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The Assault on Food

paulmarou Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 4:09 PM
and many of their high-up employees go to work for the USDA after they are done. It's an issue both parties should be in agreement on.
Kruelhunter Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 8:23 PM
Sounds like the financial industry. There seems to be a revolving door between Wall Street and 1600 Pennsylbania Avenue.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 4:40 PM
Monsanto? Oh, yes--the breath of Satan.

If you are a soybean farmer, they WILL sue you to pay them their royalty on their "patented" seeds, EVEN IF YOU DIDN'T BUY THEIR SEEDS!

How can they do that, you may ask? Because even though you didn't buy THEIR seeds, they will argue that your seeds cross-pollinated with their patented seeds, and therefore, you must pay. Bottom line: you grow soybeans, you pay Monsanto.

If you, a simple farmer, resist, you can see them in court, and face Monsanto's million-dollar legal team. Good luck.
paulmarou Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 4:36 PM
Yeah that's what I meant. Because of their monopoly nobody can compete.
Bill110 Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 4:19 PM
Monsanto is not patenting cheap seed. They are gaining a monopoly on all seed and it is exceedingly high priced. Google " Monsanto rural cleansing" to find out what Monsanto is really doing to our food supply.

Instinct tells us to fear poison. If our ancestors were not cautious about what they put in their mouths, they would not have survived long enough to produce us.

Unfortunately, a side effect of that cautious impulse is that whenever someone claims that some chemical -- or food ingredient, like fat -- is a menace, we are primed to believe it. That makes it easy for government to leap in and play the role of protector.

But for every study that says X is bad for you, another study disagrees. How is a layman to decide? I used to take consumer...