On today’s program we were down a panel member, Ashley F. Brooks. However Mannie Barling and I were not deterred. We plowed on regardless! 🙂

On today’s menu of Political Food was Monsanto and its long political tentacles. It is said that money buys influence, but just how much? In the case of Monsanto, it is significant, and that influence extends across the world.

If they ever decide on a Corporate Song, I would suggest that they look at Madonna and Material Girl.

Some GMO’s kiss me, some GMO’s hug me
I think they’re o.k.
If they don’t give me proper Bt Toxins
I just walk away

They can gene and they can splice
But they can’t see the blight, that’s nice!
’cause the boy with the cold hard cash
Is always mister right, ’cause we are

Living in a GMO world
And I am a GMO girl
You know that we are living in a GMO world
And I am a GMO girl

I think it might be quite catchy on adverts.

However there may be chinks in the armor starting to appear. There is a law suit unfolding in Minnesota that could have very far reaching results. It does not involve GMO seeds, rather the use of pesticides that are blown by the wind during application. But, one has to wonder which pesticides are involved? Could it be Round-up?  What does seem to be clear is that this case involves a small Organic farmer against a much larger Corporate enterprise.

Also on the program was a discussion about various other GMO disasters unfolding around the world.

If you missed the live broadcast, you can listen to the recording here.

Simon Barrett

Mannie Barling and Ashley F. Brooks, R.N., are the authors of the award winning books – Arthritis, Inflammation, Gout, Crohn’s, IBD and IBS – How to Eliminate Pain and Extend your Life (Books and Authors 2010 Best Books in the Health, Diet & Reference Categories); Mannie’s Diet and Enzyme Formula – A Change of Lifestyle Diet Designed for Everyone (Blogger News Net 2010 Best Health And Nutrition Book Award winner) and It’s Not Your Fault – Weight Gain, Obesity and Food Addiction   available at HowToEliminatePain.com, Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and other booksellers around the world.

The authors latest book, The Food Revolution Papers – A Primer on What’s in Your Food, is due in bookstores in mid-September 2011.

Mannie Barling and Ashley F. Brooks are the co-hosts of Surviving the 21st Century with Simon Barrett on Saturdays at 10:00 A.M. PST/1:00 PM EST and THE FOOD REVOLUTION PAPERS, on Thursday mornings at 9:00 AM PST, 12:00 noon PST, found at http://www.bloggernews.net or Blog Talk Radio.  More than forty past shows on food and drugs are available at the iTunes Store as free downloads.

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