The U.S. Department of Homeland Security operates “fusion centers," which monitor the activities of suspected terrorists or others perceived as potential threats to U.S. security.
Apparently, so does Monsanto (now owned by Bayer).
The Guardian just published a new report on how Monsanto’s “intelligence fusion center” monitored the activities of journalists, nonprofits and activists. Monsanto’s targets included Neil Young, an outspoken critic of Monsanto’s GMOs and toxic chemicals, Carey Gillam, author of “Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science” and the nonprofit, U.S. Right to Know (for which OCA provides partial funding).
You won’t want to miss this story. It reveals the mind-boggling lengths to which Monsanto has gone to silence its critics.
Michael Baum, one of the attorneys involved in the Roundup trials that uncovered the records, told the Guardian the records were further “evidence of the reprehensible and conscious disregard of the rights and safety of others.” Baum said:
“It shows an abuse of their power that they have gained by having achieved such large sales. They’ve got so much money, and there is so much they are trying to protect.”