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USA: Bei Monsanto knallen die Sektkorken…

Montag, Mai 17th, 2010

“Mark of the Beast: Obama’s latest Monsanto pick, Elena Kagan

By Rady Ananda

First, we spit out our coffee over President Obama’s appointments of former Monsanto goon Michael Taylor as Food Safety [sic] Czar and ‘biotech governor of the year’ Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. Then we choked on our grits when he made Monsanto lobbyist, Islam Siddiqui, the US Ag Trade Representative. Now, the real food movement has completely lost its appetite with Obama’s nomination of Monsanto defender, Elena Kagan, to the US Supreme Court.

In December 2009, in her capacity as Solicitor General, Kagan intervened in the first case on which SCOTUS will rule involving genetically modified crops, Monsanto v Geertson Seed. She defended Monsanto’s fight to contaminate the environment with its GM alfalfa, not the American people’s right to safe feed and a protected environment. 

The lower court ruled that ‘contamination of organic and conventional alfalfa crops with the genetically engineered gene has occurred and defendants acknowledge as much. Such contamination is irreparable environmental harm.’

That other fields, not those of Geertson Seed, et al., had been contaminated does not bother Kagan. ‘The district court failed to find either that respondents had suffered or were likely to suffer irreparable harm…’

This flies in the face of reality. The biotech industry has admitted it cannot prevent contamination of natural fields. When Bayer CropScience contaminated nearly a third of the US rice supply with its GM version, its defense lawyers told jurors that ‘Bayer’s containment protocols were equal to or exceeded industry standards when the test rice escaped into the general supplies.’

If the best containment protocols don’t work, then (…). “

(Quelle: Food Freedom.)