|Posted on Friday, November 08, 2002 - 8:00 am: || |
Monsanto's dishonesty and lack of humanity for citizens is revealed in 60 minutes show Sunday 11/10/02 this week. They are big in the toxin business, as well as with MSG and sneakily dumped toxins leading to a huge crisis in health. I hope there are suits just like on the tobacco company croos.
|Posted on Saturday, November 09, 2002 - 7:23 am: || |
Thank, su! We should all watch this.
|Posted on Monday, March 06, 2006 - 3:09 pm: || |
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|Posted on Saturday, July 08, 2006 - 12:08 am: || |
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|Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 4:34 pm: || |
Monsanto is going hog wild! - 5 videos
Patent on pigs??
|Posted on Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 11:35 am: || |
You all might want to consider ditching Windows and going either Mac or GNU+Linux. Bill Gates is supporting Monsanto.
"Gates Foundation Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is"
|Posted on Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 7:02 pm: || |
A marriage made in heaven, I say. They certainly have the same business philosophy, right? I use Linux and have since Windows XP was introduced. I no longer have virus or worm or spyware problems and my machine runs much better on linux. For most adults that use the computer for email and internet and word processing, Linux builds like Ubuntu will be an almost seamless transition. Lack of marketing is the only thing holding back Linux's rise to the top.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 7:47 am: || |
I think it's a good idea to buy and store some heirloom seeds. I plan to buy only heirloom plants and seeds next year. There are several groups that store and sell them. It's frightening what Monsanto is doing to our crops and small farmers. They have more power than any world leader...frightening, if their goal is to control all the world's food.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 12:44 pm: || |
Im not sure if there are any laws restricting importing seeds to the USA from Ireland. I need to check that out. But ive just come across a lovely small company located in Cork Ireland that sells organic seeds. Not only that, but their whole ethos is to help people collect seeds from their own produce as they learn to grow their own veg and herbs. www.brownenvelopeseeds.com They will send out a catalogue on request. Ive just got mine and they are very reasonably priced at between 2 and 3 euro a packet of seeds containing between 150 and 200 seeds.
|Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 - 11:16 am: || |
I buy heirloom seeds and agree that we should all keep some on hand. I think we really need to encourage heirloom seeds and heritage livestock whenever possible. The veggies I grew from heirloom seeds were so much more flavorful and delicious. The hybrid seedlings will not produce predictable offspring so it isn't a good idea to save hybrid seeds. Also, the hybrids are popular for characteristics that have nothing to do with flavor (generally hardiness or disease resistance). And for anyone that has never gardened and would like to try it, I highly recommend raised beds. They are much less work and produce more food in smaller quarters.
|Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2010 - 12:42 pm: || |
Great suggestions, Kristy. I would LOVE to have raised beds. Need to bug Mike about that.
|Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2010 - 4:49 pm: || |
I suspect the hybrids are also bred for appearance, shelf life, pesticide resistance and transportation issues above flavor and nutritiousness. More people should be going the heirloom route like you do.
|Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2010 - 6:01 pm: || |
We started raised beds made from cedar this summer and are enjoying the produce. We hope to add more next year. I want to grow some herbs. We tried to buy cedar beds ready to put together, but they looked like pine wood with stain on them so we bought cedar from the sawmill. Kristy, where do you buy you heirloom seeds and what grew best?
|Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2010 - 6:15 pm: || |
Here's one source of heirloom seeds:
|Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2010 - 8:22 pm: || |
i LOVE those guys!! i dont have much opportunity now that i am stuck in 'fast-lane' city life (grrrrr...) but before we moved here i used to utilize their great Seed Sharing Exchange program quite a lot...
if i remember right, the way it worked was that whenever you were looking for certain seeds you checked the postings for what was currently available, and when something you grew had a bumper crop of seed, you also committed a portion to share in return
like a community garden- thru the mail
|Posted on Friday, September 03, 2010 - 12:10 pm: || |
I ordered all my seeds from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, but I have since found links to all kinds of heirloom seed companies. SESE has heirloom and certified organic seeds.
I had lots of crookneck squash, pattypan squash and yellow pear cherry tomatoes. I never got to plant my onions or garlic, but I was looking forward to Egyptian walking onions since they self-propagate. Everything I tried tasted much better than the varieties at the store and most of the ones at the farmers market.
For anyone in the city, this looks very interesting. I really wanted to try this container for planting a few things:
|Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 2:29 am: || |
If you have a small space in your yard, you may have room for a raised bed garden as seen here in square foot gardening. http://www.squarefootgardening.com/whatissfg
|Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010 - 2:32 am: || |
Kristy, thanks for the info!
|Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 2:58 pm: || |
"IT'S TIME FOR A FOOD FIGHT" - video (3 min)
Jeffrey Smith is going to kick up a fuss.
Monsanto is terrified of the free market. Most people would not knowingly eat GM foods, so Monsanto is opposed to labeling.
Government should not have allowed patents on DNA.
|Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 7:55 pm: || |
thanks Jerry, I just went and downloaded the non-GMO shopping guide and will forward to all my friends.
|Posted on Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 12:44 pm: || |
Interesting article from Wired magazine about Monsanto's new strategies:
|Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 12:50 am: || |
Tom, Thanks for that article - I had no idea, very interesting.