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Keiser Report: Monsanto and the Seeds of Evil

Though this report is from January 2011, it’s good to hear an economist-comedian’s take on the diplomatic cable that revealed that the US State Dept. planned to retaliate against the EU for France’s ban on Monsanto’s genetically modified corn seeds. ~Ed.

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How Safe Is Your Food? GMOs, Foodborne Illness and Trade Agreements

Graph: Data compiled by GRAIN from government and UN sources, 2008-2010 (except Australia=2005)

By Rady Ananda

A research group that supports community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems, GRAIN, has released a global report, Food Safety for Whom? Corporate Wealth vs. Peoples’ Health, showing how governments and corporations use “food safety” to manipulate market access and control. Rather than making food safer, domestic and trade rules “force open markets, or backdoor ways to limit market access.”

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