Jim Carrey Makes a Jab at Monsanto During Commencement Speech
Actor and comedian Jim Carrey’s recent surprise commencement speech at Maharishi University of Management is really resonating with a lot of people, according to social media tickers.
It was filled with humor, stories and Carrey’s imparted spiritual advice.
But not many people caught his jab at Monsanto.
To quote him:
I’m here to plant a seed today…a seed that will inspire you to go forward in your life with enthusiastic hearts and a clear sense of wholeness. The question is, will that seed have a chance to take root…or will I be sued by Monsanto?
He is poking fun at the aggressive, overreaching nature of the biotech company that sues farmers for “patent infringements” – i.e., their patented product blew in the wind and landed in a non-contract field, actually contaminating that field. According to HuffingtonPost, Monsanto had filed 144 lawsuits against 410 farmers and 56 small farm businesses in at least 27 U.S. States, as of early last year.
If Carrey’s speech doesn’t draw eyes on the acts of Monsanto and similar biotech companies, it is sure to draw eyes on a college that boasts natural health, environment and consciousness.
Here is longer version of excerpts – most of the ones online have omitted the Monsanto jab!
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