Category Archives: Corporate Mega-Farms

Small Farmers To Face Monsanto In Court

The unholy alliance between Monsanto and the FDA must be stopped. Now Europe and Canada have banned GM products while the US continues to approve Monsanto crops and support their interests in court. Many small farmers are taking Monsanto to court in order to fight their hostile takeover of the agricultural industry. Read me…

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The Failure of the FDA: Why We’re Still Using Antibiotics on Livestock

In 1977, the FDA promised to reduce or limit the use of antibiotics in farm animals. However, recent evidence as shown that the FDA is virtually reversing its policies, activating trying to avoid protecting Americans from the health risks. In recent court documents, the FDA admitted that antibiotics pose a threat to human health. The FDA is refusing to take the bold action required by the scientific evidence, opting instead to support large farming corporations. Read more…

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An End to GM Crop Development for Europe

The German Chemical giant BASF is planning to pull out of genetically modified plant development in Europe and stop work on crops targeted at the European market. Many environmental campaigners welcomed the changes citing the increased health benefits for all Europeans. BASF cites a lack of acceptance for the technology in many parts of Europe by consumers, farmers, and politicians as a reason for their pull out. Read more…

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Farm Subsidies: We Can Cut the Fat in Spending and in Our Food

As Americans grow more unhealthy and obese, it is essential for the government to consider subsidies for massive agribusiness. Many of these agribusinesses produce genetically modified crops laden with pesticides which are then used for unhealthy products such as Twinkies and Ho Hos. More than $41 billion direct commodity payments have been paid by taxpayers, with more than half going to big agribuisness. The average American farmers sees very little of this money and as a result these family farms are rapidly disappearing. Read more…

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Dr. Mercola Interviews GMO Expert Dr. Huber

Dr. Don M. Huber is a senior scientific advisor to the U.S. government and Professor Emeritus of Purdue University discusses the negative effects of genetically modified foods. Dr. Huber believes Round-Up Ready GM crops disrupt the natural ecological cycles. Watch the video…

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McDonalds’s Cruelty: The Rotton Truth About Egg McMuffins

A shocking new video from Mercy For Animals exposes Sparboe Egg Farms–a McDonald’s egg supplier with facilities in Iowa, Minnesota, and Colorado–reveals obscene animal cruelty. The video shows workers burning off the beaks of young chicks, casually throwing hens into cages, grabbing hens by the throat, and workers allowing hens to decompose beyond recognition. Watch the video…

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Why Is the State Department Using Our Money to Pimp for Monsanto?

Despite ever increasing scientific evidence showing the harmful health effects of GMO foods, companies like Monsanto are still getting help from the US government. US State department officials are pushing for increased use of agricultural biotechnology overseas to address hunger issues by increasing land efficiency. Such promotion of biotechnology is promoted by Hilary Clinton, who wrote in December 2009, “Our biotech outreach objectives for 2010 are to increase access to, and markets for, biotech as a means to help address the underlying causes of the food crisis, and to promote agricultural technology’s role in mitigating climate change and increasing biofuel production.” Read more…

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Groups Sue U.S. Over GMO Crops in Wildlife Refuges

Environmental and food safety groups claim the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service entered into illegal agreements with farmers to allow the planting of biotech crops in Midwestern wildlife refuges. The crops in question are the “Roundup Ready” biotech crops manufactured by Monsanto. The GMO seeds have been found to cause ecological problems, threatening ecosystems with so called ‘super weeds.’Such actions are “antithetical to the basic purpose of our refuge system,” says Paige Tomaselli, an attorney for the Center of Food Safety. Read the article…

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Understanding Genetically Modified Foods and Their Dangers

Part one of a series from Kevin Hayden of truthisreason.net examines the health dangers posed by GMF’s and how the mainstream media refuses to cover the issue. While genetic engineering of foods can be used to enhance the nutritional benefits of food, it is most often implemented for economic gain such as herbicide tolerance. Large firms such as Monsansto use their influence and economic power to influence the FDA and make farmers dependent on them for seeds. Read the article…

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GM Producers Treat Consumers like “Guinea Pigs”

In a recent interview, George Siemon (CEO of the nation’s largest organic farming cooperative) rightly said, “There is a growing awareness that our [food supply] system makes us all guinea pigs of sorts.” Big farming companies will not allow independent researchers to test their patented seeds. Their actions are reminiscent of the efforts by cigarette companies to conceal the harmful effects of smoking. Read the article…

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