Kwembulwa: kanjani 'isikhungo sezobunhloli' sikaMonsanto sakhomba izintatheli kanye nezishoshovu

Phrinta imeyili Ungahlukıselana Ephathwayo

USam Levin, The Guardian, Agasti 8, i-2019

Imibhalo yangaphakathi ikhombisa ukuthi le nkampani isebenze kanjani ukudicilela phansi abagxeki, kufaka phakathi iqembu labacwaningi elingenzi nzuzo i-US Right to Know, futhi iphenye umculi uNeil Young

IMonsanto isebenzise "isikhungo sokuhlanganisa" ukuqapha nokudicilela phansi izintatheli nezishoshovu, futhi ibhekise entathelini ebhale incwadi egxeka inkampani, imibhalo idalula lokho. I-agrochemical corporation nayo yaphenya lo mculi Neil Young futhi wabhala imemo yangaphakathi ngomsebenzi wakhe wezokuxhumana nomculo.

Amarekhodi abuyekezwe ngumbukiso we-Guardian iMonsanto yamukele isu elinamacala amaningi ukukhomba UCarey Gillam, intatheli yeReuters eyaphenya nge-weedkiller yale nkampani kanye ne- izixhumanisi zomdlavuza. IMonsanto, manje ephethwe yinkampani yezemithi yaseJalimane iBayer, ibuye yaqapha nenhlangano engenzi nzuzo yokudla ngokudla kwayo ngokusebenzisa "isikhungo sayo sokuhlanganiswa kwezobunhloli", eside i-FBI nezinye izinhlaka zokuphoqelela umthetho abazisebenzisayo ukusebenza ugxile ukubhekwa nobuphekula.

Le mibhalo, ikakhulu kusukela ngowezi-2015 kuya kowezi-2017, yadalulwa njengengxenye yempi yenkantolo eqhubekayo ngomhlaka- izingozi zezempilo yenkampani I-Roundup weedkiller. Zibonisa:

  • IMonsanto ihlele uchungechunge “lwezenzo” zokuhlasela incwadi ebhalwe ngu Gillam ngaphambi kokukhishwa kwayo, kufaka phakathi ukubhala "amaphuzu okuxoxa" "wabantu besithathu" ukugxeka incwadi nokuqondisa "amakhasimende ezimboni nabalimi" ukuthi angakuthumela kanjani ukubuyekezwa okungekuhle.
  • IMonsanto ikhokhele iGoogle ukukhuthaza imiphumela yosesho ye- "Monsanto Glyphosate Carey Gillam" egxeka umsebenzi wakhe. Monsanto Abasebenzi be-PR nabo baxoxile ngaphakathi ngokufaka ingcindezi ku-Reuters, bethi "bayaqhubeka nokubuyisela emuva kubahleli [bakaGillam] ngamandla onke amathuba esiwatholayo", nokuthi babenethemba lokuthi "uzonikezwa omunye umsebenzi".
  • Izikhulu zeMonsanto “fusion centre” zabhala umbiko omude ngomculi uNeil Young's Ummeli we-anti-Monsanto, ukuqapha umthelela wakhe ezinkundleni zokuxhumana, futhi ngesinye isikhathi kucatshangelwa "isenzo somthetho". Isikhungo sokuxuba siphinde saqapha i-US Right to Know (USRTK), engenzi nzuzo, ekhiqiza imibiko yamasonto onke ngomsebenzi wenhlangano online.
  • Izikhulu zeMonsanto zazikhathazeke kaninginingi ngokukhishwa kwemibhalo ebuhlotsheni babo bezezimali nososayensi abangaxhasa izinsolo ababethi "bafihla ucwaningo olungathandeki".

Ukuxhumana kwangaphakathi kwengeza uphethiloli ku- izicelo eziqhubekayo enkantolo ukuthi iMonsanto "ihlukumeze" abagxeki nososayensi futhi yasebenza ukufihla izingozi ze-glyphosate, i-herbicide esetshenziswa kakhulu emhlabeni. Ngonyaka odlule, amajaji amabili aseMelika babuse ukuthi iMonsanto yayikhona icala yabamangali ' non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), umdlavuza wegazi, futhi wayalela inkampani ukuthi ikhokhe imali enkulu kwiziguli ezinomdlavuza. UBayer uqhubeke nokugomela ukuthi i-glyphosate iphephile.

"Bengihlale ngazi ukuthi iMonsanto ibingawuthandi umsebenzi wami… futhi ngisebenzele ukucindezela abahleli nokungithulisa," kusho uGillam, futhi umnikeli we-Guardian futhi manje ama-USRTK umqondisi wocwaningo, kusho ingxoxo. “Kodwa angikaze ngicabange ukuthi inkampani eyizigidigidi zamarandi ingachitha isikhathi esiningi kangaka namandla amakhulu nezisebenzi kimi. Kuyamangaza. ”

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