According to Shiva, “The Department of Agriculture and the FDA all have a revolving door with Monsanto. And this is all on record. So on the top, there’s Monsanto, hijacking all our governments. And through that, trying to hijack our food supply. And from the ground, farmers, consumers, regional governments saying, “We want a Monsanto-free food system. We want Monsanto-free, G.M.O.-free, patent-free seed.”
In fact, she mentioned that when India was having disagreements with Monsanto and their monopoly on GM seeds, Washington sent a U.S. Representative to intervene on behalf of Monsanto.
So, we guess when lawmakers in Washington discuss democracy in their speeches, they have one version for voters/citizens, another version for corporate executives who fund their campaigns, and even another version when the lawmaker uses their influence to further a corporate agenda.