Five Reasons Monsanto’s ‘Science’ Doesn’t Add Up. How long can Monsanto ignore the mounting actual scientific evidence that their technology is not only failing to live up to its promises, it’s putting public health at risk?
To hear the pesticide and junk food marketers of the world tell it, anyone who questions the value, legitimacy or safety of GMO (genetically modified organisms) crops is naïve, anti-science and irrational to the point of hysteria. But how long can Monsanto ignore the mounting actual scientific evidence that their technology is not only failing to live up to its promises, it’s putting public health at risk? Jim Goodman, farmer, activist and member of the Organic Consumers Association policy advisory board, recently wrote about Monsanto’s deceptive use of the expression “sound science.”
But, ‘sound science’ has no scientific definition. It does not mean peer reviewed, or well documented research. 1. Farmers Told To Buy Insurance If They Don't Want To Get Sued By Corporations. By Aviva Shen "Farmers Told To Buy Insurance If They Don’t Want To Get Sued By Corporations" Every year for the past 13 years, biotechnology giant Monsanto Company has sued about 11 farmers per year for patent infringement of their genetically modified corn and soybean seeds.
Many of these farmers have had to pay a settlement to the corporation even when their fields were accidentally contaminated with GM seeds from a neighboring farm. Monsanto simply outspends the defendants, dedicating $10 million a year and 75 staffers for the sole purpose of investigating and prosecuting farmers. Farmers who have sued Monsanto back have been soundly defeated. Monsanto is likely to continue this winning streak with an assist from the U.S. Monsanto Found Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in Landmark Case. 5 of Monsanto’s Most Dastardly Deeds. Pro-GMO Propaganda in California Dismantled by New Cost Study. August 14, 2012 Opponents of GMO labeling say it will raise food costs by hundreds of dollars per family when in fact it will likely cause NO cost increase at all!
The California Right to Know 2012 Ballot Initiative, which will be voted upon in November, will tell Californians—and ultimately perhaps other Americans—whether their food contains genetically engineered ingredients. Not surprisingly, the biotech companies are up in arms over the proposal. Their website is NoProp37.com, funding  for which comes in part from the Council for Biotechnology Information, whose members  include Monsanto, Dow, and other GMO companies.
The site, which used to be called StopCostlyFoodLabeling.com (they just recently changed the domain name—could it be because they realized it wasn’t costly after all?) Monsanto Tries Biotech Brainwash With Kid's Book. Bloom writes: "With sweet corn containing a genetically engineered toxin headed toward Wal-Mart produce sections as you read this, it's time to talk about Monsanto's evil little kid's book.
" By Diane Petryk Bloom, The Examiner 11 August 12 ith sweet corn containing a genetically engineered toxin headed toward Wal-Mart produce sections as you read this, it's time to talk about Monsanto's evil little kid's book. The corn is from Monsanto seeds, which produce a plant that exudes bt toxin, a pesticide that will kill insects that feed on the plant. It's coming to Wal-Mart from farms in the Midwest, Northwest, Southeast and Texas. Apparently, enough adults are informed and concerned enough to raise a stink, so Monsanto is aiming at the next generation, eyes always on the profit prize. No book should be banned. Whole Foods Market Caves to Monsanto. The Incestuous Relationship Between Monsanto and the White House [video] Abby Martin of RT takes a close look at the incestuous relationship between the White House and Monsanto, including ties between Monsanto and both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
The roots of the relationship between Monsanto and the White House go back for decades. Bush senior’s administration was responsible for deeming GMO crops substantially equivalent to non-GMO crops, opening the flood gates for the industry to take over the food supply with little room for the opposition. Mitt Romney was intimately involved with Monsanto’s transition into biotechnology. During the presidential primaries, Romney named an 11-member agricultural advisory committee that was full of Monsanto connections. After promising to label GMO’s during his 2008 campaign, President Obama has opened the doors for the following GM crops during his administration: Tags: Corporatism, Islam Siddiqui Obama, Michael Taylor Obama, obama monsanto, Roger Beachy Obama, romney monsanto. Monsanto linked to coup that ousted Paraguayan president. (NaturalNews) The political system in Paraguay is undergoing some major turmoil right now following the forced impeachment of former President Fernando Lugo, a "left-of-center" politician democratically voted into office by the people of Paraguay back in 2008.
And among those who initiated and brought about this controversial coup was multinational biotechnology giant Monsanto, which was apparently threatened by Lugo's resistance against the company's genetically-modified (GM) crop agenda. For years, Paraguay's government has been dominated by so-called "right-wing" politicians that have served the interests of the country's local oligarchy, as well as the interests of the U.S. embassy and transnational corporations that have established a powerful stronghold in the country.
April/May 2012: 9 GMO Ingredients to Watch Out For. April/May 2012 9 Ingredients to Watch Because of the prevalence of soy and corn in processed foods, about 30,000 genetically modified food products sit on US grocery store shelves.
Here are the top 9 GM ingredients to watch for: 1. SOY GM since: 1996 How widespread: 94 percent of the US soybean crop was genetically modified in 2011, according to the USDA. 2. 3. 4. 5. Meet the Corporate Front Groups Fighting to Make Sure You Can't Know What's in Your Food. Photo Credit: Lightspring/ Shutterstock.com May 31, 2012 | Like this article?
Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. What do a former mouthpiece for tobacco and big oil, a corporate-interest PR flack, and the regional director of a Monsanto-funded tort reform group have in common? They’re all part of the anti-labeling PR team that will soon unleash a massive advertising and PR campaign in California, designed to scare voters into rejecting the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act.
In November, California voters will vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on a law to require mandatory labeling of all GMO ingredients in processed foods, and ban the routine industry practice of mislabeling foods containing GMO ingredients as ‘natural.’ The Great Organic Deceivers. Which organic brands really believe in organic—and which are working behind the scenes to betray natural health consumers?
Many natural and organic brands are actually owned by huge conglomerates that don’t support sustainable, organic, non-GMO, non-toxic agriculture. In fact, their product labels are often designed to mislead consumers just so they can grab a share of the lucrative health-conscious consumer market. Even worse, many of the conglomerate companies that produce so-called natural foods—and even some labeled “organic”—are allied with the biotech industry fighting by any means to defeat “Label GMO,” a.k.a. Prop 37, the California Right to Know 2012 Ballot Initiative. Big Ag Spends Big Bucks to Keep GMOs in Your Food Secret. Image by Tim J Luddy (Yesterday I wrote about a related pet project of agribiz giants: bankrolling the deregulation of genetically modified foods.
You can read that post here.) Countering the Big Bucks Campaign to Defeat California's GMO Labeling Prop 37. Home » Food Politics » Countering the Big Bucks Campaign to Defeat California’s GMO Labeling Prop 37 22 Aug, 2012 by Marty Kassowitz, Organic Connections online editor As of August 15, 2012, here’s what the corporate war chest contributions looked like for the opposition to Prop 37, the California GMO Right to Know Act.
A recent campaign release reports: New campaign finance reports reveal that Monsanto Co. just contributed $4.2 million to defeat Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically engineered food. Other major new contributions against Proposition 37 were given by E. “The giant pesticide and food companies are afraid of the mothers and grandmothers who want the right to know what’s in our food,” said Stacy Malkan, media director of California Right to Know. Monsanto's 5 Most Dubious Contributions To Planet Earth.
By Oliver Lee takepart.com Oh, Monsanto, you sly dog. You keep trying to make us believe you are “committed to sustainable agriculture” with your canny advertisements on American Public Media, even as you force-feed farmers your lab-grown Frankenseeds that expire every year (which are, let’s be honest, opposite of sustainable). But we shouldn’t be surprised by the mixed message, should we? After all, you’ve been doing this for decades. Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen. When you take a moment to reflect on the history of product development at Monsanto, what do you find? Here are twelve products that Monsanto has brought to market. See if you can spot the pattern… #1 – Saccharin. Leaders - Genrik Yagoda.