I supposed that all of you know Monsanto? Which is one, if not, the biggest company specialized in the agricultural biotechnology, based in the US. I saw recently that Bayer, which is also one of the biggest pharmaceutical company, recently bought this company for an amount of 56 billion $. And it curiously stirs my curiosity up. I decided to have a look at this company, what they were really doing and in which proportion.
And I was not disappointed…
If you are this kind of person who do his shopping in a big brand supermarket, as I am, certainly 50% of your products are link to Monsanto, by a way or an other. And you will tell me, well, why not, and what? And it means that we agreed on the way they do business, the way they are lobbying the government and the governmental authority.
I will give you a little reminder: 15 and 16 October 2016, Monsanto was prosecuted by the international court of LaHaye (Netherlands) and was accused of no less that human’s right violations, crime against humanity, ecocide, and particularly against the model of industrial farming which generate an immeasurable number of greenhouse gas, dependence of the farmers who cannot avoid the pesticide after using them only once because of industrial pressure and unfair pressure on the government and regulation authority.
So even if every person or entity which is accused have the right at the presumption of innocence, we know and a lot of articles were written about the subject, that the products that this company use and sell, literally are killing people.
Why this post? Because I’m definitely convince that if all of us were aware of this kind of situation (and there is a lot of other battles, for the environment and the human rights), we wouldn’t let them act like this. How? In paying attention to what we buy. You can easily find a list of the products or company link to Monsanto.
I know already, like you do, that the planet is in exponential expansion and that we must be able to feed every single person, but there is a lot of alternatives, like the permaculture.
Here is a link explaining the permaculture : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture