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  • Why Monsanto Will Never Rule the Food World: The Three-Prong Movement That’s Stopping the Beast in Its Tracks

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    Filed in Agriculture & Food , Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity , Environment & Climate , Fair Trade, Finance & The Social Economy , on by Cliff

    by John Roulac, founder of Nutiva

    The issue of how we grow and process our food, while it’s always been important, is now a hot topic both at the kitchen table and on Wall Street. From the recent scandal about a chemical used in yoga mats being found in Subway bread to the rising awareness of GMOs and demands to label their presence in foods, the public is fast awakening to the need for safe, whole, natural nourishment.

    The elephant in the room is that agriculture, not transportation, is globally the greatest contributor to greenhouse gases—an issue that gets glossed over by Al Gore and 350.org alike. The media, whether in the recent New York Times food reportage or in the May 2014 National Geographic cover story on “The New Food Revolution,” all fail to mention the three most pressing food issues: the climate change connection; the vast subsidies to corn, soy, and wheat; and the massive increase in the use of Monsanto Roundup with its human health and ecosystem impacts.

    Central to the conversation are the questions How do we grow our food in a more sustainable way?and Who decides? Should America lead the world in turning over our heritage of ancestral seeds to Monsanto or DuPont for them ... Read More