Rachel Carson’s influential book Silent Spring, which documented the effects of the indiscriminate widespread use of pesticides on the environment, was published back in 1962, nearly 60 years ago now. Since that time, the book has often been cited as one of the drivers behind environmental action and regulation of various kinds. Following the release,
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) recently published info on 10 ways Monsanto and Big Ag “try” to kill us and the planet. I wouldn’t presume they are “trying” to, just that they are more concerned with their profits than the effects they are having on people and the planet. Nonetheless, the list is great, I’m
For more on this scary topic, read PRWatch’s “Syngenta’s Paid Third Party Pundits Spin the ‘News’ on Atrazine“, by Sara Jerving. Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page…
(To the tune of “The 12 Days of Christmas”) On the worst day of Christmas Monsanto Claus gave to me, six bucks per acre and toxic herbicides from some other company… Last year’s Monsanto Claus cartoon–“Monsanto Claus: Ho Ho Oh No!” …and the rest of my Monsanto-related cartoons. Follow on Twitter @GreenCartoons
The National Research Council reports that the use of genetically engineered crops results in less harm to wild life, less soil erosion, and greater cost savings. Its findings could impact agricultural practices in other nations.