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!

Monsanto Loses Patent Case on Climate-Resilient Crops

By: 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.

3 Things About the Trans-Pacific Partnership You Need to Know and Share

By: 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.

Monsanto’s Rogue Wheat Still a Mystery

By: 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.

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