By Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

With help from the FDA and USDA, the biotech industry is set to completely take over our food supply with genetically modified ingredients, irrespective  of the wishes of “we the people.” Through collusion, subterfuge, and a bit of back-door manipulation, Monsanto can write it’s own ticket with the U.S. Federal Government’s stamp of approval. If the rules get in the way, then change the rules, or at least their interpretation, to fit the situation.

Monsanto is now ready to grow soybeans that are genetically modified to produce omega-3 fatty acids. The fact that the company is doing this comes as no surprise, but the important thing to note is the process that the FDA goes through to approve these types of substances as Generally Recognized as Safe, or GRAS, is to simply rubber-stamp the Monsanto application, no questions asked. 

The biotechnology firm Monsanto stands just one FDA approval away from growing soybeans that have been genetically modified to produce those omega-3 fatty acids that doctors are always recommending. (Forbes)

Here is a quote from the FDA GRAS approval letter recently sent to Monsanto for its new soy invention:

Based on the information provided by Monsanto, the agency has no questions at this time regarding Monsanto’s conclusion that SDA soybean oil is GRAS under the intended conditions of use. The agency has not, however, made its own determination regarding the GRAS status of the subject use of SDA soybean oil. As always, it is the continuing responsibility of Monsanto to ensure that food ingredients that the firm markets are safe, and are otherwise in compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements. (FDA)

According to the FDA site, this is how the FDA’s GRAS Notification Program works:

The GRAS notification program provides a voluntary mechanism whereby a person may inform FDA of a determination that the use of a substance is GRAS, rather than petition FDA to affirm that the use of a substance is GRAS. (FDA)

Monsanto does its own tests, determines its products are GRAS, and the FDA rubber stamps the results, no questions asked.

Here is a list of products that this new soy product will be put in:

The subject of the notice is stearidonic acid (SDA) soybean oil. The notice informs FDA of the view of Monsanto Company (Monsanto) that SDA soybean oil is GRAS, through scientific procedures, for use as an ingredient in baked goods and baking mixes, breakfast cereals and grains, cheeses, dairy product analogs, fats and oils, fish products, frozen dairy desserts and mixes, grain products and pastas, gravies and sauces, meat products, milk products, nuts and nut products, poultry products, processed fruit juices, processed vegetable products, puddings and fillings, snack foods, soft candy, and soups and soup mixes, at levels that will provide 375 milligrams (mg) of SDA per serving.1 (FDA)

Here is a chart showing foods that are already high in omega-3 fatty acids, taken from WHFoods:


Notice that fish, nuts and soy are already high in omega-3 fatty acids. Why is Monsanto creating a product to “boost” these already high content items with something that they do not need more of? Could it be so that Monsanto can claim even a larger percentage of the processed food chain? It seems that oil from this new and improved soybean is scheduled to be included in just about every processed food item on the shelf.

This is nothing short of a complete takeover by Monsanto and the biotech industry of what was left of any non-GMO processed foods still remaining on the shelves, with the FDA paving the way through collusion and subterfuge.

But the FDA is not the only government arm that is making things easy for Monsanto. Recently, GMO Alfalfa and Sugar Beets were called off the market pending an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) by the USDA. These GMO crops are currently available for spring planting, but it was a nuisance to deal with pesky court issues. So, what does the USDA do?

To satisfy the legal system’s pesky demand for environmental impact studies of novel GMO crops, the USDA has settled upon a brilliant solution: let the GMO industry conduct its own environmental impact studies, or pay other researchers to. The USDA announced the program in the Federal Register for April 7, 2011 [PDF]. (Grist)

It appears that instead of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, our Federal Government should more accurately be described as a government of Monsanto, by Monsanto, and for Monsanto.

© 2011 Barbara H. Peterson


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29 Responses to “A Government of Monsanto, by Monsanto, and for Monsanto”

  1. maria says:

    GRAS my ass! That is what my sign said at our monsanto rally in March!

  2. Stephen Anderson says:

    A very good and timely article, irregardless of what the word police have to say, they have littleof importance to worry about.
    Barbara may have left out a few more Monsanto enablers like Farm Bureau, NCBA, Natl. Pork, the check offs, and of course the peoples own Land Grant system. sa Ks.

  3. Len Aldis says:

    Just like asking a burglar to come and test your alarm system….

  4. Neutronium says:

    Many good suggestions made here but don’t forget this. The Fed is the thing that really matters. The power to create money out of thin air has to belong strictly to the People. Once any private group is granted this power (debt monopoly), for starters they can over time simply write checks to buy out anything and everything in the whole country that really matters, including the government itself. Think what you could accomplish if you had your own private money printing press and you could just “counterfeit” your own money any time you wanted to buy anything or anybody. Or you could just write any number on a piece of paper and then legitimately loan it out and collect interest on it. The central bank is literally a magic wand. When the People of USA lost this amazing and ultimate power in 1913 they became gholems (abject slaves) and we are now seeing the result. We must either take this power back or die trying or remain the walking dead forever. Once we take our rightful power back, all the other reforms discussed here become possible. But we will have to fight for it. It is by far the most valuable asset in our entire known universe. Logically, it will be taken back by force or not at all. The gangsters that possess it are not going to just give back what they have stolen from us when we ask nicely. It’s up to us what we want to be – free people or eternal ghost-walkers. If you do not know what is written on Andrew Jackson’s head-stone you better find out.

  5. Pierre says:

    Barb thank for your great article.Unfortunatly we are surended by a bunch of facsist-communist-zionist Washington mad guys and we need to replace that garbage with a complete new list of good one for a new north america and eliminate and trash Monsanto first!

  6. Lynn D. says:

    “A government of Monsanto, by Monsanto, and for Monsanto” is accurately translated to “A government of My Satan, by My Satan and for My Satan.” (Monsanto literally means My Satan in Spanish, and don’t think for a second that it’s a coincidence they don’t know this!)

  7. Robert Valiquette says:

    If we were to do what these “False Profits” do. We would be called criminal/terrorist/treason etc, and made to disappear. My take on Monsanto’s name is it is short for their belief. In multi-languages (speaking in tounges).
    “Mon Santo est Los Diablo” (My Saint is the Devil)
    When I was a young adult, I thought ‘Revelations’ was just the result of an old religious man’s LSD Trip. Now that I’m seeing signs everywhere of the “False Prophet(s)” (written before SpellCheck).
    We are dealt a loaded dice. Act against the False Profits and perish. Do nothing, and die a slow death. Pick your poison.
    I choose to try to maintain God’s way and produce my own foods and other needs in harmony with nature as much as possible. When they succeed in taking this away from me, then I choose option one.
    Hope to see you on the otherside of Dec 21 2012

  8. 2+2=4 damn it! ;-) says:

    @ Martin & OfTheSoil…. Well said. I am overjoyed that more and more people are “awakening” to their unalienable Common Law rights each and every day. It’s the only way to restore this Republic to it’s original intent and ONLY with the full CONSENT of those wishing to be governed. Death to the CORPORATION!
    @ Heinz Hoeke…. It’s a good start, but the rest of the “alphabet soup” groups need to go as well! ;-)
    @ Kim Smith…. I think your approach was a little harsh. As Barbara mentioned, she was unaware of the controversy and is taking immediate action to remedy the alleged error. Although I would add; it is always best to verify the facts before taking action.

    Just my 2 cents worth.


  9. Hi Kim,

    I have no sponsors. The ads you see on the site are affiliates. I try to offer people products that I think they will like, and had no idea of the connection between Monsanto and Sunfood. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I’ll take care of the problem immediately.

  10. Kim Smith says:

    Funny you should post this article & then have one of your sponsors be Sunfood that is owned owned by Doug Harbison, whose billionaire father ran Monsanto for 10 years.

  11. Heinz Hoeke says:

    The USDA, FDA should be defunded, the government put upside down and Monsanto’s properties confiscated and its chief officers arrested, tried and executed!

  12. OfTheSoil says:

    I encourage each and every one of you to learn American History. When our forefathers fought for independence, they were fighting for freedom from the oppressive British Government and the Corporation (East India Company) it had created to mine the resources of the American continent. The original Articles of Confederation, ratified in 1781 was a very different document than that which became our Constitution.

    The US Constitution was drafted and signed by a group of Federalist, men who wanted the power to reside in the Federal Government, and was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in each U.S. state (except NH) in the name of “The People”. The Bill of Rights was created as a way to get most of the States to ratify it, as it did not protect the rights of individuals in its original form.

    Part of the structure of the newly formed Government was the Supreme Court, so named because the Court and the Justices within had “supreme” authority.

    Over the next 200 years, a series of legal decisions by the Supremes have given Corporations “personhood” status by determining that these same Corporations had the same rights granted to citizens, persons, in the Bill of Rights.

    This single repeated act is at the bottom of all the corruption, conflict and destruction of our Country.

    We, as a citizenry, need to take back our country and restore it to the foundational principals originally intended in the Articles of Confederation. We need to demand our “unalienable rights” as sovereign citizens of the USA. It will be necessary to remove personhood rights from corporations.

    To learn more, read Thom Hartmann’s “Unequal Protection”. It is one of the best comprehensive sources for this history. CELDF has been holding “Democracy Schools” all over the US during these past several years attempting to provide education on this history. Contact them to set one up in your community.

    This needs to be a ground-up citizens movement and each of us needs to get involved.

  13. Martin says:

    Monsanto and their coconspirators the FDA and USDA appear to be turning our inalienable right to purchase, grow and eat clean unadulterated food contaminated by Monsanto’s genetically modified organisms, into an impossibility. Why? Is it for money or power? Or do they have a more sinister agenda?

    Isn’t the FDA the agency that has been attacking doctors that proscribe non FDA approved natural treatments including nutritional supplements ?

    Isn’t it the USDA that ordered farmers to radiate their raw almonds? And doesn’t radiation of our foods destroy its Vitamin content? And didn’t the FDA order this radiation once they found out the public was eating Raw almonds, with it’s high B17 content, as a natural cure for cancer?

    And wasn’t it Congress, who took an oath to protect and defend our God given rights from enemies both foreign and domestic, that drafted, introduced and passed the food fascism bill?

    As we survey the nation we have become are we willing to go along to get along or are we going to to respond with the wisdom and courage contained in our Declaration of Independence?

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

  14. Since so many people were sidetracked by my use of the word “irregardless,” I changed it to “irrespective.”

    To all those who upbraided me for using it, here is something from The Free Dictionary online:

    “[Probably blend of irrespective and regardless.]
    Usage Note: Irregardless is a word that many mistakenly believe to be correct usage in formal style, when in fact it is used chiefly in nonstandard speech or casual writing. Coined in the United States in the early 20th century, it has met with a blizzard of condemnation for being an improper yoking of irrespective and regardless and for the logical absurdity of combining the negative ir- prefix and -less suffix in a single term. Although one might reasonably argue that it is no different from words with redundant affixes like debone and unravel, it has been considered a blunder for decades and will probably continue to be so.”

    So, there you have it. May this controversy rest in peace.

  15. John says:

    That’s “Resistance Is Futile”.

  16. John says:

    I wonder if anyone is keeping track of it all. You could write and encyclopedia with all the pure garbage that’s happened since 2000. The idea seems to be to SOOO flood us with heinous, outrageous acts each and every day that we finally just give up, throw up our hands, bend over and take it in the arse.

    Resistance if Futile.

  17. jan says:

    you know what’s going on….. everyone knows what’s going on….. hope you are all in the state of Grace !

    re: irregardless…….. SNL did a skit using the word years ago… Ben Affleck and the Rachel person who was originally from Boston. Many, many older and last generation Bostonians used that “word”. I remember hearing it when someone was expressing their anger. Very funny memories of the Olde Boston English…. which had a tremendous amount of Irish influence, of course.

  18. ERIKTHERED says:


  19. Walter says:

    There is so much shit going down in the world from Fukushima and the Gulf Oil Spill to Monsanto’s apparent ownership of the Unted States and other world governments, to the ubiquity of nanotechnology (atomic sized silver particles etc) now put in hundreds of products from food to socks even though science has clearly shown that they will cross the blood/brain barrier (Dubya, in his wisdom decided that they did not need to be labeled and we certainly don’t need to know about them), to pesticides and herbicides sprayed everywhere and on and on and on.

    WTF is going on!

  20. April 22, 2011

    TO Farm Wars

    Please ask Barbara Peterson to contact me on experimental
    weather modification programs that impact ranching and farming.

    Thank you,
    Rosalind Peterson

  21. Daniel says:

    Soybeans, if not fermented, require high temperatures and pressures and harsh alkalies to render them into the “food” products you see on store shelves. These industrial processes will render the omega 3 fatty acids denatured and consequently of no nutritional value, if not dentrimental to human and animal health.

    p.s. Barbara H. Peterson, don’t miss the forest for the trees due to semantics.

  22. Adam Watt says:

    *NOTE* — “Irregardless” is NOT a word…where are the grammar police when we need them?

  23. amicus curiae says:

    GRAS was used by the chem cos to get a pile of untested for safety products into our personal care and home care products. when 2,000 were privatelty tested 800 were found to be of concern.
    did the makers agree to use safer alternatives?
    a half cent or so, a bottle cost was too much for them to bear.
    GRAS is a cop out for we did NOT test and we dont really give a stuff.
    Monsanto spinmen are already pushing this crap into Aus. radio etc lately.
    We Have FSANZ food standards aus new zealand.
    they do no testing and are about to approve the rr + soy muck here. they passed smartstax with no research either.
    global clusterF of massive proportion, theyve got the greedy moneymen on board inc the IPCC and warmist believers.
    save the poor from hunger, inc cartoons and kids shows.
    brainwash em young…

  24. Doc says:

    The reason FDA and USDA and the rest of “our” government support monsanto is because they are in bed together… go to:
    scroll down to #15. definition for : United States 1.) federal corporation.
    So it is no surprise… they are both corporations therefore they support each other NOT us. The government of this country is not “of or for the people”… they are of and for the corporations.
    check out <… click on history. It is an interesting read.

  25. CabotAR says:

    NOTA — I think it’s time that “NOTA” be placed on all ballots.

    “None Of The Above” is a choice for the voter should they not like either political party candidate and, if any candidate does not receive at least 45% of the vote then both parties have to go back & choose another candidate.

  26. Cut This Budget says:

    I just figured out a HUGE budget cut that can be made to the Government Budget. It would save billions of dollars and rid us of thousands of useless jobs.

    Eliminate the FDA because, by letting the biotech industry police itself, pretty much made the FDA worthless to the Public.

    I being very serious here…get rid of it Obama.

  27. Thanks, WestCoastN. Irregardless is a word I was brought up with. According to Merriam Webster at, although not generally used, it is acceptable:

    Usage Discussion of IRREGARDLESS:

    Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that “there is no such word.” There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead.

    Examples of IRREGARDLESS

    I told them that irregardless of what you read in books, they’s some members of the theatrical profession that occasionally visits the place where they sleep. —Ring Lardner, The Big Town, 1921

    Origin of IRREGARDLESS

    probably blend of irrespective and regardless
    First Known Use: circa 1912

  28. Mike S says:

    Jesse Ventura proposes that we vote for anyone but Republicans or Democrats, to send a clear message that we want the corrupt politicians out of Congress and the WH. I don’t know if that will work, and I doubt enough people will try it to make a difference. Jesse also mentioned that he would consider running with Ron Paul if Paul ran for president (not as a Republican). That would be really something! Most of Congress work for whoever pays them the most, and that is not the citizen voters. Our political process is badly broken and we need to clean out government. How to do it? Articles like this are good at presenting information about how corrupt things have become, but don’t most folks already know that? How about including steps we can take that will make a difference? We need a large number of people to believe they can make a difference, then they will act – as evidenced by the election of the biggest liars I’ve ever seen: Obama and the Dem’s in Congress.

  29. WestCoastN says:

    Thanks for the great article! How have we let chemical companies run our food supply?Down with Monsanto! (Oh and also, “irregardless” is incorrect, because the “ir” and “less” cancel out! Just thought you might want to change that so you have the highest credibility with your readers)