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

Whose Side Is the CDC Really On: How The Agency Is Talking Out Of Both Sides Of Its Face On Soft Drinks

Whose Side Is the CDC Really On: How The Agency Is Talking Out Of Both Sides Of Its Face On Soft Drinks
The Sketchy CDC: How The Agency Is Playing Both Sides Of The Fence On Sugary Soft Drinks The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sure seems like it is in disarray these days. There’s the Zika panic, of course, which has launched a series of herky-jerky mandates from the agency, including a door-to-door urine sampling unit that cruised the neighborhood where the Zika-infected mosquitoes were thought to be found, to the travel ban issued for pregnant women going to Miami, to the heavy spraying of naled and other dangerous chemicals in neighborhoods where Zika-carrying mosquitoes are suspected to reside.… Read the rest

Grim Truth About Food Monopolies: Ten Companies Own A Frightening Number Of Food And Beverage Brands

Grim Truth About Food Monopolies: Ten Companies Own A Frightening Number Of Food And Beverage Brands
Who Owns Your Food: Alarming Graphic Shows Just How Consolidated Corporate Ownership Of Food Brands Has Become Most people don’t realize it but the board game Monopoly was created as a slam against the capitalist class and a call for economic and social justice. According to the patent application from 1904, inventor Lizzie Magie sought to offer a “…practical demonstration of the present system of land-grabbing with all its usual outcomes and consequences.” And the protest was not without good reason: monopolies are a scary thing.… Read the rest

Welcome to the Future Of Frankenfood: Fuji And Granny Smith Strains of GMO Apples Open Up The Frankenfruit Market

Welcome to the Future Of Frankenfood: Fuji And Granny Smith Strains of GMO Apples Open Up The Frankenfruit Market
Thanks USDA: First Legally Approved GMO Frankenfruit to Hit The Market In The Form Of Granny Smith And Fuji Apples The first commercial crop of Arctic brand genetically modified apples are set to hit the market following a U.S. Department of Agriculture approval process that has many shaking their heads in disbelief. The apples, which are resistant to browning due to oxidation when sliced, have caused a backlash from consumers aimed at businesses like McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Gerber, which have hastily backpedaled and claimed they never had any intention of selling them.… Read the rest