WikiLeaks Reveals US Sought to Retaliate Against Europe over Monsanto GM Crops

January 13, 2011

A WikiLeaks release of U.S. diplomatic cables has revealed that the Bush administration planned ways to retaliate against Europe for its refusal to use genetically modified seeds.

According to Democracy Now:

“In 2007, then-U.S. ambassador to France Craig Stapleton was concerned about France’s decision to ban cultivation of genetically modified corn produced by biotech giant Monsanto. He also warned that a new French environmental review standard could spread anti-biotech policy across Europe …

In the leaked cable, Stapleton writes, quote, ‘… Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voice.'”

Stapleton recommended retaliations that would cause “some pain” across the EU. Folks, this is pretty much conclusive proof that the U.S. government is working towards Monsanto’s pro-GM goals.

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