Quasi-Slave Labor For Migrant Workers At Agrichemical Companies’ Facilities

Quasi-Slave Labor For Migrant Workers At Agrichemical Companies’ Facilities
Near-Slave Labor Conditions Still Exist Today In The U.S.: Workers For Big Ag Open Up About Horrors The litany of complaints against Monsanto and its brethren in the big agrichemical industry is lengthy and legitimate. Of course there are the seeds that are engineered to not self-reproduce, locking farmers in a cycle of debt; there are the chemicals, glyphosate which has blanketed the earth in its poison embrace, with over 8.6 billion kilograms (18 billion pounds) of the stuff having been sprayed in the U.S.… Read the rest

Monsanto’s Links To The Tools Of War: Forget Roundup–Here Is Where The Company Shows Its True, Deadly Colors

Monsanto’s Links To The Tools Of War: Forget Roundup–Here Is Where The Company Shows Its True, Deadly Colors
Monsanto And White Phosphorus: Company Is So Much Worse Than Roundup And GMOs As the proposed merger of Monsanto with Bayer continues to draw scrutiny, there are some facts we should revisit about Monsanto. It is somewhat fashionable these days to espouse a contrarian view of the agrichemical giant, a view that is no doubt heavily fueled by the company’s army of publicity flacks, both overt and hiding in plain sight in chat rooms and comment boards.… Read the rest

In A Sea Of Unhealthy Choices, Some Are Worse For You Than Others: Foods To Avoid At All Cost

In A Sea Of Unhealthy Choices, Some Are Worse For You Than Others: Foods To Avoid At All Cost
Swimming In Unhealthy Food Choices, But Here Are Some Things To Avoid To Keep From Drowning It’s almost laughable how horrible for you the food is in a typical western diet. Or at least it would be laughable if it weren’t so tragic. You can’t drive down a main street in any U.S. town without being inundated with brightly colored signs advertising all manner of junk food–and that’s just the restaurants.… Read the rest

Monsanto’s ‘Suicide Seeds’ And The Plight Of The Indian Farmer As Told In Haunting Photographs

Monsanto’s ‘Suicide Seeds’ And The Plight Of The Indian Farmer As Told In Haunting Photographs
‘Suicide Seeds’ And Monsanto’s War Of Attrition On Indian Farmers, In Photographs The cycle of news has seemingly come and gone when it comes to the mass suicides of Indian farmers. When the stories first broke a few years ago about how thousands, and then tens of thousands, and then hundreds of thousands of farmers in India were committing suicide, reportedly due to their indebtedness to Monsanto among other factors, people around the world reacted in shock and horror.… Read the rest

Film ‘Transgenic Wars’ Connects The Dots On The Consequences Of Genetically Engineered Food Around The World

Film ‘Transgenic Wars’ Connects The Dots On The Consequences Of Genetically Engineered Food Around The World
Global Consequences And Connecting The Dots On Gmos: Independent Film ‘Transgenic Wars’ Makes A Huge Impact When we talk about the problems with genetically modified crops and their effects on humans and wildlife, we often end up talking in very abstract terms. There is the honeybee die-off, likely caused by the ubiquity across the U.S. of Monsanto’s glyphosate-laden Roundup. Then there are the numbers, the crop acres that are devoted to growing GMO soy and corn in the U.S., and the numbers of tons of the stuff that we feed to the animals that will become our food.… Read the rest

Food Security And Corporations: How Monsanto And Bayer Merging Could Be Even Worse News Than We Thought

Food Security And Corporations: How Monsanto And Bayer Merging Could Be Even Worse News Than We Thought
Food Insecurity In The Era Of Mega-Mergers: How Monsanto And Bayer’s Unholy Marriage Could Be Even Worse Than We Thought Power is a funny thing. Well, not that funny, and certainly not funny-haha, not to the vast majority of us who have little power of our own. But once a person or group has power they tend to exploit it just as much as they can.… Read the rest

Making The Whole Grain Switch: Some Amazing Benefits Of Eating Whole Grains

Making The Whole Grain Switch: Some Amazing Benefits Of Eating Whole Grains
Whole Grain Goodness: Why You Should Switch To Whole Grains If You Haven’t Already With all the dietary recommendations out there, it is easy to get confused. It seems like every day there is some new breakthrough discovery, or unearthing of a long-lost indigenous plant that is the cure for whatever happens to be ailing you. One recommendation that is pretty much universally agreed upon is that we need whole grains in our diet–and with good reason.… Read the rest

The Gluten-Free Fad Doesn’t Seem To Be Going Away, So Here Are Some Facts You Should Keep Straight

The Gluten-Free Fad Doesn’t Seem To Be Going Away, So Here Are Some Facts You Should Keep Straight
Gluten-Free And Misconception-Free: Dispelling A Few Myths About Gluten So you’re thinking about jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon, are you? Read one too many stories about this or that celebrity who claims to have lost weight by cutting carbs? Perhaps you’ve just simply given up on living a normal life because you have an annoying co-worker who won’t shut up about being gluten-free, and you figure, hey, if you can’t beat them, join them.… Read the rest

Avoiding Sugar Crashes Is Only Half The Battle–Here Are More Foods That Can Boost Your Mood

Avoiding Sugar Crashes Is Only Half The Battle–Here Are More Foods That Can Boost Your Mood
Better Diet For Better Performance: How What You Eat Could Be Affecting Your Mood And How To Change It We’ve all surely had a bout or two with “stress eating,” or eating from a place of emotional need. The legendary pint of Ben and Jerry’s after a breakup is a common trope. But even beyond that, it is perfectly natural and on some level logical that we unthinkingly reach for a candy bar or other sweet snack when we are stressed: these foods make us feel good.… Read the rest

Watching Out For ‘Halo Foods:’ What Healthy-Sounding Buzz Words Actually Mean–And That They Don’t

Watching Out For ‘Halo Foods:’ What Healthy-Sounding Buzz Words Actually Mean–And That They Don’t
Food And The ‘Halo’ Effect: Here’s What Those Healthy-Sounding Terms Actually Mean–You Might Be Surprised In the wake of the genetically modified food labeling debacle of a few months ago, perhaps it is time to identify other food labeling terms manufacturers use to create a health “halo effect” and trick consumers into thinking they are eating healthy. Sometimes there is truth in labeling, sometimes it is cruel sham, like the Senate bill that was hastily constructed as a fig leaf for big food manufacturers and agrichem businesses who want to be able to sell the public GMO-containing food that we have repeatedly demonstrated we don’t want.… Read the rest