We know that biotechnology companies like Monsanto have some big-time money (and therefore big-time clout in our government), but a cable on WikiLeaks gives an idea of how far the biotech industry’s influence goes. According to Friends Eat:
In 2007, then-U.S. ambassador to France Craig Stapleton conspired to retaliate against European countries for their anti-biotech policies. U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal the Bush administration formulated battle plans to extract revenge against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified seeds.
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