Rare Film Clip Shows George H. W. Bush Plotting with Monsanto to Use US Government to Spread GMO ImperialismQuicklink submitted By Rob Kall Permalink
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If it weren’t for the intense lobbying of Monsanto, GMOs would likely never have been introduced at all in the USA.
In 1986, four executives from Monsanto visited the White House to see then-VP George H. W. Bush with the objective of gaining a valuable ally.
Ronald Reagan was a deregulator; if there was red tape he could cut in DC in order to benefit business, industry and the economy in general, he would gladly do it.
Monsanto wanted to get in on the deregulation bandwagon.
Monsanto opted to pursue a more aggressive policy of “eliminating what White House hardliners called ‘bureaucratic hurdles’ like health and environmental safety testing, which were Monsanto’s key problems,”
There's a video. In it Bush offers his help-- 7 simple words.
“Call me…we’re in the dereg business.” Then he adds, “Maybe we can help.”