Articles from August 2011



Why Does this Pleasant Looking Chap Strike Fear into the Hearts of Executives at the Country’s Largest Food Companies?

Given that Salmonella-contaminated ground turkey produced by Cargill, Inc. had already sickened more than 100 people and killed one, William Marler’s offer to the Minneapolis-based company early last month seemed worth considering: Regularly test your meat for antibiotic-resistant Salmonella, and I won’t sue you. Suing corporations that sicken their customers is something Marler does often […]

Is it Time for the World’s Most Popular Herbicide’s Last Roundup?

Big commodity farmers love Monsanto Company’s so-called “Roundup Ready” crops, which now account for 70 percent of the corn and 90 percent of the soybeans grown in the United States. Little wonder. Monsanto’s seeds are genetically modified to survive applications of the company’s weed killer, Roundup. This enables farmers to simply spray the popular herbicide […]