An underage girl living in Illinois was also electrocuted last fall while working in Monsanto fields. 14-year-old Jade Garza was de-tasseling corn with her friend when she touched an apparently electrified irrigator and was killed instantly. (http://articles.chicagotribune.com)
Just a few months later in the same year, Monsanto cronies conducted another sinister recruitment effort in the Arizona border town of San Luis. 16 migrant workers from Yuma County, which included a 13-year-old boy, were recruited in similar fashion to come to Indiana to de-tassel corn in exchange for free housing and specific wages.
Just like what happened with Cardenas, these workers arrived in Indiana to discover that they had been scammed. Except in this case, many of them not only did not receive pay, but they also lacked food and proper safety equipment, which caused many of them to become injured and sick. (http://farmworkersforum.wordpress.com)
Why is Monsanto considered so evil?
Monday, January 10, 2011 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Editor of NaturalNews.com
The results of this survey beg the question: Why is Monsanto considered so evil, to the point where it garnered a full 51 percent of the vote?
The first and most obvious answer to that question may be that people who dislike Monsanto tend to be NaturalNews readers. There is undoubtedly a self-selection trend in this survey. But even among those readers who are into natural health, green living, organic foods and the like, why would Monsanto stand out above British Petroleum, for example, which caused enormous damage to the Gulf Coast in 2010?
The answer, I suspect, is that Monsanto behaves like an evil corporation that pretends to be angelic. The Monsanto website is an orgy of touchy-feely corporate spin that tries to position the company as the savior of life on planet Earth.
For example, the Monsanto website hosts the “Monsanto pledge” which contains the following sickening claims: (http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/Pages/monsanto-pledge.aspx)
Integrity is the foundation for all that we do. Integrity includes honesty, decency, consistency, and courage.
We will share knowledge and technology to advance scientific understanding, to improve agriculture and the environment, to improve crops, and to help farmers in developing countries.
To anyone who knows anything about Monsanto, these words must strike them as particularly nauseous. For a company that thrives on GMO seeds and is an aggressive opponent of open-pollinated seeds to talk about “sharing knowledge” and “helping farmers” is enough to make you quite literally vomit. (Try to avoid splattering your keyboard.)
Monsanto’s pledge continues:
We will respect the religious, cultural, and ethical concerns of people throughout the world. The safety of our employees, the communities where we operate, our customers, consumers, and the environment will be our highest priority.
Given that Monsanto’s GMO crops are now linked to roughly 200,000 suicides of farmers and farm workers in India (http://www.naturalnews.com/030913_Monsanto_suicides.html), you really have to wonder where this “respecting the cultural concerns of people” line could possibly come from.