Monsanto Mafia

You’ve certainly heard about Monsanto’s growing portfolio of Genetically Modified (GM) plants and seeds, drifting into the natural seed stores, its objections to labeling such fruits and plants as what they are, charging larcenous prices to the poor who have no where to turn. No you can add this:

Monsanto relies on a shadowy army of private investigators and agents in the American heartland to strike fear into farm country. They fan out into fields and farm towns, where they secretly videotape and photograph farmers, store owners, and co-ops; infiltrate community meetings; and gather information from informants about farming activities. Farmers say that some Monsanto agents pretend to be surveyors. Others confront farmers on their land and try to pressure them to sign papers giving Monsanto access to their private records. Farmers call them the “seed police” and use words such as “Gestapo” and “Mafia” to describe their tactics.

Vanity Fair Investigation

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