Yesterday morning the international covert hacker group Anonymous continued it’s campaign for online social justice by again releasing numerous previously confidential internal email exchanges from within the Monsanto corporate vault, as was also done in December 2011. The emails outlined plans to sue organic dairy farmers for labeling their milk as growth hormone free, as Monsanto believed this label to symbolize a libelous attack on the company’s growth hormone products.
Anonymous prefaced the emails with a direct message for the controversial biotechnology giant, stating;
Your continued attack on the worlds food supply, as well as the health of those who eat it, has earned you our full attention.Your crimes against humanity are too many to name on one page, you have put over 9000 small-time farmers out of business by using your enormous legal team to bury them with your malicious patent lawsuits. You have continually introduced harmful, even deadly products into our food supply without warning, without care, all for your own profit. We are aware that posting this outdated database will do little to harm you. Rest assured, we will continue to dox your employees and executives, continue to knock down your websites, continue to fry your mail servers, continue to be in your systems, and continue to expose your bullsh--.
Anonymous’s attack comes on the heels of numerous civil and environmental campaigns against the world’s largest producer of genetically modified foods, agricultural pesticides and herbicides and numerous pharmaceuticals. Monsanto has been publicly scrutinized for it’s production of suicide seeds, it’s numerous lawsuits against small scale organic farmers, and the toxicity of it’s GMO corn, soy, wheat and canola.
While the emails released by Anonymous were dated in late 2000, this signals a direct attack on the agricultural giant, and the growing clout of guerilla online hacker groups in the quest for environmental justice.