Thursday, December 29, 2011

Monsanto Chemicals Breed Superbugs On Schedule

Here's the Bloomberg report on how and why Monsanto's genetically modified corn is breeding "super"-resistant rootworms:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-01/monsanto-corn-may-be-failing-to-kill-rootworms-in-four-states-epa-says.html

Here's the Mother Jones follow-up story. (Beware...although this magazine used to have some claims to oppose commercialism, its web site is infested with commercial pop-ups and nuisance widgets.)

http://motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2011/12/superinsects-monsanto-corn-epa

Here's another blog story that also discusses "super-weeds":

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=6408

Nevertheless, according to Mike Ludwig, the Environmental Protection Agency is actively colluding with Monsanto and other corporations to get more of these "Frankenfood" plants into our food system:

http://www.truth-out.org/under-industry-pressure-usda-works-speed-approval-monsantos-genetically-engineered-crops/1323453319

Here's where Jeffrey Smith pulls these stories, and other related stories, together:

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/current-newsletter

I suspect that most people who read this blog don't like Congressman Dennis Kucinich...so isn't it too bad that he's the one who's proposed to ban the nasty "Frankenfoods" from open-air cultivation? Conservatives, who by definition don't like unnecessary changes and interference, should have opposed these unwelcome changes and forms of interference with our food supply years ago.