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Major Organic Seed Company Owned By Pro-GMO Group!

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Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

I recently found out something shocking. This revelation happened as I was meandering through the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) website and ran across the “about” page. It just so happens that Joel Reiten is one of the Board of Directors – “Currently seed production manager for Seeds of Change, a division of Mars, one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of 100% organic seed.”  More

The Fraud behind Locally Grown and Sustainable, and it’s continuance as per the Testor Amendment to S 510.

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Paul Griepentrog/ PPJ Wisconsin Reporter

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While visiting the Wild Berry Market in Minoqua WI today, I noticed a large amount of produce marked locally grown/sustainable.  Curious about the source,  I questioned Megan Rudisill, an owner, where the product came from.  She responded Antigo, 70 miles away.  I said that didn’t qualify as local or sustainable because the product was of no economic benefit to the community. More

Happy Thanksgiving: The farce in the food safety bills.

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  by:  Paul Griepentrog  All rights reserved  Tell a Friend 

While we head into this Thanksgiving holiday we can all rest assured that the FDA and USDA have done their best to insure no one will get sick from the feast.  Of course we can be even more thankful that the US Senate is going to further the powers of these agencies to make our meal times even more secured.   These agencies are paid to insure our safety across a wide range of products.  They have done a fine job of that, with recalls going back several years and across a number of products.  Can we not, from the use of  failed self determining HACCP plans written by the companies themselves, along with the lack of authority of inspectors to close plants conclude that these agencies are then a failure in and of themselves and at the very root of the problem.

  Is it not possible that the situation now is worse than it was at the inception of these organizations?  In the writing of Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” we are shown a world run for the benefit of large companies, by exploiting labor, bribing officials, and more.  Today we are not appreciably different, only now multinational corporations buy their way through government with lobbyists, international trade agreements and the government agencies which utilize the scare tactics of contaminated food to further their empire building. More

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