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?

Footnotes:

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

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3 comments:

weasel5i2 said...

If you look at sweetscam's "Myths" page, there is a myth listed about honey and seasonal allergies. The answer, according to the website, is that (and I quote):

"The type of pollen that bees use to make honey is different from the kind of pollen that causes allergies. Bees use pollen from flowers, which is sticky and not blown around with the wind. Pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds is light and easily blown around—and that’s what makes you reach for the tissues every spring."

HAHAHAH!! Bees use POLLEN to make honey?!?! HAHAHAHA!!!!

Geezer Power said...

It's a new science invented by the Neo Cons where you take the result you want and dream up a hypothesis to fit

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