Barack Obama and the Monsanto betrayal

Barack Obama and the Monsanto betrayal

by Jon Rappoport

May 7, 2014

www.nomorefakenews.com

Under the selective radar of mainstream media, Barack Obama has been carving out a whole new level of support for Monsanto and other destructive biotech giants.


From Scott Creighton, “Obama Pitches India Model of GM Genocide to Africa”:

“At the G8 Summit held two weeks ago at Camp David, President Obama met with private industry and African heads of state to launch the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a euphemism for monocultured, genetically modified crops and toxic agrochemicals aimed at making poor farmers debt slaves to corporations, while destroying the ecosphere for profit.

“But African civil society wants no part of this latest Monsanto aligned ‘public private partnership.’ Whatever will the progressives do now that their flawless hero has teamed up with their most hated nemesis [Monsanto] to exploit an entire continent like they did to India not that long ago?…

“With a commitment of $3 billion, Obama plans to ‘partner up’ with mega-multinationals like Monsanto, Diageo, Dupont, Cargill, Vodafone, Walmart, Pepsico, Prudential, Syngenta International, and Swiss Re because, as one USAID representative says ‘There are things that only companies can do, like building silos for storage and developing seeds and fertilizers.’

“Of course, that’s an outrageous lie. Private citizens have been building their own silos for centuries. But it’s true that only the biowreck engineers will foist patented seeds and toxic chemicals on Africa.”


Under the guise of replacing the “donor-recipient model” of charity with “smart business development that’s a win-win for everybody,” a new level of corporate-government colonialism is aimed at the continent of Africa. The new and improved strategy means bigger profits for the few and greater suffering and displacement for the many.

Support self-sufficiency for the small farmer? Expand the number of small farms growing nutritious and non-toxic food? Never heard of it. Not on the agenda—except in false propaganda statements and promises.

No, instead, the idea is putting small farmers into debt to Monsanto for GMO seeds and highly toxic herbicides, so they can grow (until they go bankrupt) noxious GMO food crops. Small farms will eventually be snapped up by big ag corporations.

Obama? A warrior against corporations on behalf of the people? It’s long past the time for ripping that false mask away.

During his 2008 campaign for president, Barack Obama transmitted signals that he understood the GMO issue. Several key anti-GMO activists were impressed. They thought Obama, once in the White House, would listen to their concerns and act on them.

These activists weren’t just reading tea leaves. On the campaign trail, Obama said: “Let folks know when their food is genetically modified, because Americans have a right to know what they’re buying.”

Making the distinction between GMO and non-GMO was certainly an indication that Obama, unlike the FDA and USDA, saw there was an important line to draw in the sand.

Beyond that, Obama was promising a new era of transparency in government. He was adamant in assuring that, if elected, his administration wouldn’t do business in “the old way.” He would be “responsive to people’s needs.”

Then came the reality.

After the election, people who had been working to label GMO food and warn the public of its huge dangers were shocked to the core. They saw Obama had been pulling a bait and switch.

After the 2008 election, Obama filled key posts with Monsanto people, in federal agencies that wield tremendous force in food issues, the USDA and the FDA:

At the USDA, as the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto Danforth Center.

As deputy commissioner of the FDA, the new food-safety-issues czar, the infamous Michael Taylor, former vice-president for public policy for Monsanto. Taylor had been instrumental in getting approval for Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone.

As commissioner of the USDA, Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack. Vilsack had set up a national group, the Governors’ Biotechnology Partnership, and had been given a Governor of the Year Award by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, whose members include Monsanto.

As the new Agriculture Trade Representative, who would push GMOs for export, Islam Siddiqui, a former Monsanto lobbyist.

As the new counsel for the USDA, Ramona Romero, who had been corporate counsel for another biotech giant, DuPont.

As the new head of the USAID, Rajiv Shah, who had previously worked in key positions for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of GMO agriculture research.

We should also remember that Obama’s secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, once worked for the Rose law firm. That firm was counsel to Monsanto.

Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court. Kagan, as federal solicitor general, had previously argued for Monsanto in the Monsanto v. Geertson seed case before the Supreme Court.

The deck was stacked. Obama hadn’t simply made honest mistakes. Obama hadn’t just failed to exercise proper oversight in selecting appointees. He wasn’t just experiencing a failure of short-term memory. He was staking out territory on behalf of Monsanto and other GMO corporate giants.

And now let us look at what key Obama appointees have wrought for their true bosses. Let’s see what GMO crops have walked through the open door of the Obama presidency.

Monsanto GMO alfalfa.

Monsanto GMO sugar beets.

Monsanto GMO Bt soybean.

Coming soon: Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn.

Syngenta GMO corn for ethanol.

Syngenta GMO stacked corn.

Pioneer GMO soybean.

Syngenta GMO Bt cotton.

Bayer GMO cotton.

ATryn, an anti-clotting agent from the milk of transgenic goats.

A GMO papaya strain.

And perhaps, soon, genetically engineered salmon and apples.

This is an extraordinary parade. It, in fact, makes Barack Obama the most GMO-dedicated politician in America.

You don’t attain that position through errors or oversights. Obama was, all along, a stealth operative on behalf of Monsanto, biotech, GMOs, and corporate control of the future of agriculture.


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From this perspective, Michelle Obama’s campaign for gardens and clean, organic, nutritious food is nothing more than a diversion, a cover story floated to obscure what her husband has actually been doing.

Nor is it coincidental that two of the Obama’s biggest supporters, Bill Gates and George Soros, purchased 900,000 and 500,000 shares of Monsanto, respectively, in 2010.

We are talking about a president who presented himself, and was believed by many to be, an extraordinary departure from politics as usual.

Not only was that a wrong assessment, Obama was lying all along. He was, and he still is, Monsanto’s man in Washington.

To those people who fight for GMO labeling and the outlawing of GMO crops, and against the decimation of the food supply and the destruction of human health, but still believe Obama is a beacon in bleak times:

Wake up.

Sources include:

http://redgreenandblue.org/2012/02/02/monsanto-employees-in-the-halls-of-government-part-2/

http://redgreenandblue.org/2011/02/09/monsanto-employees-in-the-halls-of-government/

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2011/10/fda-labeling-gmo-genetically-modified-foods

http://fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2011/feb/15/update-obama-goes-rogue-gmos-tell-him-say-no-monsa/

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/genetically-engineered-foods/

http://news.yahoo.com/not-altruistic-truth-behind-obamas-global-food-security-174700462.html

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

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27 comments on “Barack Obama and the Monsanto betrayal

  1. […] “But African civil society wants no part of …read more […]

  2. Ahhhhh… Barrack and Michelle doing the Ronny and Nancy Reagan ‘just say no’ routine. Why has Hollywashingtonhood run out of plots? They keep rewriting old scripts.

    Tell me if you please Master Jon…what happens when an genetically modified mosquito, http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/28-7
    bites a test tube child with three parents, who eats GMO’ed Fruit Loops every morning while doing their Common Core mathematics problems. Before going to school to line up for a GMO’ed vaccine against MERS.
    And there isn’t a punch line here…

    BTW Loved the last post Jon.
    Love and postcards from the edge.

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  4. Chip says:

    What’s new? A one party system works for the grand Masters eh? 20 years of FDR gave Aristocracy plenty of time to entrench state socialist power in the hands of old money oligarchy. Nice.

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  7. Greg O. says:

    King Barack lies when the truth will serve him better. He’s SO comfortable lying that he doesn’t even bother to think about what he says anymore. He knows that the banker-controlled media will play along with whatever spills out of the toxic hole above his chin and that the bovine American public are too stupid and distracted to see it for the treasonous verbal diarrhea that it is.

  8. oogenhand says:

    Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    Monsanto food is rumored to make you sterile.

  9. nuffzed says:

    Reblogged this on nuffzed.

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  11. GJH says:

    Nice diagram showing monsatan in the gov:

  12. Robert says:

    Good article. Thank you. Obama is a strict conservative and ran as a Trojan Horse for Conservatives and the Republican Party. Look closely how he despises Warren and Sanders and the Progressives in his own party.

    • Greg O. says:

      “Obama is a strict conservative and ran as a Trojan Horse for Conservatives and the Republican Party. Look closely how he despises Warren and Sanders and the Progressives in his own party.”

      You actually believe that? I’ve heard some strange theories in the last six years, but this one takes the cake! You have access to the Internet, the library and Common Sense, and you actually believe that? Trojan Horse absurdity aside, you STILL think that it’s all about Democrats and Republicans? You read writers like Jon Rappaport and you’re STILL thinking inside THAT box? This goes well beyond the corrupt two-headed-beast-psycho-drama in Washington DC. Obama doesn’t care about ANYTHING other than his responsibilities to the criminals who hold his leash AND the feeding of his own narcissistic lust. AND he despises anyone and everything that gets in the way of it.

    • Miggy says:

      The right/left paradigm is a fallacy. The sooner everyone realizes this the sooner we can get the change needed.

  13. Rex says:

    Thanks for not letting up on these bozo’s Jon

  14. […] http://www.nomorefakenews.com Under the selective radar of mainstream media, Barack Obama has been carving out a whole new level of support for Monsanto and other destructive biotech giants. […]

  15. laurabruno says:

    Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:
    A very important article by Jon Rappoport. Some of this is not news, but when you see the fully developed patterns the message and conclusion are clear. I have always believed that “Michelle Obama’s campaign for gardens and clean, organic, nutritious food is nothing more than a diversion, a cover story floated to obscure what her husband has actually been doing.” I’m not happy to be right about this state of affairs, but am pleased more and more people are waking up to it.

  16. […] Obama and The Monsanto Betrayal: http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/barack-obama-and-the-monsanto-betrayal/ At the G8 Summit held two weeks ago at Camp David, Obama met with private industry and African […]

  17. Roger Fuller says:

    May 19, 2014
    Dear Jon Rappoport and readers:
    Sorry I’m late and behind in my e-mails, but I had to respond to this story. First, in response to this part : From Scott Creighton, “Obama Pitches India Model of GM Genocide to Africa”: … I suppose you mean the Indian model that killed 270,000 farmers by driving them to suicide by pushing genetically engineered B.T. cotton seeds. Not only it wasn’t stopped; they are pushing that model around the world. Second, you mentioned :
    smart business development that’s a win-win for everybody,” a new level of corporate-government colonialism is aimed at the continent of Africa.
    I remember that a famous South African writer calls it ” Genetic Colonialism ” . And I say the ” Gene Revolution ” is far worse than the old ” Green Revolution ” .
    And finally I want to say that Jon, you’re one of the very few journalists who have pointed out that Obama was actually a secret Monsanto and Big Agribusiness agent from the very start of his presidency. And an article from Organic Consumers Association revealed that Romney was a new lawyer for Monsanto way back in 1973 : not only 20 years before the first genetically engineered food on the market but also in the first year that the science of genetic engineering was discovered by 2 scientists : 1973. So in the 2012 election, Obama and Romney were both stealth Monsanto lawyer candidates. Needless to say, Mainstream Media didn’t have a word to say about this, all through the election in 2012. But we have an underground media and activists. Why weren’t they screaming bloody murder about this fact, if they knew it ? Activists should have been raising this issue of the Monsanto – Agribiz connection every chance they got.
    I know I raised this issue to my friends, who didn’t care much. Activism is pretty non-existant in my part of the country. There was a large consensus that as bad as Obama was, at least, poor people could eat under Obama. Romney and the Republicans would have cut off food stamps so that poor people couldn’t even eat and there would have been riots.
    I’m still mad as hell that these 2 stealth Monsanto candidates weren’t exposed during the 2012 election for President of the USA.
    yours truly,
    Roger Fuller

  18. FreedomAgent says:

    In the face of yet more scientific evidence of the adverse health effects of genetically modified foods, country after country is working to ban, limit or restrict the cultivation and testing of GM crops. But as the biotech giants gear up the PR war against their opponents, the question of what people can do to avoid GMO foods is becoming more important than ever. Oct 29, 2012

    Research Paper A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health

    http://www.ijbs.com/v05p0706.htm

    Global Research, September 18, 2013 Genetically Modified Babies By Rady Ananda

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/genetically-modified-babies/5350370

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