Bill Gates and 47,500 Cases of Paralysis

Monsanto used Bollywood actors and succeeded in selling India’s farmers Bt cotton seeds. Profits for Monsanto rose. When yields were less than promised, farmers incurred massive debt, leading many to suicide, in what is considered “the worst-ever recorded wave of suicides of this kind in human history.” To date, the number of suicides has surpassed 250,000.

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By Joe Samuel
Food Freedom News

In India, Monsanto hired Bollywood actors to promote genetically engineered cotton seed to illiterate farmers. Nana Petakar became a brand ambassador for Monsanto. The advertising has been called “aggressive, unscrupulous and false.”

Bill Gates, heavily invested in Monsanto’s GMOs as well as in vaccines, hired the most beloved of Indian actors, Amitabh Bachchan, to promote the oral polio vaccine.

Here is one example of the ads Bachchan created. Here is Bachchan and use of Bollywood itself to promote the vaccines, and here is another ad, in which Bachchan employes his acting skills.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says:

“Worldwide efforts in the last two decades have reduced the number of polio cases by 99 percent. Until we reach eradication, however, we are working with governments and all partners in the polio effort to ensure no child is at risk of either contracting…

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5 thoughts on “Bill Gates and 47,500 Cases of Paralysis”

  1. Oh my goodness. Monsanto and Bill Gates, needs to make monetary restitutions to India. This is just plain greed. RIP, via God’s Mercy, and May God hug their families. So sad, folks would do this to other people w/o an apology.


  2. The story of Monsanto and India is tragic. It’s nothing less than a holocaust. I hope some day there will be some kind of financial recovery for people who lost everything.

    Did Bill Gates hire the Monsanto actors? I am pretty disgusted he is involved with Monsanto. But I have a hard time seeing him actually hiring the actors for Monsanto himself.

    No matter. Anyone who promotes this monster food is still messed up. I just expected better of Bill Gates, given his philanthropy toward education. I really want to respect him. But after the affiliation with Monsanto it’s pretty hard.


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