In his website, Dr. Mercola wrote:
Monsanto has a long and sordid history of manipulation and questionable business practices, so this latest development doesn’t really surprise me. It’s quite clear that the US government has been aiding and abetting Monsanto’s quest to control the world’s food crops, and as Jeffrey Smith says in the Democracy Now interview above, these leaked documents “lays bare the mechanics of that effort.”
According to U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, the Bush administration conspired to find ways to retaliate against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified (GM) seeds, mainly by engaging in aggressive trade wars against reluctant nations.
Democracy Now on 23 December 2010 carried this report:
WikiLeaks Cables Reveal U.S. Sought to Retaliate Against Europe over Monsanto GM Crops
The Guardian, UK on 3 January 2011 carried this report: The US embassy in Paris wanted to penalise the EU after France moved to ban a Monsanto GM corn variety.
In response to moves by France to ban a Monsanto GM corn variety in late 2007, the ambassador, Craig Stapleton, a friend and business partner of former US president George Bush, asked Washington to penalise the EU and particularly countries which did not support the use of GM crops.