I am not Catholic. I am pissed off. I am giving up Monsanto for Lent.
This is Day 6.
When Mattel’s products were found to be covered in lead-based paint, they recalled nearly 1 million toys at a cost of some $30 million and a highly publicised scandal.
When Toyota’s accelerator pedals stuck, they launched a massive recall estimated at $2 billion and weeks of negative media coverage.
When BP’s well filled the Gulf with oil, the company forked over more than $40 billion and a load of public support.
When you’re Monsanto, the rules don’t apply.
“Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food, our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.” ~ Phil Angell, Director of Corporate Communication for Monsanto [New York Times, Oct. 25, 1998]
Guess who gets to bear the liability:
It’s hard to imagine having no conscience at all.
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