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August hasn't been a happy month the for the Monsanto public-relations team. No, I'm not referring to my posts on how Gaza and Mexico don't need the company's high-tech seeds—the ones it will supposedly be "feeding the world" with in the not-so-distant future. Monsanto's real PR headache involves one of its flagship products very much in the here and now: the herbicide Roundup (chemical name: glyphosate), upon which Monsanto has built a highly profitable empire of "Roundup Ready" genetically modified seeds. The problem goes beyond the "superweed" phenomenon that I've written about recently: the fact that farmers are using so much Roundup, on so much acreage, that weeds are developing resistance to it, forcing farmers to resort to highly toxic "pesticide cocktails." What Roundup is doing aboveground may be a stroll through the meadow compared to its effect below.
By Andreas Framke and Paul Taylor
Contractors for Fruit of the Loom, Hanes and Levi’s worked in close concert with the US Embassy when they aggressively moved to block a minimum wage increase for Haitian assembly zone workers, the lowest-paid in the hemisphere, according to secret State Department cables .
Martinsville, Indiana (IN 46151) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news, sex offendersFor population 25 years and over in Martinsville: High school or higher: 71.6% Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7% Graduate or professional degree: 5.2% Unemployed: 3.4% Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes For population 15 years and over in Martinsville city:
While not an economist in the traditional sense, I am very interested in the study of economics.
Goal: To explain how firms decide how much to produce To explain how prices are determined In order to achieve these goals, let's start with some definitions.
Author : Geoff Riley Last updated: Sunday 23 September, 2012
How are inflation targets set and why do they differ from country to country? This column suggests that macroeconomic characteristics such as inflation, inflation volatility, GDP growth, and foreign inflation matter for the process of inflation target setting. It also argues that central bank credibility is important but that the role of central bank independence and government political orientation is limited.
Charting Parenthood: A Statistical Portrait of Fathers and Mothers in America [ Main Page of Report | Contents of Report ]
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