Some Wisconsin dairy farmers may have been pleased when Trump began bloviating on the topic because anything is better than nothing when you’re in desperate straits. And have no doubt, a lot of American dairy farmers are in desperate straits.
But the interests Trump is defending are those of the multinational “agri-food” corporations that hold Wisconsin dairy farmers in a grip that approaches feudal vassalage, and which would love to be able to do the same thing to their counterparts down on the Canadian farm.
- More than 800 people with cancer are suing Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, over claims the glyphosate-based herbicide caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
- Decades ago, Monsanto was able to persuade the EPA to change the classification of glyphosate from a Class C Carcinogen (suggestive carcinogenic potential) to Class E, which means there is evidence of non-carcinogenicity in humans
- New research revealed a strong connection between large-scale Monarch butterfly deaths and glyphosate application.
Just like other factories, animal factories are constantly searching for ways to shave their costs. To save money, they’ve redefined what constitutes animal feed, with little consideration of what is best for the animals or for human health. As a result, many of the ingredients used in feed these days are not the kind of food the animals are designed by nature to eat.
Just take a look at what’s being fed to the animals you eat.
This 2014 report in the Globe and Mail is still relevant in 2017.
China will carry out a nationwide poll next month to test the public’s acceptance of genetically-modified food. Editor note: It is more like getting the public ready to accept state sanctioned GMO expansion.