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Pamela Drew tracks the legislation, politics, science and spin surrounding the genetically altered foods. She is a freelance researcher, writer and documentary film producer living in New York City, where she works with advocacy groups and small producers to create sustainable farming practices and community based agriculture programs. Pamela is the executive producer of the controversial film 'Roundup Ready Nation ~ dying for profits' www.roundupreadynation.com

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26 Articles, 15 Quick Links, 30 Comments, 3 Diaries, 0 Polls

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Grassroots Activist Alert: Save America's Tracer Ammunition, Toothpaste and Roundup Herbicide! Monsanto needs phosphate to make Roundup, and so wants a new phosphates mine in Idaho. As the biotech supporters launch efforts to muster grassroots participation they invite more than Monsanto supporters to weigh in.

Monday, January 5, 2009 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

One Nation Under God, with caveats.. The politicians and pundits, who wrap themselves in Star Spangled propaganda, love to boast of their love of country and reverence for the sanctity of life. They proudly boast that America is One Nation Under God. Okay, I'll bite, let's take that as our hypothesis. What God do American values reflect? We need some measure of God's rules to gauge by, so let's go with Moses and the Ten Commandments.

Friday, December 26, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Embarrassing? BusinessWeek Gets Business Basics WRONG on Most Influential Companies List Regardless of what measurement they chose use for ranking, from global sales to societal impact, there is one thing that should not be a variable and that is the classification of the business. Contrary to all the SIC codes and classifications made by investor research and Federal ranking agencies the BW editors have stepped into the Orwellian realm of PR and ranked Monsanto as a food company in this year's most influential

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 (35 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Obama Kills Hope for Change Naming Vilsack to USDA For a brief and shining moment there was hope for change we can believe in, but the appointment of Monsanto's biotech champion from Iowa effectively kills the idea that consumer rights will be any different under Obama. For over a decade the world has rejected the patent protected, fee based seeds that tolerate toxic doses of patented herbicides, but denied the right to know what is in our food supply,

Friday, December 5, 2008 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Obama's USDA Short List Solidly Supports Agribusiness On the campaign trail Obama pitched the idea of change we can believe in, but in the area of agriculture policy it's starting to look like change that agribusiness can count on as more of the same. Since the WaPo omitted some of the candidates most important areas of influence and ties to agribusiness it might be useful to take a look at where these administrators for "change" have their loyalty.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

We'll Bail Out GM Because We're a Nation of Idiots Last night there was a General Motors Executive on Hardball, explaining their debt and why a few billion dollars, from American taxpayers should save them. I don't know about you, but I've heard more than enough mumbo-jumbo, dog ate my homework, pleas from grossly overpaid executives who have run their businesses into the ground. Most of us would gladly be paid mega-millions in salary to lose billions of dollars

Wednesday, September 17, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

What Can We Learn From China's Tainted Milk? This week another tragedy occurred, involving tainted products made in China. Powdered milk from Shijiazhuang San Lu Group, China's largest corporate dairy, was found to be contaminated with toxic levels of melamine. For those who may not remember, melamine was one of the toxins found in the deadly pet foods, imported into the United States by San Francisco based Wilbur-Ellis in June of last year.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Will NYTimes Science Stoop To Propaganda? How do you open a dialogue when you have spent a more than a decade pretending a subject doesn't exist? The New York Times' answer was to trot out a PR spin masters and stoop to the use of pure propaganda.

Saturday, June 7, 2008 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Greatness in Hillary What a phenomenal speech. It was perfectly timed and inspirational, supportive without self pitty and motivational with momentum. The analogies and points of light were flawless. We saw the woman of strength, grace and emotion who inspired a generation. There were the faces of her husband and daughter, rightly filled with pride and admiration.

Monday, June 2, 2008 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Critiquing Monsanto's Response to Vanity Fair In the May 2008 issue, Vanity Fair published, Monsanto's Harvest of Fear, by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele. If you haven't read the article, you should; it is a wonderful recap of what's been happening in the legislation, politics, science and spin zones of America's food supply. In response to the Vanity Fair article, Monsanto's Communications Director, Darren Wallis, put together a page by page reply to issues ra

Monday, May 5, 2008 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Bonsey Business of One Nation Under Corporate Rule For one hundred and fifty one years Skull & Bones was one of the world's most powerful, secret societies. In 1983 Antony Sutton broke the silence and exposed the members, by publishing America's Secret Establishment, An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones. The landmark book is every bit, the meticulously researched, academic work that one would expect from an author of Sutton's calibre. It lists the members

Saturday, April 26, 2008 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Banned In America - French Documentary Film Pulled from YouTube and Google The two hour long documentary that aired on French television was never going to be aired in America. While Rush Limbaugh has enough freedom to call for riots in Denver, critics of American petrochemical companies can't hear a word about the privitization of the food supply on our public air waves.

Saturday, April 19, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

We won, we won, we won the debate!!! What a sham!! What a flim flam, snake oil scam we were treated to last night. Part of me wants to clap and cheer for the fact that the home cooked propaganda machine has the stones to go this far. What a performance!! Bravo boys, you kept up the face, focusing with the intensity of real journalists. Imagine how much self control must it take for the former White House Press Secretary, to probe deeply into the fabric

Sunday, April 13, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

How warped is Clinton's reality? Last week Keith Olberman played a clip of Hillary in California. If it had been a few days earlier, say April Fool's Day, I would have bet Hillary was looking for a sure laugh. She wasn't. At her Burbank press conference Clinton said, "Senator Obama has been very timid and very unenthusiastic with doing anything with the economy," "I feel like Paulette Revere -- the recession is coming, the recession is coming!"

Saturday, April 12, 2008 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

How warped is Clinton's reality? Last week Keith Olberman played a clip of Hillary in California. If it had been a few days earlier, say April Fool's Day, I would have bet Hillary was looking for a sure laugh. She wasn't. At her Burbank press conference Clinton said, "Senator Obama has been very timid and very unenthusiastic with doing anything with the economy," "I feel like Paulette Revere -- the recession is coming, the recession is coming!"

Friday, April 4, 2008 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Bulls, Bears and Paper Tigers Let's talk economy and Clinton's role in this huge moneymaker: who are the winners and losers here? If she's got experience delivering bottom line results and making a bright spot in the economic downturn, let's get a spotlight on there, eh?

Friday, January 25, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Patriotism, Faith and Equality There's often a fine line between our feelings of security and our faith. As we watch the stock market take its long overdue slide downward, many of the pundits add a caveat to the their reporting, that refers to something known as consumer confidence. It is true that our faith in the future and the bits of paper we exchange, drives the huge engine that is the US economy.

Saturday, January 19, 2008 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Defending Death and Destruction On September 11, 2001 we were told that everything changed. It was suddenly a different world and now Americans needed to think differently. We were at war with a vicious new enemy and the Most Wanted Man in the World was the leader of this evil threat, Osama Bin Laden. Never mind the fact that the world's mightiest military power was caught with it's pants down, not a single fighter plane scrambled as the Twin Towers

Friday, January 11, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Hatchet Job by the New York Times Very little irritates me more than a bully and that is exactly what the New York Times has stooped to. Many of us understand that we live in a time where dirty politics and smear campaigns have been raised to an art form. Rupert Murdoch's empire is built on baseless sensationalism and loud mouthed info-tainment where truth is the only issue that has any liberal treatment.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Will Hillary turn on hormones in Iowa? This is a first for American Presidential politics. Several of the candidates will be attending an Iowa Organic Independence Day Celebration that aims to put the issues of food safety and consumer rights on the table. The Obama, Edwards, Clinton and Richardson campaigns will all participate in tonight's Des Moines event, sponsored by The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Hillary AWOL on Farm Bill Reform Is Senator Clinton supporting the FRESH Amendment? The official reply, "The Senator has no statement of a position on the Amendment." Okay, so she can't come out and say the corporate welfare recipients are her base so we get the no comment. My next question was whether she would even be in Washington to vote on the Farm Bill and Amendment. Once again the perfect non reply, "The full details of the Senator's schedule aren't

Sunday, November 18, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Pennsylvania's Shoppers too Dumb to buy Milk!! That's right, if you buy milk in Pennsylvania you're included. No Court of Justice, nor court of public opinion was needed to arrive at this sweeping change in consumer information. The landmark decision was accomplished, under standards enforcement for truth in labeling of dairy products, within the State of Pennsylvania, Department of Agriculture. That's a mouthful! That's a lot to swallow too, look at what this does"

Wednesday, February 7, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Standing Committee Report on Taro Just Issued The Standing Report on SB958 relating to the genetic modification of taro. It is a cultural heritage issue that has created great opposition from the people of Hawai'i. It was issued February 6, 2006. It serves as a recommendation to Colleen Hanabusa from the members of the Senate Committee on Water,Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Mighty Monsanto and Biotechs Backdown from GMO Debate Hawaii radio offered the big biotechs and industry association spokespersons to join in a public debate with WTO expert, Dr. Lorrin Pang. Faced with a knowledgable rival for a debate, the biotechs ran to hide. No comment was all they collective IQ of the industry could muster when the truth was on the table. The obvious conclusion is that biotech has no science for defense and silence is the best they can do.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

America's Perfect Intelligence Targeting Activists There is no imperfect intelligence; the corporate government is both coordinated and working in unison tracking critics better than the CIA does terrorists. I know they're tracking me and the sad part is Americans are paying for it by refusing to put the issue of food on the table. Maybe by seeing who cares what we're doing you'll care. Your life does depend on it America, you're dying from ignorance, it's time to wake up.

Friday, November 17, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Fast Food Nation Preview Heralds Change When Fast Food Nation is released to audiences today it has the potential to do what Upton Sinclair did with "The Jungle" exactly a century ago. Though the book by Eric Schlosser on which it is based is not new, many among the movie going audiences will be seeing the dark side of food for the first time and results will be felt in the halls of Congress.