Food Politics + Justice Anonymous Attacks Monsanto

Published on March 5th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

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Anonymous Attacks Monsanto (again)

Anonymous Attacks Monsanto

The hacker group Anonymous has once again sent a message to Monsanto, and now they’re releasing hacked information from the company’s database.

Anonymous posted an open letter to Monsanto, along with the hacked data, at Pastebin:

Monsanto:

Your continued attack on the worlds food supply, as well as the health of those who eat it, has earned you our full attention. Your crimes against humanity are too many to name on one page, you have put over 9000 small-time farmers out of business by using your enourmous legal team to bury them with your malicious patent lawsuits. You have continually introduced harmful, even deadly products into our food supply without warning, without care, all for your own profit.

We are aware that posting this outdated database will do little to harm you. Rest assured, we will continue to dox your employees and executives, continue to knock down your websites, continue to fry your mail servers, continue to be in your systems, and continue to expose your bullshit.

Expect Us

This isn’t the first time that Anonymous has called out Monsanto for the company’s terrible track record and seeming disregard for our food safety. They launched an attack on the biotech giant back in July. Here’s the most recent video from Anonymous:

If you couldn’t watch the video, here are their demands:

  1. That Monsanto stop contaminating our global food chain with genetically modified food.
  2. Stop intimidating small farmers with nuisance lawsuits.
  3. Stop the use of harmful pesticides worldwide.
  4. Cease the use of “terminator technology.”
  5. Quit hijacking UN climate change negotiations.
  6.  Stop promoting monocropping.
  7. Fix the damage they did to Indian cotton farmers.
  8. Stop producing RoundUp, which is linked to birth defects.
  9. Stop bribing officials and infiltrating anti-GMO groups.

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  • http://www.healthyplants.org Richard

    Can we indeed feed the world without the use of pesticides? We now have an affordable, plentiful and safe commercial food production system in the U.S. How would this be altered without pesticides? Can organic food production feed 9 billion people?

    • http://glueandglitter.com/main Becky Striepe

      Oh, pesticide lobby! I can always count on you to chime in!

    • http://glueandglitter.com/main Becky Striepe

      I apologize. My previous comment was flip. There is research showing that organic can feed the world, and I don’t think a system that relies on polluting our environment and harming the health of consumers is a sustainable one. The “green revolution” peeps like to fall back on that “feed the world” adage, but when you say “feed the world” I hear “line the biotech industry’s pockets.”

    • Tannim

      yes the world can be fed organically however not with conventional organic (where you replace the chemical imports with organic ones) we need to realize that mono cultures of grains are a huge waste of energy perennial polycultures are more productive per acre and require far less energy to maintain and harvest

  • http://www.urbanartichoke.com/ Urban Artichoke

    One problem that I see is that research on sustainable agricultural methods does not seem to have adequate funding, so peer reviewed papers on the subject are hard to come by. Universities ag programs (in the USA) tend to be funded by industry, therefore ag research is skewed towards the use of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers.
    There are reports from UN programs on regional sustainable practices internationally that show benefits of sustainable practices on local populations. I’ve spoken to former “conventional” farmers who tell me stories of person experience with higher yields using organic/sustainable methods, but of course these are not published. Until there is more money for universities (and the will to do the studies) we will not have good scientific comparisons.
    Meanwhile, lots of regional clusters of small organic farms are expanding successfully in the US and finding distribution and markets.

  • http://www.ecolocalizer.com Brett Gustafson

    The pesticide argument is ridiculous and different from the GMO argument. Maybe a better question would be “Can we feed the world without GMO crops?” Absolutely yes!

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