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WikiLeaks: Bush Diplomat Asked For ‘Talking Points’ To Defend Monsanto Corruption

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The 2008 French documentary “Le Monde Selon Monsanto” (“The World According to Monsanto”) showed how the Bush administration worked on behalf of biotech giant Monsanto. A cable released by WikiLeaks shows a diplomat in the Madrid embassy worried that the “film and book not only demonize Monsanto, but also characterize U.S. Government actions as lacking ethical and scientific integrity,” showing that “political rather than scientific decisions have been made to authorize biotech products in the United States; and, that a “revolving door” between Monsanto and the U.S. Government has influenced the U.S. biotech regulatory system.” He asked for “talking points for use with a range of interlocutors” to deal with the documentary’s charges.

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