This rare clip shows George Bush Senior visiting Monsanto Inc, helping them push down the regulations that would allow them to test Monsanto’s new products.
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AltHealthWorks reports: In the clip, Bush meets with Monsanto reps as press cameras flash in the background. One scientist explains the basics of how these GMO “foods” are created.
“…We take DNA, cut it apart, mix different pieces together and then rejoin them, splice them back together,” he says. “This tube contains DNA that was made from a bacterium…”
Bush responds with a question: “This will lead you have a stronger plant or a plant that will lead you to…?”
“In this case it resists the herbicide,” the Monsanto rep says. Another rep adds on, “We have a fabulous herbicide.”
He was of course speaking about Roundup, the product whose main component glyphosate was just declared a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization.
Later in the clip, you’ll see Bush laugh and utter the seven infamous words (“Call Me…”) that gave rise to an era of total freedom for the GMO industry at the expense of the consumer.
Bush would eventually become president; watch at the end as his own VP Dan Quayle reveals the real reason why GMOs were fast-tracked in the United States even though other countries are still banning them.