Voters are already mailing in ballots for food labeling initiative I-522 in Washington State, where large food corporations have set a state record, contributing 17.1 million dollars, to defeat the truth-in-labeling initiative. A ‘Yes’ vote supports labeling of foods to reflect that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are in food where genetic enginnering was utitized.
|By: Crane-Station Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:11 pm|
|By: DSWright Thursday October 17, 2013 11:10 am|
At today’s press conference President Obama retreated into his standard rhetorical routine, a civics lecture. No one is quite sure why he continually does this or who the audience is. Nonetheless, during the course of the 8th grade social studies lesson – which ended by reciting the pledge of allegiance (seriously) – Obama targeted bloggers as people who “profit from conflict.” Moments later, Obama then encouraged people to “argue for their position.” To get involved, speak their mind, and promote their values.
I guess just don’t do it online? Carrier pigeons for reform!
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 10, 2013 10:27 am|
While Big Business think tanks and lobbyists try to foster skepticism on climate change one mega-corporation has decided to take the science very seriously. Unfortunately that company is Monsanto and their plan is to expand their monopoly into climate-resilient crops.
|By: Dennis Trainor Jr Thursday June 20, 2013 7:00 pm|
The Obama administration is brokering a secret global deal that combines all of the worst elements of NAFTA and Citizens United, shoots them up with steroids, sprinkles in a speedball and codifies these principles into a trade agreement that is in fact much more than a trade agreement. The trade agreement is the Trojan horse to bore you and put you to sleep so that when you wake up a global corporate coup will be in place creating a parallel system of justice where three private attorneys would oversee a kangaroo court set up to defend corporate interests that the laws all countries signing on to what is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be subservient to.
|By: DSWright Thursday June 20, 2013 12:16 pm|
Agribusiness monopoly Monsanto is facing class action lawsuits after its genetically modified wheat was found in areas it was never approved to be in. Monsanto still claims it is mystified and that all its experimental GMO wheat was destroyed.
The search for the rogue wheat is still ongoing.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 5, 2013 8:30 am|
Everyone’s favorite agribusiness monopoly is having problems in Europe. Unlike in America where the company can bribe its way to legal immunity Europe has something America had many years ago – the rule of law and democratic accountability. Unfortunately for Monsanto this means when farmers and consumers object to more frankenfood they have to give up, at least for now.
|By: pastfedup Wednesday May 29, 2013 2:00 pm|
For me, Saturday’s event was worthwhile and fun, as I got to reunite with several Occupy folks whom I had not seen in a while, and also meet some new people who are in what seems to me to be an ever-expanding environmental movement. But the best part about Saturday’s March Against Monsanto was the fact that most of the people participating in the march and pre-march rally were young folks in their 20’s and 30’s. [cont'd]
|By: elisemattu Tuesday May 28, 2013 7:10 pm|
I want to salute any and all who protested at the Seattle World Trade Organization meetings back in the 1990′s. It was through your devotion, selflessness, and coming to physical harm that stopped the meetings that would have allowed the WTO from putting through Major Ordinances.
|By: Crane-Station Wednesday May 22, 2013 6:09 pm|
According to statistics released by the US Department of Agriculture earlier this month, 31 percent of the managed honeybee colonies died in the winter. Since fruiting is dependent on fertilization, a result of pollination, honeybee decline can impact agriculture. We can directly link honeybees to one out of every three bites of food that we put on our table.
|By: cgibson Wednesday May 15, 2013 5:58 pm|
Here’s a cool new toy. A popular article on Forbes today details a new smart phone app called “Buycott,” which is catching the attention of shoppers who want to make sure their money spent on groceries and other basic products isn’t enriching corporations with bad records on social and environmental responsibility.