“Where farming is today is that farmers still buy their seed from one company, their chemicals from another, their fertilizers from another. They get their agronomic advice from someone else,” he said. “What farmers want and need is for all of those inputs to be integrated.” – Robb Fraley, Monsanto’s chief technology officer
According to Wired magazine reporter, Sarah Zhang, Monsanto’s chief technology officer is all about “communicating” with the public because, well, Monsanto just hasn’t done a good enough job of singing the praises of its poisons.
It’s the same tune Hillary Clinton sang last year when she delivered a (paid) speech to the annual gathering of Gene Giants in San Diego.
And it’s what Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), author of the latest version of the Senate DARK Act, was thinking when he included language requiring the taxpayer funded FDA and USDA to promote the so-called “benefits” of biotechnology on food labels.
But Fraley’s telling quote above reveals the sad truth about Monsanto and the rest of the Biotech Bullies. They don’t want farmers who think for themselves, who manage their own farms, who incorporate farming techniques that regenerate the soil, cool the planet and produce nutrient-dense food.
No, Monsanto wants farmers whose livelihoods are directly tied to the sale of GMO seeds, cancer-causing Roundup and soil-depleting, water-polluting chemical fertilizers. To keep that gravy train rolling, they need consumers who are kept in the dark about today’s disastrous train wreck of a food and farming system.
It will take all of us, working together, to stop the Robb Fraleys of the world from polluting everything, including consumers’ minds. We have to act fast. Because we’re all riding on this train.
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