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Over 2,000 farmers and others within the food industry are threatening to take the US government to court to make sure that feds act quickly in investigating the potential outcome of a new genetically modified crop.
A coalition of concerned members of America’s agriculture community said on Wednesday that they will take legal action to ensure that the federal government investigates what will happen if biotech companies are allowed to proceed with a space-age, man-made variant of corn.
As RT reported last week, Dow Chemical is awaiting the government’s go-ahead to start using a mutated corn crop that is resistant to a powerful pesticide produced with 2,4-D, the same compound crucial to the make-up of the notorious Vietnam War-era killer Agent Orange. Once approved, the new corn will be able to thrive as farmers douse their fields in the pesticide, eradicating unwanted weeds in the process. Opponents are concerned that the aftermath of a surge in the chemical’s use could be catastrophic for people, plants and the agriculture industry as a whole, though.
“These are the most dangerous chemicals out there,” attorney John Bode tells Reuters. Bode is fighting on behalf of the Save Our Crops Coalition to have Washington intervene and is no stranger to how the government goes about these matters — he served as assistant secretary of agriculture in the Reagan administration.
While The Natural Resources Defense Council has tied 2,4-D to cases of cancer, genetic mutations and neurotoxicity, it’s not even just humans that are expected to be affected by the pesticide. “These herbicides have been known to drift and volatilize to cause damage to plants over 10 miles away from the point of application,” the Save Our Crops Coalition pleads.
When Mitt Romney Came To Town — Full, complete version
Mitt Romney. Was he a job creator or a corporate raider?
That’s the question this film answers.
And it’s not pretty.
Mitt Romney was not a capitalist during his reign at Bain. He was a predatory corporate raider. His firm didn’t seek to create value. Instead, like a scavenger, Romney looked for businesses he could pick apart. Indeed, he represented the worst possible kind of predator, operating within the law but well outside the bounds of what most real capitalists consider ethical.
He is exhibit number one the left wants to use in the coming election to give capitalism a bad name.
He and his friends at Bain were bad guys. Any real capitalists should disavow Romney’s ‘creative destruction’ model that made him wealthy at the expense of thousands of American jobs.
Mitt Romney and his cronies pioneered ‘deindustrialization,’ a process by which they searched out vulnerable companies, took them over, loaded them with debt, and collected obscene fees while doing so. He sent jobs overseas or killed them altogether, and then picked apart the remains – including pension funds – before the companies went bankrupt.
Some might call that the free market. Most of us think its just plain wrong.
If you wonder why America has lost so many manufacturing jobs overseas, look no further than Mitt Romney — the King of Bain.
Think you know Mitt?
Personally, I have heard and seen enough. We all know, or should know Romney is Wall Street, never a doubt about it. Then you have the choice of Gingrich, the only Speaker of the House to be found guilty of ethics violations and fined $300k. Also Gingrich is pushing for the removal of Clinton for having an affair while he is conducting the same actions. Let us not forget his strong support for FRD. Big dollar lobbyist earning millions advising those who carried out actions were a major contributor to the housing collapse. More on Gingrich here and here. Let’s not forget Santorum, listed as 3rd most corrupt while in office in 2006 and his record of betrayal. Santorum currently is promoting his plans to bomb Iran.
All supporting pro Wall Street, pro war, pro status quo. Thankfully, this is not all we have to choose from. I will choose the only person the supports freedom, personal liberty and the Constitution. It is not even a choice, it is simply common sense.
Now more than every we need the Champion of the Constitution!
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