Hillary Clinton “Queen of Monsanto”
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
“I stand in favor of using seeds and products that have a proven track record.”
“There is a big gap between what the facts are, and what the perceptions are.”
“Genetically modified sounds ‘Frankensteinish’ – drought resistant sounds really like something you want.”
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“We talk about drought-resistant seeds, and I’ve promoted them all over Africa.
By definition, they have been engineered to be drought-resistant, I mean that’s the beauty of them. [She actually said “beauty.”]
Maybe somebody can get their harvest done and not starve, and maybe there’s some left over to sell.
And yet I’ve been involved in a lot of the political debates in other countries about whether or not to accept certain kinds of seeds.”
“We created a program called Feed the Future, which is trying to help the farmers be educated enough to know that drought-resistant seeds, for example, are not going to hurt them.”
“And this is painstaking work, doesn’t get solved overnight.
You have to be working at the top with the departments of agriculture, with finance ministries, with prime ministers and presidents’ offices, and you have to be working from the bottom up.
I don’t see the short cut for it.”
“‘Genetically modified’ sounds Frankensteinish. ‘Drought resistance’ sounds really – something you want.
So how do you create a different vocabulary to talk about what it is you’re trying to help people do.”
“I don’t want to see biotech companies or pharma companies moving out of our country simply because of some perceived tax disadvantage and potential tax advantage somewhere else.” [Good riddance.]
“Millennials Take On Monsanto” September 9th, 2014
In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs.
I wish I knew what I had linked 2 here:
Science trumps ideology?
There’s plenty of science out there that would send most moms running from their grocery store shelves, if only they’d been informed and if only their elected representatives weren’t so corrupt or ignorant.
What are we, Nazi Germany?
Science trumps Creation?
Science trumps Mother Nature?