She writes (emphasis hers):
One student asked what Monsanto was doing to counter the “bad science” around their work. Dr. Moar, perhaps forgetting that this was a public event, then revealed that Monsanto indeed had “an entire department” (waving his arm for emphasis) dedicated to “debunking” science which disagreed with theirs. As far as I know this is the first time that a Monsanto functionary has publicly admitted that they have such an entity which brings their immense political and financial weight to bear on scientists who dare to publish against them. The Discredit Bureau will not be found on their official website.
Let’s not forget that Monsanto deployed tactics against social media activism as far back as 2010. It was then discovered that they have ties to Blackwater. Blackwater, which boasts of having Monsanto as a client was paid the big bucks to infiltrate high into the ranks of social media activism that was critical of Monsanto. Furthermore, internet-based tactics that appear to naturally support Monsanto and GMOs could really just be a paid-for PR spin.
Monsanto also paid female bloggers to attend a panel so that they could be reprogrammed to embrace GMOs – and who knows? Maybe write nicely about them…wink wink, nudge, nudge, here’s some money, away with the grudge!
And in another instance, Monsanto reps were invited to teach a health class at a public school. When this writer reported on it, a Monsanto employee commented with accusations of “irrational hate”claiming that organic food kills, but GMOs never do. He spends an enormous amount of time countering comments on the Internet.
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Monsanto’s discredit bureau is also similar to the technology espoused by Big Pharma. Social media “bots” that automatically counter comments that are negative toward vaccines. I’m fairly certain I’ve seen these in action. Likewise, a viral and heartbreaking post about a mother whose baby caught measles from a non-vaccinated person was a complete sham fabricated by an upper pharma rep.
Why wouldn’t they deploy such methods? They have to. No one asked for their patented products and procedures – they require a degree of pressure and savvy for influence. Especially when people start catching on to the devastating aftermath – they discover they are not alone. These are the few private corps allowed to have such power over consumers. Consumers? I’m sorry, that would indicate there’s a degree of choice…
The future is going to require astute individuals willing to go the extra mile to refuse and to speak up. It’s going to require the most integrous scientists in all of history, to be brave and willing to publish their research.
Because with all that money and power, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet. But such lengths and deception should make everyone stop. Think. None of this is for your benefit.
This article originally appeared on Natural Blaze and was used with permission.