ALLVOICES l U.S. corporation Monsanto plans to launch production of genetically modified marijuana, and companies such as Drug Policy Alliance y Open Society Foundation are going to create our own brand, which will be produced under cannabis, information portal La Red 21.
Organization of Open Society Foundation is under the control of the shareholder Monsanto, billionaire George Soros. Company Drug Policy Alliance y Open Society Foundation, funded by Monsanto will be responsible for market development of transgenic seeds of marijuana, particularly in Uruguay.
Uruguay – the first country in the world to officially legalize the production and sale of marijuana. Initiator of the law was the leadership of the State, headed by President Jose Mujica. According to authorities, a guarantee of success in Uruguay marijuana legalization should be state regulation of prices for hemp.
There are many reasons why Monsanto and other companies producing GMOs would like to learn a new product. Marijuana may be the next major GMO crop. First of all, the company plans to produce GMO manipulate so-called “medical marijuana”. If pharmacists join with GMO companies, pharmaceutical mafia can create transgenic strains with the ability to produce more active compounds which are patented and can be implemented as a medicine.
It is also worth noting that former strategic director Jamin Shively Microsoft also announced that it plans to patent in the U.S. is the first national brand under which will be produced hemp imported from Mexico. The new company is based in Seattle.
Businessman said that the initial funding for the project is $ 10 million to start the company’s products will be distributed only in two U.S. states, but at the request of Shively: “We will seek to ensure that in our hands was 40% of cannabis in the world.”
Post Update June 6, 2014:
To be fair and thorough I thought it prudent to post an email that I received from Monsanto regarding the above post:
I wanted to reach out in regards to the post “Monsanto plans to patent genetically modified marijuana brand in Uruguay” to make sure you knew that Monsanto is not working to create GMO marijuana. Seeing that your blog is for educational purposes and noting that you urge writers to make sure they have solid facts and sources before submitting anything to you, I knew you would want to know.
Some people have asked about this via the website GMOAnswers.com (an information website supported by several agricultural groups). Unfortunately, most people writing or blogging about Monsanto and GMO marijuana have not contacted us directly. That’s why I thought I’d reach out to you so you would know and possibly be the first to pass on the truth.
Please let me know if this helps and never hesitate to contact me if you need any information on any other subject.
Corporate Engagement – Monsanto Company
Excerpt from “The Top 12 Myths about Monsanto”
MYTH: Monsanto is working on GMO marijuana to improve its image.
TRUTH: Monsanto is not working on GMO marijuana, nor have we worked on it in the past. To our knowledge, no one else in the industry is either.
GMO Answers response from Cathleen Enright and Steve Savage: http://gmoanswers.com/ask/
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GMO Answers response from Cathleen Enright: http://gmoanswers.com/ask/why-
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