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Bayer and Monsanto: An Unholy Marriage

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Bayer has just purchased Monsanto for 62.5 billion dollars, cementing one of the most unholy business marriages of all time. The two companies are equally yoked with a history of evil and self-serving business practices are concerned, and it’s important for the public to know what this massive business merger means.

The Bride

Monsanto is the company that is responsible for creating and marketing products like genetically modified BT corn (corn plants with built-in pesticide genes spliced into their DNA) and “Round-up ready” GMOs—plants that are engineered to resist the herbicide Roundup so that fields can be saturated with chemicals that kill weeds, but not the modified crops. Rather than increase crop yields as promised, GMOs have increased the use of herbicides and caused an alarming outbreak of herbicide-resistant “superweeds”.

Despite claims to the contrary, glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) has been shown to cause cancer and other illnesses. GMO crops in India and Central America have caused a deadly epidemic of kidney disease in those countries, and health in America has plummeted alongside the rise of GMO products.

Monsanto has become well-known as a company that falsifies documents, lies to the public, strong-arms farms and businesses into buying their products, and covers up wrongdoing. They have been sued many times, and are currently facing a very large lawsuit involving thousands of people with claims that they have cancer caused by Monsanto’s “safe” herbicides.

The Groom

Bayer has been a household name for generations, but many people are unaware of its sordid history. This company began in Germany under the name of I.G. Farben. In lawsuits, I.G. Farben has been accused of crimes against humanity during World War II—when the effectiveness of their pharmaceuticals was tested on Jewish people who were kidnapped, enslaved, or purchased to use as “human guinea pigs”.

Bayer admits to using slave labor, although it has done its best to minimalize its connection to I.G. Farben. And it’s no wonder they would rather people be unaware of their roots—I.G. Farben was the company that developed  Zyklon B…the poisonous gas used to kill millions of Jews in gas chambers during WWII.

A Match Made in Hell

Monsanto has its own ugly little toxic secret: Agent Orange. Monsanto created this chemical for use in warfare during the Vietnam war, and it was sprayed in large amounts (some 12 million gallons) to kill foliage in South Vietnam. Although not meant to be a toxin to humans, Monsanto’s product proved to be a powerful teratogen—sickening millions and causing horrific birth defects that continue to be a problem even in the children and grandchildren of those exposed. Many children in Vietnam today lie dying in orphanages due to disabilities caused by the toxin, and in America veterans of the Vietnam war and their descendants suffer from a long list of hundreds of health problems associated with Agent Orange exposure.

These two massive companies deserve to be tried for crimes against humanity, rather than be allowed to team up. By distancing themselves from their histories and covering up their wrongdoing, they have managed to continue to do billions of dollars of business despite the damage they’ve done to society.

Bayer has announced that once the purchase is complete, the name “Monsanto” will disappear. In this way, I.G. Farben and Monsanto will quietly blend into one “family” name…and Bayer will hide two companies with a horrible history. They will continue to benefit from their terrible past, building on a history of building a financial empire by taking advantage of the very people they claim to help—and then refusing to take responsibility for the damages they do.

An Uncertain Future for the Rest of Us

This new union will come with a special bonus: Monsanto is facing a huge number of serious lawsuits in the near future that could do real damage to the company. Now, they will have the added money and corporate backing of Bayer—and, with a name change, the hope that the public will soon forget who is responsible for the tainting of our entire food chain and the epidemic of autoimmune illness that is sickening people at unheard of rates.

This union will close a perfect vicious cycle that Monsanto alone couldn’t quite complete: Monsanto’s GMOs require Monsanto’s herbicides to grow; Monsanto’s herbicides cause resistant weeds that require more herbicides to eradicate; these herbicides cause diseases in everyone who consumes GMO products. Now, Bayer’s drugs can be prescribed for the ailments that Monsanto’s products cause—keeping the cycle of toxic chemicals and high-priced drugs all in the same family.

The losers in all of this? Clearly, everyone but Monsanto and Bayer.

By allowing this to take place, the Department of Justice has created the world’s largest seed and chemical company—a company that will control 77% of all seed corn and 58-97% of all cotton, soybean, and canola markets. This promises to be more expensive for farmers and to make it much more difficult for the public to have choices as to how their food is grown.

Please, share this article and let others know what is happening. If the public is aware of the merger, they will know to watch Bayer carefully and to take the steps needed to be informed about where their food is coming from and who is benefitting from it.

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References:

Bayer – Monsanto & $62.5 BILLION USD.

Study Connecting Monsanto’s Roundup to Kidney Disease

Holocaust Research Project

Life as a Human Guinea Pig

The Poison Used in the Gas Chambers

Monsanto is expanding in a country it once helped destroy.

40 Year Agent Orange Heartbreaking Images

Whom Do Your Elected Officials Represent???

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Whom Do Your Elected Officials Represent???STOP Monsanto’s GMO trolls in the Senate

Tell your representatives to stop taking Monsanto Political Influence Donations!!!!
Tell your representatives to stop taking Monsanto Political Influence Donations!!!!

RED ALERT: Right now a handful of members of Congress are trying to sneak a legislative rider into a must pass spending bill in a backroom deal – Stop Monsanto’s GMO Trolls in Congress – Every voice counts!

Dear We the People,

I must ask…Whom Do Your Elected Officials Represent???

This is it. Literally. The next 48 hours could decide whether Americans will win GMO labeling OR have transparency and freedom in our food supply, permanently stolen by a legislative trick known as a policy rider that is designed to preempt states’ rights and make it illegal for states to pass common sense GMO labeling bills, like Connecticut, Maine and Vermont have already successfully done.

Whom Do Your Elected Officials Represent???

As a result of our movement’s recent successes and in a desperate effort to kill the growing national GMO labeling movement, a handful of Senators and Representatives are working desperately to sneak a rider in the must pass spending bill – called the Omnibus – that will turn the lights out on freedom, democracy and transparency in both our food and our political systems. Rumors from DC are that they are trying to wrap up negotiations this weekend.

We need to make sure they hear – Loud and Clear – that we won’t allow them to steal our basic democratic rights to protect Monsanto’s toxic profits.

Whom Do Your Elected Officials Represent???

1. Make a call today! This deal – the ultimate Monsanto Protection Act – could pass in the next 48 hours and we need your help today! Click here to tell your Senators to support mandatory GMO labeling and to stand up for your rights and the Constitution!

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2. Click here to send a letter to your Senators today! Every voice counts!

Whom Do Your Elected Officials Represent???

Then SHARE this image far and wide to Stop Monsanto’s GMO Trolls in the Senate!

Deja Monsanto Vu~ 2013 Congress Passes The Monsanto Protection Act

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A little History Lesson: We’ve been here before! A little over 2 years ago, Monsanto lobbyists successfully snuck in a rider, which Food Democracy Now! called the Monsanto Protection Act, into an emergency must pass spending bill, a continuing resolution (CR) that only funded the government for 6 months because Congress now is so broken it can’t even accomplish its basic business functions, like creating a budget, without the help of corporate lobbyists. They then use these intentionally manufactured spending emergencies to attach outrageous corporate loophole protections like the Monsanto Protection Act.

Despite overwhelming opposition, both chambers of Congress allowed the Monsanto Protection Act to pass and President Obama signed it into law in March of 2013.

Food Democracy Now! members like you were so outraged that you made more than 100,000 phone calls to the Congress and the White House and generated more than 250,000 signatures opposing the Monsanto Protection Act, which we then flew to DC and delivered to the White House. It was a moment that captured the attention of the White House and Congress and the world and made it clear that the People would not tolerate special interests, like Monsanto, to write our laws. Six months later, this unconstitutional loophole protecting Monsanto’s profits was removed from the next budget bill – all thanks to action by people like you!

Whom Do Your Elected Officials Represent???

We can do this again – this our moment – It’s all hands on deck! We are in the final hours to protect our right to know what’s in our food and states’ rights so we can achieve mandatory GMO labeling. Please share with your friends and call Congress today! Every voice counts!

Remember, democracy is like a muscle, either you use it or you lose it!

Thanks for participating in food democracy,

Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team

Whom Do Your Elected Officials Represent???

This is a republication…copy and paste from an Email from Food Democracy Now!!

Whom Do Your Elected Officials Represent???

So which is your elected Official??? Stupid or a liar???
So which is your elected Official??? Stupid or a liar???

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