WikiLeaks: GMO Conspiracy in the US Government

The Chemstrand / Monsanto / Montefibre factory in Coleraine, sometime back in the 1980s
The Chemstrand / Monsanto / Montefibre factory in Coleraine, sometime back in the 1980s

We know that biotechnology companies like Monsanto have some big-time money (and therefore big-time clout in our government), but a cable on WikiLeaks gives an idea of how far the biotech industry’s influence goes. According to Friends Eat:

In 2007, then-U.S. ambassador to France Craig Stapleton conspired to retaliate against European countries for their anti-biotech policies. U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal the Bush administration formulated battle plans to extract revenge against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified seeds.

Want more? You can read the leaked cable or check out the full analysis on Friends Eat.

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Written by Becky Striepe

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