In the year 2000, George Bush became President of the United States of Monsanto-land. Bush had been bought and paid for by Monsanto, and genetic engineering and biotechnology were about to become Bush’s number one agenda. See:
That same year, the Governor’s Biotechnology Partnership was established by 13 founding state governors. Their spokesman, Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns, said:
“The Partnership provides a platform for Governors to promote informed discussion about safe and efficient methods of food production for the whole world utilizing biotechnology. The promise of biotechnology includes new crops that mature faster, produce more, resist drought and insects, and provide better nutrition.”
I remember when Governor Johanns was first elected. More than five years ago, in May of 1999, Nebraska’s newly elected governor signed a proclamation for the “March for Jesus Day.” The governor wrote:
“March for Jesus Day was established as a time for us to join together as people of many faiths so that we may pay homage to our divine authority.”
I wrote to the Governor asking for equal time suggesting that now that church and state had become one, a “March for Moses Day” might be a fine idea for the one or two Jewish people who live in Nebraska. Sadly, I never heard back from him. Perhaps that is because Nebraska has no Red Sea, and even if it had, that Nebraska waterway would probably not have needed parting from Pharoah’s invading Kansas soldiers. In any event, back to biotech and our new USDA Secretary.
Governor Mike “Frankenfood” Johanns grew up on an Iowa dairy farm, and is quite partial to cheeseheads. He has a long and profitable relationship with the dairy industry and with Monsanto and other biotechnology firms, and is a big supporter of Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone. Biotech firms have donated dollars to Mr. Frankenfood’s election campaigns, and in return, Governor Mike has donated taxpayer dollars to helping biotech firms. Governor Frankenfood has even left his state and traveled around the world on American missions to promote biotechnology.
Upon Senate confirmation, he’ll be running things at USDA.
Remembering that Monsanto’s lawyer/Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas became the swing voter who awarded George Junior the presidency over Al Gore, George Bush, the president of Monsanto-land, is now paying back favors while homogenizing his cabinet. Welcome to the hotseat, Governor Frankenfood. We’ll be watching your every mooove.
Robert Cohen, NotMilk.com