Monsanto Squeezes Out Seed Business Competition, AP Investigation Finds- Huffington Post
Declining competition in the seed business could lead to price hikes that ripple out to every family’s dinner table. That’s because the corn flakes you had for breakfast, soda you drank at lunch and beef stew you ate for dinner likely were produced from crops grown with Monsanto’s patented genes.
Kitchen Table Talks No. 6: What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Food – Civil Eats
“We’re not talking about beer or yogurt making here. When you alter life in this way [using genetic engineering], it has a universal effect on things that are far beyond what the human eye can see or the human mind can imagine.”
The parable of the sower- the Economist
Today most of Monsanto’s $11.7 billion of annual sales come from seeds, increasingly of genetically modified (GM), or transgenic, varieties (see chart), and from licensing genetic traits.
Obama Expands Bush Biotech Agenda
Despite well-publicized organic gardens at the White House and USDA headquarters, it is clear that the Obama administration is committed to escalating the genetic engineering of the food system, developing new GM biomedicines and biofuels, and even redesigning the landscape with new artificial species of plants, animals, and insects. Those who supported the new president on the basis of his campaign pledges to label GM products and require strict testing on the long term health and environmental effects of new altered seeds, foods, and organisms have been deeply disappointed. With Monsanto declaring war on nature and a popular chief executive touting biotech solutions over the next four to eight years, the campaign to preserve amber waves of grain and keep America and the planet beautiful will be more challenging than ever.
Obama’s Broken Promises, Disappointing and Dangerous for Farmers and Eaters- Civil Eats
Instead of going outside the agribusiness and agrochemical industries, Obama has kept the revolving door spinning and appointed the very lobbyists and special interests he said would find no home in his administration.
Monsanto stalwarts Michael Taylor, special assistant to the FDA Commissioner for food safety and Roger Beachy, head of National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
The Multiple Ways Monsanto is Putting Normal Seeds Out of Reach
People say if farmers don’t want problems from Monsanto, just don’t buy their GMO seeds.
Not so simple. Where are farmers supposed to get normal seed these days? How are they supposed to avoid contamination of their fields from GM-crops? How are they supposed to stop Monsanto detectives from trespassing or Monsanto from using helicopters to fly over spying on them?
via blogger Empress of Dirt who writes “Monsanto is on a mission to, basically, take over the ownership and control of all food seeds on earth. Be afraid. Be very afraid.” – check out her collection of anti GM links
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