While Tom Fairhall may not have been paid by Monsanto to write his Sept. 4 pro-GMO letter to the Leader, he didn’t mention he is an attorney for McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, a law firm that was part of Monsanto’s defense team in the U.S. Supreme Court case Bowman v. Monsanto.
While Fairhall may otherwise personally believe what he wrote, he made several statements that are not true. For instance, we do not need to increase world food production; we grow plenty already. Instead, we need to make food everywhere affordable. According to worldhunger.org, “The principal problem is that many people in the world do not have sufficient land to grow, or income to purchase, enough food.”