Hillary Clinton is taking money from banks and biotech Monsanto
Hillary Clinton, who is currently in a race with anti-GMO Senator Bernie Sanders to become the Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate, is coming under increasing pressure following a series of revelations regarding her ties to Monsanto and the Biotech Industry.
This latest blow to Clinton’s campaign was revealed on Friday when she was quoted on the Cornell Alliance for Science website as saying: “I stand in favor of using seeds and products that have a proven track record. There is a big gap between what the facts are and what the perceptions are.”
More Hillary Clinton Biotech revelations
- Speaking Fees from Biotech
In 2014, Hillary Clinton received a $335,000 “speaking fee” for giving the keynote address to one of Monsanto’s main GMO lobbying front groups, Biotechnology International Organization (BIO), to help the industry address consumer fears over GMOs.
Clinton’s advice to the Monsanto biotech crowd was so cringe-worthy that it earned her the nickname the “Bride of Frankenfood” among progressives and rural activists in the U.S..
Rather than lecture the audience on the need for transparency and improved safety assessments, Clinton coached the audience of biotech devotees to develop “a better vocabulary” to change negative public perception about GMO agriculture.
“‘Genetically modified’ sounds Frankensteinish. ‘Drought-resistant’ sounds like something you’d want,” said Clinton. “Be more careful so you don’t raise that red flag immediately.”
- Fundraising at Monsanto’s Law Firm
Murphy continued; “In 2007, Clinton’s campaign was so out of touch that they called her fundraiser at Monsanto’s law firm “Rural Americans for Hillary”. The Clinton campaign even had the audacity to put a “Welcome Hillary” on the back of a giant soybean sprayer! You know the type that sprays Roundup, which has been linked to cancer, on Monsanto’s patented GMO seeds.
“While some might think the Clinton campaign was just trying to be cute, in Iowa, chemical agriculture is no laughing matter. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Iowa has the highest rates of cancer of any state in the Midwest and it should come has no surprise that 97% of soybeans and 93% of corn grown in Iowa are genetically engineered to be sprayed with Monsanto’s Roundup, which the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently linked to causing cancer in humans just last year.”
You can find the full information on Clinton’s 2007 fundraiser here, including an exclusive poster used to advertise the event.