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Monsanto whistleblower awarded $22 million after exposing ‘shady deals’

Together, John Deere and Monsanto make up 86% of all equipment in the precision-planting sector, which would make the merger— John Deere’s plans to acquire Monsanto’s Precision Planting— a virtual monopoly. In other words, it would make arbitrary price hikes easy.

They claim the merger is necessary to “protect farmers.”

Yeah, greed may promote commerce, but it doesn’t protect anyone. …Oh, and “fudging” numbers too… Just wonderful.

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Source: NaturalNews.com
Samantha Debbie
September 7, 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission has paid out the second largest settlement in U.S. history to a former Monsanto executive who blew the whistle on the biotech giant’s shady business dealings involving Roundup, a widely used herbicide containing glyphosate which was labeled a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization last spring.

The whistleblower’s identity is being kept secret, according to reports, presumably to protect the individual from the potential backlash of powerful industry groups.

The former Monsanto executive, who exposed “accounting improprieties” involving Roundup, has been awarded more than $22 million, according to CNBC.

“The award of $22,437,800 was tied to an $80 million settlement between the SEC and Monsanto in February, according to the lawyer, Stuart Meissner in New York, in a statement.”

Federal government accuses Monsanto of fudging sales numbers for weed killer

The SEC has accused Monsanto

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Hard Times for Victimless Crimes

That ancient system,
rhythmic clanging, metal moved
by security hands before;
now electric,
hard buzzing, banging,
and fluorescent lights
make eyes sore.

Those cell bars
are now small sections, yet
both say: monotonous stay;
now so far, it was of when
they put you
hastily away.

Probation hearing,
points so moot, well in
shared solitude;
complicated heartless suits,
think legal, cold,
for the wallet—proved.
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