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October 18, 2017

For Some Definition of “Food”….

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National Press Foundation president Sandy Johnson described on Twitter a “free 4-day reporting bootcamp,” of which Monsanto is the only for-profit corporation. Reached by Eater for comment, Johnson disclosed that the total donation amount across all four sponsors is $100,000, which covers conference costs for 20 journalists plus speakers and NPF staffers, including travel, hotels, meals, and NPF-branded tote bags, notebooks, and pencils. Johnson refused to provide the precise amount of Monsanto’s contribution, or to say whether sponsorship amounts were evenly or unevenly divided across the four organizations.

Johnson did say that she personally initiated the NPF’s sponsorship relationship with Monsanto after she found herself seated next to a member of the Monsanto board of directors at a dinner party in January. She also said that once Monsanto signed on as a sponsor, the NPF decided to locate the conference in St. Louis in order to include a visit to the company’s labs in their programming. When asked if she was familiar with Monsanto’s controversial reputation, Johnson replied, “In whose eyes? In your eyes? I’m familiar with the Monsanto that created research and science around agriculture that has allowed the United States to feed the world.”

 
We’re here to Feed the World. But before we do that we’re going to use all political, economic, military, and technological force to change your feeding needs. We’ll cleanse, engineer, and kill in order to eliminate your need for food, shelter, community, security, companionship, love, and happiness. Whatever’s left shall be that which subsists on what we choose to feed it. Then verily we shall Feed the World.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2 Comments

  1. “feed the world” is just like “bombing for democracy”

    (this was originally B/W, I colorized it)

    Comment by Anonymous — October 18, 2017 @ 10:27 am

    • Sure is. I’ve long compared “Feed the World”, “food security”, and “war on terror” as being the same form of Big Lie.

      Color looks good.

      Comment by Russ — October 18, 2017 @ 11:13 am


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