Sunday, December 6, 2015

Monsanto






Two Excellent Articles about Monsanto:

“…Right now, Monsanto is working with legislators to get a provision prohibiting GMO labeling on ‘must-pass’ Congressional funding bills. Be sure to customize your response to this perversion of our democracy. Here’s what [Benedictine University Professor Jean-Marie Kauth] added: We want labeling of GMOs so we can make the choice ourselves. The jury may still be out on GMO foods, but we don’t want to be the guinea pigs and find out! That has been the pattern with all kinds of hazardous chemicals and processes over the last 60-100 years. Industry exposes the public, and then it takes 30-40 years of people getting sick and dying to prove with epidemiological data that the substance is hazardous beyond a reasonable doubt. The burden of proof is on the public, and the level of proof required is absurdly high. This has been the case with everything from lead to radiation to tobacco to pesticides…

“Please move fast… The USDA has approved another variety of Monsanto GMO corn and given preliminary approval to another GMO potato by J.R. Simplot. Monsanto has all the time and money in the world, and make no mistake: they are winning…” (Monsanto: The Evil Empire?)


“Monsanto chief is horrible … And I got to tell him that to his face after his interview on CBS This Morning. Approaching someone like this isn’t really my thing. But being so well behaved all the time doesn’t seem to be helping people. It made me really uncomfortable to do it. But that’s how we change. We must become uncomfortable. We must act out of our comfort zones for things to change. We must call out the people who are doing horrible things when they do them” (Mark Ruffalo: “Monsanto Chief Is Horrible”).


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