Many have long suspected that US policy on genetically modified organisms (GM) was influenced by multinationals who profit from genetic engineering and export-oriented agribusiness. However, the recently released Wikileaks cables document just how close this relationship has become.
The US State Department has practically become a private advocacy agency for the Monsanto Corporation.
As European social movements press their governments for an ongoing moratorium on genetically modified seeds and foods, Monsanto and other biotech companies have lobbied to find new footholds in the market, using hybrids even in impoverished Haiti after the earthquake of January 12, 2010. They pursue these objectives in collaboration with USAID, the US Department of State and the Gates Foundation Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
According to Netline:
“The Gates Foundation’s collusion with Monsanto is no accident, as senior AGRA officials are former Monsanto executives. AGRA’s recent $ 500,000 purchase in Monsanto’s actions was glaring proof of this close relationship.Despite many comments from Gates officials since the beginning of AGRA’s agenda denying that GM seeds be used in AGRA, their close relationship with Monsanto has now proven to be a key part of their ‘new green revolution’ agronomic strategy. “
In the video above, you can also see Gates’ misconceptions about vaccines.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates was recently interviewed by CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. Gates was attending the World Economic Forum to push his mission to eradicate polio by 2012. Gates, through his foundation, pledged $ 10 billion to provide vaccines to children around the world.
During the interview, regarding the vaccine-autism link, Gates said:
“… [I]It is an absolute lie that has killed thousands of children. Because the mothers who heard this lie, many of them did not have their children vaccinated against whooping cough or measles, and their children are dead today. And so the people who go into these anti-vaccine efforts – you know, they’re killing kids. It is very sad, because these vaccines are important. “
How can someone so smart be so confused about this issue? Unfortunately, that can actually be part of the problem.
Bill Gates is perhaps one of the most destructive “doers” on the planet because he is rich enough to get what he wants and has a high regard for his own intelligence. It’s tough enough to fight Big Pharma, Big Government, and Big Medicine on vaccines, but when another opponent is one of the richest and most influential philanthropists in the world, it’s even more difficult.
Fortunately, the truth is more powerful than the money. This is the only reason the voices of parents and children injured by vaccination continue to be heard above the relentless promotion of lies by the rich and powerful.