Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Constitutional Council hands over the bill for a new constitution | Stjórnlagaráð 2011 – English

The bill was unanimously approved by all delegates, at the last meeting of the Council, on Wednesday 27 July 2011. The bill assumes that from now on, changes to the constitution will be submitted to a vote by all who are eligible to vote in Iceland, for either approval or rejection. Read more…

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The Unholy Alliance: Monsanto, Dupont & Obama | Huffington Post

starting with his choice for USDA Secretary, the pro-biotech former governor of Iowa, Tom Vilsack, President Obama has let Monsanto, Dupont and the other pesticide and genetic engineering companies know they’ll have plenty of friends and supporters within his administration. Continue reading…

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Monsanto Uses 5M a Year to Lobby Government to Make You Sick | Mercola.com

The Monsanto Company spent $1.4 million to lobby the federal government just in the first quarter of 2011, according to a recent disclosure report. That’s still less than the $2.5 million Monsanto spent in a single three month period only a year earlier.

The company primarily lobbied Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture concerning regulations that would affect genetically engineered crops such as the company’s Roundup Ready soybeans and alfalfa. Read more…

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