The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has purchased 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock. Monsanto is the world’s largest producer of genetically modified food, which has been tied to numerous health ailments such as sterility and infant mortality. Monsanto has already negatively impacted agriculture in African countries. For example, in South Africa in 2009, Monsanto’s genetically modified maize failed to produce kernels and hundreds of farmers were devastated.
The freedom to choose is a right that has stayed principle on the minds of the liberated for quite some time throughout history. This right is vastly accepted throughout the world, but what does the freedom of choice apply to?
It seems as if governmental intervention into what we can and cannot eat is becoming a rather popular trend. With the suggestion of putting a “fat tax” on sodas to help fight obesity, and a ban on salt being used in restaurants across New York, it is quite apparent that many
Early Saturday morning, February 27, a massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Chile. With death toll estimates steadily climbing from the original estimate of a little over 100, it is a sad reminder that at any time a natural disaster can occur. Creating more cause for concern, the 8.8 magnitude
After the 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti on January 13, 2010, the country was pulled into a state of chaos. As publications around the world hurried to alert their readers, the requirements for aid were growing. The infrastructure of a nation was quickly destroyed, with what seemed to be a swift sequence of catastrophic events.
Forbes magazine has named Monsanto, the company responsible for introducing genetically modified food into the food supply, “company of the year”. It sounds like satire, but it sadly is not. The company responsible for crushing family owned farms