Monday, April 28, 2008

Still harping on Monsanto

Sorry to keep going on and on about Monsanto, but I had to call attention to a great article in Vanity Fair this month (thanks, Lucy, for the heads up) about Monsanto's long history of dirty tricks.

From the article:

Monsanto already dominates America’s food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Now it has targeted milk production. Just as frightening as the corporation’s tactics–ruthless legal battles against small farmers–is its decades-long history of toxic contamination.
Well worth reading.

5 comments:

vudutu said...

You go girl! I assume from your post you got to view "The future of food" movie. Everyone who cares about what they eat should buy this film and share it with everyone you know. The heart wrenching story of Percy Schmeiser is difficult to watch but is a must view for every consumer AND farmer. Everyone of us is touched by this and it it goes straight to the heart of the Locavores movement, even the most careful local farmer or individual who grows their own crops potentially could be sued by Monsanto. Read more at their website.
http://www.thefutureoffood.com/

valereee said...

vudutu, yes, I did see the film -- the April 26 Monsanto post was all about it! And the Cincinnati Library does carry the film.

vudutu said...

I got that, but what did you think! Before seeing you said you did not think it could be any thing worse than the Terminator. Is this scary or what?

valereee said...

Oh, I thought it was a great film! Definitely worth seeing, especially since you can see it for free.

vudutu said...

No Val everyone should BUY it so they can loan it out to friends, put more copies in circulation! Get the word out!