Is That a Monsanto Food Company on Your Shopping List?

In early 2011, someone published a Monsanto Food Company List to boycott and it continued to circulate right up into last year. The most recent two publishers took the time to type it out… all 68 names in alphabetical order. The thing is – that list is outdated and contains errors. It’s mostly a list of brands with some companies mixed in. Firstly, brands change hands in the food industry. Secondly, Monsanto doesn’t produce any food or beverages.  But ConAgra does, and this major food producer is a Monsanto subsidiary (according to Corporate Watch in 2005). Finding no news of...

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GMO Food Company Has Verified Non-GMO Foods?

The world’s largest GMO foods company is in partnership with the Non-GMO Project. Go ahead, read it again, but it’s unlikely to change your grasp of the words. It doesn’t matter if you’re demanding non-GMO foods, or a proponent of GMOs – there’s something wrong with this picture. The conventional farming world is in an uproar at this news from Cargill, and the discerning consumer should be too. Who is Cargill? One of the oldest agricultural companies in the United States, who over the past 150 years has grown into a multinational conglomerate whose interests span all aspects of crops...

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Neonics On Tap: Farm Pesticides in Drinking Water

While the University of Iowa has been aware of this situation since last summer, news of a municipal water supply found tainted with neonicotinoids just broke last week. That’s right, dangerous farm pesticides in drinking water supplied to homes and business in Iowa City. Though neonicotinoids have been on the US market since 1991 when Bayer CropScience introduced imidacloprid (and licensed in Europe in 1994), this is the first discovery of its having entered a city water system. But should we really be that surprised? Waterways and surface water near in agricultural areas have tested positive for neonics for some years. Reports of contamination...

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Roundup Revelations: Monsanto-EPA Collusion Exposed

It’s been a bad week for Monsanto. Money machine hinge pin, Roundup, must be labeled a possible carcinogen in California. Judge Kristi Culber Kapetan handed down the final ruling in Monsanto’s lawsuit against the state in Fresno County Superior Court on Friday, March 10th. Monsanto lost. Glyphosate is now firmly on the Proposition 65 list. All products in the state containing the controversial chemical must now bear the warning label. Naturally, the company and their legal team tried the profit plea. Their attorney telling the judge that this warning label would hurt Monsanto by driving customers away gained no sympathy. They...

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New Honey Bee Killer Identified

A new study proves the use of an unregulated crop spray ingredient is a honey bee killer. The journal paper published this week establishes a substantial connection between ag chemical usage and the bee problem. Naturally, the crop that inspired the study relies on managed hive pollination services from the majority of bees in the United States. Worse still, this common agricultural product is used for many kinds of plant pesticide applications. It’s safe to apply to all crops and landscaping plants. At least one brand is registered for use in hundreds of countries. And it’s also been previously proven as toxic...

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