Monsanto’s Government Ties

RedIce Creations February 2013

” Agricultural biotechnology will find a supporter occupying the White House next year, regardless of which candidate win the election in November” – Monsanto Inhouse Newsletter, 2000

A Monsanto official told the New York Times that the corporation should not have to take responsibility for the safety of its food products. “Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food,” said Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications. “Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.”

It would be nice to think the FDA can be trusted with these matters, but think again. Monsanto has succeeded in insuring that government regulatory agencies let Monsanto do as it wishes. Take a look:

Prior to being the Supreme Court Judge who put GW Bush in office,Clarence Thomas was Monsanto’s lawyer.
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (Anne Veneman) was on the Board of Directors of Monsanto’s Calgene Corporation.
The Secretary of Defense (Donald Rumsfeld) was on the Board of Directors of Monsanto’s Searle pharmaceuticals.
The U.S. Secretary of Health, Tommy Thompson, received $50,000 in donations from Monsanto during his winning campaign for Wisconsin’s governor.
The two congressmen receiving the most donations from Monsanto during the last election were Larry Combest (Chairman of the House Agricultural Committee) and Attorney General John Ashcroft. (Source: Dairy Education Board)
In order for the FDA to determine if Monsanto’s growth hormones were safe or not, Monsanto was required to submit a scientific report on that topic. Margaret Miller, one of Monsanto’s researchers put the report together. Shortly before the report submission, Miller left Monsanto and was hired by the FDA. Her first job for the FDA was to determine whether or not to approve the report she wrote for Monsanto. In short, Monsanto approved its own report. Assisting Miller was another former Monsanto researcher, Susan Sechen. Deciding whether or not rBGH-derived milk should be labeled fell under the jurisdiction of another FDA official, Michael Taylor, who previously worked as a lawyer for Monsanto.

Organic and Natural Product Companies  Associated with Monsanto

  • Brand Name(s): Arrowhead Mills, Bearitos, Breadshop, Celestial Seasonings, Earth’s Best Baby Food, Garden of Eatin, Health Valley, Imagine Foods, Terra Chips, Westbrae, Millina’s, Mountain Sun, Shari Ann’s, Walnut Acres Owned By: Hain Food Group Principle Stockholders: Bank of America, Entergy Nuclear, ExxonMobil, H.J. Heinz, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Monsanto, Pfizer, Philip Morris, Walmart, Waste Mangement Inc. Significantly Owned By: Citigroup
  • Brand Name(s): Cascadian Farms, Muir Glen Owned By: Small Planet Foods Principle Stockholders: General Mills Significantly Owned By: Alcoa, Chevron, Disney, Dupont, ExxonMobil, General Electric, McDonalds, Monsanto, Nike, Pepsico, Pfizer, Philip Morris, Starbucks, Target, Texas Instruments

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6 thoughts on “Monsanto’s Government Ties

  1. Geoffrey Reed

    Hilary Clinton, it has been reported, was also a Monsanto lawyer. Dow, Monsanto, and ADM, maintain a very real presence in government, giving major contributions to most candidates in both parties, and are involved in writing major legislation.

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  3. Bill

    Phil Angell is certainly no angel, to make statement that monsanto is not responsible for its food safety but only the FDA is! How ludicrous can you get! Oh I forgot monsanto owns the FDA and its treasonous minions. Isn’t it funny like big pharma and its killer drugs, monsanto believes they don’t have to create a quality product that doesn’t kill!!! I think they are saying to us that they are immune to any laws and have no responsibility for what they do!! Looks like perfect storm is coming to them!! First we need to get real about our supreme court and congress and kick those Traitors disgracefully out!

    1. Gillian Post author

      Hi Bill! Monsanto would be going against its Mission Statement if it produced “a quality product that doesn’t kill.” Their products are designed to kill. Bill Gates, a eugenicist of the first order, owns Monsanto shares. He fully approves of their product line and would be most disappointed if they actually did anything to remove poison from the product. G

      1. clover

        So much could be accomplished with regard to reducing the population without having to commit murder. For example, the media has such incredible power over the masses, it could promote families having only one child or none at all. And yet, they prefer to remain odious.

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