Published on March 5th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe8
Anonymous Attacks Monsanto (again)
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:
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We are aware that posting this outdated database will do little to harm you.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.
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:
- That Monsanto stop contaminating our global food chain with genetically modified food.
- Stop intimidating small farmers with nuisance lawsuits.
- Stop the use of harmful pesticides worldwide.
- Cease the use of “terminator technology.”
- Quit hijacking UN climate change negotiations.
- Stop promoting monocropping.
- Fix the damage they did to Indian cotton farmers.
- Stop producing RoundUp, which is linked to birth defects.
- Stop bribing officials and infiltrating anti-GMO groups.
Here at Eat Drink Better, we stand for farmers. If you do, too, here are some ways that you can get active:
- Tell Walmart to reject Monsanto’s sweet corn
- Start your own organic garden.
- When you do buy food at the store, read the ingredients lists on packaged foods and avoid corn, soy, and canola oil unless these ingredients are organic or non-GMO verified.
- If you have grass on your lawn, don’t buy grass seeds from Scott’s – the seeds are genetically modified by Monsanto and carry a high risk of cross-contamination.
- Support your local farmers directly by joining a CSA or shopping for food at the local farmers market.
How do you keep Monsanto out of your kitchen and support your local farmers? Let’s keep the ideas going in the comments!