A former EPA official involved in a controversial study of the health effects of Monsanto’s glyphosate is being taken to court by public interest advocates who want to know more about his ties to the company and the chemical industry.
Agriculture’s biggest deal ever — the Bayer-Monsanto merger — would leave farmers and consumers paying more for less, and could accelerate a catastrophic decline in the diversity of what we plant and eat.
If Bayer completes its takeover of Monsanto, it would become a company with Orwellian control over how we grow our food and what we eat.
In late May, hundreds marched down Broadway to protest against Monsanto, which the marchers decried as a serial creator of toxic agricultural products, with as much corrupting influence over their government as Goldman Sachs.
Monsanto has given us PCBs, Agent Orange, Roundup and GMOs. For over two decades the company has shaped agribusiness. Find out in this week’s podcast how all that is about to change.
Are GMO (genetically modified organisms) foods good for you and the environment? Whom should you go to for answers? Scientists necessarily know more about such stuff than the rest of us — but be careful. The ones you are most likely to hear from are actually propagandists paid for by the biotech industry. And from what you can read about it in the mainstream media — especially The New York Times — the industry’s grip on academia and the media is much tighter, wider, and deeper than you would ever guess.
How evil is Monsanto? Let this farmer tell his stunning story….
So have you heard? Any day, there will be these mini-drones, little unmanned planes, following you around. And no, you won’t have to be a member of the Taliban. Just an American who is suspected of something or other. When you aren’t panicked about this new, inevitable expansion of the police state, you can at Read More