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US EPA Approves Monsanto’s “RNA Interference” Insecticide — GMO Maize/Corn Intended To Actively Interfere With The Healthy Functioning Of Pest Genomes

When you think of insecticides you probably think of dangerous chemical compounds that allow modern industrial agriculture (and its high yields) to occur, but that also have some negative effects on the environment and also on human/animal health. The effects of a certain class of insecticides on honeybees, for instance, may well be what comes […]

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Monsanto's reasons for fighting GMO labeling? It Loves You.

Nope, he didn’t actually say that. But he may. More on Monsanto Washington state’s fight to label GMOs Millions Against Monsanto Label GMOs Monsanto info via Sourcewatch And (if you prefer pretty pictures) my Monsanto cartoons Joe Mohr is a cartoonist for a variety of publications and children’s writer and illustrator. His first book ROBOT+BIKE=KITTEN

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Brewers And Wineries Must Brace For Climate Change

Today’s suds are an endangered species, says Willy Blackmore, food editor for TakePart. (Photo: Cafe Bink, Carefree, Arizona.) So are the grapes and wines of the 20th century. Blackmore relates the phenomena to the power of climate change. The geography of earth’s agriculture will shift as global climate alterations disrupt historic weather patterns and raise

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Monsanto GMO March — March Against Monsanto Draws More Than Two Million People Worldwide

Over 2 million people participated in Saturday’s March Against Monsanto protest, according to protest organizers — marking the protest as a great success. The organizers have reported that protests were held in over 52 countries, and 436 cities — a truly global protest, reflecting public sentiment about GMOs. The protest on May 25 2013, while

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5 Appalling Facts About The Monsanto Protection Act Obama Signed Into Law (GMO Heaven)

“Blink and you might have missed it.” Even though Food Democracy Now protesters took their fight straight to Obama, protesting in front of the White House against Section 735 of the bill, he signed anyway. Coming quickly to the forefront are disappointment and concerns for the population of the United States. Below are some more

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What's a Crow?

I did this cartoon for the current issue of Yes! Magazine (see page 11). If you’re not yet a subscriber to Yes!, give it a look. It is a thoughtful, progressive, important publication… and it has great cartoons. 😉 In case you’re wondering, crows won’t eat GM corn, and neither should we! Joe’s cartoon archive,

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Momsanto

  There are 3 quick steps you need to take today to STOP MONSANTO: Sign a petition to get the “Monsanto riders” out of the multi-billion dollar FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations bill The rider would require — not allow, require — the Secretary of Agriculture to grant a temporary permit for the planting or cultivation

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Willie Nelson's Occupy the Food System, & +300,000 Activists Sue Monsanto

  Update from a representative from Farm Aid: “Willie’s blog titled Occupy the Food System calls on farmers and eaters to learn more about corporate concentration in our food system and get involved in the movement to support independent farmers. But that call is not the same as being part of the lawsuit.” Sorry for

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Join Protest at Monsanto's Annual Shareholders Meeting

  via Organic Consumers Association (on email), except for the image: What if Monsanto had to pay for its corporate crimes? It is inevitable that one day Monsanto will be held responsible for the enormous human health and environmental damages arising from the so-called “responsible” use of its toxic pesticides, chemicals, and mutant genetically engineered

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Monsanto or Organic? Who to Trust with Your Food [Infographic]

In putting together this infographic (I have a larger version of the image if anyone wants it) it struck me that nearly all of the Monsanto endeavors I chose to highlight here rode the same wave of public opinion. In regards to nuclear weapons, DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and aspartame, the talking point was that each was beneficial to America/Americans. But time (life’s best teacher) taught us that these were all highly toxic and deadly endeavors with the same two outcomes —

people got sick/died and
Monsanto got rich.
I am confident that GMOs will (eventually) follow suit.

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Tell Obama to Drop Monsanto Lobbyist from FDA!

One of the sad things about U.S. government today is the revolving door between industry and politics. Politics is for industry these days, not for the people. One “revolving door poster child” is Michael Taylor. Taylor was a Monsanto attorney and chief super lobbyist and (re)joined the FDA in July 2009. He was eventually named the Deputy Commissioner of Food. Conflict of interest?
Truthfully, where do you think he’ll go when he’s done his job in the federal government again?

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Our Solar System: 2100 {Cartoon}

Too bad RoundUp resistant weeds aren’t a nutritious superfood or a zero-emission superfuel, considering the weeds now infest about 11 million acres. The coverage of the controversial weed is now five times greater than three years prior, and David Mortensen, Penn State weed scientist, shares, “There is reason to believe this trend will continue into the future.”

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USDA hits organics again, approves Monsanto's GMO sugar beets

(From our sister site, Red Green and Blue) The US Department of Agriculture continues its unprecedented give-away to big agriculture monster Monsanto and its Genetically Modified (GMO) seeds. On Friday, while the media was preoccupied with the Superbowl and Egypt’s rioting, the USDA quietly announced it was deregulating Monsanto’s GMO sugar beets – despite a court

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Stop Monsanto Again–GM Alfalfa Threatens to Contaminate Organic Crops

More info and opportunities to take action on GM Alfalfa.From Rodale: Genetically Engineered Alfalfa Could Be Growing in U.S. Fields by Spring From EatDrinkBetter: URGENT: Stop Monsanto’s GM Alfalfa From Food and Water Watch: Take Action: Ask President Obama to Protect Organic and Stop Monsanto’s GE Alfalfa! From the Organic Consumers Association: Millions Against Monsanto

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Monsanto Hired Blackwater to Spy on Animal Rights Activists?

With all the panic around international terrorism that has dominated the media in recent years, we easily get distracted from and miss critical, internal threats (like the health threats of the food we eat), especially when such threats are hidden by mega-corporations and the former CIA officials they hire. The Nation recently did an in-depth piece on

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