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Tag: USDA

Feds to Monsanto: "F*ck yourself!" (cartoon)

Cartoonist’s note: This is not how the conversation went–but a guy can dream.

Read Tom Philpott’s article on Grist, for more information on Monsanto’s latest victory: USDA moves to let Monsanto perform its own environmental impact studies on GMOs

'Millennium Goal' to End World Hunger Will Not Be Met

The UN’s Millennium Development Goal of ending global under-nourishment by 2015 will not be met, but a new set of “mega” initiatives are being implemented to achieve more efficient delivery of “research outputs” to speed agricultural development.

Midst Senate Rebuttles, USDA Reports Benefits of Climate Change Legislation

Much has been said in opposition to the cap and trade climate legislation that is currently on the Senate’s plate. Opponents have argued repeatedly that the legislation will do nothing but increase the cost of energy, which will force companies send jobs over seas, where labor is cheaper, in order to keep up with production demands. Senator Kit Bond (R-Missouri) even went as far as to call the Waxman-Markey Bill “a pig in a poke.”