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Monsanto and Bayer are Maneuvering to Take Over the Cannabis Industry (karma: 1)
By schuhplattlerPremium member Comments: 3037, member since Sat Dec 23, 2006
On Thu Jun 22, 2017 03:33 PM
Edited by schuhplattler (172013) on 2017-06-22 15:40:08 To restore some of what was lost in copy/paste.

Don't get the idea that I am in favor of anyone's growing marijuana, but the news contained in this article is appalling beyond belief.

Source: www.wakingtimes.com . . .
June 21, 2017

It has been rumored for years that Monsanto plans to take over the cannabis industry with genetic engineering just as they�ve taken over the corn and soy industries. Although they have always denied having any intentions to do so, at this point it is unlikely that anybody really believes them. In contrast, many in the cannabis sphere are prepared to resist any kind of GMO takeover of marijuana by Monsanto or any of their cohorts.

Evidence is mounting, though, which points strongly to the notion that Monsanto does indeed plan to take control of the cannabis plant, and it doesn�t look good for medical users, or anyone planning on getting into the industry.

Former Nazi Collaborator Bayer Buys Out Monsanto for $66 Billion

You may remember hearing back in September that Bayer, the largest pharmaceutical company in the world, made a deal to buy out Monsanto for $66 billion. Although Monsanto was voted the most evil company in the world in 2013 and its reputation has continued to fall since, Bayer still went ahead with the buyout.

A merger between these two companies is unsurprising, as though they both have long histories of involvement with Nazism and chemical weapons like agent orange which have devastated Vietnam since the war. In fact, Bayer began as a break-off company of the infamous IG Farben, which produced the chemical weapons used on the Jews during the Nazi reign. After the war, Farben was forced to break up into several companies, including BASF, Hoeschst, and Bayer.

Soon after at the Nuremberg trials, 24 Farben executives were sent to prison for crimes against humanity. However, in a matter of just 7 years each of them was released and began filling high positions in each of the former Farben companies, and many of them began working for the Russian, British, and American governments through a joint intelligence venture called �Operation Paperclip�.

�IG (Interessengemeinschaft) stands for �Association of Common Interests�: The IG Farben cartel included BASF, Bayer, Hoechst, and other German chemical and pharmaceutical companies. As documents show, IG Farben was intimately involved with the human experimental atrocities committed by Mengele at Auschwitz. A German watchdog organization, the GBG Network, maintains copious documents and tracks Bayer Pharmaceutical activities.� � Alliance for Human Research Protection

After all these years, Bayer is now richer and more powerful than their predecessor company I.G. Farben ever was.

Monsanto And Miracle-Gro Have Intimate Business Ties

According to Big Buds Magazine, Monsanto and Scotts Miracle-Gro have a �deep business partnership� and plan on taking over the cannabis industry. Hawthorne, a front group for Scotts, has already purchased three of the major cannabis growing companies: General Hydroponics, Botanicare, and Gavita. Many other hydroponics companies have also reported attempted buyouts by Hawthorne.

�They want to bypass hydroponics retail stores�When we said we won�t get in bed with them they said, �Well, we could just buy your whole company like we did with Gavita and do whatever we want.�� � Hydroponics Lighting Representative

Jim Hagedorn, CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro, has even said that he plans to �invest, like, half a billion in [taking over] the pot business� It is the biggest thing I�ve ever seen in lawn and garden.�

He has also invested in companies such as Leaf, which grows cannabis in an electronically regulated indoor terrarium accessible via smartphone.

Bayer and Monsanto Trade Industry Secrets On Producing GMO Marijuana

It is logical that Bayer, being the parent company, would work together with Monsanto in order to share secrets which would advance mutual business. Many people in the cannabis industry have been warning about this, including Michael Straumietis, founder and owner of Advanced Nutrients.

�Monsanto and Bayer share information about genetically modifying crops,� Straumietis notes. �Bayer partners with GW Pharmaceuticals, which grows its own proprietary marijuana genetics. It�s logical to conclude that Monsanto and Bayer want to create GMO marijuana.� � Michael Straumietis

Conclusion

It is possible that Bayer and Monsanto could create a monopoly on marijuana seeds in the same way that they have created a monopoly on corn and soy. Through immense corporate power and the enforcement of international patent law, these corporations could place themselves in a position of total control over cannabis as a medicine as well as for recreational use by using the same model as they do with the food crops they control.

But not all hope is lost. There is still a chance to fight back against the Bayer-Monsanto monopoly by boycotting genetically engineered products, Miracle-Gro and other Scotts brand products, Bayer pharmaceuticals, and companies that do business with any of these. You could even store seeds if you live in an area where it is legal and grow your own, while supporting hydroponics and nutrient companies that don�t do business with these corporate behemoths.

6 Replies to Monsanto and Bayer are Maneuvering to Take Over the Cannabis Industry

re: Monsanto and Bayer are Maneuvering to Take Over the Cannabis Industry
By Dancing_EMTmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 3466, member since Wed Dec 08, 2004
On Thu Jun 22, 2017 06:01 PM
Your tinfoil is on too tight. Do you have any actual news sources for this?
re: Monsanto and Bayer are Maneuvering to Take Over the Cannabis Industry
By schuhplattlerPremium member Comments: 3037, member since Sat Dec 23, 2006
On Fri Jun 23, 2017 08:57 AM
Try clicking the link and reading the whole article. He links to some hard data.
re: Monsanto and Bayer are Maneuvering to Take Over the Cannabis Industry
By hummingbird Comments: 10412, member since Mon Apr 18, 2005
On Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:18 PM
So, what exactly are your views on this, that's just a copy and paste from the article you linked to us already, we don't need to read it twice.
re: Monsanto and Bayer are Maneuvering to Take Over the Cannabis Industry
By schuhplattlerPremium member Comments: 3037, member since Sat Dec 23, 2006
On Sat Jun 24, 2017 07:10 PM
No, you don't need to read it twice unless you need to verify all of the original author's sources.

My point is that the same persons who are trying to drug us might also be trying to deliver us into the hands of not just multi-billionaires but the very multi-billionaires who are foisting genetically-altered crops into our food supply.

And again they might not--you be the judge.
re: Monsanto and Bayer are Maneuvering to Take Over the Cannabis Industry
By TheMidlakeMusemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11321, member since Sun Nov 23, 2003
On Mon Jun 26, 2017 07:42 AM
What a great Mad Lib you've concocted here! Really topnotch work.
re: Monsanto and Bayer are Maneuvering to Take Over the Cannabis Industry
By ChristinePremium member Comments: 6815, member since Wed Feb 04, 2009
On Tue Jun 27, 2017 07:40 AM
www.pbs.org . . .

Here is a link to a Nova (PBS) article, which may be less suspect than Waking Times.

Colorado spent many years "getting it right" before opening their dispensaries. Regardless of where anyone stands on the subject, since it has now entered the main stream in at least 14 states, and has been a part of the every day culture in the Netherlands for decades, perhaps we should consider some of the valid concerns.

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