Monsanto CEO Has “Feels” Hurt by GMO Debate
Hugh Grant, Monsanto’s CEO, is having a rough time these days. He’s upset about the state of the country and uncivilized debates. More specifically, Grant is upset over the “heated rhetoric” surrounding the GMO debate in America.
“The thing that drives [me] a little bit nuts, and is the frustrating piece in this, is it’s such a polarized debate and I don’t think it should be.” said Grant in an interview with CNN Money.
It’s not surprising that Grant would feel frustrated now. After nearly two decades of force-feeding Americans toxic substances that masquerade as food or soaked in pesticides, Americans are finally coming around to the idea that perhaps eating real food is better than eating Monsanto‘s “product.”
Grant claims he is troubled by the heated rhetoric and angry nature of the debate, meaning he is troubled by the anger and vitriol of anti-GMO activists. Grant obviously longs for the days when Americans would simply line up to the trough and eat whatever came out of his bucket. More so, we can imagine that Grant longs for the days when Americans did not even know they were eating slop.
But now that millions of Americans are aware of what Monsanto has been piling on their plates for so long, and after numerous reports and studies have been produced demonstrating the danger of GMOs, a number of Americans have predictably found themselves a little peeved.
This has indeed led to the use of heated rhetoric on the part of anti-GMO activists who feel that cancer was not exactly what they signed up for when they went to their local grocery store. Backtalk from the plebs, however, has caused Grant’s “feels” to be hurt and his emotions stirred into an uproar. Why can’t these people just shut up and eat the stuff we snuck onto their plates for 20 years? After all, they’ve been eating it for decades and didn’t even know – why complain now?
Grant’s statements regarding the history of his product, are the standard public relations affair. But standard PR hasn’t been helping Monsanto over the last couple of years. So Grant resorted to the same rhetoric that would be used by any invading and conquering power – “Monsanto is promoting GMOs to save the world!”
“There’s an inexorable rise in population and global warming, and water consumption, and those three things are all happening at once,” says Grant. His statement of course, is reminiscent of that of Thomas Malthus, another “humanitarian” who wished to save the world by destroying half of it. “The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man,” said Malthus in 1798.
Despite the fact that Malthus lived in a time of organic agriculture, here we are in 2016 still alive and kicking in greater numbers than ever. Starvation is generally a result of war, imperialism and sanctions rather than lack of abundance. Grant would do well to remember another quote by his comrade-in-arms that sums up the mission and result of Monsanto’s domination of the American food supply. That is, “The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently to prolong a season of distress among the poor.” But we are sure Grant can translate this sentiment into his own words.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense SolutionsandDispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, andThe Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 600 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.