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Monsanto GMO sweet corn to be sold directly to an unsuspecting public

From Ariel Schwartz, on Fast Company:

There is genetically modified produce in a lot of the processed food you eat, but this is the first time that Monsanto is taking fresh GM produce from the ground straight to your mouth. If it works out, there will be plenty more.

Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company, is known for developing engineered crops (i.e. corn and soybeans) that end up in many of the food products found on grocery store aisles, as well as in fibers and animal feed. Up until now, the company’s GM crops have only been available in processed foods–in other words, in little bits and pieces. But now Monsanto is making a move into the consumer market with GM sweet corn, which will be found in a supermarket produce bin or farmer’s market near you starting this fall. Continue reading

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Former Monsanto doctor goes public

From Tehelka Magazine, Vol 7, Issue 07, Dated February 20, 2010: Go Aheads Came On Monsanto’s Data

Concerns India needs independent trials and research on Bt products, says Monsanto’s ex-MD Photo: SB SATISH

Of all the voices that opposed the introduction of Bt brinjal, one was most significant — that of 84-year old TV Jagadisan, the former MD of Monsanto India. Talking to SHOMA CHAUDHURY at his Bengaluru flat, Jagadisan, who was with the company for 18 years and served as managing director for South Asia for eight years, spoke of all the reasons to fear Bt brinjal. He may have retired 20 years ago but here’s an industry insider talking about the disturbing way in which corporates and governments function. Excerpts:

How long were you with Monsanto and what position did you hold there? Continue reading

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