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Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty….Inc.

I reached my hand out as far as I could, waved it irresistably around in the air, and said, “Here, kitty, kitty, kitty....” My child would giggle knowing the game so well.

The Politics of Obesity

Obesity has Social and Political Causes   By Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall   In the US, the most overweight country in the world, rates of obesity have...

Justice? Law and Order? My Ass!

Don't we live in a Constitutional Republic and traditionally pride ourselves that we are a law-abiding people? We are, but we did not pay attention as we surrendered to evil.

Ruling Leaves Dioxin Cleanup Out of Monsanto Trial

As the trial begins in a major toxic pollution lawsuit against Monsanto Co., jurors won't be allowed to tackle a key issue: Should the company pay to clean up dioxin it allegedly spewed across the city of Nitro?

Dow’s Deadly Harvest: The Return of Agent Orange

Whether you are aware of it or not, your food, air and water are the battle ground upon which a titanic struggle between the multinational biotech corporations Monsanto and Dow AgroScience is now playing out.

Monsanto, Agent Orange and the mutilation of innocent Vietnamese

We still find it difficult to completely forget one of the uglier and far-reaching atrocities of the Vietnam War.

EPA reaches $1.4 million settlement with Monsanto over phosphate mine violations

The Environmental Protection agency has agreed in principle to a $1.4 million settlement with a subsidiary of Monsanto Co. accused of contaminating groundwater and a stream with selenium and other heavy metals at its phosphate mining operation in southeastern Idaho.

Plant disease raises questions on modified crops

Bouncing down a dirt road a couple of summers ago, past a gentle patchwork of barnyards and soybean fields in central Iowa, farmer Kent Friedrichsen strained over the steering wheel of his van and stared through the windshield in dismay.

Reversing roles, farmers sue Monsanto over GMO seeds

Genetically modified seed giant Monsanto is notorious for suing farmers [PDF] in defense of its patent claims. But now, a group of dozens of organic farmers and food activists have, with the help of the not-for-profit law center The Public Patent Foundation, sued Monsanto in a case that could forever alter the way genetically modified crops are grown in this country. But before you can understand why, it's worth reviewing an important, but underreported aspect of the fight over GMOs.

Echoing Big Agribusiness, Farmers Sue Monsanto

Tearing a page out of Monsanto's own playbook, the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT), an advocacy group whose mandate is to represent the public's interest in the patent system, filed suit (PDF) on behalf of 60 organic farmers, small farm organizations, and seed businesses this week against the litigious agrichemical and genetically modified (GM) seed giant.

Percy Schmeiser stands up to — and takes down — Monsanto

Percy Schmeiser, a farmer in Saskatchewan, Canada, spent a decade battling GM behemoth Monsanto. In the end, after many setbacks, he came away with a win of $660, which was the cost of removing Monsanto's "Roundup Ready" canola oil seeds off Schmeiser's land.

India says Monsanto covertly, illegally conducted GM corn trials without approval

(NaturalNews) Recent reports out of India say that multinational biotechnology giant Monsanto has once against skirted the law by clandestinely planting its genetically-modified (GM) corn without receiving approval to do so. Nitish Kumar, chief minister of the Indian state of Bihar, recently wrote a letter to India's environment minister Jairam Ramesh explaining the situation. Just days earlier, Ramesh had denied Monsanto permission to plant the crops at all.

Movie Breaks All Rules Exposing Cancer Origins

(SALEM / PARIS) - I think the new film Idiot Cycle that delivers the good on the world's top cancer causing culprits, could easily...

Updated July 23- VA Sec Shinseki and Agent Orange Advocates Get...

Victory for VA Secretary Shinseki and Agent Orange Victim Advocates - The top administrative law court overseeing the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) has ordered VA Secretary Shinseki to publish the new Agent Orange Presumptives rule which expands the range of ailments attributed

Dow Chemical still claims Agent Orange was not harmful

As our readers already know the questions surrounding Agent Orange and related Rainbow Agents used during Herbicide Warfare in Vietnam are very complex, and...

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Former Former Monsanto Exec. Appointed to the Head of the F.D.A.!

Michael R. Taylor, J.D., was appointed FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods. This was announced on the FDA’s website the day after the earthquake in Haiti. Michael Taylor is a former top executive, lawyer and lobbyist with biotech giant Monsanto Co. He has rotated in and out of law firms, Monsanto, the USDA and FDA.