In the last 15 years, the U.S. government used $17 billion of taxpayer money to subsidize production of corn starch, corn syrup and soy oil. This leads us to ask…
Why are we funding fat?
This Saturday at 9am Pacific, the Food Chain Radio show with Michael Olson hosts Michael Russo, Policy Analyst for U.S. Public Interest Research Group, for a conversation about government farm subsidies.
From Greg Orelind at Narbi.com
Food Rights, Gene Rights and Monsanto
By Rady Ananda
As courts and bureaucrats continue to assert that citizens have no fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice, we find Monsanto lurking nearby. The Wisconsin judge who recently ruled that we have no right to own a cow or drink its milk resigned to join one of Monsanto’s law firms.
Former judge Patrick J. Fiedler now works for Axley Brynelson, LLP, which defended Monsanto against a patent infringement case filed by Australian firm, Genetic Technologies, Ltd. (GTL) in early 2010.
Posted in Biotechnology, CorpoGov, Courts - Justice System, Environment, Genetically Engineered Food
Tagged ACLU, Axley Brynelson, brca1, brca2, Genetic Technologies, gm alfalfa, Ltd., monsanto, Myriad Genetics, obama, patrick fiedler, Pioneer Hi-Bred, pto, public patent foundation, pubpat, USDA