Dan Sullivan’s WikiLeaks Problem

By: Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:41 am

One of the benefits to having a large archive of US dirty deeds such as the one over at WikiLeaks is the ability to see the unauthorized background of rising political stars. Take Dan Sullivan, Republican candidate for the US Senate from Alaska. Prior to his candidacy for US Senate, Sullivan was in the Bush [...]

Syngenta Targeted Scientist Over Findings That Herbicide Caused Sexual Deformities

By: Friday February 7, 2014 8:30 am

According to a new report in the New Yorker, agribusiness giant Syngenta waged an underhanded campaign to destroy scientist Tyrone Hayes after his research showed that the company’s lucrative herbicide, atrazine, impeded sexual development in frogs. Atrazine is an extremely popular herbicide and is reportedly applied to more than half the corn in the United [...]

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

By: Wednesday February 5, 2014 5:52 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. The talking points on the bill are that it changes direct subsidies to farmers with increased crop insurance which is [...]

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

By: Monday February 3, 2014 10:30 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? Yes, in a time of record poverty and high unemployment one [...]

President Obama Bashes Bloggers Then Shills For Monsanto

By: Thursday October 17, 2013 10:42 am

Obama 11:18am "Go argue for your position and push to change it" Obama 11:06am "don't listen to bloggers (arguing for their position)" — David Dayen (@ddayen) October 17, 2013 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 [...]

Monsanto Loses Patent Case On Climate-Resilient Crops

By: Wednesday July 10, 2013 9:44 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. Thankfully the agro-industry leviathan has been thwarted in its mission to control all profitable plant [...]

Monsanto’s Rogue Wheat Still A Mystery

By: Thursday June 20, 2013 10:37 am

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. The GMO wheat, labeled MON 71800, was [...]

Monsanto Thwarted In Europe Will Not Apply For New GMO Approvals

By: Wednesday June 5, 2013 6:48 am

Everyone’s favorite agribusiness monopoly is having problems in Europe. Unlike in America where the company can bribe its way to legal immunity Europe has something America had many years ago – the rule of law and democratic accountability. Unfortunately for Monsanto this means when farmers and consumers object to more frankenfood they have to give [...]

Monsanto Wins Patent Dispute Against DuPont, Could Become World’s Largest GMO Company

By: Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:50 am

(Prop 37 was defeated thanks in part to Monsanto) As the United States Supreme Court decides the limits (or lack thereof) of patenting life, Monsanto is positioning itself to dominate the gene market. After a lengthy legal battle with DuPont and subsequent settlement, Monsanto will likely become the largest Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) company in [...]

Monsanto Gets Its Very Own Law

By: Friday March 29, 2013 6:03 am

Hope and change strikes again. A provision many are dubbing the “Monsanto Protection Act” was covertly inserted into the Agricultural Appropriations Bill that President Obama signed Tuesday. The provision protects genetically modified food interests from litigation. The provision protects genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks and has thus been dubbed [...]

Study Finds Tumors, Organ Damage in Lab Mice from Exposure to Genetically Modified Food

By: Thursday September 20, 2012 7:35 am

Lab mice fed Monsanto’s genetically modified corn and water exposed to their herbicide Roundup led to tumors and organ damage, reports a French study that could have resonance in the debate over GMOs. The peer-reviewed study, the first of its kind to show potential damage from lifetime exposure to GMOs, appeared in the journal Food [...]

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