Tuesday, February 22, 2011

From Truthout

Why Monsanto Always Wins

by: Mike Ludwig, t r u t h o u t | Report
Alfalfa sprouts.
The USDA recently approved Monsanto's Roundup Ready alfalfa. Government regulators openly rely on data and research provided by the biotech industry when approving GE technology. (Photo: tipsycat)

The recent approval of Monsanto's Roundup Ready alfalfa is one of most divisive controversies in American agriculture, but in 2003, it was simply the topic at hand in a string of emails between the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Monsanto. In the emails, federal regulators and Monsanto officials shared edits to a list of the USDA's questions about Monsanto's original petition to fully legalize the alfalfa. Later emails show a USDA regulator accepted Monsanto's help with drafting the initial environmental assessment (EA) of the alfalfa and planned to "cut and paste" parts of Monsanto's revised petition (for more click here »)

1 comment:

mythopolis said...

Couldn't get the (for more click here) to work, but by now I hope you know I think Monsanto sucks.