Sent to us by Joe from the Carolinas
The popular agriculture company Monsanto is partnering with First Lady Michelle Obama to promote nutritional foods for kids. According to reports from the Associated Press, Monsanto will spend $50 million over five years on a campaign to market ‘healthy’ genetically modified food to children. The agrochemical company will also bring its food offerings for kids in line with the new federal standards for labeling and nutrition.
Obama announced her intentions in front of crates of fresh produce on Thursday. “When I see a company like Monsanto launch an initiative like this, I feel more hopeful than ever before,” said the First Lady. “We can improve how we make and sell food in this country.”
“It’s a natural extension of what we do,” Monsanto vice president, Michael Stern, told the AP in reference to the new partnership with the first lady.
Throughout the First Lady’s trademark campaign, “Let’s Move,” she has attempted to tackle childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating. Although the first lady has largely avoided pursuing big food corporations, most often detailing the importance of personal responsibility and fitness rather than government interference, there are signs that she’s getting more aggressive. Late last year she convened a White House summit to convince agribusiness to rethink their marketing efforts towards children.
Conservatives, who have blasted Obama’s efforts to improve public school lunches as “the nanny state personified,” are equally displeased with her ventures into the private sector. “Get ready to see Michelle Obama’s face plastered all over your local grocery stores,” said one right-wing blogger.
For Michelle Obama, Monsanto represents a key ally, albeit a controversial one. It is the leading producer of genetically engineered seeds in the country and works with a vast array of farmers across the world. One move by Monsanto can ripple throughout the industry, and the company has grown increasingly bold in tackling complex social and political issues.
“We are obviously conscious about where we walk and who we walk with,” said Sam Kass, assistant White House chef and coordinator of food initiatives. “But it was clear that this is potentially transformative.”
In recent years, Monsanto has reached out to Democrats and sought out political appointments within government. Michael Taylor, Monsanto’s former Vice President for Public Policy, is now Deputy Commissioner of the Federal Drug and Food Administration. Time will tell how these ties between Monsanto and the federal government effect our nation’s youth.
18 thoughts on “Michelle Obama teaming up with Monsanto to promote children’s food”
Apparently not, EE. Nothing to indicate that on the site it’s from.
Besides, I do find it highly believable.
Match made in Hell, wouldn’t you say?
turns out it is a hoax (fake story) after all. (thank goodness!)
I found the “facts” believable too, #1, but the wording was too over the top, smelled of fakery to me.
Right you are, EE. I just sent an article exposing the hoax.
When speaking of a company that is the largest ‘poisoner’ of food world wide teaming up with the ‘health crazed’ First Man for a ‘heath’ crusade…
Meeshill now shilling for Monsanto…
Just one more way to ‘Fundamentally Change America’
I thought that after all the trans-gender lambasting “it” has received lately, it would be a while before the dude that looks like a really ugly lady would have come out(no puns) of hiding.
Healthy genetically modified food???????
Let me guess, Kelloggs will be a major part of it!
This THING is as annoying as that Hitlery THING.
My Fellow Americans,
That Low-Life Maggot,… Michelle Obama, & and the purveyors of death,… Monsanto,…. Teaming up?!!!!
WHAT COULD GO WRONG WITH THAT!!???
JD – US Marine – WOW,…. that’s like leaving a Clepto and a Pyro manic in an unattended bank loaded with cash, and several gallons of gasoliine with lots of matchs!!!
And when it comes to matters of personal gain she’d love to feed children bombs.
New from General Kills. Killeo’s, 1 spoonful and you are in Heaven…. Literlly!!!
The day the criminal psychopathic elites (for instance Michelle Obama) have their children served GMOs will be the day that I will stop calling that company Monsatan. Which’ll be the same time that pigs fly…Pig-nado?
Wow! Fine! Isn’t that nice…..tell me Michelle? When will you feed Monsanto GMO’s to your kids?
And wash it down with an ice cold glass of Roundup…
This would be funny, if it weren’t so disgusting. Why not just promote cyanide for the population. At least that would be quicker than the poisons from Monsanto and the introduction of diseases along with the illegals.