October 11, 2023 | Source: Organic Insider | by Max Goldberg
A democratic government is elected and run by the people, and it ought to serve as the arbiter of fair business while making sure that the rights and well-being of its citizens are protected.
But as we have seen all too often in the United States, many corporations use their power and influence to make sure that rules are bent to meet their needs, even if it puts consumers in jeopardy.
While these corporations may see profit and domination as their raison d’être, what they fail to comprehend is that this behavior often results in individuals losing trust in government institutions, not to mention an assault against our fellow human beings.
Nothing could illustrate this better than the emotional documentary Into the Weeds: Dewayne “Lee” Johnson vs. Monsanto Company.
The film follows the heroic plight of Lee Johnson, a groundskeeper from California, who suffers excess exposure to Monsanto’s glyphosate weedkiller Ranger Pro, a commercial-grade variant of Roundup — the most widely used herbicide in the world.