Monsanto insurance: USDA tells farmers to pay for avoiding troubles with agro-giant
Quote:“In discussions on potential compensation mechanisms,” the panel writes, “the AC21 considered three types of potential mechanisms: (1) a compensation fund, which might be funded by technology providers, by farmers, or by the entire food and feed production chain; (2) a crop insurance-type mechanism, which would likely involve both public financing and farmer choice to purchase the insurance; and (3) a risk retention group, which would essentially be a self-insurance tool that could be purchased by those farmers at risk of economic losses (analogous to extant insurance mechanisms for industries like the trucking industry, private campgrounds, etc.).”
USDA is monsanto's bitch, can it be more obvious? Rather than address the issue of monsanto suing farmers who's crops have been polluted with GMOs, the USDA recommends farmers purchase insurance against being sued. USDA calls it ‘Enhancing Coexistence’. unfuckingreal.