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Monsanto

Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal by Monsanto Litigants

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal by Monsanto Litigants

The Supreme Court will not review a lower court decision  protecting Monsanto’s right to sue farmers inadvertently found to have crops containing  the company’s GMO  patents.  As noted in the FoodDemocracyNow website, “farmers had sought Court protection under the Declaratory Judgment Act that should they become the innocent victims of contamination by Monsanto’s patented gene-splice technology they could not […]

Chipotle Now Labels GMO

Chipotle Now Labels GMO Ingredients

Chipotle is the company that changed the fast food game when it introduced Niman Ranch pork into its pork carnitas and showed narrow-minded number crunchers that despite a higher price with Niman pork, sales grew with the use of a top quality ingredients; its fleet response to growing concerns over GMO food is equally impressive. It […]

As Expected Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Monsanto in Seed Patent Case

In our piece about fighting in the organic foods industry we said context was everything.  Well, we’re having a hard time thinking that despite Monsanto’s expected victory,this isn’t something way less than half-full; this isn’t something really, really bad. Its hard to put a good spin on this, even though the Supreme Court ruling was […]

Monsanto's Man in the Senate, Missouri's Roy Blunt

Monsanto’s Man in the Senate, Missouri’s Roy Blunt

Mother Jones details the previously mysterious Senator who added a rider to unrelated legislation protecting Monsanto and the few other GMO seed companies.  The rider, which was a surprise last minute addition to a bill unrelated to agriculture or GMO oversight mandates that the USDA  “ignore federal court decisions that block the agency’s approvals of […]

Congress Plus Monsanto Equals Rotten, Very Stinking Putrid Rotten

Congress Plus Monsanto Equals Rotten, Very Stinking Putrid Rotten

When I first heard the news about Monsanto I hoped that it was misreported, that the watchdog group I first heard about it from was overreacting in a Chicken Little the sky is falling kind of way.  If only.  Since then I’ve been unable to talk about it, let alone write about it without wondering […]

Dangers of Tweeting While Eating Thai Noodles and Pondering GMOs;  But Monsanto Still Sucks

Dangers of Tweeting While Eating Thai Noodles and Pondering GMOs; But Monsanto Still Sucks

A funny thing happened while reading the NY Times opinion page and eating my favorite noodle soup at King of Thai Noodles #2 on Clement Street.   (Which Yelp unfairly gives only 3.5 stars but that is an issue for another time). NBN tweeted about a NY Times piece detailing Monsanto’s efforts at convincing Vietnam […]

USDA’s Alfalfa Policy is For the Birds, Where Monsanto Rules the Roost

The ruling by the USDA allowing the use of Monsanto’s genetically modified Roundup Ready alfalfa reminds NBN of breakfast meeting with Thai rice farmers sponsored by the fair trade certified Transfair trade and fair trade food marketer Alter Eco. Farmers that had been growing rice for many centuries were persuaded by the government to utilize […]

Monsanto’s Growing Dominance Detailed in AP Report

We don’t quite believe in conspiracy theories but Monsanto is starting to make us think NBN is a bit more pollyanna than previously believed. http://salon.com/food/growers_and_producers/index.html?story=/food/2009/12/13/us_seed_giant

Organic Farming Combats Global Warming? Rodale Institute Shows How

According to research by the Rodale Institute—leaders in research about organic farming—organic methods can provide a powerful tool to reduce global warming. The report Regenerative 21st Century Farming: A Solution to Global Warming, authored by Dr.Timothy LaSalle, Rodale Institute’s CEO, and Dr. Paul Pepperly, Research Director, According to the report “organic practices, sometimes referred to […]

What’s Good for Monsanto Is Good For Iraq?

We recently spoke with Rob Mitchell, one of San Francisco’s natural food pioneers (but who still looks great, and much younger than his years) and he told us that under the new rules of privatization in Iraq’s proposed constitution, farmers would be required to buy seeds, from Monsanto.  Those seeds from Monsanto are, of course,GMO […]