The United Corporations of America, The Never-Ending Story

What Big Business wants, Big Business gets.

The US embassy in Paris advised Washington to start a military-style trade war against any European Union country which opposed genetically modified (GM) crops, newly released WikiLeaks cables show.

In response to moves by France to ban a Monsanto GM corn variety in late 2007, the ambassador, Craig Stapleton, a friend and business partner of former US president George Bush, asked Washington to penalise the EU and particularly countries which did not support the use of GM crops. …

US diplomats around the world are found to have pushed GM crops as a strategic government and commercial imperative. …

Our diplomats were practically on the payroll for Monsanto.

the cables show US diplomats working directly for GM companies such as Monsanto. “In response to recent urgent requests by [Spanish rural affairs ministry] state secretary Josep Puxeu and Monsanto, post requests renewed US government support of Spain‘s science-based agricultural biotechnology position through high-level US government intervention.”

And we can’t have any nasty regulations in the way, can we now?

It also emerges that Spain and the US have worked closely together topersuade the EU not to strengthen biotechnology laws. In one cable, the embassy in Madrid writes: “If Spain falls, the rest of Europe will follow.”

WikiLeaks: US targets EU over GM crops | World news | guardian.co.uk

 

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