“When the world’s leading biotechnology company comes along and says that a plant doesn’t need to be genetically modified, it is saying to the world that we don’t care if it works or not.
We want a better world.”
— Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) September 24, 2017 “The bottom line is, Monsanto has spent more than $60 billion and we don,t have the money to pay them.
We don’t have the political will.”
— Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts September 24.
2017 “I would have been a lot more optimistic about the success of this initiative if we had done it sooner.”
— U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue (R-GA) September 19, 2017 “We have no control over what Monsanto does with its own seeds.”
— Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price (R) September 20, 2017 The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether genetically modified foods can be labeled as such.
If the justices rule in Monsanto’s favor, the company could soon have to disclose what GMOs are.
“This is a massive and very dangerous undertaking that we have to protect,” Senator Elizabeth Sanders (D, MA) told reporters after the hearing.
“The biotech industry, we have not been able to stop them.
They’ve done a lot of damage to our planet.
They’re destroying our forests, we’re destroying the food supply, they’re destroying everything.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the Monsanto petition to remove GMOs from the label is “a threat to democracy.”
Sen. Bernie Machen (D) of Vermont also called for the removal of GMOs from labeling.
“Monsanto is a giant polluter, the worst polluter in the world, and they have to be held accountable for what they’re doing,” he said.
“They’re polluting our water, they pollute our air, they are polluting the planet and we should not be buying products that are genetically modified.”
Read more about GMOs and Monsanto’s lawsuits here: Monsantos lawsuit is based on Monsanto’s “predatory practices” http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/monsanto-s-lawsuit-is-based-on-monsanto’s-predatory-prices-isn-predator-charges/2017/09/19/a9b2f8ea-d871-11e6-bb3c-7a7aad6b1a9f_story.html Read the Monsanto’s letter to the US government here: http://bit.ly/2eQpXhq Read a letter from a Monsanto employee to the USDA here: https://www,fed.usda.gov/federal-agencies/subpoenas/petitions/petition-monsanto-subpone-request-request.html