GOB. TWENTY ONE.

15th February 2012

Link reblogged from GOGO'Brien with 50 notes

Whole Foods Market Caves to Monsanto →

gogobrien:

lulzpup:

inourbloodinoursouls:

After 12 years of battling to stop Monsanto’s genetically-engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s organic farmland, the biggest retailers of “natural” and “organic” foods in the U.S., including Whole Foods Market (WFM), Organic Valley and Stonyfield Farm, have agreed to stop opposing mass commercialization of GE crops, like Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa. In exchange for dropping their opposition, WFM has asking for “compensation” to be paid to organic farmers for “any losses related to the contamination of his crop.” Under current laws, Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs) are not subject to any pre-market safety testing or labeling. WFM is abandoning its fight with biotech companies in part because two thirds of the products they sell are not certified organic anyway, but are really conventional, chemical-intensive and foods that may contain GMOs and that they market as “natural” despite this. Most consumers don’t know the difference between “natural” and “certified organic” products. “Natural” products can come from crops and animals fed nutrients containing GMOs. “Certified Organic” products are GMO-free. WFM and their main distributor, United Natural Foods, maximize profits by selling products labeled “natural” at premium organic prices.

I’m so not stoked for Tallahassee to get a Whole Foods soon

Also, in Tallahassee, Whole Foods used eminent domain to kick a ton of people out of their houses.  For those who don’t know, eminent domain is when people are compelled to leave their houses, with compensation.  It was created for governments to use for projects for the public good, like railroads or highways (whether highways are actually for the public good is another question).  More and more frequently, eminent domain is being used to give corporations an awesome deal, courtesy of the government.

This is a perfect example of the state being used as an apparatus to protect the capitalist class and its profits. 

nooooo.

I’m in a screenprinting/activism poster class and my first poster is about monsanto those fuckers.  :)

Source: anbanancharcaff

  1. blaireitloud reblogged this from someheiferstolemyname
  2. bbqgrillz reblogged this from gogobrien and added:
    nooooo. I’m in a screenprinting/activism poster class and my first poster is about monsanto those fuckers. :)
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  7. gogobrien reblogged this from nailsdugin and added:
    Also, in Tallahassee, Whole Foods used eminent domain to kick a ton of people out of their houses. For those who don’t...
  8. reaganmortis reblogged this from nailsdugin and added:
    Dammit Whole Foods. Why you gotta do that.
  9. homelife-is-spooky reblogged this from nailsdugin and added:
    WHOLE FOODS IS CORPORATE
  10. asuddenburstoflight reblogged this from artificialdawn and added:
    Fuckkkkkkkkkk.
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  14. someheiferstolemyname reblogged this from dopegirlfresh and added:
    Short of owning a farm, it would seem we’re fucked.
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  16. navigatethestream reblogged this from anbanancharcaff and added:
    not even surprised. their owner is an asshole and will do anything to make the earthy crunchy yuppy dollar
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