It has long been apparent that Monsanto has the full support of the US government in the thrust for control of the world’s food supplies. The latest news on this matter comes from El Salvador, where the government is being pressured to purchase GM seeds from Monsanto by withholding $277 million in aid.
My first information on this came from –
US pressures El Salvador to buy Monsanto’s GMO seeds
which in turn refers to an article on Sustainable Pulse –
U.S. Government Ties El Salvador USD 277 M Aid Package to Monsanto’s GMO Seeds
“The President of the El Salvadoran Center for Appropriate Technologies (CESTA), Ricardo Navarro, has demanded that the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Mari Carmen Aponte, stops pressurizing the Government of El Salvador to buy Monsanto’s GM seeds rather than non-GMO seeds from domestic suppliers.”
Navarro knows that GM seeds are only of benefit to U.S. multinationals and would be to the detriment of local seed production in El Salvador.
According to Sustainable Pulse, Monsanto has no qualms about outright deception or bio-piracy, and the abuse of Patent law. See this article –
Monsanto Slammed for ‘Fraudulent’ EU Patent on Non-GMO Tomatoes
“Because crossing tomatoes is not patentable, Monsanto deliberately rephrased the patent during the period of examination to make it appear as if genetic engineering was involved. However, careful reading of the patent shows that this is simply fraudulent.”
With US government support, it is clear that Monsanto is not going away any time soon. It will be a long and protracted battle to minimise the worldwide damage caused by this company.
What can we do to help?
I have added Sustainable Pulse and RT to my list of Hotlinks. I suggest that you bookmark Sustainable Pulse if you wish to be kept up-to-date with the GM situation.
In the meantime, there are two links that you can use directly:-
Support the El Salvadoran Government in their fight against Monsanto
Contact the USDA in El Salvador Directly to Make Your Voice Heard