US diplomatic cables newly released by Wikileaks furthers the picture previously leaked cables began painting--that the United States pushes agribusiness interests, such as those of Monsanto, overseas pressuring nations to accept genetically modified crops.
Several cables describe "biotechnology outreach programs" in countries across the globe, including African, Asian and South American countries where Western biotech agriculture had yet to gain a foothold. In some cables (such as this 2010 cable from Morocco) US diplomats ask the State Department for funds to send US biotech experts and trade industry representatives to target countries for discussions with high-profile politicians and agricultural officials.Read more: Food Whistleblower
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