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Thursday, August 15,2013

Monsanto’s Wizard-of-Oz website

By Jim Hightower

Excellent news, consumers: Biotech giants that’ve been secretly inserting genetically engineered organisms into thousands of food products you buy have just announced that they’re coming clean!

Wow, you mean no more GMO Frankenfood ingredients will be slipped into our diets? Oh, come on — these are food profiteers, so they’re not about to come that clean. So maybe they’re agreeing at last (and at least) to label any products that contain ingredients with tampered DNA. No, no — right-to-know labeling is what food tamperers fear most, for they know we won’t buy those items if we know what’s in them. OK then, what do they actually intend to do?

They’re giving us a website.

Say what? Yes, the entirety of their grand gesture of “corporate transparency” is to put a mess of PR and useless gobbledygook on a slick site called GMOAnswers.com. They say we can ask “virtually any question,” and their “experts” will be happy to tell us why GMOs are good for us. In other words, “come clean” is an industry euphemism for “whitewash.”

The website will be controlled by — and its “answers” written by — agents of Monsanto and a handful of other corporations that control the dangerous and deceitful genetic manipulation industry. “We want to get into the conversation” with those opposed to GMOs, stated a biotech exec — ignoring the fact that these same industry schemers did not allow any opponents into “the conversation” they had in back rooms with our government officials when they conspired to foist these nasties on our families without our knowledge.

Monsanto and Gang are notorious liars, political manipulators and thugs. They can put all the propaganda they want on their Wizard-of-Oz website, but — like putting earrings on a hog — it can’t hide their ugliness.

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Well, at least we will be able to watch what they are up to....which products they will be modifying in the future and what we should be avoiding!  


Listen to yourself! Do you actually think that they will let you know the truth! NOT IN THIS LIFETIME!



I personally don't want anyone messing with our food source. They are trying to monopolize our food sources by breeding out seeds in foods. This has got to stop before it's to late. I'm not at all satisfied with labeling...our food should not be modified to the point that we have to figure out if our food is real or mutant. What the hell is wrong with people?