CATEGORY: GMOs, CORPORATIONS — 20.MAR.2014
The Safe Food Movement vs. the Agrochemical Giants —
Campaigns attempting to label genetically engineered food have swept the US, from California to Washington and on to Connecticut, Maine, Alaska, Oregon and Vermont. But the right to know about the food we put into our bodies is always challenged by a powerful and extremely well funded lobby that represents the interests of biotech/chemical corporations such as Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer, and BASF, as well as junk-food manufacturers such as Kraft Foods, Pepsico, and Coca Cola. Vandana Shiva and Andy Kimbrell update us on the evidence against genetically modified foods and the war with the corporations that profit from them.
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Original Show Pub Date: 05.Mar.2014
CATEGORY: CORPORATIONS, VEHICLES — 13.MAR.2014
Nader: Regulators Complicit in GM Cover-Up of Safety Defect Tied to 13 Deaths —
After hundreds of complaints and 13 deaths, the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into how General Motors may have covered up deadly safety defects in its compact cars. Six GM models made from 2003 to 2007 could at times suddenly turn off while being driven. For 11 years, GM reportedly treated the defect as a matter of customer satisfaction, not safety. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader says federal regulators also failed to take action, declining to investigate despite a flood of complaints.
Original Show Pub Date: 12.Mar.2014
CATEGORY: CORPORATIONS, CHEMICALS — 25.FEB.2014
Silencing the Scientist—Tyrone Hayes on Being Targeted by Herbicide Firm Syngenta —
Scientist Tyrone Hayes discovered that a widely used herbicide called Atrazine may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical's manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work and threaten him with physical harm. Newly available court documents from a class action lawsuit against Syngenta show how it sought to smear Hayes' reputation and prevent the US EPA from banning the profitable chemical, which has already been banned by the European Union.
Original Show Pub Date: 21.Feb.2014
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