Monsanto Weed Killer Cited As Probably Carcinogenic

By: Tuesday March 24, 2015 11:00 am

Ingredient in Monsanto weedkiller Roundup probably causes cancer #Science #crazy http://t.co/JE6PgSXxpr pic.twitter.com/4xwXIeOLhk — Beau Barbour (@DiscoverHaku) March 24, 2015 Agribusiness giant Monsanto is scrambling to respond to a report issued by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that cites the herbicide glyphosate as probably causing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Glyphosate is one [...]

 

Corporations Are The New Conquistadors : Ukraine

By: Friday February 20, 2015 7:00 pm

Ukraine has become a nation synonymous with the daily headlines, from the trail of western intervention and subversion that lead to a violent coup in 2013 to the devastating civil war that has torn the nation apart. These stories, as crucial as they are to investigate, have provided the perfect cover for international corporations to exploit Ukraine’s resources.

This exploitation accelerated when Ukraine declared its independence in 1992. From this period onward, Ukraine has experienced the colonization of its vastly important agricultural sector. International agribusiness and biotechnology firms have steadily been reforming Ukraine’s agricultural laws in order to eventually allow for an explosion in the production of genetically modified organisms.

Western Corporations Like Monsanto, Cargill Take Advantage of War & Turmoil in Ukraine

By: Saturday January 24, 2015 6:00 pm

As Ukraine continues to suffer from constant fighting and turmoil, Western corporations like Monsanto or DuPont are entering into the country’s agriculture system for a “corporate takeover,” according to a report last month by the Oakland Institute.

Missourians Fight ALEC Over Big Agriculture’s “Right to Farm”

By: Saturday August 23, 2014 8:00 am

On Aug. 5, Missouri residents voted on the state’s Right-to-Farm, Amendment 1, a new addition to the state’s bill of rights. The results were extremely close: 498,751 voted in favor of the new amendment, while 496,223 opposed it. With a difference of less than half a percent, a recount is almost certain.

The Monsanto Butterfly Effect

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 6:14 pm

On January 29, 2014, the World Wildlife Fund reported that the “number of monarch butterflies hibernating in Mexico reached an all-time low in 2013.” Since recording of overwintering areas began, the butterflies reached a peak in 1995, covering 44.5 acres in the pine and fir forests west of Mexico City. Now they cover only 1.65 acres. Their decline can no longer be explained away by seasonal aberration. The monarchs are literally disappearing.

Fetishized Markets and the Death of Democracy

By: Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30 am

Letting corporations make decisions about social matters like food supplies and using government to enforce those decisions is profoundly anti-democratic.

Farm Bill Passes Senate With Cuts To Food Stamps And Giveaways To Monsanto

By: Wednesday February 5, 2014 6:45 am

The Senate has passed the Farm Bill which includes $8 billion of cuts to food stamps and $7 billion of increases to agribusiness. President Obama has said he will sign it into law. Game over.

House Farm Bill Includes $8 Billion Of Cuts To Food Stamps

By: Monday February 3, 2014 11:14 am

After extensive negotiations and public shaming the House of Representatives did what it was going to do anyway and cut food stamps. So just be happy the bill only cuts food stamps by $8 billion instead of the $39 billion the Republicans initially wanted.

Monsanto Spends Millions to Kill GMO Labeling Initiative in WA State

By: Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:11 pm

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.

President Obama Bashes Bloggers Then Shills For Monsanto

By: 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!

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