Tuesday, September 14, 2010
USDA sued for giving the nod to Monsanto's GM sugar beets
I love it, Julia was always my favorite cooking show. I'm sure she would appreciate this humor, even the use of an aluminum pot to add a little metal to the mix. We didn't talk about it much back than, but , chances are , that this is a genetically modified sugar beet grown with Monsanto herbicides and pesticides.
If she were still around I'm sure the she would enjoy Googling...
Non-Profits Sue the USDA Over Genetically Modified Sugar Beets
by Sarah Parsons September 10, 2010
Food Policy, Gene Modification
When even government agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) break the law, it's kind of easy to understand why Americans are generally distrusting of lawmakers. Luckily, watchdog groups like Earthjustice and the Center for Food Safety are here to keep USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and his underlings in line.
The two non-profits recently filed a lawsuit against the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on the behalf of the Center for Food Safety, Organic Seed Alliance, High Mowing Organic Seeds, and the Sierra Club. As I blogged earlier this week, the USDA recently announced that it would start issuing permits to plant Monsanto's genetically engineered (GE), Roundup Ready sugar beets. If that decision sets off alarm bells for you, here's why: Less than one month ago, a Federal District Court Judge ruled that the USDA could not legally approve GE sugar beets without first conducting an environmental impact statement (EIS), a process that typically takes about two years. The USDA disregarded the judge's ruling, jumped the gun, and now Earthjustice and Center for Food Safety lawyers are throwing the book at the agency. Bet those GE sugar beets don't taste so sweet now, huh, Vilsack?
As you have probably guessed, sweetscam.com is in cahoots with Monsanto, and a part of the corporate structure that controls the White House through lobbyists and media control.
White sugar vs raw sugar
By Green Living Tips| Published 01/20/2007 | food
Sugar and the environment
What's the difference between white and raw sugar in terms of environmental impact? What about raw and brown sugar - are these the same product? Read all about it..