Of all the
mega-corps running amok, Monsanto has consistently outperformed its
rivals, earning the crown as “most evil corporation on Earth!” Not
content to simply rest upon its throne of death, atop a mountain of
rotting corpses, it remains focused on newer, more scientifically
innovative ways to harm the planet and its people.
As true champions of evil, they won’t stop until…well, until
they’re stopped! But what is Monsanto and how did they get to be so
obscenely evil in the first place? I think that’s the best place to
start this journey, so grab a few non-GMO snacks or beverages and let’s
go for a ride into the deep, murky sewers of their dark past.
1901: The company is
founded by John Francis Queeny, a member of the Knights of Malta, a
thirty year pharmaceutical veteran married to Olga Mendez Monsanto, for
which Monsanto Chemical Works is named. The company’s first product is
chemical saccharin, sold to Coca-Cola as an artificial sweetener.
Even then, the government knew saccharin was poisonous and sued to
stop its manufacture but lost in court, thus opening the Monsanto
Pandora’s Box to begin poisoning the world through the soft drink.
1920s: Monsanto expands
into industrial chemicals and drugs, becoming the world’s largest maker
of aspirin, acetylsalicyclic acid, (toxic of course). This is also the
time when things began to go horribly wrong for the planet in a hurry
with the introduction of their polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
“PCBs were considered an industrial wonder chemical, an oil that
wouldn’t burn, impervious to degradation and had almost limitless
applications. Today PCBs are considered one of the gravest chemical
threats on the planet. Widely used as lubricants, hydraulic fluids,
cutting oils, waterproof coatings and liquid sealants, are potent
carcinogens and have been implicated in reproductive, developmental and
immune system disorders. The world’s center of PCB manufacturing was
Monsanto’s plant on the outskirts of East St. Louis, Illinois, which has
the highest rate of fetal death and immature births in the state.”(1)
Even though PCBs were eventually banned after fifty years for
causing such devastation, it is still present in just about all animal
and human blood and tissue cells across the globe. Documents introduced
in court later showed Monsanto was fully aware of the deadly effects,
but criminally hid them from the public to keep the PCB gravy-train
going full speed!
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Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them,
closing a perceived loophole that allowed someone who told a man to,
for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because he did not
actually commit the crime personally.
RICO was enacted by section 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (Pub.L. 91–452, 84 Stat. 922, enacted October 15, 1970). RICO is codified as Chapter 96 of Title 18 of the United States Code,
18 U.S.C. § 1961–1968. Under the close supervision of Senator John
Little McClellan, the Chairman of the Committee for which he worked, G.
Robert Blakey drafted the "RICO Act," Title IX of the Organized Crime
Control Act of 1970, signed into law by Richard M. Nixon. While its
original use in the 1970s was to prosecute the Mafia as well as others who were actively engaged in organized crime, its later application has been more widespread.
Beginning in 1972, 33 States adopted state RICO laws to be able to prosecute similar conduct.