Barbara H. Peterson on October 1st, 2014

It came, it conquered, and it left without so much as a burp.

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Barbara H. Peterson on September 28th, 2014

In 1996, Monsanto introduced its first GMO seeds. It ensured that farmers could not save the seeds and essentially lose the ownership of their seeds. Consequently, the power balance shifted away from the farmers to corporations who now own 80 percent of GM corn and 93 percent of the GM soy market. Now farmers not only have to buy the seeds from the corporations year after year, but they are also forced to comply with the rules and regulations embedded in the contracts, which are designed to put the farmers at a juridical disadvantage. Since they have been wrongly accused, Dave Runyon, Troy Roush and Moe Parr have traveled the world speaking out publicly about Monsanto’s reckless business policies.

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Barbara H. Peterson on September 25th, 2014

Recombination with random extracellular DNA must often cause deleterious effects. For a single-celled species this may not be a significant problem because an unlucky cell simply dies, while other colonial cells continue uninterrupted. However, for multicellular species such deleterious mutations may have severe consequences for the remaining cells.

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Barbara H. Peterson on September 23rd, 2014

The Programming of Society

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Barbara H. Peterson on September 3rd, 2014

Ben and Ellen Harper – “Farmer’s Daughter” (Live at WFUV)

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Barbara H. Peterson on September 3rd, 2014

Monsanto’s relationship with the earth.

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