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
What Is Independence: A Decorated General Offers A Must-Read Alternative Perspective On What It Means To Be ‘Free’ As yet another Fourth of July slides down the collective memory hole, digested like so much hot dogs and beer, with little left behind except dirty scraps of red white and blue decorations blowing in the gutters, it is perhaps more appropriate than ever to reflect on what exactly is this “independence” we celebrate each year.… Read the rest
Corporations announce plans to proactively label their GMO products–should we trust them? They say you should never look a gift horse in the mouth. But one wonders if that old adage needs a bit of updating in a much more cynical and conniving age. For instance, if that generous giver of all things equine is someone known to you, perhaps someone who has a reputation for shady dealings in the area of horsey donations, you might at least ask yourself one or two questions regarding his motivation, mightn’t you?… Read the rest
Dow had planned to appeal the case to the Supreme Court, confident that the high court’s consistent 5-4 split (with Scalia’s considerable weight favoring business and other conservative causes regardless of the precedent or even logic involved) would play out in their favor. Upon news of the famously hard line conservative judge’s death, however, Dow quickly did an about face and decided to accept a slightly lower settlement of $835 million and be done with it, rather than take their chances with a tie in the Supreme Court, which would by default uphold the lower court’s ruling.