Above The Law: Supreme Court Sides With Monsanto Over Farmers
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Above The Law: Supreme Court Sides With Monsanto Over Farmers

Above The Law: Supreme Court Sides With Monsanto Over Farmers

by Anthony Gucciardi

May 15th, 2013

In a concerning decision made by the United States Supreme Court that once again highlights the close connection between Monsanto and government, the court upheld Monsanto’s financial crusade against struggling farmers who attempt to replant the GMO juggernaut’s patented GM seeds.

 

English: Panorama of the west facade of at dus...

English: Panorama of the west facade of at dusk in Washington, D.C., USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The decision should come as no real surprise when considering that Monsanto even has strong ties within the Supreme Court itself through Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas, who worked as a lawyer for Monsanto before obtaining the position. A connection that has been highlighted by a number of news outlets when it comes to the various Monsanto-related cases we have seen over the years. And one that is made even more blatant and concerning when considering that Clarence Thomas always fails to mention his connection.

 

But then again even greater events have taken place in the past that show how Monsanto really is above the law — especially when compared to the average citizen. If you or I committed the acts of the GMO giant over the past several decades, which of course is led by a group of executives who are likely beyond sociopathic and motivated purely be the almighty dollar, we’d be thrown in jail immediately.

 

Monsanto’s Repeated ‘Above The Law’ Status

Monsanto’s repeated acts of devastation against the people have generally ended in what amounts to a pesky settlement of X million dollars. This includes settlements over the Vietnam-era chemical warfare weapon Agent Orange, which killed hundreds of thousands and led to around 500,000 birth defects. It also includes a $93 million settlement with citizens of West Virginia’s Nitro, a town that was hit with dioxin as a result of Monsanto’s pollution from the creation of Agent Orange. As you may know, dioxin is one of the deadliest substances known to man.

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