Read this op-ed from digitaljournal.com, discussing the recent release by Wikileaks of US diplomatic cables which show US embassies behaving as agents for agro-biotech giant Monsanto, even threatening countries who moved to ban the company's products with "military-style trade wars". (June 4, 2012)
Back in 2007, the U.S. ambassador to France, Craig Stapleton, who is a business partner of George W. Bush, stated that nationals who do not accept Monsanto's GMO crops will be "penalized". He stated that the nations should be threatened with "military-styled trade wars".
Monsanto has major (and most likely financial) connections with political heads that have actually threatened to use these trade wars.
“Country team Paris recommends that we calibrate a target retaliation list that causes some pain across the EU since this is a collective responsibility, but that also focuses in part on the worst culprits. The list should be measured rather than vicious and must be sustainable over the long term, since we should not expect an early victory. Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voices.”
On top of this the WikiLeaks cables state that U.S. diplomats work directly for Monsanto, which furthers the agenda of the agro-giant right across the world.
WikiLeaks cables from the U.S. Embassy in the Vatican show that after sustained lobbying of senior Holy See Advisers, the Pope is supportive of Monsanto crops. However they regret that the Pope has not yet stated his support.