Tag Archives: USDA

Food Chain Radio: Why is the government Funding Fat?

By MetroFarm

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.

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‘No Food Rights’ Judge quits to work for Monsanto law firm

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.

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