06 Apr '11, 7pm

#Monsanto

#Monsanto

Monsanto: See no evil, speak no evil in Iowa's factory farms. Speaking of Monsanto , it turns out they are playing a role in Iowa's proposed anti-whistleblower bill -- a bill focused primarily on agriculture. Should the bill pass, it will become illegal to produce undercover videos at various types of agricultural facilities (as well as to get a job at a facility with the express intent of producing a video). Sarah Damian of the Government Accountability Project, a "whistleblower advocacy organization," observes over at the Food Integrity Campaign's blog that Monsanto has been throwing lobbying dollars behind Iowa's effort to draw a steel curtain around food production. And not without reason: ... Monsanto has more facilities in Iowa than in any other state in the country , with more than 25 offices. The company is heavily invested in the bill's outcome because "crop opera...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/industrial-agriculture/2011-04-06-mo...

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