If anyone thinks the Bowman vs. Monsanto case heard by the US Supreme Court on Feb. 19 is a simple case of farmer vs. biotech giant, they’re wrong. At the heart of the question is not whether farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman benefited from buying grain elevator seed for his late season soybean crop, thereby avoiding buying seed from Monsanto while still enjoying its benefits (herbicide resistance). Bowman as much as admitted that he knew the seeds would be mostly GM and he’d be able to spray RoundUp to control weeds without any harm coming to his crop.
Thanks for the information about Food Day and the GMO draft report. I will not be participating in Food Day this year as a result of the report. I am extremely disappointed that CSPI, an organization that I had revered for years, would ignore scientific reports about the proliferation of super weeds and increased use of herbicides that have resulted from the planting of GE monocultures. That is clear evidence that GE technology is not sustainable and therefore not good for people, animals or planet. Frankly, I’m dumbfounded.
By Analiese Paik Visit any grocery store and you’ll find the meat case packed with cuts from our nation’s four biggest beef producers: Cargill Beef, JBS SA (US subsidiary owns Swift and Smithfield Beef), National Beef Packing, and Tyson. Read … Read more