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Monsanto employees in the halls of government

For years, there’s been an open revolving door in Washington – sending workers from the Federal government to Monsanto and Monsanto back to the Federal government. This has a tendency to make people question the fairness and objectivity of the folks who are supposed to be overseeing the giant agricultural corporation. Bovine growth hormone (rGBH) […]

February 9th

End of Organics? Monsanto’s GMO Alfalfa Approved

The USDA has approved Monsanto’s gene-modified alfalfa. “So what?” you say. “I don’t eat alfalfa.” But if you eat beef, drink milk, eat cheese or ice cream, or eat any packaged food products that contain dairy, you DO eat alfalfa… as processed by cows. Alfalfa is the backbone of the agribusiness beef and dairy industry. […]

January 28th

Did Monstanto Finally Buy Blackwater? There’s No Way to Know

We reported in October on the rumor that Xe Services, the mercenary outfit formerly known as Blackwater, had been purchased by agribusiness giant Monsanto. While those rumors turned out to be false, the bad news is: Xe has, indeed, been purchased, and as of now there’s no way of knowing who the new owners really […]

January 4th

Be Nice to Monsanto, They’re Having a Very Bad Year

Last year, Forbes magazine named Monsanto company of the year. Last year, Monsanto made more than $4 billion in profits. That was last year. This year, Monsanto is tanking. Here’s what Forbes has to say this year: Forbes made Monsanto the company of the year last year inThe Planet Versus Monsanto.  I know because I […]

October 17th

Too Much of a Bad Thing: Monsanto Did NOT Buy Blackwater

UPDATE: Blackwater/Xe has been sold – via a shell company and a pair of private equity firms.  So… does this mean Monsanto has actually bought in to Blackwater? Read our follow-up, “Did Monstanto Finally Buy Blackwater? There’s No Way to Know”. How do Internet lies get spread? By well-meaning people who pass things on without checking. […]

October 16th