Monsanto Given Legal Shield in a Chemical Safety Bill

WASHINGTON — Facing hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits, the giant biotechnology company Monsanto last year received a legislative gift from the House of Representatives, a one-paragraph addition to a sweeping chemical safety bill that could help shield it from legal liability for a toxic chemical only it made. Monsanto insists it did not…

WHO Declares Monsanto’s Round Up Causes Cancer

It’s about damn time…. Now that the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared Monsanto’s Roundup a carcinogen, it’s more critical than ever to convince state and federal lawmakers that we need mandatory, not voluntary labeling of GMOs. What we really need is to ban glyphosate. But until that happens, shouldn’t consumers have a right…

Time to end war against the earth

Vandana Shiva November 4, 2010 When we think of wars in our times, our minds turn to Iraq and Afghanistan. But the bigger war is the war against the planet. This war has its roots in an economy that fails to respect ecological and ethical limits – limits to inequality, limits to injustice, limits to…

Monsanto’s Roundup. Enough to Make You Sick.

Read this blog: Monsanto’s Roundup. It’s been around since 1974. But it wasn’t until the late 1990s that the use of Monsanto’s flagship poison surged. That’s when the company came up with the idea to genetically engineer seeds to grow food crops, like corn, soy, alfalfa, sugar beets and canola, that could tolerate high doses…

Check Your Chex – It Really is HFCS not Fructose

More from the OCA (and makes me glad I don’t eat this stuff): General Mills’ Vanilla, Chocolate and Cinnamon Chex boxes all proudly display a label that should make many health-conscious consumers happy: “No high fructose corn syrup.” But as the folks at CREDO have discovered, that claim is simply not true. The truth? These…