Sandrolini also known as “Tough Guy” in war on drugs
“Moral Imperative of biotech food”
The new US new Chargé d’Affaires to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean was part of a US Government initiative to lobby the Vatican about biotech foods.
According to a leaked US Diplomatic cable, Christopher Sandrolini wrote a report in 2005 that detailed how the Vatican’s reluctance to embrace genetically modified foods had to do with a…
“fear that widespread use of GMO food in the developing world would subjugate its farmer population and become a form of economic imperialism simply serving to enrich multi-national corporations.”
Sandrolini then wrote of the diplomatic strategy to move the Vatican to accept GMO…
“However, by focusing on the economic benefits of GMO food for developing-world farmers, safeguards in place to prevent economic exploitation, and ongoing research on non-cash crops such as cassava, Post will continue to engage the Holy See on what we have called the “moral imperative” of biotech food”
That’s interesting to see how the US diplomats push the “moral imperative” of crops that have a licensing fee and often can’t regenerate or grow on their own without special licensed additives, however – suppose Mr. Sandrolini and his colleagues are correct when he says…
“…in several communities in various parts of the developing world, the advent of biotech crops had brought significant economic benefits for developing-world farmers. While seed companies had made some profits, the big losers appeared to have been multi-national pesticide companies….”
Interestingly enough, Mr. Sandralini is also known as a tough guy in the “war on drugs”.
Welcome to Barbados, Mr. Sandralini. If you need some herb, your credit is probably good with any of the Boscobel Gang. They should be able to front you a couple of pocketfuls!