back up because, 1) it never seemed to generate much reaction here initially, and 2) the appointment of Monsanto’s former VP of Public Policy as the US Food Safety Czar.

    And no, I’m not forwarding the message with any agenda regarding Obama or his administration. The ties between Capital Hill and Monsanto existed long before Obama took office — with people moving back and forth between positions in Monsanto and in our government.

    I just have to believe that the lack of concern I see here means that the videos have not been watched. And with Taylor’s appointment it just made me want to try to bring the Monsanto issue forward again, and try to raise awareness.

    • torqdog says:

      I watched most of ’em the first time around. I dunno, yeah, it’s a total crime but we’ve been subjected to this kind of crap so much throughout the years that maybe I’ve grown a little immune to it anymore. Life goes on.

      • Stu says:

        You might finish up the last few you didn’t watch. Aside from the food safety issues and cover-ups, Monsanto is positioning themselves to own the world’s food supply, and now their former VP of Public Policy is the US Food Safety czar. Maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s a pretty big deal and I don’t understand why everyone seems so disinterested.

  4. esarsea says:

    And so it continues. Yesterday the USDA fully deregulated Round Up Ready Alfalfa. Eventually this genetically modified crop will contaminate non-GMO and/or organic alfalfa, and Monsanto will own yet another part of our food chain. Wake up people!

  5. Becky says:

    I’m very interested in this sort of issue, but have to wait until I have a good chunk of free time to download videos and read the articles.

  6. Stu says:

    You can pick up a copy of The World According To Monsanto on DVD right now for only 99 cents plus shipping on ebay here:

  7. Bill says:

    And then you can have your own copy to watch whenever you’re feeling optimistic about things. ;-)

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