LFTB “The newest member of the transgender community” -Stephen Colbert

Lean Finely Textured Beef (LTFB), more commonly referred to as “Pink Slime” is gaining more attention from the public these days. New Jersey just put a ban on the ingredient in their school system. Good for them. LFTB - which I don’t think deserves to be narrowed down to an acronym; pink slime is way more fitting - is the ingredient put into ground beef to enhance the color, preserve the meat, and eliminate bacterias from the meat. It is made from the fatty trimmings of meat, which are susceptible to e. coli and salmonella. To make these portions safe to eat the fatty trimmings are sprayed with ammonia in order to kill the bacteria. The fatty trimmings are then mixed in with “regular” untreated ground beef and put on the shelves. And there you have your good ol’ American burger. How do you like those beef patties?

(Source: The New York Times)

Farmer Alan Madison fills a seed hopper with Monsanto hybrid seed corn near Arlington, Illinois, U.S. A group of organic and other growers say they’re concerned they’ll be sued by Monsanto if pollen from seeds like these drift onto their fields.
Click the photo to read more. Monsanto has won another lawsuit agains Organic farmers who were fighting against the company in order to prevent the giant corporation from being able to sue for patent infringement. 

Farmer Alan Madison fills a seed hopper with Monsanto hybrid seed corn near Arlington, Illinois, U.S. A group of organic and other growers say they’re concerned they’ll be sued by Monsanto if pollen from seeds like these drift onto their fields.

Click the photo to read more. Monsanto has won another lawsuit agains Organic farmers who were fighting against the company in order to prevent the giant corporation from being able to sue for patent infringement. 

annaverve:

Claim our food back. 

annaverve:

Claim our food back. 

deus—ex-machina:

Are you consuming Monsanto’s genetically engineered growth hormone known as rBGH? The synthetic hormone is created using molecules and DNA sequences that are a result of molecular cloning, which has been linked to breast and gastrointestinal cancer. Unfortunately, it is estimated that around 1/3 of cows in the United States are injected with this synthetic hormone, which means that you have most likely been highly exposed to rBGH if you live in the U.S. or have eaten U.S. dairy products.

RBGH is actually a synthetic version of natural bovine somatotropin (BST), a hormone produced in cows’ pituitary glands.

Monsanto was the first to create the recombinant version from genetically eningeered E. coli bacteria, releasing the result under the brand name “Posilac.” Since then, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, Elanco Animal Health, have acquired the Posilac brand. It is important to remember that Eli Lilly and Company are the makers of suicide-linked Prozac, who were able to cover up the 1980s research which found antidepressants to breed even more depression and suicidal thoughts.