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Re: Monsanto, archive 751

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It is easier to forgive Monsanto its sins if one is a Western
scientist than if one is a small farmer, whether American or
Third World. The public controversy seems to center on
whether prosperous Westerners can safely feed themselves and
their offspring on gene foods, rather than on the nightmare
scenario, already underway, in which Indian farmers are being
forced into suicide, and those who are dependant on them into
starvation, by lowered yields and burgeoning expenses.

Monsanto consists of chemists, not food producers. Its primary
object is to create a world addiction to its monopoly patents--
the continuing series of law suits against poor American farmers
makes this evident. In the final analysis they are drug pushers
who, in the words of William Burroughs, sell the client to the

John Whiting
Diatribal Press