Friday, May 02, 2008

a little light reading

monsanto's harvest of fear

"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."

tyson bid denied for stay on pulling drug-free ad

"Then during trial in federal court in Baltimore, Tyson officials acknowledged they also inject eggs several days before they hatch with antibiotics that are approved for use in humans. Dave Hogberg, Tyson's senior vice president for consumer products, said it is a common industry practice.

Hogberg said injecting eggs with antibiotics did not undermine the "raised without antibiotic" label because the term "raised" is understood to cover the period that begins with hatching."

washington post

oh come on- who do they think that they are kidding?


enigma4ever said...

Monsanto...they are not realy called that in Alabama anymore...they call themselves "Solutia"....nice name huh?

( I worked with the families of Anniston many years ago when they tried to sue Monsanto...)

( about chicken...eggs...I eat Amish...that is my only way to avoid all of this....drives one crazy...)

shawn (aka blogstud) said...

that is crazy. no they are not raised with antibiotics but they are injected with them. how convenient to leave that out.

someone should sue them. a class action suit. I am in.

now scientists are talking about modifying more crops due to increases in world hunger. I am afraid this is only the beginning.

hae a great weekend, b.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

"oh come on- who do they think that they are kidding?"
Nobody. They don't have to. That's their way of looking you in the eye and saying "Fuck You!" knowing they can and do get away with any violations of laws.

And the seed police are multitude, and they're ruthless.

betmo said...

enigma honey- the amish are being arrested for selling raw milk to customers. how long before they can't sell eggs?

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