There has been a great deal of publicity over the potential purchase
of Blackwater (now known as Academi, and Xe before that) by mega
corporation Monsanto. While the two seem to be a great match, as they
both fail to consider the morality and consequence of their actions, it
seems that Monsanto is only involved with Blackwater in infiltrating activist groups who are opposed to the biotech giant — an operation quite sinister enough. The truth of the matter is that Academi (Blackwater) was purchased by private investors, and the heavily sourced article written by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation actually says nothing about Monsanto buying Blackwater.
What the articles does say, however, is that Monsanto and Blackwater are indeed working together to target anti-Monsanto activists and organizations. Known as far back as 2010, it was unveiled that Blackwater’s client list included Monsanto, Chevron, Walt Disney and many more. According to documents obtained by Scahill,
it was also revealed that Monsanto was willing to pay upwards of
$500,000 in order for Blackwater to join anti-Monsanto activist groups
and infiltrate the ranks. Furthermore, a number of internet-based
tactics could be utilized as incognito PR for Monsanto, who undoubtedly
knew opposition would mount against their GMO crops as more individuals
became aware of the dangers.