“I recognized my two selves: a crusading idealist and a cold, granitic believer in the law of the jungle” – Edgar Monsanto Queeny, Monsanto chairman, 1943-63, “The Spirit of Enterprise”, 1934.
When rich companies with politically-connected lobbyists and seats on government-appointed bodies bend policies for their own ends, we are in serious trouble. It is then that our democratic institutions become hijacked and our choices, freedoms and rights are destroyed. Corporate interests have too often used their dubious ‘science’, lobbyists, political connections and presence within the heart of governments, in conjunction with their public relations machines, to subvert democratic machinery for their own benefit. Once their power has been established, anyone who questions them or who stands in their way can expect a very bumpy ride.
The power and influence of the GMO sector
Phi Beta Iota: Corruption within the US Government — and the lack of intelligence with integrity across Whole of Government — are the root cause of asbestos lung disease, black lung (coal) disease, contamination of ground water, lung cancer (tobacco), deaths from drunk driving, obsesity, and ignoring all manner of peak everything and future disease and global non-state threats as well as all manner of corporate impositions on the public where profit trumps the public interest. The same can be said about legal drugs that do not work and illegal drugs that du. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are the current poster child for information corruption and intelligence without integrity within the US Government.