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DOJ Mysteriously Quits Monsanto Antitrust Investigation

DOJ Mysteriously Quits Monsanto Antitrust Investigation

By Tom Philpott
Sat Dec. 1, 2012 3:03 AM PST

There's an age-old tradition in Washington of making unpopular announcements when no one's listening—like, you know, the days leading up to Thanksgiving. That's when the Obama administration sneaked a tasty dish to the genetically modified seed/pesticide industry.

This treat involves the unceremonious end of the Department of Justice's antitrust investigation into possible anticompetitive practices in the US seed market, which it had begun in January 2010. It's not hard to see why DOJ would take a look. For the the crops that cover the bulk of US farmland like corn, soy, and cotton, the seed trade is essentially dominated by five companies: Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer, and Dow. And a single company, Monsanto, supplies nearly all genetically modified traits now so commonly used in those crops, which it licenses to its rivals for sale in their own seeds.

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You'd think that the DOJ

would have an obligation to disclose its findings. It seems to me that a whole lot of lines are getting blurred, including the difference between what is public and what is private - and respective rights and responsibilities thereof, and the very difference between a corporation and a person.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

This goes all the way up to the 'highest' levels

They want to convert all the edible crops on the planet to artificial, patented varieties.

They want absolute, total domination over the food supply literally and 'legally'.

- Control the 'money'

- Control the food

- Control water

= control everyone, everywhere.

That's the plan.

It's going to blow up in their faces.

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+1. Yes. On all accounts.

+1. Yes.

On all accounts.

"Bear".

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

No further need to investigate.

Monsanto won by contamination and no judge can over-rule that.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

We both know

Corporations in the same bed with politicians.

When law makers leave office they will get good jobs with Monsanto etc.

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+ 1

Thanks for posting.

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You Are Welcome Tom!

Monsanto must be eliminated..What they do is evil and criminal..