Grandmother Scores Huge Victory over Monsanto – Robert Singer

March 24th, 2009

We are having trouble figuring out why Monsanto made Percy Schmeiser a hero for the growing movement against GMOs, but we don’t have to look very far to find out why Monsanto director of public affairs Brad Mitchell is debating Linn Cohen-Cole, a Grandmother on Opednews.

Linn’s most popular Opednews articles in the last 6 months (by Page Views)

#2 Goodbye farmers markets, CSAs, and roadside stands

#4 Monsanto’s dream bill, HR 875

#8 Monsanto Investigator in Illinois Laughs They Are Doing ‘Rural Cleansing’

#12 Monsanto bills being rushed through Congress, set to destroy organic farming.

#37 Raids on Seeds (LIFE, itself) … by Monsanto

#49 Farming: Why Obama’s government is George Wallace, Monsanto is the KKK.

Although her articles are posted to assorted blogs and websites they don’t appear on Huffington Post, Daily Kos or other mainstream sites. So why is Opednews experiencing on-going denial of service attacks and Brad Mitchell pointing out the obvious problems with Linn’s arguments? [1]

As employees of Monsanto, our reactions alternate between amusement and incredulousness. Nowhere on the Web have we seen so much outlandish misinformation about Monsanto in one place. We’ve considered writing responses in the comment section of each post, but frankly none of us have the time to correct so much misinformation.

OrangeClouds115 at Daily Kos does an even better job explaining the truth about HR 875, “The Bill That Will Kill All Farms and Eat Your Babies”

I’ve got a number of things on my radar but there’s one very stupid thing that is causing a huge commotion for no good reason. It’s HR 875, the Food Safety Modernization Act, a bill by Rosa DeLauro with about 40 cosponsors (mostly progressives) and no chance of passing (yet). The bill is flawed. It’s not perfect. She’s introduced it into previous Congresses without this much fanfare and panic among the blogs. So let’s get the facts straight so that I don’t have to see any more erroneous and crazy, paranoid diaries on the rec list.

Don’t get me wrong, I wrote “Scared to Codex Death” of Monsanto and “They Call It ‘Pharming’ And It’s Phrightening!” 6 months ago: but HR 875, 876, 877 or 878 will probably pass thanks to Monsanto’s “unelected” representatives in the Congress regardless of Linn’s unrelenting attacks.

Irrespective, Round 1 has been decided and it goes to Linn Cohen-Cole and the urban farming movement.

Linn and the urban farming movement are threatening Monsanto’s ability to control the people.. with food (controlling oil is for nations).

Thanks to Linn and urban gardeners, a very loud and important conversation about Food is finally taking place in America and around the world.

People are finally asking the obvious questions: Who controls the food? Where does it come from? Is it healthy? Will there be anything to eat? And why has it been so cheap for so long?

And the question that scares Monsanto to death

Why don’t I and all of my neighbors just grow our own food…on one square foot of land? [2]

The conversation at Starbucks is no longer about which stocks or houses are going up but which vegetables sprout the fastest and how many crops can I get in before winter.

Now when someone mentions planting a bush permanently they are not talking about how to bury our last president but the best way to plant super bush beans in the spring.

Quit worrying about HR 875, going to jail or getting fined $1 million for growing your own food; that has to be disinformation.

Even if there were enough food police there aren’t enough judges and prosecutors to enforce such a ridiculous law.

You see what they are really, really afraid of is that one day we will wake up and realize if we work together as a community and cooperate with each other they have no power over us.

Monsanto, Cargill and ADM are trying to scare you with this intimidation tactic. Don’t let them. Start a one-square-foot gardening mass resistance it is the www.pathtofreedom.com.

So Linn keep up the good work and for those Joe urban gardeners playing a planting game, COMPOST, COMPOST, COMPOST!

[1] Having Trouble Accessing OpEdNews.com Site?

[2] Squarefootgardening

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4 Responses to “Grandmother Scores Huge Victory over Monsanto – Robert Singer”

  1. Joel the k Says:

    I don’t understand this article. I know about Monsanto (scum), but I just do not understand exactly who is talking at different points in the article. It is vague and unclear. Usually your articles are sharp and excellent. Sorry to whine about it. Still a huge fan of your awesome website.
    Joel the K

  2. robert singer Says:

    Joel The K
    thanks for your comment, the computer hiccuped and 1/2 the article was missing. The complete article is posted now.

  3. kaz Says:

    I don’t understand this article. I know about Monsanto (scum), but I just do not understand exactly who is talking at different points in the article. – Joel the K

    LOL I agree! and I thought it was too early in the morning for me – but now its been explained ..thanks :-)

    Cheers

  4. alex Says:

    Here is an online petition you can sign to help stop HR 875: http://www.LeaveMyFoodAlone.org

    Spread the word!

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