Monsanto, the agricultural biotech giant, also responsible for manufacturing multiple pesticides that have been linked to numerous human ailments has announced the acquisition of the Climate Corporation. It’s a climate data research company that Monsanto has purchased for approximately 1 billion dollars. This purchase is expected to benefit the company, putting them at the forefront of scientific weather data, which would put a large amount of information with regards to climate into farmers’ hands. The idea is to sell more data and services to the farmers who already buy Monsanto’s seed and chemicals.
Climate change, according to the Monsanto corporation, presents ever increasing extreme challenges for farmers today. This is indeed true, but many farmers are starting to find ways around this naturally. As a result some governments are even rejecting Monsanto climate resilient patents, like India recently did. What makes the Climate Corporation so special is its wide variety of techniques they can use to predict local weather events with high precision.
Farmers will be able to access information from Monsanto’s new satellite-based science software. Currently the trial version of the software is being tested by around 160 US farmers across 40,000 acres of land.
This move comes after the Monsanto corporation just passed it’s historically weakest quarter. This comes as no surprise as the entire planet has been speaking up against Monsanto as of late, and with good reason. Monsanto recently benefited from the Monsanto Protection Act, which was recently shut down thanks to activism world wide. We can really make a difference here, all we have to do is try.
A large majority of countries across the planet have chosen to ban anything related to Monsanto, and Monsanto has been making a number of headlines with regards to their products. This makes it very hard to trust the company, and more people across the planet are starting to realize that major biotech corporations like this are just not needed. The human race can do much better than this.
Below is a clip from Jeffrey M. Smith, a GMO researcher from the Institute for Responsible Technology in an interview with RT news accusing the company of trying to take full control of the world’s seed supply. Below that I have listed a number of articles with regards to Monsanto, Pesticides (manufactured by Monsanto) and GMOs that we have recently covered. We have not listed all of them so please feel free to browse through the site for even more information.
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