Since the 1980s, Monsanto has become the world leader in genetic modification of seeds and has won 674 biotechnology patents, more than any other company, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.
Our findings are noteworthy for several reasons,” said Judy Carman, an adjunct professor at Flinders University, in Adelaide, in a statement, adding, “We used pigs. Pigs with these health problems end up in our food supply. We eat them. … Pigs have a similar digestive system to people, so we need to investigate if people are also getting digestive problems from eating (genetically modified) crops.
A report released earlier this year by Jake Robert Claro, a graduate student at Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy who did the study for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, found that prices at farmers’ markets were lower for many conventionally produced grocery items than they were at supermarkets. For organic items, farmers’ markets beat grocery stores every time hands down.
If we are not given the option to live without violence, we are given the choice to center our meals around harvest and slaughter, husbandry or war. We have chosen slaughter. We have chosen war. That’s the truest version of our story of eating animals.
|—||Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer|
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