Archive for the ‘Food Politics’ Tag

Monsanto: My Arch Nemesis

I promise I’m not going to rant on and on about Monsanto, though they will be mentioned when I can think of something snide enough. Monsanto is my arch nemesis, however.

Here’s a great Vanity Fair article about Monsanto’s tactics regarding rBGH (Bovine Growth Hormone).

Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear
by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele May 2008

…Farmers say that some Monsanto agents pretend to be surveyors. Others confront farmers on their land and try to pressure them to sign papers giving Monsanto access to their private records. Farmers call them the “seed police” and use words such as “Gestapo” and “Mafia” to describe their tactics.

When asked about these practices, Monsanto declined to comment specifically, other than to say that the company is simply protecting its patents…

Yee Haw! It’s a veritable Roundup round-up! Compilation of Monsanto news articles, fact sheets and scientific studies. Tons of links covering pharmaceuticals, food additives, seeds etc.

Just say no to Monsanto. Get your seeds from an heirloom seed distributor, not one who thinks they can own life.

Here’s a LONG list of GMO-free seed distributors. Or check out the links in the sidebar, as well as the previous post on heirloom seeds.

Happy growing!