Starlink corn was genetically engineered to remain alive while being sprayed with the pesticide Roundup, which kills the weeds but not the GM corn–but this isn’t working as well as it used to, so Dow has created a NEW pesticide, based on the defoliant Agent Orange (NOTE: Subscribers can listen to this provocative interview), which was used during the Vietnam War. Of course the chemical company says this is safe, but farmers aren’t so sure.
The US is threatening nations that want to ban Monsanto’s genetically-modified seeds with trade sanctions. This includes some of our major Western trading partners, such as France, which has banned the planting of the aggressive GM Starlink variety of corn.
Wikileaks reveals that in 2007, the US ambassador to France (and business partner of President George W. Bush), Craig Stapleton, requested that the nations in the European Union that did not support GM crops should be penalized.