By Dr Mercola
Farm subsidies were initially created to protect staple crops during times of war, reduce crop surpluses and provide monetary support to farmers when crop prices fell, but today mega-farms receive subsidies whether they need them or not in the form of fixed annual cash payments.
In 2009, President Barack Obama selected Monsanto executive Michael Taylor to be the nation’s first food safety czar.
In 2012, citizen Frederick Ravid collected 186,000 signatures on a petition at signon.org to force Taylor’s removal. All those signatures lead us to ask…
Should Monsanto be in charge of America’s food safety?
This Saturday at 9am Pacific, the Food Chain Radio show with Michael Olson hosts citizen Frederick Ravid for a conversation about the relationship between the federal government and the Monsanto Corporation.