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Monsanto a Focus of US Antitrust Investigation

Science & Tech  (tags: environment, GMO's, cover-up, corruption, crime, investigations, GeneticEngineering )

- 3292 days ago -
The Justice Department is investigating whether Monsanto Co. violated antitrust rules in trying to expand its dominance of the market for genetically engineered crops.


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Gorilly Girl (339)
Friday October 9, 2009, 4:29 pm
Engineered crops are just flippin bad...go back to natual organic crops...aaaaaaaarhgggggggggggg


Tierney G (381)
Friday October 9, 2009, 4:36 pm
The big ag behemoth has cornered 90% of the soy, 65% of the corn, and 70% of the cotton market, and has a rapidly growing presence in the fruit and vegetable market, all without the Justice Department taking action that is, until the department heard from concerned citizens like you. Thanks to all of our efforts, Obama's antitrust chief Christine Varney is keeping with her promise of rigorous enforcement of antitrust law with a special focus on the agricultural sector.

Kelly C (176)
Friday October 9, 2009, 6:27 pm
I've been signing everything coming my way about this mega corp. the past few months. It is reasuring to have read this article. Let's hope the Justice Dept. can break Monsanto's grip on the seed market. Years ago I saw a documentary about their being given a patent on linseed I believe it was. How can there be a patent on mother nature? I can not get my mind around that one. Thanks for news Tierney. E-hug

Brad C (40)
Friday October 9, 2009, 7:15 pm
Thanks Tierney for another good story. I hope they bring this giant down. It is one of the money mongers that fills the politicians pockets with greed money. I agree with Gorilly that natural is always better.

Fiona O (561)
Friday October 9, 2009, 8:44 pm
I hate this. Monsanto wants to own the food supplies of the world. I believe all molecular biologists should be required to take an oath similar to ones doctors have to take which begins with "First do no harm:. Thank you, Tierney for this article.

Michael Angel (58)
Friday October 9, 2009, 11:19 pm
Why does the USA let this disrutable, amoral company exist?

chris b (2474)
Saturday October 10, 2009, 10:16 am
You actually have to ask that question? The answer surely is big dollars! As for the company they are like most of these huge conglomerates no morals no scruples and exploit everything standing moving or in their case growing! One of the problems of monopolies is their power to hold countries to ransom and to hell with consequences. Countries would be better occupies cutting out the enormous wastage in the food chain from farm to consumer. Excess packaging umpteen thousands of miles transporting stuff around the world which is growing on your doorstep etc etc, rather than getting into bed with these big businesses!

Janet Solomon (231)
Saturday October 10, 2009, 10:26 am
Yippee kay-ay-AY, Mo-fo!
About TIME.
Thank you, tierney!
Namaste! xo

Roseann d (178)
Saturday October 10, 2009, 1:47 pm
They should be a focus of being put out of business.

Deborah B (72)
Saturday October 10, 2009, 1:47 pm
Thank you for putting this news out for all to read, Tierney. Unfortunately, big business will always loom over all and the government which we believe should address if not champion rectification of problems particularly in this area will oftentimes leave it aside. GMO belongs absolutely nowhere - ever. I am glad to hear that the Justice Department is taking action in this matter.

Roseann d (178)
Saturday October 10, 2009, 1:52 pm
Make sure you're not investing in them in your 401K. They figure their seeds will kill us before we'd ever be able to collect it.

Mandi T (367)
Saturday October 10, 2009, 2:41 pm
Tks Tierney:-))

. (0)
Sunday October 11, 2009, 1:21 am
perhaps this is the time when a little unknown like "DAVID" with his sling of three stones is going to come in and slay the "GIANT MONSANTO"... miracles never cease..

Amena Andersson (187)
Sunday October 11, 2009, 8:47 am
Greed is killing the world, as usual. Always has been "the Destroyer" of peoples. Only difference now is the extent to which the destruction can go. We could all be yet further enslaved,and, starved, at our Masters' will. Though I am happy to see that Monsanto is being investigated, I do not hold much hope for real change. However, I keep buying my organic seeds from "Seeds of Change," along with many others, and using my own harvested seeds as well. Independents are our only true hope in the seed industry.

Gudrun D (447)
Sunday October 11, 2009, 10:34 am
Thanks for this info Tierney!

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Monday October 12, 2009, 3:19 am
Montsanto is very active in South Africa too. Everything is genetic and we eat everything genetic. No wonder we are stripped from our "Beingness", because we are becoming and acting genetic too.

mary f (200)
Tuesday October 13, 2009, 5:16 pm
i'd love if they were put out of bussisness

Karen S (106)
Wednesday October 14, 2009, 4:43 am
Yee-haw. Thanks Tierney. Here's a link to another success story against GMOs.

Judge Rules GMOs Violate Environmental Law

Christina L (1)
Wednesday October 14, 2009, 8:01 am
It's about time!! This company is pure EVIL. For anyone who hasn't seen the documentary "Food Inc.," I highly recommend it--very enlightening about Monsanto's practices to put small farmers out of business and enhance their control of the "crops" that are available--such as patenting "normal" seeds and covertly entering private farm property, finding GMO plants (cuz who can stop pollen from flying onto non-GMO crops nearby) then suing for patent infringment, basically ruining the small farmers who can't match the funding and legal power of such a giant.
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