When Bayer acquired Monsanto last year for $63 billion, many people wondered why this large purchase even took place. Bayer, the German powerhouse, makes most of their revenue from aspirin. Monsanto makes most of their revenue from agriculture. I guess that there is some sort of implied connection their because aspirin and crops from agriculture are both consumed. However, their tryst is based upon a weird way to prevent climate change.
The world of science places the onus of the emission of greenhouse gases on the increase of population. One child produces 20 times more greenhouse gases than the emissions saved by implementing energy-efficient methods such as using different light bulbs, recycling, and driving hybrid or electric vehicles. The connection between Bayer and Monsanto is actually population control.
— Adrian Holman (@ahol888) October 5, 2019
Bayer and WWII
During World War II, Bayer experimented on women that were captured by Nazi forces and sent to Auschwitz concentration camp. Bayer claimed to be working on a new type of sleeping pill. However, this failed experiment led to the death of one hundred Jewish women. I guess Bayer fixed that problem over the years since Bayer PM is still on the market. Nevertheless, attempting to eliminate vast amounts of the population through chemical means has been on Bayer’s agenda for over 75 years.
Monsanto and Vietnam War
After WWII, Monsanto developed a pesticide called DDT in the 1940’s. However, DDT was eventually banned after scientists proved that DDT caused cancer. During the Vietnam War, the US military needed some help in clearing the brush in the jungles so that the Viet Cong would have less places to hide and to create ambushes. Monsanto manufactured a variation of DDT known as Agent Orange. Agent Orange was eventually banned due to birth defects in Vietnamese people and in children of Vietnam veterans.
Currently, Monsanto is under duress due to their herbicide known as Roundup. Roundup contains glyphosate, a chemical that has been proven by scientists to cause non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Now, people that have used the products at home to eliminate weeds from their flower gardens over time have now contracted cancer. Since the merger, Bayer’s stock has dropped all the way down to $17.50 due to the thousands of lawsuits currently in litigation over Roundup.
For the future
Do you know that Monsanto owns 80% of the corn seeds 93% of the soy seeds grown in the United States of America? This fact clearly shows that Monsanto controls the agricultural system. However, the genetic modification of these seeds could lead to something potentially drastic in the future. What if another war starts and Monsanto decides to decrease the amount of seeds given to farmers? The Bayer-Monsanto merger would be able to create further population control for the future.
During the town hall of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) (D-NY) earlier this week, a lady stood up and proclaimed that people should “eat the babies” in an attempt to prevent climate change. Over the years, the idea of population control continues to stick as a possible solution to climate change. Do not believe this deception. If you’re dead, then your company does not have to pay you. Let’s look for a different way to deal with climate change besides population control.