Daily Archives: September 16, 2012

Romney’s role in Monsanto’s rise

From Tom Philpott in Mother Jones:

Image via Mother Jones, photo credits: Romney: Chris Devers/WikiMedia Commons; Corn: Africa Studio/Shutterstock

Today, Monsanto looms over the global ag landscape like a colossus. It is the globe’s largest seed purveyor—and its dominant vendor of genetically modified traits. How dominant? Here’s NPR on the company’s mastery over the US GMO market: “More than 9 out of 10 soybean seeds carry [Monsanto’s] Roundup Ready trait. It’s about the same for cotton and just a little lower for corn.” It also sells nearly $1 billion worth of herbicides every three monthsContinue reading

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Swimmer is powered by raw milk!

From Kimberly Hartke:

Photo via Kimberly Hartke’s blog.

“Here’s a video I plan to share at the International Raw Milk Symposium! This sports and fitness buff, explains his enthusiasm for adding raw milk to the diet. If you swim competitively, here is one more valuable testimony about why farm fresh milk should be high on the list of swimmer diet tips.

One gallon of raw milk daily and Nathanael’s skin blemishes cleared up, plus he gained in strength and saw the benefits in his chosen sport of swimming.”

More on Kimberly Hartke’s blog.

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