The Growing Global Challenge to Monsanto's Monopolistic GreedSubmitted by Bob-45 on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 07:30
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00 By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers , Truthout | Op-Ed
The common problem we face is the power of concentrated wealth and monopolistic corporate interests. This has created a crony capitalist economy that uses government to further enrich the wealthy at the expense of the people, often threatening our basic necessities for life.A clear example of this is found in the behavior of the chemical and seed corporation, Monsanto.Monsanto threatens the world's food supply; this is a major challenge of our era. This struggle is central to the global ecosystem, economy and energy crises. Monsanto also pushes poisonous chemicals into the environment and promotes agricultural practices that exacerbate climate change.