The Candid Eye

February 28, 2010

The World According to Monsanto

Filed under: Food,India,USA — thecandideye @ 6:00 AM
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There’s nothing they are leaving untouched: the mustard, the okra, the bringe oil, the rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food, they know it – it’s strategic. It’s more powerful than bombs. It’s more powerful than guns. This is the best way to control the populations of the world. The story starts in the White House, where Monsanto often got its way by exerting disproportionate influence over policymakers via the “revolving door”. One example is Michael Taylor, who worked for Monsanto as an attorney before being appointed as deputy commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991. While at the FDA, the authority that deals with all US food approvals, Taylor made crucial decisions that led to the approval of GE foods and crops. Then he returned to Monsanto, becoming the company’s vice president for public policy.

Thanks to these intimate links between Monsanto and government agencies, the US adopted GE foods and crops without proper testing, without consumer labeling and in spite of serious questions hanging over their safety. Not coincidentally, Monsanto supplies 90 percent of the GE seeds used by the US market. Monsanto’s long arm stretched so far that, in the early nineties, the US Food and Drugs Agency even ignored warnings of their own scientists, who were cautioning that GE crops could cause negative health effects. Other tactics the company uses to stifle concerns about their products include misleading advertising, bribery and concealing scientific evidence.

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July 4, 2009

Go Vegetarian

Filed under: Advertising,Food,Fun — thecandideye @ 6:29 AM
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Cool and funny posters on vegetarianism from Flickr.com

Go Vegetarian

April 18, 2009

Mc Donalds’ yummy French Fries & Burger – I’m Lovin It!!

I have recently put on weight and have been trying to find ways to shed that extra flab.Apart from routine exercises and Surya Namaskars,I tried to find a healthy proper nutritious meal and their calorie content so that I can possibly succeed in my effort in shedding that extra weight.So I started looking for Diet Secrets,Food and their Calorie content,then I stumbled on to this stunning video.Watch it yourself.

As she said IT CAN’T BE REAL FOOD!!!But it is too late, I had already eaten one burger few years ago and that explains me why that extra thingy(Misnomer : Flab) is not easy to get rid off.May be I need to born again in a place where there are no Mc Donalds!Mc Donalds – I’m hating it!!

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