Some things just make you scratch your head and if you’re an organic food consumer, this is probably one of them.
For some reason, and after ignoring the mass poisoning, genetic pollution and agricultural servitude, Fortune magazine just named St. Louis-based Monsanto the “most admired” company of the year.
What’s more, according to a BusinessWire press release, here is how Fortune made its determination:
FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies list is based on company surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors and analysts. Ranking attributes range from innovativeness and quality of products to the retention of talented people and responsibility to the community and the environment [our emphasis].
As noted by True Activist, this “honor” completely ignores reality – that Monsanto, consistently, is named by the people as one of the most hated corporations on the planet. But then, “the people” didn’t get a say in the decision: It came from “company surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors and analysts, in other words, it was based on the opinions of people within the industry, and within the company.”
As reported by Bloomberg News in July 2014, at the time Monsanto was America’s third-most hated corporation:
In a Harris Poll this year measuring the “reputation quotient” of major companies, Monsanto ranked third-lowest, above BP and Bank of America and just behind Halliburton. For much of its history it was a chemical company, producing compounds used in electrical equipment, adhesives, plastics, and paint. Some of those chemicals—DDT, Agent Orange, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)—have had long and controversial afterlifes. The company is best known, however, as the face of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
In May of the same year scores of cities around the world witnessed the second annual “March Against Monsanto.” In New York City, just one of many, a few thousand protesters gathered near a farmer’s market to hear activists detail how the company was fighting against efforts in the U.S. and elsewhere to require foods containing GMOs to be required to label them (check out Natural News editor, Health Ranger Mike Adams’ “Just Label It” video).
In addition speakers were discussing how organic crops were being contaminated by GMO pollen blown in the wind – and how Monsanto would then sue organic farmers for theft of intellectual property (seeds), and how Monsanto had developed a “Terminator” gene that would make crops sterile.
Other protesters in NYC were dressed as bees; some say there is a connection between bee colony collapse and die-off of honey bees and a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids (Monsanto doesn’t manufacture neonicontinoids but includes them in some of its seed treatments).
“For those of you who don’t know, Monsanto is one of the wealthiest multinational corporations in the world and is also one of the most ruthless,” True Activist reported. “Behind the false image of innocence created by their lawyers and public relations, this company is as evil as they come. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against this corporate giant worldwide, but because of their incredible wealth they are usually able to settle out of court for large sums and pay off the media so their crimes are not exposed to the public.”
There is more. As reported at MonsantoMafia.com:
At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100 percent of all commercial seeds genetically modified and patented. Anderson consultants then worked backwards from that goal, and developed the strategy and tactics to achieve it. They presented Monsanto with the steps and procedures needed to obtain a place of industry dominance in a world in which natural seeds were virtually extinct.
The entire GMO issue is a lie built on purposeful deceit, the site noted further. Read the entire story here.