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Monsanto Buys The Climate Corporation for $930 million

Because climate change is a liberal hoax perpetrated by poor people trying to turn us all into socialism! Monsanto recently purchased The Climate Corporation for nearly a billion dollars. Via Think Progress: The Climate Corporation is a financial services company that … Continue reading
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Go, Farmer Bowman!

Fingers crossed on this one. Finally, a farmer has dragged Monsanto into the Supreme Court — unafraid of the corporate giant’s farmer-crushing practices: On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Vernon H. Bowman v. Monsanto Co, a … Continue reading
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God Made A Farmer, Or God Made Monsanto

In Bowman v. Monsanto Co., Vernon Hugh Bowman, a 75-year-old Indiana soybean farmer is being sued by Monsanto, which seeks to determine once and for all who has the right to control seeds planted in the ground. Monsanto, or the farmer? The leading … Continue reading
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Poisoned Farmer Beats Monsanto

It’s always good news when Monsanto loses a lawsuit. LYON/PARIS, Feb 13 (Reuters) – A French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other … Continue reading

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Super Rootworm Resistant to GMO Corn

Really bad news for farmers and their crops: One of the nation’s most widely planted crops – a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide – may be losing its effectiveness because a major pest appears to be … Continue reading

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Organic Biggies Surrender to Monsanto

One of the most dangerous aspects of GMO seeds is the fact that they tend to pollute organic farms, mixing the genetically modified seeds with seeds that are supposed to be unmodified. Also, the GMO seed makes the organic seed … Continue reading

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I Hope It Really Stings

I’ve been ambivalent about Wikileaks, but I assure you — the Bank of America document dump is something I’m very much looking forward to. In fact, I hope Wikileaks nails many more corporations as time goes on. If for no … Continue reading

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A Match Made in Hell

Oh great. Two of the most wickedly awful corporations have joined forces. A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (now called Xe Services) clandestine intelligence services was sold to … Continue reading

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Monsanto Continues to Implode

Couldn’t happen to a better company. Jim Cramer recently called Monsanto “the worst stock of the year.” The company’s stock, which rose steadily over several years to peak at around $140 a share in mid-2008, closed Monday at $47.77, having … Continue reading

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Another Victory Against Monsanto

This is good news: SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has revoked the government’s approval of genetically altered sugar beets until regulators complete a more thorough review of how the scientifically engineered crops affect other food. The ruling by U.S. … Continue reading

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Pity Party for Monsanto

Awwwwww. BOCA RATON, Fla., Jul 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP today announced that a class action has been commenced on behalf of an institutional investor in the United States District Court for the Eastern … Continue reading

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Monsanto Slapped on the Wrist

The world’s least ethical corporation is at it again: Agriculture giant Monsanto was slapped with a record-breaking fine of $2.5 Million for mislabeling and illegally distributing cotton seeds containing genetically engineered pesticides. The EPA limits the planting and selling of … Continue reading

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Monsanto Stock is Getting Killed

Oh how I laugh and laugh as Monsanto loses value by the day. (The Dow is in red for comparison.)

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Monsanto leads in genetically modified agriculture, trails in ethics Tweet and Digg often.

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Super Bugs Courtesy of Monsanto

Pink bullworms win the contest. They’re officially resistant to Monsanto’s pest-killing genetically modified cotton known as “Bt.” So… [Monsanto is] now advising farmers to buy a newer Bt variety, one that combines two genes — and costs more. Indeed, some … Continue reading

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Food fraud cases growing, as well as safety warnings Tweet and Digg often!

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Monsanto's Weight Loss Soy Bean

Scientists funded by Monsanto are developing a modified soy bean that will make you lose weight. I can’t imagine anything going wrong with this: “The peptides fight inflammation by blocking key enzymes in the body’s immune response,” said the scientist. … Continue reading

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Monsanto Fail

Covalence, a Swiss research outfit, ranked the most (and least) ethical corporations in the world. Monsanto? Dead last. The least ethical corporation in the world. Less ethical than Occidental Petroleum. Less ethical than WellPoint. Less ethical than Halliburton. Less ethical … Continue reading

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Monsanto watch: Targeting American farmers with lawyers, fear and money The story of a corporate giant squashing an American farmer.

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Monsanto Falsified Scientific Data

At least that’s what a former executive in India is saying… …the company “used to fake scientific data” submitted to government regulatory agencies to get commercial approvals for its products in India. The former Monsanto boss said government regulatory agencies … Continue reading

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